Day 6

Wed 8th Aug 2012

  • Start Time6:14
  • Finish Time17:25
  • Time Spent Moving4:24
  • Miles Done43

So today I woke up at 6am in my car park spot and already there were commuters waiting for their bus. I quickly packed my tent down and was on my way in about 10 minutes.

I crossed the busy main road I was camped by and was riding on small rural roads for about 5 miles. It was after an hour or so of riding that I realised I didn't have my gloves - I must of left them at the car park, I was not very happy about that but I was not prepared to go back for them.

I was then riding along side the main I95 interstate up and over a large bridge and in to Norwalk. In Norwalk, waiting at some lights, 3 other cyclists all geared up stopped next to me. They too were heading for San Fransisco but were going a lot quicker than I was as they had started only the Sunday before. They were taking a more southerly route then me so we wished each other good luck and they were off.

I was mainly following the old Boston Post road for the rest of the day taking me through Stamford, Greenwich and Chester. It was at Chester that I crossed into New York State without realising it. I completely missed the state sign so was a little annoyed as I wanted to get a photo of the welcome sign of each state I was passing through.

Not too far into New York State, at a town called Rye, I noticed an alarming rattle coming from the front of my bike. I stopped and realised a couple of bolts on my little dynamo were coming lose. I took it off and realised they were the only size of bolt I didn't have a tool for - so I took it off and stuck it in my pannier for repair later when I could find someone with the right size allen key.

I was soon into New Rochelle where I was pleasantly surprised, I was kind of expecting a town that was going to be just a commuter town for New York but it turned out to have a nice independant kind of feeling and a pleasant town center. I stopped for a while taking in the fact I was now into my fourth state and was actually making some progress in my trip.

I moved on and was soon into Pelham Manor which was a very posh area. I stopped at a small beach where there was a lady 'on guard' at the entrance. She explained that it was a residents only beach but was very helpful in guiding me along the coast to where I might find somewhere to stay. Just after Pelham Manor I joined a greenway - a posh name for a bike path - that took me to Pelham Bay. I stopped at Orchard beach where it was very busy with a lot of people enjoying themselves by the sea. I moved on and went over a small bridge to City Island. Going back over the bridge and going up the road I noticed a small track going into a wooded area. I waiting until there was no traffic and hurried up the track. I stopped about 300 yards and found a small clearing where it was perfect to set up the tent. While setting up the tent I had a visitor in the form of a small deer, It didn't seem to mind me being there and didn't mind the shooting going on, I think there was a firing range close by as I could just about hear some instructor giving tuition.

I had some dinner of beef stew and settled down for the evening. I had the sound of airplanes going over until 1am, I guessed I was under the flight path of one of New York's airports.

After today I had done more than 250 miles into the trip, not much but a small milestone!

PackingTue 31st Jul 2012
Day 1Fri 3rd Aug 2012
Day 2Sat 4th Aug 2012
Day 3Sun 5th Aug 2012
Day 4Mon 6th Aug 2012
Day 5Tue 7th Aug 2012
Day 6Wed 8th Aug 2012
Day 7Thu 9th Aug 2012
Day 8Fri 10th Aug 2012
Day 9Sat 11th Aug 2012
Day 10Sun 12th Aug 2012
Day 11Mon 13th Aug 2012
Day 12Tue 14th Aug 2012
Day 13Wed 15th Aug 2012
Day 14Thu 16th Aug 2012
Day 15Fri 17th Aug 2012
Day 16Sat 18th Aug 2012
Day 17Sun 19th Aug 2012
Day 18Mon 20th Aug 2012
Day 19Tue 21st Aug 2012
Day 20Wed 22nd Aug 2012
Day 21Thu 23rd Aug 2012
Day 22Fri 24th Aug 2012
Day 23Sat 25th Aug 2012
Day 24Sun 26th Aug 2012
Day 25Mon 27th Aug 2012
Day 26Tue 28th Aug 2012
Day 27Wed 29th Aug 2012
Day 28Thu 30th Aug 2012
Day 29Fri 31st Aug 2012
Day 30Sat 1st Sep 2012
Day 31Sun 2nd Sep 2012
Day 32Mon 3rd Sep 2012
Day 33Tue 4th Sep 2012
Day 34Wed 5th Sep 2012
Day 35Thu 6th Sep 2012
Day 36Fri 7th Sep 2012
Day 37Sat 8th Sep 2012
Day 38Sun 9th Sep 2012
Day 39Mon 10th Sep 2012
Day 40Tue 11th Sep 2012
Day 41Wed 12th Sep 2012
Day 42Thu 13th Sep 2012
Day 43Fri 14th Sep 2012
Day 44Sat 15th Sep 2012
Day 45Sun 16th Sep 2012
Day 46Mon 17th Sep 2012
Day 47Tue 18th Sep 2012
Day 47Tue 18th Sep 2012
Day 48Wed 19th Sep 2012
Day 49Thu 20th Sep 2012
Route 66Fri 21st Sep 2012
Day 50Fri 21st Sep 2012
Day 51Sat 22nd Sep 2012
Day 52Sun 23rd Sep 2012
Day 53Mon 24th Sep 2012
Day 54Tue 25th Sep 2012
Day 55Wed 26th Sep 2012
Day 56Thu 27th Sep 2012
Day 57Fri 28th Sep 2012
Day 58Sat 29th Sep 2012
Day 59Sun 30th Sep 2012
Day 60Mon 1st Oct 2012
Day 61Tue 2nd Oct 2012
Day 62Wed 3rd Oct 2012
Day 63Thu 4th Oct 2012
Day 64Fri 5th Oct 2012
Day 65Sat 6th Oct 2012
Day 66Sun 7th Oct 2012
Day 67Mon 8th Oct 2012
Day 68Tue 9th Oct 2012
Day 69Wed 10th Oct 2012
Day 70Thu 11th Oct 2012
Day 71Fri 12th Oct 2012
Day 72Sat 13th Oct 2012
Day 73Sun 14th Oct 2012
Day 74Mon 15th Oct 2012
Day 75Tue 16th Oct 2012
Day 76Wed 17th Oct 2012
Day 77Thu 18th Oct 2012
Day 78Fri 19th Oct 2012
Day 79Sat 20th Oct 2012
Day 80Sun 21st Oct 2012
Day 81Mon 22nd Oct 2012
Day 82Tue 23rd Oct 2012
Day 83Wed 24th Oct 2012
Day 84Thu 25th Oct 2012
Day 85Fri 26th Oct 2012
Day 86Sat 27th Oct 2012
Day 87Sun 28th Oct 2012
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