5. Feel the wind in your hair
Well, through your helmet anyway. Hop on a motorcycle, or something else two-wheeled but less high powered, to take in some rolling hills, reservoirs, and small towns. Take Route 55 to check out the Neversink and Roundout Reservoirs, while Route 97 follows the Delaware River for a 70-mile stretch. It will be way better than sitting in traffic on your bike.