Flock of Cycles December Party Ride

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Anonymous #

I had a great time as usual! It was very cool going through downtown :)


Anonymous #

Proposal for summer rides (since we don’t pick up a lot of “novice” riders during winter) — bicycle store ride. Kranick’s, Free Ride, Iron City, Thick Bikes, Performance, Bicycle Heaven, Trek, Bike Tech, Pro Bikes, REI, etc. All of them are at the places that do not involve a lot of hills. So people learn about those bike stores and would not struggle with bike needs.


Pseudacris
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^ nice idea!


Drewbacca
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Building on the bicycle store ride idea…

Perhaps make it an official BikePGH event to promote membership with stores that offer discounts to members; try to get the stores to promote the ride ahead of time to new riders.


Mick
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Great, graet ride!

I left the flock as theyt entered the Armstrong tunnel.

The bells and whoops and hollers in the tunnel sounded magnificent and glorious as the echoes change.


Mick
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BTW, a friend of mine evidently passed me going the other direction as I was going down commercial at roughly free-fall pace in my banker-type suit after leaving the flock and changing clothes.

He found it not quite believable. “At least one of us must be on drugs.”


dbacklover
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if anyone has the bus number of the that one that caused some of us to have to stop I would really like to get the information. and if those who were buzzed can PM me here that would also be good. I am going to write up what happened on my blog as well as post the pic of him hiding his face from us. but I need the bus number before I report him.


Anonymous #

dbacklover,

I believe it was bus number 5361.


buffalo buffalo
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i think that’s right. i definitely recall the 5, 3, and 6, though time + dyslexia are playing havoc with the ordering.

pretty sure the 61B was 3207. it was an artic.


Anonymous #

Glad we got a menorah in there even if it couldn’t be mine.


Pseudacris
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^it was mine. Non-kosher, but definitely got some smiles and nods.


Marko82
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We could probably have one of these if redan & nick were allowed to hang out together…

http://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/1777051/take-a-ride-on-a-reindeer-bike/


Anonymous #

Whoa–what are the pitchforks about, I wonder? The footage looks like it’s from Fargo–I had some surreal brain mash-up watching it.

Why aren’t Nick and Reddan allowed to hang out together?


Mick
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joanne Why aren’t Nick and Reddan allowed to hang out together?

We’re not entirely sure they would use their powers for good instead of evil and we don’t want the world to end.

That’s just a guess.


StuInMcCandless
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@buffalo^2 – I have video of the entire ride. Roughly where were the two bus incidents? I might have the buses on the video.


dbacklover
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One was on fifth. In oakland near construction. A 75.


buffalo buffalo
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The 61 was on Fifth sometime after Robinson.


StuInMcCandless
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Can’t check now. I’ll go through them when I get home.


StuInMcCandless
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I finally got the videos posted. This took a bit of doing. My camera starts over every 15 minutes and 41 seconds, but YouTube only lets you post 15:00 tops. So this is split into five pieces, with a chunk off of one end or the other. I think I have the buses in question, though.

Part 1, start to Fifth and Craft

Part 2, Oakland to edge of Downtown

Part 3A, about 90 seconds near Macy’s (brief convo w/co-worker who rides to work)

Part 3B, Forbes at Smithfield through Market Square

Part 4, Liberty at Tito Way to Blvd of the Allies at Grant The group was badly split at the end of this, so I took out a big piece where my head is swiveling around, trying to figure out how far back the later group was, then went back to join them.

Part 5, near Armstrong Tunnel on Forbes to end at OTB

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