Big day today, this is part of my push to catch up on a day and get home on Saturday instead of Sunday. This day and tomorrow with an 86 mile ride are needed. It’s late in the trip and the route is hilly so these distances are hard. I really made great time in the AM getting to the Hudson River Walking Bridge by 10:30 via a bike trail. Of course getting off the bike trail I missed the exit so ventured off the rout again for several miles. Actually saved a mile riding. I picked up a rail trail in Amenia Ny to Millerton and that would be the end of the Adventure Cycling trail as I headed north on NY route 22. A 17 mile push to Hillsdale, and it was hard. The route was great I was just getting very tired. I am in an interesting motel, probably the worst I’ve been in. Bike and I barely fit in the room. It is my last motel night as I’ll be staying with friends tomorrow. A short blog tonight I’m exhausted and the biggest day is tomorrow!