My Travels

Note: I generally watch my page weight, minimizing crap so my site loads quickly and doesn't waste your bandwidth. But most of the travelogues have photos, and in this case, I haven't held back. Expect these pages to be very heavy with images, and to do them justice, they are best viewed on a large monitor, not a phone.

Bike Trips

New York State Meander (2021)
Exploring New York State by bicycle in 2021. ( 12280 words)
Pennsylvania Meander (2020)
Exploring Pennsylvania by bicycle in 2020. ( 12354 words)
New York State Loop (2019)
Exploring New York State by bicycle in 2019. ( 10760 words)
To Camp and Back [part 1]: A Perette Adventure (2018)
Perette's tales and photos of bicycling from Rochester, NY to Darlington, MD and back. ( 2739 words)
To Camp and Back [part 2]: A Perette Adventure (2018)
The second half of the adventure: returning from Darlington, MD to Rochester, NY via the Ashokan Reservoir and Adirondacks. ( 6578 words)
Bicycling the Delaware River, West Branch (2017)
Bicycling the Delaware River to the headwaters of the west branch. ( 2401 words)
The Great Niagara Circle Route (2016)
Traversing the Great Niagara Circle Route with my mom in 2016. ( 850 words)
The Niagara Peninsula: A failed adventure (2016)
Perette's aborted attempt to cycle to Manitoulin Island, but only getting to Kitchener-Waterloo. ( 2093 words)
Ottawa-Mont Laurier-Montreal Loop With Mom (2014)
Bicycling around Ontario and Quebec, from Ottawa to Mont Laurier to Montreal and around. ( 2751 words)
My First Walkabout: Catskills, Adirondacks and Canada (2013)
My first solo extended bicycle trip in 2013: from home to the Catskills, then home via the Adirondack Mountains and Canada. ( 3457 words)

Backpacking Trips

Middle Branch and Middle Settlement Lakes Hike (2019)
Perette and Paul's 3-day, 2-night hike to Middle Branch and Middle Settlement lakes near Thendara/Old Forge, NY. ( 556 words)
Backpacking the Appalachian Trail, New Jersey section (2017)
Backpacking the New Jersey section of the Appalachian Trail. ( 799 words)
Backpacking the Northville-Placid Trail, southern section (2011)
Backpacking the southern section of New York's Northville-Placid Trail. ( 3254 words)

Related stuff

How does one start bicycle touring?
How to get started bicycle touring, in whatever style applies to you. ( 1584 words)
Bicycle maintenance suggestions
Perette's advice for bicycle maintenance. ( 1248 words)
Why ride Recumbent?
Comfort, experience, maintainability, cost, portability, and mounting gear on recumbent bicycles. ( 1208 words)
Horizon to Roadster
Transitioning from the Haluzak Horizon to the Linear Roadster. ( 2406 words)
Adventure Slideshow
Slideshow of all my biking and hiking adventures. ( 51 words)