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Old 12-21-05, 01:43 PM   #1
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5th Avenue Skids Competition

While the streets are closed down, we should totally do this.
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Old 12-21-05, 01:48 PM   #2
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Old 12-21-05, 01:49 PM   #3
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yes!!!1

I'm outta this hole in a few hours. who's ridin where?
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Old 12-21-05, 01:55 PM   #4
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I'll come watch, but seeing how I learned to skid 2 weeks ago I wouldnt be much competition...
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im still on training wheels,so im not up to skidding yet.
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Old 12-21-05, 02:21 PM   #6
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Evening ride at 6pm Columbus Circle again.
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Old 12-21-05, 02:31 PM   #7
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Evening ride at 6pm Columbus Circle again.
Is that a general statement, or a 6pm ride to 5th avenue for skids?
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there's a 6PM ride starting at columbus circle which will now feature the first annual Pink Thunder Skid Comp™
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Old 12-21-05, 02:36 PM   #9
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Did i just see Ceya on his patriotic Gianni Motta cruising through 5th/34th carrying a long tube or is there some other stars/stripes frame owner in the city?
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Old 12-21-05, 02:54 PM   #10
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i just skidded 35th to 34th down the hill! boooyeh sister
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Old 12-21-05, 03:06 PM   #11
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If the strike is still on on friday...strike Alleycat?
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Old 12-21-05, 03:11 PM   #12
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omg, im riding a bmx since my **** got jacked, but i would totally be in. i've never ridden an alleycat before but a strike alleycat would rule.
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Old 12-21-05, 03:18 PM   #13
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How is it that this is the only forum that I know of where people are enjoying themselves during the strike instead of being bummed like the other 99% of the commuting public? And yeah, I'm enjoying myself too.
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Old 12-21-05, 03:36 PM   #14
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wait . . . there are other forums?
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Old 12-21-05, 03:37 PM   #15
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I just read a report that 5th and Madison will be open to all traffic minus one lane, can't be?

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F | _ | C K ! ! ! !

alleycat sounds damn good. i'm thinking a combo end of the crazy cristmas week / transit strike alleycat. i've been wearing the same pair of underpants for the past 10 days. one of the preceding statements is false. Vx(Mx > Dx) where Mx = x is a messenger and Dx = x is drunk.

Quantificationally true.

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Old 12-21-05, 03:49 PM   #17
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if someone finds a closed road, let me know.. Im in chinatown and will take my bike there in a heartbeat.
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Old 12-21-05, 04:38 PM   #18
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says the nyc gov site:

Reserved Streets
Certain streets in Manhattan will be reserved for emergency vehicles, buses, commuter vans with passengers, motorcycles, and paratransit ONLY Monday-Friday, 5 am to 8 pm. Reserved streets include (view Reserved Streets):

Street Segments
26th Street 1st Avenue – 12th Avenue
29th Street 1st Avenue – 12th Avenue
49th Street 1st Avenue – 12th Avenue
50th Street 1st Avenue – 12th Avenue

The following streets in Manhattan will be open for traffic at all times, but one lane on each will be reserved for emergency vehicles, buses, commuter vans with passengers, motorcycles, and paratransit ONLY Monday-Friday, 5 am to 8 pm:

Street Segments
5th Avenue East 23rd Street – East 96th Street
Madison Avenue East 23rd Street – East 96th Street
Church Street/Trinity Place South of Barclay Street


more detailed info here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/transitinfo/...rictions.shtml
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wait . . . there are other forums?
that's why i put "that i know of". this is the only applicable forum i know of.
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Old 12-21-05, 07:53 PM   #20
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that's bull**** that they backed off their plan of closing 5th and Madison to general traffic. after only one day? yesterday i was kind of psyched on this strike but today there were FAR more idiots and noobs out there doing really idiotic, noob stuff. far more cars by my estimation, it really is enough to balance out the lack of buses. and now without 5th and Madison being mostly traffic-free... i say screw this, get these obstacles with feet back underground where they belong.
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Old 12-21-05, 08:00 PM   #21
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this strike isn't going to end soon, methinks. they've obviously been planning it for awhile, hence the timing. let's take advantage.
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Old 12-21-05, 08:10 PM   #22
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Thanks for coming out everyone. 5th Ave was open to traffic, so wasn't quite as fun as the first one. I am 50/50 about tommorrow. If I do do it there will be no sound bike, that was a *****.
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Old 12-21-05, 08:17 PM   #23
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that's bull**** that they backed off their plan of closing 5th and Madison to general traffic. after only one day? yesterday i was kind of psyched on this strike but today there were FAR more idiots and noobs out there doing really idiotic, noob stuff. far more cars by my estimation, it really is enough to balance out the lack of buses. and now without 5th and Madison being mostly traffic-free... i say screw this, get these obstacles with feet back underground where they belong.
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Even though 5th was open to traffic I had a fun time riding with you guys. I ended up taking the Brooklyn Bridge home - not the bike path but with traffic. It was a bit lighter than I was expecting so I had to push it to keep up but it was awesome.
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yeah, that was fun as hell, ridin around with a stupid ***** eating grin the whole time. and we even picked up a shopper along the way
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