Monday, May 08, 2006

Bikes, Boroughs, Bridges, Beautiful!

Yesterday I rode in the 29th annual 5-Boro Bike Tour. There were 30,000 riders in all. Bicycles wherever you looked. Here's a shot from Church Street in lower Manhattan near the start:






It was a little chilly at the beginning, but by the time I reached Astoria Park in Queens (approx. 19 miles in), it was warm and pleasant. Here's a shot of me under the Triborough Bridge:









I also traversed the Third Avenue and Willits Bridges (into and out of the Bronx, respectively). The Queensborough a.k.a. the 59th Street Bridge is the first real climb of the ride. Bridge #4 is the Pulaski that goes into Brooklyn from Queens. And, at the end of the ride, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge looms like a spectre over riders as they hit the 38-mile mark.

You can see more pictures of me riding here.

When the ride ends, it's the Staten Island Ferry back to lower Manhattan. This year, I was feeling so good, and the weather was so nice, I went for another bridge, the famous one from Brooklyn. In all I logged 50 miles on the day. Summer is officialy here!

2 comments:

Jenise said...

Glad you had a nice time. Looks like you had a beautiful day to play outside in! Thanks for the shot of hte waves... ah how I'd love to be BY a wave at the moment!

colin said...

looking for your pictures on brightroom....