New York - Boston October 2011 - a Brit Abroad
Good Morning to you all. I'm hoping for a little advice and help
In October 2011 my wife and three of her girlfriends, who now live in the US, are planning a "road trip" from New York to Boston. I think the other ladies will be travelling further and meeting up with my wife in New York.
I'm thinking of joining them but as a cycle tour rather than car trip so I'm looking for a little general advice to help the initial decision. From doing a little research it looks as though a section of the Atlantic Coast route would be a good basis for planning. The reviews look good, are they realistic?
Thinking more practically I'd like to get an idea of the potential weather conditions, I have this vision of wonderful autumn colour and bright, cool days. Secondly I'm wondering whether to bring my own bike or if it is possible to hire a quality touring bike in NY? My final concern at the moment is if I were to bring my own bike how simple / difficult will it be to get from say JFK, La Gardia or Newark out in to cycle friendly territory? Would chosing the a particular airport make this easier? I haven't been to NY for 30 years and I imagine it's busy!!
I'm 56, experienced club rider, happy to ride 80-90 miles at 14/15 mph with the club and usually tour at around 50-70 miles per day depending on the terrain, areas of interest etc. I tend to travel quite light with just two small panniers and use B&Bs or small hotels for accomodation.