8/10 Star Lake to Lake Placid, NY - Day 8/10

The theme for today is: "onward to the Olympics".

The ride today was 72 miles to the town of the ’32 and ’80 Olympics, Lake Placid, NY. We started out by 7:30.

We’re getting very casual about our schedule lately. As a group we’re riding fairly quickly. If we were to just ride through without taking a lot of breaks, we would be in camp by noontime. Of course we didn’t come this far to just hang out at the end of the day. So by 9AM we stopped for coffee at the Stone Manor. The views today were huge green mountains. Maybe we haven’t seen mountains like these since Wyoming.

The picnic stop was a Tupper Lake. A radio controlled airplane competition was being held close by as we ate our lunch on the shore of the lake. We were back on the road by 12:20 heading toward Saranac Lake. We spent some time in Saranac Lake looking at some art by local artists. On the way out of town we hit an ice cream stand. Then it was the final ten miles into Lake Placid. Cycle America was staying at the fair grounds two miles from town. Many of the riders, myself included, decided to stay in town at the St Mortiz or the Northwoods Inn.

By time we go into town, it was still sunny about 78 degrees, just a perfect day!  Just enough time to do the laundry before heading out to a restaurant for dinner.


Men hard at work washing clothes....