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Old 09-09-11, 06:59 PM
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i accidentally rode to the bronx today...

I live in Park Slope, work in Riverdale 3 days a week. Lately, I've been thinking that my commute has been painfully short (I usually only go to Grand Central and catch the Metro North to Spuyten Dyvil...thats short....too short...). With today being as BEAUTIFUL as it was, I thought I'd head on up the West Side Highway for a bit before parking at GC as usual. THEN, since I seemed to be FLYING up the WSH, I thought I might as well catch the Metro North at 125th instead. BUT, as it turns out, what I thought would probably be a convenient place for an exit at 125th turned out to be just highway...so I went up a little further....then a little further...by the time I got to the end of the bike path I was already up in Inwood...which is just a stone's throw from Riverdale, really....

After work, I tried to take the subway back, but I have to transfer at Times Square, and I had to let 3 trains of crowded nonsense go by before I finally just decided to ride back home from there.

All told, today I rode 33 miles...my longest ride EVAH. And...even BETTER, I dont feel like I want to cut my legs off, I dont feel like I need to trade my bum in for a new one (although can you IMAGINE? I would definitely trade up.), and I could have maybe even taken a loop around Prospect Park after.

So. Today was a good day. Now, if you'll excuse me, Im off to eat everything in my fridge.

Peace out, y'all!
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Old 09-09-11, 07:06 PM
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Nice ride! Pretty soon you'll be riding centuries!
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Old 09-09-11, 09:03 PM
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Bravo Chanamagoo! Your legs'll get stronger and bike time shorter. Keep gett'in your reps in!
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Old 09-10-11, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by chanamagoo View Post
I dont feel like I need to trade my bum in for a new one (although can you IMAGINE? I would definitely trade up.)
This made me laugh. Sounds like a great ride.

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Old 09-11-11, 06:39 AM
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Sweet.
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A Bronx Tale! I love it.

"Accidental" rides are some of the best, particularly when the only accident you have is the ride itself.
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Hey there Chanamagoo!

Loved your story! It sort of reminds me of my entire life...You know, plan this, end up doing that kinda thing.

Well, if there's nothing else besides exercise you got out of this adventure, you've done well. However, you got alot more to boot. For one thing, you learned more about your environment and possible future routes you might take. You also had a great time, enjoying your bike. So with a day filled with exercise, education, and enjoyment, I'd say you've had a splendid day, indeed!

Auf Weidersehen!

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