Sharing is daring, adventures with Citibike NYC

Unpredictable taxis, Holland tunnel traffic, every manner of pedestrian you can think of and then…the fresh air and cool Atlantic breeze. Venturing out on one of NYC’s new bike share Citibikes, here is one man’s maiden journey up(town).

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My virgin Citibike adventure began at this station.

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I definitely agree with all of these! Seriously though, if I can say one thing, PLEASE wear a helmet!

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Hopping aboard my stainless steel stallion, my journey began.

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Straight west down Canal Street to the West Side Highway bikepath where I could stretch my legs out.

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SO much better than the city streets.

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Alternatively, I could be in the subway right now.

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I love the sky.

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Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmm…

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Growing up in Colorado, I never rode by one of these before!

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And ahh, my destination at Columbus Circle just as dusk hit and the purple flowers were exploding.

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At 54th street I headed east to Broadway then just up a few blocks to the final resting place (for the moment) for this trusty steed. It did well. I was clunky and heavy, but they have flashing LEDs on the front and back, a basket in front for your Mui Mui bag should you have one, and a comfortable seat. I’d highly recommend it, but obviously if you are riding your bike in Manhattan, keep your game face on and head on a swivel. Did I mention that you should always wear a helmet?

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Thanks for joining me on my journey.
- Jon

Jon Heinrich Photography

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