When we arrived back at Silver Lake from Toronto we had been off the bike for ten days and needed to train for the tour, which Don and Kathie Brumbaugh had organized for the following week. Wyoming County, where Silver Lake is located, has the most agriculture of any county in New York State. We found a number of scenic farm roads to use for our training, including a lot of climbing.
|Ross, Donna, Don, Hank, Carolyn, Kathie|
Saturday Don and Kathie picked us up at the lake cottage and drove to Mount Morris near Letchworth Park where we were joined by Ross and Donna Glascow. Sunday we did a loop ride back through Perry, entering Letchworth Park at the Castile entrance and riding through the park to Mount Morris. Letchworth is known as the Grand Canyon of the east and the temperature in the valley was in the mid 90s. We enjoyed a well deserve ice cream at the end of the ride. That evening we dined at the Glenn Iris, the estate home of the donor of much of Letchworth Park.
|Geneseo River, Letchworth Park|
|Barn Quilt, Leroy NY|
Monday we rode north to Brockport, a town on the Erie Canal near Rochester. Along the route we went through the town of Leroy, which is know for it’s barn quilts, quilt patterns painted on barns and other buildings. We passed maybe a dozen of the some 75 barn quilts in the Leroy and of course took pictures of each. We also took a number of photos in the historic town of Brockport.
|Erie Canal, Spencerport, NY|
Tuesday we did a lop ride through a number of canal towns west of Brockport. Carolyn and I missed a turn and enjoyed riding along the canal by ourselves until we caught up with the group.
|Pleasure Boat on Erie Canal|
|Canal Lantern Inn|
|Don and Kathie at RIT|
|Grave Stone for Susan B Anthony at Mount Hope Cemetery|
|View from Hills above Keuka Lake|
|Curtiss June Bug, First Plane to Fly 1 Kilometer|
|Antique Boats at Hammondsport on Keuka Lake|