Today I think I took the sort of ride only I could have taken.
Actually, there was nothing terribly unusual about the ride itself (which is not to say that I didn't enjoy it). I rode into, and was blown by, wind gusts of up to 50 KPH as I pedaled along the World's Fair Marina Promenade and along under the Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges. At least I had the wind at my back for part of the return ride.
Just as I was leaving the WFM Promenade, near LaGuardia Airport, I spotted this on the battered concrete ramp:
I'm guessing that this Park Tool Allen key set fell out of someone's seat bag, backpack or messenger bag. The keys were in surprisingly good condition. The smaller ones showed some wear, but still look usable, while the larger ones are in really good shape.
After finding that little treasure, I rode about two more kilometers to Kesso's for a container of my favorite Greek yogurt, which is made fresh every day.
As the owner packed a container for me, I found this on the floor:
What girl doesn't need a book of Hello Kitty! stickers? None had been removed; the booklet looked as if it just came off the shelf of a kiddie boutique in Park Slope.
I picked it up and showed it to the owner of the shop. He shrugged his shoulders. "You like? Take!"
Between those stickers, the tool, the yougurt and little Greek pastries, I was glad I rode with my Barley bag!