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    riding across jersey - tomorrow

    Anyone have any good ideas about how to get from New York to Pennsylvania? On a track bike? Tomorrow? Heh. Yeah, I've been planning on riding home for thanksgiving for years now, and I'm going to do it tomorrow. And I sortof know my route (basically picking up route 24 in Morristown out to Route 57 near Hackettstown, which brings me through Phillipsburg, into Easton, the town that's going to kick Phillipsburg's ass on Thanksgiving day in High School Football, YEAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!)

    Anyone know if I'm being really retarted about this?

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    gum....
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    it's gonna be cold!

    but, um, no, no idea.
    I think I have a bike map of the area at home, I'll check

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    if you take 24 to 57, you have to go over schooley's mountain. impossible on a fixie.

    you are better off taking a route that brings you south of there.

    ask jack.

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    Jack who?

    Good tip on the freakin' mountain, msngr. Impossible for you, maybe, but NOT IMPOSSIBLE FOR PINK THUNDER. Unless it's under 40, which...hey! It will be tomorrow! .....kick ass!

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    ooh. ouch. I see that on the google map. It looks like I can bypass that by taking pleasant grove to stephensburg. Not like any of you need to know any of this. But I'll post when I get home, just to let you know that I'm alive.......need to do this to make room for Thanksgiving dinner, you know?

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    how many miles is this?

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    70 by car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_9
    Anyone have any good ideas about how to get from New York to Pennsylvania? On a track bike? Tomorrow? Heh. Yeah, I've been planning on riding home for thanksgiving for years now, and I'm going to do it tomorrow. And I sortof know my route (basically picking up route 24 in Morristown out to Route 57 near Hackettstown, which brings me through Phillipsburg, into Easton, the town that's going to kick Phillipsburg's ass on Thanksgiving day in High School Football, YEAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!)

    Anyone know if I'm being really retarted about this?

    Ugh, there's some shytehills in that state. Take care not to kill your knees spinning out.
    I've gone down NJ and across into PA, but at a point further south (New Hope). That's probably too far down for you, although it's considerably flatter (for a short while).

    I support your endeavor and wish you good luck!
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    not trying to hijack your thread but!

    i am riding out to jersey on thursday to a friends place in warren nj, for thanksgiving.
    i was thinking of going over the gw and then heading south on 9...thats about as far
    as i have gotten. any suggestions of ridable roads? is 22 ok?

    to bad i am not riding out tomorrow, or else we could ride together for a bit.

    on a side note:

    i appreciated all the gum, got my sugar high...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirty cookie
    not trying to hijack your thread but!

    i am riding out to jersey on thursday to a friends place in warren nj, for thanksgiving.
    i was thinking of going over the gw and then heading south on 9...thats about as far
    as i have gotten. any suggestions of ridable roads? is 22 ok?

    to bad i am not riding out tomorrow, or else we could ride together for a bit.

    on a side note:

    i appreciated all the gum, got my sugar high...


    9 in north Jersey is pretty sketchy, at least until after you've passed Rahway. It's a busy mix of commuter and commercial traffic. There's points where the shoulder runs out too. So watch your back.
    There is another main road that runs parallel to Rt. 9 - you can probably take this all the way down before moving further west.


    22 is also busy up north - but clears up a bit after Hillside, I think. Can't remember, it's been a while.
    It gets a little hilly around Watchung, too, but there's also more room to maneuver on 22 iirc.
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    22 is definitely not ok. It's a major highway, and I don't even think they take care of it that well anymore - torn up tires on the shoulders, glass & stuff. The hardest part of this state is getting past the entire metropolitan area, which is loaded with traffic. I'm taking the path train out to Newark, then jumping on S. Orange Ave, which will take me to Morristown. That's the plan so far. Too bad you aren't going tomorrow...I'd have loved to have a ride partner. Warren? That's pretty much on my way home, isn't it? I'll post my findings for you tomorrow.

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    oops. I was thinking of a different warren.

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    what time are you leaving tomorrow? i could ride out early....hmmmmm

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    and, if i take the ferry out of wall street, but do a trackstand the whole way, can i still
    say that i rode from manhattan! haahaa

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    I'm riding out from my place in B'klyn at 8am, to give me PLENTY of time to make it home.

    Which Ferry would you take? Doing that significantly changes the route.

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    take the ferry from 38th street to sandy hook and plan your route from there.

    you need to ride up a mountain to get to pleasant grove road, and PGR is hairy enough. trust me, i used to live on that mountain.

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    well, turns out i have to work a half day tomorrow.

    good luck with your ride s 9, and definitely let me know how it goes! i will do the same.

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    Sandy Hook?! That looks like 10 miles in the wrong direction! I recognize you as crazy old man of the mountain!

    but I will explore this option nonetheless, because you are wise, crazy old man of the mountain.

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    Dammit. I wanna go. I have a total fetish for impossible, disgusting rides that have little or no planning involved except lots of miles and hills. can I submit my R:1 Japan resume?

    It f*ing bites. My mom's in Queens.

    Tomorrow I will look out at the sky and imagine your epic voyage and awesome speed. Awesome.


    Taking the train back?
    Or working off the dinner?

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    Taking a bus back on Sunday. Working dinner off on Friday. 10 year HS reunion on Saturday. Can't WAIT to tell them that I rode my track bike home from New York! Heh heh heh.

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    I dunno about you guys, but the weather will be sunny and 70 degrees for my 30mi ride home tomorrow...

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    whoa, my friend has her 10 year highschool on sat too. CRAZY

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    sunny and pushing 40 for my 70 mile ride home.

    edit: by the way, you guys are a lot more supportive of this than the sissies over in the touring forum. They're all "get a GPS! That road is too risky! blaaahhhhhh!!! I'd never ride without a GPS!!!" Thanks for everything. It's good to be around like minded irrational people...

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