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Offline ronnie421

Ok, here's the deal...
« on: September 25, 2011, 05:50:19 pm »
I have a partner now that will be joining me for my cc tour next summer.  We have decided to dip our wheels in Long Beach, NY. We want to see the Statue of Liberty, Twin Towers Memorial, Niagra Falls and Times Square. All of these are within the same area, correct? Or are they too far apart from each other. I am totally not familiar with the NY area.  Has anyone ever done this same routine? Can anyone tell me or does anyone know which specific roads to get from one site to another?   Which site should be the last to visit as we make our way out of the NY area and head west toward Colorado Springs? We now actually plan on ending in LA, which is where she is from. I tried mapping this out myself but its not easy! If anyone should have any specific roads that we can steal from you, please help.  A million Thanks You's in advance!

Offline aggie

Re: Ok, here's the deal...
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011, 07:41:59 pm »
Niagara Falls is a long way from the sites you want to visit in NYC.  The Twin towers memorial and Times Square are fairly close and you'll have to take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty.  The TransAmerica route will get you to Colorado but you'll have to either take the Atlantic Coast route south to join up or work your way across NY to Niagara Falls where you can join the Underground railroad route.  Once you get to Colorado you'll have a couple of options to get to LA.

Offline indyfabz

Re: Ok, here's the deal...
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 04:37:05 pm »
I have a partner now that will be joining me for my cc tour next summer.  We have decided to dip our wheels in Long Beach, NY. We want to see the Statue of Liberty, Twin Towers Memorial, Niagra Falls and Times Square. All of these are within the same area, correct? Or are they too far apart from each other. I am totally not familiar with the NY area.

That's what Google Maps is for. Niagara Falls, NY is on the other end of the state from Manhattan. FYI, the Canadian side of the falls is much cooler. The Northern Tier route goes through it before coming back into NY at Buffalo. Also be advised that much of Times Square is closed to vehicular traffic.

You can see the Statue of Liberty from several places, including the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights. But, as noted, to visit you will have to take a ferry from either NY or NJ. I wonder whether they would allow bikes.

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Ok, here's the deal...
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 12:48:33 am »
No offense or anything, but seriously, before asking a question like this (Niagra Falls' proximity to NYC), why wouldn't you look at a simple highway map or something?  It would take a bout 30 secs to find out it's nowhere close.  Part of the fun of travelling is pre-trip map study!
May the wind be at your back!

Offline ronnie421

Re: Ok, here's the deal...
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 01:59:58 pm »
I should have done that before I posted this. I got my info from a Motel 6 operator that I spoke to earlier (by phone, while my computer was nowhere near me). I was trying to make a reservation, for a meeting point for me and my partner, somewhere nearest to Long Beach,  NY.  I had no way to physically SEE, with my eyes, a map of the area. I had no map with me, paper or otherwise.  All I could do was picture it, in my head.  I just went by what the operator was describing to me on the phone. I guess I mis-understood what she was telling me because I understood that all those points of interest were close by.  When I finally DID get to my computer (to come here) I did not check google maps to see what she was talking about. I just came here and posted my question. AFTER I posted this, I went to google maps and saw that I was WAAAY off in what I was picturing in my head. Now that I LOOKED at it, on the map, I can see that Niagra is nowhere NEAR the other points of interest.  I felt like a dummy but, oh well, I let it stand.  I may have to skip Niagra if its that far off. I dont feel like riding that far off course to see the falls. Maybe just check out the others and cut across west.  I guess thats what I get for not checking out the facts before asking a question. LOL. 

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Ok, here's the deal...
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 09:36:20 pm »
I get it now.  Hope I did not offend. 

I have an iPhone now and it's sure handy for getting a map of just about anywhere in a matter of seconds (if you have service).
May the wind be at your back!

Offline ronnie421

Re: Ok, here's the deal...
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 10:19:07 pm »
Nope... no offense taken, my Friend.  I been thinking about getting myself one of those super-duper fancy phones with with lots of high tech stuff on it, but I have had my phone for such a long time and NEVER had any problems with it that I hate to move on.  I believe in the saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". My phone is a very simple, make calls, receive calls, period. Its so old that while most people are sending text messages, I can still send telegraphs! LOL.