231 miles in two days: Central PA to Central NY by bicycle

I did it! I’ve been training and planning this bike trip for a loooooong time, so I’m super pleased to announce that I successfully rode my bicycle 231 miles in just two days, from central PA to central NY. The destination was carefully selected as…that’s the friend who was willing to give me a ride home! Also, this:

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MY PUPPY LOVE!

I rode 122 miles on the first day, spending some time on the Pine Creek Rail trail to cut through the Grand Canyon of PA, and then camped near the border overnight at a lovely little campground called Ive’s Run. Here are some photos! (I could only carry my kit lens, 25-50 mm, because of weight, so I don’t have any great shots!)

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Off highway 414
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biking across PA
biking across PA
Pine Creek
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biking across PA
Just me and Ghost! (Those bags are heavier than I thought they would be haha)
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biking across PA
biking across PA
biking across PA
Rattlesnake going under a rock!
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Hiding
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Pine Creek Rail Trail
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biking across PA
biking across PA
I startled a thread-waisted wasp into dropping her snack, so I tried to wait and get a photo of her picking it up again
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biking across PA
biking across PA
biking across PA
biking across PA
I was actually trying to photograph the bird in this sumac, but with a short lens it was pretty impossible haha
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Mama and baby deer
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The mama wasn’t too worried about me
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But the baby got spooked by Ghost!
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Mama chillin and eating some grass
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Baby levitating
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And disappearing
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biking across PA
I took this with a 25-50! That’s how close she let me get!
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Racoon looking for crayfish (I suspect)
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Can you spot the racoon in this photo? haha
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biking across PA
Grand Canyon of PA
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biking across PA
Osprey over an abandoned highway
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Surprisingly not bad for such a short lens
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biking across PA
biking across PA
biking across PA
biking across PA
Osprey in the distance
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biking across PA
biking across PA
I was trying to follow an abandoned highway to the campground but it ended up being a mistake because it dead ended…I crashed my way up a steep hill through the weeds to these train tracks…
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Where there was another osprey nest
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And I accidentally found myself 25 ft above the road I needed to be on (oops)
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But I made it! And I was rewarded with a beautiful sunset and a jump in the lake

This is a lot of photos, so I’ll have to continue this post tomorrow!

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9 thoughts on “231 miles in two days: Central PA to Central NY by bicycle

  1. wow! Amazing feat! Pun intended… Gorgeous shots, cant believe you saw a rattlesnake, its so dark colored too, I love the abandonded highway, cant wait to see more!

  2. Pingback: 2016 stats – 4,540 miles | standingoutinmyfield

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