Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Bikes: Zunow, Jo Routens, Bridgestone, Mercier, Cannondale
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the Coney Ride on Friday was lots of fun! there was about 2 dozen people, wide variety of ages, levels, and bikes. average speed was around 8-9mph so I did a lot of fooling around on my bike, coasting, bopping along to some tunes. everyone I met was very cool, especially one dude who schooled me on some track bike knowledge - gotta admit it's more fun to learn about in conversation with a real person than online!
the ride along the greenway past the Verrazano Bridge was the best part, with gorgeous weather and a fantastic view. the fireworks at Coney were also quite a sight - they are almost right above you! the ride back went up Ocean Ave and through Prospect Park, an easy and straightforward trip home. despite the fairly laid-back pace of the ride, or maybe because of it, I was pretty worn out when I finally reached home around 12:30am... I guess the total mileage was around 40 or so, maybe a bit less.
i'm looking forward to participating in more Times Up rides, and I think I will start going to their free classes on bike mechanics. definitely a recommended ride!
...and btw, after this summer, a lot of Coney Island's boardwalk will be torn down for re-development. So if you live in the area and have always wanted to do this ride but not gotten around to it - this summer's you last chance! if you're looking for a route, try this one I did a month ago: http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/united-s...k/328887224796