2015-06-05 - NY - Day 9 - Newcomb to Old Forge
It started raining this morning, and I had a lot of fun cycling with various people. I rode with the new cyclist who joined us, Ken Ball, and route leader Emily Huber for the first time. Ken has owned and operated a Chick-fil-A in Cleveland for about ten years and seems to be pretty good at it, with a good chance of winning a car this year for his performance. Today was his first riding day and he would end up having a blast. Emily is usually a strong rider but felt tired today. She would later discover that her brakes were rubbing. We rode through rain through the Adirondack Mountains to reach our first rest stop, the Blue Mountain Lake. It was beautiful, the water clear. We were told you could see fifty feet down to the bottom and that the water is clean enough to drink.
It was a sweet rolling ride into the small but well-stocked town of Inlet. The Pedals and Petals shop was quite beautiful. I bought a cadence magnet here but have yet to install it. Catherine likewise bought a speed magnet here.
From Inlet, it was about fourteen miles to Old Forge and then another mile over bumpy under-construction roads to our campsite. It was a great day which everyone seemed to enjoy. It was about 65 miles and 4200 feet total elevation gain.