Albert and Erik take the slow ride to Hunter Mountain Ski Resort in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. They talk to resort CEO, Russ about the impact of shorter ski seasons on his business, and former lift engineer Scott about the devastation wrought by Hurricane Irene in his nearby town of Hensonville. Along the way, Erik answers the burning question–Why are we talking about Hurricane Irene?
Albert and Erik visit the Tuthilltown Distillery in Gardiner, NY, the state’s first distillery since prohibition. As well as sampling some of their fine spirits (and being gifted a bottle!), the boys talk to Tourmaster, Cordell about climate change and the Hudson Valley.
The story continues in Newburgh, NY, where more immediate survival concerns might be superseding climate concerns. Plus, the first Slow Ride Stories climate change rap!
We’ve had a terrific start to the trip! The motorcycle is running great, and we’ve had some great conversations so far. The first leg of our trip takes us to the eastern shore of the Hudson River in New York, where we hop on board a historic sailing ship and talk with the crew.