I did not stick around to skate. However, it was worth the ride just for the experience of all those little kids skating over and rapping on the glass & waving when we rode up — as if we were a bunch of fabulous fish in an aquarium.
Nick: your latest sound system is awesome. It was really fun riding around with blaring Christmas tunes.
I too begged off skating (I’d rather drop a few in the bucket at OTB come Monday), and biked past Phipps & Dippy, then Fifth to Sixth Avenues, and thawed my toes on a 12A. Home by 9.
Tip: If you’re really cold & can use a bus ride, the left/rear-most seat is right over the exhaust system in the engine compartment. You’ll get warmed up right quick. (Additional tip: Same heating in same seat also applies in July.)
For all y’uns Flockers: It’s great to get together on a cold night & compare notes on preparation for riding in the cold and dark. Some of your lights are so bright it was difficult to follow behind closely. Others are near invisible.