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Forum: Northeast
05-09-11, 10:09 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,783
Posted By Laika

Fwiw, this was the response I got to the email I...

Fwiw, this was the response I got to the email I sent expressing disappointment:

Dear Rider:
During some parts of the Tour on Sunday, there was a regrettable lack of communication to riders,...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,783
Posted By Laika

and fwiw, while I saw line jumpers (and who can...

and fwiw, while I saw line jumpers (and who can blame them, honestly) i didn't see anyone without a vest, though I bailed at cannonball park... but given previous experience, I can't imagine...
Forum: Northeast
05-02-11, 05:17 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,783
Posted By Laika

No knock on the marshals... they played the hand...

No knock on the marshals... they played the hand they were dealt the best they could. While I get that the Gowanus bottleneck was the result of a late change, that was far from the only problem. ...
Forum: Northeast
05-01-11, 06:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 5,783
Posted By Laika

that merge of 4 lanes to one from the gowanus to...

that merge of 4 lanes to one from the gowanus to the belt is apparently a new development; that said it was managed really, really poorly. the number of bottlenecks (starting with the pyrotechnic...
07-14-10, 09:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,485
Posted By Laika

Pogan walks

and you know what talks.

I WISH I COULD BE SURPRISED BY THIS.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/15/nyregion/15pogan.html
04-29-10, 02:42 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 12,006
Posted By Laika

Mixed verdict... not guilty of assault, guilty of...

Mixed verdict... not guilty of assault, guilty of the (more serious) charges of filing a false document.
04-23-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 12,006
Posted By Laika

Trial is ongoing. ex-cop "testified" today. ...

Trial is ongoing. ex-cop "testified" today.

http://gothamist.com/2010/04/23/police_sergeant_says_bike_bodyslam.php
...
Forum: Foo
09-14-09, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By Laika

So what you need to know if you don't already is...

So what you need to know if you don't already is that i was brought up catholic, and i was lucky and smart enough to go to a really, really excellent prep school in upper manhattan for free on a...
07-28-09, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Laika

oops. sorry.

oops. sorry.
07-28-09, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Laika

A compelling case for helmet use, amongst other...

A compelling case for helmet use, amongst other things...
07-28-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By Laika

New And Interesting Cyclist Safety Education Techniques

http://www.wyff4.com/news/20187786/detail.html#

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- A driver, now identified as an Asheville firefighter, shot a bicycle rider because he was angry the man was riding with his child...
03-22-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By Laika

thank you!

thank you!
03-21-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,698
Posted By Laika

Were I you, I would mostly be grateful, because...

Were I you, I would mostly be grateful, because if there is no walmart, you will never be tempted to buy ol' roy dogfood, which is the single best way to guarantee your dog will become explosively...
03-21-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By Laika

looking for a recommendation for a boy's bike

buying a bike for an 8 year old boy. doesn't need to be tricked out or BMX/mountain specific, particularly... just a bike to ride. would be nice not to spend a fortune, but not opposed to dropping a...
03-21-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Laika

thanks, all!

thanks, all!
03-21-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Laika

looking for boys' bike recommendation

buying a bike for an 8 year old boy. doesn't need to be tricked out or BMX/mountain specific, particularly... just a bike to ride. would be nice not to spend a fortune, but not opposed to dropping...
01-08-09, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,266
Posted By Laika

in putnam it's a miracle he was charged with...

in putnam it's a miracle he was charged with anything.
01-08-09, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 708
Posted By Laika

there's a separate bill covering existing...

there's a separate bill covering existing buildings, basically requires landlords to allow bikes inside the building unless there's a compelling reason to not have them.

our bldg changed managment...
12-16-08, 01:33 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 4,076
Posted By Laika

The second time I went over my handlebars as an...

The second time I went over my handlebars as an adult w/o suffering so much as a scratch on my noggin, I figured I'd used up all my luck.
12-15-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By Laika

Sweet!

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/15/officer-to-be-indicted-in-toppling-of-cyclist/

DECEMBER 15, 2008, 4:35 PM
Officer Is Indicted in Toppling of Cyclist

By JOHN ELIGON AND SEWELL CHAN...
11-06-08, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,306
Posted By Laika

This advertisement is offensive to all human...

This advertisement is offensive to all human beings everywhere. I don't think cyclists should feel any particular outrage about this, it is an insult to all that is correct in the world.
09-08-08, 07:27 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,646
Posted By Laika

shoulda figured. now i feel dumb.

shoulda figured. now i feel dumb.
09-06-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,646
Posted By Laika

um, dude? he's bald.

um, dude? he's bald.
09-05-08, 02:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,646
Posted By Laika

aaaand, this is a done deal: ...

aaaand, this is a done deal:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/charges-dropped-against-shoved-cyclist/index.html?scp=1&sq=pogan.&st=cse

all that remains to be seen is what punishment...
09-05-08, 07:11 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,646
Posted By Laika

Well, here's the rebuttal to everyone who said...

Well, here's the rebuttal to everyone who said that the cyclist must have been doing something completely awful to have merited such treatment by the police.
...
08-08-08, 07:10 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,646
Posted By Laika

I've heard this before and while this would seem...

I've heard this before and while this would seem a reasonable wait-and-see approach to take in the absence of any other evidence or documentation, the combination of the tape with the officer's...
03-05-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By Laika

also, city law on cycling differs from and...

also, city law on cycling differs from and supercedes state law. on important difference is that state law has a prohibition on riding 2 abreast, city law does not.
Forum: Commuting
02-27-08, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By Laika

but if you're a naughty little scamp, you can...

but if you're a naughty little scamp, you can always not take the proper bike path exit but instead cross the intersection with the pedestrians onto centre, & make a left onto where the "old"...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-08, 08:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,175
Posted By Laika

My first brooks was a used brooks...my dad's...

My first brooks was a used brooks...my dad's brooks saddle (with an awesome toolbag buckled on back!) on the hand-me-down rudge 3-speed I started cycling on as a teenager. That saddle lasted 40-odd...
01-05-08, 07:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,711
Posted By Laika

^^^^ one excellent example of this is the High...

^^^^
one excellent example of this is the High Line, btw. There's no coherent public works philosophy to make it happen, and so private developers are exploiting that resource.
01-05-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,711
Posted By Laika

both approaches have things to recommend them,...

both approaches have things to recommend them, and i think what a lot of people forget about Moses is that, in among all the poor decisions and myopia, he was an enormous advocate of and did much to...
Forum: Commuting
11-25-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By Laika

I'd have to lock it outside for more than 10...

I'd have to lock it outside for more than 10 minutes at a time for that to happen!
Forum: Commuting
11-24-07, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By Laika

I LOOOVE this bike blog

http://www.zombiebikes.blogspot.com/

great idea, well executed. can't wait to see more!
11-09-07, 10:28 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 9,431
Posted By Laika

...by attempting to beat Robert to death over the...

...by attempting to beat Robert to death over the specific details of on particular, non-general incident.
Forum: Commuting
11-08-07, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,345
Posted By Laika

Are you talking about those linen 3/4 length...

Are you talking about those linen 3/4 length pants they were selling this year? I bought a pair of those and they were about the only thing I wore on the bike or off when it was hot here this year. ...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-07, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,345
Posted By Laika

I have four pair of various sorts of swrve...

I have four pair of various sorts of swrve knickers and i'm fairly well pleased with them, though I will say they're cut a little tight through the calves.
11-07-07, 08:57 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 9,431
Posted By Laika

I think it was pretty clear by his last response...

I think it was pretty clear by his last response to you that he's not playing anymore. He's taken his ball and gone home.
11-05-07, 07:33 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 9,431
Posted By Laika

I'll simply observe that for someone who parses...

I'll simply observe that for someone who parses words in the posts of others down past syllables, past characters and to some sort of linguistic quantum level, this is somewhat rich.
11-02-07, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,047
Posted By Laika

I like bike lanes and I cannot lie! you other...

I like bike lanes and I cannot lie! you other brothers can deny!
10-31-07, 07:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,757
Posted By Laika

I had no idea malkovich was a cyclist.

I had no idea malkovich was a cyclist.
10-31-07, 06:44 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 9,431
Posted By Laika

I don't need to... implementing your "rules" for...

I don't need to... implementing your "rules" for cycling in the streets I named above would do it perfectly.



You mustn't get out much. Even in venerable old Park Slope, there are garages with...
10-30-07, 08:36 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 9,431
Posted By Laika

Except when you want to drag an analogy out into...

Except when you want to drag an analogy out into center lane position and beat it within an inch of its death to "prove" your "point."
10-30-07, 06:29 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 9,431
Posted By Laika

Most side streets are in the 40' range...I'm...

Most side streets are in the 40' range...I'm talking about the one way side streets here. And in my part of Brooklyn- in fact, in every part of Brooklyn I know- those sidestreets are riddled with...
10-29-07, 07:22 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 9,431
Posted By Laika

I'm gussing you live in brooklyn, right? How do...

I'm gussing you live in brooklyn, right? How do you manage to stay 25' from anything coming out from the side on our 40' wide one-way streeets lined with driveways on either side, especially...
10-29-07, 07:18 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 9,431
Posted By Laika

I dare say my cycling is quite a bit more urban...

I dare say my cycling is quite a bit more urban than yours, and the average residential lot width where I cycle hovers rights around 20'. My own lot is 18'. There are plenty narrower and not many...
10-29-07, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By Laika

They do a feature every year in the NY Daily...

They do a feature every year in the NY Daily News, pitting a cyclist against bus, subway and taxi riders. The cyclist always- always- wins, and by quite a lot.

My commute by bike to work is...
10-25-07, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By Laika

OK, I was wrong! —34 RCNY 4-12(p)(3):...

OK, I was wrong!

—34 RCNY 4-12(p)(3): Bicycles permitted on both sides of 4O-foot wide one-way roadways. Any person operating a bicycle upon a roadway that carries traffic in one direction only...
10-25-07, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By Laika

The street depicted is a one-way...there are...

The street depicted is a one-way...there are likely to be double-parkers on either side, and obviously you can't (or at least don't) get leftwards BLs in 2-way streets. I've always read NYC cycling...
10-24-07, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By Laika

On the east (far) side of grand? Yes, it's a...

On the east (far) side of grand? Yes, it's a normal-for-NY oneway doorzone bike lane. on the near (west) side? See below.



There are two different kinds of lanes depicted in thevideo. The...
10-23-07, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 544
Posted By Laika

To be clear.... Grand west of Lafayette is a...

To be clear....

Grand west of Lafayette is a "shared lane." That is, a traffic lane with a double chevron/biker ideogram but NO lane stripes per se. East of Lafayette on grand, there is lane...
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