Bike New York !

Bike New York !

Post by I O » Wed, 21 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Hello Stateside pond inhabitants....

I'm surprised anybody hasn't been talking
about this before now.  Is anybody planning to
do this on a uni ? If not why not !
(http://www.bikenewyork.org/frameguide.htm)

I myself will be in the "Big Apple", but most probably
on a bike (okay a cop out I know), cause I don't have
a 36" Coker yet.

Simon

PS - anybody know any good uni shops in NY city/or
in NJ around Princetown ?

 
 
 

Bike New York !

Post by Foss, Joh » Wed, 21 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
> I'm surprised anybody hasn't been talking
> about this before now.  Is anybody planning to
> do this on a uni ? If not why not !
> (http://www.bikenewyork.org/frameguide.htm)

I don't live in the area any more, but I (and friends) rode it from 1985 to
1994. Most years on unicycles, some years switching between bike and
unicycle, and once on a bike (way too easy). I rode it with Bradley Bradley
and Ken Fuchs in 1985 on big wheels. There we also met Harold Herzig from
New Jersey, who rode the whole thing on a 24" Schwinn. The route was
slightly shorter then, without the hook to the north & back after crossing
into Queens, only 36 miles. Today's route is about 42. See a picture of Ken
and Harold at UNICON III:
http://www.unicycling.com/unifoss/thingnot/dontdo.htm#17
Bradley and me:
http://www.unicycling.com/unifoss/thingnot/dontdo.htm#14
David Ramos (Puerto Rico All Stars) joined us a few times:
http://www.unicycling.com/unifoss/thingnot/dontdo.htm#8
We also rode it with Javier Ruiz in 1993 (no picture). Riding up through
Manhattan, across the famous 59th St. Bridge, and then across the giant
Verrazano Narrows Bridge make the ride unforgettable. I highly recommend it
if you're in the area. Bring food and drink!

Quote:
> PS - anybody know any good uni shops in NY city/or
> in NJ around Princetown ?

Sorry, my shops were all on Long Island.

 Stay on top,

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
http://www.unicycling.com

 
 
 

Bike New York !

Post by joel ka » Wed, 21 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hello Stateside pond inhabitants....

> I'm surprised anybody hasn't been talking
> about this before now.  Is anybody planning to
> do this on a uni ? If not why not !
> (http://www.bikenewyork.org/frameguide.htm)

> I myself will be in the "Big Apple", but most probably
> on a bike (okay a cop out I know), cause I don't have
> a 36" Coker yet.

> Simon

> PS - anybody know any good uni shops in NY city/or
> in NJ around Princetown ?

  I am new to unicycling.  I am just about at the 20 ft
distance.  Anyway, what is a coker exactly?