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George Washington Bridge Ride

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On Saturday, Adam Ehmer, Adam Laybourn and me, J. Matt Hoch, went for a rad bike ride.

We left from my place in Astoria, and rode over the Queensborough bridge.

Adam E. on the Queensborough

Adam E. on the Queensborough

We crossed into Manhattan and rode through Central Park.

Adam L. in Central Park

Adam L. in Central Park

We made it to the West-side bike path that rund up the Hudson River.

J. Matt on the Hudson bike trail.

J. Matt on the Hudson bike trail.

We went up through Riverside park and made it to 180th st.  We got on the George Washington Bridge Bike Lane.

We were spitting off the bridge at this point.

We were spitting off the bridge at this point.

Riding over the bridge was awesome.  We saw some serious bikers and crazy people on the bridge.  The bridge had an excellent view.

View from the New York side of the bridge, looking south.

View from the New York side of the bridge, looking south.

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The bridge is the fourth longest suspension bridge in the United States. It's just under a mile long.

We ate lunch at a park in New Jersey.

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The path through New Jersey as treacherous.  The Hudson bank in NJ is really weird, with strip malls and grocery stores right up to the water.  There are lots of decomposing old piers, new apartments built on piers and a few heavily polluted Superfund sites.

Typical of the shoreline for much of the New Jersey side.

Typical of the shoreline for much of the New Jersey side.

We made it to Hoboken.  We were planning on taking the Hoboken ferry back to Manhattan, but it was closed.  We took the PATH train instead.

In Hoboken.

In Hoboken.

Once we made it back to the City, we drank some beers before heading home.

Not pictured: J. Matt and 4 empty pitchers.

Not pictured: J. Matt and 4 empty pitchers.

Both Adam L. and my computers failed during the ride.  We estimated the total distance to be between 35 and 40 miles.

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Author: jmatthoch

J. Matt is a beautiful animal. J. Matt is a destroyer of worlds. J. Matt is J. Matt freaking Hoch!

2 thoughts on “George Washington Bridge Ride

  1. Dammit I am so jealous of you guys right now. Sounds like it was a great ride!

  2. hah cool, last weekend I did a similiar trip, went from brooklyn to the GWB, but went north instead of south towards hoboken

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