Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Monsey Pizza run

On my first official 5BBC ride, I took a group of 5 cyclists including my brother Ken with veteran 5BBC leader Manny Sanudo riding sweep on a ride through Bergen and Rockland counties. After crossing the George Washington Bridge, we were very soon deep into suburban Bergen county. Most of the roads were tree-lined streets and had few cars.

We had a great ride culminating in a climb up a shady tree-lined residential street (Hungry Hollow Road). After a whole-wheat pizza lunch at Chai Pizza and Falafel in Monsey, where our group of sweaty guys in lycra turned quite a few heads and aroused some excitement amongst the children present, we headed back down Saddle River road toward home.

Our route back took us through Hackensack and across the Old River Bridge, which is no longer used for automobile traffic. We stopped on the bridge for this photo, which a passerby snapped for us:

From the old River Bridge we had a nice view of the Hackensack River and the new River Bridge: