Thursday, November 13, 2014

Hudson River bike path, Garmin profile

I was on the Hudson River Greenway bike path today at around midday. The sky was grey, and the humidity was rising rapidly, which made for a nasty feeling, though it wasn't brutal at all. I was surprised to see how empty the path was. I'm sure the lull was related to the middle of the day between rush hours, but still, I think today marks the time when many cyclists decide not to ride for the rest of the time from now through winter. Sorry, but I can't bear to call November the winter. It's too depressing.

I plan to keep riding this winter, and I plan to toughen up a bit. I'm interested in seeing how comfortable I remain in bad weather by dressing for the conditions.

In looking up the Hudson River Greenway, I came upon this web page, for the Hudson River Park. The bike path runs through that park and beyond. The first sentence is:

The Hudson River Park Bikeway is the busiest in the United States.

Wow. I shouldn't be surprised, but I am impressed. Sometimes, I get a question on bikeforums, such as "How often do you see a bike commuter on your route?" The question is odd to me, because I can see dozens at any given moment. How often do I not see a bike commuter, would be a better question.

I don't remember if I mentioned that my Garmin public profile is here. In theory, you can see all the rides I take. In practice, I don't always carry my Garmin device. I haven't used it for ten days, but actually, I ride several times a week. I think I better get back into the habit, because I'm interested in keeping a good tally of my total miles. I thought I would want to review things like top speed and average speed, but as more data comes in, the little details become less interesting.