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Nothing But Rain for Color in the Catskills

Nothing But Rain for Color in the Catskills

Before we even left Long Island on Friday afternoon, we knew it was going to be rainy on Saturday. The weather forecast called for a 90% chance. The meteorologist was all in. But thankfully, based on the radar it seemed like we’d have clear sunny skies bookending the weekend.

So? We’d have a rainy day ride on Saturday. A little rain never hurt anyone. Or maybe it has and we’ve just been fooling ourselves all this time.

Pit stop at Kaaterskill Falls.

fuzzygalore at kaaterskill falls

Rain, rain, go away.

fuzzygalore at kaaterskill falls

It was hard to believe what a slow trickle the falls was this year.

fuzzygalore at kaaterskill falls

This is what it has looked like in years past:

fuzzygalore kaaterskill falls

We’re not scared of a little drizzle!

fuzzygalore kaaterskill falls

The view from the top of the falls.

Or, more accurately, a view of me at the top of the not-so-fallsy-falls.

fuzzygalore at kaaterskill falls

Even though the weather didn’t cooperate we still had a great time.

A lesson I need to learn over and over and over again: Sometimes you’ve just go to get on with things. If you’re going to sit around waiting for ideal conditions, you’re going to end up disappointed. A lot. Grab your life by the collar, shake it up real good-like and shout, “I will have fun, damn it!”

Day Ride: I Got ‘Skills

Day Ride: I Got ‘Skills

Took a ride to the Catskills~

I played a bit of hookey yesterday, taking a day off from work. It was blazing hot out. 95 in the shade in there wasn’t any shade. If one more person tells me its a dry heat, i’m gonna come out swinging. The oven is a dry heat. I’m not hanging out in there without complaining either.

So, anywho – I toodled around Westchester and Dutchess, making my way along to cross over the Hudson on the Newburg Beacon Bridge. Meandering past the Mohonk Mountain House, and eventually into the Catskills by way of some nice and empty roads. Man, this hookey business is great. There was no one else is on the road in the middle of the day.

Delaware & Ulster Railroad rail tours: durr.org

Somewhere in route 30

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