Cool air, overcast. Most birds gone south, the ones that are going, though a family of ducks is still paddling up and down the river. These ducklings were born late, so they’re not ready to go yet. It’s okay, they still have time. Leaving the river today, I was stopped by an NYPD car with blinking lights planted in the crosswalk. North on the highway I could see another one. No car traffic on the southbound side. Why? Bicycles and racing wheelchairs come rushing south, all the riders uniformed, waving, yelling, “Thanks for waiting!” as they sweep by. It was a Ride 2 Recovery. Took less than two minutes for everyone to breeze past. Highway re-opened, back to business. I love New York.