Today I wanted to "test" the blisters I incurred during my ride to the Delaware Water Gap. I "popped" them the way they used to teach us in the Scouts and the Army: I cleaned the blisters and the area around them with alcohol, then I pierced them with a sterile needle.
After bandaging them, I got on Tosca with not particular destination in mind. I stopped first at the Canarsie Pier, then in Coney Island. After that, I rode to the promenade that rims the Verrazano Narrows and passes under the bridge named after that body of water:
I used my cell phone to take the photo, as I didn't bring my camera.
I was riding pretty slowly. At least, it seemed as if I was. But I don't berate myself quite so much for it when I'm riding my fixed-gear bike. Besides, riding slowly to enjoy a sunset, particularly if it's on a large body of water or behind a bridge is acceptable as a reason or excuse, at least for me!