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05-29-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,611
Posted By punkinevil

If you haven't found people to ride it with yet,...

If you haven't found people to ride it with yet, never fear. It is a very friendly group and you'll definitely wind up riding with some people. You'll have a blast.
05-23-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,611
Posted By punkinevil

I'm going to give this one last bump since the...

I'm going to give this one last bump since the ride is a week from Sunday. It's a really great one.
05-04-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,611
Posted By punkinevil

Just one month away.

For anyone who is interested, registration is still open. The century version is great, but the 60 is a nice Sunday ride. If you're feeling wishy-washy, this year there is an 80 mile route. There is...
04-16-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By punkinevil

My 5th Year: 2019 Cycle for the Cause ride to benefit the NYC LGBT Center's programs

Hello Everyone!
I'm doing it again this year. Yes, this is mostly the same text from previous rides, but the need is still there.

Since it was such a great experience for last four years, I am...
Forum: Northeast
04-07-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 79,142
Posted By punkinevil

To be blunt right back, no, you're wrong. I'll...

To be blunt right back, no, you're wrong. I'll address this later but as an fyi, I HAVE been in the emergency room as a result of some idiot hitting me head on because he was where shouldn't be. I...
Forum: Northeast
04-07-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 79,142
Posted By punkinevil

I think that's a bit of a mischaracterized as...

I think that's a bit of a mischaracterized as pearl-clutching. This isn't before the e-bikes hit the street, it is based on actual encounters and observations out on the street. My initial response...
Forum: Northeast
04-05-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 79,142
Posted By punkinevil

I compare it to giving a 12 year old the keys to...

I compare it to giving a 12 year old the keys to a minivan and saying, "Have at it." I have had the same experience. Generally when I rider can hit 15-18 mph, they have been riding long enough to...
03-14-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,611
Posted By punkinevil

I hope you will come for the ride this year. It's...

I hope you will come for the ride this year. It's a great one.
03-13-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,611
Posted By punkinevil

NYC Pride Ride June 2, 2019

Registration is open for the 2019 NYC Pride Ride at https://www.nycprideride.org/.

We invite all cyclists to experience the challenge of a great 30, 60, 80 or 100 mile ride. Don't miss it -...
Forum: Northeast
11-26-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,723
Posted By punkinevil

Well, it certainly does seem "temporary" but we...

Well, it certainly does seem "temporary" but we all know that could mean it's in place for 20 years. Practically speaking, it isn't narrower. The old bridge had so many drop out spots and blocked off...
Forum: Northeast
11-25-18, 09:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,723
Posted By punkinevil

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I've been meaning to post an image of the reopened...
Forum: Northeast
10-26-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By punkinevil

Sorry for hijacking the thread, but I was...

Sorry for hijacking the thread, but I was thinking about doing it. I actually registered and everything. How crowded is it? More importantly, how tight are the riders? Riding in a tight group of...
09-11-18, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,655
Posted By punkinevil

That sounds like an amazing ride and an extremely...

That sounds like an amazing ride and an extremely important cause! I'll consider it.
09-06-18, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,074
Posted By punkinevil

Time moving fast

Holy Crap! (I seem to keep saying that) Two weeks from today I will be heading up to Boston to ride 275 miles back down to NYC along with hundreds of other Cycle for the Cause participants. We have...
Forum: Northeast
08-31-18, 05:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,723
Posted By punkinevil

Just to add a little positive Greenway news. The...

Just to add a little positive Greenway news. The section at 15th st in front of the new Google building is done and open. The bike lanes along South Street now have their bike icons. No lane markers...
Forum: Northeast
08-30-18, 10:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,723
Posted By punkinevil

I don't think they need an excuse. At this point,...

I don't think they need an excuse. At this point, that thing is made of nothing but popsicle sticks and spit.
Forum: Northeast
08-30-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,723
Posted By punkinevil

Or ride a motorcycle, or a tiger onto it. One...

Or ride a motorcycle, or a tiger onto it. One thing I love about this city is that while most of us are cautious (about everything) we don't obsess over what's going to kill us. We continue living...
08-20-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,074
Posted By punkinevil

'm bumping this up again because MassMutual has...

'm bumping this up again because MassMutual has offered to match every dollar raised through 5pm on Wednesday, August 22.

The ride is coming up quick. I had up to Boston one month from today for...
Forum: Northeast
08-17-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By punkinevil

That's total bull. I have had people do that to...

That's total bull. I have had people do that to me in parts of the Greenway, too.

For now, it's only places with signage that prohibit riding, like that section from around 60th to 72nd and the...
07-17-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,074
Posted By punkinevil

I'm bumping this up because Northwell Health has...

I'm bumping this up because Northwell Health has offered to match every dollar raised through midnight on Sunday, July 22. If you're think about donating, now is a great time to double your impact,...
Forum: Northeast
07-09-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,654
Posted By punkinevil

I'm all for adding in the 3-cycle signals like...

I'm all for adding in the 3-cycle signals like the ones in Chelsea (and in the east side at 14th). Unfortunately, it takes a lot to get the city to put those in though, like being sued for wrongful...
06-08-18, 05:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 588
Posted By punkinevil

NY Pride Ride Sunday, June 10

I should have posted this earlier, but you can still register. This is a fun ride from the Upper West Side of Manhattan across the George Washington Bridge up through NJ and NY. There are 30, 65, and...
06-04-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,074
Posted By punkinevil

Year 4: 2017 Cycle for the Cause ride to benefit the NYC LGBT Center's programs

Hello Everyone!

I'm doing it again this year. Yes, this is mostly the same text from last year's ride, but the need is still there.

Since it was such a great experience for last three years, I...
Forum: Northeast
06-04-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 760
Views: 79,142
Posted By punkinevil

Ha. I saw that one, too. It hammers home the...

Ha. I saw that one, too. It hammers home the point that these may wind up left in some inconvenient places and the balancing issues with Citibike could be even worse with these when they end up...
03-17-18, 01:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,650
Posted By punkinevil

I feel like this thread is losing focus, as they...

I feel like this thread is losing focus, as they often do. I know I am partly to blame for bringing up the NYC must-use ordinance. My point really was if there is such an ordinance, it is completely...
03-16-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,650
Posted By punkinevil

I don't feel like getting into some sort of Jr....

I don't feel like getting into some sort of Jr. High flame war over this. The phrase "reasonably necessary" is keen to very broad interpretation, and the NYPD can be positively giddy about ticketing...
03-16-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,650
Posted By punkinevil

I also have to point out that NYC has a...

I also have to point out that NYC has a "must-use" law regarding bike lanes, so it's not a case of a cyclist catching the vapors because he has to ride out of the bike lane. Cyclists in the city can...
Forum: Northeast
02-10-18, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,236
Posted By punkinevil

These kids are really a menace. I've had run ins...

These kids are really a menace. I've had run ins with them before, and certainly had to use my skills to avoid collisions. They really don't give a crap, but it's funny when they try to chase me...
11-09-17, 09:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,448
Posted By punkinevil

Update

I have been avoiding the Greenway since they set up the barricades, but I rode out today. The state has moved the jersey barriers onto the center line running parallel to the lanes. Still sucks, but...
11-03-17, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,920
Posted By punkinevil

I finally wrote a post-ride summary

xp.xboys.org/c4c2017/c4c2017 (http://xp.xboys.org/c4c2017/c4c2017)
11-03-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,560
Posted By punkinevil

Even this one that they just put in (or just...

Even this one that they just put in (or just painted it because I don't remember it being there) is preferable to the jersey barriers and even to the type around GS at Murray St. ...
11-02-17, 05:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,560
Posted By punkinevil

Already complaining. They are a few miles from...

Already complaining. They are a few miles from the incident, around the west 40s and 50s. The jersey barriers have been placed essentially perpendicular across and more or less cut off the whole...
11-01-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,560
Posted By punkinevil

That's the Goldman Sachs building. They surround...

That's the Goldman Sachs building. They surround the whole building and I think they were privately funded by GS. I think the cost of putting retractable ones at every intersection would be way too...
11-01-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,560
Posted By punkinevil

There are a lot of Parks Department maintenance...

There are a lot of Parks Department maintenance vehicles that need to use the bikeway. Sometimes emergency vehicles as well. Given the frequency that Parks Dept vehicles pass that way, I don't think...
10-29-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,920
Posted By punkinevil

2017's ride was about a month and a half ago....

2017's ride was about a month and a half ago. I've been meaning to write up how it went and post some pictures. In short, it raised over $1.5 million and was fantastic.

I'm registered to do it...
Forum: Northeast
10-04-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By punkinevil

Good to know. As an addendum to this for NYC...

Good to know. As an addendum to this for NYC cyclists, the South Walkway of the George Washington Bridge is also closed and will remain so for about 3 months. The North Walkway is open BUT it...
09-14-17, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,920
Posted By punkinevil

One last bump as I head up to Boston to ride this...

One last bump as I head up to Boston to ride this tomorrow. Please consider donating. Thanks!
http://www.xboys.org/xp/img/1W1A7919.jpg
08-18-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,920
Posted By punkinevil

Just one month away, and Cycle for the Cause is...

Just one month away, and Cycle for the Cause is still accepting donations!

http://support.cycleforthecause.org/peterpedals
07-25-17, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,920
Posted By punkinevil

Bumping up again because it's time for hardcore...

Bumping up again because it's time for hardcore fundraising. Ride is about a month an a half away.
Forum: Northeast
07-07-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,554
Posted By punkinevil

Thanks for the input. I am pretty good with South...

Thanks for the input. I am pretty good with South Jersey coastal riding, and have done AC to Cape May. I actually grew up in Cape May so I am no stranger to that riding, and started doing it...
Forum: Northeast
06-28-17, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,554
Posted By punkinevil

I'm going to bump this up again, because I would...

I'm going to bump this up again, because I would love to find out if anyone has done this and if they have a good route that minimizes shoulderless highways.
Forum: Northeast
06-17-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,554
Posted By punkinevil

I'm also interested in info on doing this. I've...

I'm also interested in info on doing this. I've done AC to Cape May, but don't have info north of that.
06-17-17, 06:23 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,294
Posted By punkinevil

Sadly, it didn't take long for another within a...

Sadly, it didn't take long for another within a few days and a few blocks: http://gothamist.com/2017/06/17/cyclist_hit_and_killed_by_bus_drive.php

I guess the NYPD strategy of ticketing cyclists...
05-30-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,920
Posted By punkinevil

Aaaaannnnddd....another bump up. I still have 3...

Aaaaannnnddd....another bump up. I still have 3 months for fundraising, but those months can fly by pretty fast!
Forum: Northeast
05-17-17, 09:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,133
Posted By punkinevil

There is the deli right at the end of the trail...

There is the deli right at the end of the trail in Elmsford (I think called the Elmsford Deli) which is where I usually pick up water. It is right across the street from the end of the S Co trail, so...
04-29-17, 11:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,562
Posted By punkinevil

Bringing things back to the original topic, this...

Bringing things back to the original topic, this anecdote from the very same block where the the woman was killed...you know...the one that inspired the Voice article that started this thread.

EV...
Forum: Northeast
04-12-17, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By punkinevil

I generally don't mind the bike lanes. In all...

I generally don't mind the bike lanes. In all fairness, I haven't ridden down that new part of second ave, but I know that the section by the midtown tunnel is a mess, so I assume it is like riding...
04-07-17, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,920
Posted By punkinevil

I'm bumping this up. It's time for me to start...

I'm bumping this up. It's time for me to start gearing up the fundraising machine.
Forum: Northeast
03-20-17, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By punkinevil

It's a great ride and a pretty easy one, so it's...

It's a great ride and a pretty easy one, so it's a good way to start the season. The one issue I had in Freshkills was that there was a lot of rusty water (I keep telling myself it was just rust and...
02-17-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,920
Posted By punkinevil

Year 3: 2017 Cycle for the Cause ride to benefit the NYC LGBT Center's programs

Hello Everyone!

I am not going to bother to rewrite this posing about my charity ride, since it still mostly applies, except for the updated links. Maybe I'll change it a little.

Since it was...
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