This morning our alarm woke us up at 6am. We hoped getting up early would give a couple of colder hours of cycling during the morning. When we exited the tent water still dropped from the surrounding trees and the lake was covered with thick fog. However as we took down the tents and loaded the gear onto our bikes, the fog vanished and some first sun-rays showed that weather was changing again.
July 25th 2016New JerseyJersey City to High Point SP Distance: 109.3km
Today we started out with our first real day of cycling. We left our host, heading north-west to the Niagara Falls as the next destination on our tour. In the morning the temperature was still fine, therefore we struggled with the heavy traffic in the New York area. Many roads had as much as four lanes in one direction, bridges we had to cross only provided very narrow sidewalks for us to ride on.
Today is the great day! Our journey through the United States of America begins. We booked flight by AirBerlin, traveling non-stop from Düsseldorf to New York City and back from Los Angeles, minimizing the chance for our bikes to be delayed or to get lost or broken.