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Welcome ! Looking forward to seeing those panniers.
 

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Welcome. Nice bike, the matte grey is the fastest of all 500s.

Is that one of your prototypes on the bicycle behind you?

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Welcome to forum n enjoy your ride
 

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Welcome :)
Always love to see what kind of ideas people work out for their bike ^^, Looking forward to it!
 

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Like wise! Hey, how has your experience been commuting in NYC? I went from Crown H to Washington Heights today and found it to be a pretty nasty ride. Too many horrible drivers in this city. :(
 

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Like wise! Hey, how has your experience been commuting in NYC? I went from Crown H to Washington Heights today and found it to be a pretty nasty ride. Too many horrible drivers in this city. :(
Commuting on the bike has been much better than riding the L train! I DO NOT miss the subway! With that being said-I have had the bike since the end of August and have been hit from behind twice both at red lights and a taxi driver has hit it while it was parked. Now I just try to be hyper aware of not only what’s going on in front of me but also behind me! Thankfully both drivers didn’t drive off. I’m still dealing with the taxi driver. Anyways the Williamsburg bridge is tolerable and I finally got up the courage to split the far right two lanes when traffic is stopped on the bridge. That really cuts down my commute and if you can get to the west side highway that should cutdown a lot of time going to upper Manhattan.
 

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Commuting on the bike has been much better than riding the L train! I DO NOT miss the subway! With that being said-I have had the bike since the end of August and have been hit from behind twice both at red lights and a taxi driver has hit it while it was parked. Now I just try to be hyper aware of not only what’s going on in front of me but also behind me! Thankfully both drivers didn’t drive off. I’m still dealing with the taxi driver. Anyways the Williamsburg bridge is tolerable and I finally got up the courage to split the far right two lanes when traffic is stopped on the bridge. That really cuts down my commute and if you can get to the west side highway that should cutdown a lot of time going to upper Manhattan.
It's treacherous out here in nyc. I always filter to the front or position myself between cars at stop lights. We all gotta do what we have to in order to stay safe out there. I hope those incidents don't detour you from riding and that you're in good shape.

Stay off the L!!
 

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Wow thats scary! being hit from behind... Hope it didnt damage the bike. Ive been riding mine for 2 1/2 months now. Havent been hit yet. But much better then the train. Ive taken the train once because it was snowing :)
I did find my bike on the ground yesterday. Maybe from being bumped or blown by the wind. No damage except for some scratches on the exhaust. Im considering storing it for the winter :/ This weather doesnt help at all.

I was very conservative in the first couple of weeks of riding. Never filtering and riding at the speed limit. But if you want to get anywhere in this city, you have to split... So Ive been a little more aggressive, but also driving like no one can see me.

Be safe out there!
 
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