Sunday, April 27, 2008

Riding In Prospect Park

Photos by: David Y.
Now that the weather is finally warming up, it's time to start taking advantage of all the parks for riding. i have recently moved from the quiet streets of Carroll Gardens, to the moderately loud streets of Park Slope. The benefit to moving here is the park itself, and it's 3 mile perimeter track. it's an easy meeting ground for my friends and i to cruise a few laps with its great views of the cherry blossom trees, lake, horse grounds, and the many playing fields. The track is not flat by any means, so your legs get a great workout, esp. up the last hill (Nellie's Lawn, which is shown in the image here). if you get tired of riding there are plenty of things to do including, the carousel, boathouse, botanical gardens, a zoo, picnic house, the many hotdog vendors, and of course the long meadow for resting. This past Sunday my friend and i were lucky enough to catch a marching band practicing, which drew a pretty healthy crowd. If time permits and you find nothing better to do, i highly recommend checking out and riding Prospect Park.
(for a full map of the park, just click on the title of this post)

4 comments:

atie said...

Beautiful pics! I'm excited to vicariously experience NYC through your bike blog. and sweet ride btw!

Also, I keep hearing about something called "water potatoes" and how they can give you energy for a long trek. Have you ever had them? Some say they're just a Brooklyn urban legend...

David Y. said...

i have heard of the whole "water potatoes" idea as well, however i think those only grow in seattle?

Brenda from Flatbush said...

I call that climb by Nellie's Lawn the "Dreaded Hill," but I have to admit that whatever doesn't kill me, makes me stronger. Or at least I hope it will one of these days.

David Y. said...

Hi Brenda, nice to have you. You are right, this is the dreaded hill, ugh! and like you i would like to think it makes me stronger too..ha ha!