Monthly Archives: August 2016

A Saving Rain

We had 70 miles of rolling terrain and a couple of smallish towns to ride through on the last day to get back to Hudson, NY.  Temperatures were in the upper 90s with humidity to match.  We agreed to start … Continue reading

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Lakes, Rivers, Heat and Humidity

Laurent and I completed our five-day road trip in waves of heat and humidity that forced us to ride slower and pay careful attention to how our bodies were reacting to the conditions.  Given the energy-sapping weather and the sporadic … Continue reading

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Notes From Away

We rode a hilly eighty miles on scenic back roads between Hudson, NY, and Amsterdam, NY.  The route avoided big towns and, as it turned out, many stores and restaurants in the villages we passed through were closed because it … Continue reading

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I Crossed the Rip Van Winkle Bridge Today

Jazz coming through the window of my room at the St. Charles Hotel in Hudson, NY.  Tomorrow Laurent and I begin our five-day tour. I’m looking at the pannier I borrowed from Chris. It’s sitting on the desk looking not … Continue reading

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