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Old 08-24-13, 04:47 PM
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NY23 west of Catskill/Hudson

Is it limited access/off limits to bike or not. Trying to figure out if I need to reroute the ride I'm about to go on before I leave home and I see it's four lane and parts of it around Catskill looks like its exchange access only. I see looking on Google Earth further west is still 4 lane and not sure if from 145 to the Hudson River is all off limits or not. I don't mind the traffic but I do like to keep it legal. I know it looks like part of it can be ridden on Main St, up to the north of NY23 but west of there is still 4 lane. What's the story if anyone on here knows.
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Old 08-24-13, 06:16 PM
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I don't believe it is limited access. Out toward Windham its not, there are Strava segments for it
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Old 08-24-13, 08:04 PM
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It is limited access at least through Cairo and beyond. I wouldn't ride it.
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Old 08-26-13, 05:44 AM
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Stay off the NYS Thruway (I-87)... West of the thruway, Rt 23 snakes it way up and around the Escarpment trail and is 2 lanes each way... Not a huge shoulder and highway speed traffic both ways.... Depending on your final destination and even though it is a similar hill, Rt 23A through Palenville and Kaaterskill Clove might be a better alternative during offhours (avoid weekends if you can). I see people ridiong up to haines falls... and from there you can take backroads towards the town of Windham....

No idea about the legality of riding it though, since I-87 is an interstate and Rt 23 is only a state highway... There are some ways around it too, by getting off and heading towards Middleburgh and cutting back south towards Windham that will get you off Rt 23....

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I'm planning on going from NY10 to MA10 pretty much on 23. I do see I can avoid the four lane, I believe it probably is limited access on the west side of the Hudson to NY145 by taking Main St(I think 23A) instead, which is what I'm planning on doing. I think the rest of the 2100+ mile trip is set so I'm avoiding limited access roads...at least I hope. The trip I was on last month was pure he.. thanks to constantly running into limited access crap. I don't mind the traffic, deal with it all the time, but I hate see the signs that say "Bicycles prohibited".
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