• The Latest or Where Did Brooklyn by Bike Go?

    by  • September 11, 2014 • Bike Events, Bike Travel • 0 Comments

    Hello!

    It’s been a long time since I’ve updated the site and organized community rides here in Brooklyn. For those of you who don’t know I’ve been in Colombia (the South American country) for the past year. In many ways living on the Caribbean coast was easy. The sweltering heat gives way to warm ocean waves and cooler nights. BUT it does not make for great biking.

    Cartagena Nights

    night fall in the old city – Cartagena, Colombia

    In fact the bike infrastructure of Cartagena, Colombia is sorely lacking. Automobiles like in most South American cities rule the road. It took me a bit of time to stop running across streets when I returned to NYC. Bike lanes that go nowhere and 95 plus degree heat kept me off my bike for longer rides. That’s not to say that riding was impossible. I spent quite a bit of time cycling around the old city center, bumping over cobble stone roads and eating gelato.

    Bike on the Beach Cartagena, Colombia

    my bike was sort of happy then – Cartagena, Colombia

    I’ve returned to NYC for the time being with renewed energy, which means more bike rides in the works. My neighborhood is of the favorite Tour de Taco spot, Los Hermanos taqueria and tortilleria. It looks crazy different here from the first Tour de Taco more than five years ago – gentrification, more white people, etc. And with a rapidly changing NYC, we carry on. Check back soon and hope to see you on a ride #bikenyc!