I finally got my bike tuned up the other day from Bike Works in the LES of Manhattan, which means no excuses left for getting on the bike, right? Well to my surprise I found a flat this morning, so that could have been an excuse, but today starts my third week of the President’s Challenge I joined and I simply don’t want to miss any days I can prevent. Funny how this little patch I’m aiming for is keeping me on track.
The following map shows a familiar ride for me. I usually take my time in one direction and pump it as hard the opposite. Basically the goal is to get to the Socrates Sculpture Park and back. To my surprise it’s a 12.5 mile loop.
I like to revisit this path each year to see how the neighborhoods and parks along the way have changed. This year was a big surprise for me in the Long Island City area. Nice new parks along the water to go with the towering condo buildings. Google maps doesn’t even show all the new ones yet. I’ve also marked a few spots that are great places to slow down, take a break or have a picnic/BBQ along the river.
Oh! Most of this route has a dedicated bike path lane too - www.ridethecity.com