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Old 04-27-10, 11:10 AM
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Tom, Neil, School,

9am at the Gillette train Station, see everyone Saturday.

School,

I'm in Rahway, and usually do a circuit which sounds close to you: South Ave through Garwood, Martine to Scotch Plains to Terril Rd, to Rarirtan and back down Inman to Rahway. Perhaps we can meet up Friday?
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Originally Posted by Andrew F View Post
It would be just as easy to meet you in Gillette. Neil could you get to the Rahway Station by 8;30am?
I can be at the Rahway station at either 8:49 or 7:49.

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Now here's an idea. Neil can cycle from Highland Park to Dunellen and catch the train to Gillette, and we could meet there.
This actually makes the most sense for me.

Y'all tell me which to do, it's all good.
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Originally Posted by Andrew F View Post
Tom, Neil, School,

9am at the Gillette train Station, see everyone Saturday.

School,

I'm in Rahway, and usually do a circuit which sounds close to you: South Ave through Garwood, Martine to Scotch Plains to Terril Rd, to Rarirtan and back down Inman to Rahway. Perhaps we can meet up Friday?
wow thats so funny small world. thats almost the exact same route i take. i live off old raritan rd which is off of inman. im 100 down with meeting up friday pm me with some contact info
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Neil,

Can you get to the Gillette station around 9am on Saturday?
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Old 04-27-10, 11:18 PM
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Neil,

Can you get to the Gillette station around 9am on Saturday?
You will like riding with Neil. He is one cool guy.
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baj, did you live here before?
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Originally Posted by Andrew F View Post
Neil,

Can you get to the Gillette station around 9am on Saturday?
I can, but it's a long train ride with three connections - I'd rather meet you in Rahway if you're offering a ride.
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Originally Posted by baj32161 View Post
You will like riding with Neil. He is one cool guy.
Thanks! Maybe we a need to move Saturday's ride to Toronto.
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Neil,

The offer stands, I'll pick you up at the Rahway Station at 7:49 and well head up to Gillette. Should put us their by 8:30 and ready to ride by 9. Look for a Silver Crown Victoria, I'll be in a beard and black shorts, Meet me on the plaza side of the station, it faces the new 15 story building. PM me if you are carrying a cell phone and well exchange #'s
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Originally Posted by Andrew F View Post
Neil,

The offer stands, I'll pick you up at the Rahway Station at 7:49 and well head up to Gillette. Should put us their by 8:30 and ready to ride by 9. Look for a Silver Crown Victoria, I'll be in a beard and black shorts, Meet me on the plaza side of the station, it faces the new 15 story building. PM me if you are carrying a cell phone and well exchange #'s
Okay, sounds great!
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baj, did you live here before?
I did indeed. I lived in Mercer County (Ewing) for 30 years, with the exception of a 3 year stint in Burlington City along the Delaware. I now live in Canada between Toronto and Niagara Falls. I moved up here this past December during the first blizzard.

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Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
Thanks! Maybe we a need to move Saturday's ride to Toronto.
My bikes get here at the end of May....woooo hooooooo!!!
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A big "thank you" to Tom for putting together a beautiful ride for Saturday! I still think it's sick that you were smiling as we climbed the mountian into Mendham, but I think I'm begining to understand. A learned alot from observing Dan's posture and his even spinning in the climbs, made the last climb back to Gillette a peice O cake. The wandering part of the ride was the best! Who Knew GPS maps could be 40 years old! The fat kid with the glasses had a blast! Thanks again and I hope we can ride again some day!

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Wow guys, it looks like everyone is having a good time. In my 3 weeks of cycling I've ALMOST made it up to the point where I could hang with a group. Its difficult to judge how I'd do in a moderately flat ride, since the terrain around me up in Bergen County is EXTREMELY hilly, and I'm just not in great enough shape to climb like a pro yet. So far I've been averaging between 13-15mph (yes, I know its really slow) over 40-50 miles. Unfortunately, I was hit by a car on Thursday, and my 3 week old bike is destroyed. I survived (luckily) with only some decent bruises and a nice amount of cuts. I'll be back pedaling again as soon as the driver's insurance pays to replace my bike, shorts, and all the other goodies that were damaged in the accident. Hopefully once I'm in a little bit better shape I'll be able to join you guys, since those rides in Gilette/Stirling are through awesome areas. Before my accident I made the ride from Montvale, down through Ho-ho-kus, Totowa, Cedar Grove, Chatham, Berkeley Heights, etc. down to Bound Brook, and it was an awesome time. I can't wait to get back in it and meet up with some of you.
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Ocean County.

Any other shore riders here?
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Metz1182, you sound pretty strong, going 13-15mph and for 40-50 miles in a day. I'd call you a "B" rider. That's what I am. I can go faster, but not as long, because I get neurological pain if I go too long.

I hope you heal fast and get back on a new bike. Sorry about your calamity.
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Tom- Thanks for the well wishing. Like I say, my climbing needs work, my cadence is extremely erratic, I huff and puff a lot, and enjoy every red light i come to, but I do love to ride, and I'm going to keep pushing to up my pace. If there are a lot of ascents I find myself slipping to about an 11-12 mph pace. Either way I'm really pushing the driver's insurance company so i can get back on the road soon (and hopefully with upgraded equipment). Another month on the bike and I think I'll be looking you guys up so I can keep pace comfortably.
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Central NJ right here!
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metehan, where in Central NJ? That term is used for the area between Union and Trenton, which is a large area.

Metz, there will always be riders weaker than you and stronger than you, no matter how much stronger you get from now on. Don't let the stronger riders discourage you.
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Tom- haha, I don't let anyone discourage me. When I get on that bike its just me and the road (and unfortunately those pesky automobiles that the lazy folks use to get around lol). That's what I love about cycling... I don't need anyone to validate me or what I'm doing, I can just get on a bike and go somewhere. And then go somewhere else, and eventually I end up home, feeling good. There's just something about getting around via human horsepower. Love it.
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beach comber, i am a shore rider, i ride route 9, route 72, 539 a lot, also do Island Beach State Park sometimes when i want to change things up and deal with some serious wind. Lately i have only been riding 1-2 times a week, usually between 30-50 miles each ride.
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metehan, where in Central NJ? That term is used for the area between Union and Trenton, which is a large area.

Metz, there will always be riders weaker than you and stronger than you, no matter how much stronger you get from now on. Don't let the stronger riders discourage you.
haha

I don't know why I said that, I live in Edison, work in Manhattan and go to Rutgers Business School in Newark but currently on summer vacation
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haha

I don't know why I said that, I live in Edison, work in Manhattan and go to Rutgers Business School in Newark but currently on summer vacation
Metehan, I'm in Highland Park, call me if you want to ride sometime.
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haha

I don't know why I said that, I live in Edison, work in Manhattan and go to Rutgers Business School in Newark but currently on summer vacation

im in edison also and im off the next 4 days lets ride man
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