Day 8: Syracuse, NY to Baldwinsville, NY

Some campers eh? Looks like a morgue. Well we all slept well and could move into what was to be day of rest and doing some errands. Per just cannot get comfortable on his beautiful new Brooks Cambium C17 saddle. He has decided to seek out a replacement. We even got to do some laundry in the tub at the motel. Things were starting to smell after a week into the trip. We found Syracuse Bicycles as a potential source for a saddle for Per. We were met with super friendly and competent people. One of their employees measured out Per’s precious behind and found that he has rather wide sitbones which requires a wide saddle for comfort. Here are some of the mechanics. See how working with bikes simply cannot make you grumpy! After having spent a good 3 hrs, we took off. I ended up changing out my creaky Ultegra bottom bracket after only some 500 miles. Not good enough if you ask me. Definately thinking of going back to square taper bottom brackets from SKF after this new crank wears out. Roar bought a Garmin bike GPS and Per got his new seat put on. Hopefully it proves itself helpful for his ailments.  

After all this action we were ready for food, our first and also only meal of the day. Afterwards we rode up to Baldwinsville and set camp at Lock 24. A quick phonecall to Janek, our friend from Lock 14 made us certain we could tent as this lock. Thanx Janek for being simply such a good guy! Some daily catches of words of wisdom found throughout the day.    Per is happy to call it a day after a modest 30 miles of riding. His sitbones needs to time to heal.     Sun set beautifully over the canal this night. A nightcap of warm drink. A good day regardless of the modest output in terms of mileage. We got some technical issues sorted out. Tomorrows goal is Palmyra or Rochester, NY. See you there!

2 thoughts on “Day 8: Syracuse, NY to Baldwinsville, NY

  1. Hei Ole. Vi leser din blogg hver dag. Det er spennende å følge med deg på din reise. Her i Våler er det kjølig sommervær. 1. uke i Juni rives tillbygget mot nord. Vi er friske. Karen har blitt kjent med en gutt som jobber på Våler Vekst. Kun venn sier hun og smiler. Andreas har sin siste eksamen dette semesteret 2.juni. Virker i godt humør og ønsker å gjøre det bra på denne eksamen. Pratet med mamma igår. Hun var sliten igår. Så det ble ikke besøk. Jan er hjemme nå. God tur videre. Klem fra søster

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  2. God kveld Ole Christian:)

    Sikkelig luksus – tre gutter i myke senger:)
    Likte din post med Prostata Brothers:)
    Var ikke klart over at du må/skal/vil være tilbake i Boston innen 4.july… dette blir jo en sikkelig race!
    Hvorfor så mye hast? Da har du jo kun litt mer over 30dager igjen?

    Ønsker dere en god tur – may the sun shine on you, may the wind give you a lift, may people along the way treat you good, may you meet SMILE, may you enjoy the colors of the rainbow and always remember: There is always a sunset – somewhere on this planet!

    Warm hug fra CL

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