Start: Colonie NY
Finish: Lenox, MA
Weather: 70 degrees, partly sunny
Distance to date: 2,906
I woke today to beautiful skies, took my time leaving the very nice EconoLodge and headed down Central Avenue in Albany, a street I know very well from all my visits to that city. I realized that I was not seeing things very close – assuming I knew the place, but once again, when I took the time to see the world at bike speed it was different.
Up, up over the Hudson, down into Renseleer and then climbing again. I had not done hills in some time and today was day one of the Berkshires, many good climbs and some good down hills as well. I saw a few swollen streams and
some quite towns, and then climbed Shaker Mountain to come over to Massachusetts, sailed past Hancock Shaker Village and into Pittsfield.
I found a terrific place for the night, a charming little motel with a huge room and a very refreshing swimming pool. A
delightful way to start September.
Emergency repair trucks at EconoLodge Colonie, NY