Croton-on-Hudson, New York
September 22, 2010
We started our morning in Pete’s Famous Restaurant in Rhinebeck, New York. The pancakes were so large they were crawling off the plate. Full of carbs, I started out on US 9 and cycled into a sunny sixty-degree morning. Several horse farms lined the road. A side wind pushed me off the chewed up shoulder.
I rode by the town of Staatsburg, New York. The tree-lined road led me to the Vanderbilt Mansion where I stopped briefly to take pictures of the Hudson River. Soon, I was in the town of Hyde Park where Main Street was lined with banners of FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt. I cycled by Springwood, FDR’s estate which is now a National Historic Site.
The city of Poughkeepsie was next on my route, then Fishkill, New York. I cycled up and down rolling hills never knowing what surprise I would find at the top. I finally started on a downhill that led me all the way into the crowded Peekskill area. Eight miles later, I found myself in the small quaint village of Croton-On-Hudson.