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Anybody going to Princeton for the 200K brevet tomorrow? nm(12 posts)

Anybody going to Princeton for the 200K brevet tomorrow? nmdzrider
Apr 12, 2002 4:53 AM
Lots of us here doing the one in Warrenton tomorrow, why? nmMB1
Apr 12, 2002 5:10 AM
I'll be driving down from CT and I'm curious.dzrider
Apr 12, 2002 5:26 AM
I rode thru western Jersey on my way home from Florida many years ago and thought it'd be a nice place for a long ride. Would like to get some advice on traffic for the drive down this afternoon and a general sense of the terrain for Saturday's ride.
re: avoid I-95 and NYCcyclopathic
Apr 12, 2002 6:20 AM
I've gone several times to Boston last year (400, 600 & BMB)and the best way is to take Mass pike, I-84/I-684, Saw Mill pkwy and Tappan bridge to Palisades. NYC and I-95 through Conn is mess on Fri in both directions.

say hello do Diane.
From CT to Princeton...biknben
Apr 12, 2002 6:50 AM
Not sure where you are in CT but I regularly travel from The Princeton area to Litchfield county, CT. If in Norhtern CT, find your way to 84. Go to 684 south to 287/87. Go over the Tappan Zee bridge and continue to the GSP. Take that to NJ turnpike. Take NJT to exit 8. Follow signs for CR 571. It goes from the Turnpike to Princeton.

GSP and Turnpike will be a mess till about 6:00. After that there will be volume but it will move steadily.

Let me know if you want something more detailed. Please check a map to be sure.
We've used that route in the past but not at rush hourdzrider
Apr 12, 2002 7:35 AM
Wondered if staying on 287 and taking 206 into Princeton from the Northeast made sense. Part of me looks for any reason to try a road I've never been on.
I would definetely avoid 206 at rush hour. You'll sitSpinchick
Apr 12, 2002 9:06 AM
in traffic through every little town. It's an okay drive - nothing that special. You're better off doing the GSP to the TP.
I agree.Spinchick
Apr 12, 2002 9:08 AM
Wave when you drive by - this is my neck of the woods. I'll probably go over for a little while as a spectator.
Thanks, GSP it will be.dzrider
Apr 12, 2002 9:38 AM
dz - I just checked out the route map.Spinchick
Apr 12, 2002 1:19 PM
Looks like it should be a nice ride. Some nice, rolling hills through farm country (read: farms/fields sprinkled with McMansion developments). No "real" hills around these parts but some are more rolling than others. Lot's of small, historic towns to ride through. If the weather is decent, should be an enjoyable ride.

What will you be wearing/riding? If I end up heading over that way I'll look for you.

Have fun!
re: Anybody going to Princeton for the 200K brevet tomorrow? nmmoots
Apr 12, 2002 9:43 AM
What is this event? I live in NJ, about 25 minutes from Princeton. Is there a web link I can look at to get details?

BTW, there are back roads that run parrell to 206 that will save you time. Might also want to try 31 S and cutting over instead of 206.

re: Anybody going to Princeton for the 200K brevet tomorrow? nmcyclopathic
Apr 12, 2002 12:14 PM
it's brevet 200km (125mi) ride with time limit (in 13.5hr my grandma could do it)

here's your link