Got my surly teenager out for a ride today; drove over to Nyack Beach State Park to use their path along the Hudson. As always, the place was packed; picnickers and walkers and such. The crowd thinned out once we got a little bit away from the parking area.
Not sure what this used to be. This area is full of old dilapidated structures though, stone walls and building foundations almost everywhere you go.
Got to the end of the part that runs next to the water and climbed up the hill toward Rockland Lake State Parj. Junior got pretty pushed about climbing that hill. About halfway up I had dig deep for a truly inspiring pep talk for the kid. "I'll do it later is the same as I'll do it never". The cliffs here are pretty.
We eventually got off the pavement. Junior got pissed at the muddy spots.
In the way back we came a different way through the trees. I don't blame him for walking down this bit. It was steeper then it looks. I rode it and the kid couldn't even be bothered to snap a pic for me.
Finally got the bikes a little muddy. Junior admitted he had fun in the end.
Yes I think you're right Jason. Pretty sure it's a Sears brand. I think I got this bike in 1984. I'm kind of amazed I've held on to it all this time.
My go to roadie is 25 years old. It's got really good bones. It's on it's 3rd drive train. If you have a good frame, you can keep the bike for a very long time. I spent more on the last groupo than I did when I bought the complete bike. I will be looking for gen 4 in a couple of years.
The Cape Cod Rail trail makes for some very civilized biking. Not all the roads around here are bike friendly but there are bike paths everywhere. I was able to bang out 18 miles pretty quick after dinner tonight.
They seem to have put a lot of effort into making the paths useful for getting around, rather then just exercise venues.
Met these two guys near the end. This is from way way far away. I zoomed in big time for the pic. I barked at them about a hundred yards away until they made their way off into the woods. I still waited a bit after that to head down the path.
I let this guy be my ginnea pig. He didn't get sprayed so I figured it was safe.
Thanks Jason. I got on some of the trails in Nickerson state park while I was up there, not sure if they were sanctioned for bikes or not. The rangers admitted there were trails but wouldn't help me beyond that.Yesterday I finally checked out Blauvelt state park and the trail was a lot of fun but I was getting attacked by bugs so I cut it short and went back to Nyack beach again. I've been getting a lot of short rides in this summer. Lots of fun.