NJ: Hudson County road rides
Howdy guys, I just moved to Hudson County across the river from Newark and so far I'm at a loss for what roadies do for their long rides here. I've been riding short 30 mile loops around the area but I've never gotten further than Lodi because the traffic just gets too dense even on the local highways. I've tried following some routes to take me up to North in the direction of High Point but crossing the Passaic seems to be a problem as most bridges are not very safe to cross via bicycle (fast moving traffic, often perpendicular to more fast moving traffic, and metal grated bridges which would surely catch a 23c tire if it was running the right way). I've also tried going East towards Fort Lee to get to the 9W but the roads get hairy there with all the New York bound traffic. Anybody riding in the area? What routes do you take for your 40+ mile rides? Coming from the Central/Jersey Shore area so I've been spoiled with the abundance of low traffic roads. Thanks!