Friday, July 29, 2016

Heading North


While riding home from Potsdam in February, I passed through Lake Placid and was stunned by its beauty. I made a note to return to that place later and explore it.

I'm heading up tomorrow to spend the weekend there. Will see my friend Aimee and might also run into some biker-buddies since they'll be visiting too.

Lake Placid is a beautiful town in the Adirondacks, about five hours north of New York City. The Winter Olympics were held there twice, most famously in 1980. The Olympic structures still stand and you can visit them. In Winter, you can pay to ride a bobsled down the competition-run, operated of course by skilled bobsledders. Wouldn't that be fun? I want to try it someday.

To avoid traffic, I decided to ride up tomorrow instead of today. That was prescient since it's raining today and will be nice tomorrow. Nobody likes riding in the rain.

Have you ever visited Lake Placid?

18 comments:

  1. I haven't but I've wanted to.

    Now that the Canadian dollar has dropped so much against the US dollar it isn't likely I'll be visiting soon... so take loads of photos so I can visit it vicariously through you!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  2. Safe travels, m'friend!
    I NEED to visit New York ASAP. I've been to so many different places, but never New York. :(
    XO
    www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com

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  3. No, nobody likes riding in the rain... good call on delaying your journey! I've heard of Lake Placid, it's on my list for "one day". Enjoy your trip.

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    1. It will be a stop on your tour of the east coast. There's lots of fun places here you haven't seen yet. When you visit, I'll ride with you!

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  4. Enjoy the ride, I've not been there. Hopefully sunshine awaits for your excursion. <3

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  5. Wow, have a fantastic trip. I have many team mates from our triathlon team that have done ironman there. I've never been. So many beautiful places in the world to do. Safe travels on your motorbike!!

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    1. There's an ironman event this weekend there! When I read that, I thought of you.

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  6. Just googled images of Lake Placid. Looks like a beautiful place. Should be a nice weekend for you. I'll look forward to your photos and recap of your trip. :)

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  7. Safe travels, my friend, and enjoy your friends' company. It's the best thing, isn't it? xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  8. No, I've never been! Hope you have a wonderful time and can't wait to hear about your trip and see your photos! XOXO

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  9. I've not been to America at all!! My husband is off to Central America in the morning but I am sadly not!!!

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    1. Come visit, Kezzie! I'll show you around.

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  10. Wishing you a fun filled, safe, wonderful trip to this gorgeous corner of the world.

    ♥ Jessica

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  11. Oh this sounds like a nice long weekend trip for New Yorkers to consider. Thanks for the heads up on this.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. New Yorkers just have to head north. The only question is how far. I passed the Catskills, Hudson, Lake George... the list goes on and on.

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  12. I have never been, there are so many places in this country I have not seen! Time to travel! If only my back would agree!
    Enjoy!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

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