"Corvus Corvax" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> "Josh" <[email protected]
> > I saw this post this afternoon and since then I've been mulling over
> > down from CT for it. Here's a couple questions for those in the know.
> > I'm cheap and don't want to spend the $125 for a hotel, so, is it
> > to drive in the morning of?
> It'll make for a real long day, but people do. On the day of the event, you see lots of people
> loading/unloading from cars all over the west side. It's on a Sunday, so you should be able to
> find parking uptown, particularly on Riverside Drive. Try coming in on the Henry Hudson Parkway
> and looking for parking up by Grant's Tomb, a little north of 120th St. on Riverside Drive.
> There's usually lots of space there on a Sunday.
> The course starts at Harlem Meer, 110th St. and (IIRC) Lenox Ave. Right at the top of
> Central Park.
> > Typically, when I come to the city for work I take the Metro, and I have the Metro bike pass,
> > only thing is, the
> > train in from New Haven gets to GCS at 6:40, 40 minutes after the 100
> > start.
> You could just take the train in and head out onto the course straight from GCS. From Central
> Park, the course heads straight down Fifth Ave. and over the Brooklyn Bridge. It is marked by
> blazes on the pavement, a big yellow "C" with an arrow. The ride probably takes at least fifteen
> minutes to get all the riders off the start line, so you might actually be able to catch the pack
> if your train is on time.
> > I'd ask about camping, but I doubt the NYPD would approve of a tent city
> > Central park...
> I know a couple of out-of-the way spots where the homeless guys set up little tent communities...
> ah, never mind.
> It's an amazing ride. Really something to remember.
Thanks for the tips, I'll save that email and try to convince the other riders that it'll be worth
Josh I'll be the roadie with the hairy legs...