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    Is this what commuting is like?

    Just watched this video. Blew my mind!

    Does your commute go something like this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv-ISen-UTQ

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    I now understand why NYC cops behave the way they do towards cyclists.

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    No nothing like it, this is an Alley cat race. A bunch of bike messengers or wannabes. Idiots like this give us all a bad name.
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    No, that's not at all what my commute is like. But it goes a long way to reinforce the negative stereotype that non-cyclists have of "us".

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    There's actually a TV show on Travel Channel called 'Triple Rush' Don't know if it is still on or not. It was about bike messengers in NYC. Crazy riding in the show too. Did teach me that they make pittance for pay and if you don't know where you're going, you won't make any money.

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    I couldn't watch after a while. I swear I thought a crash was going to happen. And those poor people just crossing the street. They look like what the f*^##@.

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    I would love to commute like that alongside traffic, but without cutting off pedestrians and cross traffic. Yeah, it is turds like those riders that give the rest of us a bad name.

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    I agree with others. This is not a typical commute for me and I first watched that video many years ago when YouTube didn't even have an HD option... it was HQ. Riders like this give us all a bad name and is not encouraged unless you want to make cyclist look bad.
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    That looks like quite a rush, not that I would ever try something like that. The video isn't real time, though. It's sped up to at least 2x.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milice View Post
    No nothing like it, this is an Alley cat race. A bunch of bike messengers or wannabes. Idiots like this give us all a bad name.
    Yup. Cretins and sociopaths. Organ donors... except for brains.

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    That's just like my commute except I ride in dress pants, button down shirt, and wingtips.
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    Nothing like my commute at all.

    And Triple Rush was cancelled after 3 episodes... I'm still kinda bummed about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkystickman View Post
    nothing like my commute at all.

    And triple rush was cancelled after 3 episodes... I'm still kinda bummed about that.
    lol

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    Every time I watch a video about cycling in NYC, I think two things:

    1. NYC cyclists (at least the ones wearing cameras) are really rude and really unsafe.
    2. Cycling makes a lot of sense in NYC. It seems way faster in traffic, even without being rude and unsafe.

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    Of course not.

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    That's exactly why NYC has such a bad attitude towards cyclists. Could you imagine driving your car like that? You'd be arrested.

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    that's what makes NYC NYC. Although that's a race by with lucas brunelle filming though.

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    One of many reason I want to move out of this s**thole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amnesiac70 View Post
    Just watched this video. Blew my mind!

    Does your commute go something like this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv-ISen-UTQ
    Uh, No.

    My old commute was filmed by a local TV station:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCnrKnbSKz0

    I now have a shorter, urban route. I also rarely ride the recumbent these days.
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    One more voice says, 'No.'

    My commute is even relaxing--not death-defying and idiocy-displaying.

    Ride smart, ride safe, and ride with a lick of sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twobadfish View Post
    That's exactly why NYC has such a bad attitude towards cyclists. Could you imagine driving your car like that? You'd be arrested.
    You haven't taken a taxi in NYC then, but I've been gone a little while, they may have mellowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twobadfish View Post
    That's exactly why NYC has such a bad attitude towards cyclists. Could you imagine driving your car like that? You'd be arrested.
    You should be arrested for riding your bike like that! I wish cops would ticket the cyclists that blow past me in the middle of the street in the opposing lane of traffic through a red light! I need to start carrying an umbrella on a quick fire so I can get it out the day I see a spleen flying my way!

    We should impound bicycles for severe safety hazards. Then you can't get it out until you pay a $50 fine and watch a video about how to ride a bike safely. Every. Single. Time. I don't care if you saw it last week, when we impounded your bike last time; you're watching it again until it sinks in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leisesturm View Post
    You haven't taken a taxi in NYC then, but I've been gone a little while, they may have mellowed.
    Yes, I have. They drive aggressively but they don't endanger people's lives and constantly endanger themselves.

    What's your point, anyway? That these cyclists should be excused?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amnesiac70 View Post
    Is this what commuting is like?
    Yes. Exactly like that.
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



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    Only Joey Brooks could say yes to that question! But he'd do it with a southern drawl.

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