This must be the logistically most complex (or adventurous) travel to the start line I have done so far. It sounded quite ok in theory, but from Jersey City to the ferry to the shuttle bus to the villages finding your right areas, drop off, corral (pen)… Well, I made it and being a good German I made it far ahead of time (big thanks to Simone at this point for all the help!) More than an other hour to go before it starts. This is complete madness, like most of what I experienced of New York so far – madness in a sort of good way of course. The weather on the other hand is perfect. No rain, no cold temperatures, no icy winds: feeling blessed. See you at the finish!