Monday, November 05, 2007

Heading home from Brooklyn on Sunday morning, I watched some of the New York City Marathon - from 125th street, into Mott Haven in the South Bronx.

I really enjoyed seeing all the bands that were playing on the route, and definitely want to apply for my own to play next year.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

I've been absent from blogging on here for quite a while. Most of my internet time is spent at work, and though I can access Google Reader, I cannot open up blog pages - they are blocked. I cannot update this blog, nor can I comment on the blogs of others. Rest assured, though, that I have been reading.

It is autumn. Yesterday, the air was brisk, and the cycling was delightful. A friend, a cycling aquaintance, gave me a wonderful cycling jacket - windproof, fleece-lined, very warm. It's got "Bicycling Magazine" emblazoned all over it - her partner is an editor, and they get much free stuff. I was grateful. It's always a challenge, figuring out how to comfortably bike in the cooler (and, before too long, very cold) weather.

I bought a road bike. Several years old, midlevel campagnolo components, steel and carbon frame - it's absolutely delightful to drop the rear der down to the small cog on First Avenue and go tearing down, faster than the cars, spinning smoothely, chain turning the rear wheel with speed.