Saturday, July 26, 2008
Bon Ton Roulet, Day 3 - Seneca Falls to Canandaigua
Route for day 3 started in Seneca Falls to Geneva, then south along Seneca Lake and north toward Canandaigua which is the northern town on Canandaigua Lake. Over 2,000 feet of climbing today. The route on day 3 left Seneca Falls along River Street. Entering the town of Geneva which is at the northern end of Seneca Lake. I guess even cyclists have to stop for road work. The Fox Run Vinyards was a welcomed site at mile 21 - great cafe. Many old homes en route were in great need of repair. This one looked like the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland. These are our favorite rides-downhill. Check out the climb at the other end, though. A different kind of road sign. Guess who will be invited for Thanksgiving Dinner? About 3 and a half hours into the ride, thunder and lightning and a downpour. We took shelter under a tree near a house until the rain let up just a bit. We then rode about 4 miles to the rest stop which was at a school. Riding in a rainstorm was very unsettling. No, we were not going to school in Gorham. We were waiting out a thunderstorm, even some hail was reported by some bikers. Everyone was soaked, but glad to be in a warm shelter with snacks. After an hour and a half of rain delay, the sun came out, and it was smooth riding 15 miles to Canandaigua. The "lake" in the background was not there before the rain.