Today, we went to Hoboken. I live near the PATH train, so up we went to 6th Ave. And down we went to the PATH. Then up we went again (wrong direction, no signage), and down once more (aargh!). Since Brompton doesn't seem to be making Titanium (lighter) bikes these days, I'm just going to have to deal with Lucille's weight. The one thing I can do is not carry a basket, but just wear a fanny pack. Surprisingly, that does make a difference.
Hadn't been in the PATH for ages, but remember that same swampy smell (stronger on the Jersey side). When we emerged, there was no sign of the bike path. As it turns out, there is no real bike path, but instead a very long and elaborate pedestrian path - and the first view you see is breathtaking:
The path is paved and well maintained - the feeling a lot like the feeling you get in Battery Park City (or for those who remember the British series, "The Prisoner"). The plantings are well manicured...
Lucille got a little woozy on the trip.
One aside: all of Hoboken is not like this. Inland, much of it is cool and young and fun (yes some of my best friends have lived in Hoboken!). But it also has cobblestones. So as far as bikes go, the path we followed is probably what there is. If I hear of anything better, I'll take another trip out there. The PATH is still just a block away.