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Old 02-09-14, 09:09 AM   #1
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Anyone here know New Bern North Carolina?

What is it like to live there? How is the cycling? What about weather?
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Old 02-09-14, 09:52 AM   #2
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Got good friends living there. My buddy says the cycling isn't that great, he now mostly surfs-the coast isn't very far away. Weather is hot and humid, super green and moderately buggy. He has to mow his lawn every other day in the spring/summer. Folks are mostly conservative, which they find challenging.
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FWIW, my assessment of a new location (in my case, Greenville, SC) for cycling proved inadequate. I asked LBS people, explaining the type of riding I prefer. Their input was overly optimistic. The infrastructure (from a safety standpoint) is poor at best. From a quick search, it looks like the area has decent cycling activity. The Greenville region is fine for group rides in rural areas. And mountain biking is superb. However, commuting or just riding around town for errands would be suicidal...no shoulders and few interconnected sidestreets with which to avoid the arterial road traffic. If you can swing it, spend a week there. Rent a bike and do your brand of riding.
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You'll find it flat compared to your area.
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You'll find it flat compared to your area.
Yeah I noticed that... and probably prone to flooding in hurricane like weather. I did some google street views of New Bern and it looked like "Mayberry." So I somewhat guessed that riding through town or running errands in such a small place while on bike might not be that big of a deal. But then again if you are "that guy that rides a bike" and there is only one of you... well it can get strange.
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Is New Bern not the birthplace of Pepsi?

All I know is it is over by the coast (but not out in the islands).

(hits the map) Oh, on the far end of US 70.

It's all super-flat once you are east of Raleigh.
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New Bern is the spawning ground of that vile concoction.

It's not New Bern's fault, in fact I'd say Rye, NY holds more guilt today for it.

New Bern is a pretty nice little town, great water access.
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