Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 22 of 22
  1. #1
    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
    Posts
    15,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Man it's foggy out there...

    In some places, visibility was down to about a city block, or 1/16th of a mile or so. It was nice though, almost like biking in the clouds.
    Sure makes running red lights and stop signs slightly hazardous lol.

  2. #2
    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    8,093
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yeah, it's pretty cool. last night i was riding along the rivers and into central park. it looked just like 19th century london. personally i hope the fog sticks around, it makes everything so surreal.

  3. #3
    Retrogrouch in Training bostontrevor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Knee-deep in the day-to-day
    Posts
    5,484
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We had some nice fog here as well. Not quite as thick as all that, but still pretty nice. I love riding when it's seriously foggy. The tops of all the buildings disappear "up there" and sounds are all soft.

    It was pretty chilly today and nothing's worse than a damp chill. On the other hand, I was like a wild bull. Every time I stopped I'd stand there shooting jets of steam from my nostrils.

  4. #4
    Commuter
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    St Paul, MN
    My Bikes
    Gitane De Luxe conversion fixie, 1972 Sting-Ray, 1972 Schwinn 10-speed
    Posts
    33
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love riding in cool fog/mist. I agree with Tim, "surreal" is the word. It seems like everything moves slower, except for the bike. The moist air feels good to breathe. And, because it's cool, it doesn't make you sweat.

  5. #5
    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    8,093
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by bostontrevor
    On the other hand, I was like a wild bull. Every time I stopped I'd stand there shooting jets of steam from my nostrils.
    kinda makes you want to get red contacts, stamp your feet, and charge at people, doesn't it?

  6. #6
    switching to guns ch0mb0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    kings county, nyc
    My Bikes
    allez fuji tracku nishiki TT GT KHS arrow Miner 29'er CIOCC Corsair and now a f*cking awesome waterford skeet velo
    Posts
    1,968
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    even now I can hardly see Jersey over the Hudson..was def. a cool ride this morning
    Fate is the Hunter
    http://ch0mb0.net/images/Ploesti2.jpg
    http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/8...turesiggp8.jpg
    What are they doing? Why do they come here? Some kind of instinct. Memory, of what they used to do. This was an important place in their lives.
    http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/8074/dodcm.jpg

  7. #7
    Senior Member billh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    St Louis, MO
    Posts
    1,254
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I like how I can see my lights illuminate the fog in the shape of a cone in front of me. Neat.

  8. #8
    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
    Posts
    15,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It was THICK out, forget jersey, I couldn't see the roadway of the williamsberg bridge when I was directly under it. I wish I bought my digicam though. About 10 minutes into my commute I realized I should've bought my digicam for a couple of surreal pictures, would've made nice backgrounds for me at work.

  9. #9
    Retrogrouch in Training bostontrevor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Knee-deep in the day-to-day
    Posts
    5,484
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Whoa. I just went upstairs where they have these windowmathingies and it's so thick out right now. Daaaaaang.

  10. #10
    Dog is my co-pilot 2manybikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    My Bikes
    2 many
    Posts
    13,652
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Same thing in R.I. today, about a block at the most, only a little warmer. It still is mid afternoon. Nice. It's supposed to be warmer tonight.

    I was thinking about borrowing that 500w halogen, with the 1.2 kw generator on the BOB.... no?

  11. #11
    One less car Jay H's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    The Berkshires, MA
    My Bikes
    '08 Soma Groove (commuter/long distance tourer), '97 Lemond Zurich (road commuter/tourer),'01 Seven Axiom Ti, '03 Look KG381i, '01 Santa Cruz Superlite X
    Posts
    971
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, and condensation was forming on the inside of my bike glasses.

    The neat cone pattern of my bike light is fascinating and I had a strange feeling like I should sprout fangs and a large black cape.

    Jay

  12. #12
    more ape than man timmhaan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    8,093
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    the fog makes me want to put on an overcoat, get a hat and a pipe, and go out and solve mysteries.

  13. #13
    Senior Member balto charlie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Baltimore/DC
    Posts
    2,442
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I hear y'all on the fog. Last night and this morn. Cars have been really gentle as they pass me. Must think I nuts for biking in this stuff. Gettin' ready to ride home and the temps are in the high 60's and sunny. WTF!....I ain't complaining.

  14. #14
    VegetarianBikeRider coney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NYC, man.
    Posts
    200
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That fog was crazy, right? Over the bridges, I could see about 20ft. in front of me. Fun, though! I like it when the city changes what it looks like so drastically. Snow storms are fun to be out in, also..,

    I'm liking that temperature today, for sure.

  15. #15
    Still Newbie way124's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Guelph, ON
    My Bikes
    A 1992 Norco road bike
    Posts
    237
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Surrealism

  16. #16
    switching to guns ch0mb0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    kings county, nyc
    My Bikes
    allez fuji tracku nishiki TT GT KHS arrow Miner 29'er CIOCC Corsair and now a f*cking awesome waterford skeet velo
    Posts
    1,968
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ...is it still foggy or is something burning by the Empire State building? I can't tell
    Fate is the Hunter
    http://ch0mb0.net/images/Ploesti2.jpg
    http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/8...turesiggp8.jpg
    What are they doing? Why do they come here? Some kind of instinct. Memory, of what they used to do. This was an important place in their lives.
    http://img63.imageshack.us/img63/8074/dodcm.jpg

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Washington, DC
    My Bikes
    2002 Specialized Sirrus A1, 2000 Raleigh R500
    Posts
    173
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It was foggy last night here in DC. I was riding home along the Potomac River at about 9 pm and for a minute I thought the power was out at National Airport.

  18. #18
    Senior Member Rogerinchrist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Plymouth,WI
    My Bikes
    TREK-520 & 830
    Posts
    724
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by way124
    Surrealism
    Cool pic. Looks like 2 separate shots merged together.

  19. #19
    vegan powered
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Chico, Ca
    Posts
    385
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice pic. Looks like a floating city.

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    2,544
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I woke up this morning and looked out the window. All I could see was white.

  21. #21
    Campy or bust :p cryogenic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    My Bikes
    Surly Karate Monkey commuter build
    Posts
    3,139
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have to agree, fog is fun to ride in.. PWRD and I went out riding last week in some wicked fog and it was lots of fun not being able to see more than a 10th of a mile in front of you. The cone pattern and the floating water droplets are pretty fascinating in the headlight beam. Also, late at night in foggy weather there seems to be less cars so we basically get the roads to ourselves around here. That's the best part.

  22. #22
    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    04' Specialized Hardrock Sport, 03' Giant OCR2 (SOLD!), 04' Litespeed Firenze, 04' Giant OCR Touring, 07' Specialized Langster Comp
    Posts
    15,762
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's REALLY surreal in NYC, cause it's NYC.
    Everywhere else, the surroundings aren't as imposing. But NYC, very very few things can mask the concrete jungle and put you in a world of your own like the fog we had today.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •