Filed under: Cycling — Artflux at 2:40 pm on Tuesday, December 6, 2005

The weather turned cold so for now I am back to the trainer to satisfy my cycling appetite. So far this year I managed to clock 3813 miles around New York City and the surrounding area mainly in Central Park. I cycled in Colorado last spring as well. The hills out there were very inspiring.

The beautiful thing about it is that it was without a single crash. I read that during a race in the park last August, someone was run down by a racing cyclist. Unfortunately the person died the next day. Even at 6AM there are those who stray into the bike lanes. I tend to ride at sunrise before the infiltration of baby carriages, wondering bird watchers, tourists, roller bladders, dog walkers, etc arrive. Weekends are impossible.

In addition to by road bike rides I use my mountain bike for transportation around town as I have been for the past 35 some years without any major accidents. Recently the NYPD has taken to obnoxious harassment of street bikers. Apparently they told me that the mayor has decided to crack down on city bikers. I was slapped with a summons for biking the wrong way on a one was street on 21st st and 7th Avenue while running an errand. ‘RIDING BIKE WRONG WAY’ was scribbled in the description. I guess the city is really hard up for some extra cash flow. The summons will set me back 40.00 which is not so bad considering my last summons for cycling through Washington Square that cost me 100.00. You would think that the police would have more important things to so with their time.


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Comment by Jacob Johnson

October 5, 2010 @ 3:04 am

i have lots of mountain bike accidents so i am done biking right now;;,

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