Yesterday I did a ride that's been on the bucket list for a few years - the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire. I drove up to Conway, NH, and started from the ranger station at the eastern end of the highway. I rode up and over the pass, and down to North Woodstock, the western end of the road. Ate lunch in North Woodstock, then up and over the pass again, and back into Conway.
I'd simply been hoping to do the ride for the sake of the biking itself - all the better that it was 70 degrees and the leaves were at their peak!