July 3, 2009
Today we packed the LongBikes Recumbent Tandem with everything we needed and rode to South Beach on Staten Island,NY
We had a small beach, tent,baseball gloves and ball,food,rain gear and even a large umbrella. We took the 11;30 boat to our great new and FREE vacation spot.
I decided to use the tandem because it’s fast and can be loaded with an amazing amount of gear.
After we got off the ferry we took some very deserted almost car free streets that run along the bay for most of the ride.We got to see the barges being loaded up for Macys 4th of July fireworks!
The beach was quiet almost no people and there are bike lanes right on the boardwalk(most beaches ,bikes are restricted) wow! The board walk runs about 2 miles with the beach on one side and lot of kids parks on the other.
After the boardwalk the bike lane drops down onto the sand and becomes a paved road for about another 2 miles.
No Tourists,No Helicopters,No Tourists,No Noise No Tourists, No noise,No Helicopters!!
If any of you think you can handle all this quiet so close to home, this is a great cycling day trip let me know and I’ll lead it!