Friend Judy and I usually try to push each other a little when it comes to getting in the biking miles, so today we planned to get out for a ride. The forecast from a couple of days ago when we planned this was for temps around 50 and light winds. Then last night the forecast changed to around 50 degrees and winds at 20 gusting to 30. We decided to go anyway.
We would meet at the Pine Bush Discovery Center on NY-155 and navigate a loop around Guilderland, Altamont, Princetown, and Rotterdam, totalling about 36 miles and including a climb up Grant Hill Road near the beginning. I decided to increase my miles by riding from home to the Discovery Center, a little over 7 miles each way. I had a nice tailwind in the morning, but I knew the ride home would be somewhat less pleasant.
|Our route, 36 miles and 800+ feet of climbing|