Drove out last week for the a long weekend with Dad and Karen. Above, they treated me to an amazing meal Cosimo's. Of course Karen knew the owner! Nice guy. Below, Bill and I enjoyed a nice meal at the Vigneto Cafe for his birthday. He's a regular there and knew everyone. The food was so good I want to drive back right now for more! Bill's company was even better than the food.
Mohonk Mountain and back.
DRT-Creek Rd to Buckingham Ave 0.6 segment sprint (I go by FattyLumpkin, of course). I got 3rd overall, missing the two guys tied for first by 1 second. Too bad, I had it in me but was unfamiliar with the segment. Also not in shape. So there. Then I made my way across the Walkway Over the Hudson, slowly, as not to get arrested by the Ambassadors.
New Paltz where the guys at the Bicycle Depot let me fill my water bottles. I simply love the area; the geography is fantastic. I asked if there was anything I should know about the 2.17 mile climb to the Mohonk gate house. The end has a 13% incline. They said, "It's hard."
They were correct but it hurt so good. Unfortunately, the Mohonk E (Canaan Rd to Mt House sign) segment did not register. My GPS did not pick up the finish point so I'm not on the list. My estimate is I would have been top 15. Oh well. Hell of a climb. Maybe I'll get another chance some day.
Then down the other side into High Falls and Rosendale where there were gnomes at the Wired Gallery.
They were all over town!Groovy Blueberry to eat some of my cycling food. There was a guy in a chair out from who I think has been there since 1963.
Dutchess County SPCA where Dad and Karen are legends.
Nied Dr (S to N) segment sprint.
Traver Road School. The climb up Traver Road was so much fun. I didn't attack anything but really enjoyed it. Going down Overlook Road was also a blast.
Pleasant Valley! I remember well racing on these roads. It was pretty different to ride them.