Isle of Man(hattan) 2013: This Time Sh*t's Getting Real!

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by wiseblood, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. wiseblood

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    It's that time of the year again. Time to start imagining how cold and slippery it will be on January 1, and who-the-heck thought this would be a good idea, anyway??!?

    Well, here's the deal: According to tradition, every New Year's Eve (since 1992!) we all stay sober enough to stupidly ride our motorcycles around Manhattan New Year's Day.

    We did it in 2007...

    And 2008...

    And 2009...

    And 2010...

    And 2011...

    And 2012!


    So, the plan as lore has passed it down to us:

    * Meet up at Sidewalk cafe at 11 am
    * Sometime around 11, a critical mass of riders will head off on a loop around the city.
    * Folks often come earlier for breakfast. Second breakfasts will also be served after.

    Rain, snow or shine!


    Who's in?

    :lurk
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  2. hitmanlol

    hitmanlol Cotor Myclist

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    :freaky
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  3. wpbarlow

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    :rolleyes Noobs :lol3
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  4. wiseblood

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    :flip :D

    I never did get any stickers.
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  5. Schickmeister

    Schickmeister Youngin'

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    Tentatively in. Pending bad weather, of course...I'd like to actually be alive for 2014. :wink:
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  6. dinocarsfast

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    I would like to but I plan to be swimming at coney island about that time :evil
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    Wouldn't miss it!
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  8. z0ne

    z0ne ~santoku samuri~

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    I've spent every January 1st asleep 'til way past 11am. How is traffic 'round the isle?
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  9. BDKrivit

    BDKrivit Kriv

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    Aye; 2nd year. Pray for no traffic like last year-
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  10. Domiken

    Domiken Been here awhile

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    If I don't party I am down! :D
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  11. crudmop

    crudmop eTard

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    Fuzz and I are in :evil
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  12. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Wiseblood and the rest, don't forget that this ride was started by a fellow named "Skull" who wanted it to be motivation for people NOT to party too much on New Year's Eve. And I believe he has led most of the runs, right up to the last one. Rain, shine, sleet or hail....

    It is a great tradition. Anyone know how many?
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  13. wiseblood

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    Yeah -- 21 if I'm not mistaken. (In my original post! :deal)

    Hopefully SOMEONE will lead so we don't have a replay of 2011. :augie
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  14. loph917

    loph917 Beard Bros Racing

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    if i remember right, this year was a lesson in 'filtering' or 'lane splitting' coupled with a touch of hooliganism.

    of course i'm in. and since i have the perfect urban assault vehicle this time around - the hooliganism may have to be raised a notch!
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  15. lulo

    lulo Cochino Aventurero

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    def in, especially since this year i wont have to drive 9hrs thru the night all the way from quebec to make it :wink:, further more this time im bringing the big bike, last year i foolishly brought my small sm not knowing it was going to be a free for all format once on the hwy :lol3, i think theres still a valve from my 400 lying somewhere on the side of the fdr :huh.
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  16. wiseblood

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    Free lessons. Just another service us New Yorkers are happy to provide. :thumb :D
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  17. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    I think i did it in 95 0r 96 on a then brand new to the country Triumph Speed Triple demo bike. So not as noob as most, but still likely noob to you.
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  18. wiseblood

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    Are you saying that Walter is old, old, very old? :augie
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  19. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Uncle Walter?!? Nope not at all:D
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  20. GordonFreeman

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    In. Great time last year despite (or maybe because of) the difficult traffic situation on the north HH parkway.
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