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Old 03-13-06, 08:26 PM   #1
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Riding in Prospect Park

Currently I'm too lazy to go up to CP for the monday rides that people are talking about, but i live blocks from prospect and i have off all week. Anyone also around here feel like riding? maybe some sprints and stuff but I've been off my bike due to medical for a while so i am still trying to get back in business.
I'm in prospect heights. Hopefully all these rainy day forecasts will go about the same as today's downpour that didn't exist.
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Old 03-13-06, 09:05 PM   #2
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People do races there on Thursdays at 10. Search.
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Old 03-13-06, 09:08 PM   #3
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if ya wanna ride friday during the day i'm down. i'd also be down for a ride wed around 9:30 or 10pm. i've been talking about shishi about doing some riding in the area. there's also the races on thurs for some more intense riding
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I ride at the park daily
get there around 10ish

would be nice to have some fixed company

come on down boys
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Old 03-14-06, 12:56 AM   #5
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Evan-Wed night and Fri[day] sound cool, 3rd st entrance?
Raw- 10 Pm or AM?

The races sound cool, hopefuly I'll be able to do them soon, what are they usually like as far as distance or pace or however you would describe them? I used to club ride, but havent really done any racing, definitely not on the fixed gear, it's still pretty new.
Got it to replace my Allez Comp Cro-Mo that some !$@# sawed in half. They didn't get any parts though, so i put them all on a new frame blah blah blah
and I'm done.
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During the Fall the races were typically 4 lap relays with teams of two (so each person did two laps). Throughout the winter we have been doing two lap individual scratch races as no one wants to stand around waiting in the cold.

The pace can get as fast as a 23-24 mph average.
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Evan-Wed night and Fri[day] sound cool, 3rd st entrance?
Raw- 10 Pm or AM?
AM

was there earlier today

just another day in the gym
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Old 03-15-06, 05:49 PM   #8
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I have to flake out tonight, but i'll be riding during the day rest of the week. I'm on a fixed thats basically all electrical tape - black
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Old 03-15-06, 06:07 PM   #9
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I'll be up for some riding soon as the new frame gets built up.
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It's so sad that I have no idea where Prospect Park is. I think it's within 20 blocks of my house. Damn, i really need to get a life outside of my job. Before I leave NYC I will ride there at least once. Really. One of these weekends when it's actually nice out.
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It's so sad that I have no idea where Prospect Park is. I think it's within 20 blocks of my house. Damn, i really need to get a life outside of my job. Before I leave NYC I will ride there at least once. Really. One of these weekends when it's actually nice out.
Yes, it is a great park. Kinda nice that it is in Brooklyn so not too crazy when the nice weather hits, as opposed to CP.

I am up for riding though in the meantime on my daiily beater.
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Old 03-15-06, 06:37 PM   #12
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Im a loser so im there about 5 days a week so long as i don't get bored and head to zCP, just riding around, and then i go to r&A cycles to drool over some road racing stuff, or b&N to read some books and mags. So whenever this gettogether is, ill be there.
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wait, so is anybody riding there tonight?
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Old 03-23-06, 01:06 PM   #14
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Hey - I've been using noumena9's "lesstraffic+lesssimple" route to get out to propsect park at night and it's pretty good.

Anyone know of a good way back from prospect to any of the lower manhattan bridges during the day? Bedford avenue to the williamsburg bridge is nice at night, but traffic and pollution make for an unhappy rider during the daytime.

I wouldn't an extra 10 miles each way if the ride was nice.
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Vanderbilt Ave, left on Bergen St., right on Smith St (which becomes Jay St). That'll take you to the manhattan bridge.
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That'll take you to the manhattan bridge.
Thanks Yo.

Someone said the MB path is closed? Last time I used it was about 8 weeks ago. Anyone cross the MB recently?

...and bike path is on the south side of the bridge, right?

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duh... I just looked at a map Manhattan and brooklyn bridges are right next to each other on the brooklyn side.

Here's a map to your route
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Thanks Yo.

Someone said the MB path is closed? Last time I used it was about 8 weeks ago. Anyone cross the MB recently?

...and bike path is on the south side of the bridge, right?
I ride the MB daily and it hasn't been closed, nor was it this morning. For the Brooklyn Bridge you'd just need to make a left at Tillary St.
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North side path for bikes, south side for peds - on the manhattan bridge.
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rode it today, as open as always.
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anybody gonna ride tonight? I am hitting the park 7:00/7:30.
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Old 04-10-06, 03:06 PM   #21
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yeah sure
wanna meet up at grand army or something?
is this a before or after dinner ride, like as in do peoplewanna grab food after. i cant stop thinking about food today so i will have to plan accordingly ahead of time.
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anybody gonna ride tonight? I am hitting the park 7:00/7:30.
shishi - if ya bump that up to like 6:30 i'll meet ya there. i just gotta be home by 8 for PRISONBREAK!
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shishi - if ya bump that up to like 6:30 i'll meet ya there. i just gotta be home by 8 for PRISONBREAK!
I can be there at 6:30. Meet at Grand Army Plaza.
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awesome. see ya there.
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It was good meet you both, Dan and Evan.
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