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    NYC-George Washington Bridge

    Does anyone know when the South path of the George Washington Bridge is due to reopen?

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    it can't be soon enough. holy crap are those stairs annoying.

    for those of you who don't know what a pain this is, here are the steps to "ride" your bike across the bridge going from NYC to New Jersey:

    carry bike up stairs ---> walk or ride about 100 feet --> go down stairs --> walk 15 feet --> go up stairs --> ride to the other end of the bridge --> go up stairs --> walk 25 feet --> walk down stairs --> walk about 30 feet --> go down final stairs to street level.

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    sounds like a good workout.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    it can't be soon enough. holy crap are those stairs annoying.

    for those of you who don't know what a pain this is, here are the steps to "ride" your bike across the bridge going from NYC to New Jersey:

    carry bike up stairs ---> walk or ride about 100 feet --> go down stairs --> walk 15 feet --> go up stairs --> ride to the other end of the bridge --> go up stairs --> walk 25 feet --> walk down stairs --> walk about 30 feet --> go down final stairs to street level.
    Let me know when its open. Those stairs are hell on my back. I'll drive my bike across rather than deal with the stairs.

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    but tits dangerous to ride across right?

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    Its not dangerous. Just ride slowly and yeild to pedestrians. It would be dangerous and illegal to ride on the bridge roadway. I hope the south walkway reopens soon.

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    Is it open yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc_rider
    Is it open yet?
    Not as of yesterday. I'm really getting tired of it!

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    I saw two jerks hop the barricade and ride across the highway on both NJ and NY sides against traffic before sunrise.
    Do... re... Egon!!

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    I have heard rumors of a 12 October re-opening. Confirm or deny?

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    has anyone noticed thats its raining really hard now?

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    its not raining now

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    South side of the bridge is open as of 3pm Sat Oct 14.
    Do... re... Egon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timmhaan
    it can't be soon enough. holy crap are those stairs annoying.

    for those of you who don't know what a pain this is, here are the steps to "ride" your bike across the bridge going from NYC to New Jersey:

    carry bike up stairs ---> walk or ride about 100 feet --> go down stairs --> walk 15 feet --> go up stairs --> ride to the other end of the bridge --> go up stairs --> walk 25 feet --> walk down stairs --> walk about 30 feet --> go down final stairs to street level.
    I remember the city spending a million plus for those stupid rails to roll your bike up on. LOL
    I feel for ya, I could make a guess at the number of bridge crossings I have done having lived
    in Jersey City and commuting to 1285 6th Ave. Has to be in the thousands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by egonlou
    South side of the bridge is open as of 3pm Sat Oct 14.
    YAY!!

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    Thank the frickin' lord!!!

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    It closed again! until next week!
    Is any way from noth walkway to avoid steps on NJ side?

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    Seems like any time I even think about going to New Jersey they shut down the south walkway!!

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    Ugh - after falling down them twice not my idea of fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air View Post
    Ugh - after falling down them twice not my idea of fun
    Ouch!! Hope you didn't get hurt!

    I don't know what it is... I live in a third floor walk-up and carry my bike up and down the stairs every time I ride.... but something about those open grate stairs makes me really acrophobic.

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    They're really slick! Not too hurt - but did turn the "I'll go to Piermont" trip into "I guess I'll ride a mile along river road and call it a day".

    Also for a heads up, memorial ride this Sunday.

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    I drove across the bridge on Monday the 24th and I just happened to notice that the north side was locked. I didn't know that they kept it closed.

    I drove across the bridge again on Monday the 1st and I saw people walking on the north side, so I had a hunch that they'd closed the south side. I wasn't paying attention on the way back so I didn't check closely. I guess my hunch was correct.

    At least they didn't close it in the spring or summer.

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    The stairs on the north side of the bridge are really annoying, and I'm glad I my training ride up 9W instead of commuting to work (I live in NJ and work in NY) because going up and down those stairs takes a long time when you're wearing cleats.
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    please tell me the south side walk way is open again!

    i can barely persuade myself to ride to begin with. now i have to freeze in the slow city traffic from brooklyn to the bridge and then i have to do the slippery stairs of the GWB? i'd rather stay home and put on a few pounds.

    any time line on this issue?

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