So here we are, Boston. End of the trip. Sad face emoticon.
My pony is making strange noises, missing a rear spoke, and the gear cable snapped 6 miles before the end. My bags are still in one piece but falling apart from all the abuse I’ve put them through. My sleeping bag smells like dead dogs and my tent is rank. I’m somehow getting fat, have developed a serious caffeine addiction, and am starting to say ‘restroom’ and mispronouncing ‘route’. Lance is having trouble accepting it, but it’s time to for me to get off the saddle.
It’s been an epic trip, I’ve absolutely loved it. Cheers to anyone who read any of this, hope you liked some of the pictures too. Anyone who signed up to the emails, sorry for the irregular bombardments – but thanks for taking an interest. Enormous thanks too to everyone I met and helped me along the way, some extremely generous people out there; the US has been incredible and most kind.
I’m now looking forward to coming home, seeing family and friends, and not having to put cream on my bum in the mornings. I’m sticking with the fanny pack though.
Take care and mucho love
Late start today. Camera has stopped working as it has some condensation in it so Lance has had to put up with me moaning about not being able to take pictures. The canal trail is pretty muddy from yesterday, had a pretty spectacular fall off the bike.
Cheers to Michael for the hospitality in Fultonville.
A miserable cold, wet, and muddy day so checked into a hotel and bought whole roast chicken. Lance got pretty excited watching the new Mad Max film for the second time.
Still on the Erie Canal Trail, easy riding.
Cycled up to Lockport and jumped on the Erie Canal Trail which the Northern Tier route also follows on section 10. Pretty easy riding on the trail and some nice towns dotted along the way. Brockport made a nice stop.
Chicken wings at Duffs, beef on weck at Charlie’s, supermarket shopping at Wegmans, Niagara Falls, and best of all visiting the Klubes. Buffalo, it’s been great.
Cheers Jamie, massive thanks to you and your parents for these last few days – a treat and v much appreciated.