Yesterday I rode a little over 25 miles. The most I’ve done yet this season. Riding my bicycle on the west side of Manhattan, the “greenway” is so wonderful. The people riding are so different. They range from men and woman in bicycle attire, trying to get in their serious rides, to the free and easy types. One with a basket on the front, dog in the basket enjoying the breeze on a hot day. Another had his dog in his backpack. The area around the Intrepid was packed with so many people that we had to walk our bikes for a little bit.
Here’s something I thought was so interesting. So many people riding by have smiles on their faces. I’m always wondering is it just the joy of riding that makes them smile, or are they thinking of funny things?
On the greenway which spans the whole length of Manhattan, the scenery changes and the views are spectacular. I rode first all the way uptown to the GW bridge and then turned around and rode all the way down to Battery Park. Then back to the Hoboken ferry and home.
Along the way I saw so many people setting up the BBQs, playing catch, playing tennis or just relaxing under a tree, enjoying the view and the breeze.
I love to visit the gardens, so you’ll see in my gallery, first shots from Riverside Park, then because it’s Fleet Week a few shots of the ships docked, the latest of what’s happening at the World Trade Center area, then the gardens in Battery Park.
What a gorgeous day, have a look! Even this fly was having a great day!