West side of NYC has no traffic though. If you ride along the shore, its one of the greatest relaxing experience you can have. Especially when the sun sets.
I do not think I will be able to buy for others. For one thing, when you are riding a bike, you'll be carrying all your bike tools which is already heavy. The other is that the more you carry, the more slow you'll be =P.
Thanks for letting me know about these stores guys. I can't wait till the spring.
If anyone would like to ride with me, I'd be happy to do so as well!