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    Post photos from NYC!

    Although NYC is not known as a terribly bike-friendly city, there are some truly amazing spots to ride. I am only just discovering most of them myself. If you live here or bike here, post photos of your favorite places to ride your lovely vintage bikes!

    My current favorite is the Hudson River Park trail. So smooth and flat and easy for a newbie like me, and it does not get much more scenic at sunset.


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    I had to travel to Mellville, NY back at the end of April for work. I spent a week there in training. At the end of the week I took the train into the city and spent the weekend there.

    My first time in NYC and boy was it a blast. To cover as much ground as possible I used the subways, and I also rented a bike from Franks Bike shop. I asked if they had any old road bikes I could rent instead of their usual hybrids, and they produced this shiny guy.



    The bar tape was kind of sticky, and the seat wasn't the best, and it shifted poorly, but it was fun to ride around the city

    I enjoyed many site, although not all I would have liked.
    I enjoyed riding in Central Park as well as along the Hudson and East Rivers.






    My two favorite places from the trip


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    Alas, when I ride in NYC (every morning, and every afternoon, between Penn Station and my office) I keep my eyes on the traffic around me, and on road itself. Even on the street, though, you see some interesting stuff. As an archaeologist, I became fascinated with the occasional traces of catastrophic mechanical failures one finds embedded in the pavement.


    This was just east of Columbus Circle; now been repaved.


    This was on Seventh Avenue a bit south of Times Square. Also now repaved.

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    Whoa! That's really cool. Since it got paved over, you know they'll be finding that 10,000 years from now and wondering why people used aluminum parts to worship the god Shimano.
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    Oh, they didn't pave the stuff over; they ground off the old pavement and put down new stuff. Those things are gone now. And now I see I got the labels wrong; the Shimano derailleur was at Columbus Circle, the chain was on 7th south of Times Square. It's summer now, and the streets get hot enough for stuff to get embedded; I should start carrying a camera again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maggiemaggie View Post
    My current favorite is the Hudson River Park trail. So smooth and flat and easy for a newbie like me, and it does not get much more scenic at sunset.
    The Hudson River is BEAUTIFUL at sunset. I'm 90 miles north of you, so I get the added bonus of catching the sun dipping behind the Catskills as long as I'm on the right side of the river

    I took this picture of the Verrazano while on a ride:


    My bike waiting for the subway at 110th Street:


    And for different spin on NYC pictures, here are a few taken at the Ashokan Reservoir, NYC's largest water supply. NYC owns the property, provides the police force, and maintains the roads...so, it's like NYC without the city, haha. Anyhow, I am fortunate enough to ride here weekly

    View from the lower basin, looking West towards the high peaks of the Catskills:


    Upper Basin:


    Through eminent domain proceedings, NYC evicted and flooded many towns. This sign pays homage to one of them:


    Bald Eagle:



    Fresh baby deer with momma:

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    at ground zero

    atop manhattan bridge

    battery park and lady liberty

    chinatown

    a frenchy in manhattan
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    CROTONA PARK 2010 TOUR DE BRONX by 1nterceptor, on Flickr

    On the opposite side of the Hudson river, Weehawken-NJ:

    New York City by 1nterceptor, on Flickr

    Same area, after dark:

    NEW YORK CITY by 1nterceptor, on Flickr

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    No pictures, as I have never ridden there. I did comment many times on my trip to NYC that I wish I had been able to bring my bike along.

    One of these days......
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