Saturday, August 4, 2018

Day 28 - Niagara Falls, CN to Waterloo, NY

Ride Stats:
Distance: 136.3 Miles
Climbing: 2,858 ft
Ride Time:  8:05
Temp:  65-88

Today was hot and muggy, and once again, we continued to dodge the rain.  A Thunderstorm developed as we were approaching our final SAG stop.  The wind shifted to the North and the temperature dropped.  But the storm moved just beyond us.  An incredible trend that has continued during this tour.  No rain storms yet.

We started the ride on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls shortly after sunrise.  The sunrise was partially obscured with mist from the Falls.  It took awhile waiting in line to clear US Customs and enter New York State.

After clearing customs, the ride started relatively flat with farm fields, then developed into rolling hills and more wooded areas as we approached the Finger Lakes region.  Our group of five riders road relatively strong all day, attacking the rollers with passion.  This was much better than we expected given the return to climbing.

Tomorrow will be a much tougher day with 8,500 feet of climbing.

I did not take any pictures today.  The area is attractive, but nothing really caught my eye.

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