Our team of 10 riders traveled to NYC to do the Five Boroughs Tour. I have to confess that I don’t know some of the team members, nor have I met them. I only saw one of the nine others over the weekend and things did not work out that well for him. Did you ever stop your bike not unclip and fall over. Yea, me too. It happened to Paul at around the 25 mile mark in Queens. He is going into surgery today to have his broken hip repaired.
Things were a bit worse on at the Red Hook Crit on Saturday night 10 seconds into the race when the pace motorcycle stalled.
Our ride started in a light rain and all the comments were how not so bad it was riding. By 10 AM the F bombs started as the intensity of the rain increased. The last 10 miles on the Bronx/Queens expressway sucked. Heavy rain, wind and almost all up hill. Everyone who finished was glad they did. A lot never got that far. I’m guessing the subways got crowded as people bailed. I can’t wait for next years tour.
Did I make a movie. Of course.
2016 NYC FIVE BOROUGHS from John Sullivan on Vimeo.
8 thoughts on “NYC Five Boroughs Ride.”
32,000 folks riding bikes together? That is flat-out awesome!
Best wishes to Paul, that is not a fun way to end the day 😦
Ouch – my hips hurts just imagining it!
Congrats on 30/30!
Way to ride through the storm!
Baby in a plastic bag – great idea!
Ouch-ouch!!! I know somebody from ’round here who went to do that tour (granted they were in the general area). Nothing like soggy, windy and hilly to make a nice day feel really good, though.
So did you finish the whole event?
Thank you for sharing the video and the report. I thought about all of you all day on Sunday. I was so disappointed I couldn’t make it and I kept looking at my Jersey and Shorts and thinking about what I was missing. I so wanted to do that ride. I ended up riding 20 miles in Oklahoma with 70 degree weather and full sunshine.
You couldn’t have picked a better year to miss this ride. Unless of course you like cold, rainy, windy weather. If that’s the case, you missed out on a classic.