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Forum: Northeast
09-25-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,897
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

I believe that notre ami français has indicated...

I believe that notre ami français has indicated that he does indeed have a reason to go to Summit, on his way west across the country.
Forum: Northeast
09-24-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,897
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

If you are going to Summit, New Jersey, then...

If you are going to Summit, New Jersey, then entering the state way up at the George Washington Bridge doesn't seem sensible.

Also, riding in Newark is not unpleasant at all. The problem is...
Forum: Northeast
07-21-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,310
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

You are speaking my language! I am in...

You are speaking my language! I am in Philadelphia, where it hit 100 today. I rode more than 50 miles.

I rode down here from New York on Friday, a ride of 95 miles on a day when it hit about 94. I...
Forum: Northeast
07-12-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,432
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

That's true. And also on the Belt Parkway is a...

That's true. And also on the Belt Parkway is a nice sign calling Queens "The World's Borough", reflecting the fact that it is the most ethnically diverse place in the world.
...
Forum: Northeast
07-12-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,897
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Interesting! But, now that I consult Google Maps...

Interesting! But, now that I consult Google Maps Street View, I don't see an easy way to follow Bayway Avenue west. It seems that, once you get to a street called Cole Place, you need to make a left...
Forum: Northeast
07-11-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,432
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

One thing that we are missing in New York City

There is one thing that New York City does not have that I really wish we had: signs at the border crossings.

When I am riding my bike in New Jersey or on Long Island, I see a sign welcoming the...
Forum: Northeast
07-11-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,897
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

This is a good question. If you can get over to...

This is a good question. If you can get over to NJ 27, then using that to go south is good. Route 27 goes as far as Princeton; there you can pick up a street that runs next to US 206, and goes by the...
Forum: Northeast
06-18-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,815
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

I did my first ride of the year to Newark on...

I did my first ride of the year to Newark on Sunday, on my way out to Morris County. While the connections between Jersey City and Kearny and between Kearny and Newark are in the same state they were...
Forum: Northeast
01-29-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,721
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

I know exactly what I'm wishing for: meaningful...

I know exactly what I'm wishing for: meaningful consequences for traffic violations, commensurate with the harm that they do. It's time to give a coddled privileged class a real incentive to follow...
Forum: Northeast
01-29-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,721
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

The vast majority of New Yorkers are pedestrians....

The vast majority of New Yorkers are pedestrians. Only a small fraction drive. If pedestrians make driving a pain, that is good thing. Driving in a city should be a pain, because city streets are for...
Forum: Northeast
12-23-18, 11:44 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,815
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

I assure you that the entire thread is about...

I assure you that the entire thread is about exactly that route.
Forum: Northeast
12-23-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,815
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

This whole thread is about that route.

This whole thread is about that route.
Forum: Northeast
09-14-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,815
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

The bridges carry US 1 and 9. So perhaps that's...

The bridges carry US 1 and 9. So perhaps that's another wrinkle, that the Federal government owns that road.
Forum: Northeast
09-14-18, 02:54 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,815
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

The bridge over the Passaic River is partly in...

The bridge over the Passaic River is partly in Newark and partly in Kearny. And the bridge over the Hackensack River is entirely in Jersey City. Maybe the fact that all three cities have some...
Forum: Northeast
09-14-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,815
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

I am sad to see that another summer season has...

I am sad to see that another summer season has passed with no real improvement.

This thread began seven years ago when the sidewalks to the bridges were made rideable. They have barely hung on...
Forum: Northeast
07-27-18, 01:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,721
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

I am pleased to read that you got this ticket. ...

I am pleased to read that you got this ticket. Many more people should get them.

There are no "minor" vehicle infractions. Driver misconduct is a menace; this is the type of law-breaking that...
Forum: Northeast
07-27-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,203
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Just chiming in to say that the best thing about...

Just chiming in to say that the best thing about the Harlem River bike path is that it lets you avoid the hills between Dyckman Street and 155th Street.

Because of that factor, I use the Harlem...
Forum: Northeast
07-25-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 801
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

That sounds like a very pleasant ride. And your...

That sounds like a very pleasant ride. And your comments show that you enjoyed it.

But the choice of Astoria Boulevard and Northern Boulevard in Queens was probably not the best one, if I may say...
Forum: Northeast
07-23-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Yes, that's the one I was talking about. ...

Yes, that's the one I was talking about. Evidently I was misinformed. Thanks for the correction.
Forum: Northeast
07-23-18, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Incorrect.[/QUOTE] Is this new? Someone...

Incorrect.[/QUOTE]

Is this new? Someone once told me that bikes are not allowed on the bridge near the (soon to be removed) ballpark, and I suppose I believed it. Whereas, I have used the...
Forum: Northeast
07-23-18, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

The way to beat a hill...

...is to go around it!

About four years ago I rode out to Morris County, New Jersey from my home in New York City on the Brooklyn/Queens border. At the time I was not in the practice of checking...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-18, 09:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Jersey City is fantastic. It, along with Hoboken,...

Jersey City is fantastic. It, along with Hoboken, is amongst my favourite places to ride. I altered my route in Jersey City compared to previous rides in that city, but only to avoid a steep hill....
Forum: Northeast
07-13-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Yes, indeed! It was Princeton Pike, which starts...

Yes, indeed! It was Princeton Pike, which starts out as Mercer Street in Princeton.

On my previous ride last year I used 206 from 27, until I ran into a road closure around Drumthwacket, and had...
Forum: Northeast
07-08-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Hehe! That is worthy of consideration. ...

Hehe! That is worthy of consideration.

Anyway, thank you for the congratulations. I am still sort of basking in the glow of the whole thing. I am getting mental flashbacks of different scenes that...
Forum: Northeast
07-03-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

I have given myself a little award for having...

I have given myself a little award for having done this.
Forum: Northeast
07-02-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Wow! That is danged fascinating! I wouldn't be...

Wow! That is danged fascinating! I wouldn't be surprised if that was exactly the reason for this strange phenomenon.



A successful arrival back home! It was another 93 miles; but,...
Forum: Northeast
06-30-18, 07:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

You have to wave your arms and make some noise in...

You have to wave your arms and make some noise in order to be noticed by drivers of turning cars. Blow your horn and/or shout.

I use the bike lanes on these avenues frequently, and I am satisfied...
Forum: Northeast
06-30-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Sadly, I did not. I actually haven't had pizza in...

Sadly, I did not. I actually haven't had pizza in more than seven years. It was one of the many foods that I just had to give up in order to help me lose some weight. But I do wonder about this...
Forum: Northeast
06-29-18, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

I had another great day on Friday, doing 41 miles...

I had another great day on Friday, doing 41 miles in the beautiful weather. I left the city limits to the north (Cheltenham) and to the east (Bensalem).
.But I am beginning to think that the people...
Forum: Northeast
06-28-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Yes, indeed. .I did 46 miles within the city on...

Yes, indeed.
.I did 46 miles within the city on Thursday, after having gotten a late start because of rain in the morning. I am really looking forward to the hot weather coming the next couple of...
Forum: Northeast
06-27-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

I successfully made it to Philadelphia! Travel...

I successfully made it to Philadelphia! Travel time door to door was 11.5 hours; my odometer recorded actual moving time of 9.5 hours.
The first thing I noticed leaving home at 4:15am was how much I...
Forum: Northeast
06-26-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Bring it on, baby! I am looking forward to it.

Bring it on, baby! I am looking forward to it.
Forum: Northeast
06-25-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

I hope it will be that temperature! I love days...

I hope it will be that temperature! I love days like that. I groove on hot weather; I have been lucky enough to get hot days on all of my previous trips to Philly.

I do indeed always have plenty...
Forum: Northeast
06-24-18, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

I don't think that bikes can use the bridge that...

I don't think that bikes can use the bridge that you have indicated between Newark and Harrison. I think you should use the bridge on Jackson Street instead.
Forum: Northeast
06-24-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Thanks. Maybe we can hook up down there. ...

Thanks.

Maybe we can hook up down there.

I imagine that you will post your route in the other thread.
Forum: Northeast
06-23-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Thank you! Let's hope all goes well. I'll...

Thank you! Let's hope all goes well.

I'll have four days to groove around in the city before coming back on Monday.
Forum: Northeast
06-23-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

The picture wasn't really meant to be zoomable,...

The picture wasn't really meant to be zoomable, because I already mentioned Route 27 and the street that is parallel to U.S. 206.

But, for more detail, here is the link to the route at Ride with...
Forum: Northeast
06-22-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,765
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

New York to Philadelphia

I have ridden from New York to Philadelphia three times, and done it round-trip twice. Next week I will be trying to do it again. The plan is to ride down on Wednesday and then back home the...
Forum: Northeast
06-22-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,815
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Last weekend I made my first visit of the year to...

Last weekend I made my first visit of the year to Newark; this was in preparation for my ride to Philadelphia, which I intend to do this coming Wednesday.

Last year I learnt to cross over to the...
Forum: Northeast
03-13-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,876
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

I have stayed at Days Inn hotels in a couple of...

I have stayed at Days Inn hotels in a couple of cities; and they have let me bring the bike to the room. One time in Baltimore they didn't; but the very next week they did. I would bet that you...
Forum: Northeast
03-05-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Everyone has his or her own preferences. I can...

Everyone has his or her own preferences. I can say that Manhattan is my favourite place to ride.

I always think back to my first time riding in Manhattan in the summer of 1981. Compared to the...
Forum: Northeast
02-06-18, 03:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

I don't think that it has to do so much with this...

I don't think that it has to do so much with this winter in particular. It's more of a cumulative thing.

Let's see how I feel after a month off. I plan to luxuriate this month. We have the two...
Forum: Northeast
02-05-18, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

a bit of a pause

On the way into work last Friday, I had finally had enough. I did not complete my ride; instead, I rode over to the subway and got on.

After seven winters of near-daily bike riding, I think that I...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
01-10-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,001
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Maybe these links will be helpful: ...

Maybe these links will be helpful:


Philadelphia bike map (http://bicyclecoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/BikeMap2016.pdf)

Bike Coalition of Greater Philadelphia website...
Forum: Northeast
01-08-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,815
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Well, perhaps I have said this before, as well. ...

Well, perhaps I have said this before, as well. But the stretch between Jersey City and Newark is unpleasant and is "maintained" to a disgraceful standard; but it is far from dangerous. You ride on...
Forum: Northeast
12-31-17, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,974
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Awesome! Another 7000-mile champ! And you...

Awesome! Another 7000-mile champ!

And you live here in the Northeast yet you've scaresely missed a day of riding in two years? Amazing. I won't ride when there's snow or ice on the ground. And I...
Forum: Northeast
12-31-17, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,974
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

Wow! Most impressive. You are clearly a beast. ...

Wow! Most impressive. You are clearly a beast. Congratulations to you.
Forum: Northeast
12-31-17, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,152
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

There's nothing that Arc de Triomphe cannot do...

There's nothing that Arc de Triomphe cannot do with the utmost skill and professionalism. They are located in Richmond Hill, just east of Woodhaven and about two miles from the Brooklyn/Queens...
Forum: Northeast
12-28-17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,974
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

I visited the falls, but I didn't go into the...

I visited the falls, but I didn't go into the museum.

Here is the shot I took of the falls:

https://i.imgur.com/NxFNtIr.jpg


I was impressed by the Lambert Castle, which had been built in...
Forum: Northeast
12-20-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By Ferdinand NYC

The problem with lifting the bike to attach it to...

The problem with lifting the bike to attach it to a wall rack comes if you have saddle bags. It is a big pain in the neck to have to remove the saddle bags for the trip, just to put them back on...
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