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    From what I've heard there are two access point...

    From what I've heard there are two access point to the Greenway near the GWB. The usual one goes down a steep hill, through a tunnel, over an Amtrak Bridge, and down to the lighthouse. The second,...
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    I've ridden the greenway, south of 59th St, as...

    I've ridden the greenway, south of 59th St, as late as 2, maybe 2:30 am, without incident. I've also ridden downtown from the GW Bridge well after dark, though in light of recent attacks, including a...
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    Redhook Crit (http://redhookcrit.com/) as...

    Redhook Crit as mentioned previously.
    Harlem Skyscraper Classics
    Grant's tomb Criterium
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    Interesting article in the Suffolk Times where...

    Interesting article in the Suffolk Times where Glenn, in response, breaks down how much $$$ he spends locally. ...
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    Actually the pick-up was just off the East Side...

    Actually the pick-up was just off the East Side Bikeway. Plenty of cyclists there and valet parking makes it even better. It's a big tourist area, near the South Street Seaport, the ferry to...
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    Glenn Goldstein organizes the Ride To Montauk and...

    Glenn Goldstein organizes the Ride To Montauk and the Northfork Century. Totally different from Montauk Century which is organized by the Five Boro Bike Club.
  7. Vol, The 5 Boro Bike Tour takes an entirely...

    Vol,
    The 5 Boro Bike Tour takes an entirely different route across the bridge. The bike path runs alongside traffic on the lower level. The 5BBT uses the upper level roadway which they enter via an...
  8. I don't remember hearing anything about other...

    I don't remember hearing anything about other cyclists deaths on the QBB but I do remember someone died on the FDR, near Houston Street, during the MS Ride. One or two swimmers have passed away...
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    When I mentioned my $100 rack top bag I forgot to...

    When I mentioned my $100 rack top bag I forgot to include the value of its contents which normally exceed the value of the bag.

    It doesn't really matter who developed these guidelines or who will...
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    "Restricted items will be confiscated, and not...

    "Restricted items will be confiscated, and not returned"

    Last time I did this ride it rained so in addition to my raingear I packed some extra clothes, socks and a pair of shoes in my Carradice...
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    No backpacks. No Camelbacks. No large bike bags. ...

    No backpacks. No Camelbacks. No large bike bags.
    Seat bags and water bottles only.

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/04/five-boro-bike-tour-bans-backpacks-after-boston.html
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    Last summer NYPD decided they were going to start...

    Last summer NYPD decided they were going to start charging the organizers, Bike New York, a one million dollar fee similar to what they charge New York Road Runners for the NYC Marathon. In that case...
  13. Poll: No. I live in Manhattan where nobody owns a car.

    No. I live in Manhattan where nobody owns a car.
  14. Last time I took the East River Greenway it was...

    Last time I took the East River Greenway it was still pretty rough above 62nd St. They fixed the large hole and replaced a pedestrian bridge around 78th Street but there are still places where you...
  15. The last exit on the East River Greenway is a...

    The last exit on the East River Greenway is a pedestrian bridge at 120 Street. Beyond there it's mostly fishermen. I once got caught up in a line just south of the bridge because they weren't...
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    Bike Works on Ridge Street seems to do a lot of...

    Bike Works on Ridge Street seems to do a lot of vintage bikes. Definitely worth a call.
    http://bikecult.com/works/
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    I'm sure Papa Tom has a route than runs along the...

    I'm sure Papa Tom has a route than runs along the Connecticut coast. Then you could take a ferry, as dendawg suggested, to Long Island. Taking the ferry could easily knock a day or two off your trip...
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    When the City managed to capture a few in...

    When the City managed to capture a few in Manhattan they released them in either Van Cortlandt or Pelham Bay Park. Apparently there's some law that coyotes captured within the City have to release...
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    Not surprising that there are coyotes in...

    Not surprising that there are coyotes in Westchester or the Bronx. We've had several in Manhattan. Three or four were spotted by Columbia University, one in Central Park, and one was captured near...
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    Maybe the idea is that riders can stay overnight...

    Maybe the idea is that riders can stay overnight or make a weekend of it?
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    I live in the Village and often take the...

    I live in the Village and often take the Queensboro to visit family in Astoria. I rode the TriBoro Bridge once during the NYC Century and would NEVER consider riding it alone. Not only does it have...
  22. Maybe now things will finally happen a little...

    Maybe now things will finally happen a little sooner rather than later.
    NY1 For You: Cyclists Deal With Sandy Path Three Years After Hurricane
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    No NYC will never be Amsterdam. For better or...

    No NYC will never be Amsterdam. For better or worse, it will always be NYC.
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    I think one of the problems is a fair portion of...

    I think one of the problems is a fair portion of people riding on the Greenway have never had a driver's license or any form of Driver's Ed. They ride like pedestrians and don't have a clue about...
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    I've done various incarnations of this ride and...

    I've done various incarnations of this ride and each time the wind was coming from the west, giving us a bit of a tailwind. Never did actually make it to the lighthouse though. Makes me want to do...
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