Brandon races bikes and has a personal trainer and nutritionist working with him, figured out that I was not eating properly. He had me buying a protein drink twice a day and that fixed everything. Once I began doing that I could ride for hours on end. Not fast, mind you, but my endurance returned.
We were following the PTNY bike tour arrows and itinerary for this ride. They made today a short 39 mile ride to Syracuse, NY. Followed by a 63 mile ride to Rome the next day. We wanted to do more miles and set our goal to Canasota, and additional 40 miles. What we didn’t realize that Syracuse was hills, hills and more hills, I had probably the worse day riding in my life. Actually, every day was pretty bad. I was running out of energy by mid afternoon. The final 20 miles was brutal.
Today we met others on tour. Tim was riding around Lake Ontario. His goal was to circumnavigate all five Great Lakes. Later on we met a trio of woman, a mother and two daughters riding from Ithaca to Buffalo.
We had dinner at a local pub and got the best chicken wings evah. Mike the bartender was a riot and was a spitting image of Steve Wilcos. I told him these were much better than any wings we had in Buffalo. Buffalo wings were once the best, but over time, others have perfected the recipe. BTW these were garlic parmigiana.