42 miles later...

May 6, 2002

Yesterday, I rode in theBike New York 5 Boro Bike Tour. It was a lot of fun and rather tiring, since I don't bicycle frequently. I brought the digicam and more photos will surface later. I did learn quite a bit about biking through New York:

  • People ride the tour on all sorts of bikes. I saw lots of recombinants, a bunch of tandems, some tandem recombinants, and a couple of people were riding the old-timey bikes with the enormous front wheels

  • Biking down the closed FDR Drive was faster than driving it in usual traffic

  • The Queensboro (59th St) Bridge is rusting and its paint is peeling badly.

  • Besides being very long, the Varrazano Narrows Bridge is very windy

  • Remember to put sunscreen on above your elbows

And an article from NY1: Cyclists Celebrate New York In Five Borough Tour

Posted by Andrew Raff at May 6, 2002 09:56 PM