The day started out cold but the sun came out. So I rode from Grand Central station to the Lower East Side, then crossed the Williamsburg bridge and came back.
Lunch was at Clinton Bakery Company at 4 Clinton Street with Boo Junfeng, who is a really talented filmmaker. Then off I went again, pedaling towards the FDR before getting onto the Manhattan Bridge.
At the other side, I found my way to the Brooklyn Bridge to get back to Manhattan. It was more scenic but soooo many people.
And almost throughout the way, I had bike lanes and sharrows to use. Not that you could ride obliviously through the traffic, of course, but a welcome sight nonetheless, having one's own lane.