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Old 09-11-2012, 07:19 AM   #15226
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Rode back from NJ last night and just before the entrance of the Holland tunnel the view of downtown NYC was spectacular.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:47 AM   #15227
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First of all, yet another contraption to add to the motorcycle. It should not be a requisite to have to attach new gadgets to your bike in order to park in NYC.

Second, it's not like they make these contraptions available when you enter the city. When a visitor comes to the city on two wheels is there a dispenser containing these things at the entrances to the bridges and tunnels? Is there a sign indicating that you're going to need them? Are there dispensers for these contraptions on the meters? Do the traffic cops carry them around to give out to motorcyclists? Can you even ask for one when you go to administrative court? Fuck no! You have to write to NYC DOT to request one.

It is stupid. Other cities have installed electronic meters that work acceptably with motorcycles. They do exist already. It's not rocket science. The city knew this was a problem, is currently installing new, different electronic meters and those newer ones still do not work acceptably with motorcycles.

Cities which cannot be bothered to fix this oversight - at this point an intentional oversight - have made motorcycle parking free. I don't see why we can't.

As far as I'm concerned this law does not even apply to me. The law specifies that I must place the receipt on my dashboard. I do not have a dashboard. Fuck this place.

Yesterday I saw a scooter that had a fake license plate inside one of those pull-a-plate things. There was a parking summons that featured the fake registration. I'm lovin' it!
Recently got the bike out to the city and about the third time I parked out front I saw a meter maid and cornered her for info straight from the horses mouth. (Actually, she wasn't that ugly)

Cover your bike. According to her, they won't touch it. Metered parking, sidewalk (as long as its not blocking any access) whatever. If its got a cover (and not place to attach ticket, they leave it alone.

Yesterday, I parked on 3rd ave 76th for a Dr appt. bought a ticket and put it in my wallet (cause the mc riding doorman next door told me people stole them off you bike of you attached them). Went into a bodega for a water, MMs hiving do I went and showed them my receipt. Tore up ticket and advised me to take my plate off. They can't write tix with no registration. (next time I take to a MM I'm going to "Voice Memo" it).

Come out 15 min later and ANOTHER MM had written me a ticket caught another and said WTF? Told me to mail tic in with receipt and check "Other/MC."

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Old 09-11-2012, 10:52 AM   #15228
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As far as I'm concerned this law does not even apply to me. The law specifies that I must place the receipt on my dashboard. I do not have a dashboard. Fuck this place.
Meet me at the Ear tonight and I'll buy you a beer to drown your sorrows. Will be wearing a grey "CR&S" t shirt.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:07 AM   #15229
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Meet me at the Ear tonight and I'll buy you a beer to drown your sorrows. Will be wearing a grey "CR&S" t shirt.
Free beer for all FF's?
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:16 AM   #15230
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Hey Thomas,

I had a visitor this weekend with your twin:


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Old 09-11-2012, 01:26 PM   #15231
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Meet me at the Ear tonight and I'll buy you a beer to drown your sorrows. Will be wearing a grey "CR&S" t shirt.
That's a plan!
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:42 PM   #15232
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Hey Thomas,

I had a visitor this weekend with your twin:


is he gonna be at the ear tonight? should i put on my milk crate for kicks? i thoughts klr's exist only to do wheelies around brooklyn.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:22 PM   #15233
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is he gonna be at the ear tonight? should i put on my milk crate for kicks? i thoughts klr's exist only to do wheelies around brooklyn.
No, that's what Yamaha's Banshees are for.
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:26 PM   #15234
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Free beer for all FF's?
I could probably stand a round without breaking the bank. Worse comes to worse, I found a sweet new "camping spot" in Central Park today!
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:31 PM   #15235
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is he gonna be at the ear tonight? should i put on my milk crate for kicks? i thoughts klr's exist only to do wheelies around brooklyn.
Nah, he took off for CT and RI on Sunday night. He might join me on the Berkshire ride on Sunday. If he comes back to stay with us I'll make sure to bring him to the Ear. Enjoy your evening!!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:03 PM   #15236
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:36 AM   #15237
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:03 AM   #15238
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I might as well share too:

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Old 09-12-2012, 06:28 AM   #15239
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Hey guys how long are hotel loading zones?

I got harassed by the doorman to move my bike (I parked 15 ft from the hotel awning and bars, next to two other bikes. I park there all the time, and the last time I was there the door man told me to move it 15ft in the opposite side of the hotel awning (which made no sense) which I did just to be nice. Today he came out and I was running late to a meeting (and there was a big delivery truck blocking their entrance) so I told him I couldn't do it (parked next to two bikes again). He told me I will be sorry lol then the security guy came out and started yelling at me and barking orders to MOVE IT, I laughed at his bad english and he told me he'll tow me... so I told him to go for it and went to my meeting.

I figured ill go check on it later, but everyday I walk by there during lunch and there's 5-6 bikes parked there. I guess all they can do is call 311 or the cops, im not blocking the entrance by far. Plate is pulled and disc lock on...
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:55 AM   #15240
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Hey guys how long are hotel loading zones?.
However long the signage installed by the DOT indicates.
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