There is a wonderful rhythm to the day when you’re cycle touring. You get quite efficient at packing your panniers in the morning. Then, after a bit of breakfast, you are off for a new place with adventures in between. There is always something to see, explore and/or photograph.
People see the bikes and panniers and ask “How far are you going?”
“Canajoharie by tonight and Albany by Tuesday” you reply
By late afternoon, you find where you’ll stay for the night. You clean up and walk or cycle (no cars on this trip) to a local restaurant for some good food and a beer or two. Then after riding all day, the sleep comes easy. The next day, you repeat with new people, places and adventures.