The Great Saunter 2015

                                           by  Jack Shi, hike leader    

On Thursday night I was cycling back after rock climbing in Brooklyn. As I slowed down and took a sip of water, I hit a pothole I didn’t see and the next thing I knew, I was midair on my way to the ground. I had fallen on my right side. I walked my bike to the WTC PATH station and took the train home. I worked from home on Friday and had checked it out at the medical clinic. I had abrasions in multiple areas throughout my body, hyperextended my neck, and a piece of my wrist bone had chipped off.

Saturday was the Great Saunter, the epic 32-mile walk around the island of Manhattan in a day. I had every reason not to go, but I had to. I did not finish last year due to inadequate gear and am leaving in 3 weeks to go cycle across the country. I needed to try to do as much as I can in New York before I go. This was on that list. I also really believed that if I could not finish this, I would not be able to do the 50 miles of walking in a day in 2 weeks as part of the Freewalkers Big Walk. Strong motivation that, my dreams.

My dad came with me and after waiting in line to get our packet, we were off!

 To read more of this article and view pictures by Jack Shi please go to the following link:

http://dawn0fnight.tumblr.com/GreatSaunter2015

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