Friday, August 19, 2011
The 3Ms Bike Staten Island
Mike came to New York to attend Daniel's bachelor party. On Friday afternoon, Mike, Mark and Mary put bikes on the car and drove over the Bayonne Bridge to Staten Island. We parked at the nothern point of the island (a mile or so west of St. George) and rode to St. George. We took the Staten Island Railway down to Tottenville (southern point of island) and then rode our bikes up the eastern shore, about 20 miles of riding. (Click here to see our route.) While quite a bit of the ride was on busy streets, we had some stretches of bike path along the ocean. We rode through many different neighborhoods. Got back to the car just as a thunderstorm was approaching, and made it all the way back to our Newport neighborhood before the downpour. It was like driving through a car wash for about 6 blocks. We parked in the parking garage, which is right behind our building. But they don't have skyways here, so we hung out in the garage until the rain let up. It was great to spend the day biking with Mike.