I absolutely cherish my bike. It is one of my favorite possessions...because...
All of my dear, dear friends in Brooklyn pitched in and gave me this bike for a wedding present when Danny and I got married!!! Can you even imagine a better wedding present? I felt so loved, I can't even tell you. (Danny had just gotten a new bike in preparation for his move to Brooklyn- since our little home here is by a huge park - and so our friends wanted to get me a bike, too.) These friends...Oh.....they have been so good to me. I just have so much gratitude as I think of all the amazing experiences we've had together here in Brooklyn. Nothing can compare.
Here are some old pics from out & about Brooklyn, by bike...
Riding a bike in New York is kind of awesome. You can just cover so much territory rather quickly; you don't have to find a parking space; you can actually see the neighborhoods (in person) instead of just on a subway map; there are lots of biking lanes; and you can move faster than cars. Downside: the unmistakable thrill of possibly having a car door open up on you at all times and the worry of getting your bike stolen in a split second. So far so good on those fronts. :)
Danny and I love to ride to Trader Joe's, Sahadi's Middle Eastern Market, Brookyn Bridge Park, the famous Red Hook Ball Fields, Riverside Park, Prospect Park, Central Park, church, or along the bikeway on the West Side on the Hudson River [friends...riding that west side bike path is one of my all-time favorite things to do in New York..especially with a stop at Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem! Oh man. Really...you have to do this.]
Do you have any favorite bike paths or bike outings we should know about? And, is there ANYTHING that can make you feel more like a kid than riding a bike? :) :) OK, maybe flying a kite. I've had a kite sitting by my door for awhile and Danny and I have been meaning to go fly it all summer. I'm determined to make it happen soon. :)
Hope you all are having a great start to your week!