Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tour de Bronx 2007

I'd ridden the 40 mile route of the 2006 Tour de Bronx, and that was fun, even the suffering up the hills of the Spuyten Duyvil on my hybrid. Much more fun was the delight of escorting my daughter Shira on the 25 mile route of the 2007 Tour on October 21. I'm just so proud of her: we rode from our Upper West Side home to the start location of the ride at the Bronx County Courthouse, then we rode the Tour. At right is a photo by Clarence E Street Films of us at the finish area of the Tour in the Bronx Botannic Garden. As usual, you note that she's got a smile and is aware that he's taking photos while of course I'm busy talking to one of my 5BBC buddies.

Even after all the riding on her steel frame mountain bike with 24" wheels (mind you, triples helped some though the 5 speed cassette wasn't such a big gear in 1st), she still made an 8 mph pace to the subway station where we caught the D train back home to the Upper West Side.
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