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jamesnord:

Did I tell you guys I recently received a $270 ticket (from Officer 946030)for running a red light whilst riding my bike in Central Park at 8PM. Now, let me explain further. the park closes to traffic at 7PM, so there are no cars at that time. I was climbing up Harlem Hill and on the descent down noticed a cop car very close to me. They asked me to pull over and I did, conversation went as such:
Cop: You are going too fast 
Me: Well, I race bikes and I am out here training, so I will take that as a compliment. 
Cop: Do you know why we pulled you over 
Me: I honestly have no idea why you pulled me over 
Cop: You ran 3 red lights. 
Me: But the park is closed, why would it matter?
And so on and so on. I get it, some cyclists (me included sometimes) are assholes. They almost hit pedestrians, they ride down the wrong side of the street, again, I get it. This though, this is ridiculous. I will have to pay this ticket for going through a red light at night, in a park, when there is no pedestrian or motor traffic. It is hard to live and race your bike in New York City and Central Park is our only training option during the week. This new policy is malicious and born of greed, this is never and has never been about safety. It is about easy revenue and bike racers in Central Park are the low hanging fruit.

jamesnord:

Did I tell you guys I recently received a $270 ticket (from Officer 946030)for running a red light whilst riding my bike in Central Park at 8PM. Now, let me explain further. the park closes to traffic at 7PM, so there are no cars at that time. I was climbing up Harlem Hill and on the descent down noticed a cop car very close to me. They asked me to pull over and I did, conversation went as such:

Cop: You are going too fast

Me: Well, I race bikes and I am out here training, so I will take that as a compliment.

Cop: Do you know why we pulled you over

Me: I honestly have no idea why you pulled me over

Cop: You ran 3 red lights.

Me: But the park is closed, why would it matter?

And so on and so on. I get it, some cyclists (me included sometimes) are assholes. They almost hit pedestrians, they ride down the wrong side of the street, again, I get it. This though, this is ridiculous. I will have to pay this ticket for going through a red light at night, in a park, when there is no pedestrian or motor traffic. It is hard to live and race your bike in New York City and Central Park is our only training option during the week. This new policy is malicious and born of greed, this is never and has never been about safety. It is about easy revenue and bike racers in Central Park are the low hanging fruit.

jamesnord:

"It was a day or two before the start [of the Tour], riding my new time trial bike that artist Marc Newson designed for me. Clearly those legs were ready to race."
COME BACK 2.0 - LANCE ARMSTRONG

jamesnord:

"It was a day or two before the start [of the Tour], riding my new time trial bike that artist Marc Newson designed for me. Clearly those legs were ready to race."

COME BACK 2.0 - LANCE ARMSTRONG

theriverjordyn:

moved today. accepting applications for help unpacking. and by help I mean please unpack for me I need a nap.

theriverjordyn:

moved today. accepting applications for help unpacking. and by help I mean please unpack for me I need a nap.

Thousands Storm Boston in Massive Protest Against Housing Illegals in the State

god-guns-guts-glory:

Thousands Storm Boston in Massive Protest Against Housing Illegals in the State

Thousands Storm Boston in Massive Protest Against Housing Illegals in the State

Image source: Twitter/Marc Lombardo

Illegal immigration protesters in Boston came out in droves on Saturday in a public outcry against Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s decision to offer shelter in the state to unaccompanied minors.

While there is not an official count of protesters who gathered on Boston’s Beacon Hill yesterday, it’s estimated to have been around 10,000 citizens in…

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