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Old 04-14-11, 08:12 AM
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If you don't mind extra miles, you could...
- take the train to manhattahn, get on the hudson bike path
- ride the 1 mile to connect to the north/south county trailway
-Take it up to around mahopac, where you can ride route 6 west, over the bear mountain bridge
- Then hook up with the ACA trail west of the river, which is good rural suburbia riding.

The North/south county trailway & hudson bikepath combined are about 60 miles of quite, flat, (almost) un-interrupted, traffic-free, paved trails that takes you out of the city. I highly suggest.

I could also host you for a night when you reach the point in the trail that meets route 6, as I live right around there.
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Old 04-14-11, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Lamabb View Post
If you don't mind extra miles, you could...
- take the train to manhattahn, get on the hudson bike path
- ride the 1 mile to connect to the north/south county trailway
-Take it up to around mahopac, where you can ride route 6 west, over the bear mountain bridge
- Then hook up with the ACA trail west of the river, which is good rural suburbia riding.

The North/south county trailway & hudson bikepath combined are about 60 miles of quite, flat, (almost) un-interrupted, traffic-free, paved trails that takes you out of the city. I highly suggest.

I could also host you for a night when you reach the point in the trail that meets route 6, as I live right around there.
Hey thanks a lot Lambb, that's really kind of you...

It's funny that you mention Route 6, because the tour that I keep referring to on this thread was a tour that was to take me up to Route 6 from Route 9 on the NJ side of the GWB, ride west through Rockland County and hook up to Route 6 somewhere around Port Jervis, in order to cross PA. That was supposed to be my first tour a year and a half ago. I got as far as Suffern, NY, but in retrospect it might have been easier for me if I road up further toward Harriman State Park and cut across later on. I cut across too early and had to deal with back breaking steep hills after having thrown my back on the stairs at the GWB crossing.

I think I might want to try Route 6 at some point in the future. Looks like early fall is the best time of year for that ride.


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Old 04-18-11, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Peterpan1 View Post
The thing about dry runs is that the first few days are the hardest, which is all you get on a short trip. So be of good cheer.

The idea of finding a philisophical life partner making the same passages in their personal life reminds me of that movie Narural Born Killers.
I enjoyed reading this, cause, while I didn't go out on a "short tour" I did go out on a 45 mile ride, and got beat up by the wind, then sat in the apartment contemplating my upcoming tour, and my legs cramped up on me. I really had something to think about, like what would have happened out on a long tour, it was more of a reminder to stretch, hydrate, and stretch some more.
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Wondering if anyone can chime in on my route plan. Here's my proposed route again (the line in blue)

Does anyone here have experience riding the I-40 corridor? Is it really ridable as I had been told?

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