Tag Archives: biking

Gay Bicyclist Rushing To Hook-Up Gets Tackled By NYPD When He Barrels Into Obama’s Motorcade [VIDEO]

So this happened yesterday. Via TMZ: President Obama got in the way of potential true love when the people protecting him opened a can of whoop ass on an unsuspecting NYC bicyclist. Daniel Provencio, 59, tells us he was hot to trot for a blind date — pumping “Call Me Maybe” through his headphones — when NYC cops tackled him ...

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Taiwanese Animators On Alec Baldwin

Whoa.

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MANHATTAN: Alec Baldwin Arrested For Biking Wrong Way On Fifth Avenue

CNN has the story: Actor Alec Baldwin was arrested Tuesday and issued two summonses — one for disorderly conduct — after riding a bicycle the wrong way on a New York street, police said. The “30 Rock” star allegedly became angry and started yelling at police after they asked him for identification to give him a summons, police said. The ...

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VIDEO: The Makeover Of NYC Streets

Via the Atlantic: Clarence Eckerson has been documenting conditions on the city’s streets since the 1990s, and he has a huge archive of footage. Here, he juxtaposes images of key New York locations before, during, and after radical redesigns that took place under the jurisdiction of the Bloomberg administration’s transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan. Eckerson shows the transformation of Times Square, ...

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293 Bike-Share Stations For NYC

New York City’s long-planned bike sharing program launches in May and today we get a first glimpse at the proposed locations.  Ho-hum, nothing above 60th Street.

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Bicyclists Pollute The Air

“You claim that it is environmentally friendly to ride a bike. But if I am not mistaken, a cyclists has an increased heart rate and respiration. That means that the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of ;carbon dioxide from the rider. Since CO2 is deemed to be a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually ...

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Lance Armstrong Confesses

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Today’s New York Post

Armstrong did confess, according to the New York Post. Lance Armstrong cemented his place in the pantheon of history’s most notorious liars yesterday, when he finally admitted to doping his way to seven Tour de France titles. The disgraced cycling superstar came clean about his years-long campaign of deception in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that was taped yesterday and ...

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Lance Armstrong To Confess

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The $20 Cardboard Bike

Very cool, should it ever become available.

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Morning View: Charlotte B-Cycle

Charlotte’s shared bike program is called B-cycle. It’s the same company used by more than a dozen other cities. I didn’t see any of them in use, probably because so many of the streets are closed for the convention. Love the handy baskets.

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Lance Armstrong Drops Doping Challenge

There go his seven Tour de France titles.

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Afternoon View – East River Bike Path

Today was the final Summer Streets for the year and Farmboy C and I biked from the Upper East Side to the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, then toured through Chinatown to the Bowery for brunch. We cut through the East Village on the way home, stopping for Mermaid cones at Big Gay Ice Cream before pausing to watch some ...

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Summer Streets NYC Via Helmet-Cam

Here’s a lovely video of Saturday’s Summer Streets event from the helmet-cam of a gay Irish ex-pat. I really dig the soundtrack by British electronica duo Mount Kimbie. The final Summer Streets for the year is this Saturday. Highly recommended just for the cityscapes usually viewed from the windows of a taxi. (Via JMG reader Michael)

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TOMORROW: Summer Streets NYC

On three Saturdays every August, New York City closes Park Avenue from the Upper East Side to the Brooklyn Bridge for the exclusive enjoyment of bicyclists, joggers, and pedestrians. There are hundreds of vendors on the side streets, free bike repair stations, promotional giveaways, and live music all along the route. Later in the day there will be free concerts ...

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Where To Get NYC’s Shared Bikes

Gothamist alerts us that NYC’s hotly anticipated CitiBike program has posted a map of where the program will launch this July. There will be at least 600 stations for the first year, with more planned for next year.

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SAN FRANCISCO: Vehicular Manslaughter Charges For Castro Bicyclist

A bicyclist who reportedly blew through the intersection at Castro and Market streets will be charged with vehicular manslaughter. The 71 year-old man struck in the crosswalk died on the scene. Such a charge for a bicyclist is extremely rare. The case has roiled San Francisco’s blogosphere since the April 6th incident. The last time there was a fatal collision ...

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Morning View – Miami Beach Deco Bike

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Portable Airbag

This is an actual thing for bicyclists. The airbag is shaped like a hood that surrounds your head. It’s made in an ultra-strong nylon fabric that won’t rip when scraped against asphalt. The way the hood is designed and folded into the collar ensures that it will inflate quickly and safely. It takes about 0.1 seconds to inflate and the ...

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A Year In The Life Of A NYC Bike

It took 270 days for the last piece to be stolen.

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