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Forum: Northeast
04-09-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By dendawg

No personal experience, but this is what Google...

No personal experience, but this is what Google Maps suggests. When you get to the map make sure you click on the bicycle rather than the auto
https://goo.gl/maps/3PZEiPhRpD6dYcGF9
Forum: Northeast
02-06-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 925
Posted By dendawg

Years ago when training for the GFNY, over 9000...

Years ago when training for the GFNY, over 9000 feet of climbing over 100+ miles there was one guy in my training group who did all the rides on a fixed gear bike, often with weights in a back pack....
Forum: Northeast
02-03-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,953
Posted By dendawg

Same is true of the Henry Hudson Bridge from...

Same is true of the Henry Hudson Bridge from Inwood to Riverdale
Forum: Northeast
01-27-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,033
Posted By dendawg

Once was enough for me

Once was enough for me
Forum: Northeast
11-13-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,878
Posted By dendawg

There was a bear spotted this summer at the...

There was a bear spotted this summer at the Greenbrook Nature Preserve in Tenafly NJ. They took down their birdfeeders to try and discourage him from hanging out there.
Forum: Northeast
11-03-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,792
Posted By dendawg

It's easily accessible from Manhattan by ferry

It's easily accessible from Manhattan by ferry
Forum: Northeast
10-24-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By dendawg

Not the easiest to search but try Search...

Not the easiest to search but try Search Connecticut Bike Routes and Rides (http://www.ctbikeroutes.org/index.php)
Forum: Northeast
10-23-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,792
Posted By dendawg

Technically the park is closed from 1am to 6am,...

Technically the park is closed from 1am to 6am, but you'll see lots of people trainiing even before 6. Be aware that if you're looking at doing it on a weekend you might also run into lane closures...
Forum: Northeast
10-09-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By dendawg

I recently parked in Stormville at the lot behind...

I recently parked in Stormville at the lot behind Greenhaven prison. A liitle further than Hopewell but not much. The only lot I noticed was by a restaurant and wasn't sure if it was public or not. ...
Forum: Northeast
09-18-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,335
Posted By dendawg

We did our first ride up there Tuesday and parked...

We did our first ride up there Tuesday and parked at the Stormville parking. We noticed a bar and restaurant right off the trail just before Hopewell Junction. There are restrooms and I suppose...
08-21-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By dendawg

HAve you considered using a mirror? I regularly...

HAve you considered using a mirror? I regularly ride with a look behind mirror on my glasses, but I don't race.
07-28-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 12,175
Posted By dendawg

I had my first e-bike experience on vacation 2...

I had my first e-bike experience on vacation 2 weeks ago.It was a pedal assist bike, no throttle, just a button to control the amount of assist. 46 miles with around 1800' of climbing and loved it,...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By dendawg

[QUOTE=kaos joe;22150618]Steve (or anyone here),...

[QUOTE=kaos joe;22150618]Steve (or anyone here), would you say River Rd is tandem-friendly? I didn't even know it was paved. (At least I think it's paved). Tandem has a 30-32 low gear and 32mm slick...
Forum: Northeast
07-04-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By dendawg

The problem is Seven Lakes Drive crosses and...

The problem is Seven Lakes Drive crosses and becomes part of the Palisades Pkwy for a short distance, and riding on or crossing the parkway on a bicycle is illegal. So one can ride Seven lakes from...
Forum: Northeast
07-03-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By dendawg

If you like climbing you could take bike 9 to...

If you like climbing you could take bike 9 to Gate Hill Rd into Harriman Park, then Lake Wech Drive, or 106 down to Seven Lakes
Forum: Northeast
06-28-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By dendawg

We often park in Englewood at Allison Park, about...

We often park in Englewood at Allison Park, about a mile north of the GWB off of Hudon Terrace. It's open from dawn to dusk....
Forum: Northeast
06-28-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By dendawg

And the Brookly Battery Tunnel is now the Hugh L...

And the Brookly Battery Tunnel is now the Hugh L Carey Tunnel. Personally I'd like to see them go with Corporate Sponsorship and use the money to lower the tolls. :-)
06-01-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 739
Posted By dendawg

Aspen and Breckenridge Colorado bike rentals

Planning a vacation and would like some recommendations for road bike rentals in Aspen and Breckenridge. Most places I've found online seem to only have e-bikes. Or are not renting due to the...
05-23-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,224
Posted By dendawg

Just remember to release the CO2 and fill with...

Just remember to release the CO2 and fill with air when you get home. For whatever reason CO2 will leak out of a perfectly good tube over a few days
05-23-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,224
Posted By dendawg

The shop where I bought the bike 14 years ago...

The shop where I bought the bike 14 years ago outfitted the seat bag with a mini hybrid handpump/co2 inflater. Can't remember the name. The hand pump is good enough to get a tube primed, but much...
05-22-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,224
Posted By dendawg

Also be aware that old tubes can be more prone to...

Also be aware that old tubes can be more prone to failure than new ones. I've gotten flats from failures on older tubes where the valve stem attaches, or seam has failed. I just got my first flat of...
Forum: Northeast
02-21-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,164
Posted By dendawg

We usually head to Fahnstock or Minnewaska....

We usually head to Fahnstock or Minnewaska. Hoping for something a little closer to home other than Central Park which becomes useless in a day.
Forum: Northeast
02-21-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,164
Posted By dendawg

Going a little off topic, but does anyone know if...

Going a little off topic, but does anyone know if the old put and south county are cleared of snow. Only because xc skiing is a nice winter pastime and it would seem like a good possibility if they...
Forum: Northeast
12-13-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,581
Posted By dendawg

This from Westchester Parks website South...

This from Westchester Parks website

South County TrailwayA paved, multi-use trail 14.1 miles in length spanning central to southern Westchester.

Note: The section from Eastview Drive in...
Forum: Northeast
11-28-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,581
Posted By dendawg

A couple of weeks ago I got a late afternoon...

A couple of weeks ago I got a late afternoon start in VCP and went as far as the Macy Park before turning back. The only construction we encountered was where a new overpass was being constructed...
Forum: Northeast
11-26-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,581
Posted By dendawg

Is that where the overpass construction is...

Is that where the overpass construction is happening?
Forum: Northeast
10-26-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,874
Posted By dendawg

When driving north from NYC on the Sawmill as you...

When driving north from NYC on the Sawmill as you get off exit 23 take the first right turn into the parking lot that is right along the trail.If you shold somehow miss it you can turn left at the...
Forum: Northeast
10-25-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,874
Posted By dendawg

I know the Sam's club there has a huge parking...

I know the Sam's club there has a huge parking lot where you might get away with parking. I was wondering about the parking lots in VanCortland park. Are those OK to use for the trail? There are some...
Forum: Northeast
10-16-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,874
Posted By dendawg

We had a friend from Norway that would come over...

We had a friend from Norway that would come over to visit relatives on LI. He would rent a bike and do multi day trips staying in motels. The last time we saw him he took the LIRR into the city to...
Forum: Northeast
10-13-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,874
Posted By dendawg

Or at least glamping. You ride and someone else...

Or at least glamping. You ride and someone else has camp set up and dinner ready when you arrive.
Forum: Northeast
10-12-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,874
Posted By dendawg

The best rail trail I've ever ridden was Le Petit...

The best rail trail I've ever ridden was Le Petit Train Du Nord in the Laurentiens in Quebec Canada. We did it as a 4 day trip with planned overnights in different B&B's along the way. A bus service...
Forum: Northeast
10-12-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,874
Posted By dendawg

The eastview exit of the sawmill has parking for...

The eastview exit of the sawmill has parking for the trail and is also the location of the Tarrytown Iake (reservoir actually)
Piermont is just a short 2 block ride down ash. Riding out to the end...
Forum: Northeast
10-11-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By dendawg

There is a small parking lot at one section of...

There is a small parking lot at one section of the Joseph P Clarke trail on Oaktree Rd in Tappan, NY. You could start from there and do the ride in reverse. There is also a parking lot along the...
Forum: Northeast
10-01-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,210
Posted By dendawg

There is a marked bike lane that skirts broadway...

There is a marked bike lane that skirts broadway until you get to the broadway bridge. You avoid the el at the expense of some hill climbs
Forum: Northeast
09-29-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,210
Posted By dendawg

You could take 9 north to Tarrytown, and climb...

You could take 9 north to Tarrytown, and climb Nepheran to meet the NC Trailway in Eastview. Or take 9 south to Wharburton through Yonkers to Riverdale. BTW if you go th the Runcible you'll have...
Forum: Northeast
08-26-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By dendawg

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/new-yor...

https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/new-york/inwood-hill-park-trail?mobileMap=false&ref=sidebar-view-full-map
For that loop it shows 282' of elevation gain, but doesn't give the grade of the...
Forum: Northeast
08-25-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By dendawg

I have ridden the path up to the HEnry Hudson...

I have ridden the path up to the HEnry Hudson Bridge. Hilly is an understatement, :-)
Forum: Northeast
07-25-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,349
Posted By dendawg

Maybe continue to New Paltz and return by bus

Maybe continue to New Paltz and return by bus
Forum: Northeast
07-13-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,581
Posted By dendawg

It's not a long stretch, but the section from the...

It's not a long stretch, but the section from the parking area on Rt 100 (just south of the Millwood Market) to where the trail picks up again in Millwood headed North. Heading South we crossed back...
Forum: Northeast
07-13-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,581
Posted By dendawg

Rode it last Friday from Elmsford to Rt 129, Be...

Rode it last Friday from Elmsford to Rt 129, Be aware that the shoulder along the section of Rt 100 is under construction. They are widening it and making a seperated bike lane.
Forum: Northeast
06-30-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,742
Posted By dendawg

Just got an email. Yearly membership is going up...

Just got an email. Yearly membership is going up to $179
Forum: Northeast
05-15-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By dendawg

Have they re-opened the shelters or is it still...

Have they re-opened the shelters or is it still tents off the trail only?
Forum: Northeast
05-14-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,581
Posted By dendawg

Drove up to Millbrook today and road as far north...

Drove up to Millbrook today and road as far north as we could before the trail was closed for repaving, about 1.5 miles north of Yorktown Heights. There was still the detour on 129 to Birdwell, where...
Forum: Northeast
05-06-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By dendawg

Unfortunately the only way to get directly from...

Unfortunately the only way to get directly from Harriman to Bear is to illegaly cross the Long Mtn Circle and ride across the Palisades to conitnue on Seven Lakes Drive
Forum: Northeast
05-03-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,347
Posted By dendawg

In the past those have been seasonal closures as...

In the past those have been seasonal closures as the roads aren't maintained in the winter months. I've ridden past the gates on Perkins and Tioroti in the past. And Tiorati and Arden Valley while...
Forum: Northeast
04-26-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,742
Posted By dendawg

The difference is your gym is closed. Citibikes...

The difference is your gym is closed. Citibikes are still operational.
Forum: Northeast
04-21-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 861
Views: 118,742
Posted By dendawg

The bikes are still in the racks for your use if...

The bikes are still in the racks for your use if you choose. I've used them a few times to get to my chiropractor appointments. I think of it sort of like a gym membership. You pay up front. It's up...
Forum: Northeast
04-17-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,828
Posted By dendawg

Cedar Creek Park and Jones Beach

Anyone know if Cedar Creek Park is open for parking for access to the Jones Beach path?
Forum: Northeast
03-14-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,192
Posted By dendawg

Signature Cycles in Greewich Ct. Not cheap but...

Signature Cycles in Greewich Ct. Not cheap but they do a great job
Forum: Northeast
02-23-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By dendawg

There is a similar unoffical ride for the NYC...

There is a similar unoffical ride for the NYC Marathon every year. It starts in Brooklyn, about 3 miles from the actual start of the race in Staten Island, and follows the course to near the finish...
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