Riding around Brooklyn is becoming my regular Sunday morning bike ride. It was a rainy and cold morning so I let my friends and family sleep in and I went solo. And I had an assignment from my mom, which I'll get to in a minute.
I rode up Park Slope and did the loop around Prospect Park.
The thing that amazes me about Brooklyn is that it feels like a city all to itself. It's got its own dowtown which I ride through on the way to Prospect Park. And its got its own cultural institutions.
Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza feels like something out of a major european city.
And they sure don't make libraries like this anymore.
After I did the loop, I went into Park Slope and checked out a couple of old townhouses that my mom's family had built back in the 1880s.
Then I headed back home. The entire ride was about 15 miles. It's a little shorter than my usual Sunday morning ride to the GW Bridge and back, but if I do another loop in Prospect Park it would be about the same.