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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A Gorgeous Pre Winter Blading Day


Since the weather was pretty agreeable today, I decided to take my roller blades to work with me and hit one of my favorite paths after work. I'm glad that I got this brainstorm of an idea this morning, because the blade was incredible; the weather chilly and brisk, and I damn near had the entire 6 mile bike path to myself! ;)
Best kept secret - bike or blade in colder weather, and you avoid a ton of traffic!
There was noooobody home. Except other die hards like me!
I took my cam with me, and snapped some pretty fall photos along the way.

statue of liberty
A distant view of the Statue of Liberty from the waterfront at Battery Park City. I like the way the ocean and sky look in this shot.

battery park
It's definitely a fall scene on the Battery Park section of the bike path. I took some up close pics of the foliage, but I won't bore you with those! ;)


battery park ducks

The ducks were out today, doing their usual at the Battery Park City duck pond...

ducks

...how do they keep warm in this cold weather?















coast guard
I saw this group of Coast Guard guys along the way, and began stalking them, trying to get a good pic. Guess that didn't work out too well! LOL


wsh bike path
Finally on the West Side Highway bike path, and it's all mine, baby! I only saw one other blader today. Mostly there were folks in winter gear on their bikes, and a few pedestrians who use this path as their daily route to and from wherever. I need to blade in chilly weather more often! ;)



new jersey




My last pic, a view of the New Jersey skyline across the water. I love sunlight on the water pics, so I was glad to be able to get a good one here.




So, it was a worthwhile trip in more ways than one. I got a good few miles of rollerblading in, and I got to see the path decked out in its gorgeous fall colors.
I will do this bike path pictorial again when it snows, but I don't think I'll be on the blades for that one! ;)





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32 comments:

iWalk said...

It's great to enjoy a bicycle tour like this! A slow tour can give us more chance to discover interesting things.

Remind me those days in school. :)

Dwayne said...

Those are some nice Photos. I have never been to NY, always wanted to though. My little girl wants me to take her one, she is like me, she wants to see the statue of liberty also.

The Fitness Diva said...

Iwalk, I love biking and blading. You get to see the true beauty of a place that way, especially a large city.

Dwayne, you'd better get here when you can. Your daughter will love Central Park, Times Square, and so many other things here.
Thanks for the compliment on the pics. I love whipping out my camera and trying to capture the moment. :)

shaxx said...

I love to watch ducks in a pond! calming!

Dori said...

Great photos! What a wonderful way to see the city. I LOVED New York when I visited back in 2002, but I haven't made it back there yet. I definitely plan to do so :-) I just fell in love with it. I love fall and know that it must be just gorgeous in Central Park during this time. Thanks for showing us around your city :)

gLoR!e said...

it's a wonderful photographs to keep! i'm a dumb photographer let me be the model than clicking the camera!LOL and i don't know the roller blade, i'd never seen anyone enjoying the blading in the street here but maybe in the private village. i wish one day i can visit all those place you've taken!:) it would be in my dream place to visit..hehehe:)

have a good day!;)

Robin said...

Hi Fitness Diva,
You have some very pretty pictures you took on your blading day. Sounds like you had some fun and it's always great to have a place almost by yourself. When I go to our park, there is always people walking on the sidewalks paths. I enoyed your post, it was a very interesting read. Thanks for sharing this with us. Take care! :-)

attygnorris said...

Oh, these photos are beautiful. It seems like we only have two seasons in Houston--summer and spring. Even though I love the warm weather here, your photos remind me of some of the things I miss about the east coast.

Cascia said...

You took some beautiful photos. I love the one with the Statue of Liberty in the background. Thank you for sharing!

The Fitness Diva said...

Thank you all for the compliments on the pics! Trying to develop a new skill here.... ;)

CashRulesUs said...

Thanks Diva For your Help on my website.

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

I love all of those pictures! I feel like I am actually there! I have no balance and am the worst roller blader but it is sure fun trying.

Shelia said...

Absolutely gorgeous shots!

It must have been great to commune with nature on such a wonderful day. The kind of beauty effect the mind, body and soul.

your "Health Assistant" said...

nice pics you got there, sometimes we need to appreciate the beauty of our environment and not just passing-thru it thanks for sharing!!!

Natural said...

beautiful pictures. the 2nd shot is awesome! you are a die hard, much too cold for me, although i do take a 20 minute walk in the afternoon around the parking lot on most days at work.

PaulsHealthblog.com said...

Diva, these are some great pics!
I especially liked the distant picture of the Statue of Liberty.

Furkidsmom said...

Great photos. It's been years since I was in New York. I really liked the skyline picture too!

jakill said...

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darlene said...

love the photos!!

Jacqueline said...

You are one lucky lady! Amazing views! Beautiful way to stay in shape.

capybara said...

You certainly saw a lot of nice sights on your journey. Great Photos!

Suddenly slimmer said...

Lucky gal..I hope I can have that kind opportunity here in Jakarta. It's such a lousy city, non pedestrian friendly...

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Fitness Diva,

It's nice to see new images after being deluged by all those political photos of rallies and campaign rhetoric.

These are exquisite shots. Congratulations for being a very accomplished photographer. Is this one of your talents too? :-)

May I suggest taking photos on the inauguration of President Barack Obama - of people known to you as Republicans? LOL! That would be an interesting subject, don't you think? LOL!

Have a nice weekend. :-) --Durano, done!

Nancy Ellyn said...

Beautiful pics!

Shinade said...

Oh my you got some very nice pictures here!! they are truly stunning!!

Evans said...

This is one of the most inspiring blogs I've seen today! Great content and lovely pictures - I really admire people who take time and effort to build a community like you've done.

I wish my little site was like yours. Nice job!

Evans
http://www.jroller.com/evans

betty's only said...

Very cool pictures and what makes it the coolest is that I was there this summer. To have been where you are and see it from another persons perspective is the best.

I can learn much about your motivation to stay fit

NYC BMMA Fan said...

You should go to Morningside Park in the winter time and see how he ducks swim in the partially frozen water.

Amazing.

NYC BMMA Fan said...

You should go to Morningside Park off 116th st, Manhattan Ave., in the winter time and see how the ducks swimin the partially frozen pons there.

Amazing.

Cash Rules said...

Thank You!

The World As I See It said...

The pictures are beautiful. They could actually pass for post cards. You did a great gob with the photography, but I'm curious how you were able to take such wonderful pictures while roller blading. lol

Love your blog. Keep up the good work!

Terry Marsh

Denise said...

I am soooo jealous, I miss New York.

 
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