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Old 12-18-18, 03:19 PM
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I still think riding in the suburb is ten times more dangerous.
Yes it can be!
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I just saw this in my email box. I'm not sure how accurate Whoopi's claims are; however, I did find it interesting when she seemed to think that the fact that traffic fatalities were down wasn't worth any amount of congestion/inconvenience issues (~6:55 time).


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Speaking of rude, I learned when I was a kid that it's rude to insult someone's home. Then I learned that some people make an exception to that rule when talking about New York. It doesn't make any sense to me. It's just something I've observed.

I would tell you about how truly rude behavior here isn't that common, but might not believe me.
As an ex New Yorker I totally agree as this was very often my experience. Now as a family guy in New Jersey I find that NJ is also an exception to that rule oddly enough usually broken by New Yorkers.
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@flyjimmy , quite right! My father made New Jersey jokes even when I lived there. I lived there for 26 years and learned the good and the bad of it, which non-New Jerseyans don't really know. It was a good place for me for all that time.
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@flyjimmy , quite right! My father made New Jersey jokes even when I lived there. I lived there for 26 years and learned the good and the bad of it, which non-New Jerseyans don't really know. It was a good place for me for all that time.
I gotta say after moving to NJ I find it’s much nicer then the turnpike I was always familiar with. I still miss NYC but Jersey has lots of great towns for kids.

A coworker of mine always said “Jersey has “everything. Not the best of anything but still everything”



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But shirley there must be some really nice hiker biker trails in and around NYC.
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​​​​​​​Or , you could take a ride out on the Island:
https://www.tpl.org/our-work/long-island-extension-empire-state-trail?fbclid=IwAR2kPnOdoYp-cUbzim4uoXy0Q_CSrYN9GJn9K1v0zIKC1p7pDHVGHLN-Eoo#sm.0001s2u4cw7ljdosqv115h1n67kg8
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But shirley there must be some really nice hiker biker trails in and around NYC.
Starting at Van Cortland park in the Bronx;
South County trail to the North County trail:

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I gotta say after moving to NJ I find it’s much nicer then the turnpike I was always familiar with. I still miss NYC but Jersey has lots of great towns for kids.

A coworker of mine always said “Jersey has “everything. Not the best of anything but still everything”
I loved NJ when I bike toured through there. Except the corridor of course, but I biked North to South and just had to endure crossing through that area. I really enjoyed the Pine Barrens. I like quiet and solitude. I also enjoyed the other extreme - beaches! I was in NJ just over a week and do not have one bad memory, no incidents, decent road surfaces and/or shoulders, plenty of support (food, drink, lodging) and really easy cycling. I exited via the Cape May ferry. The Garden State is OK by me!
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I loved NJ when I bike toured through there. Except the corridor of course, but I biked North to South and just had to endure crossing through that area. I really enjoyed the Pine Barrens. I like quiet and solitude. I also enjoyed the other extreme - beaches! I was in NJ just over a week and do not have one bad memory, no incidents, decent road surfaces and/or shoulders, plenty of support (food, drink, lodging) and really easy cycling. I exited via the Cape May ferry. The Garden State is OK by me!
Check out the 5 day Tour de Pines always in late summer. Heres a link to last years info. Tour de Pines Bicycle Tour, Pine Barrens Bike Trips - Pinelands Preservation Alliance / Believe this year is first week in October too. Fun, economical, beautiful riding and lots of options on rides. Ride as many days as you like. Supports a good cause too!
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Check out the 5 day Tour de Pines always in late summer. Heres a link to last years info. Tour de Pines Bicycle Tour, Pine Barrens Bike Trips - Pinelands Preservation Alliance / Believe this year is first week in October too. Fun, economical, beautiful riding and lots of options on rides. Ride as many days as you like. Supports a good cause too!
Very cool! Thanks.
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I stay out of the bike lanes. I would rather be a [email protected]#! 'taking the lane'. Than being dead meat. Courtesy of being treated like an afterthought.
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