I remember my first ride down the Hudson River Bikeway post 9/11. At the time I lived in Palisades, NY. I rode to work everyday over the George Washington Bridge. The Towers always dominated the NYC skyline by a long way. After 9/11 I would stop halfway, mid span and stare at the empty space in complete disbelief.

I rode down the bikeway yesterday from West 59th Street except this time 10 years after there’s the new Freedom Tower – its amazing to see it rise so fast after an 8 year wait getting started. 

I felt the same surreal feeling creeping through my body that I had the first time I dared ride down the Hudson River Bikeway to see that the Towers were really gone.

Just getting started

Along the way