I took a sufficiently out-of-the-way route from New Brunswick to Montclair that I avoided most of the traffic, but even so it was like a single continuous suburb. I got a fourth flat tire.
The distance was much less than I expected, so that I arrived in Montclair around 1:00! Uncle Dave is taking time off work after an operation and expects to stay home through this week, just to be sure. I'll be staying in his son Ethan's room -- Ethan is driving trucks for the Marines in Iraq.
Dave says Manhattan is only half an hour away by bus, so I may just make day trips into the city instead of staying there overnight.