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Ride Report: 718C Micro Tour 4

Biking to a destination outside of NYC from NYC has its rewards. But first you must escape from New York. On July 6-7, I went on another Micro Tour with the amazing shop crew of 718 Cyclery. At this point I’m 4/4 for these monthly weekend excursions. Has it been challenging? Hell yes, but I’m ecstatic about the adventures, learning how to pack my bike, and pushing myself on endurance and bike touring. Best of

bike on the boardwalk

Ride Report: 718c Micro Tour 3

SUNSCREEN. Don’t knock it. If Micro Tour 2 was lush wonderland with green canopy providing cover from the harsh sun, Micro Tour 3 was its opposite: a beautiful ride under an unobstructed blanket of UV rays penetrating the Earth’s surface, and the breeze the only reprieve from the unceasing heat of the sun. The end result? Getting sun-baked as fuck and suffering varying degrees of sun burns and sun rashes. But I digress. This isn’t

Women’s 100 riding 100km with awesome bike ladies

Last month, I had the opportunity to ride with a group of awesome bike ladies from WEbike NYC. I don’t hang out with them as often as I should, but I’ve never felt disappointed after going on a ride with them. I’m not a social butterfly. The idea of meeting up with a bunch of strangers for a bike ride is somewhat anxiety-inducing, but in the end, I’m always happy I go. I haven’t quite

The Week in Bike Adventures week of Feb. 21

Monday: Holiday means relaxing and taking advantage of the continuing beautiful weather. For the second straight day, M and I ride out to Prospect Park in the late afternoon. It seemed like everyone and their dogs were at the park. Don’t get distracted. We had to get some headshots done for M so taking advantage of the beautiful afternoon lighting was pivotal. We headed over to the bridge overlooking the boat house and snapped some

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