This Sunday was the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. The 40 mile route takes thousands of cyclists through all the boroughs, including the best borough, Brooklyn. In fact, the tour passes not far from where I live and it does pass right in front of where I work.
Getting to work on tour day was no fun. This is, especially, true for me because I harbor a deep seeded fear (perhaps, more of an anxiety) of being hit by a bicycle. Thankfully, I’ve never been hit with a bike (I have been hit by a car), but I’ve been a witness to some horrendous accidents. Its staggering how, on the surface, a bicycle that seems so innocuous and user-friendly; can cause a whole heap of damage. As New York prepares to roll out an expansive bike share program; I must admit, as a bipedal, I’m a little anxious for my safety.
But for now, I successfully crossed Flushing Avenue, on Sunday. It is a good first step in surmounting my anxiety over what the city streets may become once the Citi Bike is in place and a zillion “cyclotourists” climb onboard.
For this week’s photo challenge, I’m sharing a view of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. I felt so much better watching the bikes pass by from my elevated vantage point; safely from above it all; far from the buzzing wheels.
- Thousands To Ride In 5 Boro Bike Tour (wnyc.org)
- On the 5 Boro Bike tour (mbcoudal.com)
- 5 Boro Bike Tour (alliebrownphotoblog.wordpress.com)