Ken, June 2004:
Rhinecliff to Poughkeepsie
To skate from the Amtrak train station in Rhinecliff south to
Poughkeepsie, I tried following the first half (east side of the
River) of the
Mid-Hudson to Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge Loop bicycle route in
reverse -- except that I used Primrose Hill Rd and Kipp Rd instead
of Mills Cross. Overall I didn't enjoy this route so much on
skates on that day.
South Mill Rd had some dirt and rough pavement -- not much fun
skating. The climb up the start of Primrose Hill Rd was rather
steep, and the climb up Kipp Rd was both steep and rough pavement,
perhaps the most technically difficult climb I've done so far.
Quaker Lane was fairly good at that non-high-traffic time, and
Netherwood was a fun downhill. Then the climb on Cream St was
pretty steep. Beck Rd was OK until it got rough near the
bottom, but then much of Bennet Rd and the other Cream St had
uncomfortably rough pavement, and more rough pavement on Creek Rd.
The descent of Rt 9G South - Violet Ave - Parker Ave was not much
fun with the traffic, but Brookside was mostly pretty nice.
And then I followed signs the train station.