Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Manhattan / Vancouver
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West coast Canadian moving to NY, do i bring my tarck bike?
I'll be moving to Manhattan pretty soon, and I'm trying to figure out what to bring from my stable of bikes here in Vancouver.
I can only take one or two, so I've narrowed it down to the track bike, or the BMX.
I guess I'm looking for advice from New Yorkers who are familiar with riding both types.
It looks the the street BMX scene is pretty huge out there, but I'm not up on American law, and what sort of trouble I can get in riding like that. I'll be living up on 112th st, and google street view makes it look like a pretty calm neighborhood (being close to Columbia U and all)
Of course if I ONLY brought my track bike I'd probably be yearning to ride BMX, and visa versa.
So let me know guys. Whats it like out there? I'm nervous about this move and want to make the right choices. I presently ride brakeless in the worst of Vancouver traffic and hills, so I'm not too worried about a bunch of yellow cars.. but this stuff is on my mind right now...
Are there any local forums I should check out? I've already applied for NYfixed.
Oh.. and I'm stoked to check out the car free days! They happen right after I arrive in your city