Gail and I decided on a local trip by bike this summer, one that would take us along Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence Seaway and 1000 Islands, and then turn south and pass through the High Peaks of the Adirondacks where we could do some hiking too. On paper, or the google map I created, it was 420 miles, though that didn’t figure in side trips, getting lost and spontaneous changes to the itinerary. We ended up riding 500 miles.
Ha ha, bet you thought I meant bicycles when I wrote “bike.” The quad was a great way to go.
As we’ve done before, we started by taking a TCAT bus out of Ithaca to make the first day a little shorter with less climbing. The bus was almost a half hour late due to a flat tire which we took as a bad omen, but we didn’t get any flats on the whole trip. We had a great time, saw some really interesting sites, saw old friends and made new ones. Each of us had a close call with a collision, Gail almost collided with a lawnmower and I had a van turn right when I was going straight. No harm ensued and we made it home happy and enriched by the experience once again.