Isle Of Man(hattan) 08

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by wpbarlow, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Sidewalk Café - 6th Street and Ave A in Manhattan. Departure 1/1/08 sometime between 10:30 and noon.




    If any of you New Jerseyites want to go but are unsure about riding to the city, speak up and we can meet up somewhere.
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  2. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    Did some googling, didn't come up with much aside from some private websites with pictures of last year events. What is it?
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  3. wpbarlow

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    It's a New Years Day ride (not a race :evil ) around Manhattan that starts and finishes at the Sidewalk Cafe. This version (there was something similar in the early 70s that lasted a few years) started around 1991 (iirc). The "higher moral purpose" was to provide a venue for bikers to get up relatively early on 1/1 and go for a ride- something that would be difficult to do had one exercised wretched excess on New Year's Eve.

    Popularity has ebbed and flowed over the years- surprisingly not necessarily due to weather: a few years ago there was one of the largest (40-50 people) turnouts during a blinding rainstorm. Oddly enough, that was the year the Daily News decided to do a feature article on it.

    The nycmoto archives would probably be the best source for information about past events. Here's a report from last year http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3841230#post3841230


    Note- this is not a race. If it looks like people are racing you can either
    a) attribute it being hung over and ignore it
    b) try to catch up and remind people it's not a race :lol3
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  4. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Yes, this is a "postal run"....neither rain, sleet, snow or hail will stop it. There have been years where I've had to trailer my bike out of my neighborhood to get past the snow, in order to do the run. We've run it in 5 below, snow, rain, you name it. An annual tradition for the first ride of the year. Be there, or be square.

    The Hooligans will be there!

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  5. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Sorry, that's Chris W. Here's the NYC Hooligans:

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    This was 2004, a relatively mild day.
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  6. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    If the weather is OK I'll be riding the Itailian Red Rocket.........................
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    at the Dales Chilly-Chili ride. It's been going on for about 25 years and I always went with my Dad when he was still around.
    Hey Doc, thanks for the props in the other OC thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Rally On!!!
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  7. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Weather permitting, I'm game.
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  8. wpbarlow

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    What's this wether permitting BS? The weather is there to weed out the [​IMG] and the [​IMG]

    :lol3
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  9. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    :lol3

    weather permitting means no white stuffages.

    like for instance if a cargo of colombian cocaine is dumped on the FDR then I wont be riding....on the west side highway. :lol3

    See you there Walter....um where is there? :scratch


    edit:

    ah yeas

    94 Ave. A,
    New York, NY 10009
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  10. Lil' Steve

    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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    I think I'll bring the TW200 to this ride, should be fun white stuff or not.
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  11. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    I actually forgot to add the "PS", that after seeing the forecast, I was getting my chai tea and pink bunny slippers ready :lol3
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  12. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    Weather looks pretty much shit for tomorrow :cry
    Rally On!!
    Chris
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  13. cyberdos

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    Sure, why not?
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  14. Ginzer

    Ginzer Gnarly Couch Rider

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    Is this going to be the springboard for some sort of Julio/Steve "I saw this road on google maps and my gps says it goes all the way through" ride?
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    Lil' Steve PussyWagon™ Chauffer

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    Could be, wabbit, could be. Any chance we're passing near Central Park? I'm sure there's good off-roading to be found in there :D

    Steve
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  16. HaChayalBoded

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    Is there a time everyone is planning on showing up?
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    Depending on performance tonight...I'm aiming to be there...maybe even two-up...
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    I think they might be on to us. :patch

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    Watch them. They ride motorcycles through NY public parks. :eek1 I shit you not. :loco

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    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Waarrrriiioooorrrrssssss come out and pllllllaaaaaaayyyyY!!!!
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