Live...from NJ?! Severing the NY ties.

Live...from NJ?! Severing the NY ties.

Post by Iron Pe » Tue, 17 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Well, I just made the move from Staten Island to the state of New Jersey, to
try to cut down on my commute time for the upcoming season. I cannot help on
getting nostalgic with my life in NY; in my mind I'll always be a New Yorker. I
was born in Brooklyn and have lived in NYC my whole life. I grew up with the
constant noise and the hustle and bustle, and I guess after a long time it gets
in your veins. The place where I moved to is very quiet. It's definitely not
easy severing those ties with NY.

Well, time to get to work. I've got IMNZ to do in March, and I have a vigorous
training regimen guaranteed to get me through the long cold days of winter
unscathed (I hope). The new place definitely has some good roads for running,
with hills and such, and I plan to make the most of them.

"Iron Pete" Priolo        +--------+
                          |26      |
IMC'96: 10:36:37          |   Fe   |   IMNZ, IMC '99
IMC'97: 10:42:53          |        |
                          +--------+
                 "THE BEST ELEMENT OF RACING"

 
 
 

Live...from NJ?! Severing the NY ties.

Post by IronGe » Wed, 18 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>Well, I just made the move from Staten Island to the state of New Jersey,

Pete,

I hate to say this, but I believe that a recent court ruling deterimined that
Staten Island is indeed part of New Jersey!   ;-)

John Welch


 
 
 

Live...from NJ?! Severing the NY ties.

Post by Mike Tenne » Wed, 18 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>>Well, I just made the move from Staten Island to the state of New Jersey,

>Pete,

>I hate to say this, but I believe that a recent court ruling deterimined that
>Staten Island is indeed part of New Jersey!   ;-)

>John Welch


Ummmm, not hardly. Perhaps you were thinking of Ellis Island?

NJ did win that court case, having given up on claiming Liberty Island, the
island upon which the large and rather famous statue is located, and the island
upon which I lived for 2 1/2 years (1978-80) while I was Chief Ranger there.

I'd prefer not to count the number of times we got a phone call at 2:00 a.m.
from some drunk wanting to settle a bet about whether the statue was in NY or
NJ.

Mike "I voted in New York. Early and often" Tennent
"TriBop"
'98 Ironman Canada, 16:17:03

 
 
 

Live...from NJ?! Severing the NY ties.

Post by IronGe » Wed, 18 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>Ummmm, not hardly. Perhaps you were thinking of Ellis Island?

DOH!

John Welch

 
 
 

Live...from NJ?! Severing the NY ties.

Post by Dave » Fri, 20 Nov 1998 04:00:00

As a person who just visited NYC for the first time this year, I'm amazed
that you could train productively on the bike.  I wouldn't ride in that
traffic for anything.  Did you commute out of town to bike?  Maybe  loops
around central park?  Computrainer?
Dave
Quote:

> Well, I just made the move from Staten Island to the state of New Jersey, to
> try to cut down on my commute time for the upcoming season. I cannot help on
> getting nostalgic with my life in NY; in my mind I'll always be a New Yorker. I
> was born in Brooklyn and have lived in NYC my whole life. I grew up with the
> constant noise and the hustle and bustle, and I guess after a long time it gets
> in your veins. The place where I moved to is very quiet. It's definitely not
> easy severing those ties with NY.

> Well, time to get to work. I've got IMNZ to do in March, and I have a vigorous
> training regimen guaranteed to get me through the long cold days of winter
> unscathed (I hope). The new place definitely has some good roads for running,
> with hills and such, and I plan to make the most of them.

> "Iron Pete" Priolo        +--------+
>                           |26      |
> IMC'96: 10:36:37          |   Fe   |   IMNZ, IMC '99
> IMC'97: 10:42:53          |        |
>                           +--------+
>                  "THE BEST ELEMENT OF RACING"

 
 
 

Live...from NJ?! Severing the NY ties.

Post by Walter R. Strapp » Fri, 20 Nov 1998 04:00:00

Well, I also live in New York, in Northern Manhattan actually.   I train
by riding across the George Washington Bridge and riding north on New
Jersey Route 9W.  The traffic is relatively acceptable, the shoulder is
generally quite good, and though I was almost killed by pedestrian as I
outlined in an accident report on this newsgroup at the end of October,
in general, one can get a good workout.  Route 9W is used by many
cyclists and triathletes.  In addition, there is a road with runs
parallel to route 9W, right down on the Hudson, but while there is much
less traffic, the road is also in relatively poor condition which can be
*** the bike, not to mention the butt.

Walter Strapps

Quote:

> As a person who just visited NYC for the first time this year, I'm amazed
> that you could train productively on the bike.  I wouldn't ride in that
> traffic for anything.  Did you commute out of town to bike?  Maybe  loops
> around central park?  Computrainer?
> Dave


> > Well, I just made the move from Staten Island to the state of New Jersey, to
> > try to cut down on my commute time for the upcoming season. I cannot help on
> > getting nostalgic with my life in NY; in my mind I'll always be a New Yorker. I
> > was born in Brooklyn and have lived in NYC my whole life. I grew up with the
> > constant noise and the hustle and bustle, and I guess after a long time it gets
> > in your veins. The place where I moved to is very quiet. It's definitely not
> > easy severing those ties with NY.

> > Well, time to get to work. I've got IMNZ to do in March, and I have a vigorous
> > training regimen guaranteed to get me through the long cold days of winter
> > unscathed (I hope). The new place definitely has some good roads for running,
> > with hills and such, and I plan to make the most of them.

> > "Iron Pete" Priolo        +--------+
> >                           |26      |
> > IMC'96: 10:36:37          |   Fe   |   IMNZ, IMC '99
> > IMC'97: 10:42:53          |        |
> >                           +--------+
> >                  "THE BEST ELEMENT OF RACING"

 
 
 

Live...from NJ?! Severing the NY ties.

Post by Lance Ba » Sat, 21 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
> As a person who just visited NYC for the first time this year, I'm amazed
> that you could train productively on the bike.  I wouldn't ride in that
> traffic for anything.  Did you commute out of town to bike?  Maybe  loops
> around central park?  Computrainer?

Central Park is an oasis.  It is closed to vehicular traffic in the mid-
afternoon, evenings, and on weekends.  Now that the weather is not so
beautiful, you can actually ride around the 6 mile loop of rolling hills
without encountering too many rollerbladers.  On the more beautiful days
of summer, you have to go at about 6 am to avoid the crowds, but that's
a nice incentive to get your workouts in early.  Also, as someone else
pointed out, there's nice riding just across the bridge (George Washington)
in New Jersey.  

I actually consider myself very lucky to have so many riding possibilities
in this city that is inherently agressive towards cyclists.

Lance

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