The nice weather was back; 70’s F and low humidity. Today had 2600 ft of climbing but the views from the hilltops made it worthwhile as the photos show.
We cycled through more nice small towns, including towns with Dutch names like Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Our Dutch riders were in their glory! Around the 55 mile mark we hit the outskirts of Schenectady and a huge GE Research facility on a large campus, complete with high fences and barbed wire. At first I thought it was a prison.
Our route had several nice glimpses of the Mohawk River and Erie Canal again today. With Albany being the Eastern terminus, we’ll say goodbye to the Erie Canal tomorrow when we cross the Hudson R. and head into New England proper.
The last 14 miles or so of our ride today were along a really nice shaded bike path that took us into Latham, a suburb of the state capital of Albany, our destination for the night.
Three riding days left…….