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05-19-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 813
Posted By vol

It will only take one report of a serious bike...

It will only take one report of a serious bike accident for many newbies to stop riding...
05-19-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 813
Posted By vol

I suppose part of the reason was people avoiding...

I suppose part of the reason was people avoiding taking public transportation, not just exercising.
05-18-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 813
Posted By vol

The other day I saw someone spending a good while...

The other day I saw someone spending a good while wiping the handlebars of a Citi bike (NYC) before riding it.
05-18-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,805
Posted By vol

Thanks. Good to know, and good to see some input...

Thanks. Good to know, and good to see some input from sources not motivated by sales.
05-15-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By vol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRavRW4hb14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRavRW4hb14
05-15-20, 01:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,805
Posted By vol

Here is an article on this: When Do Bicycle...

Here is an article on this: When Do Bicycle Helmets Expire? (https://bicycle2work.com/when-do-bicycle-helmets-expire/)
It says about 5 years.


My question is: What about a brand new helmet...
05-04-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,639
Posted By vol

I can't wear a mask and sunglasses at the same...

I can't wear a mask and sunglasses at the same time. The sunglasses gets foggy. So I bring masks with me and wear one when I can/need. I find it a bad idea to stuck the mask under my chin, because...
04-13-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,639
Posted By vol

Not sure if anyone mentioned this: ...

Not sure if anyone mentioned this:
https://www.bicycling.com/news/a32097735/coronavirus-viral-simulation/
04-12-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,000
Posted By vol

Today on my ride on the Hudson Greenway as I...

Today on my ride on the Hudson Greenway as I passed by where the USNS Comfort Hospital was docked, the two soldiers guarding the entrance waved to me with big smiles. I totally didn't expect, waved...
04-11-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,639
Posted By vol

Would you wear a mask riding here (5th Avenue in...

Would you wear a mask riding here (5th Avenue in Manhattan)?

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20200411_5th_ave_a_09487a85d8d6485f1877f9951dc8f6eb9f947110.jpg
04-11-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,000
Posted By vol

I find it's much safer now to ride on the streets...

I find it's much safer now to ride on the streets and avenues than bike paths in Manhattan. There are few vehicles on the streets, so less danger of being hit. On the Hudson Greenway there are many...
04-06-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By vol

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8191035/D...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8191035/Data-scientist-reveals-EYE-PAIN-symptom-Covid-19.html
04-06-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By vol

Did the lost of smell and taste come at the...

Did the lost of smell and taste come at the beginning, or after the other symptoms? (also wonder if patients with the same group of symptoms developed them in the same order)
04-06-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,867
Posted By vol

That's horrible. Hope the father recovers. Did...

That's horrible. Hope the father recovers. Did the two younger ones recover by doing nothing whatsoever?
(p.s. I don't have anyone close to contract it, but just found out from FB that someone I...
04-05-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,000
Posted By vol

I read this yesterday: ...

I read this yesterday:
https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2020/04/03/coronavirus-protection-how-masks-might-stop-spread-through-coughs/5086553002/
04-04-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,000
Posted By vol

This afternoon I was riding on the Hudson...

This afternoon I was riding on the Hudson Greenway in Manhattan. Quite a lot of people. Things were well except at one point, as I was north bound on the road, in front of Pier 40, one cyclist south...
04-03-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,000
Posted By vol

Mainly if they open their mouth or blow their...

Mainly if they open their mouth or blow their nose while passing us. I was riding on the Hudson Greenway last weekend and another cyclist called out "On your left!" toward me while already in the...
04-01-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,867
Posted By vol

Thank you Doug for sharing and for your advice....

Thank you Doug for sharing and for your advice. This is hitting home now. Hope your cycling body helps you get through this and recover soon. Were you hospitalized and then returned home after...
03-31-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,482
Posted By vol

They could have made it a sticky instead of...

They could have made it a sticky instead of moving to a hidden corner.
03-30-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,482
Posted By vol

On weekends it's super safe to ride bike and run...

On weekends it's super safe to ride bike and run red lights here in Manhattan :D. Weekdays also not bad. It seems the drivers are nowalso more careful/friendly in this troubled time where we are all...
03-24-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,482
Posted By vol

The advantage of riding one's own bike as opposed...

The advantage of riding one's own bike as opposed to shared bike is apparent in the pandemic.
03-23-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,482
Posted By vol

With all the gyms closed, cycling is about the...

With all the gyms closed, cycling is about the only joy we could afford now.
03-23-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,000
Posted By vol

Last Saturday I rode along the two rivers in...

Last Saturday I rode along the two rivers in Manhattan via Battery Park. Not many people, but the best thing is, very few vehicles anywhere, so for example even when it's red light for me I could...
03-17-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,173
Posted By vol

I've had many orders from China (a recent one was...

I've had many orders from China (a recent one was mailed from Thailand btw). What I do is to spray rubbing alcohol on the item (I do the same on computer mouse and keyboard that others may have used,...
03-17-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 30,000
Posted By vol

I hope cycling will be allowed. The gyms are...

I hope cycling will be allowed. The gyms are closed, cycling is one of the few and best ways to exercise and enjoy life outdoor especially as the weather gets warmer and warmer. That said, it's time...
01-01-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,557
Posted By vol

:twitchy: I see there are more than a couple of...

:twitchy: I see there are more than a couple of videos of similar accidents following that video. I don't like to say this, but can't help after watching: some seem to be candidates for Darwin award.
12-25-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,557
Posted By vol

I missed the earlier thread. Just happened to see...

I missed the earlier thread. Just happened to see the video.



I think if she had read the many posts here about the danger of trucks at intersections she'd be more vigilant and watch for the...
12-24-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,557
Posted By vol

In case someone would like to know, the very...

In case someone would like to know, the very accident:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7zrOg5GdvE
12-23-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,421
Posted By vol

Agree. Also the dark bridge tunnels and the...

Agree. Also the dark bridge tunnels and the curves of the road affect visibility a lot. Vehicles don't slow down for that.



Good point! The parks should be more for pedestrians and cyclists...
12-23-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,421
Posted By vol

As can be seen in the video, if not taking the...

As can be seen in the video, if not taking the lane, the cyclist would have to ride extremely close to the curb, so it's possible he hit the curb and not ice. I read a lot of online comments blaming...
12-22-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,421
Posted By vol

I was going to say the same. I rode on the 79th...

I was going to say the same. I rode on the 79th st. transverse a couple times. Once I thought it too risky, so I rode on the very narrow curb, but almost had a flat because of all the garbage on the...
12-20-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,060
Posted By vol

Most of my closest calls were when a truck or bus...

Most of my closest calls were when a truck or bus made a close pass by me. Sometimes it's mirror of a wide truck/van almost hitting me.
12-20-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,421
Posted By vol

Not clear whether he hit the ice or the curb: ...

Not clear whether he hit the ice or the curb:

https://abc7ny.com/cyclist-dead-run-over-by-school-bus-in-central-park-transverse/5765696/

...
12-19-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,421
Posted By vol

Some pictures of that transverse (it's from 2007...

Some pictures of that transverse (it's from 2007 but should be about the same today):
97th Street Transverse Road Bridge (BIN 2246270)...
12-18-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,421
Posted By vol

I used to bike commute on roads full of vehicles...

I used to bike commute on roads full of vehicles in the evening even in the days after snow when there was rock-hard ice on roadside and tell people with pride. I thought the ice covered with dusts...
12-18-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,421
Posted By vol

Cyclist killed on transverse through Central Park

The cyclist, a doctor, skipped on ice, fell, and was hit by a school bus this morning. He was riding on the transverse on the 97th st. through Central Park in Manhattan....
09-14-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 28,556
Posted By vol

Has anyone read this yesterday? Woman says two...

Has anyone read this yesterday? Woman says two men threw her off CitiBike, brutally beat her in Midtown attack...
08-22-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,972
Posted By vol

New bike lanes planned near Coney Island Avenue...

New bike lanes planned near Coney Island Avenue after cyclist's death (https://www.amny.com/transit/bike-lanes-coney-island-1.35382237)

Don't see how unprotected bike lanes could have saved that...
08-16-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,972
Posted By vol

The 2nd video shows two black cars crossed the...

The 2nd video shows two black cars crossed the intersection soon after and the drivers got out to walk toward the accident spot, probably to help; one was probably the one that shot the video.
08-14-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,972
Posted By vol

Thanks, good to know. I'll add this to the list...

Thanks, good to know. I'll add this to the list of safety measures to keep in mind. So many unpredictable happenings could occur at an intersection (not to say they don't happen elsewhere--e.g. taxi...
08-14-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,972
Posted By vol

By the safety cautions discussed here I meant...

By the safety cautions discussed here I meant obviously the safety measures adopted by cyclists, e.g. lights, helmets, mirrors, taking the lane, avoiding right hooks and left crosses, keeping...
08-13-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,972
Posted By vol

Car runs red light => hits SUV => cyclist dies

It seems none of the safety cautions that have been discussed here could have prevented this (safety-conscious) cyclist's death.

Just happened on Coney Island, NY: An 18 year old driver ran red...
Forum: Northeast
07-13-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,001
Posted By vol

Had not ridden there for a long time.... This...

Had not ridden there for a long time.... This evening I rode on the Hudson Greenway from around 70th st. to Battery Park City, and found the part between 70th and 59th have been paved very smooth...
06-14-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,320
Posted By vol

I just remembered this accident and looked up for...

I just remembered this accident and looked up for any news, found this January article Truckie who killed Aussie in NYC gets just $1k fine...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,456
Posted By vol

Any health hazard with the silicone containers?...

Any health hazard with the silicone containers? The only con I know is that they retain the food smell.
...
Forum: Commuting
02-25-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,806
Posted By vol

Thanks for the new comments.

Thanks for the new comments.
Forum: Commuting
02-24-19, 12:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,806
Posted By vol

Thanks PaulRivers. Haven't visited the forum...

Thanks PaulRivers. Haven't visited the forum since the first few replies, just saw your elaborate helpful comments and tips. I've been thinking about replacing with a road bar or buy a road bike for...
Forum: Commuting
02-24-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,456
Posted By vol

Collapsible silicone containers, microwavable,...

Collapsible silicone containers, microwavable, space-saving, such as this...
Forum: Commuting
01-07-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,806
Posted By vol

Thanks for the suggestions, John. I will look at...

Thanks for the suggestions, John. I will look at both the grips and consider a more upright position. I have already changed the stem of my new bike to raise the handlebar a little, but still a lot...
Forum: Commuting
01-05-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,806
Posted By vol

Wrist nerve entrapment

Just read up a little, There are two types of similar conditions caused by nerve compression in the wrist area. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Ulnar Nerve entrapment (Cyclist's Palsy, or Handlebar...
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