A Buck, 2 Bridges and Brooklyn

25Sep09

We camped in Tallman State Park in Piermont, NY the night before heading to Brooklyn.  We rolled in to the state park around 7pm and found our little nest in the woods.  While we were cooking our dinner of sausage, onions, and lentils we heard the sound of something large running through the woods towards us.  It was too dark and fast to be a human….it must be a deer!  We stood close togetheer as a 4 point buck approached us snorting and stamping.  Bryan announced that it was our campsite tonight and the buck ran off into the marshy part of the Hudson.  Amazing that we could almost get runover by a deer 15 miles from NYC!

We got started early on Sunday.  There was more road biker traffic than cars as we made our way to the George Washington Bridge.  It was smooth sailing the whole way, well labeled bike route and large shoulders.  We stopped and had a snack at a popular road biker store and we ate surrounded by more padded shorts than we’ve ever seen in our lives.  Then we started our crossing of the bridge.  There wasn’t a cloud in the sky as we made our way over the bridge and around the island of Manhattan.  It was an incredible ride with hundreds of cyclists, runners, moms, dads, and little ones.

We also crossed the Brooklyn Bridge  in the early afternoon.  There were thousands of people taking in the beauty of the day from an equally beautiful bridge.  We arrived at Kevin and Yoko’s place around 3pm.  It took us approximately 300 miles and 2 weeks to get here.  It felt incredible to put the kickstand down and take our helmets off.

We’ve spent the last few days wandering New York.  We’ve been to museums, parks, and even a free concert, but we’ll save that for the next post.

Morning sunrise at Tallman Mountain State Park

Morning sunrise at Tallman Mountain State Park

View from the GW Bridge

View from the GW Bridge

View of GW Bridge from bikepath, did we just cross that?!

View of GW Bridge from bikepath, did we just cross that?!

tech break at a free wifi spot in Manhattan

tech break at a free wifi spot in Manhattan

Were still going in the right direction :)

We're still going in the right direction :), on the Brooklyn Bridge

More about our time in NYC in the next few days.  Happy Fall everyone!

Debi and Bryan

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4 Responses to “A Buck, 2 Bridges and Brooklyn”

  1. Prima!! and primo! Amazing pics, I’m jealous!!! Two weeks passed already. Amazing how time flies.

  2. 2 Joanne Harrison

    I am in awe! What a great thing you are doing… I wish I could stowe away in your panniers. I couldn’t have imagined you could bike across the GW bridge into NYC.. I don’t even like to drive across, but it sounded like that is the way to go. I am loving your blog. Thanks, enjoy and be safe. Jo

  3. 3 Gretchen

    You guys rocks! I’m so impressed with you. We were in Saratoga last weekend and talking about you and missing you. Loving the blog. Be good to each other and rub those buns.

  4. 4 Eric

    Hey Guys! Hope all is well, Sarah and I check this every couple days. Getting moved into the house as we speak! Hope all is well, be safe and have fun!


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