I did the Transportation Alternatives Tour de Brooklyn today. TransAlt said more than 1,800 people participated in the ride. It was the first of many, they say, modeled after the Tour de Bronx. While it was purely blissful to ride un-interrupted and escorted by police, I wish there would have been a little more touring of actual Brooklyn neighborhoods. But this was a family ride and I must give TransAlt credit for keeping an 18-mile ride flat. I've also decided I'm going to do the TransAlt Century Ride (that would be 100 miles; clever, eh?) on September 11. I'll be accepting donations of really nice gel covers for my seat. No biker's butt for me, please.
Before the ride the 1,800 plus cyclists lined up at Grand Army Plaza. Surprisingly, I only saw two people on the ride that I knew.
Toward the end of the ride, in Prospect Park, a lady bug landed on my purse and stayed almost until the finish line. Who knew I could take pictures and ride a bike at the same time? Probably not a good idea, though.
In other news: I think the Jack White marriage is a sham and I'm being eaten alive by mosquitoes. My mom says taking B12 helps. I'll give it a try and let you know how it goes.
NOTE (6/6/05): Called Mom. It's B COMPLEX that keeps the mosquitoes away. B12 is for energy.