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Medallion

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Forum: Northeast
07-18-19, 03:35 PM
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Posted By arbee

Actually, we were. (NB: I'm not chiding either...

Actually, we were. (NB: I'm not chiding either you or other folks on this list.)

Checking my notes from the 11 Jan 2016 scoping meeting, there were a bunch of folks present who ride bicycles in...
Forum: Northeast
07-03-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,061
Posted By arbee

I've had no problems riding my bike in Trenton on...

I've had no problems riding my bike in Trenton on or adjacent to the canal towpath, both main and feeder. Be attentive to the same cues on which you rely in any urban setting.

Continuity between...
Forum: Northeast
06-28-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By arbee

I'm cudgeling my memory, searching for a word to...

I'm cudgeling my memory, searching for a word to describe this; searching... searching...

Ah! Bone-headed!

Specific to Citibikes on this segment of Manhattan's Westside pedpath, when Citibike...
Forum: Northeast
06-28-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By arbee

Comparison to the West Side pedpath is timely but...

Comparison to the West Side pedpath is timely but partly flawed.

Timely: After a few years of dithering, in Manhattan's Riverside Park, between approximately 72nd St and 83rd Streets, NYC's Parks...
Forum: Northeast
06-19-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,654
Posted By arbee

Also, many in Bedford are unpaved. (It's...

Also, many in Bedford are unpaved. (It's Westchester's low-rent neighborhood....)

About the hills, a random arc connecting the Hudson and the Long Island Sound crosses the Saw Mill River, Bronx...
Forum: Northeast
05-26-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,353
Posted By arbee

Earlier today, I biked the newly opened Bayonne...

Earlier today, I biked the newly opened Bayonne Bridge pedpath. It's shown on Open Streets Map: Bayonne Bridge connecting Staten Island (NYC) and Bayonne, NJ...
Forum: Northeast
05-24-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,353
Posted By arbee

Straight from the horse's mouth: NEW...

Straight from the horse's mouth:

NEW PEDESTRIAN/BICYCLE PATH OPENED AT BAYONNE BRIDGE (http://www.panynj.gov/press-room/press-item.cfm?headLine_id=3129)

If all goes to plan, I hope to check it...
Forum: Northeast
05-21-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,194
Posted By arbee

Unless Yonkers has cleaned up its act (and the...

Unless Yonkers has cleaned up its act (and the trail), the only reason to bike the OCA in Tibbetts Brook Park is for bragging rights. It's been a few years since I've done it. Once was more than...
Forum: Northeast
04-06-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,233
Posted By arbee

I'll see your 99 Bank St and — around the corner...

I'll see your 99 Bank St and — around the corner from me — meet it with The Cambridge at 175 W 13 St https://nypost.com/2013/05/21/bike-racks-block-ems-at-victims-co-op/ where the bike docks nearly...
Forum: Northeast
04-06-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,233
Posted By arbee

wilfried: This! Not much to add; you...

wilfried:

This!

Not much to add; you omitted Dorothy Rabinowitz's querulous "Begrimed!" from the end-of-the-world predictions preceding the Citibike's rollout.
Forum: Northeast
03-08-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,233
Posted By arbee

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/electricassistshifter_d4106c4b7b7b80e61f702f62366c50771f51d3aa.jpg

electric-assist Citibike shifter
Not much news here — just some...
Forum: Northeast
03-04-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,233
Posted By arbee

First (from the linked Citibike announcement),...

First (from the linked Citibike announcement), the surcharge for electric-assist bikes is 50¢ for Citibike members eligible for / paying the reduced annual membership; and second (from Citibike's...
Forum: Northeast
02-28-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,233
Posted By arbee

From Citibike's website: "4,000 Electric Bikes...

From Citibike's website: "4,000 Electric Bikes and 13 New Citi Bike Stations are Coming" https://www.citibikenyc.com/blog/4-000-electric-bikes-and-13-new-citi-bike-stations-are-coming

I've read a...
Forum: Northeast
11-18-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,233
Posted By arbee

Yep, in stop-and-go riding, that was my...

Yep, in stop-and-go riding, that was my experience too. I was a bit more charitable, calling it "choppy". I think we're on the same page.

Again, being charitable, I don't think this is a design...
Forum: Northeast
11-11-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,233
Posted By arbee

A few more comments about the Cit-eeee-bikes -- ...

A few more comments about the Cit-eeee-bikes --

Availability:

https://www.i-want-to-ride-an-electric-citi.bike/

highlights where these things lurk. The official website shows where they are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-10-18, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,154
Posted By arbee

A few comments: First, answering your...

A few comments:

First, answering your question, your plan to stay in hostels and hotels is significant: it lightens your load. I've toured both relying on camping (stealth and legitimate) and...
Forum: Northeast
08-17-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By arbee

punkinevil: Correct. Adding a bit / elaborating:...

punkinevil: Correct. Adding a bit / elaborating: in early 2016, NYC Councilmember Helen Rosenthal (whose district includes this area), responding to some of her constituents, floated the proposal to...
08-12-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,205
Posted By arbee

Breaking my silence -- I rarely participate in...

Breaking my silence -- I rarely participate in A&S threads -- but vol referenced this thread in the Northeast sub-forum.

vol: "One article mentioned it was a no-truck route" -- Central Park West...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,044
Posted By arbee

Like they did in the olden days: ...

Like they did in the olden days:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2w3jGgHpI0

Yep, most of the activity is in the foreground, but there are folks strolling across High Bridge.

Here's a high res...
Forum: Northeast
07-26-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,044
Posted By arbee

A few remarks about recent comments on this...

A few remarks about recent comments on this thread:

wilfried Your route looks great! I can quibble, but I can always quibble. There are some segments on the east side that you've simplified, and...
Forum: Northeast
07-15-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By arbee

Actually, I've biked the trail in autumn while...

Actually, I've biked the trail in autumn while leaves were being cleared (big blowers). Prolly was Westchester, not Putnam; I don't remember for sure. It's worth adding: the leaves weren't removed,...
Forum: Northeast
07-02-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,233
Posted By arbee

Lyft Buys Motivate

https://blog.lyft.com/posts/lyft-to-acquire-us-bikeshare-leader

Yep, this has been rumored, but it's actually been consummated.
Forum: Northeast
06-18-18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,233
Posted By arbee

Bumping my 7 May 2018 post because -- random luck...

Bumping my 7 May 2018 post because -- random luck -- earlier today, I encountered another Citibike-with-a-basket; pic attached.

Apparently, these remain extremely rare. In my previous post, I'd...
Forum: Northeast
06-09-18, 03:37 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,233
Posted By arbee

re: Lyft's notional purchase of Motivate...

re: Lyft's notional purchase of Motivate (Citibike):

Privately-owned dockless (app-based) bike share companies aren't in the business of providing bicycles. They're in the business of harvesting,...
Forum: Northeast
05-28-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,233
Posted By arbee

Understood; I'm just the messenger.

Understood; I'm just the messenger.
Forum: Northeast
05-28-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,044
Posted By arbee

Did you continue on the East Side north from Carl...

Did you continue on the East Side north from Carl Shurz Park? When I biked this segment a few weeks ago, John Finley Walk

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/40.77638/-73.94328

abeam Gracie...
Forum: Northeast
05-28-18, 08:08 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,233
Posted By arbee

110% anecdotal, but a friend of mine -- also, a...

110% anecdotal, but a friend of mine -- also, a woman -- sez the same thing, not specific to the frame on which the NuVinci hubs are installed, but all Citibikes. Also, she travels internationally,...
Forum: Northeast
05-07-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,233
Posted By arbee

beta bike basket

Random luck: earlier today, I rode a Citibike equipped with a New! Improved! cargo carrier. I was late / had no time for pix, but my email inbox included a survey about the “beta” bike so if I’m...
04-25-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,883
Posted By arbee

Quibble -- this is an op-ed, not an editorial. ...

Quibble -- this is an op-ed, not an editorial.

Which is to say: this isn't The New York Times's editorial opinion.

Rest assured: The New York Times continues to view the world through a...
Forum: Northeast
04-23-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By arbee

Thanks for the update edman610 I tend to be...

Thanks for the update edman610

I tend to be somewhat cautious around the feds.

Guessing: it may be a motor vehicle thing and the barriers reflect a windshield view.
Forum: Commuting
04-22-18, 05:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,250
Posted By arbee

Without further comment other than to say: I'm...

Without further comment other than to say: I'm clueless about a specific inventory of the panniers.

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=608566&stc=1&d=1524437739
Forum: Commuting
04-19-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,250
Posted By arbee

On short rides, I include a topped-off water...

On short rides, I include a topped-off water bottle so I can promptly clean road rash. It's not a thorough cleaning, but this thread is about "first aid".

On longer rides, for the same purpose, I...
04-15-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,210
Posted By arbee

Some CitiBikes in New York City include something...

Some CitiBikes in New York City include something like this -- a green laser projecting a bicycle icon on the pavement in front of the bike -- as part of the headlight. It's a small percentage of the...
Forum: Northeast
04-09-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,073
Posted By arbee

Sun 8 Apr 2018: from Sheepshead Bay east, the...

Sun 8 Apr 2018: from Sheepshead Bay east, the pedpath on the three bridges over Gerritsen Creek, Mill Basin, and Paerdegat Basin is open. The bridge over Mill Basin is still very much under...
Forum: Northeast
03-29-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,233
Posted By arbee

Absolutely, I agree! Some folks (in this...

Absolutely, I agree!

Some folks (in this thread and elsewhere) have commented that bikes with NuVinci hubs feel “sluggish”. Lots of moving parts here; the only times I’ve been on a CitiBike that’s...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,095
Posted By arbee

The routes I obtained through Iron Donkey may not...

The routes I obtained through Iron Donkey may not be proprietary, but IMHO, they’re their stock in trade. I’m loathe to redistribute them. But I didn’t rely entirely on Iron Donkey. Rolling my own...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,095
Posted By arbee

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachme...

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=604603&stc=1&d=1522003174

I’m about a month late to this party, but noting your location as well as the subject, I figured I’d jump in.
...
Forum: Northeast
03-24-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By arbee

Ahoy Staten Island! re: Ft Wadsworth closed road

This afternoon, I biked through Ft Wadsworth. Typically, my route includes USS North Carolina Road between Hudson Road and the pedpath connecting to Miller Field. Today, heading south from Hudson...
Forum: Northeast
03-20-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,194
Posted By arbee

Hmmn, depends on what you mean by “passable”....

Hmmn, depends on what you mean by “passable”. After tonight’s / tomorrow’s snow, you might want to reprise

Bronx ski traverse -- Roberts (http://www.roberts-1.com/t/xc034/n/c/index.htm)

NB: the...
03-14-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,321
Posted By arbee

Zombie thread; here's another way to transport...

Zombie thread; here's another way to transport beer:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1117328-there-no-words.html

Unknown (to me) where this was snapped.
Forum: Touring
03-07-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,298
Posted By arbee

+1 to FBinNY’s comments. Specific to your...

+1 to FBinNY’s comments.

Specific to your query, yep, using the box Greyhound supplied, I boxed my full-sized Schwinn. The box is small enough (unlike Amtrak) to require considerable disassembly...
Forum: Northeast
03-01-18, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,139
Posted By arbee

Worth adding a clarification: if, as csport...

Worth adding a clarification: if, as csport suggests, you’re heading north (rather than crossing the GW Bridge), there are two bridges across the Harlem River. Sometime this spring, the MTA will...
02-21-18, 10:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,345
Posted By arbee

Not an unfair question even though the thread’s...

Not an unfair question even though the thread’s less-Procrustean title is “Your Thoughts on Dockless Bike Shares”.

Your comment suggests generally positive experiences in Frankfurt, and it seems...
02-20-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,345
Posted By arbee

I’m within the service area of New York City’s...

I’m within the service area of New York City’s bikeshare system (Citi Bike) operated by Motivate. I was one of the charter members. I just checked: I’ve logged 2,326 trips. That’s not breaking any...
02-19-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,987
Posted By arbee

The best solutions are local. For example, this...

The best solutions are local. For example, this worked in Vilnius

https://youtu.be/V-fWN0FmcIU

but I suspect it may not be universally applicable.
02-10-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,191
Posted By arbee

A few years ago in NYC, carpet tacks showed up on...

A few years ago in NYC, carpet tacks showed up on the pedpath adjacent to the Hudson. A cyclist familiar with the route but unaware of the problem heard “carp attacks” and thought there were feisty...
Forum: Northeast
02-06-18, 09:15 PM
Replies: 768
Views: 81,233
Posted By arbee

Funny! I had the same experience a few months ago...

Funny! I had the same experience a few months ago on a short ride.

I ended the ride saying to myself: “Naah, couldn’t be....”

Thanks for confirming.
02-05-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,732
Posted By arbee

Actually, if you delve into the coverage (for me,...

Actually, if you delve into the coverage (for me, it’s local), there’s a claim from a disinterested eye-witness (a pedestrian) who’s quoted as having seen the incident initiated by a driver hitting...
Forum: Northeast
01-30-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,194
Posted By arbee

Thanks for posting the link to the VCP Putnam...

Thanks for posting the link to the VCP Putnam Trail construction schedule. I checked the link shortly after you posted your message and commented to DPR about the three different completion dates. I...
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