Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    Member fatman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    45
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    New York blackout, lot of people on foot, no bikes!

    Just watching the photos in the news paper, I notice a lot of people walking a huge traffic jam but no people riding bicycles. Probably because cyclist were already out of the mess.

  2. #2
    Off like a prom dress... Ba-Dg-Er's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    350
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Probably because the people dependent on the MTA don't have bikes to ride home.

  3. #3
    Hucker Extraordinare BigHit-Maniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Lenexa, KS
    Posts
    585
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Because they're all panicing....


    silly silly people.
    Got Nine Inches ? Cuz I do. http://67.19.50.55/forums/images/smilies/eviltongue.gif

    AIM: MtnBikeHucker

  4. #4
    Forum Admin lotek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    n.w. superdrome
    My Bikes
    1 trek, serotta, rih, de Reus, Pogliaghi and finally a Zieleman! and got a DeRosa
    Posts
    17,606
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    given the masses I saw out on the streets I don't think
    a cyclist could have ridden through.
    Anyhow there's not a lot of interest in a Cyclist story,
    heck we just keep on doing what we do, no biggie

    Marty
    Sono pił lento di quel che sembra.
    Odio la gente, tutti.

    Are you a registered member? Why not? click here to register. Its free, and only takes 27 seconds!
    Want to upgrade your membership? Click Here.

  5. #5
    The Female Enduro velo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Pennsylvania, United States of America
    Posts
    1,185
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was watching the news from NY this morning, and they made a point of actually saying that a lot of people are riding bikes, since many traffic lights are still out. I did see quite a few in the streets on the coverage this morning.
    "....You have to have faith that if you're doing the work now,you'll get there sometime."
    - Nicole Reinhart

  6. #6
    Bent_Rider
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    SF Bay area
    My Bikes
    Bacchetta Aero, BikeE, Bruce Gordon Rock n Road
    Posts
    1,248
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I saw bikes on the views of the streets.
    They were going faster than the traffic.

  7. #7
    Senior Member TotalKos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    the T-Dot
    Posts
    171
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    In Toronto and area there are way more bikes out than you normally see at any given time. It's kinda nice. WE TAKIN' BACK THE STREETS!!! I'm going out now myself. It's an extra long weekend. Cheers!!!
    Tapps

  8. #8
    Senior Member mindbogger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    933
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    you just hafta thank all those citizens who helped direct traffic. Would have been chaotic with out them . THanks!
    00' Cannondale R1000
    01' Devinci Chilipepper

    When sh*t hits the fan, everything I'm not, made me everything I am.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    New Jersey
    Posts
    6,033
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was one of those cyclists who got out of New York on my $90.00 toy store bike. There were plenty of bike riders but the numbers were very small in comparison to the masses of people who use the trains. I'm writing a full report on the whole matter. It was unbelievable.

  10. #10
    Advertise here! Chuvak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    2002 Allez A1xx SE
    Posts
    981
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by BigHit-Maniac
    Because they're all panicing....


    silly silly people.
    Your comment insults me!
    Silly, silly YOU

  11. #11
    Senior Member djbowen1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    NY
    My Bikes
    Cervelo Soliost
    Posts
    2,283
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I rode 15 miles to my girlfrinds house about 1 hour after it blacked out, it was probably te most fun riding i have ever had. I was able to ride between lanes, either side of the traffic, anywhere. The people in the cars were so pissed looking at me it was hilarous. Good Times!

  12. #12
    Advertise here! Chuvak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    2002 Allez A1xx SE
    Posts
    981
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey man, I had even better time walking today. My neighborhood was one of the first to get power, so as soon as gas stations opened the streets were filled with cars and pissed off drivers just standing in looooong lines to get some juice for the car.

  13. #13
    Senior Member djbowen1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    NY
    My Bikes
    Cervelo Soliost
    Posts
    2,283
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My town was almost last, i was in boston all day but my house got power back between 1:30 and 2:00 pm friday

  14. #14
    Advertise here! Chuvak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    2002 Allez A1xx SE
    Posts
    981
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by djbowen1
    My town was almost last, i was in boston all day but my house got power back between 1:30 and 2:00 pm friday
    I got it back on 5 in the morning!

Posting Permissions

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