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Old 02-07-2013, 10:11 AM   #16456
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Goodbye jumper.

I was riding home from NJ yesterday afternoon when I saw a bunch of cars pulled over to the side of the GW bridge. I hopped of and jumped onto the pedestrian path to see if there was anything I could do to help--turned out a woman had just jumped off the bridge. I couldn't bring myself to look, but I was on the verge of tears for the next little part of my ride. RIP.

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Old 02-07-2013, 11:35 AM   #16457
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Anybody got a line on cheap mc parking for the weekend / snow storm?
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:03 PM   #16458
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Hey Folks,

not to be insensitive to recent tragedies appearing on this thread (RIP Jack), but a friend is looking for a bike to start riding.

Mostly looking at '08+ Ninja 250's for a reasonable price. Please PM me if you know about something.

Thanks,
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:25 PM   #16459
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...... I was on the verge of tears for the next little part of my ride. RIP.

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I wish you wouldn't run into this tragedy. This type of stuff burns to memory and leave a scar.
Being there done that...
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:42 PM   #16460
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Old 02-08-2013, 08:42 AM   #16461
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yum.

http://uncrate.com/stuff/quartermaster-motorcycle/

just wanted to share.

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Old 02-08-2013, 10:31 AM   #16462
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Coupon for beginner riding lessons

If y'all have any friends / neighbors / family interested in learning to ride:

Tramas Motorcycle School in Queens & LI has a Living Social coupon for:

$117 for an intro + 3 lessons.
$79 for 3 lessons

http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/5...tro-to-cycling

3 days left to buy the coupon, have till June to use it.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:30 AM   #16463
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Hey Folks,

not to be insensitive to recent tragedies appearing on this thread (RIP Jack), but a friend is looking for a bike to start riding.

Mostly looking at '08+ Ninja 250's for a reasonable price. Please PM me if you know about something.

Thanks,
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One of my club members just sold his '11 for pretty cheap. Wish i'd known sooner. Hes buying the new 300 :)
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:37 AM   #16464
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Thanks for this, passed it around to some friends and new riders

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If y'all have any friends / neighbors / family interested in learning to ride:

Tramas Motorcycle School in Queens & LI has a Living Social coupon for:

$117 for an intro + 3 lessons.
$79 for 3 lessons

http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/5...tro-to-cycling

3 days left to buy the coupon, have till June to use it.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:18 PM   #16465
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That thing is great looking!!! How much do you think it would cost?

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If y'all have any friends / neighbors / family interested in learning to ride:

Tramas Motorcycle School in Queens & LI has a Living Social coupon for:

$117 for an intro + 3 lessons.
$79 for 3 lessons

http://www.livingsocial.com/cities/5...tro-to-cycling

3 days left to buy the coupon, have till June to use it.
Is this the MSF cert or just lessons?
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:27 PM   #16466
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Is this the MSF cert or just lessons?
This is just beginner lessons. The "intro" is a 3h course that covers the basics, and uses an indoor simulator (I think they had one at Javits this year). Then there are three private 45m lessons. You don't get the MSF / DMV road test waiver.

I've known people who couldn't pass the MSF course the first time or wanted practice alone first before they felt comfortable jumping into the big group. This might be a good opportunity to do that.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:29 PM   #16467
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I was riding home from NJ yesterday afternoon when I saw a bunch of cars pulled over to the side of the GW bridge. I hopped of and jumped onto the pedestrian path to see if there was anything I could do to help--turned out a woman had just jumped off the bridge. I couldn't bring myself to look, but I was on the verge of tears for the next little part of my ride. RIP.
Sorry you had to be there for that. In case you want to know the story...if you don't, don't click:

http://gothamist.com/2013/02/07/jewe...rself_in_g.php
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:39 PM   #16468
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Sorry you had to be there for that. In case you want to know the story...if you don't, don't click:

http://gothamist.com/2013/02/07/jewe...rself_in_g.php

Damn, sad story.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #16469
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I was riding home from NJ yesterday afternoon when I saw a bunch of cars pulled over to the side of the GW bridge. I hopped of and jumped onto the pedestrian path to see if there was anything I could do to help--turned out a woman had just jumped off the bridge. I couldn't bring myself to look, but I was on the verge of tears for the next little part of my ride. RIP.


take a few minutes to flip through the NY post's coverage on this particular one.

it might help with the tears.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:05 PM   #16470
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At the very least you should have a cover & disc lock on standby
just in case you ever change your mind...
Man, I lived that one night. To top it off, it was after a long, fucked-up day with miserable waether and the subway home from the PA was just the icing on the fucking cake. On the while though, I'm going when people or coming so its not so bad.

Thing for me now is that where it used to be when I lived on 71st and B-way, it took longer to gear up than it did to get on the subway and get to where I'm going. Now that I live on 181st, the ratio is reversed and I can get geared up and be downtown in WAY less time than it takes to subway. If only there was cheap parking close to the PA for when I have to work out at the shops in NJ.
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