does anyone here ride in bike tours? today was the NY Century. I just finnished the 55 miles segment. grueling, but was satisying to finnish.
started in Harlem at the top of Central Park. biked up through Harlem and than downtown on Riverside Drive and 9th Ave. Went over the Brooklyn Brige and than down to Prospect Park where the first rest stop was. Had b-fast trail mix, oranges, and Accelerade. than headed west over to the Belt Parkway and biked along the shore under the Verrazano all the way around the bottom of Brooklyn and Coney Island and than up to the Canarsie Pier, where the 2nd rest stop was. More oranges and Acelerade and some bananas.
Headed back west through Canarsie, Brownsville, Crown Heights, and Bed-Sty. Arrived at the East River via Williamsburg and biked along the riverfront up to Queens. The third and final rest stop was in Astoria Park underneath the Triborough Bridge. Biked over the Triborough and than through Randalls Island Park and biked back to Manhattan over a footbridge. Finnished several hours after beginning at 110th and Lenox Ave.
felt so proud of myself to finnish. i used an 8 speed Giant i had bought in Orlando.
anyone else do this stuff?