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Hadley Rail/Bike Ride ~ Apr 27, 2014

Journal entry by Ken Gericke



A bit cold, a little overcast, but lots of fun, Sunday's Rail/Bike Ride, part of the Hadley Maple in April Festival, drew a good crowd despite some chilly spring temps. Of the 40 cyclists in this years event, the combined Crooked Canes/Adk EZriders fielded 15 participants....an impressive turnout. The 2 routes provided a bicycling experience for all levels. About 1/2 of the riders began the day in Saratoga, boarding the Saratoga and North Creek Railway with bikes for 'The Long Ride'....about 37 miles. The 'In Between Ride' group boarded the train at the Hadley Rail Station for a 17 mile ride. The train took us north along the Hudson River, running high with spring runoff, to Thurman Station where all disembarked with our bicycles. Time to go to work...the long riders pedaling back to Saratoga and the in betweeners bound for Hadley. We mostly follow the tracks south via Warrensburg Rd and Stony Creek Rd, with plenty of ups and downs, and lovely scenery along the river. The Rail/Bike ride is an annual event and a great way to begin the biking season. Thanks to all ....Jim and Jan, Leon and Karen, Peter and Linda, Paul and Cindy, Jim I and cousin Nina, Fran, Lynn, Joanne, and Shelly. 7/29/14 - Wanderer . added 11 photos.

16 photos



At the Hadley Train Station



All Aboard!



A little snack after our ride...Fran, Peter, Lynn, Linda, and Joanne.



Driving home, on Glens Falls Mtn Rd encountered this little guy.



Actually, there were 4 deer, barely off the rd and completely unconcerned. I had plenty of time to unpack my camera and snap a couple shots through the window...a nice bonus at the end of the day.



Our ride! - added by Wanderer



Lovely ladies - Joanne and Linda - added by Wanderer



More lovely ladies - Fran and Lynn - and some guy - added by Wanderer



"All aboard that's going aboard" - added by Wanderer



Cindy & Paul and Joanne - added by Wanderer



Our organizer Ken and guess who? I think there are more than one of her. - added by Wanderer



Hey - we've paddled that - the Hudson (view from the train window) - added by Wanderer



First Class for the bikes - added by Wanderer



Almost ready to start - added by Wanderer



More of our group at the start - added by Wanderer



Where's the Budweiser? - added by Wanderer



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