The obligatory "Self-Potrait In Mirror."
Ready for the working day!
Passing by Sage College on the way downtown.
New Scotland Avenue heading toward Albany Medical Center. Not to busy, and plenty of room to ride.
The Albany College of Pharmacy.
The hardest working commuter in ... er ... this photograph.
Just the tip of the Corning Tower at Empire State Plaza, one of the places downtown where our UNITE HERE members work.
The Aquaduck tour.
The Veterans Memorial in Washington Park, site of the monthly Critical Mass ride (last Friday of the month at 5:30 p.m.).
Stately State Street.
Heading downtown on State Street.
The Alfred. E Smith Building pokes its head above the older homes.
A church on State Street.
Heading toward the Capitol.
City Hall on the corner of State and Eagle.
Looking down State Street.
74 State Street, a very nice union hotel staffed by UNITE HERE members. This was my first stop of the day.
74 State Street Hotel.
The Xtracycle parked in front of the hotel. They have valet parking, but not for bikes.
Looking up the horrible, horrible hill on State Street. The Crowne Plaza, another of our union hotels, is off to the right.
Up, up and away!
The State Education building.
The facade of the State Ed building.
Hordes of state workers wait for everything from hot dogs to Chinese food on the mall downtown.
I'm getting two hot dogs and a soda for $4.75.
West Side Story is playing on the outdoor stage in Washington Park.
The stage and amphitheater.
The smell of the greasepaint!
The gorgeous Washington Park pond.
Breathtaking, ain't it?
Even closer ducks.
The view from the bridge. And how was YOUR commute?