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Old 08-28-2007, 09:56 AM   #1531
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I used to park under the FDR at he end of Wall Street and there's been bikes there for years that are a real eye sore. I don't get the arbitrariness of the city.

I would be real surprised to see them remove an unplated bike over the course of a day. It takes months for them to even realize that a car has been abandoned and get around to towing it away.

I remember a Toyota minivan abandoned on the sidewalk at the corner of 25th and 11th Ave for about 2 months 6 or 7 years ago. It was interesting to see it get slowly stripped of usable parts while at the same time get filled with trash and receive a mound of parking tickets.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:24 AM   #1532
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It was interesting to see it get slowly stripped of usable parts while at the same time get filled with trash and receive a mound of parking tickets.
Oh I love it when the tickets pile up. Had a (can't remember what car it was) old beater on Pelham Parkway for a couple month. The car had one of its windows completely down and an approximate sum of over 20 tickets on the windshield. I just can't imagine what's running through a cops noggin when he sees something like that and continues to write, yet another ticket, to add to the pile.

BTW, The XT will be treated to its first run (by me) up to Thomaston Dam tomorrow!
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:23 PM   #1533
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Thomaston CT? I used to live up there and commute into the city on a GPZ in the winter with no ATGATT.... ah, those were the days.
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:43 PM   #1534
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After having some shitty weather this whole week I was thinking about what I'm going to do when the temperature drops. I currently commute to work everyday by bike and I was wondering what you guys do in terms of clothing. Do you guys just wear what you normally wear just have more layers under? I was thinking a one piece suit would be best, something like a field sheer.
...depends how far you're commuting. I rode down from the Bronx and now in from central Brooklyn for the last few winters, and I found that an insulated full jacket (Joe Rocket ballistic I think it's called?) along with good leather gloves is enough. A fleece neckwarmer and insulated gloves are worth having when it's properly cold. For me, even in the coldest weather jeans are commutable--you show up with cold legs, but it's not intolerable. If you have a place to stash riding pants, winter is the perfect time to wear em. I also have a FirstGear Kili air jacket that is worth it's weight in gold--good mesh in the summer, good waterproof insulated jacket in the winter. If you can find one on closeout it'll do both as well as a purpose built jacket for either, IMHO.

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Old 08-28-2007, 01:08 PM   #1535
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...depends how far you're commuting. I rode down from the Bronx and now in from central Brooklyn for the last few winters, and I found that an insulated full jacket (Joe Rocket ballistic I think it's called?) along with good leather gloves is enough. A fleece neckwarmer and insulated gloves are worth having when it's properly cold. For me, even in the coldest weather jeans are commutable--you show up with cold legs, but it's not intolerable. If you have a place to stash riding pants, winter is the perfect time to wear em. I also have a FirstGear Kili air jacket that is worth it's weight in gold--good mesh in the summer, good waterproof insulated jacket in the winter. If you can find one on closeout it'll do both as well as a purpose built jacket for either, IMHO.

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Old 08-28-2007, 09:06 PM   #1536
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Oh I love it when the tickets pile up. Had a (can't remember what car it was) old beater on Pelham Parkway for a couple month. The car had one of its windows completely down and an approximate sum of over 20 tickets on the windshield. I just can't imagine what's running through a cops noggin when he sees something like that and continues to write, yet another ticket, to add to the pile.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:34 PM   #1537
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From a local list:

I've learned the very hard way that a new enforcement policy is in
effect for motorcycles. If you remove your plates, you are in great
jeopardy of having your bike destroyed by the Sanitation Department.
The criteria for a vehicle to be destroyed as derelict is as follows:
1st - no plates
2nd - older than 8 years
3rd - any damage whatsoever - this means as minor as a dent or mild rust

My bike is a 1975 Norton Commando in excellent condition. DON'T RELY
ON THEM FOLLOWING THE ABOVE CRITERIA! When I spoke with the supervisor
at the DVO (Derelict Vehicles Office) he read my bike's report stating
it had damage to the left-side, right-side, rust, and rot. None of
that is accurate. The supervisor provided the above criteria which I
have yet to find posted online. It's also different from what the
Sanitation Department told me was the criteria.

I happen to be extremely lucky that the guy I reached at the wrecking
yard is a motorcyclist and the supervisor at the DVO is a
motorcyclist. They helped me beyond what I'm guessing they are
required to do since my bike was officially already destroyed as of
this last Sunday. If the guys at the yard had removed so much as one
part from the bike, I would not be allowed to retrieve it.

I never removed my plate or parked on a sidewalk for the 3 years I've
lived here, until I was on the paying end of repeated assholes backing
into it and causing considerable damage. I also cannot afford the
astronomical parking rates here for the very few garages that accept
motorcycles. I finally started parking at a bicycle rack next to the
AT&T building at the corner of West Broadway and Lispenard because
I've seen motorcycles regularly park there every day for 3 years.

I'm picking my bike up tomorrow morning. I will never remove my plate again.
8 years sounds arbitrary. not to mention that the moment they ascertain the age of the vehicle...presumably through the VIN...wouldn't they get an active registration back as well????????

one would think you could still own and register and drive daily a model T if you wanted to...without the risk of it being towed simply for missing a plate and or having a door ding.

most places require a police officer be present to run the VIN and notify/cite an owner of a vehicle before/as it is towed unless posted as a tow-away zone. this saves the hassle of having a vehicle reported as stolen inadvertantly, and letting the owner know where to get their vehicle if they call the police.

the better way to do it is to require a certain number of observed "lack of movement" days in order to call it derelict.

chains and covers are worth getting.

and what are you doing riding a 1975 norton commando anyways????? lol

i used to park in midtown during the day with only a chain through the swingarm and no tag...no tix ever.

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Old 08-29-2007, 06:09 PM   #1538
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ANy of you cats doing the Finger Lakes Rally?
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:12 PM   #1539
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ANy of you cats doing the Finger Lakes Rally?
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:16 PM   #1540
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ANy of you cats doing the Finger Lakes Rally?
Not sure. I am thinking of going for a ride to that region but not sure if I want to go to the rally or not.
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:22 PM   #1541
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When are you leaving?

What route you taking up?

I'm thinking of swinging by just for saturday to sunday morning.

I have no rez/can you pay entrance when you get there?

After that I'm bopping around till I get to Port Clinton Ohio.
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:40 PM   #1542
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Not sure. I am thinking of going for a ride to that region but not sure if I want to go to the rally or not.
Where you headed?
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:45 PM   #1543
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When are you leaving?

What route you taking up?

I'm thinking of swinging by just for saturday to sunday morning.

I have no rez/can you pay entrance when you get there?

After that I'm bopping around till I get to Port Clinton Ohio.
I will probably leave Friday morning around 10am (providing my gravely ill Great Aunt does not pass away)

I'll take 17 up.

You can pay at arrival, I beleive it is $50., Includes 2 really good meals, camping, etc.

PM me, I'll give you my cell number. I'll save you a tent space at the top.
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Old 08-30-2007, 11:26 AM   #1544
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I used to park under the FDR at he end of Wall Street and there's been bikes there for years that are a real eye sore. I don't get the arbitrariness of the city.


It all depends on who's calling up and complaining.


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I just can't imagine what's running through a cops noggin when he sees something like that and continues to write, yet another ticket, to add to the pile.

He/She is filling their quota for the month. It's 15 tickets per month in my precinct.
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Old 08-30-2007, 01:49 PM   #1545
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He/She is filling their quota for the month. It's 15 tickets per month in my precinct.
I had a friend who told me that he used to write tickets for either really stupid obnoxious things (hydrants, double parking on busy streets that screwed the traffic flow) but he would usually fill his quota with abandoned cars. He reasoning was ultimately those tickets got dismissed. He would fill his quota to make his superiors happy but not hurt peoples pockets.
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