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    http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/bik...

    http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/bike/pdf/bicyclingmanual.pdf NJ DOT Cycling manual.
  2. Yes it is legal and yes drivers in our area don't...

    Yes it is legal and yes drivers in our area don't like it very much when a cyclist rides VC. I could care less about how car drivers feel about how I ride. I care about my safety and ride legally...
  3. I am going to try to convince you that you need...

    I am going to try to convince you that you need two bikes. I think if you try to find a compromise you are going to end up with a bike that is not really any good for either purpose.

    If I...
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    350686 I have a Surly LHT and use a Bob. ...

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    I have a Surly LHT and use a Bob.

    When it is loaded heavy I find there is a little bit of pull to the side when I lean into a turn. Easily manageable though just something you have...
  5. This times 1000. I am not going to go out of...

    This times 1000. I am not going to go out of my way to appease a bunch of entitled motorists who would risk my safety without a second thought in order to save ten seconds.

    I am going to ride...
  6. Are you camping? If you decide to take the...

    Are you camping? If you decide to take the ferry to Sandy Hook I would just run straight down the shore to Manasquan and then cut in on the Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway from Manasquan to Allaire...
  7. I have a Brooks B17 Imperial and it works great. ...

    I have a Brooks B17 Imperial and it works great. Another comfortable cutout saddle for me are the Adamo ISM's. I have an Adamo Road and an Adamo Peak. The Adamos work better for me in more...
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    I had a broken snap on my handlebar bag just...

    I had a broken snap on my handlebar bag just before they switched over to the magnets. I sent it back to Ortlieb and they replaced it with a new one. In talking with the Ortlieb CSR they said...
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    Your Welcome. Try to find a way over to South...

    Your Welcome. Try to find a way over to South Mountain Reservation. It's only four or five miles and once you are there you have great riding through the Reservation and down into Milburn, Short...
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    What are you in like Harrison or Kearney? You...

    What are you in like Harrison or Kearney? You are going to have to get used to urban riding or you are going to have to put your bike in your car or on NJ Transit.

    Things open up to the northwest...
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    Barolo some people believe it is safest to ride...

    Barolo some people believe it is safest to ride in the middle of a lane that is too narrow to permit a safe pass within the lane by a car. Others believe that it is best to stay to the far right of...
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    To me, the red line is the worst option. This...

    To me, the red line is the worst option. This line invites unsafe passes from traffic in lanes to your left and right.

    I wouldn't follow the yellow path for three reasons. First, I am...
  13. Great ride report. The other leg of the canal...

    Great ride report. The other leg of the canal that follows the Delaware river is nice too. Lamberville, New Hope and Frenchtown are all nice places to stop.

    I would skip the Trenton...
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    Are you talking about Navesink Ave? I have...

    Are you talking about Navesink Ave? I have ridden this stretch many times. Textbook take the lane situation. Doesn't matter whether it is one bike or 1000.

    So one day a year some car...
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    Maybe I am not envisioning it correctly but I...

    Maybe I am not envisioning it correctly but I don't see what the cyclists did wrong. There are two left turn lanes. If you are a vehicle, and I don't care what kind, you have the option of...
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    Yeah they were hybrids so probably they were...

    Yeah they were hybrids so probably they were coming from the MUP a couple of miles away. Still.....
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    Im in the lane today and a car comes up behind me...

    Im in the lane today and a car comes up behind me and lays on the horn. They cross the yellow to pass me and cross back hard about a foot off my front wheel. There are two bikes hanging off a rack...
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    Yeah Im sure what works for you works for...

    Yeah Im sure what works for you works for everybody.
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    Just Flat repair equipment.

    Just Flat repair equipment.
  20. Here are some RWGPS routes I rode earlier this...

    Here are some RWGPS routes I rode earlier this year from Watkins Glen to Port Jervis. It meanders a little but I wasn't that concerned about taking a direct route. Not quite what you were...
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    Poll: I try to make sustainable choices but I don't go...

    I try to make sustainable choices but I don't go crazy with it. I feel like I do my part and that if everyone made a few small changes in their lives the world would be a lot better place.
    ...
  22. I took a bus into NYC the other day and on a five...

    I took a bus into NYC the other day and on a five mile stretch of busy highway I decided to count the drivers on their phone. We were passed by seventy vehicles and seven were on the phone. Small...
  23. When I hear or see a car coming up behind me I...

    When I hear or see a car coming up behind me I move left into the lane a foot or two. Then as they start to pass I move back to the right to create extra space between me and the vehicle. Takes a...
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    The same texting driver can cross the line and...

    The same texting driver can cross the line and hit you head on while you are driving your car.

    You gonna quit driving?

    Living involves some risk. Riding a bike is way down on the list of...
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    Do you still drive on the road? There are...

    Do you still drive on the road? There are countless fatalities and horrific injuries that occur regularly to car and truck drivers. I don't get why people aren't afraid to drive. I agree it can...
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