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Discussion: Early Sunday morning stroll

in: Charlie; Charlie > 2019-12-22

Dec 22, 2019 9:19 PM # 
chitownclark:
You chose a wonderful route through lower Manhattan....Tribeca, Soho, West Village, Chelsea, and the Hudson bikeway back south. Did you get to the Hi-Line? Sorry for the injury...maybe you should have stopped for coffee and a bagel (with a 'schmeer') along the way.

In the early '70's I used to bike down from midtown to a place on W 4th on Sunday mornings and enjoy the Village atmosphere. Then either across the Brooklyn Bridge to the Heights, or the Staten Island ferry for a ride in the country! Sunday mornings in Manhattan are truly magical; I can easily understand how you might have overdone it.
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Dec 23, 2019 1:53 AM # 
Charlie:
My older son does a lot of biking in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

It was a pretty fine morning for walking around, particularly along the Hudson River Park, which is continually being upgraded. We crossed under the Hi-Line at 28th street, but weren't particularly motivated to get up on it. We've been on it other times. There is certainly a lot to see.

Then we met my son and his family for lunch in Tribeca. The first place he had wanted to try was to noisy even for me to walk in the door. Lucky to find a quiet place just a block away.

I don't know that I would describe my situation as an injury. Both hamstrings are just chronically sore and tired. Pretty strange. It has been going on since July, but seems to be getting worse.
Dec 24, 2019 8:16 PM # 
chitownclark:
Well I had a company car during the couple years I lived there; parked it on E 64th with no problem most days...right up the block from Maxwell's Plum! But I still preferred to ride my bike around the city rather than driving. You can scoot right through traffic jams on a bike, run red lights, go up on the sidewalk, etc. Urban biking at its best!

Hope the hamstrings recover. Strange that they both are problematic. But count your blessings; you can still walk and run at a pretty good pace...at least compared with me!
Dec 25, 2019 3:44 AM # 
jjcote:
Running red lights, the kind of thing that gives cycling a bad name...

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