The Pedalshift Project 205: The Erie Canal Trail Revisited – Part 2

Revisiting my never-released 2015 bike tour journal of the Erie Canal Trail through western and central NY with some perspective from 2020. In part two we kick off actual trail riding in my hometown of Fairport and ride through the heat to my college town of Syracuse, NY.

The Pedalshift Project 205: The Erie Canal Trail Revisited - Part 2

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Tour Journal: The Erie Canal Trail Revisited

Since bike touring adventures are on pause, but the desire to be on them isn’t, the Pedalshift Project is proud to dust off never-releases tour journals of past rides! For the next several weeks we’ll be revisiting my 2015 tour of the trail that started it all for me… the Erie Canal Bike Trail.
I’ll pop in from time to time to give a little 2020 perspective on the ride. I’m going to be listening to this for the first time in years, so in some ways it’ll be like riding it all over again.
In part 2 we actually get on the Erie Canal Trail, covering my ride from my hometown of Fairport, NY winding through my college town of Syracuse over a couple of sultry western and central NY days.

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