Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-19-05, 11:51 PM   #1
crayonsemble
the tall guy.
Thread Starter
 
crayonsemble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: the home of jazz new york city
Bikes:
Posts: 240
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
wild nyc bike experiance

so iam new to the fixed gear bike as i have been riding a single speed these
last few years in nyc. iam going home late saturday night around 2am,and my left foot
shoelace somehow got wrapped around the pedal. with my foot in the clip i couldnt pull
it out and i fell over to my left away from traffic but was still unable to pull my foot out
of the pedal. a passerby in a nice pimped out bentley asked me if i was ok or needed
help and i said i needed a hand getting my foot out of the pedal. he stopped his car
and helped me pull my foot out. as soon as that happens two suv's one black and one
a silver bmw pull into the intersection and light it up with blue and red lights. these are
of course undercover cops but who pops out of the cars are 8 hasidic jews who were
apparently all undercover cops. they flashed me badges and asked if i needed ems.
i said no that i was ok and they all immediatly got back in their cars and sped off very fast.
it was really wild and surreal but the important part was me and my bike were ok.
tonight iam going home on the same street and i see a big fight 3 on 1 and a cat was getting
really messed up being held by two guys and hit in the head with a fire exinguisher, no cops
in sight.
only in ny
crayonsemble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-05, 11:54 PM   #2
they went
wild
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: philly
Bikes: centurion
Posts: 87
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
that cat part is ****ed up
they went is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-05, 11:56 PM   #3
gally99
cripple
 
gally99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: all up in ya grill...
Bikes:
Posts: 467
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
you ever see that movie irreversible? hot damn...
gally99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-05, 11:59 PM   #4
jedi_steve420
Rolling the Hard 6
 
jedi_steve420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Flip Side -- Ottawa/Toronto
Bikes: not enough
Posts: 181
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's some crazy sh*t my friend... Big cities do tend to give birth to the absurd on a massive scale... did you call the cops for the fight? And was there two fights going on 1) three on one with people and 2) two guys hitting a cat with a fire extinguisher? Or by cat do you mean one cool ass MFer dressed in a zoot suit? I'm slightly confused. Either scenario is ****ed up tho and I hope all came out relatively unscathed.
jedi_steve420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 12:03 AM   #5
crayonsemble
the tall guy.
Thread Starter
 
crayonsemble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: the home of jazz new york city
Bikes:
Posts: 240
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jedi_steve420
That's some crazy sh*t my friend... Big cities do tend to give birth to the absurd on a massive scale... did you call the cops for the fight? And was there two fights going on 1) three on one with people and 2) two guys hitting a cat with a fire extinguisher? Or by cat do you mean one cool ass MFer dressed in a zoot suit? I'm slightly confused. Either scenario is ****ed up tho and I hope all came out relatively unscathed.

there was one fight 3 guys beating the hell out of one man so i called the cops but the brother
looked like he was splitting as did the agressors. i split as well, as by cat i mean in the world
of the nyc jazz scene thats what we call each other "cats" means like the same as a person.
crayonsemble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 12:11 AM   #6
jedi_steve420
Rolling the Hard 6
 
jedi_steve420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Flip Side -- Ottawa/Toronto
Bikes: not enough
Posts: 181
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
HOT DANG!!! So like all the jazz musicians in NY dress up like they're in that show cats... that's effin cool!!!!
jedi_steve420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 12:12 AM   #7
jedi_steve420
Rolling the Hard 6
 
jedi_steve420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: The Flip Side -- Ottawa/Toronto
Bikes: not enough
Posts: 181
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh and good on you for calling the cops... 3 on 1 with a fire extinguisher... that **** ain't cool no matter what that cat did.
jedi_steve420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 12:21 AM   #8
HereNT
無くなった
 
HereNT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sci-Fi Wasabi
Bikes: I built the Bianchi track bike back up today.
Posts: 5,073
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I wonder if the guy that stopped was a diplomat or something, and the undercover cops his security detail?
HereNT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 12:23 AM   #9
evanyc
i believe in me
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
the hassidics may have actually been hassidic cops. they maintain their own "police force"
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 12:24 AM   #10
s_9
PINK THUNDER
 
s_9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: BROOKLYN!
Bikes: IRO (track), Aegis (road), Trek (Mtn)
Posts: 999
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
or they coulda been like the hasids in Snatch. Except, not diamond theives.
s_9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 12:27 AM   #11
crayonsemble
the tall guy.
Thread Starter
 
crayonsemble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: the home of jazz new york city
Bikes:
Posts: 240
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by HereNT
I wonder if the guy that stopped was a diplomat or something, and the undercover cops his security detail?
he seemed like a rapper or something
he had a diamond $ sign chain and a fur coat on.
really nice to stop and get out of the car though.
who knows what the cops were all about,it was all over from start
to finish in less then 3 minutes.
crayonsemble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 01:55 AM   #12
boots
flaneur
 
boots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: ankle deep in the gowanus canal
Bikes: IRO Mark V
Posts: 591
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
what are cops doing in bmw suvs?
boots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 02:02 AM   #13
Placid Casual
Senior Member
 
Placid Casual's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: SoCal
Bikes:
Posts: 942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crayonsemble
there was one fight 3 guys beating the hell out of one man so i called the cops but the brother
looked like he was splitting as did the agressors. i split as well, as by cat i mean in the world
of the nyc jazz scene thats what we call each other "cats" means like the same as a person.
Tune in next week on "Catching Up On The Last Hundred Years of American Slang," when we learn that sometimes the word "bad" can mean "good."
Placid Casual is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 02:05 AM   #14
HereNT
無くなった
 
HereNT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Sci-Fi Wasabi
Bikes: I built the Bianchi track bike back up today.
Posts: 5,073
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by boots
what are cops doing in bmw suvs?
That's why I was thinking it was a security detail. But crayonsemble seems to contradict that... So I'm kind of out of ideas on it...
HereNT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 08:19 AM   #15
shishi
Senior Member
 
shishi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: brooklyn, NY
Bikes: Sparton(custon track), Fuji
Posts: 1,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by evanyc
the hassidics may have actually been hassidic cops. they maintain their own "police force"
They are not cops, they are private security that work for jewish communities, but spread out and deal with issues in those areas.

Matt
shishi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 08:31 AM   #16
huhenio
Barbieri Telefonico
 
huhenio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Bikes: Crappy but operational secondhand Motobecane Messenger
Posts: 3,522
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That is crazy!

Hey! I got the cat thing! ... listening to Brian Setzer helps a lot on the slang

(not bad for a non native speaker, EHEHEHEHE!!!)
__________________
Giving Haircuts Over The Phone
huhenio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 09:11 AM   #17
eddiebrannan
Senior Member
 
eddiebrannan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC
Bikes: DW
Posts: 3,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by boots
what are cops doing in bmw suvs?

google nypd hercules
eddiebrannan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 09:16 AM   #18
mrRed
we're here, we steer!!
 
mrRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hassidic jews driving around in beemers is a lil' suspect.
mrRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 09:25 AM   #19
monkey
.
 
monkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Chicago
Bikes: Gios track,Miyata roadie, GT mtb
Posts: 759
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by crayonsemble
a cat was getting
really messed up being held by two guys and hit in the head with a fire exinguisher, no cops
in sight. only in ny
WTF is wrong with people? Was it a tabby? Someone should call PETA on them.
[edit] sorry, haven't had morning coffee yet.[/edit]
monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 10:55 AM   #20
youth
slot machine
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Richmond, VA
Bikes: 2006 Fuji Track
Posts: 608
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
this is why i always double-knot my shoelaces.
youth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 10:56 AM   #21
evanyc
i believe in me
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
sishi, i know they aren't actually cops in the NYPD sense, that's why i put "police force" in quotes... but they are individuals employed to police the hassidic neighborhood. there used to be a lot of issues with them harassing/beating up puerto rican kids in areas where the two populations overlapped
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 11:00 AM   #22
BlindRobert
quien es mas macho?
 
BlindRobert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 334
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Placid Casual
Tune in next week on "Catching Up On The Last Hundred Years of American Slang," when we learn that sometimes the word "bad" can mean "good."
hahahahahahaha
BlindRobert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 11:55 AM   #23
invicta
artistic tricyclist
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Fredericton, Canada
Bikes: 2k3 Norco CRD3, 2k2 Kona Stinky, 2k1 Devinci Cactus, 1984 Norco Eliminator Mk.II, 1973 CCM Mistral, 1980s Peugot Sport SL TT, 2k1 Giant XTC NRS1, 2k Norco VPS Drop, 1992 Specialized Rockhopper
Posts: 316
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
NY is fu*keD up, I was at a bike race (Halifax Crit) in halifax (nova scotia, canada for those that dont know) and was out looking for food the night before at like 1am and ran across a full blown rumble with 2 lines of gang bangers and bats and chains....it was nuts
invicta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 12:08 PM   #24
SirrusPackage
Dirty White Boy
 
SirrusPackage's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Bikes: 2004 Specialized Sirrus Comp, 1984 Raleigh Gran Prix fixed gear conversion
Posts: 150
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by invicta
NY is fu*keD up, I was at a bike race (Halifax Crit) in halifax (nova scotia, canada for those that dont know) and was out looking for food the night before at like 1am and ran across a full blown rumble with 2 lines of gang bangers and bats and chains....it was nuts
Sounds like the Baseball Furies and the Gramercy Riffs. Keep it cool out there, boppers.
SirrusPackage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-05, 12:18 PM   #25
shishi
Senior Member
 
shishi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: brooklyn, NY
Bikes: Sparton(custon track), Fuji
Posts: 1,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by evanyc
sishi, i know they aren't actually cops in the NYPD sense, that's why i put "police force" in quotes... but they are individuals employed to police the hassidic neighborhood. there used to be a lot of issues with them harassing/beating up puerto rican kids in areas where the two populations overlapped
NP, I work in Midwood and they almost run me over on a daily basis, but yeah, they are better cops than the cops.
shishi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:30 PM.