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    Getting back in the swing of things

    Greetings & salutations,

    I haven't commuted in almost two years - or ridden regularly for a great while. I will now have a new commute which will be roughly 6.9 - 7.3 miles, and need to get into...
  2. the pertinent part is "both hands on the...

    the pertinent part is "both hands on the handlebars". If none of those things obstruct you from doing that, or are otherwise a hazard, there shouldn't be a summons "ticket" issued.
  3. And how was making a comment "interfering" with...

    And how was making a comment "interfering" with the cops giving the biker a BS ticket?

    NYC's "finest" at their best......
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    Wow.... those cops should be fired

    Wow.... those cops should be fired
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    Another issue with infrequent car use (once a...

    Another issue with infrequent car use (once a week or less) is that the gas gets stale. The gasoline sold today gets "old" after about a month or two, and can make the cars' engine not work as well...
  6. a folder would solve half of your issue....

    a folder would solve half of your issue....
  7. about 12 years ago I had an internship which was...

    about 12 years ago I had an internship which was a 50 mile drive each way. Morning rush hour wasn't so bad, but evenings were worse, esp. Friday nights. I tried to get out 1/2 hour early....
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  8. Why? I just got a statement from a specialist I...

    Why? I just got a statement from a specialist I recently saw (just a visit - no procedures) and the bill was over $300. Add in even just basic procedures, such as bloodwork, more detailed exams,...
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    I wouldn't worry about it. Just get good...

    I wouldn't worry about it. Just get good lights/reflecors & you'll be fine. You've got a few alternate routes to take, so try them all, see which one(s) work best for you. I wouldn't take a taxi...
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    There are some hills along that route that i can...

    There are some hills along that route that i can remember - - I wouldn't recommend a SS
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    the ex-gas money/insurance/upkeep $$ now goes...

    the ex-gas money/insurance/upkeep $$ now goes towards savings, house stuff, food.....
  12. Think New York too. Saw lots of it last summer...

    Think New York too. Saw lots of it last summer on the Williamsburg Bridge into Manhattan.
  13. when were mens skirts "in style" ?

    when were mens skirts "in style" ?
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    I got as far as "silver mercedes". Don't need to...

    I got as far as "silver mercedes". Don't need to hear any more.
  15. how can one state enforce another states' laws??...

    how can one state enforce another states' laws?? (ie; getting stopped & ticketed in PA for expired NH inspection). PA cop doesn't know NH law. What specific citation of PA law will he use as basis...
  16. my old job had something like that - usually once...

    my old job had something like that - usually once a month. The thing is, you can then tell who "contributed" to the "cause" and who didn't..... ... corporate politics.......
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    My old commute was 13 miles one way. What i...

    My old commute was 13 miles one way. What i noticed is that the bike (chain, wheels, etc) gets very dirty & grimy, with that mileage you're going to put on. Make it a point to clean off the chain &...
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    14 miles - look at google maps & see if you can...

    14 miles - look at google maps & see if you can plan at least one alternate route. I have 3 routes I can take on my 6 1/2 mile commute. Depends on how I feel that day, which streets I take. I...
  19. Looks like everyone commenting is from North...

    Looks like everyone commenting is from North America. Don't know exactly UK law, but it would probably be worth it to spend a hundred quid on a descent solicitor & see what they say.
  20. His bank should have all the electronic transfer...

    His bank should have all the electronic transfer info - If in fact he's giving us the whole, complete situation, the bank should be able to see the $amount, what date, and to what routing/destination...
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    6 1/2 - 7 miles

    6 1/2 - 7 miles
  22. I do everything myself. But then I've been...

    I do everything myself. But then I've been investing for about 15+ years. There's many low-cost mutual funds available from low-cost companies like Trowe Price, Vanguard, American Century, etc. If...
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    You ever carry their growlers on your rear rack? ...

    You ever carry their growlers on your rear rack? I haven't tried it yet...
  24. the rules of the (land) road are a bit different...

    the rules of the (land) road are a bit different from the International & Inland Navigation Rules (water).
  25. get rid of the powerboat & buy a Sunfish...which...

    get rid of the powerboat & buy a Sunfish...which is easily trailerable via bike......I do it!!!
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