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Friday I rode four sections of railbed, then spent the night in Hudson.
7.57 km 24820.19 feet 4.70 mi 2536.00 seconds 42.27 minutes 0.70 hours 6.67 mi/hr
The FJ&G Rail-Trail is split into two parts, probably by land ownership and overbuild issues. First, the short piece in Broadlbin.
26.53 km 87056.27 feet 16.49 mi 6208.00 seconds 103.47 minutes 1.72 hours 9.56 mi/hr
Next, the bulk of the trail in Gloversville and Johnstown. Beyond Johnstown the trail enters a different county, plus a WalMart distribution warehouse built over the trail. They'd probably be happy to let the trail skirt their warehouse since it would be a free amenity for their workers. But ... it's a different county; one which has proven less enthusiastic about railtrails.
30.94 km 101504.25 feet 19.22 mi 9026.00 seconds 150.43 minutes 2.51 hours 7.67 mi/hr
Earlier, I bicycled the Catskill Scenic Trail from Stamford and west. This time, I rode it from Stamford east to Grand Gorge and a little beyond. It gets quite muddy beyond the official end of the trail.
8.92 km 29267.20 feet 5.54 mi 3126.00 seconds 52.10 minutes 0.87 hours 6.38 mi/hr
Tannersville has a short trail built on a narrow-gauge railroad. There were actually two railways in town: the Catskill and Tannersville, and the Catskill Mountain Railway. At times they were only a few feet apart from each other. Transportation through the mountains was poor, so there was keen interest in transporting people around.
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