Bon Ton Roulet: Day 4

Day 4 was probably the very best day of riding. We rode 58 miles from Keuka to Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva.  The weather was as perfect as you can get, cool (for us) and a little breezy…weather that in Georgia would be nice-fall-weather. The ride included hills, but lots of long descents, which are so very fun! What you don’t want to see when cycling and approaching a long downhill is a sign that says “fresh oil, loose stone.” Fresh oil and loose stone are what we refer to in Georgia as “tar and gravel,” or in BRAG-terms “shake and bake,” and it is pretty tricky to ride on with road bike tires. Thankfully, we both made it to the bottom without incident!

Not a good sign!
Not a good sign!

Again, we saw beautiful, large lake homes and picturesque farms. We saw one farmer baling hay and then wrapping it in plastic for silage. We stopped, watched, and talked to him for a few minutes.

Pretty countryside!
Pretty countryside!
School house in the country
School house in the country
Rest stop at Middlesex Hose Company
Rest stop at Middlesex Hose Company

When going through Canandaigua, we stopped to ask a police officer where the best place was for lunch. He suggested the Gateway Grille and it was great!  If you’re in the area, we recommend it.

Steve at the Gateway Grille
Steve at the Gateway Grille

So, in the pictures below, you’ll see people’s bags waiting for pick-up. We camped in an open field at Hobart and William Smith. This was another two-night stop, which we were happy about. The college town and campus were nice.

Find your bag! What color ribbons did you tie to it?!!
Find your bag! What color ribbons did you tie to it?!!
Tent’s up! Whoo hoo! Shower time!!!

All of the Finger Lakes seem to have very steep banks, in the picture below, we were close to the side of the lake, but down below us was the college boat house and floating deck. Many lake houses are built on the sides, almost cliff style.

At Seneca Lake
At Seneca Lake

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