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    Because I live in NYC, and most New Yorkers are....

    Because I live in NYC, and most New Yorkers are. :lol: Especially in Manhattan, where the number of households that own cars hovers somewhere around 20%. There may be down sides to living in the...
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    Just cause I feel the need to kvetch, last...

    Just cause I feel the need to kvetch, last Saturday they decided to close the pedestrian/cycle routes on all bridges for the 4th of July. I crossed from Manhattan to Brooklyn, saw a bunch of cops on...
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    All Census numbers are self reported, including...

    All Census numbers are self reported, including number of people in a household, and from that the total US population. That doesn't make the number meaningless. Is it completely accurate? Of course...
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    No. The numbers come from the American Community...

    No. The numbers come from the American Community Survey, the Census Bureau's annual sample questionnaire (as opposed to the Decennial Census, when they count everyone). Have a look at this report...
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    NYC went through a major period of "bikelash"...

    NYC went through a major period of "bikelash" when Citi Bike was announced, with people going to batsh$! crazy over the prospect of bike share, and by extension, bikes in general. The system was on...
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    Bridgeport to NYC?

    In a couple of weeks I'll be heading to Port Jefferson on Long Island for the weekend. If the weather cooperates, my plan is to ride there, and then take the ferry to Bridgeport, CT and head back...
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    I ride folding bikes (a Brompton and a Tern), and...

    I ride folding bikes (a Brompton and a Tern), and getting the pedals to take clips would be rather an ado, and they might get in the way of folding and carrying the bikes, so I never bothered. So I...
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    Yup, I did that, and they are indeed awesome. I...

    Yup, I did that, and they are indeed awesome. I called and explained, saying that it's out of warrantee. He said it would cost $20 plus parts to fix. But then mentioned in passing that I'd sent it in...
  9. Is aixaix still around? Did anything come of the...

    Is aixaix still around? Did anything come of the coop idea?
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    Specs from Cygolite: Med (350 lm): 2:15 hrs...

    Specs from Cygolite:

    Med (350 lm): 2:15 hrs
    High (500 lm): 1:30 hrs
    Low (80 lm): 10 hrs
    SteadyPulse™: 3 hrs
    DayLightning™: 6 hrs
    Walking: 30 hrs

    I wish they had one more step at 200-250....
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    Cygolite Metro 550?

    I've been riding with a Niterider Minewt Mini 350 for the last several years, and I've been pretty happy with it. However, tonight I got caught in a major downpour. A few hours later as I set of for...
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    I wore gloves for a while, and heard people talk...

    I wore gloves for a while, and heard people talk about comfort, padding, cutting road buzz, etc., but found that the really didn't do anything for me. Wearing them didn't feel any different than not...
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    NYC Hudson River Greenway Closures

    Heads up Manhattan cyclists, there will be more disruptions on the Hudson River Greenway, lasting all summer. This in infuriating.

    Just in Time for Summer, Two Big Detours on the Hudson River...
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    "The Philadelphia Bike Story"

    Another shout out to Philadelphia, which apparently has the highest bike commuter rate of any city with population over 1M in the US. Who knew?

    Streetfilms | The Philadelphia Bike Story
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    Citi Bike Could Expand to 86th Street This Summer...

    Citi Bike Could Expand to 86th Street This Summer | Streetsblog New York City

    Is it possible, could it be, that we'll get bike share up to 86th St. this summer? Will I be able go to the museums...
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    Is this a poor man's Rivendell? Seeing as it's...

    Is this a poor man's Rivendell? Seeing as it's actually a Rivendell:

    Clem Smith Jr. Complete PRESALE

    At ~$1500 it's not a poor man's anything, but it's a lot cheaper than any other Rivendell,...
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    Philadelphia Bike Share

    Hey Philly folks, I hear you now have bike share! :) I don't live in Philly, but I visit a few times a year, so I'm interested, and I'm interested in all things bike share (the promise of bike share...
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    Some news about Citibike in Crain's, now that...

    Some news about Citibike in Crain's, now that it's under new management:

    Citi Bike turnaround: so much promise, so many problems

    I also got an email saying that they're upgrading all docks and...
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    I'll just make my own cue sheet, or put the route...

    I'll just make my own cue sheet, or put the route on a Garmin.
  20. Thread: Life Paint

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    it washes off, and lasts about a week (according...

    it washes off, and lasts about a week (according to their website), so you have to keep reapplying it. That could get tedious, and expensive.
  21. Thread: Bells. Again.

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    I have to admit, I have one, though I think I...

    I have to admit, I have one, though I think I paid something like $35 for the cheaper silver version when it was Kickstarter campaign. It is an overengineered, artisanal, hipsterish sort of thing,...
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    Since they didn't block roads to cars, or...

    Since they didn't block roads to cars, or anything like that, I presume there's no reason one couldn't do this route on any other weekend? One of these days I'll give it a go.
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    How was the ride? I thought briefly about going,...

    How was the ride? I thought briefly about going, but I had other things going on. It's the only borough where I haven't ridden.
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    I gave a coworker permission to shoot me if I...

    I gave a coworker permission to shoot me if I ever show up to work in lycra. It's in writing.

    My favorites are merino wool t-shirts I got at a deep discount, though at ~$35 they're still kinda...
  25. 444403 Pretty much has me pegged, right down...

    444403

    Pretty much has me pegged, right down to the Brompton, but without the ankle straps. And beard. And I'm Asian, so sometimes I get taken for a delivery guy.
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