I woke up this morning fully clothed, lying face down on top of the bed with all the lights still on. I think it’s safe to say that I’m a bit behind on sleep…
The ride today was good for the most part, but unfortunately I was wet for the majority as it rained for the first half hour of riding. It started raining less than two minutes after I left and I was instantly soaked, meaning my feet were squelching for the following 5 hours. The upshot of this was that the promenade overlooking Niagara Falls was completely deserted!
After crossing the border, I popped into ‘Tom’s Pro Bike’ store to buy some spokes. Fantastic shop and service, and I thoroughly recommend to anyone around Buffalo. They also gave my gears a quick once-over and they’re now shifting as well as when I left London.
Despite the early rain, the weather was generally good and I had a cross-tailwind for the latter half of the day which made things more straightforward.
I don’t have masses more to say except that I owe a huge thank you to Jim and Sue for putting me up for the night and giving me the best meal I’ve had in America!
4 days to go…
Distance: 107.6miles / 173.1km
Riding Time: 7:12:42
Av. Speed: 14.9mph / 23.9kph
P.S: Kelly – you’re missing out on the food front…