For years, I’ve been running along the Hudson River next to bikers in their spandex gear, shiny helmets and glistening sunglasses. To me, biking didn’t really seem like a workout and it didn’t seem fair they could go faster and farther than I could on foot. For me biking was a leisure sport done in cute clothes.
Boy was I wrong. (photos after the jump)
The last time I was on a bike must have been about 10+ years ago and I have been craving to go bike riding in the city ever since, to see what it was like if not to relive some wonderful childhood memories. This past Saturday, I put aside any concerns and tagged along with my friend to go bike riding on a beautiful day. I wasn’t exactly dressed properly (i was wearing “cute clothes”) but I’m happy to say I could keep up (except for steep inclines) because I go running!
I was SO excited and hyped up on endorphins before I even got my bike rental. Needless to say, I felt like a kid again. The weather was so beautiful and I got to see the Hudson River in a completely different way. I could not have been happier.
Didn’t want to flood my instagram with these photos so here is yet another blog post with exclusive photos just for those reading. Hope this inspires you to take a mini vacation when you can and to do something you have wanted to do for awhile. It is truly amazing how in New York you can start in one place and in just 10 minutes you can find yourself in a completely different neighborhood. I forgot I was even in New York for a couple hours.
Views from the George Washington Bridge
Best $25 I have spent in a while, to say the least.
Thanks for reading 🙂