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Old 06-15-2013, 07:25 PM   #17761
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Leaving the city the other week, I took the M103 up 3rd ave and was walking across the street to transfer to the M60 at 125th. Some fucking waste of oxygen on a (stolen) scooter runs through the light (I had the pedestrian walk signal) and nearly runs into me. Yep, he was actually purposely aiming for me. He then runs another light and turns left down 3rd ave against traffic.

Looks like these checkpoints are really doing worlds of good!!!! Thanks NYPD for keeping those illegal motor(cycle)ists off the streets!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:02 PM   #17762
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Leaving the city the other week, I took the M103 up 3rd ave and was walking across the street to transfer to the M60 at 125th. Some fucking waste of oxygen on a (stolen) scooter runs through the light (I had the pedestrian walk signal) and nearly runs into me. Yep, he was actually purposely aiming for me. He then runs another light and turns left down 3rd ave against traffic.

Looks like these checkpoints are really doing worlds of good!!!! Thanks NYPD for keeping those illegal motor(cycle)ists off the streets!!!!!!!!!!
How did you know the scooter was stolen??
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:45 PM   #17763
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How did you know the scooter was stolen??
How did you know I was actually aiming for you?
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:15 PM   #17764
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At least they're checking bikes being towed completely out in the open by people not behaving outside the normal, while ignoring entire fleets of bikes and ATVs with plates that are missing, covered or bent so as to be impossible to read, doing wheelies on Broadway.

You're not black are you?

At least he didn't say you should "get a ninja!"
I see what you did there, nope not black.

My buddy hit a guy on a bicycle yesterday by motogrl in Brooklyn, hipster dude was not paying attention while towing another bike with his other hand, he ran a red light right in the path of my friends motorcycle. They both went down, good thing my friend was going about 25mph, the guy I think broke his arm, was not wearing a helmet, admitted fault and was hauled away on an ambulance. My friend is fine, just a bruised hip, bike has a tank dent and the sliders took the hit, I told him to make sure the other guy pays up.
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:32 AM   #17765
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And how you propose he does that? Hipster on a bicycle? I guess he could go to his house f him up and get all his PBR...or blackmail his parents-they could be loaded.
I'd say that's a wash. Ideally, he would bottle it up, get in his cage and plow over that woman who just 'couldn't see' a motorcycle while she is crossing the street.




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I see what you did there, nope not black.

My buddy hit a guy on a bicycle yesterday by motogrl in Brooklyn, hipster dude was not paying attention while towing another bike with his other hand, he ran a red light right in the path of my friends motorcycle. They both went down, good thing my friend was going about 25mph, the guy I think broke his arm, was not wearing a helmet, admitted fault and was hauled away on an ambulance. My friend is fine, just a bruised hip, bike has a tank dent and the sliders took the hit, I told him to make sure the other guy pays up.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:37 AM   #17766
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And how you propose he does that? Hipster on a bicycle? I guess he could go to his house f him up and get all his PBR...or blackmail his parents-they could be loaded.
I'd say that's a wash. Ideally, he would bottle it up, get in his cage and plow over that woman who just 'couldn't see' a motorcycle while she is crossing the street.
Small claims court (less than $30) as damages are less than $5k, police report showing the hipster admitting fault at the accident along with witness reports of the accident in my friends favor. But there could be the possibility of his parents paying up, who knows.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:40 AM   #17767
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I know this has been beaten to death, but can someone recommend a reputable shop to get some work done on my headache (2 stroke), I've given up, and with all these popup vintage bike shops, I want to make sure I go to one that actually knows what they are doing.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:56 AM   #17768
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I know this has been beaten to death, but can someone recommend a reputable shop to get some work done on my headache (2 stroke), I've given up, and with all these popup vintage bike shops, I want to make sure I go to one that actually knows what they are doing.
If it's not a basket-case give JD a call. 646-719-8339.

BTW which "vintage popup shops" are you thinking of?
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Old 06-20-2013, 01:11 PM   #17769
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:47 AM   #17770
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I think that's exactly what city planners had in mind when they decided to spend millions in public money, grab public space, and force this debacle down peoples throats.

How long before the much feared Citibike Police chase them off?
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:49 AM   #17771
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Checkpoint Alert System FYI

I know that the last few months, the Checkpoint Alert System has occasionally been too slow to post the alerts to Twitter and in some cases, the RSS feed.

The Twitter issue has been fixed. Twitter updated their software interface over the winter and it took me some time to figure out how to catch up with the changes but it does work now, and I'm trying to figure out some mechanism to warn me quickly if it breaks again.

If you submit an alert and it doesn't show up within a few minutes on both Twitter AND the RSS feed, it is because you didn't follow the instructions and make the first word "checkpoint", or you mis-spelled it. In cases like this the alert will not show up in either place until I find it in my email or on my phone and re-type the alert into a new message to the CAS. So please remember the first word needs to be "checkpoint" or it will delay your message and cause Yours Truly some extra work.

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Old 06-21-2013, 11:58 AM   #17772
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Saw a guy on an unplated dirtbike hooning around Prospect Park yesterday. Unmarked cruiser lights him up, chases him once around Grand Army Plaza, then the guy cuts across the plaza, flies into Prospect Park going at what must have been 45+ mph, with the cruiser chasing afterwards.

I could only think of how many runners, cyclists, and other people enjoying the park were going to get hurt from that chase. Not condoning the rider's actions, but it might have been better to let him go, or station some officers at the park's exits...
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:34 PM   #17773
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Saw a guy on an unplated dirtbike hooning around Prospect Park yesterday. Unmarked cruiser lights him up, chases him once around Grand Army Plaza, then the guy cuts across the plaza, flies into Prospect Park going at what must have been 45+ mph, with the cruiser chasing afterwards.

I could only think of how many runners, cyclists, and other people enjoying the park were going to get hurt from that chase. Not condoning the rider's actions, but it might have been better to let him go, or station some officers at the park's exits...

The problem is, there is a direct correlation with these illegal riders, stolen dirtbikes and NYPD's activity with checkpoints. Thye are all related.

Come up to Harlem where these dirt bike fools ride around in packs of 15-20 riders weaving in and out of pedestrians down sidewalks etc.

This has to be stopped.

NYPD has some of the best intelligence and $$$ of any police dept in the country yet they can't figure out how to get these guys off the street? I 100% agree a squad car is inneffective and dangerous but NYPD has other resources they can use.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:57 PM   #17774
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The problem is, there is a direct correlation with these illegal riders, stolen dirtbikes and NYPD's activity with checkpoints. Thye are all related.

Come up to Harlem where these dirt bike fools ride around in packs of 15-20 riders weaving in and out of pedestrians down sidewalks etc.

This has to be stopped.

NYPD has some of the best intelligence and $$$ of any police dept in the country yet they can't figure out how to get these guys off the street? I 100% agree a squad car is inneffective and dangerous but NYPD has other resources they can use.

They don't even have to go undercover. One hour of Google searching, and they'd find all the websites these guys use to plan their group rides.
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:02 PM   #17775
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Riders running for office?

Interesting article from one of the Queens papers.

http://www.timesledger.com/stories/2...3_06_14_q.html
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