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  1. Thread: iPhone 6

    by Steve B.
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    As an iPhone and iPad user, I admit to being...

    As an iPhone and iPad user, I admit to being completely puzzled as to how people think this - or any phone, is worth waiting on line for.

    OTOH, I gotta hand to Apple for being able to generate...
  2. Thread: iPhone 6

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    Ditto. My 4S battery went 23 months with no...

    Ditto. My 4S battery went 23 months with no issues, then died. Apple replaced it for free under warranty at an Apple store.

    My 2 years of experience with the 4S and now my 5S, as opposed to my...
  3. Thread: iPhone 6

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    Well stated. One thing folks forget about the...

    Well stated.

    One thing folks forget about the Apple vs. Google war, is with Apple, you're the consumer. With Google, you're the product.

    Having recently experienced major slowdowns while...
  4. Thread: iPhone 6

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    As I stated on another post, with Apple you get a...

    As I stated on another post, with Apple you get a good OS with reliable apps on hardware that works but is not cutting edge.

    With Android, especially with manufacturers that tailor the basic...
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    And be prepared for some cold temperatures. ...

    And be prepared for some cold temperatures.

    "They've" been calling for Sept. into Oct. to be unseasonably cold this year, we're probably about 2-3 weeks ahead of the cold temperatures we usually...
  6. Thread: We're #1

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    I'm actually surprised by this. Suffolk has a...

    I'm actually surprised by this. Suffolk has a great deal more quiet and relatively traffic free roads then Nassau, being a much larger county with about the same population, which would make you...
  7. Thread: We're #1

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    You have the Taconic confused with Rt. 100, on...

    You have the Taconic confused with Rt. 100, on which the NCT uses the shoulder on and off for about 2-1/2 miles.

    SB
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    - Hunger Games - To Kill a Mockingbird - Girl...

    - Hunger Games
    - To Kill a Mockingbird
    - Girl with the Golden Tattoo, the Swedish version with Noomi Rapece and the 2 following
    - Cider House Rules
    - The Godfather
    - Lord of the Rings trilogy,...
  9. A few decades ago I was a member of the Long...

    A few decades ago I was a member of the Long Island Bicycle Club (NYC metro area), also known as the "LIBC".

    The club jerseys were these bright yellow things with multiple map outlines of Long...
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    I love telling this story. In the years before...

    I love telling this story.

    In the years before they had a start at Prospect, the route was heading over the TriBorough at around 75 miles or so.

    As I'm carrying my bike up the first set of...
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    Or signage stating "If you carried it in, carry...

    Or signage stating "If you carried it in, carry it out" as is the philosophy on hiking trails.
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    I do the vast majority of my riding on the south...

    I do the vast majority of my riding on the south shore of Long Island and only occasionally encounter that kind of horn blowing and unsafe passing.

    That said, the van driver did not brush past...
  13. Thread: What trail ?

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    WOW, that's a ton of research AK and I thank you...

    WOW, that's a ton of research AK and I thank you for all that.

    I'm cutting and pasting it all to a Word document to save. I suspect this will end up as next year as this summer got away from us,...
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    Good One ! And FWIW, my Sat. ride with an...

    Good One !

    And FWIW, my Sat. ride with an upstate buddy was 6 miles to Cedar Creek, down to TOBAY, back to east bath house at JB, lock bikes, hit the beach, swim, walk, etc.... then to Crabby...
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    Oh Yeah, all the time in the summer on the south...

    Oh Yeah, all the time in the summer on the south shore. Head north in the AM on a nice day into a headwind, by 10:30 on the way back south, the sea breeze is blowing.
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    The trick to riding JB is to pay attention after...

    The trick to riding JB is to pay attention after the last bridge.

    If you have a headwind all the way south from Cedar Creek, then it's a south or SE wind.

    After you cross the last bridge, the...
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    My steel Miyata might get down to 26 if I use the...

    My steel Miyata might get down to 26 if I use the lighter wheels and 23mm tires, dump the rear rack, etc...

    I could care less if it hits 17 mph, which I can do on my carbon, 'cause I know that...
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    As Tom wrote: My first impression was "What...

    As Tom wrote:

    My first impression was "What the hell happened to Canarsie Pier?"

    One word - Sandy. The pier was inundated, as was most of this area and the Parks Dept. hasn't fixed it yet. ...
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    Agree, they are much more efficient at getting...

    Agree, they are much more efficient at getting cars thru an intersection then a light. Less pollution from idling cars as well.

    In the US, few drivers have the driving skills to understand how to...
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    I hear 'ya. It's a lot of those stupid little...

    I hear 'ya. It's a lot of those stupid little things that add up in NYC that can drive you crazy, literally.

    One of my favorites, down near Beach 9 street in the Far Rockaway's is a sign on a...
  21. FWIW and maybe out of your way, but they changed...

    FWIW and maybe out of your way, but they changed Rt107/Newbridge Rd a few years back, south of Hempstead Tpk to Jerusalem, from a 2 lane with no shoulder, to a single lane with left turning lanes as...
  22. When you hit Hempstead Tpk at Park Drive, where...

    When you hit Hempstead Tpk at Park Drive, where do you head ?.

    I went down East Meadow Ave. today and wasn't thrilled, too many parked cars, no shoulder, too busy a road.

    I came up Prospect...
  23. As a fun ride, I explored the new bike paths at...

    As a fun ride, I explored the new bike paths at Eisenhower Park area today.

    - The east side path on Salisbury Park Dr. starts nowhere and ends nowhere. It runs exactly a mile, from the dog run at...
  24. I could be wrong, but I believe the Hempstead...

    I could be wrong, but I believe the Hempstead path has stop signs for path users for each intersection where the path crosses a highway ramp or crossing street, thus the burden and obligation is on...
  25. I alternate between my 17 lbs carbon, my 22 lbs...

    I alternate between my 17 lbs carbon, my 22 lbs steel roadie and my 28 lbs Miyata steel tourer. No question that the carbon rides faster and noticeably feels lighter and I weigh above 200.

    That...
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