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Routes / Maine Campgrounds
« on: December 04, 2009, 12:50:30 pm »
Looking for info in campgrounds in Maine off the beaten path (along coast) that cyclists have actually been to.
Have all the guides, need first hand info.



Get the Conn State bike map and Rubels bike maps for Mass.  There is no flat route through Mass.  Also look at NY Westchester County North & South County Trails.
Contact me off list for further NYC / Conn / MA info


Routes / Re: Portland Maine to New York-Best Route?
« on: August 06, 2009, 12:05:31 pm »
If you come down 1A towards Seabrook, you could camp out at Salisbury SP in MA.
Get the Rubels bike maps for MA and if you come into the Springfield MA area, you could camp in my yard.  I can the get you onto back roads, rail trails & bike paths into NYC.  Contact me off list if this would help.  Ed

Routes / Re: New York City to Boston
« on: May 13, 2009, 04:45:26 pm »
I rode from Springfield MA to NYC via backroads & rail trails.  Send email address and will send ny cues.  From Springfield, you could take route to Boston.  Get Rubels bike maps for MA.


General Discussion / Re: no cows or pigs pls
« on: May 10, 2009, 05:01:09 pm »
That's like riding Cape Cod and not finding any large biting flies

Gear Talk / Re: Inexpensive Touring Gear
« on: April 15, 2009, 05:06:05 pm »
Check out this link:

   Ed            :)

Routes / Re: NYC to Atlantic City
« on: March 10, 2009, 04:41:30 pm »
You cant ride over the Verrazanno.  The only time you can go over is when they have the 5 Boro Ride ride in May on the lower level
I use to live in queens and in New Jersey. Your first hurdle will be to get out Manhattan. There are a few ways to do it.
1.  You can take a water taxi over to New Jersey from the west side of Manhattan.
2.  You can take a boat from Battery Park to Ellis Island and over to Liberty Park in New Jersey.
    ( via the Statue of Liberty, not sure if they will let you take the bike)
3.  Take the Staten Island Ferry from lower Manhattan to Staen Island.
4.  The one I would do is to take the ferry from south of South Street Seaport to Sandy Hook Area of N.J. It may 
     cut down some mileage but trust me the areas you would be riding through, you aren't missing a thing. It will
      be a whole lot safer.
If you are a purist and want to ride, all the way, you could do the following:
1. Ride over the Verazano Bridge from Brooklyn to Staten Island. (Big long hill)
    (However, I am not sure if you can or if it is safe to ride the Goethels Bridge from SI to NJ)
2. I know you could ride over the George Washington Bridge, but that will add more cycling miles.
Second hurdle is finding a safe route out of SI or Liberty Park through NJ to Sandy Hook. I will research a safer route from northern SI/NJ south.
Third hurdle will be if you want to ride along the Jersey Shore.
The problem with cycling along the coast of the NJ shore is that it doesn't always connect and then you have to go inland to navigate around the islands. I am sure you could eventually pick up the AC Atlantic Coast route. I am not yet familiar with that route and am not sure how that will affect you getting to either Atlantic City or Cape May. Good luck.

Routes / Re: Help Me: Advice routes from Boston, Ma to San Francisco, Ca
« on: February 09, 2009, 06:27:24 pm »
Get the Rubels bike maps for Mass. I rode from Springfield to NYC 2x via back roads and rail trails.  If you come my way, you could camp out in my yard.  You could take the commuter train to Worcester from Boston if you wanted to save some time and effort.   :)

Routes / Re: Boston Post Road, need advice on CT, MA roads
« on: February 07, 2009, 07:48:57 am »
Rt 1 near New Haven is nuts. Rt 1 after RYE is nuts. Head North on RT 10 to connect to the farmington River Trail to the Farmington River Greenway to Simsbury.. I can get tou to Boston via back roads.  Never said exactly where you were heading.  Get the bike maps for Mass. from Rubels (great) the CT DOT map is slightly out of date and not that great.

Where are you leaving from and terminating?  Camping/motels?
Check out
Contact me off list for my MA to NYC cue sheets. 


Routes / Re: Long Island to New Hampshire route
« on: February 07, 2009, 07:41:46 am »
Parts of the CT bike map are out of date.  You could try, getting into NYC and the H. Hudson into the Bronx, connecting to the South County & North County trails towards Brewster.  West along RT 6 to Farmington Ct to the Farmington River Greenway.  Back roads to Springfield MA and North on RT 5 towards Vermont and then head east.
If you want my cue sheets from Springfield to NYC, contact me off list.  Also get the Rubels bike maps for MA and check out
You can take the subway to Pelham Parkway and ride the Bronx River path to e233rd and connect to the biek path that will get you to teh Kensico dam.  then take Rt 22 North to Rt 121 to Rt 6 EAST to Danbury to Farmington.

Connecting ACA Routes / Westchester County, NY to Boston - Routes?
« on: April 11, 2008, 04:14:55 pm »
CT dot doesn't have anymore maps and doesn't know if they will get same.  I might have an extra for misfit.
They are not 100% corect.  I found rt 190 east should be a cross state route but the sign on the bridge states no bicycles, even though 3/4 was accross the is a bridge with a ped walkway.  I crossed over today and figured if I get stopped I would show the cops the maps and see what happened.


Connecting ACA Routes / Westchester County, NY to Boston - Routes?
« on: April 11, 2008, 12:13:14 pm »
I rode from Springfield MA to Yonkers via back roads and rail trails.  Get the North & South County maps and the CT bike maps.  Look into the Farminton River Greenway also. Also get the Rubels bike maps for all of MA.  I can get to to my area and put you on the road to Boston.   If you decide to shorten the trip, once in Worcester you can take the commuter train (off peak ) to Boston.

Contact me via my e-mail address and I'll find my cues.  The area around Danbury is hill to flat and the same can be said to Springfield


Connecting ACA Routes / Boston to Amherst to NYC route?
« on: November 12, 2006, 12:25:34 pm »
I have ridden from Springfield to NYC 2x and had a set of cue sheets that cover back roads and rail trails.  contact me at and I can send.  Get ahold of the Conn free bicycle rout map from the Conn. DOT

Gear Talk / Rear bike rack
« on: December 13, 2008, 10:37:13 am »

I forgot about this site


Gear Talk / Rear bike rack
« on: December 13, 2008, 10:34:14 am »
Look at the Jandd Expedition

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