On the morning of Sunday, May 29, we drove from the Airbnb in Scipio Center NY that we were renting for the week of May 25 through June 1 to Jordan NY, a distance of approximately 19 miles. Our destination was the Erie Canalway Trail. We rode only a small portion of the trail, Jordan to Camillus.
A little farther along the trail we came across a garden. The garden is the Bryan M. Place Memorial.
Who is Bryan M Place? Bryan died in January 2010, when he was 39 years old. He was a well known financial expert. His interests included coaching youth sports, reading, downhill skiing, and long distance running.
The pier leaned A LOT to the right. I took a couple steps forward on the deck, took this picture, and immediately turned around to walk off the deck!
We soon arrived at the Camillus Erie Canal Park.
A man and woman who had passed by us at the Jordan trailhead, as we were unloading our bicycles, were eating lunch at this pavilion as well. They were in for the long haul. This day they had started out in Niagara Falls and were riding to Syracuse, or beyond, before calling it a night. They had camping gear, or they stayed in a hotel on rainy nights.
After lunch we rode to the Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct, approximately 1 mile farther east on the trail.
After seeing the aqueduct, we rode back to the pavilion where we had eaten lunch. At this point I had ridden 12 miles. The most bicycle miles that I had ridden so far this year was 8.37 miles earlier in May. I decided I had done enough riding for the day. My legs were very tired. My knee; however, was not hurting (yay!). I thought it best to stop before the pain started. Bob rode his bicycle back to our car, while I stayed at the park. I spent part of my time at a picnic table in the pavilion where we ate lunch. The rest of the time I sat at a bench alongside the Erie Canalway Trail.
It was really cool, when a tour boat went by where I was sitting!
This is a video that Bob took with our GoPro7 camera during our bicycle ride.
Bob left Camillus Erie Canal Park around 12:50 pm, and he returned with the car at approximately 2:30 pm. Upon his return, we visited Sims’ Canal Store Museum.
Will we ride on the Erie Canalway Trail again? We hope so! No plans have been made to do so, though, in the immediate future.