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    NYC: Coney Island Ride on 8/31 anyone?

    Going with a small group to Coney Island tomorrow (Sunday). No hammering, just a relaxed ride down to grab some hot dogs. If people are very ambitious maybe continue down to the Rockaways.

    Meeting some people at 36th and 2nd in Manhattan at 11:30, others on the Brooklyn side of Manhattan Bridge around noon.

    Post or PM me if you're coming!

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    Sounds like fun; spoke to Henri as well. Since I am a weight weenie, I will ration my eating on the way and lobby for more dogs on the return

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    Yup, that's what I try to do!

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    20%. I'll let you know if I can do it.
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    20%'s better than 0% - woot!

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    I'll meet you in Brooklyn along the way; have to stop at Bay Ridge Bikes.

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    I wish I had known about this ride, as it sounds like a blast. I hope you all have a great time. If you can find a "fat free" hot dog, eat one for me
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    Matty, we missed you!!! Next time I will call you personally. It was a very fun ride; excellent scenery down by the boardwalk for myself, Air, Noteon, Henria86 and Maury, a new fellow from Queens that Air introduced us to. The hot dog lines were long and everyone in Brooklyn seemed to be in an excellent mood!

    We went further into Sheepshead Bay after and it was wierd how we got "buzzed" by oncoming cyclists in our lane two separate times - really dangerous!

    After, Henri and I stopped by the little cupcake place in Bay Ridge and he treated me to real espresso!

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    I am glad you guys had a great time!!! I'm jealous
    Matty in Brooklyn

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    It's just wrong that my 50-mile day wasn't enough to burn off two Nathan's dogs and fries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noteon View Post
    It's just wrong that my 50-mile day wasn't enough to burn off two Nathan's dogs and fries.
    You rode all that way and ONLY had two dogs and fries? Sheesh!
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    I completely evened out - skipping the fries is key

    Matty - you said your weekend was shot because of overtime, if I knew you were free you totally would have gotten another personal invite. Doh!

    Great day for a ride, thanks all for coming! Sorry I took the long way around - with all the time off and stress lately I needed the extra miles in to get ready for the TA Century next week. Once I cross over the bridge for the second time I'm reminded that yes, I'm tired and a shower sounds better than being creative That and making sure the new wheel is up to the challenges of riding - so far passing with flying colors!

    Those cyclists riding the wrong way while getting angry at us was unreal. It's why we get such a bad name
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyknacks View Post
    You rode all that way and ONLY had two dogs and fries? Sheesh!
    I left my trick stomach in my other body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyknacks View Post
    You rode all that way and ONLY had two dogs and fries? Sheesh!
    Yes, but they were large fries.

    Since everyone complains about Glen's food, I think I'll compain about Nathan's:

    The hot dogs were undercooked
    The fries were undercooked (they're frozen and they don't have enough time in the fryer)
    They ran out of ketchup and mustard, so the dispensers took forever to squeeze a few dribbles out
    They didn't have relish for Henry
    The hot dog buns were soggy from the sauerkraut

    The positives, though did far outweigh the above:
    Women in Coney Island wearing bikinis
    The company
    The weather

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevesurf View Post
    Yes, but they were large fries.

    Since everyone complains about Glen's food, I think I'll compain about Nathan's:

    They ran out of ketchup and mustard, so the dispensers took forever to squeeze a few dribbles out
    Ha - that's like that in the dead of winter too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Air View Post

    Those cyclists riding the wrong way while getting angry at us was unreal. It's why we get such a bad name

    BikeSnob coined a great word for these folks: "bike salmon" They're like fish going upstream - WRONG WAY!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catnap View Post
    BikeSnob coined a great word for these folks: "bike salmon" They're like fish going upstream - WRONG WAY!!!
    Well, these were angry salmon. They weren't just going upstream; they were aiming for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noteon View Post
    Well, these were angry salmon. They weren't just going upstream; they were aiming for us.
    Do you think they were? If so, this could be a dangerous trend, suicide cyclists

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    Yeah, definitely. Air and I were two abreast, me on the street side, and he aimed right for me. I had to drop back and swerve in at the last moment.
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    Yup - if I was on the outside I would have just stopped. Works everytime. Why they had to be a prick I don't know.

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    Next time I'll do that--but I spent all my available decision-making moments deciding not to clothesline him with my elbow.
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    Ha, yeah - that's always a close #2 choice

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    I was just looking at the "what do you guys look like" thread in the Commuting section, and noticing all the people saying they don't have pictures of themselves riding. Next time we do one of these, we should take action pics of each other.
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    Ooo - good idea!

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    Just got back from a mini trip upstate and
    I'm reading these posts about the creeps buzzing you
    going the wrong way in MY neighborhood.
    Typical south Brooklyn mentality I'm ashamed to say.

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