The sun is due out tomorrow, I'm hoping to be able to get out and ride my bike. I've been wanting to ride to Brooklyn, which is quite a haul just to get there, but maybe I'll save that ride for Sunday, when I want to ride into Manhattan anyway to go to the B&H Photo store. They're having wonky hours because it's a primarily Jewish establishment, and we are in the high holy days of the Jewish calendar. Really, most of the people who work there are practicing Hasids, with the whole black coat get up and hair locks. They don't talk to you unless they need to, they don't smile, and they don't exchange small talk or even common pleasantries. Maybe they're disgruntled because they'd rather be practicing, maybe it's cultural, but I respect that. Anyone willing to wear their beliefs on not only their sleeves but their whole body, looking totally freakish by our cultural standards gets the benefit of my doubt.
So tomorrow, maybe I'll just do my 18 mile loop ride which is my default ride to make sure I get out and get some exercise. It's an easy, scenic ride going up Rte 9W to Alpine (on which Alanis Morrisette filmed that video in the car where she's all split personality), and coming back on the Hudson River Drive to Fort Lee, and then backtracking up to my parents' town. The route has plenty of rolling flats, one screaming downhill (although not by Bay Area standards), and some short uphills.
Yes, I've stopped to take lomos (yes, I took my lomo along):
September 29, 2005 - Hudson River Drive
October 1, 2005 - Hudson River Boat Basin
The ride goes underneath the George Washington Bridge going to Fort Lee:
October 1, 2005
All of these negatives are flipped, per previous discussion.