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 [...]

2021-04-16T19:42:06+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 [...]

2021-04-16T19:50:00+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. [...]

2021-04-16T19:55:26+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 [...]

2021-04-19T16:03:46+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 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 [...]

2021-04-19T16:07:03+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 10am on Monday, March 29th. Shortly after I arrived, my riding partner for the day, Benny Zaken pulled in with his [...]

2021-04-19T16:29:45+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 [...]

2021-04-19T16:32:37+00:00March 30th, 2021|Empire State Trail|

Twisted in Tivoli: Annandale on Hudson to Hudson | Empire State Trail #8 | 4/6/21

Day #8 30 miles estimated total. The Strava App lost contact after 8 miles. Back on River Road in a parking area for a scenic hike called Poet's Walk, on a property that’s thought to be the inspiration for Rip Van Winkle. This preserve has a scenic trail that [...]

2021-04-19T16:35:56+00:00April 7th, 2021|Empire State Trail|

3 stop, 4 letter ride – Moto to Velo then Zia’s: Hudson to East Greenbush on the Empire State Trail | Day # 9 | 4/7/21

Day #9 37 miles total. The Strava App was not turned on until we reached Valatie. We stopped off trail for lunch in Nassau. Bright shafts of sunlight filtered into Charlie’s guest room at 6am on Tuesday morning, beaming hard on the wood floor. A pleasant way to wake [...]

2021-04-19T16:40:00+00:00April 7th, 2021|Empire State Trail|

East Greenbush to Peebles and back | Day #10 | 04/18/21

Day #10 25.7 miles total round trip 12.8 miles north on Empire State Trail East Greenbush to Peebles Island State park - today's ride was a round trip so I road through Albany twice, which was nice, I’ve never visited Albany.

2021-04-26T18:39:57+00:00April 18th, 2021|Empire State Trail|
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