Went on the Jersey City Bike Tour today. It was an organized ride, with about 500 riders, that rode through Jersey City, with motorcycle police stopping traffic to allow us to proceed. The route was 16 miles, mostly flat, at a slow pace (took two hours). It was a really nice way to see the area and get some riding in. Without an organized ride, it's hard to ride very far without having to stop for stoplights, and traffic is pretty heavy.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
|Julia with Grandpa Brauer|
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Beer, Beans and Brauers
Today we rode our bikes (took them on the PATH to the World Trade Center Station in Manhattan and then rode) to Brooklyn for a backyard barbeque hosted by John and Nancy's friend, Tim. We took a detour along the way to buy a vinyl tablecloth at K-Mart in Manhattan, then headed across the Manhattan bridge to Brooklyn. It was hot and humid, so the cold beer (6-point, various flavors) tasted especially good. We brought a tub of Captain Ken's Firehouse Baked Beans from Minnesota to share at the potluck. John made delicious chicken skewers marinated in "shwarma" sauce. Got a chance to visit with a lot of great people.