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Old 11-03-06, 08:32 AM   #1
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NYC: Times Up! Rides

Central Park Moonlight Ride is tonight @ 10 pm. Meet at Columbus Circle. This ride is the first Friday of every month. More details here:

http://www.times-up.org/moonlight.php
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Sounds like fun, but I'm in Brooklyn.
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I'll be there! Look for me with a greenish mountain bike, light blue helmet, two blinkies on the front with yellow bar end tape.

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Old 11-03-06, 08:22 PM   #4
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Sounds like fun, but I'm in Brooklyn.
There's a Prospect Moonlight Ride next week.
http://www.times-up.org/moonlight_prospect.php
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Jyo,
Do the CP rides just go around the park, or elsewhere?
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Do the CP rides just go around the park, or elsewhere?
The ride stays in the park, but is conducted mostly on the walking paths and trails, not the big road loop. It's definitely not a training ride, but more like a relaxed social ride in the dark on paths you normally wouldn't ride on during the day.
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Tonight - Riverside Drive!
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wow i didnt think that so many people do this midnight ride

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Sounds like a lot of fun. Unfortunately, as much as I'd love to try this someday, I'm trying to figure out the logistics of it. Friends of the family have an apt. in Manhattan on 50th and 9th, which I could stay at, but getting my bike up to Central Park would be a bit of a challenge since I've:

1. Never ridden in a city before
2. Don't know where the hell I'm going

Ah well....
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Here's easy step by step instructions:

1) PM me
2) Take MetroNorth to Grand Central arriving before 9:30.
3) I'll meet you at Grand Central
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You want me to take my bike on the train from CT to NYC? Ehhhhhhhhh.....

As far as riding in the city, I'd just be worried about getting creamed by some cabbie, truck driver, bus, out-of-state tourist, or anyone not paying attention. I'm sure it's probably not that bad if you're used to it, but I live in a pretty rural area, and while I ride on main roads with a lot of traffic, it's nowhere on the radar compared to NYC. I guess if I had someone to ride with/follow throughout the city, that wouldn't be too bad.
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You want me to take my bike on the train from CT to NYC? Ehhhhhhhhh.....
Why not? I do it all the time on LIRR - same $5 pass is good for life! As for getting creamed by a cabbie - there are many people here that ride all over the city and haven't gotten nailed. A few others who have, but I almost broke my neck falling down a flight of stairs once. I still walk up and down stairs despite the eminent dangers involved
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Central Park Moonlight Ride this Friday @ 10 pm! Meet at Columbus Circle! GuitarWizard, bring yo self!

Central Park Moonlight Ride Fri, Dec 1st, 10:00 pm, Columbus Circle (SW corner of Central Park, at the intersection of Broadway, Central Park South 59th Street, and Central Park West)
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Sounds like a lot of fun. Unfortunately, as much as I'd love to try this someday, I'm trying to figure out the logistics of it. Friends of the family have an apt. in Manhattan on 50th and 9th, which I could stay at, but getting my bike up to Central Park would be a bit of a challenge since I've:

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2. Don't know where the hell I'm going

Ah well....
We're talking nine city blocks from your friend's apartment to West 59th Street. Even the carriage horses can do it with their blinkers on There's even a bike lane that runs up Eighth Avenue. What more could you ask for? Maybe a Pedicab escort?
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I was just looking at that last night - I didn't realize Central Park was so close, actually....

A bunch of us are going to NYC Saturday morning, so Friday is out .
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GW, That part of the city is chock full of Tourists this time of year. You'll feel right at home! Seriously, riding in the city is no big deal. Just take your time & have fun. No, it's nothing like riding in a rural area. Just be prepared to do a fair amount of trackstands or clipping & unclipping.
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I'd love to be there, but it's a minimum 16 hrs drive! One way!
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Yeah, these rides have some fun people that show up. No ego, just fun.
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I'd love to be there, but it's a minimum 16 hrs drive! One way!
So ride your bike here and get here faster!
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Gaahhh!!! I should've brought my camera and mtb. We stopped at Belvedere Castle and the pond and both were picture postcard beautiful. Plus we did a little off-roading which is where the mtb would've came in handy.
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Memorial ride for Eric Ng, the rider killed on the Hudson Greenway.

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They'll be some sort of post-ride get together on Saturday also Prospect Park at night.
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December 17th - Lights in the Heights. Meet at the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge. Join us for a fun and leisurely ride to see the "miracle mile" of Christmas Lights and decorations in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. The spectacular displays draw 150,000 visitors a year who come from as far away as Japan. So come prepared with bicycle bells ringing to the tune of Jingle Bells.
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Bump for tomorrow - anyone thinking of going to this? Sounds like a lot of fun!
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Wow that was fun!
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