Riding the Tobay Bike Trail on Long Island

Bike Riding at Tobay

After parking at field 6, I met a few of my running buddies for a bike ride on the new Tobay Bike Trial. When I got there, I saw Bill. He was right behind me pulling into the lot. We greeted and I told him I had to go to the rest room.

On my way

Walking toward the bathroom, I realized I didn’t have a mask. Stuffing my face in my shirt, I went into the bathroom. I couldn’t walk back. I had to go so bad! (You know the feeling, right?)

When I finish, I tried to open the stall door. I was locked in. The nob wouldn’t move. It was stuck. I started to bang on the door but I knew no one was there. “Help,” I screamed, but again no one heard me. I didn’t know what to do. After looking down and noticing a small opening, I decided to go for it.

Crawling like a snake

After dropping my body down to the floor, which totally grossed me out, I slithered like a snake under the door. That was the only way out. I washed my hands like a madwoman and went back to meet my friends.

At that point, the rest of the crew was there.

Heading out

WeREndurance Heading out
Photo courtesy Monica Gould

The five of us, Monica, Jim, Ray, Bill and me, got on our bikes and headed to Captree from Jones Beach.

The ride was magnificent and I don’t think it will ever get old. You ride along the water, beaches and small towns. It is truly breathtaking.

There are a few spots were you need to slow down and watch for cars, but otherwise, it’s safe. The only issue, the wind, which many call the hills of the south shore of Long Island. When it picks up, it is tough.

It was so nice riding with my running group. They are all awesome people and being able to ride with them in such a gorgeous spot made it the perfect morning.