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an englishman in New York(6 posts)

an englishman in New Yorkscruffyduncan
Apr 17, 2002 8:18 AM
Hello all,

I'm planning a trip to New York City at the end of June. Is there a good place to hire a decent road bike while I'm there?, can anyone recomend a couple of good rides near the city?, would anyone want to show off their fair city and its environs to a visitor on a bike?. The main purpose of my trip is to visit a couple of old friends, drink and relax, so a headbanging chain-gang ride isn't what I'm after, but 60 miles or so at a steady pace would keep the cold turkey at bay and get the blood flowing.

Thanks for any suggestions.
re: an englishman in New Yorkohmk1
Apr 17, 2002 8:52 AM
Central park is a great ride. I believe century road club has nightly rides.
You could probably get a ride at TOGA bike shop.
Tons of great rides on long island (north shore), or westchester county (some serious steep hills).
try these links:
I'd ride with you, but I find the English accent rather annoying. F*** the queen.
re: an englishman in New Yorkwoodes
Apr 17, 2002 9:24 AM
funny, my English friends can't stand the American accent because it sounds "nasely" to them! I'm sure the original poster had this thought, but he's too polite to print it.
re: funnycyclopathic
Apr 17, 2002 11:37 AM
on one ride I came across 2 brits, bunch of canadians, a russian, an italian, 2 belgians and 3 french (who didn't say a word). I had better luck with italian and russian then that guy from Lancashire. The other bloke was from Liverpool he was easy to comprehend.
re: an englishman in New YorkSteve Bailey
Apr 17, 2002 3:08 PM
Some add'l links for clubs to the east of NYC:

If Mt. Biking is in the cards

re: an englishman in New Yorkvelocity
Apr 18, 2002 9:22 AM
Additional resources are available via the New York Cycle Club's website,