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08-10-11, 09:51 AM
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Posted By vincenzosi

Thanks!

Thanks!
08-08-11, 11:44 AM
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Posted By vincenzosi

Thanks DEK!

Thanks DEK!
08-08-11, 11:07 AM
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Views: 297
Posted By vincenzosi

I'm Back... Really...

Hi guys!

So I used to be really active both on this forum and cycling in general. I joined back in 2004 and was really into it. Had a new bike, was in the process of getting healthy again and I...
04-18-05, 11:09 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,740
Posted By vincenzosi

Unfortunately, the book value on my car is only...

Unfortunately, the book value on my car is only around $5,000, so I couldn't sell it for much more than that.
04-18-05, 08:42 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,740
Posted By vincenzosi

Ebbtide, I have almost $9,000 left of payments on...

Ebbtide, I have almost $9,000 left of payments on it and I have to make sure those are taken care of to get rid of the car. It isn't that easy. Calm the F down.

Rowan: He's buying a new car. ...
04-18-05, 08:00 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,740
Posted By vincenzosi

SO here's the update. My dad got the re-fi...

SO here's the update.

My dad got the re-fi on his mortgage and he's gonna clear a lot of money on it. Instead of taking my car, he's buying a new one.

BUT...

And this is the great part...
...
04-12-05, 02:22 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,457
Posted By vincenzosi

Oh sure. Quote me out of context and label that...

Oh sure. Quote me out of context and label that whole side of the debate that way. There is plenty of venom floating around. And yes it does come from both sides. But realistically, how many...
04-12-05, 02:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,457
Posted By vincenzosi

Ummm, they do. Especially when they call...

Ummm, they do. Especially when they call everyone who disagrees stupid because they haven't seen the light.
04-12-05, 02:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,457
Posted By vincenzosi

What question asked has a factual answer?

What question asked has a factual answer?
04-12-05, 11:15 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,457
Posted By vincenzosi

No, VC Zealots are. VC in itself is a thing and...

No, VC Zealots are. VC in itself is a thing and therefore incapable of being dogmatic.



Not ramming VC down everyone's throat and pretending to be more enlightened than those who don't care?
...
04-12-05, 10:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,584
Posted By vincenzosi

I will say one thing for sure... The conduct of...

I will say one thing for sure... The conduct of the police at the NYC CM's is doing nothing to foster an obligation of civility in its participants.
04-12-05, 10:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,584
Posted By vincenzosi

Put the claws away man, I never said you were. ...

Put the claws away man, I never said you were. In fact, I went out of my way to say not you.
04-12-05, 05:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,584
Posted By vincenzosi

Larue, You know I love ya man, but you're so...

Larue,

You know I love ya man, but you're so wrong on this it makes my eyebrows ache.

It's not about the law. If it were, we wouldn't be having this discussion at all. The law has already...
04-12-05, 05:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,584
Posted By vincenzosi

The group commute idea sounds like a good one. ...

The group commute idea sounds like a good one. Here's another interesting thought for those that don't live in New York City...

Just about every Sunday from the beginning of Spring through the...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-05, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,358
Posted By vincenzosi

This one? ...

This one?

http://www.panniers.com/panniers/tailrider/overview.asp?fl=1&site=

I was kind of hoping for something with a rack and maybe a bit more, er, frugal ;)
Forum: Commuting
04-11-05, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,358
Posted By vincenzosi

Trunk Bag Recommendations

I need a rack and trunk bag combo for my Raleigh. The rack can't be a seatpost rack because the rack would require me raising my seatpost more than it is, and it's at the perfect height now.

I'd...
04-11-05, 12:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,584
Posted By vincenzosi

This whole concept of people looking on and...

This whole concept of people looking on and legitimizing the action belies one fact:

People walking by don't give a crap what you're doing.

It's vain to think that riding a Courteous Mass means...
04-11-05, 12:50 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,457
Posted By vincenzosi

I don't oppose bikelanes like a zealot, I love...

I don't oppose bikelanes like a zealot, I love bike paths, I don't pretend my bike is a car and drive it like one, and I don't ride with the mistaken belief that motorists are okay with a bike acting...
04-11-05, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By vincenzosi

Okay, I'll ask... What's a lorry?

Okay, I'll ask...

What's a lorry?
04-11-05, 09:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,457
Posted By vincenzosi

I can say for a fact I am not a vehicular...

I can say for a fact I am not a vehicular cyclist.

I don't weave.

I don't wear black at night.

I don't ride in the "door" zone.

I never ride against traffic.
Forum: Commuting
04-11-05, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By vincenzosi

It should but be careful... I've done 1.6 on...

It should but be careful... I've done 1.6 on 26x2 rims so you should be okay.

Also be sure that your rims can handle the increased pressure of the slicks. Some rims aren't rated for the 65-80...
Forum: Commuting
04-11-05, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By vincenzosi

Two things you should be able to do to get a more...

Two things you should be able to do to get a more upright ride:

1. Get an adjustable stem (should be able to find one relatively easily).
2. Get handlebars with a bit of a drop in the middle...
04-11-05, 05:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,584
Posted By vincenzosi

Wrong. Wrong Maybe

Wrong.



Wrong



Maybe
04-10-05, 09:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,584
Posted By vincenzosi

Oh really? Like the bike messenger who was...

Oh really? Like the bike messenger who was killed when he was doored by a double-parked truck in Manhattan in front of two police officers who didn't even ticket the truck?

Yeah... That spoke...
04-10-05, 09:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,457
Posted By vincenzosi

I'd say that fits my riding style quite...

I'd say that fits my riding style quite accurately, mainly because it's practical.
04-10-05, 06:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,584
Posted By vincenzosi

Laws exist for a reason... So do judge's...

Laws exist for a reason...

So do judge's rulings...

I'm starting to wonder if the police won't honor the rulings that say the rides can go on, what's the point of following the laws anyway? ...
04-08-05, 01:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,587
Posted By vincenzosi

There's plenty of crap in the bowels of power in...

There's plenty of crap in the bowels of power in this city on Both sides of the aisle.

The single most anti-bike legsilator in any state in the country is Democrat Madeline Provenzano, who I have...
04-04-05, 07:55 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,740
Posted By vincenzosi

Wow... We got a bad rep here... :p

Wow... We got a bad rep here... :p
04-04-05, 05:57 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,740
Posted By vincenzosi

I am! He's only going to take over the payments...

I am! He's only going to take over the payments on it.

What, you think I'd actually charge my dad for the privilege of taking this thing off my hands? ;)
04-03-05, 09:05 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,740
Posted By vincenzosi

In fairness, I live in the Bronx, and have my car...

In fairness, I live in the Bronx, and have my car parked in a spot in my building, so it's not really that bad.

Here's the update:

Dad can't swing the car yet. He's going to refinance the...
03-23-05, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By vincenzosi

Congratulations on your win, but it wasn't really...

Congratulations on your win, but it wasn't really a win since you had to go to court anyway.

It's the same crap they're pulling in NY. Two judges say it can go on, the police arrest you anyway,...
03-21-05, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 907
Posted By vincenzosi

Just make sure that whatever you're not riding,...

Just make sure that whatever you're not riding, you're doing so in the legal vehicular manner.
03-21-05, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By vincenzosi

Oh right... That's what it is... The guy is...

Oh right... That's what it is... The guy is interval training for the Tour...

Why didn't I think of that before? :)
03-21-05, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By vincenzosi

He is way in the wrong gear in the few videos I...

He is way in the wrong gear in the few videos I checked out. If he had to accelerate, he couldn't, unless he can rev those legs like a sportscar.
03-21-05, 02:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 838
Posted By vincenzosi

I don't know... For a guy who's supposedly...

I don't know... For a guy who's supposedly demonstrating his experience, he sure rides his bike like a schmuck.
Forum: Commuting
03-21-05, 12:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,746
Posted By vincenzosi

Do people still do it that way? Wow...

Do people still do it that way? Wow...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-05, 12:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,746
Posted By vincenzosi

Alright. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say...

Alright. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say what everyone else is thinking.

I refuse to believe that driving is cheaper than a bike for a 3 mile commute.

There. I said it.

The health...
Forum: Commuting
03-19-05, 08:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,746
Posted By vincenzosi

That depends entirely on where you live and what...

That depends entirely on where you live and what you drive. For me, it'll save me almost $10,000 a year between maintenance, insurance, gas, tolls, and the car payment itself. It's a no-brainer for...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-05, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,357
Posted By vincenzosi

Just a question... I've noticed a lot of people...

Just a question... I've noticed a lot of people here saying speed isn't an issue... For me I can't stand going slower than like 14 mph. A leisurely cruise at 10 mph, to me, is no fun. Does anyone...
03-17-05, 08:42 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,740
Posted By vincenzosi

Thanks Kat. I'll find out this weekend if...

Thanks Kat.

I'll find out this weekend if Dad's gonna take the car. I have my fingers crossed.

Oh, and I have my Raleigh ready :)
Forum: Commuting
03-17-05, 04:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,005
Posted By vincenzosi

Nah... You're cool...

Nah... You're cool...
03-17-05, 04:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,658
Posted By vincenzosi

Yep. All the time. They're a very...

Yep.

All the time.

They're a very popular subspecies in Manhattan and usually they drive yellow cars with the word Taxi on the roof.
Forum: Commuting
03-17-05, 12:32 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,005
Posted By vincenzosi

Don't say that too loud or some VC zealot will...

Don't say that too loud or some VC zealot will stomp his way in and tell you your luck will never change as long as you cycle in the legal vehicular manner. :D
Forum: Commuting
03-17-05, 11:16 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,005
Posted By vincenzosi

I see both ends of the spectrum. In my home...

I see both ends of the spectrum. In my home Borough, the Bronx, I don't have very many "issues." People are very cool to cyclists. Why? Most likely because there are a lot of them. From delivery...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-05, 10:48 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,005
Posted By vincenzosi

Camera phones (decent ones, of course) work great...

Camera phones (decent ones, of course) work great for this...
Forum: Commuting
03-17-05, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,357
Posted By vincenzosi

A mountain bike will work fine on the streets,...

A mountain bike will work fine on the streets, but you might get exhausted trying to keep any speed up and you might end up revving like an Acura. Mountain bikes aren't geared well for road...
03-16-05, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,415
Posted By vincenzosi

You know Randy... Somehow I think yours is even...

You know Randy... Somehow I think yours is even more secure :)
Forum: Commuting
03-16-05, 01:49 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,005
Posted By vincenzosi

You never know what they have in the car. If...

You never know what they have in the car. If they try to physically harm you, note the plate number and call 'em in.
03-16-05, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,415
Posted By vincenzosi

Okay I had to be the first to say it: Who...

Okay I had to be the first to say it:

Who says bikes don't grow on trees? :)
03-16-05, 11:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,811
Posted By vincenzosi

It's not like she had a primal reaction right...

It's not like she had a primal reaction right then and there. That would have been an entirely different situation. Instead, she went home, rounded up the kids, and went out for a good ole...
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