Out on the road a respectable pace was maintained and my ancient Kawasaki wasn't working hard to keep my place in the pack. As I was near the front of the group the line behind me stretched beyond my mirrors ability to see the end of the line. The route proceeded through State routes in Northern Dutchess County and was mostly gently sweeping curves and occasional straight stretches of road. We finished the sixty-three mile ride in approximately two hours. The scenery and weather made the ride worthwhile.
After returning I had a nice meal and a soda and then left for home. This was an excellent Fall ride with leaves just beginning to turn color and the temperature was neither too hot or cold. Just right for a fine group ride.