Sometimes I leave the driveway and turn right and have no idea where I wanna go. There is no shortage of cool roads and places to ride. But every so often my mind can’t make itself up. There are times when this happens that I go straight to the water line.
We live near the river and also the Sound. Some of my favorite pedaling moments include riding in and around these areas. Town beaches. Boatyards. Wildlife refuges. Land trusts. None have roads that are too long. But when I string them together, it’s sublime.
I grew up on Newark Bay. As a child I summered in Belmar. The shorelines always call me back. There’s something about going to the very edge where the land ends and there’s nothing left but water. It’s soothing. Serene. And puts everything right.
All This By Hand