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Forum: Northeast
06-04-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,726
Posted By cdale56

Not sure if this is what you had in mind, but the...

Not sure if this is what you had in mind, but the North South Trail runs from the Mass border to the ocean. The surface varies from short stretches on paved road to technical MTB stuff, but mostly...
Forum: Northeast
06-09-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By cdale56

This is the way I go- the dashed line that is...

This is the way I go- the dashed line that is south of the AMTRAK RR tracks and kind of parallels Neptune southward. Gmaps pedometer site has USGS maps that show it. This map from that site....
Forum: Northeast
06-09-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 847
Posted By cdale56

No you cannot get on Neptune Drive from the...

No you cannot get on Neptune Drive from the trolley trail and that metal fence that they put up there to prevent that is still there and apparently that area is all private roads. Was just there. The...
Forum: Northeast
03-14-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,003
Posted By cdale56

Hat City Cyclists

I was surprised when I discovered that the Hat City Cyclists club (Danbury, Connecticut) was dissolved. I live too far away to be a member but I have ridden their annual Cyclefest century a few...
Forum: Northeast
09-05-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,166
Posted By cdale56

Sorry about this presentation(I am dating myself...

Sorry about this presentation(I am dating myself here) but this is the signage and new fence that is at the end of Neptune Drive. The date and another picture with a walker is the unpaved section...
Forum: Northeast
08-27-17, 07:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,166
Posted By cdale56

I rode down there yesterday-I only get there a...

I rode down there yesterday-I only get there a few times a year-mainly with the dogs on walks.

On rides, I have been following the pavement from Knoxville Court in Poquonock or from the Haley Farm...
Forum: Northeast
09-15-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By cdale56

Sorry I misread your post. Must be my concussion ...

Sorry I misread your post. Must be my concussion

Did you enter Bluff State park from the main entrance -where you drive under RR tracks and eventually enter a large parking lot? Or did you enter...
Forum: Northeast
09-14-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By cdale56

This a the GMAP Pedometer map of the route I took...

This a the GMAP Pedometer map of the route I took that day-it has trails and is interactive.

gmap-pedometer.com (http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6953702)
Forum: Northeast
09-14-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By cdale56

I went out that way the other day and that path...

I went out that way the other day and that path was paved all of the way from Knoxville Ct. to the bridge going over the AMTRAK tracks-the old trolley bridge. This last paved section is recent....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-15, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 791
Posted By cdale56

Sorry to hear of your problems. I had a...

Sorry to hear of your problems.

I had a crash in July of 2014 and continue to have problems with head fogginess, a hard to describe dizzy-lightheadedness, headaches, depression and worst of all...
Forum: Northeast
08-09-15, 05:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,615
Posted By cdale56

Block Island is a great place to go- though...

Block Island is a great place to go- though riding is basically the 17 mile loop that is on most of the maps (southern loop with the in and out north) but there are a lots of gravel roads as well.
...
Forum: Northeast
04-19-15, 07:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,166
Posted By cdale56

In the "beating a dead horse"/"who cares"...

In the "beating a dead horse"/"who cares" department, there was a recent article in the local paper about a new fence at the spot where Mumford Cove ends at the RR tracks. (There is a paywall at this...
Forum: Northeast
07-19-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,166
Posted By cdale56

That is the best way. Wish I could join you...

That is the best way.

Wish I could join you but I can't even drive yet.
Forum: Northeast
05-26-14, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 777
Posted By cdale56

You are correct, but it is is more scenic and...

You are correct, but it is is more scenic and better than the Rte 1 hill climb.

Here is a map of the route you describe, I left out the boardwalk. The path starts at Knoxville Court and I have...
Forum: Northeast
11-12-13, 07:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 562
Posted By cdale56

Surly Pugsley

Does anyone know where in New England I can rent a Surly Pugsley? or Moonlander?

Thanks
Forum: Northeast
11-05-13, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,166
Posted By cdale56

I walked here today, and there are a few new...

I walked here today, and there are a few new things, at least new since my last ride here-the path is now paved to the trolley bridge over the AMTRAK line. The pavement looks brand new and goes...
Forum: Northeast
10-06-13, 06:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By cdale56

Block Island

The other day I went to Block Island. I love it out there. I have been down for 4 seasons with knee problems and this was the ride I thought about most while recovering from my latest knee surgery....
Forum: Northeast
10-06-13, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By cdale56

Interesting. I was going to go there this week...

Interesting. I was going to go there this week and was going to try to get to the Hudson River bridge by starting in Hopewell Junction. I hear that another bridge is the last link and is close to...
Forum: Northeast
10-01-13, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By cdale56

They do whatever they want. In Connecticut if you...

They do whatever they want. In Connecticut if you buy a banana in a grocery store it is not taxed, as food is not taxed in that state. If you buy a banana in Dunkin Doughnuts, they charge sales tax...
Forum: Northeast
09-28-13, 05:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,166
Posted By cdale56

If you don't mind graded dirt paths you can avoid...

If you don't mind graded dirt paths you can avoid both areas by going south to Bluff Point State Park and riding a dirt road/trail that run along RR tracks and then go north over RR tracks on the...
Forum: Northeast
09-24-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,166
Posted By cdale56

Thanks for the info. Interesting. I have...

Thanks for the info. Interesting.

I have been riding the coasts of CT and RI for decades and these two places are the worst; we all know what I mean but these people are the worst.

I used to...
Forum: Northeast
09-01-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By cdale56

Thanks. I meant the Connecticut River. I misread...

Thanks. I meant the Connecticut River. I misread an earlier post and thought it went into Leverett.

Neat maps.
Forum: Northeast
08-31-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By cdale56

D2r2?

Was part of D2R2 on the east side of the river this year?
Forum: Northeast
07-31-13, 02:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,166
Posted By cdale56

I am sorry that I did not reply your post this...

I am sorry that I did not reply your post this before your ride. I used to go that way as a commuting route and also a ride before and after work. Makes a nice quiet way to the sound.

That little...
Forum: Northeast
07-14-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By cdale56

The main loop on BI is a paved 17 miles and...

The main loop on BI is a paved 17 miles and pretty much the rest of roads are dirt. You don't really need one, but a hybird type with beefier tires will be better suited for the dirt roads. If you...
Forum: Northeast
06-05-13, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By cdale56

Congrats. Greylock is a great climb esp for those...

Congrats. Greylock is a great climb esp for those of us who are older or-like me- could be referred to as clydesdales.

I am hoping to go up sometime soon after I recover from this latest knee...
Forum: Northeast
03-04-13, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By cdale56

Adaptive Cycling in New England

Does anyone know of any links to adaptive cycling organizations in southern New England, Boston? Can anyone recommend an orthopedic, physical the******, or exercise physiologist who rides? Or a...
Forum: Recumbent
07-04-12, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,837
Posted By cdale56

Knee Flexion

Hello,

Does anyone know how many degrees of knee flexion one needs to ride a recumbent? Is it the same as an upright?. I can't bend my knee enough to ride anymore and was wondering if a...
Forum: Northeast
07-23-11, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By cdale56

When I was your age I was doing my highest...

When I was your age I was doing my highest mileages....cycling will keep you young.

Yes 184 is sort of hilly but avoids other hills and heavy traffic of Rte 1

Ever think about a Port...
Forum: Northeast
07-21-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By cdale56

That is my commute. I would avoid Rte 1...

That is my commute. I would avoid Rte 1 completely as you can go on 184 from the bridge to the headwaters of the Mystic River estuary. Better yet you could use the old Groton and Stonington trolley...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-11, 04:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By cdale56

CT River ferries being closed by state of CT

Anyone know of any bicycling activity to save the two ferries on the lower Connecticut River?. The state is planning on closing them in late August as a budget cutting move
...
Forum: Northeast
06-12-11, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By cdale56

One nice thing about NBW rides is that if you...

One nice thing about NBW rides is that if you can't make it on the Sunday of the ride you can follow the painted arrows.

There is a large library of maps on the club web site.
...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-10, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By cdale56

It is about a 20 mile ride from the ferry slip in...

It is about a 20 mile ride from the ferry slip in New London to the RI border. once in RI, a costal route near the coast is about 35 miles; a more direct inland route is probabaly a little less. ...
Forum: Northeast
04-16-10, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By cdale56

The South County Bike Path was open and OK last...

The South County Bike Path was open and OK last week after the floods,
Forum: Northeast
10-06-09, 07:16 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 18,448
Posted By cdale56

I grew up in Quaker Hill and I used to ride to...

I grew up in Quaker Hill and I used to ride to QH Elem school, which involved a nice climb home. That was a long time ago.

As far as longer rides go, you can head south through New London(a...
Forum: Northeast
08-26-09, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,471
Posted By cdale56

Eastern Long Island

I was thinking of taking the ferry to Orient Point and riding down to Montauk Point. I have books and maps but was wondering if there were any bike route paint markings put down from club or group...
Forum: Northeast
08-24-09, 04:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 505
Posted By cdale56

I don't think that the club allows selling or...

I don't think that the club allows selling or transferring registration.
Forum: Northeast
08-13-09, 06:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,181
Posted By cdale56

The metric doesn't include the two big climbs...

The metric doesn't include the two big climbs of the century and while the longer ride was beautiful, I thought that the scenery was nicer on the metric.

Can't make it this year but it hope to...
Forum: Northeast
07-31-09, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By cdale56

I'd suggest western Mass, say the upper CT River...

I'd suggest western Mass, say the upper CT River Valley, the Mohawk Trail, maybe check out the new pavement on Greylock.

The are a few books with bike routes as well as numerous ride ideas at...
Forum: Northeast
06-26-09, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By cdale56

The NBW holds their weekly rides Sunday mornings ...

The NBW holds their weekly rides Sunday mornings at 10 AM. Volunteers place the club marking arrows for ride route so following the ride is usually pretty easy and at the rider's own pace. Maps are...
Forum: Northeast
06-15-09, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By cdale56

The Narragansett Bay Wheelmen have a few maps in...

The Narragansett Bay Wheelmen have a few maps in the club library. From the Mt Hope Bridge to Newport, try this map, the bridge isn't as bad as the very first section of ropad you face when you come...
Forum: Northeast
06-15-09, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By cdale56

Did you ever do the New Haven century? June 28th...

Did you ever do the New Haven century? June 28th 2009.

It is a very nice ride, the registration was free the last 2 years I did it but this year there is a fee.


Relatively flat, it is the...
06-09-09, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By cdale56

I was looking at these last year- the new colors...

I was looking at these last year- the new colors I don't like.

http://www.boure.com/jerseysmen.html

or

LL BEAN comfort jersey
...
Forum: Northeast
06-07-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By cdale56

I have done this ride for the past three years...

I have done this ride for the past three years (100, 100 and 70) but can't make it this year. I really enjoy the ride and will miss doing it. Speaking of mechanical help, the first time I did it my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,637
Posted By cdale56

Well, I went to DC as planned and sure enough, as...

Well, I went to DC as planned and sure enough, as reported by the many good people on this thread, there was indeed plenty of baggage room on both trips. It didn't really end up being a trip where...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-09, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,637
Posted By cdale56

Thank you for the info and for the picture. ...

Thank you for the info and for the picture.

The person who answered the phone at the AMTRAK number told me that was no room for any (large) carry on luggage at all-never mind bikes.

I don't...
Forum: Northeast
03-27-09, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,433
Posted By cdale56

I called the Greylock reservation today and...

I called the Greylock reservation today and whomever answered the phone said that the road would be opening (officially) on May 20-21st.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-09, 06:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,637
Posted By cdale56

Thanks everyone From what I have since...

Thanks everyone

From what I have since learned from AMTRAK people: that folding bikes are not allowed (no space on these cars, that is what I am told) and even though I might get away with it I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-27-09, 05:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,637
Posted By cdale56

Amtrak

Hello,

I have no experience with traveling on trains with bikes, but want to go to DC via AMTRAK and maybe take my folding bike, a Giant Halfway. It comes with only a thin vinyl...
Forum: Northeast
12-01-08, 08:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By cdale56

Toobiz, That sounds great, it...

Toobiz,

That sounds great, it was interesting to read your report.

A few questions: Is the route well marked? Marked at all? and is it suitable as a walking route?...
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