A City Cycled

Biking my way through New York City

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Nov 29 '10
I  think this might be my chance to make it big in the modeling world. If  anyone has a pair of ass-less chaps they can spare, email me. I think  the photographers will be looking for someone unique.Actually, nevermind, using another person’s ass-less chaps is pretty nasty. Anyone have a shirt with holes for the nipples?

I think this might be my chance to make it big in the modeling world. If anyone has a pair of ass-less chaps they can spare, email me. I think the photographers will be looking for someone unique.

Actually, nevermind, using another person’s ass-less chaps is pretty nasty. Anyone have a shirt with holes for the nipples?

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Nov 29 '10

the best way to go back to work after four days off is to ride in in twenty eight degree weather.

Yeah, it was about 35 this morning here, and it was not easy. It’s times like that when I’m riding and I think, “Maybe I should just take the fucking train like a normal person.”

Then, right after that, I think about being on the train and the people who scream about jesus, the people who smell like they just shit their pants, the people who look like they just shit their pants, the people who beg for money by playing absolutely terrible music and the people who make you mad and you have no idea why but it probably has something to do with their pants, and I remember why I love my bike.

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Nov 23 '10

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Nov 22 '10

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Nov 20 '10

Here goes something

Getting excited for my first Cranksgiving at two today. I have no idea what to expect, but I’m hoping I’m not the only non-messenger super biker there. My only goal is to finish in under 57 hours. I like to keep the bar set low.

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Nov 19 '10
Continuing  the theme from my earlier post, here’s a picture someone sent to  Gothamist of an ambulance blocking a bike lane. Apparently the EMTs  inside were asleep as well. I don’t like when cars block the lanes. It’s  really annoying. The ambulance shouldn’t be there. It’s not right. BUT!I  think maybe, just maybe, we could cut these guys some slack. I mean,  they save people’s lives for gods sake. Yeah they’re doing something  stupid, but maybe the whiny cyclist could just move on and get over it. I  feel the same way when I see people posting pictures and bitching about  Access-a-Ride’s blocking a bike lane. Really? You’re going to cry about  an Access-a-Ride? It gives rides to disabled people. Some of them would  kill for a chance to simply experience what it’s like to ride a bike. So  give the drivers a fucking break. 
Biking here is annoying sometimes,  and there are times to point that out, but this isn’t one of them. Pick something  else to get mad about. Like Trump’s hair.

Continuing the theme from my earlier post, here’s a picture someone sent to Gothamist of an ambulance blocking a bike lane. Apparently the EMTs inside were asleep as well. I don’t like when cars block the lanes. It’s really annoying. The ambulance shouldn’t be there. It’s not right.

BUT!

I think maybe, just maybe, we could cut these guys some slack. I mean, they save people’s lives for gods sake. Yeah they’re doing something stupid, but maybe the whiny cyclist could just move on and get over it. I feel the same way when I see people posting pictures and bitching about Access-a-Ride’s blocking a bike lane. Really? You’re going to cry about an Access-a-Ride? It gives rides to disabled people. Some of them would kill for a chance to simply experience what it’s like to ride a bike. So give the drivers a fucking break.

Biking here is annoying sometimes, and there are times to point that out, but this isn’t one of them. Pick something else to get mad about. Like Trump’s hair.

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Nov 17 '10

This morning I found out why people use mud guards on their bikes

Here’s to hoping I haven’t had a stain on my ass that big since I was in diapers.

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Nov 12 '10

Somewhere in the middle

An article about “commuter racing” has been making the Internet rounds today. It’s a pretty terrible piece about how cyclists race each other while going to work or wherever it is that they’re going. The article is a perfect example of why it’s so hard to just be a normal cyclist in this city. There are quotes from people who take themselves way too seriously and act like everything that has to do with cycling in New York is all or nothing. It doesn’t have to be that way, and it rarely is.

I’m sure there are people who commuter race, but believe me, they’re few and far between. Most cyclists are like me - I commute, and yes I get competitive at times - but I never take it that seriously. It’s not like I’m out there scanning the streets for someone to pass, I’m out there looking to get home to my friends Whiskey and Couch.

If someone is slow, I pass them. Yeah, I enjoy it, and no, I’m not an ass about it. I do it safely. If there’s no chance to pass, I ride behind them at a good distance until an opportunity presents itself. I’m not DMX during the late 90s. I don’t ride or die. I simply ride and sometimes pass people, that’s it. Anyone who does otherwise either needs to get over themselves, or they have a lot more whiskey waiting for them than I do.

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Nov 11 '10

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Nov 10 '10

Do the right thing

I didn’t ride to work today because I’m going to happy hour tonight. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m fairly certain drinking and biking won’t mix well for me. When I drink, I tend to start yelling about pretty much anything, not even in an angry way, just in a I’m Irish So I Get Loud way. Stuff I’ve yelled about, just right off the top of my head: How high I could jump out of a building and still survive, why baseball sucks and scarves. So I can only imagine how much I’d yell at cabbies and pedestrians and everything else I’d encounter after the bar. It sucks not to ride, especially on nice fall days, but it’s really in my best interest not to. I guess I’ll just have to settle on yelling at my friends.

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