One hundred-and-seventy miles per hour.
The 25-year-old McCarthy, of Charlton, was first spotted around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday by a trooper while zipping through Ravena at 166 miles per hour.
When McCarthy slowed down for traffic, the trooper tried without success to pull him over but was able to jot down the license plate number before the Saratoga County man sped off again.
At that point the trooper abandoned the pursuit because of how fast McCarthy was going, but a description of the bike was broadcast over police scanners, police said.
Troopers along the Thruway clocked him at 150 and 170 mph as maintenance workers provided updates on his location, police said.
It wasn’t until McCarthy stopped for gas 50 miles and 20 minutes later in New Paltz that he was arrested and charged with fleeing police, reckless driving, speeding and operating out of class because he didn’t have a motorcycle license.
When troopers told him about the excessive speeds, he allegedly told them the bike can easily exceed 190 mph. He was sent to the county jail on $20,000 bail.