The inconsistency of the weather has made it difficult to go for bike rides around town (unless you count my daily commute). Yesterday was an exception. The sun came out and the temperature reached the mid-60s, which convinced me it was a better idea to ride around Liberty State Park than spend an hour in the gym.
Of course, I didn’t realize it would be so windy as I rode through the park. I probably should’ve worn slightly warmer clothes. At least the wind kept a lot of people away, so the waterfront path was rather empty, making it easier to ride.
The views of Manhattan, the Jersey City waterfront, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty make this bike ride enjoyable on clear days.
I decided to make my ride last a little longer by peddling through the city. I stopped at the intersection of Grand and Greene for this shot of the new World Trade Center.
I tried using my new mobile app for MapMyRide to see how long my bike ride would be. Unfortunately, the GPS did not work properly and it cut out most of my ride (the route it showed does not exist–you can’t ride over water where there is no bridge). I guess I’ll give the app another shot.
And when I arrived home, I had good news waiting in my email. My media pass was approved for the Manhattan Cocktail Classic that starts Saturday and runs through next week (of course, I’ll have to miss Sunday’s events for Mother’s Day, but I’ll survive).