Riding to Thacher Park

Saturday I took my road bike out and rode up to Thacher from Schoolhouse Road in Guilderland. I haven’t done that ride in two years! The climb is always a bit intimidating but it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting! Love the feeling of seeing that sign when I get to the top.

Made a quick stop at the Overlook and grabbed a Gatorade from the snack stand.


I was going to take the same route back down, but after riding out past Thompson’s Lake I was pressed for time. I rode down to Altamont and took Route 20 (Western Ave) back to my car and rode a giant loop.


There was the longest hill I’ve ever rode down, and quite possibly the scariest, from Old Stage Road to Altamont. I’ll never try that again.


Total distance 36.5 mi
Time 2 hours, 52 min
Elevation gain 2,015 ft

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