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    Not bad. You have a good majority of traffic-free...

    Not bad. You have a good majority of traffic-free miles, combined with on-street painted lanes, scenic views, a historic spot or two.
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    I'd like to say that when I did this path years...

    I'd like to say that when I did this path years ago it 'stopped' on Main St / Rt 119, while heading north, but I knew it continued.

    I do not know if signage was added since then, but it was tough...
  3. If you email the DOT website,...

    If you email the DOT website, http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/home/home.shtml, or call '311' in NYC, they will most definitely mail you a paper copy, unless they have no more. In that case, you...
  4. I hear what you are saying. The ride is a PITA,...

    I hear what you are saying. The ride is a PITA, and I have done it a bunch of times, but it is still fun for me. Like you, I was intrigued by that 2nd email from Bike New York, because the ride...
  5. "The Hub" is not totally gone. See my separate...

    "The Hub" is not totally gone. See my separate post. They may have limited hours in the winter, and / or, surface with a restructuring come spring.
  6. I spoke to George from the "Hub". As of last...

    I spoke to George from the "Hub". As of last week, he said they are going to stay open, but may divide the space. If that idea doesn't work out, he has other ideas.. (relocate, etc). He did put some...
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    Tradition of respondiong to old posts.

    Times-Up, in Brooklyn, has a truing stand, and dishing tool. They may not have a spoke tensionometer. It is a comfortable atmosphere there.

    The T.U. rides are super fun, but not so much of a work...
  8. You are looking for, "particularly New Yorkish".....

    You are looking for, "particularly New Yorkish".. I don't really understand why you are so particular about this.
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    I agree. This is a very fun ride. Even for the...

    I agree. This is a very fun ride. Even for the most 'hardcore' of riders, there are some hills towards the end.
  10. Ft. Lee, NJ

    Ft. Lee Rd, (In Ft. Lee, NJ), has a serious, 1 mile hill. It is a mile from the GWB.

    To get there from Manhattan via bike: Go left once off the GWB bike path. Make the first right, then quick...
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    I know of the bridge work and have been reading...

    I know of the bridge work and have been reading about it for a while, but not everyone uses the walkway for, "recreational reason", as stated. When living on Staten Island, I biked over the Bayonne...
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    [QUOTE=Dahon.Steve;15871860]This is a foot path...

    [QUOTE=Dahon.Steve;15871860]This is a foot path on the current Goethals bridge. You can see it on Google maps and I've known quite a few people that used it at one time. Lets face the facts, they...
  13. [QUOTE=Ferdinand NYC;15953680]The tunnel is just...

    [QUOTE=Ferdinand NYC;15953680]The tunnel is just south of Grand Central, in the 30s. There is apparantly some kind of sound exhibit in there. But, when I found that you couldn't ride through, I lost...
  14. In Manhattan Aug 3, 10, 17th,"Summer Streets". Fun Event!

    Awesome biking opportunity and fun for everyone! From 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, nearly seven miles of NYCís streets are opened for people to play, walk, bike; extending from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central...
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    I rode from Staten Island over the Bayonne Bridge...

    I rode from Staten Island over the Bayonne Bridge a few times, and continued north to the GW Bridge and over into Manhattan. When taking the Ferry back to S.I., you make a loop. There is also the...
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    There is no bike bath on the Geothals. That is...

    There is no bike bath on the Geothals. That is common knowledge. However, the plan for a replacement bridge for the Goethals includes a bike path.
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    My route

    I have circled Staten Island a few times. Although, it is hard to truly encircle it, but we did it the best we could.

    Starting near the ferry, and going counter-clockwise, a friend and I took...
  18. I biked in, but I am not in Long Island, either....

    I biked in, but I am not in Long Island, either. I also attended the, Bike-To-Work-Day after-party / small bike show, under the Manhattan Bridge. Also, Queens, is not Long Island. There are different...
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    I saw this movie at Times Up!'s, (times-up.org),...

    I saw this movie at Times Up!'s, (times-up.org), movie night, for free, the week before it played on Long Island. I wouldn't call it a 'must see', but it was cool. It came off as a video journal of a...
  20. I am not knocking Brands, but if you want a...

    I am not knocking Brands, but if you want a serious commuting shop, take a trip into Manhattan, or Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Some of those shops are soley about the traveling cyclist.
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    A NYC based environmental group, Times Up!, has...

    A NYC based environmental group, Times Up!, has an annual folding bike festival and ride. T.U. puts on a ton of fun rides!
    http://times-up.org/index.php?page=folds-up-ride
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    NYC Bicycle Map

    I wholeheartedly suggest getting a NYC Bicycle Map. See the link:

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/bicyclists/bikemaps.shtml

    Updated editions are printed every spring. They are very easy to...
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    Local, but not close

    Since you are in Brooklyn, if you want to stay on the 'mainland', you can check out Long Island camping sites. Some can be really far east. Call the associated phone numbers on the sites because at...
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    Great Idea!

    I don't know of any local bike camping groups, but I plan on trying it once it gets warm. I have never bike camped either. Where were you planning on trekking to?
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    Dahon Steve, Don't forget about the Tour de...

    Dahon Steve, Don't forget about the Tour de Staten Island or the Tour de Queens!
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