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Old 07-25-2007, 05:13 AM   #1396
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Old 07-25-2007, 10:33 AM   #1397
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Do I have to?

Do I have to go back and read all 94 pages of this thread or can I just start from this page on?

I live in the Bronx and commute an average of 2 days a week to Metrotech in Brooklyn.

It's really not all that practical for me but I love to ride so I do it anyhow. Even while fending off cagers down the FDR during rush hour. I'm like a knight in Joe Rocket armor
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:42 AM   #1398
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Do I have to go back and read all 94 pages of this thread or can I just start from this page on?
Not at all: Set your thread display options to show 40 posts per page. Then it's only about 35 pages.

Just kidding, welcome aboard.
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:19 PM   #1399
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QUESTION FOR THE GROUP:

how many NYC commuters have CHOSEN to live in nyc and how many are FORCED to live in nyc? did the riding situation impact the decision on where to settle? could you see yourself living elsewhere and enjoying your current lifestyle as well as an improved riding environment? why or why not?

my few months in nyc cemented the decision that it is NOT the city for me...sure, it's convenient to have 24' pizza and loads of bars to party in, pretty girls on the horrid subway...but the everpresent filth, traffic, crowds, bike thieves, police crackdowns, and slow A to B pace just really killed it for me.

i love you guys...but what's with the self flagellation????

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Right now I’m forced to live here. I have a good job and my girl’s family lives here. I have no attachments to the city. I do love its culture but I would definitely consider a change for an improved environment.
The city wears you down. As beautiful as it is to have so many people living within one space (Ideally) it’s just that much more horrible when the worst of the human nature comes to surface. It’s a love hate relation.
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:42 PM   #1400
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Do I have to go back and read all 94 pages of this thread or can I just start from this page on?
I'll summarize for you:

Cabs suck.
There may be congestion pricing.
There's a crackdown on bikes in the city this summer.
We go to the ear on Tuesdays.
There's nowhere to park around here.
You won't get a ticket if you remove your license plate.
You will get a ticket if you remove your license plate.
Perry wants to move.
bostonsr already moved.
Cabs suck.
RoadDawg's bike is rarely, if ever, running.

Did I miss anything?

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Old 07-25-2007, 02:58 PM   #1401
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QUESTION FOR THE GROUP:

how many NYC commuters have CHOSEN to live in nyc and how many are FORCED to live in nyc? did the riding situation impact the decision on where to settle? could you see yourself living elsewhere and enjoying your current lifestyle as well as an improved riding environment? why or why not?

my few months in nyc cemented the decision that it is NOT the city for me...sure, it's convenient to have 24' pizza and loads of bars to party in, pretty girls on the horrid subway...but the everpresent filth, traffic, crowds, bike thieves, police crackdowns, and slow A to B pace just really killed it for me.

i love you guys...but what's with the self flagellation????

abe
I've been here my whole life. I grew up in BKLYN and have been doin' pretty well on the UWS for the past 2 decades. I started riding a few years ago, mostly for jettisoning myself beyond city limits, having a blast and returning. In town, I've pretty much given up on using my bike as anything other than interboro transportation (Manhattan to Qns/Bx/Bklyn, etc.). Riding from points Manhattan-to-Manhattan is mindnumbing at best, infuriating at worst.

I'm curious to know, how many of us here are natives too?
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:42 PM   #1402
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I'll summarize for you:

Cabs suck.
There may be congestion pricing.
There's a crackdown on bikes in the city this summer.
We go to the ear on Tuesdays.
There's nowhere to park around here.
You won't get a ticket if you remove your license plate.
You will get a ticket if you remove your license plate.
Perry wants to move.
bostonsr already moved.
Cabs suck.
RoadDawg's bike is rarely, if ever, running.

Did I miss anything?



This link may help.....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...highlight=hate
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:02 PM   #1403
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HAHAHA good one Perry!
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:10 PM   #1404
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Native

Native so is Alison. Our relationship to the city is much like the one we have with the city. We love the city and the children but there are times when you just have to get away and as soon as you do you talk about them or how much you miss them. I don't think I will ever move.
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:12 PM   #1405
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typo. sorry.

Our relationship with the city is like the one we have with the children.
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:22 PM   #1406
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Hi,
Just saying hello. Been eyeballing the threads for a few days and I thought I'd introduce myself. Just bought an 07' R12GS in May and lovin it. Been get'in outa the city every weekend heading upstate. I'm doing about 300 miles a week. I'm on the east side around the corner from the other yellow R12GS without the fairing and the big ballast strapped to the gauges.

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Old 07-25-2007, 10:14 PM   #1407
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an update

I saw the best thing in the Holland Tunnel tonight. I was choking along as usual and up beside me comes this big red softail. The wife on the back gives me a nod and i nod back. I check out their bike and realize they have a PARROT riding on the handlebars!!!! A real, live, big green parrot! Amazingly, it seemed to enjoy the ride. It really made my day.

I've been riding daily except for flood days between nyc and nj to various places (I freelance). I'm loving this xcountry. It handles beautifully in traffic and has the power to go any speed I could handle. I recently took it for a ride to Boston and back in the same weekend (my home turf). I maintained 75-80 the whole way, hitting 90+ at some points. It was like flying on that naked bike. Too bad there were other cars on the road. The icing on the cake has to be the 70+mpg that i've been getting. I highly recommend it to anyone.

Also, I managed to get up to some trails in central MA along the way. Powerlines and logging trails--things i used to hit as a kid on my mtn bike. It did beautifully in the dirt and on the rocks. I dropped it twice. Once on some super soft sand at a starting turn and later trying to balance riding atop/along a fallen tree. The flexible turn signals and rugged plastic "tank" absorbed the impact well. I had to pop the signal back in with an allen wrench, but it seems designed to take a beating.

I had a moment of jealousy today though. A stripped down KTM? with no license plate was parked on 58th st near 8th. It'd be nice to have a bike you could not care about, park anywhere with no plate, and still kick traffic's butt. Too bad I don't have the space for two.

Anyhow, I'm loving riding here. The bike is the ONLY way to get around NYC. And to further my ramble, I hit up Coney Island last weekend for the siren fest and some spins on the Cyclone. I parked right in front of Nathan's next to some horse cops and was approached immediately by one of them. The first words out of his mouth were "Is that the XCountry?". We talked bikes and such for a few mins and he seemed rather interested in getting one of them. I was tempted to offer to trade rides for a spin around the block. Distracted, I forgot my key in the ignition and left it parked there for an hour or more, right on Surf Avenue! --A very good time to have 10 officers milling around, it was untouched when I returned.

Anyhow, I'm gonna knock on some wood and throw some salt over my shoulder, but it's been a good riding season so far.

Happy Riding, NYC

PS anybody know what the deal is with the bar at Spring and Greenwich? I notice a bunch of BMWs there from time to time.
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Old 07-26-2007, 12:26 AM   #1408
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I'm curious to know, how many of us here are natives too?
Born and raised here. Tried London for a bit, wintered in Tahoe for several years in a row.Keep getting sucked back here. Spend most of my time now getting away from here or plotting the next get away.
I love New York........in my rear view mirrors.
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Old 07-26-2007, 04:56 AM   #1409
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Nice. Yes, this city fucking sucks, but that's for us to say not you cock-knocking, cremaster-challenged whining poseurs from Idaho or wherever the fuck you're from.

Move back to Boise if tha pawking and the tewible noise is too much for you.

I was born here fucknut.
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:17 AM   #1410
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I check out their bike and realize they have a PARROT riding on the handlebars!!!! A real, live, big green parrot! Amazingly, it seemed to enjoy the ride. It really made my day.

Also, I managed to get up to some trails in central MA along the way. Powerlines and logging trails--things i used to hit as a kid on my mtn bike. It did beautifully in the dirt and on the rocks. I dropped it twice. Once on some super soft sand at a starting turn and later trying to balance riding atop/along a fallen tree. The flexible turn signals and rugged plastic "tank" absorbed the impact well. I had to pop the signal back in with an allen wrench, but it seems designed to take a beating.

PS anybody know what the deal is with the bar at Spring and Greenwich? I notice a bunch of BMWs there from time to time.
I have a snake with me all the time...

Where in MA? I've gone to MaBell, Florida Rd and Rattlesnake Gutter (all western mass).

The bar on Spring St: full of gay BMW riders...

I wasn't born in the US, haven't lived in Manhattan (my wife has) and have traveled to different countries and I have to say that there are only two cities I would live in: NY and BA. I don't think I could live anywhere else..
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