Isle of Manhattan 2018 Ride

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by wiseblood, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    "Mr. Anderson’s automobile suddenly developed a flat tire one night, immediately outside the strong iron fence that walled off the local mental institution.

    Annoyed but resigned, Anderson jacked up the car and prepared to replace the wheel. He took off the hubcap, unscrewed the bolts, which he placed in the hubcap, which in turn was resting in the road, and placed the spare tire with its hub onto the axle.

    He was about to reach for the hubcap with its bolts when a speeding car raced by and, even as Mr. Anderson jumped back for dear life, it ran over the hubcap, sent it spinning for two blocks, and sent the bolts flying in all directions.

    There was no possibility of finding the bolts in the dark, and, helplessly, Anderson realized he was standing there with a wheel on the axle, unbolted and useless. While he wondered what to do, a man from the other side of the fence shouted, “Hey, mister.”

    Anderson looked up, surprised, and realized that he had attracted the attention of one of the mental inmates, who had been watching the procedures by the light of the street lamps. Anderson said cautiously, “Yes? Is there something you want?”

    “I just want to give you some advice. Look — just take off the other hubcaps and remove one bolt from each wheel and use them for that spare tire you have. The other wheels will be held by four bolts apiece and your spare by three. That will hold you till you get to the nearest repair shop, where you can get additional bolts and an additional hubcap.”

    “Great,” said Anderson. “You’re perfectly right. Now why didn’t I think of that?” Then, embarrassed, he said, “It’s really amazing that, under the circumstances — uh — you could —”

    “Because I’m in here?” said the inmate contemptuously. “That just means I’m crazy. It doesn’t mean I’m stupid.

    Too much salt and black ice here in the "burbs" to do the ride. I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid! :-)

    Have fun, folks, and take some pictures and videos. And watch out for the black ice in the Battery Tunnel! Get's dark and cold quickly.
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  2. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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  3. wiseblood

    wiseblood Not Your Safe Space

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    You doubt my stupidity?!!?

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    Where are all my fellow morans at? :D
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  4. wiseblood

    wiseblood Not Your Safe Space

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    The coldest Isle of Manhattan race ride I can remember! Only the most hardcore showed up:

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    Like this guy, who had no heated gear, and only hippo hands, for his hands, and enormous balls. :D

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    AFAIK, @Drsilver was the only Citibeemer to represent. Though, some other posers showed up in a...... Car. :lol3

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    Still, hard not to feel like the elite few!

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    Where were the rest of you pussies? :ear
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  5. Spoke

    Spoke Wing Ding

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    I like your new ride wiseblood!
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  6. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    "I may be crazy, but I'm not stupid!"

    On the plus side, looks like there wasn't a parking problem this year at the Sidewalk!.:-)
    Did Skull show up? Did you ride around Manhattan? Any black ice?

    p.s., did you get a chance to spray that new KTM with ACF 50? There was a lot of salt on them their roads in NYC. And it's hard to wash a bike when it's 10 degrees out. Don't ask me how I know!
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  7. ctfz1

    ctfz1 been there

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    "A good folly is worth what you pay for it."
    There are old riders and bold riders.. definitely here.

    famously " I used to do .. "

    You guys (and) are inspiration obsession combined. Ride on! Have a great year all.
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  8. Tazdeviloo7

    Tazdeviloo7 2014 DR650

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    Skull couldn't make it. We definitely rode around Manhattan successfully at a...brisk pace :ricky. The only black ice I saw was the pool around my bike after washing all the salt off this afternoon. (hot water and an insecticide sprayer).
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  9. Drsilver

    Drsilver A fun ride.

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    Here's my post and ride report about today's ride from the Citibeemers Facebook page.

    2018 Isle of Man(hattan) ride.

    Four of us Citibeemers showed up at Speigel for breakfast and only one of us rode today. it was 9 degrees F when I left my apartment this morning.

    7 people showed up for the ride at the Sidewalk Cafe. We waited around for a little while but no more bikes showed.

    Skull had emailed one of the guys and said he was not going to make it today.

    We decided to hit the road after that email as we were standing around freezing!

    I led the ride this year on my Grom. According to my GPS I maxed out at 62.9 mph. I was tucked down and full throttle most of the way in 4th, top gear.

    There were a couple of people I knew and a few more nice people I met today.

    We went up the FDR and across the Cross Bronx one exit and then down the West Side Highway.

    By the time I got to 42nd street on the way down, I couldn't feel my fingers on both hands and my right toes! I decided to bail out. I waved good bye and for Jesse Erlbaum to pass me and take over the lead.

    I exited at 42nd street and rode home to 37th and Park as fast as I could. When I got home, my hands were numb and painful as they thawed. As I type this my right hand has two fingers that are tingling still. 9 hours later and still tingling. I don't think it's permanent! I hope not at least. Doh!

    I probably should have taken the GS with heated grips but the Grom was fun.

    Happy New Year to you all!


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    Drsilver A fun ride.

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