After foggy trails early morning the ride took a distinctly urban/suburban turn as I traveled through the outskirts of Manchester and into Hartford, Connecticut before climbing through country roads to the small town of Morris. An undulating gravel and road descent brought me to the final big climb of the day over Pleasant Ridge and then down into Poughkeepsie. In between there were wooded valleys, posh private schools and plenty of beautiful houses.
For the past week everyone has been talking about Hurricane Florence and it has now parked itself over North Carolina and is causing flooding, evacuations and 14 deaths so far.
The evening was spent at Tavern 23 where shots were drunk and not a lot of detail was remembered, although I'm pretty sure that we decided that Poughkeepsie was the best town in America.