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122.8 miles, 4,979 feet of climbing from Union Dale to Skaneateles

Humane Society Visit on the News

Posted by vohnjec on June 23, 2011

Check out our visit to the Humane Society in Binghamton

http://www.newschannel34.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=2578403

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Day Three is Done!

Posted by vohnjec on June 23, 2011

We made it to Mike’s house in Marcellus and the last segment was rain free. The ride took us past Otisco Lake.

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Once past the lake, it was a quick ride into Marcellus.

When we got to Mike’s, the first thing was to wash the bikes and then to shower so we could head to dinner.

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From Mike’s place we went to Daniel’s Grill for dinner.

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Our server was Chris and life was good pretty quickly.

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We also met up with the Beer Path Cycling Club which is made up of Mike’s buddies and mostly neighbors including Rich and Brian.

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They plan to ride with us tomorrow too so it should be a blast! Let’s hope the weather is better (but the forecast is not good…) until then…

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Visiting the Cortland County SPCA

Posted by vohnjec on June 23, 2011

After another downpour shortly after lunch as we rolled up towards Cortland, we arrived at the Cortland County SPCA.

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Thus may well be one of the nicest SPCAs around. We were met by Sandy who runs the place and the mascot Princess (Princess is posing with us below)

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As we were there, a dad (Rog Simpson) and his daughter Beth came by to visit with a dog named Chance.

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We did a nice tour and visited with the dogs and cats.

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As we prepared to leave, we noticed their adoption board and hope it keeps full all the time!

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From there we headed up to Marcellus and Skaneateles to end out 127 mile day!

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Lunch in Whitney Point

Posted by vohnjec on June 23, 2011

A few minutes after passing about 15 Southern Tier riders (2 of which stopped for a photo) and talking about how it would have been nice to eat lunch and ride with them a bit, we arrived at the Country Kitchen.

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To prove that the world is truly a small place, we met up with fellow WCCC rider Bob Voynow! Bob was up in the area for work and saw the Stillman Volvo and our WCCC jerseys!

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When we finally went in for lunch, Kris took care of us

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Our meal was delicious and the locals were very friendly.

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The other good news – the rain has stopped for now and though socks and shoes are still wet and drivetrains unhappy, we are still much happier!

Onto Cortland and their SPCA!

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Southern Tier on the Road

Posted by vohnjec on June 23, 2011

Pat and Larry from Southern Tier Bike Club were just coming back from their Wheels to Meals ride where they stopped at the Country Store for lunch. We will be there shortly!

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A Warm Welcome At the Humane Society in Binghamton

Posted by vohnjec on June 23, 2011

We arrived to great fanfare at the Humane Society in Binghamton. This shelter houses up to 40 dogs and 90 cats and today they were are full. They get hundreds of animals per year and keep the animals until they are adopted. With over 40 phone apps per day for abandoned animals, overpopulation and cruelty reports, they keep very busy and need your help.

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If you want to help, they can use food (Pedigree brand, please), Purina Cat Chow. They can also use cleaning supplies, blankets and towels, and office supplies. As always, donations by cash, check or online (see http://www.pedaling4paws.org for the link) are always appreciated. We’ll post more later.

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We were also met and interviewed by Jim Ehmke and his interns Haley Farrell and Jessica Mosier and once the story is broadcast we will share the link here!

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Day Three Starts Rainy

Posted by vohnjec on June 23, 2011

It’s hump day which for us means the longest day mileage wise but not the most climbing (that was yesterday).

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As you can hopefully see from the overcast, not a nice start. Though it may be tough to see, there are rain drops on the puddles and yes, it is raining.

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The fun news, the Vacation Inn has a family of cats and the kittens were out in the morning for a brief visit but left when no food was offered!

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Day 3 – The Quick Summary

Posted by vohnjec on June 20, 2011

Day Three includes 122.8 miles and 4,979 feet of climbing from Union Dale to Skaneateles/Marcellus area.  Once we start riding this route, we’ll be updating the blog roughly every two hours.

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