There were five of us camping out before the Tour and we had a nice dinner and relaxed to get ready for the BIG ride.
I learned that the multi-talented Glade can bike with a Grande cup of Starbucks coffee in hand.
I don’t know what’s happening with my helmet in this photo!
Uh, I should mention that Joe (just call him Tour Boy when you see him) and I DID NOT train for this event….so we really did not know what to expect.
The flags were a big hit and all day people were yelling out to the Checkered Flag team to cheer us on.
It was amazing to see so many people (30,000) of ALL ages biking together.
We went from Queens and then into Brooklyn.
Mia & Tim are still smiling — they’re pros at this!
No, I really mean it. Tim is ACTUALLY a pro and rides for a professional cycling team, so we were in good hands.
Those bridges are a !@#$%^&*!
After crossing the finish line, we took the Staten Island Ferry back over. It was my first time in Staten Island and I just had the urge to break out into the ‘Working Girl’ theme when I was on the ferry.
We stopped to catch our breath and take a peak at the Statue of Liberty. Then we enjoyed tasty burritos and stopped for cookies at the Fairway Market
(be sure you know the rules of conduct if you stop in!)
It was a very inspirational day and I highly recommend it!! I was very proud that I did it.
I definitely hope to return next year and will be packing my flag away safely until then!