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Forum: Northeast 05-07-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,365
Posted By FrankieV
Same for me. Tour de Brooklyn was so slow, I...

Same for me. Tour de Brooklyn was so slow, I ventured off on my own.
In my opinion the best borough tour is the Tour de Bronx. I do it every year.
Forum: Northeast 05-05-14, 06:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,365
Posted By FrankieV
Thanks for the video. I didn't make it this...

Thanks for the video. I didn't make it this year.
With the new staggered starts, were there any bottlenecks?
Forum: Northeast 10-27-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By FrankieV
Tour de Bronx

I don't know if anyone on Bike Forums does the Tour de Bronx.
If you don't, you should do it next year.
It begins at the steps of the Bronx County Building and ends at the Bronx Botanical Gardens....
Forum: Northeast 10-01-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By FrankieV
This could have happened anywhere. The guy was...

This could have happened anywhere.
The guy was deranged.
But yes, always a good idea to be alert!
Forum: Northeast 09-14-13, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By FrankieV
I marshaled the 55 from Prospect Park. The...

I marshaled the 55 from Prospect Park.
The weather was great for riding and the riders were pretty well stretched out.
Someone I know started the 55 at Central Park and said that there was a 1/2...
Forum: Northeast 09-08-13, 04:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,674
Posted By FrankieV
There are some deserted stretches in that area. ...

There are some deserted stretches in that area.
There was a time when I would switch to Riverside Drive but once the entire Greenway was finished, I stayed on it to the GW.
I may go back to...
Forum: Northeast 07-22-13, 01:46 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 32,526
Posted By FrankieV
I think "they" as well as I, underestimated it's...

I think "they" as well as I, underestimated it's usefulness and popularity.
Not knowing anything about bike sharing, I thought it would be a complete flop. But I've heard so many stories about how...
Forum: Northeast 07-15-13, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By FrankieV
You're right. I assumed because I was such a...

You're right. I assumed because I was such a longtime loyal customer I would be charged a fair price. Silly me.
Forum: Northeast 07-11-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By FrankieV
I wouldn't have complained or mentioned the shop...

I wouldn't have complained or mentioned the shop if I wasn't absolutely sure.
Same exact tire and not even close in price.
They charged list ($70) as opposed to the most expensive price online...
Forum: Northeast 07-08-13, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By FrankieV
I supported my LBS and got screwed big time. I...

I supported my LBS and got screwed big time.
I blew out a tire and need a set before the weekend. So I headed to Roy's Bikes in Brooklyn where I've spent over $7500 on my bikes over the last few...
Forum: Northeast 06-27-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By FrankieV
Thanks cyclerock and madone. I'm always looking...

Thanks cyclerock and madone. I'm always looking for a different ride.
I normally ride from Brooklyn to Nyack via Manhattan and the GW.
I drive through S.I. all the time but never cycle through...
Forum: Northeast 06-03-13, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By FrankieV
I rode on Thursday, Friday and Sunday for a total...

I rode on Thursday, Friday and Sunday for a total of about 80 miles.
I hear you about the headwinds, but it's been such a long winter and crappy spring that I'll take the heat and wind.
Forum: Northeast 05-25-13, 08:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
Posted By FrankieV
Not such good news. Read here:...

Not such good news.

Read here: http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2013/05/bike-path-will-be-closed-in-final-leg-of-plumb-beach-repair/

Some cyclists ride the entrance lane to the parking lot but...
Forum: Northeast 05-06-13, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By FrankieV
Absolutely. The other heart attacks I remember...

Absolutely.
The other heart attacks I remember hearing about on the QB bridge, didn't result in a death.
Forum: Northeast 05-05-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 756
Posted By FrankieV
Here's some additional info on that. ...

Here's some additional info on that.
Unfortunately, that bridge and the approach to that bridge have casued more than one heart attack that I know about....
Forum: Northeast 04-25-13, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By FrankieV
[/QUOTE] Is that on weekends also? I know...

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Is that on weekends also?
I know it was just for weekdays.
Forum: Northeast 02-22-13, 03:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,138
Posted By FrankieV
Glad you take the time to enjoy our city. We...

Glad you take the time to enjoy our city.
We New Yorkers take all this stuff for granted.
Forum: Northeast 01-25-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,138
Posted By FrankieV
NYC Century in September is a more enjoyable ride!

NYC Century in September is a more enjoyable ride!
Forum: Northeast 11-07-12, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By FrankieV
We got hit pretty hard here in Sheepshead Bay...

We got hit pretty hard here in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn.
Just got TV and internet service back today.
Power came back on Thursday or Friday. Same with heat and hot water.
Lots of people and...
Forum: Northeast 10-29-12, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By FrankieV
I was hoping for a trip to Bear Mt. before the...

I was hoping for a trip to Bear Mt. before the leaves were completely gone but Sandy has taken care of that.
Forum: Northeast 10-26-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 849
Posted By FrankieV
I took a nice 40 mile ride today in anticipation...

I took a nice 40 mile ride today in anticipation that I won't be riding for a few days.
This storm will definitely affect us, we just don't know how bad.
Forum: Northeast 10-16-12, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 429
Posted By FrankieV
I marshaled the 40 and rode the front line behind...

I marshaled the 40 and rode the front line behind the pace car until I flatted.
It was a pretty quick pace for the first half of the ride, about 18 - 22 mph.

The last 20 miles had lots of...
Forum: Northeast 09-29-12, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,294
Posted By FrankieV
Absolutley not! I drove 2 hours to do the Tour...

Absolutley not!
I drove 2 hours to do the Tour of the Hamptons last weekend.
Forum: Northeast 09-27-12, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By FrankieV
Somehow the weather is always "iffy" when I sign...

Somehow the weather is always "iffy" when I sign up for this ride.
Did it in the rain one year.
This year I'll wait until Saturday night to decide.
Forum: Northeast 09-26-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By FrankieV
The key word is "PACELINES"!

The key word is "PACELINES"!
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