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Empire State Trail, Hudson River Ride #1 | 3/4/21

Day #1 22.5 miles total. This ride was recorded in Strava until my phone died mid-way. I was accompanied by Cameraman Bill Moulton who rode with me to Ardsley and drove me back to the garage in Battery park where I picked up my truck. It’s been over a [...]

2021-08-14T19:02:12+00:00March 4th, 2021|Empire State Trail|

Ardsley to New Castle | Empire State Trail, Hudson River Ride #2 | 3/8/21

Day #2 16.5 miles total 13.5 miles on EST I parked my car at Croton on the Hudson train station and used the train to get to Ardsley. Note: Metro-North bike pass required on the train. I later returned to the train riding off-trail 3 miles to the Scarborough train station on Rt.9 (I [...]

2021-08-14T19:39:12+00:00March 8th, 2021|Empire State Trail|

New Castle to Mahopac | Empire State Trail, Hudson River Ride #3 | 3/9/21

Day #3 18.4 miles total 21 miles on EST Half of this was off trail due to snowy patches in shadows. The road from Yorktown heights to Mahopac is quicker and relatively safe, this on road approach worked well as the snow on trail would have slowed us down. [...]

2021-08-14T19:32:27+00:00March 9th, 2021|Empire State Trail|

Mahopac to Holmes, NY – The Putnam county roller coaster | Empire State Trail, Hudson River ride #4 | 3/15/21

Day #4 19 miles total Northbound. The Empire State Trail parking area on Rt. 6 is across the street from Bikeways, a bike shop that provided easy google map directions which helped me find my way back to the trail. I’m still not able to use the trail maps [...]

2021-08-14T19:48:17+00:00March 15th, 2021|Empire State Trail|

The Prison Break: Pawling to Hopewell Junction Day | Empire State Trail, Hudson River ride #5 | 3/22/21

Day #5 14 miles total Northbound. Short off-trail ride in Hopewell Junction to stop for lunch. Approaching the trail this morning had me touring the Stormville countryside. I was thinking north was south from the get-go, moving forward I’m going to check my cell phone's compass on arrival to [...]

2021-08-14T20:00:08+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Empire State Trail|

Over the river and through the woods: Hopewell Junction to New Paltz | Empire State Trail #6 | 3/29/21

Day #6 22.6 miles total. Short ride off-trail in New Paltz stopping for lunch. The Hopewell Junction Depot parking area was empty when I pulled in at 10 am on Monday, March 29th. Shortly after I arrived, my riding partner for the day, Benny Zaken pulled in with his [...]

2021-08-14T20:16:32+00:00March 29th, 2021|Empire State Trail|

Tuesday with Charlie: New Paltz to Annandale on Hudson | Day #7 | 03/30/21

Day #7 27 miles estimated total. The Strava App lost contact in Rosendale. Tuesday morning tossed me in the mixer again. Having cruised through New Paltz on Monday, signs for the Empire State Trail along the main drag had me convinced that all I needed to do the following [...]

2021-08-14T22:59:54+00:00March 30th, 2021|Empire State Trail|
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