Greetings from the bicycle amusement park known as New York City. Taxis, potholes, glass, grates, gravel, garbage, horse crap . . . we got it all for you to dodge. Oh, and the police arrest people for riding their bikes together once a month. Bloomberg has a vendetta out on Critical Mass. You'd think he has better things to do with his time. Yes, New York City is an interesting place to ride. I commute to work everyday when the weather is above freezing and love it. My trustee steed is a 10-year-old Cannondale R900.
I'm sorry to hear about all of your biking problems, Orange. I think you should get together with some others who are concerned about the conditions and see about correcting them. I'm glad that you're still riding despite the adversities. I think you're getting to work on a rad bike.