Great ride today with Clarence, Fatima, Tom and Beverly (and Robert, who met up with us at the Terminal Moraine.)
The route took us out of Jackson Heights, through Astoria-Queens and through Flushing Meadows. This shot is at the Unisphere, where the new Men in Black was filming over the last few weeks. Then we worked our way past Kew Gardens and skirted Forest Park, Jamaica Bay, through the excellent topiary in Howard Beach and across the Jamaica Bay wildlife refuge to Rockaway Beach.
The famous Rockaway Taco was packed!!
The line stretched out into the street, but we had very welcome fruit icy treats while we waited.
Bev had two fish tacos!
I had a fish taco and a chorizo taco, however that chorizo visited me for the next forty kilometers. Love chorizo, but it’s not the food for heavy exercise while the stomach and esophagus are horizontally oriented down along the top tube of a bicycle.
We went down to the beach, which was absolutely packed!
So, Great RIde… my GPS stopped recording locations as we were heading up Bushwick and skirting the edge of Flatbush and over the Williamsburg Bridge into Manhattan, where I worked my way up Second Avenue to home. All together, 80 km on a damn hot day!