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Old 10-31-08, 09:11 AM   #1
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NYC's Boom 'Cycle'

From the NY Post: It's a Boom 'Cycle'

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Some bike shops say the trend is unmistakable. "The percentage of commuter bikes we moved through this year was quite a bit higher," said Eric Schofield, a manager at Bicycle Habitat, a SoHo bike shop.

Though the fanciest bikes can cost thousands, beginning bike commuters can get a decent ride for between $500 and $800. "Six months of MetroCards is going to buy you an awfully nice setup," Schofield said.
And kinda sorta related: State cuts down on idling trucks

So more bikes and cleaner air. That's a good start.
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131,000 and climbing! I've been to 8 of those five borough rides.
I think NYC has a lot less pot holes than Boston!
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Not to forget that NYC has more comic book heroes than the rest
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Hey, that's my buddy Mark in the photo!

He's only a Stealth Fred. Same guy, leftmost in this pic:


(And that's his kid up front.)
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I did Bike Boston last year. At the end of that ride I'm wishing
that the Bike NYC peeps would show them how it's done.
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