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Old 05-08-07, 07:57 AM   #1
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5 Boro Bike Tour NYC - 5/06/07

I did the 5 Boro Bike Tour on my Brompton M6R-Plus. It was a great experience overall for me.

Go to this link to read a summary with pictures: http://tommylane.net/?p=361

Did anyone in this forum do the tour?

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Old 05-08-07, 08:45 AM   #2
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Thanks for the report, Tommy.
A number of folks said they were going in this thread:
Five Boro Bike Tour, NYC
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Here is a link showing 3 clips of me riding, well my perspective from my Dahon MuXl.

http://www.youtube.com/mediaavid
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Here is a link showing 3 clips of me riding, well my perspective from my Dahon MuXl.

http://www.youtube.com/mediaavid
Pretty cool. Did you have the camera on your helmet?
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Thanks for the report, Tommy.
A number of folks said they were going in this thread:
Five Boro Bike Tour, NYC
You're welcome for the report.
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Pretty cool. Did you have the camera on your helmet?
I used a casio point and shoot digital still camera that has a movie mode. I rode one handed holding the camera in the free hand. I did not record the entire ride, just little clips here and there.
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I used a casio point and shoot digital still camera that has a movie mode. I rode one handed holding the camera in the free hand. I did not record the entire ride, just little clips here and there.
Good job. Which folding bike were you riding?
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I did it on my Speed TR. I was completely unprepared for the morning chill, and my legs were shivering by the time I finally started riding. I may have been lucky, but other than the beginning and the end (at the ferry), I only had to walk and/or stand at the bottleneck to get into Central Park. Riding through the park was nice, but I'd rather they plan a route that goes around it so we can stay on wide streets and avoid that bottleneck. (Of course, I also had to walk to get through the rest stop at Astoria Park -- it was pretty annoying that we couldn't bypass the stop but had to walk through the park.) And I felt like the Queensboro bridge was steeper, but the Verrazano was much longer.

My computer died near the beginning of the ride, so I have no idea how fast I was going most of the time -- but I did find myself passing lots of people, which was gratifying. All in all, a good time, and I hope to do it again next year.
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My girfriend and I were on black and orange FS Downtubes.

Saw lots of brommies, bike fridays, dahons, 20s and 1 or two Birdys... but did not see a single swift???

Everytime I saw another folder, I wanted to ask if we can trade bikes for a KM or two, just to test some of them out...

never been on any other folders, except cheap chinese ones...
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Was watching some of the above and came across this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR2yg...elated&search=
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