Pretzel and pastry paradise is what we experienced for five days in the Lancaster area! At the risk of losing my readers who are just here for the food pics, I’m going to lead with pretzels and pastries and save the creamy, rich, straight-from-the-dairy ice cream for last!
The cycling in Lancaster, PA is great. It’s been five years since we were last here after an Eastern Tandem Rally (ETR) in Hanover, NH. This time we are training in the hills of Amish Country ahead of a hilly ETR coming up in State College, PA, the home of Penn State University. We are not alone – Mitzi and John have joined us and it’s a whole lot more fun to explore with another couple!
We did four rides and I can report that there has been a significant amount of growth in the form of new subdivisions and more people and more traffic in areas that were almost “car-less” in 2017. Progress happens and there is nothing we can do about it.
We visited bakeries, breweries and dairies with fresh and creamy ice cream, we visited farms and covered bridges and we captured it all in the picture essay that follows!
Ride One: Welcome to Amish Country
Ride Two: Ice Cream Straight From the Cow
Ride Three: Five Covered Bridges
Ride Four: Intercourse on the Bike
There really is a town called Intercourse in Pennsylvania. The city limit sign is the proof.
We shared four fantastic rides in the rolling hills of Lancaster. I didn’t forget about the ice cream!
We left Lancaster when it was 63 degrees and raining. Obviously, we used up all of the great weather and it was time to move on to State College and the ETR. Next time you hear from me will probably be when we are on the way home.
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