A Day in 10 Photos 09.19.2010

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A Day in 10 Photos 09.19.2010

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The day before I travel, I usually like to clear my head by getting on the road bike and logging around 40-60 miles. It’s a big chunk of time to set aside but in the end, it’s worth it. Prior to heading to Vegas for Interbike, I took the morning and afternoon off and rode to Piermont. This time I left my Canon G10 at home and took my Olympus Stylus 35mm camera. Armed with my bike and $0.99 store film, I headed out of the concrete jungle and into the woods.

Check out nine more photos below.

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Get around the city anyway you can. Just don’t be this guy.

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My route is fairly easy. I head to the 59th street bridge, through Central Park, up through Harlem and to the George Washington bridge.

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From here, the city looks a lot more green than it does downtown.

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From the GW bridge, I head into the Palisades. Also known as River Road, the Palisades takes you up and down a series of hills and you can even get to water level.

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But if you chose to head there, you’ve got a big climb back up to 9W.

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Riding through the woods, miles outside the city is exhilarating.

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Then you come to Alpine climb. A gnarly s-bend climb from the water all the way back up to the streets. It’s really steep and almost as fun to go down as it is to climb up.

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Here’s where I take a break. Usually around 4:20, a few hours before the GW Bridge closes to pedestrian traffic.

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From there, it’s time to ride home. The sky was so foreboding that day, looking like it was going to pour at any moment. As the sun sat, I became anxious knowing that I had to be in Vegas the next morning. We all saw how the trip turned out so I think this ride was the best thing for me that day…