Well, the projected distance was slightly over estimated so the total mileage for the day was 94 miles. Still far more than I’ve ever biked before. Felt OK for the most part, although my feet and butt are paying for it.
The route started in New York, then briefly through Pennsylvania and then into Ohio, all along Lake Erie. We passed houses that varied from being incredibly opulent to trailer homes, many of which I’m sure are only used in the summer. In Pennsylvania, we passed through the centers of a number of Rust Belt communities including Erie and Ashtabula. Very reminiscent of my previous home, Syracuse New York, where the outskirts are doing well but the center city is a manufacturing shell.
Tomorrow we bike to Cleveland where we stay an extra night and have a service project scheduled.