Distance: 19.2 miles
Start/Finish: Macomb State Park Beach and Day Use Area
Total Elevation Gain: 895 ft
Impending thunderstorms on Thursday never appeared and the clouds actually parted. The second ride of the Mountain Goat Series. It was a trio of the Wrench, the Bird, and myself which was cool. Starting at the Macomb State Park Beach parking area we headed west on the Norrisville Rd towards Peasleeville. Conditions were close to ideal and we quickly decided to continue on towards Guide Board Road. This piece of road is one of my favorites, pastoral with Adirondack mountains as a backdrop. The brisk pace was hardly noticeable with all the scenic eye-candy.
The first 5 miles on Peasleeville Rd is mostly flat as it parallels the Salmon River. A couple of short climbs and the road veers left becoming Guide Board Rd. at the junction with Ore Bed Rd. (Shortcut to Redford and Route 3). From there it was another mile to the top of the rise for a nice view of the of Terry Mountain to the east and Whiteface to the southwest. Continuing on Guide Board Rd. would bring you to Swastika where a number of fun riding options are available.
Mountain Goat 2 – Peasleeville – Guide Board Rd (click to enlarge)
The descent was a real pleasure. Dinnertime keeps everyone off the road, so we pretty much had the place to ourselves with the sun on our backs. Continuing straight on Peasleeville Rd, we turned left onto Campsite Rd, passed the entrance to the campground and found ourselves back at the parking lot just before sunset.
Macomb SP – Peasleeville Rd – Guide Board Road