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Great Coverage of Hudson River West Side Path

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Albeit laced with sad news of two deaths of cyclists on Houston (pronounced howstun) and on the Hudson River Path (locally often called the West Side Path), the New York Times has some great coverage, as expected. As glorious as it is, the West Side Path has its dangers, especially on speed skates or among those who are trying to use it for training (unless you like fartlek training). But it's an incredibly important improvement to the quality of life and health on the island, and just tons of fun. The NYT article covers a nice balance of what's great about it and why it's important to be careful, not blaming either motorists or trail users. It also points to a few of the specific tough spots and how they might be made better. Some of the most fun I've ever had has been on and around the West Side Path, thanks to Empire Skate Club folk and the Wednesday Night Skate group too. Here are some links. You may have to do a free signup, but I think it's worth it for the quality content on the nytimes.com site...

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/27/nyregion/27bike.html?fta=y

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/28/nyregion/28bike.html?th&emc=th

Be careful out there...

Blake

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