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.
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.
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! ;)
The ducks were out today, doing their usual at the Battery Park City duck pond...
...how do they keep warm in this cold weather?
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
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! ;)
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! ;)