Today was one of those destination/adventure rides. The destination was a college track meet at Vassar. The adventure was riding over the Hudson River through the city of Poughkeepsie. About 8 miles of the ride is on the paved Hudson Valley Rail Trail, which includes the 212 feet high Walkway over the Hudson (not for people afraid of heights). All of the trees are blooming this weekend, so even the rougher parts of Poughkeepsie were pretty. I only stayed for 2 events of the track meet - a sprint event and a very exciting sprint-finish distance event.