Nice mellow ride on Sunday heading SE out of Austin. Good weather, good company and some great roads.
One of the regular weekend rides; Brooklyn, NY – Alpine,NJ.
Some of my favorite rides are when the weather is awful but for some reason everything seems beautiful and serene. Maybe I am delusional but there is something great about overcoming the elements (and having the whole road to yourself). Pumping away in 40° rainy weather clears the mind more than anything; and afterwards it feels so great to take a nice hot shower, hooray for modern plumbing.
The long romance with spring and summer is gone, but somehow it has managed to be overly sunny and warm this fall. It's not yet that time to start thinking about white blankets covering every inch of the road, but soon it will come, along with that nasty thick, salty sand. Doesn't it make your ears sing at the thought of all that grinding in your drivetrain? It almost makes me want to sit inside and watch Home Alone back-to-back instead.
Maine Part 3.
Same trip this past August, just some more pictures I found while rummaging.
Harriman State Park Loop
This past weekend myself and mi amigo Alexander made a loop through Harriman, just south of Bear Mountain. I have been frequenting Bear Mountain but mainly along 9W, and this was a nice change. For 130 miles we made our way up through Jersey, through the park and back home to Brooklyn.
St. Stephen, New Brunswick, CA
The second and last ride I ended up doing up north, a quick out and back. It covered 70 miles, and a mellow 1500 vertical ft. of rolling hills through New Brunswick countryside, scattered with farms, churches, cows and the occasional automobile. 755 was the best part of the route; not one car passed me in either direction. All and all not the most epic rides ever, but certainly enjoyable.
The first ride I did, a short and fun loop. Only 50 miles and about 1,000 vertical ft, great views near the coast all along Route 1 and beautifully smooth, car-less roads all through Moosehead Wildlife Reserve.