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WNYC got me: Manual bicycle ban in New York

Old 04-01-24, 09:58 AM
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WNYC got me: Manual bicycle ban in New York

Oh my goodness guys I almost just had an anuerysm listening to the Brian Lehrer show; he said they were imposing a ban on manual bikes and only e-bikes would be allowed because of public safety, health, etc.

I was so mad for about 3 minutes and then I remembered what today is and now I'm cracking up. Anyway I just had to unpack that real quick; can you imagine if that were real?
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I was getting ready to have a fit
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The problem in the USA today is that April Fools pranks are now too credible.
IKR. One that got me many years ago was in Adventure Cycling’s magazine. There was a short review of a book detailing the history of the spoke nipple allegedly written by a Swede. The review was written very convincingly, and I could imagine some bike dork writing a book like that. It wasn’t until I read another absurd blurb on the same page that I realized what was going on. I emailed the organization to tell it “Good one!”. Someone wrote back to tell me lots of members had written to admit they had fallen for it.
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