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Old 05-19-06, 06:49 AM   #1
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NYS Bike Route 11

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Old 05-19-06, 10:44 AM   #2
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Nice to see something being done up here.

This part makes me laugh (the DOT warns would-be riders that they must remain alert to traffic and changing road conditions.) Should read 18 wheelers travel at a high rate of speed 70-80 MPH. Thats in my part of the state Franklin and Clinton county.

It's a good start NY . I hope they widen the shoulder to 8 feet or do something about the speeds folks travel on this route.


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Old 05-19-06, 01:39 PM   #3
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Whow, they put up signs, that will certainly make the road much better for cyclist; as long as they don't run into the signs.
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The state signs several long distance bike routes. Info here.
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Route 11 (sometimes know as the Veterans Highway up here) is a pretty nice road for riding, north of Fort Drum / Watertown. Big, broad shoulders, well maintained. About the only hassle is farm vehicles, nothing like a manure spreader to open up the nasal passages.
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New York State DOT has done a pretty fair job with the signed bike routes. I have ridden routes 5 and 9 and will probaly ride 17 this summer. The only problem with thier routes is that they only follow state highways which is ok since you usually get a nice 4-8' shoulder/bikelane to ride on, but they often bypass shorter, less traffic or more scenic routes.
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