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03-21-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Posted By punkinevil

It's probably best to pick a crappy day. I was...

It's probably best to pick a crappy day. I was out today and it was pretty desolate on the Greenways and paths, but they got very crowded when it got warm and sunny.
Forum: Northeast
02-05-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 322
Posted By punkinevil

Manhattan Hudson Greenway upcoming closure from 110 to 125 st.

The details in this article from Streetsblog are thin, but it seems the Parks Department hasn't been very forthcoming. The gist is there is planned work along the water (NOT the path surface) that...
01-06-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By punkinevil

Welcome to Manhattan! If you are interested in...

Welcome to Manhattan! If you are interested in group rides, check the outcycling.org page. Most of the group rides start near you on the Greenway (125th st sometimes), at the entrance to the George...
12-15-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By punkinevil

They haven't been finalized yet. New routes are...

They haven't been finalized yet. New routes are being developed for this year.

It will still start in Manhattan on the Hudson Greenway around 145th street and then head over GWB. In years past,...
11-06-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,070
Posted By punkinevil

2020 NYC Pride Ride registration open for June 14

Registration is open for the 2020 NYC Pride Ride HERE (https://www.outcycling.org/nycprideride).

We invite all cyclists to experience the challenge of a great 30, 60, 80 or 100 mile ride. Don't...
11-04-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,845
Posted By punkinevil

Of course this thread begs for VERY subjective...

Of course this thread begs for VERY subjective answers. I can only address what I have ridden, and really give a good opinion about what I have owned.

Varsity (might be a late 60s...definitely...
09-24-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,910
Posted By punkinevil

Thanks to everyone who supported this ride! We...

Thanks to everyone who supported this ride! We raised almost $2.15 million this year which will go a very long way towards funding The Center's AIDS/HIV service programs for the next year.

On a...
08-31-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,910
Posted By punkinevil

I'll take it! Thank you. Classic Schwinns always...

I'll take it! Thank you. Classic Schwinns always hold their own. I know it's a charity, but I always take smug satisfaction when I pass a twenty-something riding a carbon fiber up a hill. Don't mess...
08-29-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,910
Posted By punkinevil

I'm bumping this is up, since I head up to Boston...

I'm bumping this is up, since I head up to Boston for this in exactly 3 weeks. There's still time to donate.
...
07-24-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,910
Posted By punkinevil

Just a quick addendum: Northwell Health has...

Just a quick addendum: Northwell Health has generously offered to match donations through this Friday (July 26) so if you are considering donating, this is great time to do so and double your impact.
Forum: Northeast
07-22-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 843
Views: 96,917
Posted By punkinevil

That's a little unfair. While I completely agree...

That's a little unfair. While I completely agree that it's ridiculous that we have the only bike share I know of that gets zero subsidy, it's been this way from the start under Bloomberg. It's always...
Forum: Northeast
07-18-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,966
Posted By punkinevil

Thanks for that. I'm just responding to what...

Thanks for that. I'm just responding to what someone on the board said about how this meeting had more cyclists which was the opposite of previous. There were a number of council members who did seem...
07-18-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,910
Posted By punkinevil

The California ride (AIDS Life Cycle) and Cycle...

The California ride (AIDS Life Cycle) and Cycle for the Cause are independent. There may be smaller So Cal rides, but I'm not sure. You could probably check with your local HIV/AIDS advocacy...
07-18-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,910
Posted By punkinevil

I'm going to bump this up, since the ride is two...

I'm going to bump this up, since the ride is two months out. I'm at about 70% of my fundraising minimum and realize it's time for me to start pushing for this metaphorical climb. Honestly, I'd rather...
Forum: Northeast
07-16-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,966
Posted By punkinevil

I went. There were more concerned cyclists there...

I went. There were more concerned cyclists there than satisfied pedestrians, and the obvious concerns were all expressed. There were a few board members who agreed that this solution was worse than...
05-29-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,126
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: 7,126
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: 7,126
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: 17
Views: 5,910
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: 843
Views: 96,917
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: 843
Views: 96,917
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: 843
Views: 96,917
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: 7,126
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: 7,126
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: 39
Views: 2,966
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: 39
Views: 2,966
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: 566
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: 2,959
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: 2,423
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: 39
Views: 2,966
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: 39
Views: 2,966
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: 39
Views: 2,966
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: 2,423
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: 343
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: 2,423
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: 1,970
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: 640
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: 2,423
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: 843
Views: 96,917
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: 5,067
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: 5,067
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: 5,067
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: 1,418
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: 3,008
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: 5,373
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: 54
Views: 5,672
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: 54
Views: 5,672
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: 54
Views: 5,672
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: 54
Views: 5,672
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...
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