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Old 09-21-05, 09:59 PM   #51
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i would like to attend a smaller central park gathering or something. Maybe show me around the city on a bike in the near future.
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Old 09-21-05, 10:01 PM   #52
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Sounds good to me.
Yeah bring that HID of yours to light the way.
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Yeah bring that HID of yours to light the way.

Well my HID dive light is about 8000 pounds (pretty light in the water though ) I broke down and ordered an HID for my bike. With the Performance Bike web coupon it wasn't bad... but it's still on back order.
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That's not a dive light, that's ballast.
And it's one use only, when you're ready to surface, you cut the 4 ton light from your submersible and it rises..
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Ok... I guess the palisades night ride is officially off after the 2 of us got pulled over tonight for trespassing lol.

9W is really nice at night though, even though we saw this one dumba$$ going the other way, nice road bike, but no lights whatsoever and it was pitch black out, he couldn't even see, good thing I had lights too cause going down this hill, there was a branch covering up the whole shoulder.
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How about we go up 9W at night! We get like 10 of us together. That'll be nice. But we gotta stay together.....need light!
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How about we go up 9W at night! We get like 10 of us together. That'll be nice. But we gotta stay together.....need light!

When my light shows.... sure.
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I'm no BF regular, but I'm fairly new to the city and am trying to get back up to speed after a few months off the bike. The few club rides I've sampled were just too massive -- with all of the stopping and starting to keep everyone together, a 60 mile ride ends up consuming the entire day.

I live near CP and have been doing laps and nothing else, averaging 17mph overall, maybe 19-20 on the flats. It would be great if I could break the boredom by tagging along with a small group and maybe go elsewhere.

When I lived in NJ I assumed a night ride would be suicide, but if they're commonplace around here, I'll give it a shot. I just need lights.
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Nice! more & more people interested.
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I live near CP and have been doing laps and nothing else, averaging 17mph overall, maybe 19-20 on the flats. It would be great if I could break the boredom by tagging along with a small group and maybe go elsewhere.
When do you do your laps? I usually ride in CP from about 6:15 to 7:30 or 8pm after I get out of work.


I too will be up for longer rides out of the city after I get some real lights.
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Ok... I guess the palisades night ride is officially off after the 2 of us got pulled over tonight for trespassing lol.
dude, you can't say something like this and then not tell us the whole story...
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He told me the story last night. Ask him how his cell.....uhhhh....room-mate Bubba treated him.
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He told me the story last night. Ask him how his cell.....uhhhh....room-mate Bubba treated him.
awww....he met bubba
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Ok... I guess the palisades night ride is officially off after the 2 of us got pulled over tonight for trespassing lol.
The highlight of the evening was when you asked the cop for a lift back up the hill!
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okay, someone is going to have to provide some info. and quick. otherwise.....well i can't do anything here....but i really want to know what happened.

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When do you do your laps? I usually ride in CP from about 6:15 to 7:30 or 8pm after I get out of work.
I haven't actually ridden on weekdays yet. By the time I'd get home from work and get out to the park, there wouldn't be much daylight left. I do laps on Sat/Sun and stick to the trainer during the week.

Yeah, it's a pretty boring routine. It looks like a set of lights will be my next purchase.
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I haven't actually ridden on weekdays yet. By the time I'd get home from work and get out to the park, there wouldn't be much daylight left. I do laps on Sat/Sun and stick to the trainer during the week.

Yeah, it's a pretty boring routine. It looks like a set of lights will be my next purchase.

You don't need anything more than saftey flashers to ride in the park at night. (and a ton of folks don't even have those) In fact I think anything brighter than a low wattage halogen would just piss people off. Seeing as how 99% of them don't have anything other than saftey flashers, there are already lights in the park, and it would screw with their night vision in the dark parts.

I guess what I am trying to say is... just come out with us at night
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If anyone wants to do some laps in the park tonight let me know. I am *NOT* sandbagging when I say that my legs really are jello today and I just want to take it easy.
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You don't need anything more than saftey flashers to ride in the park at night. (and a ton of folks don't even have those) In fact I think anything brighter than a low wattage halogen would just piss people off. Seeing as how 99% of them don't have anything other than saftey flashers, there are already lights in the park, and it would screw with their night vision in the dark parts.

I guess what I am trying to say is... just come out with us at night
agree with wheezl. no need for anything elaborate. however, a few nights ago the horsesh*t alley area and a section before cat's paw hill had no electricity. i.e. no lights. i was surpised at how dark it got. very easy to hit someone in that, in fact i almost slammed into some runners (and i have a cheapy white blinker on the front).
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agree with wheezl. no need for anything elaborate. however, a few nights ago the horsesh*t alley area and a section before cat's paw hill had no electricity. i.e. no lights. i was surpised at how dark it got. very easy to hit someone in that, in fact i almost slammed into some runners (and i have a cheapy white blinker on the front).

We can't keep the lemmings from trying to kill themselves now can we?

When my HID shows up we can blind them all.
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I'd ride around CP w/ ya'll except I ride a mountain bike and the big hills on the north part of the big loop kick my ass. But if I knew what kind of bikes u rode, I'd shout "Hi" after you zip past me.
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okay, someone is going to have to provide some info. and quick. otherwise.....well i can't do anything here....but i really want to know what happened.
Well pretty much what happened was, from the getgo, I was planning to meet her at 6:30 on the GWB.

Unfortunately, I kept going up 3rd until I was somewhere in east harlem, got slightly lost winding up the hills, ended up across the canal in the bronx, crossed back over, climbed all the hills onto the other side and ended up on riverside drive, had to climb back up to get to the GWB.

I got there and the cars were backed up across manhattan, turns out there was a fire on the bridge and they shut down both sides. So I rode on the roadway (it was easier than negotiating all the stairs on the north side) till I caught up with charlotte before the 1st pylon, threw my bike over the guard rail and rode into NJ. The palisades park entrance was closed so we rode up 9W and got to the back of the park at the top of l'alpine du huez and decided, what's the harm in descending it. Just as we got to the base of the hill this cop pulls us over and says the park's closed and we're trespassing. He asked for our id's and said something like, "i could write you both up and it'll cost you 2 points on your license, you guys from new york city?" And I said, "yeah, we came over the GWB, but we bike everywhere anyway." So then he's like, "do you know how dangerous this is, you're putting your life in your hands, and you (points to charlotte), you have sunglasses on! how do you even see where you're going.. etc etc." Anyway he lets us go and she starts heading back up the hill. I went back to ask him if he could give us a lift up since we didn't want to waste time cause we wanted to make it back to the GWB by 9pm. So he pops open his trunk and he's like, "there's no room in there to take y'all up with me."

I caught up with her and we took a break at the top of the hill. He drives up to us and stops. So I walk up next to him and he's like, "don't eat now if you wanna make it back there in time." Anyway, we made it back with about 20 min to spare. The rest of the way home for me was uneventful except going up brooklyn bridge, I'm staring straight at these 2 business men and their wives strolling across the bridge, 4-wide taking up both lanes and I'm not about to lose my momentum. So I have both my lights on, glaring down at them with 27 watts of light, I have my helmet blinker on, I'm staring at this guy who keeps chatting and at the last minute he moves to my right to get out of the way, I banked right a little and elbowed him as I went by and let out a good, "yo, F**K YOU!", scared the women pretty good.

I gotta say, my front 16 watt high beam was good enough to keep us going at almost 25mph comfortably in certain sections. The 19-led NR taillight and my rear helmet blinker works. There are sections of 9W where the shoulder is an entire lane and we had cars passing us halfway into the opposing lane; that's how much room we got. There was this one guy on a tri-bike going the other way when we were going up 9W, we only saw him cause of the 3 pieces of reflective material on his jersey, otherwise he was flat out invisible, scary. We gotta get a bunch of you's to do a night ride, I really enjoyed it.
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What's 2 points to someone who doesn't drive? The points come off after 5 years or so anyways and if you need 'em off sooner, you can take a safety course and have them deducted.

As for the yuppies on the bridge, it's amazing what a suit and some money will do to people. All of a sudden, rules and common courtesy don't apply to them cuz they own the world and have to be reminded that they're d!cks.

I saw a tourist doing some weird chicken dance on the Brooklyn Bridge on Sat. almost get run over by a guy on a bike. The biker's rear wheel came off the ground from having to stop so quick. After that he sat down all quiet like next to his girlfriend who probably wasn't all that impressed anymore.
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why was she still wearing sunglasses? i actually agree with the cop on that one. hehe.
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So when are we going out night riding?
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