Today was shorter than the 90 plus mile distances of the past two days, only 77 miles, so we had some time to stop and play a bit.
Up to the 25 mile mark we had a bit of climbing to do. First part of the ride heading East, then turning and heading North.
In the town of Skaneatales (pronounced skinny atlas) we found a small bakery slight off the route where we stopped at 9:45. We must have been there for close to 45 minutes before we headed off again. The coffee shops have really been the last couple of days.
The lunch stop today was at the 48 mile mark. We arrived at 11:45. When we arrive at the lunch stop, we're required to cross off our names from the list of riders. We start so late and take so many breaks, that often we are close to the last to arrive. Today the stop was along the Erie canal, in the town of Baldwinsville near one of the canal locks.
The later part of the ride started to heat up and at that point the ride starts to drag on a bit. A water stop was at the 60 mile mark, just 17 more miles to the end. Then we road through the town of Fulton, making a number of twisty turns. On the far side of Fulton, a couple of garage mechanics directed us to an Ice Cream stop called; "Sweep Inspirations". A 50's themed ice cream stop. I ordered a regular size cone and got a triple scoop cone!!!
Following that stop, it was about a bit more than 10 miles to town, finally arriving at 3:15.