I joined the forum today. I had been thinking about buying a bike for sometime now and finally I bumped into a good deal (REI, Cannondale Quick 6 for $299) and bought one.
I'll have it within a week and start riding finally.
I live in Edgewater, NJ which is only 1 mile to the GWB.
Well, I'm not fit at all, 6'2" and 250lbs. I used to ride a Trek 7000 occasionally when I was around 220lbs, so I'm very little bit familiar with the bikes.
Well, my plan is obviously get active, lose weight and hopefully make this a hobby.
I work in the city (SoHo) and it's a 14 mile distance from my home. One day, I want to be able to commute via bike.
It's a 1 mile climb to GWB from my home, cross the bridge, ride down to Houston St. in NYC. And going back.
I'll start slow, probably 2-3 mile rides and increase gradually until I can go for 15-20 miles.
Just wanted to say hi and I would love to hear any suggestions / opinions. I am also curious how steep is going up to GWB from downtown. I know GWB from my house is only 1 mile but it's steep, how is it on Manhattan side?