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Old 06-14-05, 02:56 PM   #1
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NYC This Weekend

I'm going to be staying in the Lower East Side for a few days. I can't bring my bike, but I may have an entire day free to ride. Is there an LBS nearby that rents decent bikes by the day? Here all the rental bikes are hybrids with handlebar bags that have something like "Yay Chicago!" written on it. I'm no snob, but a man has his limits. Or if someone has a beater lying around, I wouldn't mind renting from them. Has anyone been to Trackstar recently? What's their Reload stock looking like? Any good shows coming up? Someone said Rogue Wave was going to be there on Thursday. Someone was wrong....
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Old 06-14-05, 03:01 PM   #2
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there are a few "visiting nyc" threads in the archives. I started one a few months back. Go check out Times Up! on Houston St, near Trackstar.
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Old 06-14-05, 04:18 PM   #4
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you can probably borrow a polo bike and ride it around.
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jonathan richman is playing in brooklyn all weekend at north six...
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I'm going to be staying in the Lower East Side for a few days. I can't bring my bike, but I may have an entire day free to ride. Is there an LBS nearby that rents decent bikes by the day? Here all the rental bikes are hybrids with handlebar bags that have something like "Yay Chicago!" written on it. I'm no snob, but a man has his limits. Or if someone has a beater lying around, I wouldn't mind renting from them. Has anyone been to Trackstar recently? What's their Reload stock looking like? Any good shows coming up? Someone said Rogue Wave was going to be there on Thursday. Someone was wrong....

As I did with Adam shoot me a PM and I will be your guide. We have a crit race ..The Harlem Skyscraper..aka "Skinscaper" on father's day at 124th streeet and Madison. What size do you ride?/


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What size do you ride?
argh! I wish the timing of my last trip was better so that you could have asked me that!
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I'd love to play fixed tour guide, but I'm out of commision for now and so is my bike.
Giant Road cones and errant peds has caused me to seperate my shoulder and completely taco my front wheel. Bicycle Station in Brooklyn would probably have something for you. PM Moss who wrenches there and he might be able to hook you up also.
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Old 06-14-05, 09:39 PM   #9
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Is this race open to all? If so, what time does it start? Any check points? Or just a straight race?
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I'd love to play fixed tour guide, but I'm out of commision for now and so is my bike.
Giant Road cones and errant peds has caused me to seperate my shoulder and completely taco my front wheel.

ouch. hope ya heal fast.
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Old 06-14-05, 09:54 PM   #11
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I'd love to play fixed tour guide, but I'm out of commision for now and so is my bike.
Giant Road cones and errant peds has caused me to seperate my shoulder and completely taco my front wheel. Bicycle Station in Brooklyn would probably have something for you. PM Moss who wrenches there and he might be able to hook you up also.
Fixedfiend, welcome to the collarbone club! Heal fast, ride soon.
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ouch. hope ya heal fast.
I thought I broke my collarbone at first but that would've been a good thing as compared to what I really did. Now I look like this:
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Wait, sorry, not the collarbone club! But welcome to the separation club!

Is it painful? Moreso than a collarbone? How long is the recuperation period?
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Wait, sorry, not the collarbone club! But welcome to the separation club!

Is it painful? Moreso than a collarbone? How long is the recuperation period?
probably 4 to 6 weeks of some painful rehab. They want you moving the shoulder as much pain as you can bear to keep flexibility.
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probably 4 to 6 weeks of some painful rehab. They want you moving the shoulder as much pain as you can bear to keep flexibility.
Sounds similar to me. I've been riding on my collarbone anyway and flexibility has been decent though still limited. What I hate most? Sleeping on my back. I feel your pain.

Monkey's a good guy, take good care of him NYC'ers - plus he has a sexy Gios track bike.
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Stop by 49 houston on a thursday, and I will gladly show you around.
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Ceya + Badass: PM's sent. Naz, thanks for the good word. The urge to move to NYC gets stronger every time I visit.
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What's their Reload stock looking like?
If you have the time and the money to do it, you should head to Philly and visit Reload. I was there a couple of weeks ago and stopped by Reload and picked up a frame pad. They have a really nice space in the Northern Liberties section of the city.

It is a hour and 20 minutes via Amtrak (expensive) and a little over 2 hours doing the New Jersey Transit/SEPTA route (much cheaper). Yet, NYC will probably keep you very busy so you might not have the time.
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Is this race open to all? If so, what time does it start? Any check points? Or just a straight race?

It is a USCF saction race Pro 1,2,3 4, and Masters and Citizens race.

NO Messenger style Alley cats!

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If you have the time and the money to do it, you should head to Philly and visit Reload. I was there a couple of weeks ago and stopped by Reload and picked up a frame pad. They have a really nice space in the Northern Liberties section of the city.

It is a hour and 20 minutes via Amtrak (expensive) and a little over 2 hours doing the New Jersey Transit/SEPTA route (much cheaper). Yet, NYC will probably keep you very busy so you might not have the time.
$10 for the chinatown bus.
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To Philly..10 bucks WOW!!


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