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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Today, 06:57 AM
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Posted By dominican
Commuting frustrations

Well, Ladies and Gents, I'm about to give up my motorcycle commuting days into NYC, here's why: Getting to, and parking in midtown (42nd and Madison) is impossible.

I can ride to the 34th street...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-30-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
I'm with this guy, I smile whenever I see a...

I'm with this guy, I smile whenever I see a fellow nutjob on two wheels in NYC (let's face it, you have to be batshit to ride around NYC).
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22,950
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Posted By dominican
Tudor City has alternate side parking, which...

Tudor City has alternate side parking, which means that, if you're like me and you work a 9-5, you will have to park on the side that doesn't have street sweeping. By 8AM, all the good moto spots are...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-29-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
While that isn't me parked next to you, I do...

While that isn't me parked next to you, I do routinely park my bike basically on top of other bikes. I fully expect to find my bike laying on its side when I go back to get it after work, but it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
The Taconic is pretty epic, just be careful with...

The Taconic is pretty epic, just be careful with those novice drivers that you may find in those mountains.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-12-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
Laws are just opinions with guns.

Laws are just opinions with guns.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-06-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
You could always have someone push you down the...

You could always have someone push you down the street and bump start it. In a pinch, I've been able to push it myself, jump on, and bump start it.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-20-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
Is that true?? If it is, there should be a way to...

Is that true?? If it is, there should be a way to see where the checkpoints are.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-18-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
I got one last year, fought it and lost. Also,...

I got one last year, fought it and lost. Also, F#$K the presidential motorcade, it came through just in time for mess up rush hour traffic even worse than usual.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-17-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
The law requires you to be wearing eyewear with...

The law requires you to be wearing eyewear with ANSI standards. It can be glasses, sunglasses, etc... but if you have your visor opened, they can ticket you if they feel like it.

living under the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-16-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 22,950
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Posted By dominican
I commuted today, as I do every day. I saw more...

I commuted today, as I do every day. I saw more bikes out today, which is good I guess.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
Yea, The NC700X has the cat right up next to the...

Yea, The NC700X has the cat right up next to the engine, so the sound is still very muffled, just sounds better.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-11-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
I guess it's a good thing I have my OEM...

I guess it's a good thing I have my OEM "lipstick" exhaust on my bike still. I have such animosity towards it mostly because my girlfriend burned herself on it, and it left a mark (she learned her...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-11-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
If I remove the muffler from my bike, it still...

If I remove the muffler from my bike, it still sounds quieter than all harleys and sport bikes, but because I technically do not have a baffle, I can get a ticket in NYC, or worse, I can get it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-10-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
He pretended nothing happened. I looked over my...

He pretended nothing happened. I looked over my bike and other than the gold paint, it was fine, so I just kept rolling. Life is too short to care too much.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-09-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
I hate this kind of treatment. The only reason I...

I hate this kind of treatment. The only reason I keep my ugly, girlfriend burning exhaust on my bike is because I do not want my bike impounded by these goons. My bike sounds great, less loud than a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-09-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
I was also stuck in that traffic. I couldn't even...

I was also stuck in that traffic. I couldn't even lane split my way to freedom it was so bad!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-05-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
Have fun and be safe out there!

Have fun and be safe out there!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-02-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
So this will get motorcycles freshly on the mind...

So this will get motorcycles freshly on the mind of the police again.. That's just great...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-23-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
A lot of piggies out and about lately, cramping...

A lot of piggies out and about lately, cramping my style.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-23-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
haha, the way it works is she takes the commuter...

haha, the way it works is she takes the commuter bus in the morning, and comes back with me in the afternoon. She gets in too early for my tastes, but we go back together. We also took a trip to ohio...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-21-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
My NC700X is pretty sweet, I've put 14k miles...

My NC700X is pretty sweet, I've put 14k miles commuting into the city in the last year, has held up pretty well. The suspension kind of sucks, but it's a cheap bike, gets me 70 MPG consistently,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-05-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
Looks like the city is gearing up for more...

Looks like the city is gearing up for more revenue grabbing from the people using the streets to get around.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-30-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
There's an android app called "best parking" you...

There's an android app called "best parking" you can find free street parking that way.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-21-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
I just saw this, looks like a fellow NC700X rider...

I just saw this, looks like a fellow NC700X rider got clipped. That was almost me this morning on the West Side Hwy...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-18-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
I work on 18th and 5th ave, and park on 18th, and...

I work on 18th and 5th ave, and park on 18th, and all I know is that those meter maids love to give out tickets, even if you're legally parked sometimes. They are so busy giving out tickets they...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-14-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
F4 sounds about right to stop riding.

F4 sounds about right to stop riding.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-11-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
He took off his plate, therefore no ticket. :deal...

He took off his plate, therefore no ticket. :deal

I would really like to leave my bike across the street so I can keep an eye on it from my office, but if this will cause a problem, I will just...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-11-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
Can you see the picture I attached? It clearly...

Can you see the picture I attached? It clearly shows the sign and the crosswalk paint, and I am in between both of them. It is effectively a lawless zone until the sign gets moved or until the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-11-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
I guess I can't fight city hall... Will calling...

I guess I can't fight city hall... Will calling 311 do anything for me?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-11-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
Is that really the law? if the sign was placed...

Is that really the law? if the sign was placed far enough for a car to fit in it, would it not be legal for a car to park there and not have to pay the muni meter? I think it should be legal for me...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-11-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
So, I need some feedback from you guys... Right...

So, I need some feedback from you guys... Right in front of my office (on 18th street and 5th ave) there is a what is called designated muni metered parking area. There is a sign in the middle of it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-09-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
Bring a tent and camp in the wilderness, it's...

Bring a tent and camp in the wilderness, it's what I've done.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-09-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
Beautiful weather out there gents, I have started...

Beautiful weather out there gents, I have started to see more and more bikers come out and play during my morning commute.

Today I caught up to a Ducati Monster with a sweet sounding exhaust...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-06-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
http://www.change.org/petitions/ny-state-senate-le...

http://www.change.org/petitions/ny-state-senate-legalize-lane-splitting-in-new-york-state?utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition


I'm sad, but not...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-04-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
I bet you if you were on a motorcycle, and you...

I bet you if you were on a motorcycle, and you were stopped with your visor open, you would have had a police officer stop in no time. They are helpful that way :rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-02-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
After dealing with all the cabbies, the crazy...

After dealing with all the cabbies, the crazy food delivery people, commuter buses, the giant potholes and crevices and suicidal pedestrians, the thing I am most afraid of, still, is dealing with...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-01-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
I ride that every night on my way back home....

I ride that every night on my way back home. Right off the GW bridge, you get giant patches of roadway just plain missing, exposing the base layer of the road, making holes capable of swallowing your...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/crash-vic...

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/crash-victims-families-push-20-mph-speed-limits-article-1.1726292

They want to lower the city speed limits to 20 MPH, because you know, more revenue for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-18-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22,950
Views: 1,545,552
Posted By dominican
What is AMA?

What is AMA?
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