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5 Boro Bike Tour in NYC - Sunday(10 posts)

5 Boro Bike Tour in NYC - Sundayavitar
May 1, 2003 6:54 PM
How many people here are going? I was thinking of starting from in the park, so as not to go all the way downtown and get stuck with a super slow start. Maybe this way I could ride at a decent pace? I have not done this ride in 12 years. Will I be sorry in clipin's?
I'm going & starting from the Park too!bent_spoke
May 1, 2003 8:28 PM
I got my old '75 Peugeot about ready to take it on. I'm leaving my C'dale at home. I didn't want to sacrifice it up, so I'll be disguised as your average weekend biker with toe clips & an ancient ride....I'll repelling all sorts of serious cyclists....I think I'll cruise next to some Colnagos, just to give 'em a scare!

The weather looks good, but no pics from the bridges (bummer!) Have fun!
what time to be at the park? nmPaulNYC
May 2, 2003 4:43 AM
what time to be at the park? nmavitar1
May 2, 2003 10:01 AM
I would guess around 7:30am but I am going to go to the bike show at the Armory tonite and will see if they have a booth where I can get a better answer.
re: 5 Boro Bike Tour in NYC - SundayAFred
May 2, 2003 10:02 AM
Leave the clipless pedals at home and use the beater. Even if you pick up the ride at the Park, there are still bottle necks along the way. It's more of a rolling carnival than a group ride.
You can start at the park, but why?Qubeley
May 2, 2003 4:40 PM
For people on this board, we can pick up a 40 miles on anyday. Bike New York for me is not a day to ride, but a day to be lost among thousands of people on bike, be it riding, walking or standing.
I never try to start from the head of the field like they advised me to, I actually kind of enjoy the slow walking from battery park to central park up along sixth avenue. Once past central park, you can pretty much ride the rest part without stopping anyway.
Haven't decide which bike to take, maybe I should don my wool jersey and hairnet?
You can start at the park, but why?avitar
May 3, 2003 3:23 PM
I am kind of new to riding, and have not ridden much around the city other than in the Park, and those loops can get boring. I mostly ride in Eastern Long Island. I do not want to walk the first few miles but would prefer to find some riders for a good pace. I always enjoy meeting new riders. I wish I had a second bike I could take. I only have a road bike. I do have speedplay pedals and I have covers for them so you can ride in sneakers if I don't want clip-ins... Which should I take?
You can start at the park, but why?avitar
May 3, 2003 4:54 PM
I am kind of new to riding, and have not ridden much around the city other than in the Park, and those loops can get boring. I mostly ride in Eastern Long Island. I do not want to walk the first few miles but would prefer to find some riders for a good pace. I always enjoy meeting new riders. I wish I had a second bike I could take. I only have a road bike. I do have speedplay pedals and I have covers for them so you can ride in sneakers if I don't want clip-ins... Which should I take?
I have volunteered to marshal the 5Boro in .......Live Steam
May 3, 2003 3:35 PM
years past and must say it is no place to cycle. It is a "bike ride". There is a rolling escort of police vehicles at the lead. They limit your speed. With 30 - 40 thousand riders, many of who have not been on a bike since last years event, the pace and conditions can be rather arduous and down right dangerous at times. Many club members will be marshalling tomorrow. I on the other hand have taken this year off. It's a nice "bike ride" tour of NYC, but not a cycling event :O)
Don't know about you..avitar
May 4, 2003 11:08 AM
but riding 48 miles with a 14mph pace is a cycling event to me. I had a great time. Only had to stop for about 20 minutes on the Queensboro bridge, the rest was faster then I thought it would be. I am VERY glad that I started in the park and got to miss the whole start line wait and crowd. Came up the West Side to get back to where I started.