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06-13-06, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By coney

I moved to NYC 11 years ago. Sold my truck and...

I moved to NYC 11 years ago. Sold my truck and haven't had a gasoline vehicle since. I ride my bike, and take the subway. To go out of town, I take busses and planes, maybe once a year will I rent a...
06-13-06, 02:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,410
Posted By coney

I'm 4.65 miles from my office by bike.

I'm 4.65 miles from my office by bike.
06-13-06, 01:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,338
Posted By coney

Pedaling while sitting on the top tube

How did this become a hip new trend in riding a bike? I see so many guys doing this, from messengers, to delivery boys, to recreational riders pedaling their bikes while sitting on the top tube.
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Forum: Commuting
06-13-06, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 678
Posted By coney

Hit your rear brakes more than your front ones....

Hit your rear brakes more than your front ones. You won't have the tendency to fly over your handlebars as easliy. Glad to hear everyone's recovering.

Also had my first crash a week ago. I was...
06-13-06, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 177,226
Posted By coney

Ok, I haven't read this whole thread, but wanted...

Ok, I haven't read this whole thread, but wanted to put in my 2 for HELMET USAGE.

I wiped out last week. It wasn't an idiot driver, it wasn't a pedestrian wearing an iPod and talking on their...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-05, 02:34 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 13,139
Posted By coney

"I [heart] Penguins"

"I [heart] Penguins"
Forum: Commuting
07-14-05, 02:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,690
Posted By coney

I'm between 10-15mph most of the time, but only...

I'm between 10-15mph most of the time, but only because if a car door opens in front of me, or if an a**hole driver cuts me off, I'm not going too fast to brake quickly and stop.
I like to go fast...
07-12-05, 09:28 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,211
Posted By coney

they even have a webcam! that's great! Just what...

they even have a webcam! that's great! Just what I've been looking for. Thanks for posting the link.
07-12-05, 09:18 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 11,211
Posted By coney

Good grief! Seems as though Armstrong goes faster...

Good grief! Seems as though Armstrong goes faster the higher up the hill he goes. Left all those guys in the dust. How exciting!
Forum: Commuting
07-06-05, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,122
Posted By coney

It takes me the same amount of time bike or...

It takes me the same amount of time bike or subway. I get the Queensboro bridge, which is about 2 miles of car-free riding.

N train to 34th st. from Astoria --30 minutes, or longer if the train...
06-30-05, 02:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,974
Posted By coney

There's gotta be something like satellite radio...

There's gotta be something like satellite radio that you could listen to live. I always look at the www.letour.fr website, and refresh it every few minutes. They also have clips of parts of the race....
06-29-05, 11:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,304
Posted By coney

I keep trying to get my dude to come ride with...

I keep trying to get my dude to come ride with me. He used to be into BMX as a kid, and we used to ride in NC when we lived down there, but since I started commuting to work 2 years ago, he's not...
06-29-05, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By coney

why is the right bad? is it because as traffic...

why is the right bad? is it because as traffic rules go (for cars, etc.) you shouldn't pass on the right, and that applies to bikes, also?

Sorry, I just would like to know.

Sucks about your...
06-29-05, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By coney

What a great prize. That'd be amazing to win. I...

What a great prize. That'd be amazing to win. I wish I could win 35 bikes. I'd have one for every day of the week, plus a Friday and Saturday night "going out" bike.
Forum: Foo
06-29-05, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 823
Posted By coney

I saw an iPod ad like this once. It was really...

I saw an iPod ad like this once. It was really infuriating, cause they say "free, now" and all that, but it's really a 6 month process dealing with all kinds of subscriptions and the like, then you...
06-29-05, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By coney

I'm about to fork over $450 after tax for mine...

I'm about to fork over $450 after tax for mine (NYC tax...). I can't wait!! This will be the first bike I've ever purchased--I've always gotten bikes for birthdays or from friends, but I went and...
06-13-05, 01:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,719
Posted By coney

It wouldn't surprise me if American football...

It wouldn't surprise me if American football players did that. Big dumb children, those guys, pissing in their pants like it's a diaper. American football sucks.

Back on topic, I was always...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-05, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By coney

LOL! I hold my breath for a couple seconds...

LOL!

I hold my breath for a couple seconds if I get a whiff of nasty truck exhaust, but otherwise, it's just the good ol' NYC scent! :D
06-13-05, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By coney

W:eek:W Now *that's* a hill.

W:eek:W

Now *that's* a hill.
Forum: Commuting
06-13-05, 08:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,823
Posted By coney

Aorry I couldn't get back to y'all with...

Aorry I couldn't get back to y'all with information, my friend didn't call me back until 2 days after. He was really freaked out, because when he was riding by this awful accident, the tarp blew up...
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 09:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,823
Posted By coney

Like I said, I don't know the details of the...

Like I said, I don't know the details of the accident. I'll call my friend and ask him if he knows anything. I looked on NY1, and didn't see anything there yet.
Forum: Commuting
06-09-05, 09:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,823
Posted By coney

Woman killed riding her bike --5th ave, NYC

I feel awful. I just heard from a friend that he saw a woman who was run over by a truck on her bike. I won't divulge any more details than that, because I feel too terrible as it is. :(

Please,...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-05, 12:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,252
Posted By coney

I like it hot. Yes, I can dress warm for colder...

I like it hot. Yes, I can dress warm for colder weather, but I like to feel the wind on my skin and I like to sweat.
When it's 9F, my nose hurts, my eyes water and my toes go numb. My knees don't...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-05, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By coney

I feel your pain. That's my route every day. I go...

I feel your pain. That's my route every day. I go up 1st ave, but the Con Ed utility tents are all over the place and is making such a mess of traffic, it really sucks. On days when the 36st. Midtown...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-05, 11:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,639
Posted By coney

Indeed. Get a petition together for the workers...

Indeed. Get a petition together for the workers that the building install bike racks on the side of the building. More people would ride in, I bet, if there was a safe place to lock their bike, and...
01-24-05, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By coney

I can't believe the wind chill out there (NYC). I...

I can't believe the wind chill out there (NYC). I thought my nose was going to freeze all the way through.
Forum: Commuting
01-13-05, 04:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 716
Posted By coney

That fog was crazy, right? Over the bridges, I...

That fog was crazy, right? Over the bridges, I could see about 20ft. in front of me. Fun, though! I like it when the city changes what it looks like so drastically. Snow storms are fun to be out in,...
12-02-04, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 906
Posted By coney

Last winter I blamed it on wearing several layers...

Last winter I blamed it on wearing several layers of clothes and big boots. This year, I'm planning on wearing about 3 pounds less clothes (found some great windproof pants with fleece inside!) and...
12-02-04, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,221
Posted By coney

Wow, so that's why they started making those full...

Wow, so that's why they started making those full spectrum light bulbs for you guys. I can't imagine having that much lack of sunlight!
12-02-04, 03:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,221
Posted By coney

You'll need something to keep the wind off, but...

You'll need something to keep the wind off, but at the same time, not let you get too hot. At the current time, at 40*, I wear long johns, cut off cargo pants, a long sleeved shirt and a wind breaker...
12-02-04, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,746
Posted By coney

I always wonder how it would be to not get all...

I always wonder how it would be to not get all teary eyed riding in the cold. I do love to bike, but not to the point of tears. (hardee har har)

It would be nice to not get the cold wind hitting...
12-01-04, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,627
Posted By coney

Are you speaking in code? [scratches head]

Are you speaking in code? [scratches head]
12-01-04, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 837
Posted By coney

Motorists have a hard time realizing there is...

Motorists have a hard time realizing there is anything outside of their automobile. They are the only ones that exist. Period.

I got cut off one morning by a car service driver (for those in NYC,...
12-01-04, 03:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,161
Posted By coney

It amazes me what "types" of cyclists are singled...

It amazes me what "types" of cyclists are singled out by the NYPD.
-For the most part, people who look "liberal" are the ones they go after. Bike Messenger looking people, alternative looking...
12-01-04, 03:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,823
Posted By coney

Do you know how much worse the traffic would back...

Do you know how much worse the traffic would back up if the whole mass of 1000-2000 bikes stopped at every red??? The cops would have a hairy canary (yes, that's right. a hairy canary.) if all those...
12-01-04, 03:32 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,823
Posted By coney

Amen, brother. :D Think of it...

Amen, brother. :D





Think of it as a funeral. :)
11-29-04, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,846
Posted By coney

Insert : puke : here. That thing looks so...

Insert : puke : here.

That thing looks so nasty. Talk about a shock to your system...gimme a black bean burrito any day over that thing.
11-29-04, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By coney

I'm hungry all the time. I'm vegetarian though,...

I'm hungry all the time. I'm vegetarian though, and don't eat a lot of dairy, so what I eat is usually pretty calorie light. I'll eat a ton, enough to feel really full, then 2 hours later, I have to...
11-29-04, 02:59 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,419
Posted By coney

Thick cut oats cooked with apples and cinnamon,...

Thick cut oats cooked with apples and cinnamon, honey.
Grape Nuts (what's "grape" about it?) with soy milk.
11-29-04, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By coney

I would say to keep it to a minimum. If you're...

I would say to keep it to a minimum. If you're training, putting poisons in your body probably isn't the best thing to do.

I like a couple of whiskey's myself, but if I've gotta get up early to...
11-29-04, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 986
Posted By coney

People just don't realize that bikes exist. And...

People just don't realize that bikes exist. And if they see a bike, they somehow don't think that it's going between 15 and 25 mph and if they pass the bike, the bike will be caught up within 2...
11-29-04, 01:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,577
Posted By coney

This is a great idea. Is it Channel 7 Eyewitness...

This is a great idea. Is it Channel 7 Eyewitness news that does the stories on the regular people's problems in the city?

Our tax dollars at work, right? :rolleyes:
11-29-04, 01:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,577
Posted By coney

I'm so depressed. The NYPD got bought off, sounds...

I'm so depressed. The NYPD got bought off, sounds like. Probably by Exxon.

Down with Bloomberg. Give us a real liberal mayor who likes NYC creative and strange, just like in the old days.

Sad.
11-29-04, 01:36 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 18,685
Posted By coney

I'll carry a tune. I'll carry a 6-pack of...

I'll carry a tune.
I'll carry a 6-pack of beer.
I'll carry the laundry.
I'll 'carry on' if I'm so inclined.

But I won't carry a gun.
11-29-04, 01:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,864
Posted By coney

People are stupid. Why does it make it right for...

People are stupid. Why does it make it right for anyone "road raging" to shoot and kill someone--on either side, bike, or vehicle? What happened to communication? Yelling, for instance.

The human...
11-22-04, 12:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,500
Posted By coney

Sad. I'm so sad and friggin angry. Wear a...

Sad. I'm so sad and friggin angry.

Wear a helmet. If you don't, you're an idiot. If you think you look cool riding without a helmet, think of it this way, Brain damage isn't cool. Being dead from...
11-22-04, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By coney

I also point forward, but keep my arm up sort of...

I also point forward, but keep my arm up sort of at an angle, so my hand is at about head level, so the cars in back of me can see what I'm doing.

I'm in favor of "CHAAAAAAAARRRRRRGE!"
11-22-04, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By coney

Wooooo Hoooooo! Score one for the...

Wooooo Hoooooo!

Score one for the Cyclists/Pedestrians/Rollerbladers/Runners/Pedicabs/Horse Carriages!!
11-18-04, 11:03 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,004
Posted By coney

The whole idea of buying a license sounds like a...

The whole idea of buying a license sounds like a fund-raiser to me. I wish the cops would just have a bake sale instead.

As far as the jail time goes, all they have to do is arrest the wrong...
11-18-04, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By coney

Go get' em, John Gambling! (Never thought I'd be...

Go get' em, John Gambling! (Never thought I'd be on the side of a conservative!)

Maybe this is a good sign for the future of conservatives, to notice when something's "conservative" vs....
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