Trying out the Flip Ultra HD

The ride out to Nyack is a standard training ride for New Yorkers. Up the side of the island from Brooklyn for me, then over the GWB and up 9W, through Piermont, on to Nyack, then back again. An alternate and infinitely more beautiful route is to turn left after crossing the GWB and go down to the start of River Road. It takes you under the bridge and alongside the Hudson through some absolutely stunning terrain. And it culminates in a lovely climb up Alpine Hill – at least I think it’s called that. Then you get back on …

Sparrow Hill Ride Video

A ride with Matthias in August in Australia. Second time riding on single track and I did much better than the day before. More confident – I think because there was less chance of me falling off the side of a mountain. The bike was a rental (Norco Nitro), and I wasn’t clipped in so I had one less thing to worry about. Not as much technical stuff as the Mt Stromlo track the day before. I enjoyed it more, but would love to get more practice to tackle the more technical rides and downhills. Sadly, don’t have a MTB …

Bear Mountain Video

The Bear Mountain ride is a pilgrimage every NY cyclist must make. It makes you forget you live in a crowded metropolis (though there are actually plenty of great choices for rides in this magnificent city). On this day, I headed out with some people from the NY Cycle Club. They were used to riding together, and a reasonably fast group – I hope I didn’t slow them down too much, though I felt like I was keeping up ok. On this day, I found out that I don’t suck at climbing as much as I thought I did. In …

Times Square at Night Video

From Grand Central over to the Westside bike path. Shot after the Bear Mountain Ride after catching the train back from Cold Springs.