Adventures on skates

July 13, 2003

This weekends' skating wasn't all that much of an adventure. On Saturday, I reprised a skate that I almost didn't finish the first time I tried: Across the Brooklyn Bridge, across Chambers St. to Hudson River Park, then along the river up Hudson River Park to Riverside Park at 66th St. From 66th St., I skated across to Central Park and entered at Tavern on the Green and followed the loop all the way around. Then, I skated back across to Riverside Park and back downtown via Hudson River Park. On the way back to Brooklyn, I crossed the Manhattan Bridge instead of the Brooklyn Bridge, for a change.

Today, I went for a somewhat quicker skate. After considering skating out to Prospect Park (not my favorite route) or up to the Brooklyn Navy Yard (an unknown for me), I decided to reprise part of Saturday's route and skated over to Manhattan and then north along the Hudson. Instead of skating the Central Park loop, I followed Riverside Park up past the boat basin to about 86th St, then turned around and skated home. Because of the way the wind was blowing in from the Hudson, there was a headwind in both directions.

Posted by Andrew Raff at July 13, 2003 10:11 PM
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