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Bike Crazy

I’ve visited New York City enough to know that you have to make use of every available means of travel to get around, especially feet. I’ve driven cars, taken taxis, subways, and the occasional bus across town, and of course have walked for miles and miles. Now, I can also say I’ve ridden a bike in New York. Sounds like lunacy: New York traffic is frightening enough when you’re encased in a womb of metal and glass, let alone exposed and vulnerable. But I’m a guy who’s not afraid to show his vulnerable (or lunatic) side. Turns out fretting over whether or not to bring a two-wheeler into the city is wasted energy. Biking in New York felt entirely safe to me, not to mention pleasant and extremely convenient. I was able to drop off my friend and our gear at a hotel in Times Square, then head to a garage in a quieter neighborhood, where I had a coupon.

Now free of the car, I pedaled 10 blocks back to the hotel (nervously, with sweaty palms and all that). No big deal! The avenues are wide and have dedicated bike lanes, many with designated “door zones” so you don’t get killed when drunk taxi fares come stumbling out of cabs in the middle of the afternoon. Sundays are especially good for cycling through town: a ride from Times Square to Chinatown for dim sum is a leisurely 20 minutes; from there, the Williamsburg Bridge beckons you across the East River and into Brooklyn’s unique watering holes (try Lucky Dog or Spuytin Duyvil – awesome places for refreshments). Just going north and south is a breeze on the Hudson River Greenway, which is entirely separated from motorized traffic. No doubt, my advice to pedal around New York will be heeded by almost none of the millions upon millions of people who read this blog, but that’s not my problem. From now on, whenever I go to New York, I’m bringing along a bike (unless I choose instead to make use of New York's “bike share” program).


Mother's Day Miracle
Meatball Pat


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Friday, 03 July 2020

Trumpian Tweetage Haiku Continuum



It's unlimited
Presidential harrassment
Dems are going nuts!


Isn't it nice when
Countries help rebuild neighbors?
Thanks to Saudi A!


The Harvey Weinstein Story
Look at their license?


Republican Congressmen
Two wins now in doubt.


Dems love Sessions now
Same thing: lyin' James Comey
Saint-like. Really sick.


Russia: "nothing to
do with meddling." Why isn't
Hillary looked at?


The Special Counsel
I’ve done nothing wrong



The phony witch hunt

The soon to be released book
Looks like a big hit


Fake News Media

Together with the witch hunt:

My best poll numbers


“Caravans” coming

Must go nuclear option.



We don’t have a wall

Not going to have a country



Trade Wars are good and

Easy to win. They get cute?

Don't trade; we win big!


Gun-adept coaches

Weapons-talented teachers

Instantly Shooting


Promote the Fake Book

Mentally Deranged Author

False Information


Now that collusion

With Russia: a total hoax



Kim Jong Un, I too

Have a nuclear button.

And my button works.



Tax cut/Reform bill

Massive Alaska Drilling

Incredible Year



United Nations

Sanctions on North Korea

World wants Peace, not Death



False Accusations.

Women I don't know. FAKE NEWS!

Collusion. Russia.


Army Navy Game





He's bad on Crime, Life, Border.




Time Magazine Called

Prob'ly "Person of the Year"

I took a pass. Thanks!


The Christmas Story

Mother, Father, Baby Son

Jesus Christ. Bahrain.


Matt Lauer just fired

When will top executives

Be fired for Fake News? 

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