It was an enjoyable visit along the Hudson River in Dobb's Ferry with my friend Meg. The weather was fabulous as I departed in the morning riding north through the river towns of Irvington and Tarrytown where a mixture of old money mansions and new commuting suburbanites combine to form the fabric of the community. Turning onto the freeway, I pinned the throttle for the 3 mile crossing of the Tappan Zee bridge. Buses, semi's and families in mini vans sped past or rode my tail until they could safely pass. Floating cranes, tug boats and scaffolding dotted the river to the north where crews were busy assembling the replacement bridge span as the existing structure is on it's last legs. Despite my apprehension, I was not caught on camera or pulled over by one of New York's boys in blue. Making it to the west side of the river was an accomplishment and I was happy to continue my day with a lower level of stress. I've got a gopro video of the bridge crossing but can't seem to get it to download.
In May 2014 I quit my job to ride a Honda Ruckus over 55'000 mi and counting. Wild camping most nights and cooking most of my own meals, I keep the costs low and the landscape changing.