2019 Micro-Tour 3

2019 Micro-Tour 3 was a 30 mile ride to camp at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field. It's a 12 mile ride straight from the shop, but we stretch it out by circling around Broad Channel, the Rockaways and Jacob Riis Beach.

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The group at Plumb Beach. Brooklyn

The group at Plumb Beach. Brooklyn

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with friends”

The ride began with the group meeting at Prospect Park at 9am. The trip had a moving time of 2 hours, 54 minutes, and moving average speed was 10.7mph (this was a pretty flat ride)

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The Ride

Group meet up at Prospect Park

Group meet up at Prospect Park

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Riding through Prospect Park

Riding through Prospect Park

Rolling south on Bedford Ave

Rolling south on Bedford Ave

The ride then turned east on the bike path that runs along the coast

The ride then turned east on the bike path that runs along the coast

2 flats on the trip, including yours truly

2 flats on the trip, including yours truly

Leaving Brooklyn, if only for a minute (or 240)

Leaving Brooklyn, if only for a minute (or 240)

Lunch stop on the beach Rockaway Beach (yes, THAT Rockaway Beach!)

Lunch stop on the beach Rockaway Beach (yes, THAT Rockaway Beach!)

Former and current 718 crew yucking it up

Former and current 718 crew yucking it up

Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Jacob Riis Beach

Jacob Riis Beach

Up and over the Gil Hodges Bridge, looping back around north to Floyd Bennett Field

Up and over the Gil Hodges Bridge, looping back around north to Floyd Bennett Field

Campsite

We arrived at the campsite around 2:30

We arrived at the campsite around 2:30

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Of course, Chombo and Cat can help fix your bike!

Of course, Chombo and Cat can help fix your bike!

Soon, it was dinner time

Soon, it was dinner time

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Sunday Morning

Because I had to open the shop on Sunday morning, I was lucky enough to get up early to catch some great images

Because I had to open the shop on Sunday morning, I was lucky enough to get up early to catch some great images

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Yes, this is Brooklyn

Yes, this is Brooklyn

In the end, this ww\as a great Micro-Tour…perfect weather and an even better group. As my favorite travel proverb says “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with friends”

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