I got a great night’s rest after venturing to get (Buffalo) chicken wings at 1 a.m. with friends Lauren and Justin. The concert last night was a lot of fun. I got to meet the band, Broods after the show and even was given a drumstick! I shipped the drumstick home this morning, although I was honestly considering carrying it to Portland, OR.
Today is a short ride for me – but it’s one that puts me back on the plotted course and prepares me to meet up with Michael so that we can continue on together. It’s about a 25 mile ride from downtown Buffalo to Eden, NY – where I will be meeting up with Michael’s childhood friend, Elaine, and her husband Greg. Also, I get to see Michael’s dog Cooper for a few days!
Update: Great (short) ride today. The verdict is in: Buffalo has some of the best cyclepaths I’ve ever experienced. I started the day heading south, passing the General Mills factory where Cheerios are made. The whole area smells fantastically like cereal.
I continued south and was greeted with more paved cycle-ways for more than 5 miles outside of the city where they stopped after passing over some old canals.
I continued my route towards Eden when I remembered that I was National Donut Day (one of my personal favorite holidays). It was incredibly hard to find a Dunkin’ Donuts in Western NY, but there happened to be one only a few miles off the plotted course, so I routed towards it. Completely worth it.
Check out today’s Relive ride here.