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The long ride home

Old 05-31-10, 08:50 PM
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The long ride home

My memorial day ride was from North Creek to Schenectady NY my favorite ride, an 80 mile trip that takes me along the Hudson River and the old (mostly unused) North Hudson railroad. North Creek is known as the place Teddy Roosevelt took the oath of office when McKinley was assassinated. Although North Creek lies right on the Hudson the road travels south of the Hudson and does not get close until you come to The Glen



The Hudson is pretty wild here - lots of rafting companies. Although now the water is very low.
On my trip I crisscross the railroad many times.


I pass swimmers in the river enjoying the hot day and the cool waters.



But I have to say good bye to the river and the railroad for a stretch as I need to cross Stony Creek and my bridge is further upstream



This is at the bridge crossing Stony Creek - the creek is Stony but the water level is very low here too.


But after awhile I meet up with the railroad again and the river is right along side but hidden by the trees now.



When I get to Hadley which is at the North end of a lake formed by a flood control dam kayakers are playing in the rapids as I look down from the bridge.



This is what they would have shot through



And down in the lake the geese are checking out the motor boaters



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Much later in the ride I pass the old stone church build in the early 1800's - this is around mile 60.



Then near the end of the ride I am finally back to the Mohawk river - just a few miles from home. The last bridge I cross and well out of the Adirondack park.



I will miss the mountains until I get back in three weeks.
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Very nice. What kind of saddle, Swift or Swallow?
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Nice ride, nice pics,Thanks
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Very nice. What kind of saddle, Swift or Swallow?
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lol! Cyclin', you brought back a pleasant memory for me with this post! Probably 10 years ago, we took the kids to the Adirondacks for a vacation and rented a cabin in Wevertown. We rode that train you wrote about and I bought a blanket in North Creek that I keep on my family room couch. We ate at Copperfields, visited Lake George and Sagamore. It was one of the best vacations we've taken. It is beautiful there.
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Thanks for posting you trip.
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lol! Cyclin', you brought back a pleasant memory for me with this post! Probably 10 years ago, we took the kids to the Adirondacks for a vacation and rented a cabin in Wevertown. We rode that train you wrote about and I bought a blanket in North Creek that I keep on my family room couch. We ate at Copperfields, visited Lake George and Sagamore. It was one of the best vacations we've taken. It is beautiful there.
We moved here 10 years ago and just love it. I never imagined NYS being so beautiful - even in the bitter cold winters.
In the years since you were in the area Wevertown has not changed but North Creek has been working to make itself into a vacation spot with fits and starts. The Copperfield changed hands - was closed for a year.

BTW This morning I found out the reason all the pics were so hazy (it was hazy but not too humid) is smoke from forest fires in Canada.
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Nice ride and great photos. Thanks for sharing them.
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Great photo documentary,as always, thanks for sharing.
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Thanks Lenny - I met my "pic quota" now, I'll leave the camera home for awhile.
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Great photos! All that green stuff seems so unnatural to us here in the deserts of southern California. The hills are already brown and waiting for the first of the brush fires to start up.
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