08/08/2004: "Tour of Manhattan"
It felt too cold for the beach, so I decided to go on a bike tour of Manhattan island. Most of this island on waterfront has beautiful scenic paths you can ride along. Then I cut through beautiful row of old brownstones in Harlem. I got lost trying to find a passage to Harlem River waterfront. So I gave up just the tip of Manhattan, and turned around at Jumel Mansion, which was also surrounded by quiet beautiful streets. The whole stretch on West side from George Washington Bridge to Battery Park is one long clean scenic ride. The best time for this part of tour is early evening before sunset. The whole trip, mostly leisurly ride, including a pizza break, took me about four hours. Highly recommended.