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

Timestamps:
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: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1W4HbWweyGzlS0VirRHDLw 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: http://amzn.to/2xuLu8d
Samsung 128GB microSD Card: http://amzn.to/2nm5BFT
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Wealpe GoPro HERO5 Black Frame Mount with Lens Cap: http://amzn.to/2yz3R0q
Transcend USB 3.0 Card Reader: http://amzn.to/2xVtIuX
Anker PowerCore 10000 Power Bank: http://amzn.to/2gt7JW0

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

Safety Accessories
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Giro Revel Helmet: http://amzn.to/2zwKjGV
Reflective Vest: http://amzn.to/2hGpyBc
Take A Look Cycling Eyeglass Mirror: http://amzn.to/2xVbZE6
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Crane Suzu Brass Bell: http://amzn.to/2y8GBni
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Spurcycle Bell: https://www.spurcycle.com/
Orp Smart Horn: http://amzn.to/2gp5jYU
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Planet Bike Grateful Red: http://amzn.to/2xEz25K
Loud Bicycle Mini: https://www.loudbicycle.com/

Apparel
Gore Bike Wear Power GT AS (I use a discontinued model): http://amzn.to/2xV2Ew7
Gore Bike Wear Rain Paints (I use a discontinued model): http://amzn.to/2zsrrZg
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Bicycle Accessories
Continental GatorSkin DuraSkin Tires 700 x 32c: http://amzn.to/2yEPZRB
Vibrelli Universal Bike Phone Mount: http://amzn.to/2xVnX5f
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Planet Bike Full Bike Fenders – Hybrid/Touring: http://amzn.to/2gt74nu
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Finish Line DRY Teflon Bicycle Chain Lube: http://amzn.to/2xVeNGh
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Bicycle Security
Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit U-Lock: http://amzn.to/2gyZmfo
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Kryptonite KryptoFlex Double Loop Security Cable: http://amzn.to/2xWrq3A

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