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central park
I am wrecked and have run out of  steam , i nearly had to lay down in Central Park on the grass , like a bum , i'm weary and have been out since 07:00 ,it's now 16:00 ,i  took a tour of the river and have probably cycled 25 miles on this useful little bike .It's the sun that  has done me , like a lot of Brits we moan about the bad weather and CANT TAKE the good weather , the heat drains me and the sun hurts my eyes (those with blue eyes will understand).I wanted to be back in my apartment in west village  but it's a long way from Columbus Circle . Like in a daydream i cycled down 5th avenue thru the rush hour at 16:45  and just made 32w street , the main obstacles being the pedestrians and not the traffic , the sidewalks are so full that they are overlapping into the street .
mothers group central park
There is an Internet cafe on 5th ave 32west street ; it's the best one i have found , Chinese run and costs  $5 per hour and has a digi card reader and sells cold drinks  and has a rest room , the chinese guy  is only about

24 and speaks english as a second language , but he's friendly enough  and my pc kept on reverting back to CHINESE type whilst i was using it  and he showed me  how to fix it , it still happens , but i know what to do .I had a drink of that red bull stuff and it refreshed me , plus it is cooler in here .
At the moment i cant remember the details of this morning , will enter them later .I am off upstate  and off-blog tomorrow , i spent hours in the Internet cafe , maybe i do  have habits i can't break after all .
voice in the wilderness , 'give us our country back' 'Un give us justice'..no chance of that . Tiny Free Tibet demo near pier 83
I got an Italian stone baked pizza slice and coffee , The Italian ones' are best ,it was a 'thin and crispy' , they reheat them and this one was hot and lovely , in other places they don't reheat them properly and  they are nearly always cold around the edges , the slice and coffee  cost me about $7.I then cycled across town and hit the west avenue cycle-path on the Hudson , it's 22:00  and i have no lights , no one bothers me , i pass about 15 parked NYPD cars , probably a police station .As i approach my apartment i come across  a mature guy dressed in what looks like southern army gear and cap , he is just bedding down on a bench and next to a two lanes carriageway which is still busy , poor guy..he has a southern accent , i said 'you better not settle down there pal
, there is too much polution from the cars' , he nods across and  says 'its not bothering him' , and for the first time i see another guy hood down , asleep in a seated position .
magnificent rear view ,edge of central park / 5th avenue
I asked him would he accept a dollar for a coffee in the morning and he said 'God bless you' , i depart feeling a bit humble , i have been approached by and refused about 3 people today. My apartment is costing me $125  per night and this guy is thankful for a lousy dollar . 
Earlier i had taken a 75 minute Hudson river tour as part of my City Tour ticket , it left from pier 83 , there was some queuing for a boarding pass , nearby there was a really small Pro Tibet rally with only about 10 Tibetans participating , one lady was shouting slogans in poor english
and the rest were repeating the slogan in a chant .Amongst other things they were asking the UN for justice  and saying 'stay non violent' , they are shouting against the wind in my opinion and  i have sympathy for thier hopeless plight to get thier country back . 
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central park
central park
mothers group central park
mothers group central park
voice in the wilderness , give us…
voice in the wilderness , 'give u…
magnificent rear view ,edge of cen…
magnificent rear view ,edge of ce…
cp
cp
chess centre  cp
chess centre cp
old chinese lady
old chinese lady
west hidson cycle path/walkway
west hidson cycle path/walkway
Hudson riverside park
Hudson riverside park
downtown from downriver
downtown from downriver
west midtown
west midtown
bike rental near pier 83..expensive
bike rental near pier 83..expensive
cp lake
cp lake
chess
chess
cp corner
cp corner
you know
you know
downtown
downtown
midwest side
midwest side
port authority , internet facility…
port authority , internet facilit…
From apartment  roof
From apartment roof
hudson river trip
hudson river trip
Greedy guts .... calories ??  prob…
Greedy guts .... calories ?? pro…
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