Summer Streets happens on Saturday here, not Sunday. Sad face. I made it a bike day anyway riding around Manhattan. Hudson River Parkway route is beautiful. The eastside, not so much. The people at Bicycling Magazine were either a) heavily bribed; b) highly medicated; or c) just plain out of their minds when they declared New York the most bike-friendly city in North America. Bike lane deserts, routes that end without warning, no detour signs, pavement potholes to swallow a cyclist, bicycle and all. 1st and 2nd bike lanes were nice but often had cyclists riding the wrong way, wandering pedestrians, and turning vehicles.
I rode for about 25 miles from 87th and East End Ave to the bike rental place in midtown (on a Citibike). From there I rode down the Hudson River Parkway to the south end of Manhattan and back up on the East River side to the top of Central Park. New York has been so gussied up. Getting up to 110th looked more like the Manhattan I lived in.
I took the Central Park route back downtown. It is hilly! It was getting hot and I was pooping out. But I made it back to the rental place, ate lunch in a spot to cool off, and biked back to my place on 87th.
I had a few hours to relax and get ready to head back out to the thee-ate-ter. Saw the Book of Mormon. It was a hoot. It has been a long time since I went to a Broadway play. The theater was pretty small - made it more intimate. The actors all wore mics which was fine but gave it a movie-like quality. Loved the singing.
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