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    34x25 FTW! oboeguy's Avatar
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    NYC: Hudson Greenway closure

    Today it looks like the section from the tennis courts in the shadow of the GWB is closed going north. When I took a detour to Riverside Drive to go up 181st (be careful, lots of fast traffic) I saw that there was some heavy machinery by the rock slide, so it looks like that's finally being cleared.
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    Someone said that some scaffolding came down off the East tower. I was in the area when they pulled the crew out. Don't know if anyone was hurt. Haven't heard anything else. It was still closed around 6PM.

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    Ohhh, much more sinister than I thought. Yikes! I wonder if it will be open tomorrow morning?
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Order
    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
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    Do they wear capes?
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    Terrorist attack.

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    34x25 FTW! oboeguy's Avatar
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    Not funny, dude, I live a few blocks away.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Order
    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
    I do not want to be associated with the kind of riders that come through my neck of the woods on weekends, dressed in superhero costumes
    Do they wear capes?
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    The south bike lane on the GWB was closed yesterday and the north open. I think there was work going on.
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    Thanks for the tips, Oboeguy and Egonlou. I'll be riding up that way on Sunday morning (ride up to Nyack or somewhere up there from Battery Park City).

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    #@$%!%@!$*)(!@*$)!!!!!!!!!! The stupid thing was closed this morning. I was going to visit dear, old Dad in Bklyn, and to make him happy I promised to go Greenway all the way if I could. Had to turn around, back the "Mur de GWB" and tried the "shortcut" along the highway path. BAD IDEA. It was a total mess. Maybe with a 'cross bike or MTB it would have been a good idea, oy! Anyhow, got back on the Greenway behind the tennis courts... and by the time I reached the treatment plant I found I had a front flat. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

    The worst part is that it's with a new rim and new tire which are VERYVERYVERY tight. Longest I ever took to change a tire, I swear! Then I got rained on coming back (just now), though I took Riverside to avoid the Greenway shenanigans. Drivers get even crazier when it rains -- the ride up was qiute a rush!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
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    Quote Originally Posted by oboeguy
    Not funny, dude, I live a few blocks away.
    I don't.. thank god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    I don't.. thank god.
    What? It's an awesome location -- riding in NJ/Rockland minutes away, and CP is only like 4 miles away.
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    Do they wear capes?
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    Be careful doing Riverside. there have been a number of bike thefts around Grants Tomb.
    Do... re... Egon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by egonlou
    Be careful doing Riverside. there have been a number of bike thefts around Grants Tomb.
    Huh? You mean like someone knocks you off your bike and rides away? Dang, that's what it was like when I was growing up. Yikes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
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    Quote Originally Posted by oboeguy
    Huh? You mean like someone knocks you off your bike and rides away? Dang, that's what it was like when I was growing up. Yikes!
    Yeah. Or somebody throws a bunch of marbles under you and then steals your bike, as has apparently happened a couple of times lately...
    Falling down is not exercising.

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    34x25 FTW! oboeguy's Avatar
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    I can't believe that stuff is a regular thing these days. It sounds like the 80s when people riding in Central Park would get clotheslined off their rides. Did you just hear about it or actually read about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy
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    This was from last week's prospect peleton group email.

    Not the thread I want to start, but everyone should take note. Location:
    Riverside Drive coming south at Grants Tomb. This morning, around 6 am, I
    was grabbed by three young men (late teens?), two of whom took my bike and
    one of whom held me down while the bike was put in a car. When it happened,
    I had stopped for water and was straddling the bike, out of my pedals. I was
    pushed down to the ground where I stayed until I was sure they were gone. I
    did not see the car. They threatened me but never showed a weapon. It took
    about 15 seconds total, I think. I accepted a ride from a motorist to the
    nearest precinct on W 126. Apparently there have been other thefts/assaults
    there, on solo cyclists who have stopped, or by the introduction of
    marbles/ball bearings that cause a rider to stop.

    I am bruised but unhurt. We all love our bikes, but it is a fully
    replaceable item. I do want to say that I am truly, truly touched by the
    kind words of NYCC members who have heard about this. I won't be riding but
    will be in the Berkshires this weekend and look forward to saying 'thank
    you' in person.

    REPORT THEFTS. If there is a pattern, the police need to know - and
    insurance companies require police reports.
    Don't let these jerks get away with it. It was light, and I was not the only
    person out there - but it took only seconds.
    See you on the roads.

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    I believe there were reports on the nycc site as well... (though perhaps just another copy of the same report??)
    Falling down is not exercising.

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    same report.
    Do... re... Egon!!

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    Are you serious? That's ridiculous. It's tempting to get this into the papers or on local news to focus on the problem, but then that would no doubt inspire copycat crimes. And they're using marbles?? I don't mean to make light, but who's committing these crimes, Natasha and Boris?
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    Sure, that sort of behavior might be acceptable in California, where people are all concerned about color video and feelings.

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    If someone tries to mug me and take my bike.. they better have a weapon or they are going to get hurt. Dont mess with a hardcore/punk kid and his bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neist
    If someone tries to mug me and take my bike.. they better have a weapon or they are going to get hurt. Dont mess with a hardcore/punk kid and his bike.


    Lighten up, Francis.
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    Sure, that sort of behavior might be acceptable in California, where people are all concerned about color video and feelings.

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