Buffalo to Lake Erie State Park 70 Miles


Buffalo Tours Hostel made coffee and oatmeal for anyone that wanted it.  Oatmeal is not one of my favorite things, but I did eat a small bowl, which turned out to be a good thing.

A large group of about 10 riders took off together.  We weaved our way out of downtown Buffalo and weaving is the correct word.  We had to stop several times to regroup because of stop lights and heavy traffic.  Ed and to play traffic cop at one intersection to get us all through together.  The people in cars by in large were understanding.  It took about an hour to clear Buffalo.

Once we cleared Buffalo, we came to the first McDonalds today. It was over 10 miles into our ride and where Ed and I stopped for a real breakfast.  I was extremely hungry by this time.  This delay would come back to haunt me later in the day.

Ed was trying to get to Dunkirk to meet some people from Purina, the company Ed used to work for.  Purina planned a luncheon and little get together for him.  With that in mind we pushed on but I finally had to tell Ed I needed to eat because I had bonked.   Ed got something small and continued.  I got a large Stromboli but I was hurting so much that the calories really didn’t help much.

Lake Erie State Park didn’t have any food facilities, so I stopped at Dunkirk to get something to eat and also something for tomorrow’s breakfast.

Once I got in I took a shower and was in bed by 7:00 p.m.

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