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riding down Houston
Posted August 6th, 2012 - 3:45 am by from New York, United States (Permalink)
Hey there,

I need to get from my place in the East Village to work in SoHo and the direct way would be to go down Houston.
But that's a pretty busy road with a lot of crazy traffic.

Is it really as bad as it looks or am I better off going along another street?

Any tips and/or advice would be nice...also good vibes about locking my bike up in SoHo would be nice too (I'm hearing horror stories of bikes being stolen there).

Cheers
Matt

Posted August 8th, 2012 - 4:45 am from Brooklyn, United States
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Posted August 9th, 2012 - 7:49 pm by from New York, United States (Permalink)
Cheers for replying Lewis,


Posted August 14th, 2012 - 3:47 am by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
I agree, Houston ain't that bad. You may run into traffic by Lafayette, but it's generally quick and smooth-ish

Lock up your wheel and frame EVERYWHERE you go

Posted August 16th, 2012 - 3:48 pm from Brooklyn, United States
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Posted August 21st, 2012 - 6:37 am by from Brooklyn, United States (Permalink)
Enjoy Bicycling in NYC!

Yes definitely agree Prince St to cross Soho WB, and Bleeker or Spring St to cross East.

Bicycling in New York is the absolute best way to pass time, if you haven't tried don't miss out!

Andy

Posted August 24th, 2012 - 12:07 am by from New York, United States (Permalink)
Hi guys!

Thanks for reply and for all the tips. Thought I'd let you know:
I have 2 bike locks that are probably worth just as much as the bike...if not more.

To get to SoHo I've found going to Bowery and then on to Prince is not too bad and then going home I go up Mulberry and then on to Bleecker.
As beautiful as Crosby St is, man oh man do those cobblestones hurt to ride over.

And yes Andy, biking in NY is lovely. Its amazing just how small the city becomes when you see it on a bike. I just hope that we have a similar winter to the last one with not too much snow so I can keep biking everywhere.

Cheers,
Matt