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Routes / Re: Bicycle Across New Jersey ?
« on: May 03, 2009, 03:08:13 pm »
I stayed at the High Point Inn the night before it is on 23 a few miles from the park.
The first day was short i stayed at a motel on 206 between newton and Andover.
The second night I stayed at a friends house in Martinsville (sorry) but there are some hotels in Basking Ridge that you pass close to ($$$$).
The third night was in Hightstown a motel by the NJT
The forth night was a campground near chatsworth (Wading Pines I think)
the fifth night was in Cape May Courthouse a motel right off of the GSP
and into Cape May the next day - a lot to choose from there.
I think that is the route, let me know if the distance work out right it might be missing a day.

I travel with a gps now - the garmin edge 605 is a bicycle specific model- it has motels loaded into it. any of the car based gps that can run on a charge would work as well, it takes a lot of the guess work out of the planning and is great for dealing with the unknown (weather, breakdowns...) just turn it on and find the closest motel.

I am sitting in a tent in Hindman KY listening to it rain all day, so much for the good weather.

have fun, let me know how it goes

Routes / Re: Bicycle Across New Jersey ?
« on: May 01, 2009, 02:28:34 pm »
I did this trip last October, it is a real nice ride. Like the map says it hilly up north but south of Bound Brook it is smooth. The motel situation is not bad, along 206 you can find some up north, down south as you get closer to Cape May and at one point as you get close to the NJTurnpike(in Hieghtstown?). There are camp grounds in the Pine Barreens. Food is always available, you are going through towns all day long, there is no need to carry any. Road conditions are passable up north not a lot of shoulder but no traffic ( the exception is 206) down south it is superior great wide shoulders and little traffic. Six days is plenty for this, take your time and enjoy the Garden State. Try to do it without the front bags, tent sleeping bag and some spare parts should fit in back bags. I am currently on the TransAmerica with just bags in the back.
Good luck.

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