You may all remember about a year ago, I wrote a post about going to visit my son’s house in New York State to take care of his cat while he was on vacation. That was a pretty unusual getaway. First, of course, there was the pandemic. There were travel restrictions in place between New York and Vermont, so technically I was quarantining the entire time I was there. I did get out for bike rides every day, but did nothing else that put me in contact with other people. Not that there were really many options. Most of the restaurants were just figuring out takeout, so I just loaded up on groceries and hunkered down. If that wasn’t enough, a couple days before the end of my stay, the remnants of a tropical storm blew through the area, taking out the power. So I spent the rest of my stay in a dark, internet-less, refrigerator-less house.
Which brings us to the present. I’m here again in eastern upstate (well, north of Westchester anyway) New York, tending to my son’s cat. Last time I wrote about the Harlem Valley Rail Trail, which runs right near my son’s house. Last year, there were about 15 miles of contiguous trail available. In the last year, new sections of the trail have been opened, and it now spans 26 miles, with more development in progress. It’s all paved, and runs though beautiful rural New York, going though farm land, passing through the Taconic State Park, as well as passing though the center of numerous small towns. I’m no expert on rail trails, but it’s really quite nice.
So, with that introduction, here’s just a few photos from today’s ride. I think I have some challenge entries here.