The last time I dedicated a ride to Central Park was back in August 29, 2012 – almost a full month ago! Since then, I’ve been biking all around the city and decided to make it back to the park today. I didn’t know what to expect.
I forced myself to keep up with a one road biker for almost a full lap, but skipped out on Harlem Hill. I even kept up with a super fast road biker pair for 1/4 of a lap. Man, that was the toughest ever! The results are beyond magnificent.
I completed four total laps: one full lap (with Harlem Hill) followed by three speed laps (skipped Harlem Hill). Eighteen (18) Total Achievements: 7 Personal Records, 4 Second Bests, 4 Third Bests. 7 + 4 + 4 = 15. The other three came from multiple achievements per segment.
To put things in perspective, here are my times:
|The â€œACTUALâ€ Harlem Hill||2:09||1:54||1:39|
|Central Park Full Loop||25:24||23:34||18:15|
|Empire Speed Skating Loop Central Park||31:10||22:42||18:18|
|Cat Hill Climb||1:39||1:00||0:54|
*Not sure what happened that segment, I must have got really tired or enjoying the view. Most likely the latter.
Now it’s time for some sushi as a reward!