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.
> 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?
> > 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"