July 8, 2020 185 miles Cooperstown, NY I decided to visit Cooperstown. I could be there by noon. On the way I restopped at the rest area I was at yesterday. It did have access to a walkway on the Thousand Islands Bridge. The view from riding across this bridge is the reason I came back here. After a short walk to the bridge, I came to a gate that said Closed due to the Corona virus. Back to the bike and riding south. About half way to Cooperstown I was riding some narrow curvy roads that looked prime for a sequel to Deliverance. I didn't run out of gas. But 5 gallons is the most I've put in so far. I've been close to Cooperstown several times but didn't stop. I was disappointed. For $20 I saw many pictures with some shoes, bats, and jerseys. The only classy things were the actual plaques of players. It looked more like a salute to the New York Yankees than anything else. They probably are the overall greatest baseball organization. But please. They had a lot about the first organized ball club- The New York Knickerbockers. I never saw a word about the first professional baseball team. I only saw 4-5 mentions of the Reds. Near by I passed this church. In 1855 Susan B Anthony met with residents here and formed a committee to advocate women's right to vote. After leaving the Hall of Fame I rode 8 miles to the Hyde Hall covered bridge. It's the oldest wooden covered bridge in the country. Built in 1825. As thunder roared and a few rain drops fell, I rode back to Cooperstown. I'm staying in the 1802 Tunnicliff Hotel. It's about 500 feet from the Hall of Fame. Cooperstown is a village of less than 2000.