The fabulous 60's and 70's were a time of a major cultural awakening in the Hudson Valley. Life was simpler then and had little of the political correctness that threatens to drown us today. It was a time of fast cars, motorcycles, woman, and hard partying. Under the radar of law enforcement it was a time of great freedom. This book is a firsthand account of what young adult life was like during the period, which included the war in Viet Nam and the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Join the author as he takes you on his journey, sometimes on a motorcycle, through his indoctrination into one of the most famous drinking establishments in the Valley. Relive with him some of his best and worst experiences. Peer into the minds and bodies of some of the key players in the revolution of the time. If you lived during this period then "Riding the Valley" will take you back there as none has before. If you wondered what life was like in this unusual time, now you can view it through the author's looking glass and experience it for yourself. Riding the Valley will take you through the rough underbelly that lies beneath the flashing kaleidoscope of the Beatles, the Stones, Woodstock and the Peppermint Lounge to a place where only a few have been. Don't forget to bring your motorcycle. Park out front, back in only please!