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    Thanks. I saw your other thread - hope your...

    Thanks. I saw your other thread - hope your shoulder is feeling better. PS - get yourself a cell phone mount for your handlebars so you can just glance down instead of fishing for something in your...
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    Close call today on Brooklyn Bridge

    Traveling from Brooklyn to Manhattan today I had a close call thanks to another cyclist. Coming off the bridge approaching Center Street I slowed down and stayed on the bike path that bends north...
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    Sorry I should have been clear - I figured the...

    Sorry I should have been clear - I figured the odds of it being someone on here were somewhere in the neighborhood of me going home with Mila Kunis and Angelina Jolie at the same time.

    So please...
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    So you were the guy I saw taking the right lane...

    So you were the guy I saw taking the right lane of the Loop Parkway southbound from Meadowbrook to Pt Lookout today around 11am? Aerobars or not you're not maintaining 55mph. Guy had no idea how...
  5. Where is your office in Manhattan? If it's in...

    Where is your office in Manhattan? If it's in Midtown have you considered taking the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal Brooklyn and then grabbing a Citibike to finish your commute? From Brooklyn to Midtown...
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    Pretty neat data visualization showing use by...

    Pretty neat data visualization showing use by riders with annual memberships vs. those buying a daily/short term pass. I don't know why they are so surprised to see the bikes being used by people as...
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    Apparently someone feels the same way and figured...

    Apparently someone feels the same way and figured out a way to add an electric motor to a citibike.

    How It Feels to Ride an Electric Citibike

    The next thing that surprised me was the speed....
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    Various news outlets are suggesting a rate hike...

    Various news outlets are suggesting a rate hike is coming.

    http://gothamist.com/2014Despite fevered assurances that the bankruptcy of Citi Bike tech manufacturer Bixi would not impact business, it...
  9. http://www.ridethecity.com Ride The City...

    http://www.ridethecity.com

    Ride The City offers you the choice of 3 routes when you enter a start and end point. Safer, Safe and most Direct.

    The Safer route will generally try to keep you on...
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    Bloomberg has a story about some folks who are...

    Bloomberg has a story about some folks who are crowdsourcing a solution to the rebalancing problem.
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    Figured I would post a quick note about...

    Figured I would post a quick note about rebalancing efforts.

    The past week or so I've regularly encountered a guy who apparently has been hired to specifically make sure there are empty docks at...
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    I was on Ocean Parkway yesterday and there was...

    I was on Ocean Parkway yesterday and there was work being done on the north side of the roadway - from the looks of it they were clearing brush and leveling the ground. This was between Tobay and...
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    This Norman Steisel? ...

    This Norman Steisel?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/sex-sting-nabs-ex-city-bigwig-article-1.779903

    Separately I think I saw someone complain about their Trip library being blank. I...
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    I saw two citibike riders getting summonses about...

    I saw two citibike riders getting summonses about a block apart on Eighth Ave this evening near 19th Street. The officers were on mopeds. This is the 2nd time I've seen this happen on Eighth Ave -...
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    ACCOUNT SUSPENDED!! Well this morning much to...

    ACCOUNT SUSPENDED!!

    Well this morning much to my surprise and frustration I was unable to unlock a bike. Called up and had a bad connection but heard something about "your account has been...
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    So there definitely continue to be rebalancing...

    So there definitely continue to be rebalancing issues. The other morning the dock by Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn was empty but for a lone bike with flat. That same afternoon the dock at 31st and...
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    I saw someone on a citibike on 8th ave getting a...

    I saw someone on a citibike on 8th ave getting a ticket yesterday - not sure what for. Presumably for running a red light which both pedestrians and bicyclists do at virtually every intersection...
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    It's definitely inflated a bit. I'd discount...

    It's definitely inflated a bit. I'd discount that by somewhere around 10 to 20% to account for docking/undocking/redocking.

    For example, I've occasionally failed to get a green light indicating...
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    A co-worker and his spouse are getting the annual...

    A co-worker and his spouse are getting the annual pass for this very reason. They ride a bit on some nice roadbikes that they are afraid to leave anywhere. Looks like it might definitely exceed...
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    This was actually at the other LIRR station in...

    This was actually at the other LIRR station in Brooklyn near Atlantic Terminal. Funny. I emailed customer service to let them know about the lack of bikes (also around 8am) not expecting a...
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    The difference being: 1- If I walk to the next...

    The difference being:
    1- If I walk to the next subway station it's just as likely that I will have to wait for the subway there as well :)
    2 - If it's 100 degrees at street level - it's an easy 10...
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    Encountered my first empty bike dock today. I...

    Encountered my first empty bike dock today. I needed to walk a few blocks to the next one where I was able to proceed as usual. I don't know if it's a sign that it's becoming more popular or if...
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    I'm not aware of any mass transit option that...

    I'm not aware of any mass transit option that doesn't lose money FWIW. If NYC charged full freight for subway rides it would be quite a bit more expensive than $2.50 per ride. Of course there would...
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    I rode over the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday morning...

    I rode over the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday morning and then from the Battery up to Penn in the afternoon. The afternoon ride was definitely hot.

    Both rides were courtesy of citibikes. I took...
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    An update of sorts. I haven't had any major...

    An update of sorts. I haven't had any major issues removing or returning any bikes lately. Had some issues with the deraileur on one or two but generally a positive experience. I just checked my...
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