It feels as if a lot of things have come full circle. I remember my day out on the train from San Francisco before I set off. And now here I am, riding along the Hudson River on the Amtrak ‘Lake Shore Ltd’ route. It’s very scenic, but it’s very wet weather. There have been thunderstorms over New Jersey and New York today. Staten Island has had flash floods. Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday I rode nearly 45 miles north to Central Park, south over the Brooklyn Bridge, and down to the ocean at Coney Island. It was an amazing way to see the city. I was conscious I didn’t want to spend my only free day here doing all the tourist traps. And it’s fantastic being in a big city without needing taxis, trains, buses, and all the hassle of the crowds. Read the rest of this entry »
Morristown NJ to New York NY
I’ve made it to New York! I can’t find words for how it felt to get to the sea. A strange mix of overwhelming achievement and elation, combined with intense sadness for what’s missing. That’s a lot to have in your head.
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Wind Gap to Morristown, New Jersey
Almost in my last state. I crossed into New Jersey this morning. I’m so near to New York I could have got there today. But it will be busy and urban so I wanted to make it a short, easy ride into the city. Read the rest of this entry »
Bloomsburg to Wind Gap
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Well really, this is a bit silly. I’m trying to cycle fewer miles each day and not doing it very well. What was supposed to be a 60ish mile day ended at nearly 80 and I barely arrived any earlier than yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »
State College to Bloomsburg
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My knees are sore, and after only one day back on the bike, the saddle is as uncomfortable as it was before my week off. But I’ve been buoyed by the beautiful scenery. And I’m getting so close to New York I actually need not to go too far tomorrow in case I get too close. I’ve booked a hotel for Tuesday and there’s no point turning up Monday! Read the rest of this entry »
Kittanning to State College
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Dan drove me back to Kittanning, Pennsylvania last night. It’s a four hour drive and he’s very kindly done the round trip twice now. It’s made a big difference compared to having to restart from Columbus.