Post-Sandy spin in NJ

One of my most memorable rides last year occurred the day after Hurricane Irene hit the Hudson Valley. There’s no better way to experience the heart of an area than by bicycle and to take in all the tiny details in the landscape. Plus after spending time without heat and power and fighting half the county just to charge my cell phone and get a cup of coffee, I was more than ready to stretch my legs and see how our local roads fared. Since gas is a precious commodity right now, I decided to hop on my bike, heading north through Hunterdon County.

Many roads were virtually impassible.


Three days post-storm and there was no sign of the power company or other workers. Houses were still dark and I heard the rumble of generators.

A shattered street light? Whatever it is, it’s dangling in the road.

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