Bike Trip Day 44 – 9/1/11 – Colonie NY to Lenox, MA

Start:  Colonie NY

Finish: Lenox, MA

Weather:  70 degrees, partly sunny

Miles:  50

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

About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog,, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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1 Response to Bike Trip Day 44 – 9/1/11 – Colonie NY to Lenox, MA

  1. pat bringenberg says:

    Wow! You’re back in Mass!!!

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