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03-29-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,005
Posted By walrus1

You got 311 to do something?!!! Usually, they...

You got 311 to do something?!!! Usually, they come by a few hours later and mark the problem as solved. Or they fix the problem months later when they repave a road.
03-29-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By walrus1

The question is how you want to die? Run over by...

The question is how you want to die? Run over by an angry taxi on 8th or getting thrown in the river by an angry mob after a clueless jogger runs in front of you. Only one way gets you on the cover...
Forum: Commuting
03-24-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,506
Posted By walrus1

Get a Contour Roam 2 or 3 whichever you can find...

Get a Contour Roam 2 or 3 whichever you can find cheaper. I love my Roam 2 and like my helmet, I just don't feel safe without it. The Roam has great video quality, much better battery than a GoPro...
03-24-16, 03:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,059
Posted By walrus1

I'd find another bike shop pronto! While your...

I'd find another bike shop pronto! While your bike might not be the ideal bicycle for that amount of mileage most of what it needs are usual for wear and tear. This guy probably has a bike to sell...
Forum: Commuting
03-15-16, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By walrus1

Another great reason to give anything you lock up...

Another great reason to give anything you lock up to a few firm shakes before leaving.
03-15-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,687
Posted By walrus1

Don't park your ****ing cruisers in the ****ing...

Don't park your ****ing cruisers in the ****ing bike lane unless there is an active emergency in which case move them ASAP. Ensure your officers know the traffic law and how ti pertains to bicycles....
01-16-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By walrus1

HillRider Thanks for the reply! Do I just take a...

HillRider Thanks for the reply! Do I just take a dab of the repair goop and put it underneath the rubber?

Would it be unsafe to ride the tire as is?
01-16-16, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By walrus1

So 106 views and not a single reply?

So 106 views and not a single reply?
01-15-16, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By walrus1

Small nick in sidewall? Or is rubber peeling?

I bought a new Michelin Pro4 Endurance tire to replace one that I blew out when I ran over not one but two shattered beer bottles. :p

Well I went for a ride today came home and during my post ride...
08-22-15, 07:13 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,804
Posted By walrus1

I've had this issue in the past. For a while when...

I've had this issue in the past. For a while when messenger bags were just starting to take off in NYC many places would demand I leave my bag with them. As messenger bags got more prevalent many...
07-24-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,655
Posted By walrus1

Yeah um you're way off base. REREAD my post...

Yeah um you're way off base. REREAD my post including the part just after you highlighted talking about a protected bike lane. VC propaganda? Really?
07-24-15, 06:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,655
Posted By walrus1

Yeah... no. I'd keep going straight and take the...

Yeah... no. I'd keep going straight and take the lane rather than go around that thing. Since it causes you to have to merge with cars driving over it at a weird angle. I'm sure it made sense to...
07-24-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By walrus1

Urban road since 98%-100% of my commute is via...

Urban road since 98%-100% of my commute is via road. Never had a serious crash only a few bruises. That being said I've had more near misses with pedestrians on the Brooklyn Bridge then anywhere...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,238
Posted By walrus1

I have a quart size zipper bag that I keep a...

I have a quart size zipper bag that I keep a travel sized toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, regular deodorant, and if I'm being fancy cologne in. I have a slightly larger than average hand towel...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-15, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,117
Posted By walrus1

Glad you made it through!

Glad you made it through!
Forum: Commuting
07-24-15, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 168,828
Posted By walrus1

Comparatively nice day today! I went down a...

Comparatively nice day today! I went down a street this afternoon that was so gridlocked that all the cars decided to take the bike lane over that was fun... not. I almost got hit by a car that ran a...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-15, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By walrus1

I'm taking a forced hiatus from bicycle commuting soon

After three wonderful years of going almost everywhere I possibly can by bike; I must now take a break. I'm going to be interning for a city agency up in the Bronx and I have to report by 7 AM which...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 168,828
Posted By walrus1

While not a commute I thought I'd share this...

While not a commute I thought I'd share this story with you all. I needed to go west on Chambers so I took the Brooklyn Bridge and not the Manhattan. I met this amazing family of tourists in the bike...
07-10-15, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,766
Posted By walrus1

I suspect if I put this on my bike in NYC I'd rip...

I suspect if I put this on my bike in NYC I'd rip it off a block or two later. If you don't wear earbuds and look back every once awhile you'll rarely be taken by surprise.
06-13-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,321
Posted By walrus1

I'm sorry what did I miss read? Your statement...

I'm sorry what did I miss read? Your statement "That is often parroted but its not a universal truth by a long shot." Which is actually kinda of insulting or the part where you explicitly state you...
06-13-15, 02:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,321
Posted By walrus1

I've had people make illegal turns in front of me...

I've had people make illegal turns in front of me when I used to hug the curb at reds. It also puts you at increased chance of getting right hook. It makes larger vehicles think they can turn around...
Forum: Commuting
06-13-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,178
Posted By walrus1

Amen!

Amen!
Forum: Commuting
06-13-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,178
Posted By walrus1

My rules are as follows: 1. Yellow, neon...

My rules are as follows:

1. Yellow, neon yellow or black cars equal danger!
2. Out of state plates equal danger.
3. Rear light is always on.
4. Carry bungee cord always.
5. The NYPD is not...
06-13-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,321
Posted By walrus1

Where I am it's a bit different then the rest of...

Where I am it's a bit different then the rest of the country. Turns on red in New York City are illegal unless a sign is posted stating otherwise. So I stay in either the bike lane, far right as safe...
06-11-15, 01:05 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,534
Posted By walrus1

kickstart Yep and in the real world taking the...

kickstart Yep and in the real world taking the lane is, when warranted, one of the best things a cyclist can do.


When did the A&S forum become the victim bashing forum? Frankly every time I see...
05-16-15, 05:39 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,446
Posted By walrus1

Didn't volunter for anything just stating facts....

Didn't volunter for anything just stating facts. I can see your reading skills are just as horrible as your logic skills.


We don't get anything done up here? Well obviously you've never been...
05-16-15, 09:28 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,446
Posted By walrus1

Yeah come to NYC cyclists and cars often use...

Yeah come to NYC cyclists and cars often use colorful language to make our mutual dislike clear. Very few people get beaten as a result. The people claiming the cyclist is caused this are rejecting...
05-14-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,446
Posted By walrus1

Exactly this guy was looking for a fight and...

Exactly this guy was looking for a fight and decided to start one.
05-14-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,446
Posted By walrus1

Funny you should say that! Since you can't grasp...

Funny you should say that! Since you can't grasp the difference between a truck trying to run a cyclist off the road and then assaulting a cyclist and a cyclist shooting the driver the bird a few...
05-14-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 9,446
Posted By walrus1

Your post is so dead wrong it's not even funny....

Your post is so dead wrong it's not even funny. In fact it is probably the dumbest thing I've read all day. He flipped off a truck that endangered is life. Nothing wrong with that. In NYC we tend to...
05-13-15, 12:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By walrus1

Wow that's just stupidity at it's finest.

Wow that's just stupidity at it's finest.
Forum: Commuting
05-12-15, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By walrus1

Hmm, I deal with metal humps on the Manhattan...

Hmm, I deal with metal humps on the Manhattan Bridge that form similar sized bumps. The trick I use is to maintain a steady speed, stand out of the saddle and aim for the smoothest bits. I don't...
Forum: Commuting
05-05-15, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 168,828
Posted By walrus1

I didn't sleep well at all last night so I...

I didn't sleep well at all last night so I decided to take a day off from riding and take the subway. I felt bad about the decision until I checked my app and realized that I have rode 9 out of the...
04-28-15, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,069
Posted By walrus1

"Who struck a car that turned in front of him."...

"Who struck a car that turned in front of him." Who struck a car implies he did the action which was getting hit by a car. While cyclist struck by car implies that the car hit him. It's a classic...
Forum: Commuting
04-28-15, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,784
Posted By walrus1

I'd argue that I'm answering the same question...

I'd argue that I'm answering the same question since his branded lock hasn't gotten stolen yet.
Forum: Commuting
04-28-15, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,784
Posted By walrus1

I'd say thieves actually go for the cheaper lock...

I'd say thieves actually go for the cheaper lock and I have some extremely limited evidence to back it up. My friend bought a very cheap POS MTB at Target. He also bought a cheap cable lock. I...
04-27-15, 09:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,543
Posted By walrus1

Awful simply awful! Most of the comments I saw...

Awful simply awful! Most of the comments I saw we're fairly respectful and subdued.
04-27-15, 09:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,069
Posted By walrus1

While not the worst headline over a cyclist's...

While not the worst headline over a cyclist's death it's not the best. As written it makes it seem like the cyclist was at fault while in actuality the car hit and killed him.
04-27-15, 08:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 577
Posted By walrus1

Foolish police captain and crackdown

I regularly cycle through the 88th precinct and I see no more or less unruly cyclist behavior then anywhere else in the city. I do however see more dangerous driver behavior then in other parts of...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-15, 08:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,970
Posted By walrus1

Echoing the people saying screw your...

Echoing the people saying screw your requirements. You realize this is an open forum right?

I've tried various tires over the years and I've found that while tires help the single best, and...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By walrus1

As much as I'd like to see one it'll never...

As much as I'd like to see one it'll never happen. The tunnels are woefully overcrowded as is and there is just no way to safely get a bike lane in. The walk ways couldn't even accommodate one!
Forum: Commuting
04-21-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 168,828
Posted By walrus1

Yesterday was insane I had to go up to the Bronx...

Yesterday was insane I had to go up to the Bronx so I needed to take the subway. Can't say I missed riding in the rain. However yeah bike is still better than the subway.

What the hell is going...
Forum: Commuting
04-21-15, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,189
Posted By walrus1

Too late! I got a good deal on 23mms and already...

Too late! I got a good deal on 23mms and already rode on them today. Yeah they're a tad harder then my old 25mm tires but god what great tires! :D
Forum: Commuting
04-21-15, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3,374
Views: 168,828
Posted By walrus1

What a great ride in. New tires are like a hot...

What a great ride in. New tires are like a hot knife through butter. Already averaging 2-3 MPH faster with what feels like less effort and this is with headwind and a heavier than normal load....
Forum: Commuting
04-20-15, 04:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,266
Posted By walrus1

I have a contour and can say it's great. They...

I have a contour and can say it's great. They seem to be much more stable these days and I'm seeing more of them all the time.
Forum: Commuting
04-20-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,556
Posted By walrus1

I must be commuting on the wrong routes cause I...

I must be commuting on the wrong routes cause I rarely see people BLOW lights. I see a fair bit of Idaho stops which I have no problem with. I'm curious as to why the OP has such an issue with it. In...
04-19-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,202
Posted By walrus1

Given the south's stellar record of police...

Given the south's stellar record of police minority interactions I'm hardly surprised.

As for the laughable assertion that "Bikes, Tampa Police Chief Jane Cantor said in a statement, have 'become...
04-18-15, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By walrus1

Depending where you are and what time there might...

Depending where you are and what time there might not be a shop around you that is open and sells tubes. This has happened to me once in NYC and once while on vacation in Atlanta.
Forum: Commuting
04-18-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,189
Posted By walrus1

Gah! The USPS is out to troll me! Amazon shipped...

Gah! The USPS is out to troll me! Amazon shipped the tires and new tubes in two different boxes and only delivered the tires. I didn't realize this so I took the old tires off and chucked the old...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,189
Posted By walrus1

Hey all, I ordered the tires a couple days...

Hey all,

I ordered the tires a couple days ago and went with the 23s since I got them for $6 cheaper each then the cheapest 25s on Amazon. They should get here in the next couple days. Thanks for...
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