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Old 12-06-05, 07:14 AM
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Icy death trap?
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Old 12-06-05, 07:16 AM
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they were pretty good about cleaning it last year. this year, not so good.

i crashed and busted a spoke on the icy deathtrap already.
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Old 12-06-05, 07:20 AM
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i went thru it no problemo, well i'm special.lets see how it goes today.
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Old 12-06-05, 07:27 AM
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I walked over it into Brooklyn Sunday night. There were a few people riding verrry slowly over it, but I wasn't so much into the fall-down-break-ass part of it. Doesn't seem to me that it'd be less icy today. Maybe the Brooklyn....
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The brooklyn bridge is ok. There are parts of it that are kind of shiesty, but all in all, not too harrowing. I think it's because it's the tourist bridge and they very well can't have the international herd slipping and busting their grills on those wooden slats we all know so well and love. I think they salted the **** out of the manhattan approach toward brooklyn (concrete part) last night. There was not a trace of snow. I didn't ride in this morning for various reasons, so I don't what it was like today.
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Old 12-06-05, 09:57 AM
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"bridge freezes before road surface"

but brooklyn bridge is a better ride this time of year. (imo)
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c'mon. if you guys can do this, that bridge should be no problem.


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any bridge reports from today? i crashed 3 times on black ice over the last 2 days, so i took today off, but i am eager to ride tommorow. i think i might need to invest in some thicker tires.
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Old 12-07-05, 11:06 PM
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The manhattan bridge is fine by now. There's some snow on the edges of the path, but it's not the icy death trap it was through Tuesday morning.
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My ass is just that much better looking.
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I had originally uploaded a wav file of the Dad from "a christmas story" saying "you look like a pink nightmare!"

but those dastards changed my hotlink to another site.
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nice resource

but uh......I don't get it.
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that link doesn't work, it goes to the main page
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Old 12-08-05, 08:27 AM
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balls now the joke totally is the fail

here is the wav file anyway
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Originally Posted by s_9
My ass is just that much better looking.
heh heh
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Old 03-03-06, 09:23 AM
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Freakin Icy Death Trap this morning. Someone forgot to salt the Manhattan side of it. Tall_Animals & I had a delightful ride over.
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Williamsburg bridge today? salt?
It was a choppy icy mess last night...
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Also, the bike path that goes over the rail yard in queens (right after the QB bridge) is a solid piece of ice. stay on the roadway. QB bridge is alright.
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I had to walk it this morning. They were salting it though so it should be better soon.

Last night, wintry mix = seated skids all the way down. It was fun.
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The Willy B was a nightmare at 10p last night. BUT I was impressed how many bike tracks there were, indicating how many bikes traveled there on this, the Year's Worst Day Yet for Riding (in my opinion).
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major roads in brooklyn were okay... it seemed like they salted the crap outta it. The streets looks white. The rest though were just a giant sheet of ice... hopefully most will melt by tomorrow morning... I don't feel like racing on ice.
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most of central park was just massive sheets of rutted, chunky ice. i made the mistake of cutting in there late last night. i got to really test out the fat cyclocross tires though. they killed that crap!!!

again... cyclocross tires--highly recommended for MT.
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Originally Posted by roscoenyc57
Williamsburg bridge today? salt?
It was a choppy icy mess last night...

eeeek...answering my own question.

Williamsburg Bridge is salted and sloppy but safe going at this point
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yeah the bridge was brutal coming into manhattan. only half the bridge was salted, the very definition of half assed. i fell twice on the bridge and then once more for no reason later on. i hope that it melts and goes away today.
it was kind of fun though.
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