With weekend activities sometimes all I have very little time to ride and for such situations I have found the perfect 2 hour route. 30 miles, 2,800 feet of climbing. I have been riding south so often that if I have more time, I can easily alter this route to go 40 or 50 miles.
When I hit Gurske Pond, I know that I am 7 miles from home on the most direct route or 10 miles if I ride through Sandy Hook.
When I got home from this ride, my seasonal allergies went haywire!