I've lived in New York for 16 years and have had a bicycle on and off for probably six of those years, yet I have never ridden across the Williamsburg Bridge. Today I finally did, on a nice red bike I just bought on Friday. I rode from Houston and Broadway to Greenpoint, at 7 o'clock, when the sun was just going all honey colored. And then back again at 9, as the sky was moving from a bruised blue to almost black and the city lights were beginning to pop out. Magnificent.