So I was in chilly Washington, DC, all week and came home to cold, wet conditions here in Texas. I realized this would be the perfect time to post the posts I never posted from last summer, when we were vacationing in upstate New York.
I took my bicycle with me and had a couple wonderful rides. One of them was with my wife's sister and her husband along Krumkill Road. We set out from their neighborhood at the edge of Albany. Right now in Texas, the dormant grass is a depressing shade of beige. Going back to summer in Albany, the greenery is stunning.
This is Kev. I found out on this ride that you never underestimate the lungs of a guy who plays sax.
We had a great ride through some awesome scenery- rolling hills of the Hudson River Valley. This is Krumkill Creek.
After crossing the creek, there was a steady climb up; we took a rest at the top. This is me...
...and Kev and Heidi.
This house used to belong to Mike Tyson.
The top of Krumkill Road.
Some nice scenery shots.
At the furthest point from home, the skies opened up and we were soaked. Heidi...
Luckily, the rain didn't last long. We steadily pedaled home after that, though, to beat any more rain that might arrive.
I got some good video going down to Krumkill Creek.
Just as we thought we would make it home without rain, the skies opened up again, soaking us as we rode the last half mile or so and pulled into the driveway.
A good 20 miles. :)