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Forum: Northeast
10-03-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,583
Posted By dendawg

Rode across the GWB yesterday as well. Looks like...

Rode across the GWB yesterday as well. Looks like they are working on the new south ramp as well that will eliminate the hairpin curve on that side. Theu could probably connect it before the north...
Forum: Northeast
10-03-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By dendawg

Now to add bike lanes to the causway to Robert...

Now to add bike lanes to the causway to Robert Moses!
Forum: Northeast
10-01-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,583
Posted By dendawg

Unfortunatly Cabrini isn't as wide on the north...

Unfortunatly Cabrini isn't as wide on the north side of the bridge as it is on the south where they made the bike lane bi-directional, though I could see them possibly elininating parking on that one...
Forum: Northeast
10-01-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,583
Posted By dendawg

Yes, the ride up 181st is steep. I usually make a...

Yes, the ride up 181st is steep. I usually make a right off 181st on to Cabrini and left onto 180th to get to Ft Washington from the greenway and avoid the steeper climb on 181st. With the new north...
Forum: Northeast
09-27-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,583
Posted By dendawg

There are already shared marked lanes on Ft...

There are already shared marked lanes on Ft Washington if you approach that way to make the turn on 179th, and on Riverside and 181st when you cross the pedestrian bridge coming from the greenway.
Forum: Northeast
09-12-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By dendawg

The south path is normally open from 6am to 12am....

The south path is normally open from 6am to 12am. Be carefull where you park. Ft Lee has some restrictive on street parking rules and likes to ticket NY plates. I park in Allison Park which is about...
Forum: Northeast
09-04-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,975
Posted By dendawg

Some of the lights in CP have been converted to...

Some of the lights in CP have been converted to activate on demand. The problem I have found is that as a pedestrian when I activate one, most cyclists ignore it, or if I'm cycling most tourists...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By dendawg

There is also a new trail extension that runs...

There is also a new trail extension that runs from the Walkill west to the Mohonk Preserve. I belive you need to pay a fee or be a member to ride the trails in the Preserve itself...
Forum: Northeast
09-02-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,975
Posted By dendawg

You'ld love the Brooklyn Bridge

You'ld love the Brooklyn Bridge
Forum: Northeast
08-28-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,975
Posted By dendawg

Today I was passed by a motorcycle in the 2nd ave...

Today I was passed by a motorcycle in the 2nd ave bike lane, who probably thought it was a good way to avoid the traffic on the road
Forum: Northeast
07-15-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,036
Posted By dendawg

New bypass connecting Greenbush rd. in Blauvelt

https://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/blauvelt/2019/07/12/orangetown-dangerous-route-303-crossing-tamed-bypass/1702975001/
Forum: Northeast
04-09-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,852
Posted By dendawg

Have they installed any bike racks at the new...

Have they installed any bike racks at the new accessible beaches?
Forum: Northeast
04-05-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,384
Posted By dendawg

I'm not sure what section is currently closed but...

I'm not sure what section is currently closed but at the time of the original closing of that narrow section there was a short detour to a nearby road and then back to the trial on a small road that...
Forum: Northeast
04-01-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,878
Posted By dendawg

I tried one a few weeks ago. I found the assist...

I tried one a few weeks ago. I found the assist really kicked in on the hills as I rode through central park.
Forum: Northeast
04-01-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By dendawg

Why not just have a shop adjust the fit on your...

Why not just have a shop adjust the fit on your old bike. I find the drop bars on my road bike more comfortable on long rides that the straight bars on my hybrid. That and a thorough tune up on the...
Forum: Northeast
03-03-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,878
Posted By dendawg

I think the e-assist bikes are meant for people...

I think the e-assist bikes are meant for people doing longer commutes, like those who will be affected by the L train shutdown. Most of the time I use citibike it's for a 2 mile ride or less. Most...
Forum: Northeast
01-28-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By dendawg

If the friends van is garaged maybe you could...

If the friends van is garaged maybe you could keep them in the van. Personally I don't trust leaving anything of value on the streets of NYC. The bikes will need to be boxed up for shipping on the...
Forum: Northeast
01-27-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 890
Posted By dendawg

If you're buying new from a shop you can have...

If you're buying new from a shop you can have them hold them for you and even box them up for shipping, then just pick them up on your way to JFK. Your going to want at least a mini-van or SUV to get...
Forum: Northeast
12-28-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,208
Posted By dendawg

Where will you be staying? One typical ride would...

Where will you be staying? One typical ride would be to cross the GW Bridge and follow 9w to Piermont or Nyack. around 45 and 50 miles respectively. Another possibility is the Putnum Trail one way...
Forum: Northeast
11-26-18, 10:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,685
Posted By dendawg

Looks like they've narrowed the path over the...

Looks like they've narrowed the path over the bridge. Hope that is just temporary.
Forum: Northeast
11-24-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,685
Posted By dendawg

The DOT announced it's re-opening on 11/8. I...

The DOT announced it's re-opening on 11/8. I haven't been up there yet and was also thinking about Sunday. I'm more concerned about the condition of the path above 181st as in the fall it is usually...
Forum: Northeast
11-15-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,878
Posted By dendawg

Is that a hover bike?

Is that a hover bike?
Forum: Northeast
10-28-18, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By dendawg

For bear mountain the most direct route from NYC...

For bear mountain the most direct route from NYC is over the GW Bridge and follow bike route 9. If you really want to start from Van Cortland park you will have to head south on broadway. There are...
Forum: Northeast
09-28-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,685
Posted By dendawg

https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2018/09/27/breaking-up...

https://nyc.streetsblog.org/2018/09/27/breaking-uptown-greenway-bridge-will-be-fixed-starting-next-week/
Forum: Northeast
09-07-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By dendawg

River to Ridge trail

Has anyone ridden this new trail yet
https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/tech/science/environment/2018/05/24/river-ridge-trail-new-paltz-section-opens-bike-rentals-launch/641196002/...
Forum: Northeast
08-29-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,685
Posted By dendawg

There is also this work around that was posted to...

There is also this work around that was posted to the NYCC forums.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28470085
It crosses the exit ramp on the NB highway then the path takes you to the footbridge just...
Forum: Northeast
08-29-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By dendawg

I have hit over 40 miles an hour, but that was on...

I have hit over 40 miles an hour, but that was on a downhill. :-) Obviously not on the JB path.
Forum: Northeast
08-28-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By dendawg

Went to the beach today and it appears to be...

Went to the beach today and it appears to be paved at least as far as the Nature Preserve. I imagine once the fencing is in they will open it up officially
Forum: Northeast
08-27-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,685
Posted By dendawg

One work around is to cross the footbridge at...

One work around is to cross the footbridge at 181st and take Ft Washington to 165th to Riverside (which has been milled and is no fun) to 153rd to the new bridge over the parkway and back to the...
Forum: Northeast
08-07-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 603
Posted By dendawg

How were the mosquitos with all those puddles?

How were the mosquitos with all those puddles?
Forum: Northeast
07-30-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,276
Posted By dendawg

I had my last post a little backwards. West End 1...

I had my last post a little backwards. West End 1 is the nature preserve and 2 is still a beach. In any case I went to West End 2 for the day yesterday and driving back noticed the new path, marked,...
Forum: Northeast
07-12-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,206
Posted By dendawg

When you make the right turn into the park it's a...

When you make the right turn into the park it's a 2 lane road with broad shoulders for 2-3 miles to the beach parking, where it ends. Easily seen on google maps. There is no trail riding in the state...
Forum: Northeast
07-11-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,206
Posted By dendawg

It's a narrow peninsula. You ride on the shoulder...

It's a narrow peninsula. You ride on the shoulder of a 2 lane paved road to the end of the road and back. There is a restaurant and deli as well as the ferry to Connecticut at the entrance to the...
Forum: Northeast
07-08-18, 07:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,510
Posted By dendawg

The Freight House has really good sit down food...

The Freight House has really good sit down food and is worth the stop if you have an hour to kill. They close at 1pm I think on Sundays, 3pm the rest of the week.
Forum: Northeast
07-03-18, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,206
Posted By dendawg

You can also do a nice ride from Sag Harbor to...

You can also do a nice ride from Sag Harbor to Montauk and back, probably around 60 miles or so but mostly flat until you get to Hither Hills. If you take the ferry north to Greenport you could ride...
Forum: Northeast
07-02-18, 10:41 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,878
Posted By dendawg

As a citigold customer I've gotten 2 free yearly...

As a citigold customer I've gotten 2 free yearly subscriptions form them so far and I remember correctly using a citibank credit card gets you 10% off memberships and rentals.
Forum: Northeast
06-27-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By dendawg

Their sole location is now in Greenwich CT, but I...

Their sole location is now in Greenwich CT, but I would recommend Signature Cycles. They are located right at the Greenwich Metro North station, around 40 minutes by train from Grand Central
Forum: Northeast
06-12-18, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By dendawg

Instead of climbing E Clinton or Palisades which...

Instead of climbing E Clinton or Palisades which are heavily trafficked you might look into going up Chestnut or Walnut, and finding your way to Summit to continue to Palisades. Chestnut is longer...
Forum: Northeast
06-11-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,878
Posted By dendawg

Since the website requires an invite code to...

Since the website requires an invite code to register I think those bikes might be available to residents only.
Forum: Northeast
06-11-18, 05:46 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,878
Posted By dendawg

Yesterday walking home I noticed a new private...

Yesterday walking home I noticed a new private bike share kiosk and docks behind 21 West End Ave. Operated by Zagster.
21 West End - Zagster Bike Share (http://bike.zagster.com/21westend/)
The...
Forum: Northeast
06-09-18, 06:28 AM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,878
Posted By dendawg

And ride shares are probably the biggest cause of...

And ride shares are probably the biggest cause of congestion currently in the city with something like 17 million rides a month by the end of 2017. I'm not sure how that translates to actual vehicles...
Forum: Northeast
06-07-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 85,878
Posted By dendawg

But he has proposed taking neighborhood parking...

But he has proposed taking neighborhood parking spots and making them for car sharing (zip cars) only.
Forum: Northeast
06-06-18, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By dendawg

The actual NYS Bike Rt 9 crosses to the other...

The actual NYS Bike Rt 9 crosses to the other side of the river at the Bear Mtn Bridge. You could take that to Poughkeepsie and cross the the bridge there to continue on 9W. The section of 9W through...
Forum: Northeast
05-31-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,663
Posted By dendawg

Found this online ...

Found this online
https://www.fodc.org/visit-the-canal/loop-trails-hikers-bikers/
Don't know how far it would be to pick it up from the trenton train station
Forum: Northeast
05-30-18, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,663
Posted By dendawg

The only shade I've found on that route is...

The only shade I've found on that route is stooping by the restrooms at Zach Bay or the bathhouse on the beach. :-). FWIW the boardwalk is now rideable year round and there are even bike racks by the...
Forum: Northeast
05-19-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,510
Posted By dendawg

Only a chance of thunderstorms tomorrow, and then...

Only a chance of thunderstorms tomorrow, and then late in the afternoon. At least in NYC when I checked last night.
The worst ride of my life was spent riding around 40 miles on a rail trail through...
Forum: Northeast
05-17-18, 06:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,510
Posted By dendawg

Anyone know the condition of the trails after the...

Anyone know the condition of the trails after the storms of the past few days? I know Putnum county got hit pretty hard
Forum: Northeast
05-14-18, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,663
Posted By dendawg

Another consideration is that there is more...

Another consideration is that there is more frequent train service in Tarrytown, vs 1 train an hour in Pleasantville. Take a look at the Metro North weekend schedules
Forum: Northeast
05-13-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,663
Posted By dendawg

Google maps shows the tarrytown option as around...

Google maps shows the tarrytown option as around 2.7 miles from the north county, vs 1.3 miles to pleasantville. Mostly up and down to pleasantville vs mostly down to tarrytown, plus the extra...
Forum: Northeast
05-09-18, 05:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,510
Posted By dendawg

While I've never tried it I've heard good things...

While I've never tried it I've heard good things about the Country Deli in Millwood, make a left off the trail where it crosses 133. I usually like eating either in Yorktown at the Trailside, or in...
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