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Forum: Northeast
11-24-13, 01:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,609
Posted By Stacy

From what I've heard there are two access point...

From what I've heard there are two access point to the Greenway near the GWB. The usual one goes down a steep hill, through a tunnel, over an Amtrak Bridge, and down to the lighthouse. The second,...
Forum: Northeast
11-22-13, 06:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,609
Posted By Stacy

I've ridden the greenway, south of 59th St, as...

I've ridden the greenway, south of 59th St, as late as 2, maybe 2:30 am, without incident. I've also ridden downtown from the GW Bridge well after dark, though in light of recent attacks, including a...
Forum: Northeast
11-22-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By Stacy

Redhook Crit (http://redhookcrit.com/) as...

Redhook Crit (http://redhookcrit.com/) as mentioned previously.
Harlem Skyscraper Classics (http://www.harlemcriterium.com/)
Grant's tomb Criterium (http://www.crca.net/)
08-04-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,408
Posted By Stacy

Interesting article in the Suffolk Times where...

Interesting article in the Suffolk Times where Glenn, in response, breaks down how much $$$ he spends locally. ...
05-09-13, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,083
Posted By Stacy

Actually the pick-up was just off the East Side...

Actually the pick-up was just off the East Side Bikeway. Plenty of cyclists there and valet parking makes it even better. It's a big tourist area, near the South Street Seaport, the ferry to...
05-06-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,408
Posted By Stacy

Glenn Goldstein organizes the Ride To Montauk and...

Glenn Goldstein organizes the Ride To Montauk and the Northfork Century. Totally different from Montauk Century which is organized by the Five Boro Bike Club.
Forum: Northeast
05-06-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By Stacy

Vol, The 5 Boro Bike Tour takes an entirely...

Vol,
The 5 Boro Bike Tour takes an entirely different route across the bridge. The bike path runs alongside traffic on the lower level. The 5BBT uses the upper level roadway which they enter via an...
Forum: Northeast
05-06-13, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 903
Posted By Stacy

I don't remember hearing anything about other...

I don't remember hearing anything about other cyclists deaths on the QBB but I do remember someone died on the FDR, near Houston Street, during the MS Ride. One or two swimmers have passed away...
Forum: Northeast
04-29-13, 02:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,896
Posted By Stacy

When I mentioned my $100 rack top bag I forgot to...

When I mentioned my $100 rack top bag I forgot to include the value of its contents which normally exceed the value of the bag.

It doesn't really matter who developed these guidelines or who will...
Forum: Northeast
04-29-13, 11:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,896
Posted By Stacy

"Restricted items will be confiscated, and not...

"Restricted items will be confiscated, and not returned"

Last time I did this ride it rained so in addition to my raingear I packed some extra clothes, socks and a pair of shoes in my Carradice...
Forum: Northeast
04-27-13, 07:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,896
Posted By Stacy

No backpacks. No Camelbacks. No large bike bags. ...

No backpacks. No Camelbacks. No large bike bags.
Seat bags and water bottles only.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/04/five-boro-bike-tour-bans-backpacks-after-boston.html
Forum: Northeast
01-25-13, 08:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,896
Posted By Stacy

Last summer NYPD decided they were going to start...

Last summer NYPD decided they were going to start charging the organizers, Bike New York, a one million dollar fee similar to what they charge New York Road Runners for the NYC Marathon. In that case...
Forum: Northeast
09-29-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,466
Posted By Stacy

No. I live in Manhattan where nobody owns a car.

No. I live in Manhattan where nobody owns a car.
Forum: Northeast
09-23-12, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By Stacy

Last time I took the East River Greenway it was...

Last time I took the East River Greenway it was still pretty rough above 62nd St. They fixed the large hole and replaced a pedestrian bridge around 78th Street but there are still places where you...
Forum: Northeast
09-22-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By Stacy

The last exit on the East River Greenway is a...

The last exit on the East River Greenway is a pedestrian bridge at 120 Street. Beyond there it's mostly fishermen. I once got caught up in a line just south of the bridge because they weren't...
Forum: Northeast
09-22-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Stacy

Bike Works on Ridge Street seems to do a lot of...

Bike Works on Ridge Street seems to do a lot of vintage bikes. Definitely worth a call.
http://bikecult.com/works/
Forum: Northeast
09-10-12, 01:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,368
Posted By Stacy

I'm sure Papa Tom has a route than runs along the...

I'm sure Papa Tom has a route than runs along the Connecticut coast. Then you could take a ferry, as dendawg suggested, to Long Island. Taking the ferry could easily knock a day or two off your trip...
Forum: Northeast
09-06-12, 12:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 998
Posted By Stacy

When the City managed to capture a few in...

When the City managed to capture a few in Manhattan they released them in either Van Cortlandt or Pelham Bay Park. Apparently there's some law that coyotes captured within the City have to release...
Forum: Northeast
09-05-12, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 998
Posted By Stacy

Not surprising that there are coyotes in...

Not surprising that there are coyotes in Westchester or the Bronx. We've had several in Manhattan. Three or four were spotted by Columbia University, one in Central Park, and one was captured near...
Forum: Northeast
09-03-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Stacy

Maybe the idea is that riders can stay overnight...

Maybe the idea is that riders can stay overnight or make a weekend of it?
Forum: Northeast
08-29-12, 12:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By Stacy

I live in the Village and often take the...

I live in the Village and often take the Queensboro to visit family in Astoria. I rode the TriBoro Bridge once during the NYC Century and would NEVER consider riding it alone. Not only does it have...
Forum: Northeast
08-22-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By Stacy

Maybe now things will finally happen a little...

Maybe now things will finally happen a little sooner rather than later.
NY1 For You: Cyclists Deal With Sandy Path Three Years After Hurricane...
Forum: Northeast
08-09-12, 12:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,293
Posted By Stacy

No NYC will never be Amsterdam. For better or...

No NYC will never be Amsterdam. For better or worse, it will always be NYC.
Forum: Northeast
08-08-12, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,293
Posted By Stacy

I think one of the problems is a fair portion of...

I think one of the problems is a fair portion of people riding on the Greenway have never had a driver's license or any form of Driver's Ed. They ride like pedestrians and don't have a clue about...
Forum: Northeast
06-19-12, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,145
Posted By Stacy

I've done various incarnations of this ride and...

I've done various incarnations of this ride and each time the wind was coming from the west, giving us a bit of a tailwind. Never did actually make it to the lighthouse though. Makes me want to do...
Forum: Northeast
06-19-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,470
Posted By Stacy

Dolphin Spotted Swimming in the Hudson River...

Dolphin Spotted Swimming in the Hudson River...
Forum: Northeast
06-17-12, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By Stacy

I took 9W north beyond Piermont and south of...

I took 9W north beyond Piermont and south of Grandview once and wound up turning back because it just looked too dangerous. Not only are there no shoulders but the road turns in some places leaving...
06-05-12, 12:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,134
Posted By Stacy

I'm looking for ways to bring my 22 pound terrier...

I'm looking for ways to bring my 22 pound terrier mix along when I bike. From what I've read, dogs over 15 pounds are probably too heavy to carry in the front, expecially if they move around or try...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,470
Posted By Stacy

Oh and then there was that plane...US Airways...

Oh and then there was that plane...US Airways Flight 1549.. that landed on the Hudson around 42nd St in 2009. Not very interesting

And it's only going to get more boring once they bring the Space...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,470
Posted By Stacy

Actually there was a coyote captured near...

Actually there was a coyote captured near Chambers Street a year ago last winter and I vaguely remember a whale showed up near one of the downtown piers. Other than that I've seen Mallards, Canada...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By Stacy

Or maybe its so NJ police ticket you for lack of...

Or maybe its so NJ police ticket you for lack of a permit when they catch you riding on bike restricted highways. :(
Forum: Northeast
06-02-12, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,034
Posted By Stacy

Depends on how long you're willing to wait....

Depends on how long you're willing to wait. Around the end of the Summer Bike N Roll has been known to sell off some of their rental bikes (Trek) for $150 or so. Trek also makes an entry level hybrid...
Forum: Northeast
06-02-12, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By Stacy

Yes New York City has a very active cycling...

Yes New York City has a very active cycling community. There are several clubs who organize rides around and out of the City, miles and miles of bike lanes, bike races, and this summer we'll have...
Forum: Northeast
05-22-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,470
Posted By Stacy

That's what I like most about the Westside...

That's what I like most about the Westside Greenway - each section has its own character. Below 59th street there's plenty to see like the Intrepid Museum, which will soon house the Space Shuttle,...
Forum: Northeast
05-20-12, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,470
Posted By Stacy

Nice photo Papa Tom! Thanks for sharing it.

Nice photo Papa Tom! Thanks for sharing it.
04-23-12, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,726
Posted By Stacy

Depends on how fast you ride. 45 minutes from the...

Depends on how fast you ride. 45 minutes from the HH Bridge to Midtown is probably a fair estimate. The leg between the HH Bridge and getting on the Greenway at Dyckman will probably be the most...
04-22-12, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,726
Posted By Stacy

The actual path from the HH Bridge down to the...

The actual path from the HH Bridge down to the Amtrak Bridge is nearly impossible to see on a map because it's a short unmaintained path covered with trees, but you can see the Amtrak Bridge, that...
04-22-12, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,726
Posted By Stacy

Easiest way I know from Riverdale is to take the...

Easiest way I know from Riverdale is to take the Henry Hudson Bridge down to Inwood Hill Park, then go down the Amtrak Bridge (you'll have to carry your bike) and follow the path along the ball...
04-21-12, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,024
Posted By Stacy

I think that list may be a bit out of date. At...

I think that list may be a bit out of date. At this point all parking lots and garages in the City. Some charge as little as $1 or $2 a day. Others charge more for bikes than they do for cars.
Forum: Northeast
04-21-12, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,843
Posted By Stacy

While there's no legal obligation to carry ID, in...

While there's no legal obligation to carry ID, in New York City police can detain you until they confirm your identity. There was a story about a year ago about some guy who was riding his bike on...
04-14-12, 01:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 776
Posted By Stacy

Check http://greenway.org/ for various routes in...

Check http://greenway.org/ for various routes in each state. Also Maine DOT has several Bike Tours with PDF maps of recommended routes. You may have to dig deep into each section to find them....
04-14-12, 12:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,024
Posted By Stacy

The ride is totally do-able on your own. Last...

The ride is totally do-able on your own. Last time when I did the 100 mile route, with 5BBC, everyone flatted on Dune Road. This leg of the route is occasionally underwater and always sprinkled with...
Forum: Northeast
04-08-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Stacy

It seems to involve downloading their mobile app...

It seems to involve downloading their mobile app for your smartphone - either the free or paid version. Maybe it's similiar to RunKeeper but pitched more to cyclists? Whatever, their FAQ raises more...
Forum: Northeast
03-31-12, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By Stacy

Benepe's post is actually about the George...

Benepe's post is actually about the George Washington Bridge which is an interstate crossing and comes under the Port Authority. Some people had the misguided notion that if cyclists were to pay...
03-14-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,024
Posted By Stacy

+1 on that. Even if you arrive back in the City...

+1 on that. Even if you arrive back in the City by 9 or 10 pm it still takes time to retrieve your bike. A year or two ago there were problems with trucks breaking down. If memory serves some riders...
03-12-12, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,024
Posted By Stacy

Actually the Northfork Century does have...

Actually the Northfork Century does have transportation from NYC. The year I did this we loaded our bikes and boarded busses at Penn Station around 5am. The end wasn't too crowded - rained that day -...
03-09-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,024
Posted By Stacy

Although its a spin-off of the 5 Boro Bike Club's...

Although its a spin-off of the 5 Boro Bike Club's Montauk Century it seems the 5BBC has changed their route for 2012. According to their website they're offering a loop that starts and ends in...
Forum: Northeast
03-05-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,094
Posted By Stacy

Watch out for raccoons! They tend to come out...

Watch out for raccoons! They tend to come out just as it's getting dark.
Forum: Northeast
03-01-12, 12:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,048
Posted By Stacy

Maybe your GPS is off. I just can't imagine you...

Maybe your GPS is off. I just can't imagine you could get 2,900 ft elevation gain in only 5 laps around the park since the highest point in Central Park is only about 130 feet above sea level. Most...
Forum: Northeast
02-29-12, 01:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,048
Posted By Stacy

40 miles in Central Park is much tougher than the...

40 miles in Central Park is much tougher than the 5 Boro. For one, you get to walk a lot with the 5 Boro and, aside from the bridges, most of the tour is relatively flat. Toughest parts of the Five...
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