First Time Across the GWB

Looking out on NYC from GWB on New Year's Day

March ’13, Trek 7.1, unforgiving winds whipping off the river. Westside Greenway, GWB was my beacon, cold shiver… Asked a Kissena Roadie the way, he said, “Follow me, but keep up, I’m late.” 7% grade at 158th, bone crunching sound from my drivetrain, testing its fate. The roadie shot a…

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