Isle of Man(hattan) 2014

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Drsilver, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Drsilver

    Drsilver A fun ride.

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    Walking up 5th Avenue this morning there were salvation army bells ringing, tourists window shopping and it was 24 degrees Fahrenheit (unfortunately not Celcius) on November 24th.

    Thanksgiving is 4 days away.

    It got me thinking about New Year's day and the annual Isle of Man(hattan) Ride.

    Last year 'wiseblood' stated that the ride started in 1992 making this the 23rd year.

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    There is a post on ADVRider about the 2007 ride being the 14th annual ride. If that is correct then my math says that this is the 21st year and started on New Years Day 1994.

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    There is a video of the 2004 ride on YouTube that states it started in the late 80's.

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    Can anyone confirm the year the ride started and hence what anniversary this is?

    Since no one else has started this thread I figured I would do it:


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

    * Meet up at Sidewalk cafe at 11 am. 94 Ave. A. (Between E 6th & E 7th)
    * Sometime around 12, a critical mass of riders will head off on a loop around Manhattan. (Up the FDR from 14th Street, West on Cross Bronx, South on Henry Hudson / West Side Highway, Around the southern tip of Manhattan and up the FDR back to the starting point.)
    * Folks often come earlier for breakfast. Second breakfasts will also be served after.
    *Kickstands up 12 noon-ish.

    Rain, snow or shine!

    Who's in?
    :norton
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  2. Rodknee

    Rodknee the post is mightier than the sword...

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    i was actually just thinking about this. hmm...
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  3. pete pan

    pete pan LOST BOY

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    willl there be any suv,s involved :ear:lol3
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  4. Mr.P

    Mr.P 01 K12RS Taxidriver

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    I'd like to ride it.Any weather?Mr.P
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  5. hitmanlol

    hitmanlol Cotor Myclist

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    aww yeahh group rides- especially ones that go down the west side highway!

    I'll bring my stuntz!
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  6. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    In! :lurk
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  7. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    In the past, it has been "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." Just like the post office:

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    However, this year, I'm thinking it might be a little sketchy doing a group ride around Manhattan, though New Year's morning is usually pretty quiet.

    If we do it, we better be well behaved! Perhaps we should try and get a police escort, like the Blue Knights Rides.... Wiseblood, got any connections with City Hall?:wink:
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  8. BushwickKLR

    BushwickKLR Long timer

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    I will be there :)
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  9. sallydog

    sallydog 80 miles a day for 41 months

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  10. Drsilver

    Drsilver A fun ride.

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    I went on a group ride in October, right after the 'incident' with BMW of Manhattan. 31 bikes. We went up the West Side Hwy right through the infamous stretch of road. No one seemed to care or notice.
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  11. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    If we go fast enough, I am sure we will have a police escort. :deal
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  12. BushwickKLR

    BushwickKLR Long timer

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    :thumb
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  13. billmags

    billmags Scoot Jockey

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    Hmm, Not sure if I'll be in town yet but I'd like to do this.:thumb
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  14. univibe88

    univibe88 Long timer

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    If the interstates are clear enough, I'll be there! :freaky
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  15. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    We got a bit of police attention last year...

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    Provided I95 is clear, I'll be there again.
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  16. univibe88

    univibe88 Long timer

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    That's because you're parking in front of a hydrant! :rofl
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  17. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    Hey TE! :wave

    I had forgotten about that! Someone who lives in one of the buildings said there were a "bunch of bikers about to fight."

    Cops were like, "We heard there was a fight! Where is it?" :jack
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  18. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    Yeah. The only thing this gang would fight over is parking at Starbucks.
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  19. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    I said "Sanka" dammit! :kboom :lol3
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  20. billmags

    billmags Scoot Jockey

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    My bike's book value doesn't meet the Starbucks standard. For the sake of peace- I'll park in the back. ;)
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