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Five Boro Weekend Highlights

The Brompton Diarist came for lunch on Saturday – drawn, she admitted, as much by the house’s felines as its people (and I’m totally fine with that!) – with a selection of marvelous cheeses, all new to me, all delicious. After lunch we’d planned to … Continue reading

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Grey. Winter. Blech.

Poor Monty. I’ve ridden him only once in the past week! When the temperature dips below 32ºF, I just can’t face the wind off the Hudson River. (“Face” being the key word – balaclavas make me claustrophobic.) So it was … Continue reading

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We did it! (5 Boro edition)

Maggie and I had a terrific time at the 5 Boro Bike Tour yesterday. After all my worrying preparation, I woke up feeling eager and energetic. The feeling lasted throughout the day. We waited for the downtown train at 72nd … Continue reading

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The Bronx is up and the Battery’s down

It’s a helluva town, and I biked the length of my borough this morning – up to the George Washington Bridge, down to Battery Park City, then home, about 25 miles total, in three hours. It’s the longest ride Maggie and I … Continue reading

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Sooner or later, it all gets real.

In two weeks, I’m doing my first  5 Boro Bike Tour. It recently occurred to me that the daily riding I do – six miles at a time on a flat, well-paved, protected path – hasn’t really prepared me for 40 miles of … Continue reading

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