Owasco Lake Ride map
Owasco Lake Ride profile
Andy Godell (red) and Jamie Gartenberg getting geared up to start the ride.
It was about 14F when we started. Ouch!
This is Bill Fischer from Elmira. He is the current president of Big Horn Velo.
First miles: Ithaca Recreation Way.
The fields were covered in frost. Little climb on Freese Rd.
Fall Creek viewed from Lower Creek Rd.
A common occurence. I drop back to take pictures.
Our first stop at the Tim Horton's inside the Tops at Cortland.
Are we riding shopping carts?
Bill had to collect some stray carts.
Cold Brook Rd, East Scott.
Bill just after turning on Willowdale Rd in Spafford.
Many of the homes were abandoned. Why I ask?
Willowdale Rd. A descent awaited us.
The first view of Otisco Lake.
Many dogs chased us on Willowdale Rd. This one had just had some fun when he noticed there was still another cyciist to harass.
Jamie on his brand new Independent Fabrication.
Moving along Willowdale Rd.
Another abandoned home. Ugly yet beautiful.
The ends of the lake were covered with a thin sheet of ice.
Oh yes, time to descend!
Arriving in Marietta
Not sure what is so special about this.
A small dam.
House on the lake.
Why do you think I carry that seatpost trunk?
Now on the other side of the lake, Otisco Valley Rd.
The day was beautiful at this time.
Ducks on US 11. I believe this is Goodale Lake.
They weren't very pleased with our presence.
A horse grazing on Health Camp Rd, Loring Crossing.
Followed by Jamie and Bill.
Our stop in Cortland,The Deli Downtown. What you see on my plate is a Tuscan Chicken grilled panini. Oh, so delicious.
Leaving Cortland on Main St.
Page Green Rd, Cortland.
Jamie arriving at the intersection with SR 392.
There he is!
Followed by Bill.
Sheep on Harford Slaterville Rd.
Mini Mart in Slaterville. 100 miles, 25 to go! Bill skipped the last section.
Enjoying a well deserved 99 cent ice cream sandwich.
On the top of Grove School Rd (Bald Hill)
Jamie after descending Bald Hill Rd. His hands are levitating over the handlebars.
Andy reaching the top of the East Miller Rd climb.
Arriving in Ithaca, Spencer St.
Jamie and Andy going up Cascadilla.
Andy arrives at the top.
And Jamie follows.
Yay! We made it.
Celebration picture. Actually, we did the route in a car and got on our bikes to take pictures. :)
Andy and his sponsor.
Yeah, I'm not going to lie. I'm tired. Taking all these pictures is consuming!