I drove my wife down to Woodstock (NY) to visit her sister. I though I might try throwing a leg over the bike today. I had my wife drop me off at Hurley NY to meet her later in Woodstock
my route: Hurley to Marbletown to Highfalls to New Paltz, US 44 over the Shawgunks to Kerhonkson to Samsonville to 28A then east along the Ashokan Revoir to West Hurley, ending in Woodstock. about 45-50 miles estimated (I forgot to zero the odo)
I am serious about this ride today!
I have seen this rail trail before and wanted to try it. I rode my trusty old rigid MTB "Zeke" today. Zeke's 26X1.5 85psi semi slicks lets me switch street and trail at will.
Sweet little trail mostly screened and packed old ballast
Even a couple little bumps at this missing trestle so you don't get bored.
A beaver "mac mansion"
Off the trail and on the local roads .Lots of old stone houses in the area.
Climbing time! Looking back down US 44 through the hairpin. nice smooth road with some shoulder so the traffic doesn't get crazy behind you. Man I was hurtin coming up!
Minnewaska State Park this is Awosting Falls been raining alot lately so the falls is pretty wild today. Also a pretty lake up here that I decide to pass on. There was a bunch of nimrods on unmuffled Harleys riding around up here and they think it's cool to blip thier throttles when passing. What a-holes!
Just a few miles south of West Hurley is one of the earthen dams that impounds Ashokan Reservoir. This is looking south over the reservoir.