|Cross NY state||kokaku|
Aug 4, 2003 4:32 PM
|I am planning a cross NY state ride (Buffalo -> Albany -> NYC). I am interested in mostly following the Erie Canal with some side trips to the Finger Lakes and anything else worth riding along the way (nice hill climbs, cool scenery, whatever). I am aware of the Erie Canal Trail and SBR5, however I am looking for recommendations on other good roads to ride along that route. |
For example, around NYC, SBR9 is not so pleasant to ride on (wide shoulders along most of it, but lots of cars and not so much scenery). I have heard similar things about SBR5 (though maybe things have changed since the usenet posts that I read). I'd like to have alternatives ready if I want to mix it up. My ideals are good scenery, low traffic, decent shoulders (in that order - I ride in NYC, so I can handle traffic, and no shoulders are okay if the traffic isn't too high).
Any suggestions from folks in that area or who have ridden across NY?
|re: Cross NY state||larryp2|
Aug 10, 2003 6:41 AM
|try to include going down the west side of Cayuga Lake, I think it's state route 89. multiple waterfalls, spectacular scenery and very good road/shoulder. be aware you then have a significant climb out the other side. and stay away from state routes 5 and 20. they had some nasty construction a few weeks ago....ljp|| |