When I first moved to the area from the Berkshires a few years ago, I didn’t really know my way around. Riding in the crowded city area of Albany wasn’t too exciting to me, and every time I got on the highways, I had the urge to go way too fast. The highways are just too straight, and they get boring really quickly. So, I decided to venture out into the country.

Back then, we lived in Delmar, so we weren’t that far from the country. So, one day, I decided to fill up the tank and get lost. It really didn’t matter where you went, because eventually you would come back to a small town or main road that would get you back home. While I was out for my rides, I found some of the most amazing roads. When I told people about them, or took them out to show them the roads, they were amazed. They had no idea that such great roads and country scenery existed so close to Albany.

One day I decided I was going to head out Route 20 and see where it went. It started as me going an hour out, then turning around and coming back. I had never been out past Duanesburg, so it was an adventure for me. I got to Richfield Springs and stopped at a Stewart’s for gas.

While I was there, I decided that since it was a gorgeous day, I would keep going. I grabbed a map to see what was around me, and got a plan in my head. I headed down through Cooperstown and eventually ended up at Woodstock Harley in Kingston. I had been having so much fun that I went a lot farther than I planned.

I decided I should head home, as my two hour adventure had already turned into about four and I still had a good hike to get back home. I took 32 back up into Delmar and headed back home. The trip was about 250 miles and it was a blast. There are some great roads down around Cooperstown. If you haven’t been, I highly recommend them.

Have you had an adventure like this? Took off for a short ride and just kept going? Tell us about it!