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Routes / Re: Atlantic Coast Route, not much coast
« on: December 01, 2010, 08:25:03 pm »
Hi Litespeed,

I enjoyed reading your route along the Atlantic Coast.

Do you have a more detailed account of this route you ride?
If you are willing to share it, I'd love to review this is a ride I'd enjoy.
Send to


Routes / Re: routes from Ohio to NYC
« on: July 09, 2010, 01:28:26 am »

Just saw you have a cue sheet for a route from Lambertville to NYC.
If possible, I'd like to see it. 
i am also from Ohio and would like to know of safe routes to NYC.


Also interested in a touring bike this size.
Let me know if it's still for sale, year of bike and if it needs any repairs.
What state do you live in?

Canada / Re: On a plan to visit Canada….need suggestions.
« on: November 30, 2009, 07:18:30 pm »

I've cycled through Canada and loved everypart of it.
It is filled with wonderful people and gorgeous scenery...or was it the other way around?
The variety of the USA...makes the trip worthwhile.
Canada doesn't have a lot of roads...just pick the secondary ones and you should be OK.
The eastern part does have marked bike routes, so that will help.

Routes / Re: Washington DC to Chicago (or vice versa)
« on: September 24, 2009, 09:00:07 pm »
I've been neglectful in publicly thanking roadrunner for his/her itinerary.
It is so professional.
What a route.
Thank you 1000x for sharing this.
May the wind be always at your back.

Routes / Re: camping on the pacific coast route
« on: September 24, 2009, 08:57:30 pm »
I agree with the majority the price.  it's relatively cheap and it will be the ride of your life.
The Pacific Coast is probably the most beautiful ride in the entire country.
And Calif. is such a fantastic state...I would gladly pay more to help them keep the camp sites open.
Enjoy the ride.


Routes / Re: Jeffrey city WY and Mrs happy
« on: September 24, 2009, 08:51:02 pm »

I don't remember a motel in that city.
At the cafe, there was a young boy helping his family.
Grandma was sitting in a chair with an oxygen tank.
This was about three years ago.
But the boy acted as our waiter, and was a great kid.
He cleaned up on tips with our group.
I do remember Jeffery City as a near ghost town. 
Still had a post office.

Remember the bad or touchy experiences sometimes become our best memories.


General Discussion / Re: Where To Park
« on: August 30, 2009, 01:43:36 am »
Here's a question I can answer.
Two years ago we did a loop tour of the Adirondacks.
It is well worth the trip and I would do it again.
At the visitor center in Speculator, we asked the same question.
A friendly employee there owned a local restaraunt (good food) and B&B.
She permitted us to park on her property.
We were going to ask the police...but thanks to her worked out well for us.

Routes / Re: Maine Cycle Trip - Portland to Calais
« on: August 27, 2009, 01:10:55 am »
Here's another suggestion.
Bike back to Bar Harbor or to Bangor.
Then rent a car one way with the drop off in Portland.
You'll need to get a bike rack...but this is still cheaper than renting a UHaul.
I'd look on Craigslist and try to buy a used one.
Two bikes on the back and one in the trunk should work.
My friend and I did this (we were able to stuff both bikes in the car so no need for a rack.
One way from Bar Harbor to Rhode Island was $82.
You need to reserve the car in advance to get a good rate.
Hope this helps.

Routes / Re: Washington DC to Chicago (or vice versa)
« on: August 27, 2009, 12:55:33 am »
Hi Roadrunner,

I am interested in looking at your route from DC to Chicago.

Can you send it to me at

Sounds like a great route.


Routes / Re: NYC to Atlantic City
« on: March 19, 2009, 01:01:43 am »

I'm one of the cyclists who asked for your advice about cycling from Cape May to NYC.
I plan to print all the suggestions.

So far, here's a tentative plan for the route.
I've got a basic route to Freehold using the Cycling the Atlantic Coast book.
In the town of Freehold or Freehold Borough, my research indicates there is the Monmouth bike trail...which takes the rider north to Matawan.  Then there is the Henry Hudson Bike Trail that wil take me near Atlantic Highlands for the ferry.
Has anyone any knowledge of these bike trails?

Thanks again, any info on bike friendly roads is always appreciated.

yours til the bike shops (get it?),

Routes / Re: NYC to Atlantic City
« on: March 02, 2009, 12:16:09 am »
I too am looking for a good bike route in that area.
I'm cycling south to north...Cape May to NYC.
I have the Adv. cycling maps and the book on cycling the Atlantic Coast...but this preference to visit NYC takes me off course.
Thanks for any suggestions/guidance

Routes / Re: Atlantic coast bycle route
« on: March 02, 2009, 12:14:05 am »
Thanks Tourista,

I have a bike map of NYC, so I figured it shouldn't be hard to get to the BB.
My thing is finding the best routes to Sandy Hook...or Atlantic Highlands from Cape May.
Someone else just posted a question on riding from NY to Atlantic City.
I'll watch for answers on that.
NJ must be filled with cyclists and I'm sure they have a good route.
Thanks again...any info is helpful.

Routes / Re: Atlantic coast bicycle route DC to NYC to north
« on: February 28, 2009, 09:18:34 pm »

This is my first bear with me.
I too am searching routes for the Atlantic coast.  We will begin in Richmond VA or Wash DC and head north as long as time allows.
I have the book cycling the AC and the Adv. Cycling maps.
Because we want to bike in NYC across the Brooklyn Bridge, we will be travelling south to north via Cape May.
My question...any recommended routes to New York City from the south?
My research leads me to the ferry in Atlantic Highlands, there's a 22 mi. bike path leading there from Freehold.  Is there a good route leading to there?


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