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Bicyclists suck! censored.gif Not the strings of tourist families on Citibikes (although they suck too), but bike messengers - I really think it is time for a mandatory 24 hour incarceration & $1000 fine for any violation these f#ckers commit.

Within a 12 hour period I witnessed:
1) Biker flying down the street the wrong way (talking on phone) - pedestrian steps into the cross walk (looking left for oncoming traffic) - the biker swerves to miss him and hits the curb (hah!happy.gif) Loses his phone in the process and goes apeshi!t on the poor pedestrian because his screen is now cracked. "C'mon man, look at my phone!"

2) Biker flying down Broadway encounters a mass of people crossing at the light - does his "whoop, whoop" thing and weaves through the startled throng but clips the last person w/ a sickening thud who falls down holding her arm and screaming in pain. As people rush over to help her the biker slows and turns around, does his balancing thing and shouts "You awight?" Getting no response form the moaning woman he shrugs (and ignores the people shouting "no, she's not alright!"), turns around and pedals off.
post #9752 of 11541
I just feel like anybody with wheels in NYC sucks. Wheels entitles people to be a complete jerk-off.
post #9753 of 11541
Fairway grocery had it right when it posted a sign outside of their UES store that said "If it has wheels but isn't a stroller or a walker, then it's probably not allowed in this store". Not sure if corporate made them put up a more politically correct sign, but I hope not.
post #9754 of 11541
You people in wheelchairs go shop at Whole Foods!!
post #9755 of 11541
yep, going to be a dick about it, but Fairway is crowded enough without wheel chairs taking up half the aisle. A good part of that is Fairway's fault for thinking they need to restock entire aisles all at once.


and lets be honest, if you're in a wheel chair, you can't reach that top lemon ... but if you grab the bottom lemon, we know what's going to happen.
post #9756 of 11541
I honestly think that one day Fairway will be caught in a massive corruption scandal. No one else takes over entire sidewalks with pallets, boxes and shit, has total disregard for traffic/parking laws and pretty much anyone 24/7/365. They act like they own the street. The truth will come out one day.
post #9757 of 11541
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Great news this morning. On my train there were these two very overweight black women being very loud and animated. They were talking all kinds of shit to each other across the isle. When my stop was about to come up I let out an easy, quiet fart. I was hoping I'd be off the train by the time of the release, but alas all of a sudden I hear "Ahhhhh!!!! Ugh!!!!!! Somebody farted!!!!!! Das nasty!!!! Uggghhhhh!!!!!! Rye befo' da train stop somebody farted!!!!" Then I walk off giggling to myself and as the doors close I hear "It was him!!!!!" Why yes. Yes it was.

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post #9758 of 11541
great day for a swim off of Jones Beach.



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post #9759 of 11541
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

Fairway grocery had it right when it posted a sign outside of their UES store that said "If it has wheels but isn't a stroller or a walker, then it's probably not allowed in this store". Not sure if corporate made them put up a more politically correct sign, but I hope not.

Too bad they allow in strollers.

I got hit by a bike once. I think I probably posted about it in this thread; luckily I saw him coming and was able to drop my shoulder. He may have lost a tooth, but scurried off. These bypassing Australian bros offered me blow. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Disgustingly humid. Also pissed I have to ride the subway to midtown today.

Yeah, really looking forward to riding the 6 down to Spring later.
post #9761 of 11541
I find that the 6 is one of the worst trains in terms of A/C. The 53rd St Platform is brutal. It will be 110 degrees on it until November now.
post #9762 of 11541
can't recall much trouble with A/C on the 6, but the E can be a pain. It's either freezing, or not working, or weirdly muggy in the cars ... or home to a hobo.
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The N/6 Lines don't have a/c trouble, it's the amount of people going up/downtown.

post #9764 of 11541
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

Bicyclists suck! censored.gif Not the strings of tourist families on Citibikes (although they suck too), but bike messengers - I really think it is time for a mandatory 24 hour incarceration & $1000 fine for any violation these f#ckers commit.

Within a 12 hour period I witnessed:
1) Biker flying down the street the wrong way (talking on phone) - pedestrian steps into the cross walk (looking left for oncoming traffic) - the biker swerves to miss him and hits the curb (hah!happy.gif) Loses his phone in the process and goes apeshi!t on the poor pedestrian because his screen is now cracked. "C'mon man, look at my phone!"

2) Biker flying down Broadway encounters a mass of people crossing at the light - does his "whoop, whoop" thing and weaves through the startled throng but clips the last person w/ a sickening thud who falls down holding her arm and screaming in pain. As people rush over to help her the biker slows and turns around, does his balancing thing and shouts "You awight?" Getting no response form the moaning woman he shrugs (and ignores the people shouting "no, she's not alright!"), turns around and pedals off.

This isn't just a problem in NY. Worse than their incredible send of entitlement ("Yeah, I did blow through a stop sign and cross four lanes of traffic. What's your point?"),. they have no sense of irony whatsoever. They complain bitterly about people driving their cars dangerously -- by which they usually mean driving more than 15 miles an hour and not anticipating that some bicycle will turn left from the right lane against a red light without slowing down -- but they get mortally offended if you suggest that maybe plowing through pedestrians in cross walks and on sidewalks is slightly discourteous.
post #9765 of 11541
Cyclists who perform dangerous shit like that should definitely be fined.

As a commuter by cycling (hah) yesterday on the way home alone I was almost fucked over by a stupid pedestrian walking into the bike lane when he had the red and I had the green, he didn't even look and I couldn't see him till the last second because he jumped out from a crowd of people who were properly waiting. Thankfully I yelled as soon as I saw him, braked, and swerved out of the way. I heard him say something about pedestrian right of way, but where was he going to go while there was still car traffic passing through?! Just walk right into traffic and expect everyone to make way for him?

Not even 1 minute later I was coming up along cars who were waiting at a red and a driver opened his door not even 8 feet in front of me, I assume he didn't check his side view mirror. Thankfully I was already braking for the red, but still barely avoided getting doored. I usually keep an eye out for people getting out of parked cars so a door opening from a car waiting in traffic was new to me.

I'm a very defensive cyclist because there are so many ways for me to die. I will stop and wait for a light or all traffic to clear when making a turn from a bike lane and stay out of crosswalks until they clear. Saving a couple of seconds is not worth getting injured to me.
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