Sat, 15 Oct 2016

Ride starting Sat Jul 23 07:04:26 2016

16.10 km 52829.47 feet 10.01 mi 3231.00 seconds 53.85 minutes 0.90 hours 11.15 mi/hr

The Cauyga-Seneca Canalway Trail is the Lehigh Valley's former Seneca Falls Branch. It mostly runs alongside the Cayuga-Seneca Canal. It's a nice stone dust trail. Not highly used by my estimation. The southern end dead-ends on the busy SH-96A.

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Ride starting Sat Apr 16 15:57:42 2016

16.29 km 53428.71 feet 10.12 mi 3906.00 seconds 65.10 minutes 1.08 hours 9.33 mi/hr

Tonawanda Rails to Trails. I rode part of it in 2013, before the developed any of it. It's a very nice trail which, although not officially opened, already had many people using it.

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Ride starting Sat Apr 16 15:10:37 2016

2.96 km 9725.74 feet 1.84 mi 1586.00 seconds 26.43 minutes 0.44 hours 4.18 mi/hr

Not an official rail trail, I just wanted to get up on the railbed to explore the bridges over Austin Road. There were probably two dozen tracks there.

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Ride starting Sat Apr 16 07:31:29 2016

10.85 km 35592.32 feet 6.74 mi 3743.00 seconds 62.38 minutes 1.04 hours 6.48 mi/hr

Pat Warner Trail. I rode it further north and south than the trail actually extends. Their plan is to run it all the way up to Buffalo. To the south it runs too close to a nuclear processing plant, so it will have to stop before it gets there.

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Ride starting Thu Apr 14 18:44:50 2016

5.91 km 19378.60 feet 3.67 mi 1884.00 seconds 31.40 minutes 0.52 hours 7.01 mi/hr

A nice little set of trails, some on the trolley railbed, and some not. The trolley railbed is buried underneath I-690, so the trail goes from the park on the north side by ducking under the same bridge as the Onondaga Lake Outlet.

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Ride starting Sat Jul 23 12:26:01 2016

5.16 km 16943.45 feet 3.21 mi 2223.00 seconds 37.05 minutes 0.62 hours 5.20 mi/hr

Rode a bit of the Rochester, Syracuse & Eastern Trolley Trail. Mostly wanted to ride the bridge across the Erie Canal. The trolley used to cross the canal on a bridge, but the abutment on the northern side was completely dismantled. The Fairport RS&E trolley station still exists. It's on Liftbridge Lane West, and is, of this writing, Sew Creative, a needlework arts store.

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Ride starting Sat Jul 23 08:49:12 2016

1.71 km 5602.84 feet 1.06 mi 1034.00 seconds 17.23 minutes 0.29 hours 3.69 mi/hr

Rode a tiny portion of the Ontario Pathways Trail, mostly to take pictures of a few railroad bridges.

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Ride starting Fri Jul 22 18:25:05 2016

11.52 km 37800.50 feet 7.16 mi 3540.00 seconds 59.00 minutes 0.98 hours 7.28 mi/hr

Rode the Black River Trail end to end. Stayed on the official trail this time. It skirts a farmer's field. The railbed is much more grown-over there than the last time I rode it. They've paved the whole trail now. It's a very nice ride. There are other railbeds in the Watertown area that they should be looking at to turn into rail-trails.

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Ride starting Sun Sep 25 17:43:24 2016

4.48 km 14684.27 feet 2.78 mi 1911.00 seconds 31.85 minutes 0.53 hours 5.24 mi/hr

I had already ridden part of the Hoosick Falls Greenway, but didn't know about this section of it. It is undeveloped to the south of my starting point, but somebody is trying to cut the brush back, so I think it's more a question of not having the sources to keep it clear of brush. I don't know how much farther south it extends, but it was too brushy for me to ride.

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Ride starting Sun Sep 25 16:16:52 2016

6.80 km 22299.48 feet 4.22 mi 2648.00 seconds 44.13 minutes 0.74 hours 5.74 mi/hr

Part of the Rutland's Corkscrew Branch (so-called because of its twists and turns), this trail is called the Corkscrew Trail. It crosses one road, but is otherwise an out-and-back because of uncooperative property owners.

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Ride starting Sun Sep 25 10:31:18 2016

3.62 km 11876.14 feet 2.25 mi 1020.00 seconds 17.00 minutes 0.28 hours 7.94 mi/hr

The Samuel L. Fisher Environmental Trail is a section of the Erie Railroad that goes through the park of the same name. Since they already had a nice railbed, why not turn it into a trail? And so they did. Nice feature: there's a mile marker along the trail.

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Ride starting Sun Sep 25 09:16:39 2016

3.31 km 10844.43 feet 2.05 mi 1070.00 seconds 17.83 minutes 0.30 hours 6.91 mi/hr

They extended the Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail north to Blauvelt. I rode it south nearly to the point where it used to stop. There's a very short new piece, but it was closed off by bridge construction. No pesky cyclists going through the construction zone!

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Ride starting Sun Sep 25 08:12:04 2016

5.34 km 17509.05 feet 3.32 mi 2060.00 seconds 34.33 minutes 0.57 hours 5.80 mi/hr

Tarrytown Lakes Extension used to be the routing of the Putnam Branch a century ago. It ran through Rockefeller's estate, and after he got tired of having trains running through his property, he paid the railroad to relocate eastward. Now, people bicycle through it. Well, part of it. Not, I think, the part which is Rockefeller's estate. I had ridden this earlier, but they extended it so you can now ride it as a loop around the lakes, rather than an out-and-back.

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Ride starting Sat Sep 24 12:08:23 2016

5.52 km 18108.54 feet 3.43 mi 1694.00 seconds 28.23 minutes 0.47 hours 7.29 mi/hr

The Dolgeville-Salisbury Greenway Trail is a nice trail. It's a bit short, but it's a good amenity for the people in the town. They ought to extend it further south, but I think part of it is used as a private driveway. Sigh.

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Ride starting Sat Sep 24 11:04:06 2016

7.12 km 23364.92 feet 4.43 mi 2245.00 seconds 37.42 minutes 0.62 hours 7.10 mi/hr

Rode a bit of the Erie Canalway Trail on the West Shore Railroad's bed. The asphalt is not in great shape. I suspect that is why the organizers of the Cycle The Erie Canal tour didn't route us on it. Plus, there was a rest stop in Little Falls, so that may have had something to do with it.

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Ride starting Sat Sep 24 08:07:01 2016

15.60 km 51178.43 feet 9.69 mi 4157.00 seconds 69.28 minutes 1.15 hours 8.39 mi/hr

Re-rode the Philip Rayhill Memorial Trail, since they extended it. They didn't extend it very far on the railbed, unfortunately. It doubles-back on itself using a service road. But at least the bridge is built on the abutments of the railroad bridge.

Kitty-corner from the northwestern end of the trail is an American Legion post. Stored on their property is the New York Merci Train. Part of a 49-car train full of thanks-goods from France, given in return by hundreds of rail cars full of goods donated privately by the American people to the people of Europe.

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