Rush Hour Bicycle Commute from Midtown Manhattan to Downtown Brooklyn, NYC

A typical cycling commute during rush hour from Midtown Manhattan to Downtown Brooklyn via 2nd Avenue, Chrystie Street, and the Manhattan Bridge.

Filmed August 10, 2018

2:05 – 2nd Avenue & 57th Street
5:12 – 2nd Avenue & 46th Street
6:32 – 2nd Avenue & 43rd Street (Car pulls out without checking for traffic and I use my Loud Bike Car Horn)
8:23 – 2nd Avenue & 38th Street (Near Queens Midtown Tunnel Entrance)
10:05 – 2nd Avenue & 34th Street
13:42 – 2nd Avenue & 23rd Street
16:38 – 2nd Avenue & 14th Street (Truck gets annoyed at vehicle for attempting a right turn from the middle lane and several cyclists go past the red light)
20:21 – 2nd Avenue & 8th Street (I use my Loud Bike Car Horn against a pedestrian walking in the bike lane)
22:30 – 2nd Avenue & Houston Street (Dangerous intersection: Several cyclists ignore the traffic signal timing and proceed when the left turn bay have the green turn arrow instead, someone also cycles against traffic)
23:55 – Chrystie Street & Stanton Street (Car goes through Sara D. Roosevelt Park illegally on a “Do Not Enter” and a pedestrian enters the bike lane without looking)
24:45 – Chrystie Street & Delancey Street
25:45 – Chrystie Street & Grand Street (Cyclist jumps a traffic signal and causes car to brake)
27:50 – Manhattan Bridge Entrance at Canal Street
29:02 – Blind Corner
31:25 – Racing a subway across the Manhattan Bridge
34:30 – Jay Street & Sands Street
36:44 – Jay Street & Tillary Street (Running into Riding with Jahv: by chance and a car cuts a corner too close)

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Gear I Use or Have Used

Camera Equipment
Filmed with GoPro HERO5 Black:
Samsung 128GB microSD Card:
GoPro HERO5/HERO6 Battery with Dual Battery Charger:
GoPro Vented Helmet Strap:
Wealpe GoPro HERO5 Black Frame Mount with Lens Cap:
Transcend USB 3.0 Card Reader:
Anker PowerCore 10000 Power Bank:

Single Speed Bike: Mercier Kilo WT
Belt Drive Bike: Priority Continuum Onyx
Gravel Bike: Marin Gestalt 1

Safety Accessories
Giro Savant Helmet:
Giro Revel Helmet:
Reflective Vest:
Take A Look Cycling Eyeglass Mirror:
Starrey Reflective Tape:
Crane Suzu Brass Bell:
Crane Riten Brass Bell:
Spurcycle Bell:
Orp Smart Horn:
Cygolite Dash 460:
Cygolite Hotshot 100:
Planet Bike Superflash:
Planet Bike Grateful Red:
Loud Bicycle Mini:

Gore Bike Wear Power GT AS (I use a discontinued model):
Gore Bike Wear Rain Paints (I use a discontinued model):
Early Fall/Late Spring Gloves:
Late Fall/Early Winter Gloves:
L.L. Bean Ski Gloves:
Dakine Men’s Scout Gloves:
Rockport Men’s Trailbreaker Waterproof Duck Boot:
Pant Leg Cuff Clips:

Bicycle Accessories
Continental GatorSkin DuraSkin Tires 700 x 32c:
Vibrelli Universal Bike Phone Mount:
Topeak Explorer Bike Rack with Spring:
Topeak Explorer Bike Rack without Spring:
Topeak Explorer Bike Rack with Disc Brake Mounts:
Topeak MTX Trunk Bag EX:
Topeak MTX Trunk Dry Bag:
Topeak Trolley Tote Folding Basket:
Topeak Cargo Net for Tote and Basket:
Planet Bike Full Bike Fenders – Hybrid/Touring:
Planet Bike Cascadia ATB Fenders :
Pedro’s Tire Levers:
Polar Bottle Insulated Water Bottle:
Planet Bike Water Bottle Cage:
Finish Line DRY Teflon Bicycle Chain Lube:
Finish Line WET Bicycle Chain Lube:

Bicycle Security
Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit U-Lock:
Kryptonite New York Chain 1210:
Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 Standard U-Lock:
Kryptonite KryptoLock Series 2 U-Lock with 4ft Flex Cable (not used as a primary lock):
Kryptonite KryptoFlex Double Loop Security Cable: