Biking the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers
My overdue birthday ride along the Hudson and Mohawk rivers earlier this month. Biked south from Albany, New York along the Hudson River, then returned north to catch the start of the Mohawk-Hudson bike trail and rode the 40 miles to the end of the trail in Rotterdam. Fifty pounds of bike and gear and well over 50 pounds of me on a three speed bike 56 miles to equal my years alive. I usually make the trip in January, sometimes over ice and snow and always in the cold. It’s prettier and more hospitable in May.
It’s funny how a bike ride that starts from your front steps can take you so far away. At one point I blanked out and thought I was on the Cape Cod Rail Trail somewhere near Orleans. It didn’t matter that I was within 50 miles of home. Except that there were no clam shacks along the trail.
The pics follow. Part 1: The Hudson. Part 2: The Mohawk. No filters. Lots of pedaling.