One of the ways I spend my days as a recently-unemployed Architect is by going on road rides. For the first time in the 5+ years I’ve been in NYC, I’ll be able to race at Kissena, our local track. I’ve raced there before, but never for a season and this year, I’m more than stoked to have Milwaukee helping me out with a bike. Since there’s not a whole lot of time before the opening weekend, I’ve been trying to train as much as possible. This usually includes some warm up laps in Prospect Park and then some intervals in Central Park. These rides, even with music, can get monotonous.
Yesterday was the first morning that I did my Prospect Park laps with friends.
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Here’s Jeremy from Tears for Gears and Nathan, the powerhorse of the group.
Harry from NY Bike Jumble fixing his rear wheel alignment. That’s one gorgeous bike.
After we did 4 laps in Prospect Park, Harry and I headed back to Williamsburg, where I split off into Queens and Central Park. Here’s my 7-Eleven with its new cockpit. I still have to re-route and trim the cables. Taking 3cm from your front end is a lot more work than you’d think.
After two exhausting laps in Central Park, I headed back down 2nd Avenue and was greeted by a great springtime shower. I cut over to the Williamsburg bridge and tried to link up with Lauren from Fixé Magazine.
As I was waiting for the lost Italian / Frenchie, the Swedes rolled up, sun burnt and exhausted from their non-stop trip. The only word they could muster up was “dumplings” so we went to my favorite spot in NYC for dumplings, Mosco st.
From Mosco st. we took Lafayette downtown to Battery Park and the West Side Drive up to the Chelsea piers where Lauren found her new lover. Click that image to read his license plate!
We cut across town back through Chinatown and I snapped a quick photo of the Asian porn mags that are for sale on the corner of Christie and Grand.
Then over to Epsteins for a beer. Lauren had to catch a bus to Philly, so the twins and I went back to Brooklyn for their last supper.
Mugs has the best burger in the hood. Hands down. For $12 you get a burger, fries and a beer. Depending on the pint, you can get a good dinner for $15 including tip.
We’ll be linking back up with Lauren soon and to the twins, Mårten and Jakob; rest up mates! Hopefully our paths will cross again!
A Day in 10 Photos: 04.05.2010