Today marked the first day of my roughly seven-month biking season here in New York. The thermometer registered about 38° F when I left my house, which is a fine temperature for biking. A hat and some thin gloves keep the chill off, and the cool air keeps the tourist hordes away from the Brooklyn Bridge. Later in the summer the path pictured above will be thick with cyclists and pedestrians — which is great, actually. New York is a very walkable and bikeable city, and I’m happy to take in the views over the bridge at a more leisurely pace. But it’s nice to have it to myself every once and a while.
When does your bike commute begin?