Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Day 59

Wednesday - We had a beautiful ride today along the Hudson River.  We've left the mountains, so we didn't need to do nearly as much climbing, which made the ride much easier than yesterday's.  The weather was great, though it is starting to warm up -- it looks like we might finally see some real August weather.

We spent most of the ride following New York Bike Route 9.  Unfortunately, the bike route hadn't been maintained very well.  Apparently, this is what they expect bikers to ride on:

Needless to say, we stuck to the road.

Today's route.
Distance: 122.5 km
Elevation: +1864 / -1979 ft


  1. C'mon, they don't look THAT bad... and don't you want to get your number of flats into double digits before the end of the ride?

    1. Ha! I hadn't had any flats for the last few weeks and I wanted to keep it that way. When even the cyclist painted on the bike trail has lost his rear tire and looks like both his back and legs are broken, it seems wise to avoid the trail or risk the same fate.