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Old 08-26-05, 02:44 PM   #1
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Weschester county route advice.

So I want to ride to my daughter's birthday party tomorrow. Anyone have a good route from Manhattan to Cortland (very near Croton Point Park)?

Is route 9 a similar road to 9W on the other side of the river? If it is I can take that the whole way more or less. If 9 sucks should I look into the trailways... seems like they are not all that either.

All the cue sheets I've seen are out of control complex with about 100 turns... not a fun ride.

Also comment on hills. I'll be riding a 77" gear. I've been to Nyack several times via River Road... are the hills worse than that?

thanks very much for your input.
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I've ridden Route 9 maybe about a mile into Yonkers and it's really just like a city street. I mean, it's Broadway...and it doesn't really change that much when you leave the Bronx. Maybe further out it gets more highwayish like 9W but I don't really know.
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I think there's a part of 9 that becomes a highway when it merges with 9A. You can try to take the South county trailway in Yonkers, and then pick up the North Cty trailway in Elmsford to Yorktown Heights and then shoot west somehow.
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