One less car
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: The Berkshires, MA
Bikes: '08 Soma Groove (commuter/long distance tourer), '97 Lemond Zurich (road commuter/tourer),'01 Seven Axiom Ti, '03 Look KG381i, '01 Santa Cruz Superlite X
Stay off the NYS Thruway (I-87)... West of the thruway, Rt 23 snakes it way up and around the Escarpment trail and is 2 lanes each way... Not a huge shoulder and highway speed traffic both ways.... Depending on your final destination and even though it is a similar hill, Rt 23A through Palenville and Kaaterskill Clove might be a better alternative during offhours (avoid weekends if you can). I see people ridiong up to haines falls... and from there you can take backroads towards the town of Windham....
No idea about the legality of riding it though, since I-87 is an interstate and Rt 23 is only a state highway... There are some ways around it too, by getting off and heading towards Middleburgh and cutting back south towards Windham that will get you off Rt 23....