May 20: Hudson Valley

Submitted by Ben on Wed, 05/20/2015 - 13:11

[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo Group on May 20, 2005]
Greetings from Whitehall, New York, where the Hudson River valley becomes the Lake Champlain valley. I was planning to wait to write until my last day in the US, but I have time now and won't then, so...

I left New Jersey on Thursday the 12th and saw a little bit of the Catskills. The rocks are really beautiful: lots of gneiss and schist. I crossed the Appalachian Trail on Friday at the Bear Mountain bridge.

May 11: Adventures in New Jersey

Submitted by Ben on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 08:18

[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo Group on May 11, 2005]
It's my last night in New Jersey! If you've looked at my photos since my last message, you have a pretty good idea of what I've been up to, but here's a brief rundown:

I stayed in Montclair with Uncle Dave longer than I'd originally intended because my friend in Poughkeepsie isn't available to see me until this Saturday, and because he was willing to put up with me. ;-) I've made myself useful around the house.

April 29: Pennsylvaniadventures

Submitted by Ben on Wed, 04/29/2015 - 08:13

[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo Group on April 29, 2005]

Hi, folks! I'm back in Philadelphia, staying at my nephew's grandparents' (Jay and Elsa's) house. I hope to get back in shape (and see some sights around Philly) before I venture into the Garden State!

You already know most of what I was up to in Pittsburgh from the photos I posted [CMU Spring Carnival, nephew Nicholas's Christening, dedication of the Squirrel Hill Library], but here are a few other reflections...

April 14: Philadelphia

Submitted by Ben on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 08:37

[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo Group on April 14, 2005]
What a beautiful week of weather! I don't know when I've ever experienced seven days of perfect bicycling weather in a row. Unfortunately I wasn't able to appreciate the first five because I was sick, but I was dimly aware that I would otherwise have been appreciative!

Virginia

Submitted by Ben on Fri, 03/27/2015 - 09:30

[posted to the Wheeled Migration Yahoo group on March 27, 2005]
Happy Easter! Just a quick update since I have Internet access tonight.

Friday's plan was simple enough: I would bike from Durham to a shopping center on the near side of Raleigh, meet my sister's childhood friend Amber for lunch at 11, and then ride north to Falls Lake Recreation Area in the afternoon. But about a mile from the rendezvous, I got a flat on my left trailer tire -- the first one it's had in the whole trip.