Sunday, May 21, 2017

20.5 Mile Ride on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Path & Through Riverfront Park & Collins Park
Sunday, May 21, 2017


Weekly Activity Summary
5/14/2017 - 5/20/2017

running (2)  - 5.3 mi
riding (4) - 54.5 mi
walking/hiking (2) - 3.9 mi
paddling - 0 mi

outdoor activity 7/7 days

DDPY -

JMH

Saturday, May 20, 2017

13.9 Mile Ride Through the Corning Preserve & Schuyler Flatts Park
Saturday, May 20, 2017


I'd been thinking about going someplace a bit further away - possibly Pittsfield or Fort Hunter - but in the end just didn't feel like doing all the driving, so instead I went for the closest option.

Spotted two more pairs of geese with goslings, having a bit of a spat - apparently the youngsters were all kind of mobbing together, which pissed the parents off to no end. At one point I watch an adult snap at a couple of goslings that presumably belonged to the other pair.

Turns out it was just as well I rode here today, since just before the parking lot in Watervliet I passed a guy on the side replacing a tube who it turned out needed a pump, and while mine didn't work great for his setup, it at least got him rolling again.



JMH

Friday, May 19, 2017

BABY GEESE, BABY BLACKBIRDS
1.4 Mile Walk at Buckingham Pond
Friday, May 19, 2017

During the day today I received the following email:

There has been recent incident at the Buckingham Lake/Pond regarding the geese population. There has been confirmed sightings of an unknown person killing the geese that reside at the pond. I do realize the geese may be a social nuisance but still this action is unacceptable.  What I am asking is to keep a diligent observation towards any one who is in close proximity of these animals.
****Possible suspect sightings is a unknown white male dressing in a blue uniform operating a red newer model pick up with the lettering "DGS Wildlife" on the side. If you see this suspect or vehicle at or about the park area notify the police immediately ****
Note: Illegally killing  Canadian Geese is in violation of Federal Fish/Wildlfe and NYS EnCon Law   
Any questions email me directly
Officer James Brooks
Albany Police Department CSU

I have to wonder if this is what happened to the female that was nesting and then apparently abandoned her nest. 

When I got to the pond this evening there were signs all over near the parking lot. While it would be great if they'd catch the guy, my guess is all the attention will serve its secondary purpose and get him to desist.

While walking around the pond I found that at least one pair of geese managed to hatch eggs this year - they've got eight goslings that they're herding around. I also had a pair of blackbirds hovering and scolding me at the eastern end of the pond, and a with a little work I finally found their nest, very well concealed, with a couple of baby blackbirds who look like they hatched recently.

JMH

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A FOUR BUNNY RIDE
20.2 Mile Ride on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Path & Through Colonie Mohawk River Park
Thursday, May 18, 2017


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

TOO DANG HOT...
10.3 Mile Ride on the Albany County Rail Trail
Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Long Distance 2017 - Race #19
AdiRUNdack 5k Trail Race #3
Tuesday, May 16, 2017






2017 Event Totals
Run 175.0 mi, 46 hr 56 min
Bike 20.5 mi, 1 hr 41 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
WHAT A GORGEOUS EVENING FOR A RUN!
2.2 Mile Run at Coles Woods
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Too bad my legs felt both like they'd been filled with concrete and beaten with baseball bats. And it was amazing that one day of 80 degree weather was enough to bring out the damn mosquitoes.

But I did get to see a few trails I hadn't been on before, and confirmed that Coles Woods is a great spot for some easy running. I even managed to get back to the stone dust "track" a minute or so before tonight's 5k started...


JMH

Monday, May 15, 2017

2.5 Mile Walk at the Crossings of Colonie
Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

10.1 Mile Ride on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Path
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Planned to ride longer than I actually did, mainly because at about 7.5 miles it started raining... and I spent more than enough time riding and running in the rain yesterday to last me for a good while. Fortunately I was headed back toward the parking lot, so it was easy to just wrap things up early.


JMH
Weekly Activity Summary
5/7/2017 - 5/13/2017

running (5) - 28.3 mi
riding (3) - 29.8 mi
walking/hiking (5) - 7.0 mi
paddling - 0 mi

outdoor activity 7/7 days

DDPY -

JMH

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Long Distance 2017 - Race #18
Towpath 10k Trail Race
Saturday, May 13, 2017






2017 Event Totals
Run 171.9 mi, 46 hr 11 min
Bike 20.5 mi, 1 hr 41 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
Long Distance 2017 - Race #17
Spring Dual Against CF Duathlon
Saturday, May 13, 2017


run-bike-run
run#1




2017 Event Totals
Run 165.7 mi, 44 hr 48 min
Bike 20.5 mi, 1 hr 41 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

Friday, May 12, 2017

1 Mile Walk at Five Rivers
Friday, May 12, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

TWO PART RIDE...
6.1 Mile Ride on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Path
13.2 Mile Ride on the Mohawk Hudson Bike Path
Thursday, May 11, 2017


Unpacked my bike at Lock 8 and immediately found that the path was closed just past there - apparently they're repaving. So I rode down to State St and back, then packed the bike back up and drove over to the I890 Park & Ride lot to ride as much of the rest as I could.


Ironically, there were no barriers to tell me that the path was closed when I came down the hill from 890, so I ended up riding almost all the way to Lock 8 before turning around and heading to the other side of Rotterdam Junction. 

JMH

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

2.6 Mile Walk To & Around Washington Lake Park
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Long Distance 2017 - Race #16
AdiRUNdack 5k Trail Race #2
Tuesday, May 9, 2017





2017 Event Totals
Run 161.7 mi, 43 hr 54 min
Bike 10.0 mi, 0 hr 46 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT

Sunday, May 07, 2017

0.7 Mile Walk at Buckingham Pond
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Long Distance 2017 - Race #15
Medved Madness 15mi Trail Race
Sunday, May 7, 2017




2017 Event Totals
Run 158.6 mi, 43 hr 10 min
Bike 10.0 mi, 0 hr 46 min

Snowshoe 30.0 mi, 10 hr 16 min
Kayak 0 mi, 0 hr 0 min

states visited: CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
Weekly Activity Summary
4/30/2017 - 5/6/2017

running (6) - 16.0 mi
riding (3) - 27.7 mi
walking/hiking (3) - 3.4 mi
paddling - 0 mi

outdoor activity 7/7 days

DDPY -

JMH