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Welcome to New York

2011-08-26

tl;dr: I'm in New York now. The roads are busy. Ithica is polluted.

I pulled into Tioga PA looking for breakfast. I certainly didn't see the local diner as it was well disguised as just some building. But I smelled bacon. That was enough.

New York has two kinds of roads: there are pleasant back roads that nobody drives on, and there are ultra-busy truck routes. The latter all have six- or eight-foot shoulders, so they aren't too lethal. All in all it was a pretty boring day on busy roads between scuzzy towns.

Ithica sat below a blue haze that (literally) left a bad taste in my mouth. I suspect the wind, which was out of the north, was gathering up every bit of pollution along Cayuga Lake and herding it down to Ithica.

I helped a kid from Cornell with flat tire. He had taken his (very nice) racing bike out for a spin and got snake bites on his rear tire. The poor kid didn't even know how to take his tire off, let alone have the tools to fix it. My spare tube was a bit oversized for his racer, but got the job done.

I camped at the corner of another field. Tonight instead of deer there are seagulls.











Cayuga Lake



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