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    What I can't believe is the clothing. I ride...

    What I can't believe is the clothing. I ride every day; but when it gets below 60 I can't say that I enjoy it. And when it gets to the 50s and below, I start really bundling up. Today I wore a shirt,...
  2. Oh, that's way too harsh an assessment. It's not...

    Oh, that's way too harsh an assessment. It's not been botched.

    I don't live around there; but I rode that short lane on the western edge of Eisenhower Park a couple of times this past summer. ...
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    Wait, you took your bike on the LIRR and got off...

    Wait, you took your bike on the LIRR and got off at Penn Station? I thought the rule was that you cannot get on or off with a bike at Penn Station.

    Anyway, don't knock so-called "urban blight". I...
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    The Greenways on the shorelines of Manhattan have...

    The Greenways on the shorelines of Manhattan have already been mentioned. While they are good, they also feel very remote. For my money, the best riding in Manhattan is on the avenues.

    Several...
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    This is a good question. Unfortunately, the...

    This is a good question. Unfortunately, the Central Park paths are closed when the park is closed.

    But this is not true of the bike routes on Randall's Island. (Since you are not yet living...
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    I didn't see abandoned buildings or really any...

    I didn't see abandoned buildings or really any terrible slum areas. Though I did see plenty of interesting livable areas, both directly north and south of Center City, urban neighbourhoods...
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    Ak! No way! Flushing Meadow Park is still a great...

    Ak! No way! Flushing Meadow Park is still a great place to spend time, whether walking or biking, or going to the Queens Museum or the Science Center.

    What's more, if we had gotten the Olympics,...
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    I hope it will be helpful! No, I don't...

    I hope it will be helpful!




    No, I don't think so. The only slightly problematic section is the oft-discussed connection between Jersey City and Newark through Kearny. But, as mentioned...
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    Here are the maps of the routes that I took to...

    Here are the maps of the routes that I took to and from Philadelphia:


    going down:
    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=http:%2F%2Fwww.mapmyfitness.com%2Froutes%2Fkml%2F519421752%2F


    coming home:...
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    You wouldn't asphyxiate. The people in their cars...

    You wouldn't asphyxiate. The people in their cars don't asphyxiate; and neither, for that matter, do people on motorcycles. The whole problem is that, when they built the tunnels, they never thought...
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    The ride home clocked in at 119 miles. So I am...

    The ride home clocked in at 119 miles. So I am the proud owner of a new personal record.

    Here, in general terms, was my route: I went over the George Washington Bridge, then down into Hudson...
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    ride to Philadelphia from New York

    I rode from New York to Philadelphia on Sunday. The total ride from my home in Woodhaven to my hotel in Northeast Philadelphia was 116 miles. This is the second longest ride that I have ever done,...
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    lack of signs at NYC borders

    This isn't, strictly speaking, a bicycling issue. But I thought that it might be of interest to fellow bicyclists, as we tend to be very aware of geography.

    It's unfortunate that the borders of...
  14. It's a great bike street because it's wide enough...

    It's a great bike street because it's wide enough to accommodate the traffic while leaving plenty of room for bike riding. Maybe on weekdays it's busy; but on Saturday and Sunday, in the afternoon...
  15. I rarely go out to Long Island; but I found...

    I rarely go out to Long Island; but I found myself out that way on two consecutive days last week, once to go to a concert in the park. I don't know about the lane on Hempstead Tpke. But I was happy...
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    Ah, right. I neglected to mention that. I took...

    Ah, right. I neglected to mention that. I took the Staten Island Ferry back to (as you aptly put it) civilisation. Taking a ferry kind of wrecks the purity of the ride. But it's the only way to...
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    I did look at the map. Sure, rides like that are...

    I did look at the map. Sure, rides like that are wonderful. I have done many variations of that same sort of thing through the City. Another big circular ride I've done several times is one which...
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    Well, I'd like to thank you for bringing this up....

    Well, I'd like to thank you for bringing this up. It's not too much to ask the posters on this (or any other) board to present themselves as intelligent educated adults.

    Of course, everyone makes...
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    You're welcome! I am very happy to have been of...

    You're welcome! I am very happy to have been of service.
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    Right. The Conduit is definitely on my list of...

    Right. The Conduit is definitely on my list of streets to avoid. Remember we were talking about Queens Blvd. earlier; the Conduit is far worse. Queens Blvd. is a street that I tend to avoid, but will...
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    You definitely can go through the park. You don't...

    You definitely can go through the park. You don't even need to make a right on Myrtle; just go straight across Myrtle as 80th St. hits it to find an entry to the park on the south side of Myrtle. You...
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    Hehe! Sure! I am always happy to bang on about...

    Hehe! Sure! I am always happy to bang on about this question.
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    Riding the wrong way is a very bad thing to do....

    Riding the wrong way is a very bad thing to do. Not only is it dangerous, but it's destructive, as it creates a terrible impression. This sort of behaviour endangers not only the expansion of...
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    Right, I understand that you want to do the big...

    Right, I understand that you want to do the big circle. Well, if you don't mind walking your bike through sand, then Bob's your uncle.




    I see. Well, then, you can get off the Greenway after...
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    I am very glad that my response is useful to you!...

    I am very glad that my response is useful to you! I hope it's useful also to the original poster.




    Ah, a problem there. As I mentioned in my previous response, the Belt (Shore) Pkwy....
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