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Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-29-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,544
Posted By walrus1
You got 311 to do something?!!! Usually, they...

You got 311 to do something?!!! Usually, they come by a few hours later and mark the problem as solved. Or they fix the problem months later when they repave a road.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-29-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 924
Posted By walrus1
The question is how you want to die? Run over by...

The question is how you want to die? Run over by an angry taxi on 8th or getting thrown in the river by an angry mob after a clueless jogger runs in front of you. Only one way gets you on the cover...
Forum: Commuting 03-24-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,009
Posted By walrus1
Get a Contour Roam 2 or 3 whichever you can find...

Get a Contour Roam 2 or 3 whichever you can find cheaper. I love my Roam 2 and like my helmet, I just don't feel safe without it. The Roam has great video quality, much better battery than a GoPro...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-24-16, 03:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,904
Posted By walrus1
I'd find another bike shop pronto! While your...

I'd find another bike shop pronto! While your bike might not be the ideal bicycle for that amount of mileage most of what it needs are usual for wear and tear. This guy probably has a bike to sell...
Forum: Commuting 03-15-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By walrus1
Another great reason to give anything you lock up...

Another great reason to give anything you lock up to a few firm shakes before leaving.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 03-15-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,800
Posted By walrus1
Don't park your ****ing cruisers in the ****ing...

Don't park your ****ing cruisers in the ****ing bike lane unless there is an active emergency in which case move them ASAP. Ensure your officers know the traffic law and how ti pertains to bicycles....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-16-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By walrus1
HillRider Thanks for the reply! Do I just take a...

HillRider Thanks for the reply! Do I just take a dab of the repair goop and put it underneath the rubber?

Would it be unsafe to ride the tire as is?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-16-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By walrus1
So 106 views and not a single reply?

So 106 views and not a single reply?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-15-16, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By walrus1
Small nick in sidewall? Or is rubber peeling?

I bought a new Michelin Pro4 Endurance tire to replace one that I blew out when I ran over not one but two shattered beer bottles. :p

Well I went for a ride today came home and during my post ride...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 08-22-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,116
Posted By walrus1
I've had this issue in the past. For a while when...

I've had this issue in the past. For a while when messenger bags were just starting to take off in NYC many places would demand I leave my bag with them. As messenger bags got more prevalent many...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,440
Posted By walrus1
Yeah um you're way off base. REREAD my post...

Yeah um you're way off base. REREAD my post including the part just after you highlighted talking about a protected bike lane. VC propaganda? Really?
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-15, 06:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,440
Posted By walrus1
Yeah... no. I'd keep going straight and take the...

Yeah... no. I'd keep going straight and take the lane rather than go around that thing. Since it causes you to have to merge with cars driving over it at a weird angle. I'm sure it made sense to...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-24-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By walrus1
Urban road since 98%-100% of my commute is via...

Urban road since 98%-100% of my commute is via road. Never had a serious crash only a few bruises. That being said I've had more near misses with pedestrians on the Brooklyn Bridge then anywhere...
Forum: Commuting 07-24-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,690
Posted By walrus1
I have a quart size zipper bag that I keep a...

I have a quart size zipper bag that I keep a travel sized toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, regular deodorant, and if I'm being fancy cologne in. I have a slightly larger than average hand towel...
Forum: Commuting 07-24-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By walrus1
Glad you made it through!

Glad you made it through!
Forum: Commuting 07-24-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,977
Posted By walrus1
Comparatively nice day today! I went down a...

Comparatively nice day today! I went down a street this afternoon that was so gridlocked that all the cars decided to take the bike lane over that was fun... not. I almost got hit by a car that ran a...
Forum: Commuting 07-24-15, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By walrus1
I'm taking a forced hiatus from bicycle commuting soon

After three wonderful years of going almost everywhere I possibly can by bike; I must now take a break. I'm going to be interning for a city agency up in the Bronx and I have to report by 7 AM which...
Forum: Commuting 07-17-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3,375
Views: 126,977
Posted By walrus1
While not a commute I thought I'd share this...

While not a commute I thought I'd share this story with you all. I needed to go west on Chambers so I took the Brooklyn Bridge and not the Manhattan. I met this amazing family of tourists in the bike...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 07-10-15, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,960
Posted By walrus1
I suspect if I put this on my bike in NYC I'd rip...

I suspect if I put this on my bike in NYC I'd rip it off a block or two later. If you don't wear earbuds and look back every once awhile you'll rarely be taken by surprise.
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-13-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,563
Posted By walrus1
I'm sorry what did I miss read? Your statement...

I'm sorry what did I miss read? Your statement "That is often parroted but its not a universal truth by a long shot." Which is actually kinda of insulting or the part where you explicitly state you...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-13-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,563
Posted By walrus1
I've had people make illegal turns in front of me...

I've had people make illegal turns in front of me when I used to hug the curb at reds. It also puts you at increased chance of getting right hook. It makes larger vehicles think they can turn around...
Forum: Commuting 06-13-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,336
Posted By walrus1
Amen!

Amen!
Forum: Commuting 06-13-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,336
Posted By walrus1
My rules are as follows: 1. Yellow, neon...

My rules are as follows:

1. Yellow, neon yellow or black cars equal danger!
2. Out of state plates equal danger.
3. Rear light is always on.
4. Carry bungee cord always.
5. The NYPD is not...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-13-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,563
Posted By walrus1
Where I am it's a bit different then the rest of...

Where I am it's a bit different then the rest of the country. Turns on red in New York City are illegal unless a sign is posted stating otherwise. So I stay in either the bike lane, far right as safe...
Forum: Advocacy & Safety 06-11-15, 01:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,102
Posted By walrus1
kickstart Yep and in the real world taking the...

kickstart Yep and in the real world taking the lane is, when warranted, one of the best things a cyclist can do.


When did the A&S forum become the victim bashing forum? Frankly every time I see...
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