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  1. They'll have platform pedals, but if you want to...

    They'll have platform pedals, but if you want to be clipped in, you need to bring your own pedals/shoes or buy some there. Might want to bring your own helmet as well, though they probably have...
  2. Good lord, yes, the fines are hefty!! I...

    Good lord, yes, the fines are hefty!! I cluelessing made 3 laps through downtown Firenze in a rental car and got 3 tickets by mail about a month later for EUR100+ fine each.

    I rented a bike in...
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    I realize this may be coming too late, but can...

    I realize this may be coming too late, but can you stay at the Hampton Inn in Harrison instead of the Marriott in Elizabeth? It will be much easier to reach Washington St. by bike. Although...
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    Riding before/after the traditional "rush hour"...

    Riding before/after the traditional "rush hour" should help. E.g., get to work by 7:30am, leave after 6:30pm. I think you'll find traffic also takes a dip when K-12 schools are closed for summer,...
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    I went to a cyclocross clinic and the coach tried...

    I went to a cyclocross clinic and the coach tried to beat a mantra into our heads: slow is smooth; smooth is fast.

    it helps - when I remember it.
  6. Not so fast. You may be right, but as with most...

    Not so fast. You may be right, but as with most things, especially in NYC, the correct answer is: "it depends".

    1.) There can be private no parking signs. For example, to warn people not to...
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    I bought a 2010 RS from Competitive Cyclist. It...

    I bought a 2010 RS from Competitive Cyclist. It was a closeout sale subsequent to Cervelo dropping them as a dealer. The bike developed the bottom bracket cracks that are known to affect RS and R3...
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    No doubt. I was just observing that (based on...

    No doubt. I was just observing that (based on personal experience) when someone is raging at you one second and offering a lame apology the next, they might have a bi-polar disorder. In which case,...
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    The dude sounds bi-polar.

    The dude sounds bi-polar.
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    I've actually found Google street view to be...

    I've actually found Google street view to be pretty accurate in terms of gauging whether a road is busy or not. If you live close by, why not pre-ride the street portion of the route in your car?
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    I haven't ridden on this trail yet, but I hope to...

    I haven't ridden on this trail yet, but I hope to do so in the future. Sorry I can't be personally helpful, but maybe these links will:

    Greenways & Trails | Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHV)
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    Agree with MAFW suggestion. Several local LBS...

    Agree with MAFW suggestion. Several local LBS also sponsor group rides at various paces. Feel free to PM me if you would like specific suggestions. Morristown proper can be a little tought to...
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    This one's easy; take the bike to Jersey City...

    This one's easy; take the bike to Jersey City (assuming you're not going during rush hour)
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    The area is fine. Mix of office and residential...

    The area is fine. Mix of office and residential towers. It's an urban area, however, so make sure you're following best practices when locking up. Personally, I'd choose locking up near the PATH...
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    The Collateral Damage of NYC’s Bike Share...

    The Collateral Damage of NYC’s Bike Share Program: Bike Shops (Bloomberg)"But the perverse byproduct of Citi Bike's popularity is its impact on bike stores like McCorkell’s. The very institutions...
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    Oh boy. I hope it doesn't automatically detect...

    Oh boy. I hope it doesn't automatically detect the sensor belonging to some person who just happens to be riding next to me! Anyway, thanks for the PSA on the 1000. I'll be sticking with my 500...
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    IMHO, this is ridiculous. Also just makes me...

    IMHO, this is ridiculous. Also just makes me more reliant Strava instead of Garmin Connect. If the 1000 doesn't track bikes, do you need to re-pair it with speed/candence sensor each time you use...
  18. I've found this to be pretty helpful, though I'd...

    I've found this to be pretty helpful, though I'd double check on open hours for stores etc through secondary sources. Kudos to whoever created and maintains it, too.

    Water Stops for Cyclists,...
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    Whip out an American Express Centurion Card...

    Whip out an American Express Centurion Card (assuming they accept Amex) and you'll be their top priority.
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    OP should attack and drop the roadies on a steep...

    OP should attack and drop the roadies on a steep hill. On a hybrid bike that will surely earn their attention if not admiration and perhaps affection.
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    In order to stick a fork in this, from my...

    In order to stick a fork in this, from my perspective, I rode to Dawson Saddle on Sunday May 18 from Encanto Park. The weather was much cooler compared to my first attempt on Wednesday and that made...
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    An odd rock or two around some corners, but...

    An odd rock or two around some corners, but overall very clean. Several spots looked freshly swept.
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    I rode GMR/GRR to Mt Baldy village this morning. ...

    I rode GMR/GRR to Mt Baldy village this morning. I just hopped the gate and was on my way. I started the ride around 6:30am and didn't see any official presence along the entire route. Added bonus...
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    GMR closed - red flag warning

    For those who are familiar with these closures, can I still ride GMR on a bike, or when it's closed no one is allowed up at all? Thanks
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    Here are photos from closed section of 39 from...

    Here are photos from closed section of 39 from May 14, 2014:

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