Good news, all. I bucked up and bought a bike over the weekend! A sweet Fuji 10 speed road bike, to be exact. It's something I've been wanting for awhile, and I just decided to get it done on Sunday. Traveled to Greenpoint and stopped over at The Bike Truck where Tom, a very friendly mechanic, showed me the ins and outs of my bike and helped make sure it was all tuned up. I had a nice ride back to the Bedford L stop and then down 2nd Avenue.
Looking forward to taking it up the West Side Highway, through Central Park and all around NYC. I don't see it as a commuting bike for me (more for leisure) but I'm very excited. Now I just need some essentials: a helmet and lock, and I'll be good to go. Do you guys bike? Favorite routes or advice? I'm all ears!