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Old 12-27-12, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
A good point!

Keep in mind that the train is a real option for touring; you can take a loaded touring bike on it with relative ease. The biggest restriction is that you need to avoid peak hours when you have a full-frame touring bike. I'd also recommend avoiding low-level platforms in New Jersey. NJ Transit has a thing now that non-folding bikes can't board or detrain at stations with low-level platforms. (i.e., the stations where you have to haul a bike up and down the stairs are low-level platforms.) Or something like that, I'm a little unclear on these rules.

But using public transit with your bike opens up a new world of touring.
Add in ferries too. In 2009 I was tempted to skip riding through Delaware and instead take the ferry to Cape May and cross New Jersey.
 
Old 12-28-12, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
NJ Transit has a thing now that non-folding bikes can't board or detrain at stations with low-level platforms. (i.e., the stations where you have to haul a bike up and down the stairs are low-level platforms.) Or something like that, I'm a little unclear on these rules.
I believe NJT rescinded that restriction earlier this year in response to pressure.
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Old 12-28-12, 03:46 PM
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Tent up for the first time and opening up gear for the first time. he he he



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Old 12-28-12, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by chefisaac View Post
Tent up for the first time and opening up gear for the first time. he he he



Sweet - You gotta love new gear

I have a $150 gift card from Santa that's burning a hole. I may put it towards a tent
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Sweet - You gotta love new gear

I have a $150 gift card from Santa that's burning a hole. I may put it towards a tent
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Chef, weather be damned, I think you should take off for an overnighter.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I believe NJT rescinded that restriction earlier this year in response to pressure.
Confirmed.
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