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    Yes, this is terrible and tragic, and the...

    Yes, this is terrible and tragic, and the incident should be investigated and the cyclist should be held accountable. But that's one cyclist killing one person in five years. An that somehow means...
  2. Try ridewithgps.com; it's free to open an...

    Try ridewithgps.com; it's free to open an account. Other websites will do as well. Map your route, and it will instantly tell you the elevation gain.
  3. You said that already. So at the risk of...

    You said that already. So at the risk of answering redundancy with redundancy, again I ask, what style points? I'd say that commuter style mandates lights and reflectors on a bike ridden after dark. ...
  4. Thread: 50% Car Free

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    I last drove in 2009. I don't remember the time...

    I last drove in 2009. I don't remember the time before that, so let's presume 2005, which seems like a reasonable guess. So to halve the frequency, I can drive again in 2017.
  5. Apple still sells 3 other models of mp3 players,...

    Apple still sells 3 other models of mp3 players, so they're hardly dead. And why would anyone need a 64 gig iPhone, if not to store media files? mp3 players were once cutting edge, and Apple could...
  6. Why clipless pedals? If you like them, go for it,...

    Why clipless pedals? If you like them, go for it, I have nothing against them. But I personally find platforms more suitable for stop and go traffic, and you can wear whatever shoes you want, which...
  7. Thread: We're #1

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    Indeed. From the Bicycling article...

    Indeed. From the Bicycling article:


    I read this as Bicycling Magazine's attempt at a bit of advocacy, by nudging the city to keep up the momentum begun under the last mayor to promote cycling....
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    I take bridges all the time on the Brompton; it's...

    I take bridges all the time on the Brompton; it's no different than climbing them on any other bike, though on my three speed, I'm geared kind of high, so I tend to grind.



    I can just make up...
  9. My longest ride thus far on the Brompton is 79...

    My longest ride thus far on the Brompton is 79 miles. I ride 30-60 miles pretty routinely. I logged 4200 miles on it last year, and I didn't accumulate them all on my 3 mile commute. Until a few...
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    Fine, call it hyperbole. Driving through the...

    Fine, call it hyperbole. Driving through the tunnel with the windows down is dreadfully unpleasant.

    I once rollerbladed through the Lincoln Tunnel for some charity thing. That was pretty cool.
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    Errr..., no. No bicycles in the tunnels. Aside...

    Errr..., no. No bicycles in the tunnels. Aside from getting squashed like a bug, you'd asphyxiate.
  12. How do you manage the movie theater? I haven't...

    How do you manage the movie theater? I haven't tried, but that's one place I haven't figured out where I'd put the bike during the show. The other place I've had trouble is museums. Around here...
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    I've been thinking about riding to Philly, but a...

    I've been thinking about riding to Philly, but a couple of things give me pause, aside from just not getting around to it, so I'm interested in how you did it.

    First, how did you get through...
  14. See here re tickets for cyclists in New York: ...

    See here re tickets for cyclists in New York:

    DMV Cheating Cyclists With Unlawful Surcharges and License Points | Streetsblog New York City

    Cyclists ticketed for traffic violations should not...
  15. How do to the real life battery runtimes compare...

    How do to the real life battery runtimes compare with the times stated in the specs (2 hrs. high, 4 hrs. med., 8 hrs. low and flash)? They don't list lumens for med. or low beam; I wonder what those...
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    Hey, if the New York Giants can play in New...

    Hey, if the New York Giants can play in New Jersey, and still be the New York team, riding 9W can be a "training ride in New York." Pedantic much?

    Now, he/she says it's 24 miles away and...
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    At the risk of dignifying this spam with a...

    At the risk of dignifying this spam with a response, I was in an accident recently, and the ambulance came. I was bloody and a bit out of it, but fully conscious and ambulatory. The EMTs asked if I...
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    Thanks Papa for the tip. Lunch in Woodbury it is...

    Thanks Papa for the tip. Lunch in Woodbury it is then. I make the detour around Kings Park as MarkWW suggested due to construction on Pulaski. The jog onto Oakwood is an artifact of letting Google...
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    You can see the route as it stands by following...

    You can see the route as it stands by following the link at the top of the thread. I basically incorporated your suggestions, and MarkWW's detour around Kings Park. I'm guessing somewhere around the...
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    I'm reviving this old thread cause I might...

    I'm reviving this old thread cause I might finally get around to doing this ride, if all goes well, the weekend after Labor Day. I've been waylaid by this or that all summer.

    One more question:...
  21. Thread: Polar Vortex

    by wilfried
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    It's been remarkably cool and dry most of the...

    It's been remarkably cool and dry most of the time this summer in NYC. Just this morning they reported on the news that it's in fact an average summer, with average temps a degree or two above the...
  22. In related news, a pedestrian was killed by a...

    In related news, a pedestrian was killed by a cyclist for the first time since 2009 in NYC, also in Central Park. He was 75, and as turns out, an active member of the NYCC.

    Irving Schachter...
  23. How was it difficult to work on 10 speed chains?...

    How was it difficult to work on 10 speed chains? Was the Topeak better?

    I discovered this, which is supposed to work on single speed and multi-speed:

    TopeakŪ - Universal Chain Tool

    Does...
  24. Chain Tool for Single Speed and 10 Speed Chain

    I'm a noob slowly accumulating tools. I've replace my chain using a multitool, but now I think I'm ready for a proper chain tool. This seems like a simple matter, however... I have a bike with an...
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    I could have a lot to say, but I'll start with...

    I could have a lot to say, but I'll start with these bits:



    I ride this weekly to get up to Inwood, usually going north, and it's not at all a problem, and the Harlem River Drive is one of my...
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