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Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Long Island, New York
Bikes: Simoncini SS, Trek Al/CA, Jamis HT, Cannondale Rush 5Z
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My NYC Ride
I took the LIRR into Woodside and rode from there throughout Astoria towards the Triborough Bridge. Up and over the bridge - annoying steps; amazing vistas - and down onto Randalls/Ward Island. Definitely worthwhile to explore, particularly the waterfront on the East/Harlem River side.
Up and over the pedestrian bridge and ambled over to 110th street and the top of Central Park. Enjoyed a few laps in the park, along with every possible combination of runner, cyclist, walker, juggler, skater, and tourist. All good.
Off to the west side bike path and all the way down to the battery. So much to see. Some highlights: free kayaking; trapeze lessons; bikes everywhere, every type; parks; bustling financial area, and a packed Battery.
In the Battery and off to Governors Island. If you haven't done this ride, do it. Free ferry, and VERY bike friendly. Once on the island you can get around in a short time or take your time and relax and explore.
Back to Manhattan and up to the Brooklyn bridge, and then over to McSorley's for one light and one dark, and then up Third to 35th and over to 7th for the LIRR back home.
All in all, an amazing day. Great to explore the different parts of this amazing city and to do it on a bike. Thanks New York!