Ride Report: 718C Micro Tour 4

Biking to a destination outside of NYC from NYC has its rewards. But first you must escape from New York.

On July 6-7, I went on another Micro Tour with the amazing shop crew of 718 Cyclery. At this point I’m 4/4 for these monthly weekend excursions. Has it been challenging? Hell yes, but I’m ecstatic about the adventures, learning how to pack my bike, and pushing myself on endurance and bike touring. Best of all, the ride leaders and crew have been nothing but amazing—a reason in itself to tickle your bike-camping fancy.

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Ride Report: 718c Micro Tour 3

SUNSCREEN. Don’t knock it.

If Micro Tour 2 was lush wonderland with green canopy providing cover from the harsh sun, Micro Tour 3 was its opposite: a beautiful ride under an unobstructed blanket of UV rays penetrating the Earth’s surface, and the breeze the only reprieve from the unceasing heat of the sun. The end result? Getting sun-baked as fuck and suffering varying degrees of sun burns and sun rashes.

But I digress. This isn’t about how badly sunburned we were. This is about Micro Tour 3 to Floyd Bennett Field!

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Week in Reads – Jan. 22

This week has been a doozy, no? New York City finally got some snow this week, which is nice. And Jonas is on its way.

Inbox & the Web

Video: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”

New York City & Bikes: From my favorite resident cyclist, Brooklyn Spoke on what Vision Zero is about, very briefly. hint: design.

Palinism.

It’s a short reading week. Next week will probably be the same as I prepare for my MA exam. February is basically the beginning of the new year for me.