Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Arrival at Fort Drum

We got off to a great start today, before we even left the hotel. Tom was talking to our waitress Paulette during breakfast about our ride, and before we knew it, she gave us a very generous donation! Thank you Paulette!!

Then we were off to meet our escort up to Fort Drum (all 285 miles of it). And of course, what better place to meet than back at OCC :)
Oh and big news - RideCam is working great!! We won't be doing too much riding on Wednesday, but folks told us that it was up almost all day today. Yay!!

We tried to shmooze our way in to meet the Teutal's, but it wasn't happening. Each of us did score an autographed picture though.

At our first gas stop on the way to Ft Drum, disaster nearly struck. Kris' key was jammed and could not turn. Based on the remoteness of our location, the nearest locksmith was many hours away (if not days). Fortunately, after about 10 minutes and several of the guys messing with it, we got it to turn. Needless to say, that was huge!

Next stop was the Grist Mill restaurant in Parish, NY fpr lunch. There we were met by a huge group of PGR to escort us up to Fort Drum. Our convoy was now approaching 20 bikes! Many thanks guys!

We have arrived!! 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY. Time to check in and get ready for dinner.

Patrick McGuire treated us to a great time (and meal) at Coleman's Corner. Maren took great care of us too! Thanks Patrick!!

It's late now (what else is new), and tomorrow is the big day. See you then.