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About Unfolded NYC

I live in Manhattan with a husband, two cats and a Brompton M6L named Monty. Contact me: unfoldednyc at gmail dot com (you know what to do)

Windy. City.

I actually do get off the bike path! Last night I rode to midtown – against gusts that tried to move me sideways instead of forward – to watch our chef and his team teach a cooking class. They killed it. I didn’t get … Continue reading

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It’s still a bit soon to pack away my winter woolies, but the snow in this week-old pic is history. And the Hudson is no longer covered with ice. Woohooooo! Monty and I are back to our regular daily commute, enjoying … Continue reading

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The last ride of winter

Yesterday was frigid but sunny enough to clear some of the white stuff from the streets. I rescued Monty from under my desk and we rode home from work. There was still some light in the sky at 6:30 pm. … Continue reading

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Trust the Force

I took Monty to NYCeWheels  for his 6-month/1,000+ mile checkup. Izzy, the shop’s excellent mechanic, pronounced my boy healthy, fit and ready for spring. As I headed back across town, I realized Izzy had returned the handlebars to their factory setting, … Continue reading

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Night rides

The prospect of riding home in the cold and dark doesn’t thrill me. But once I’m out there, I rather like it. My commute is nearly painless – 5 miles each way, mostly flat, mostly on a protected (well-maintained and -lit) path. Riverside … Continue reading

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Siberia on the Hudson

When it’s here’s what happens to the river no matter how far south you ride. And here’s what happens when you breathe into your face mask.

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Still here, huh, winter?

I got home from Arizona late last night. I’m giving myself a day (maybe two, considering the forecast) to get used to the cold again before I ride to work. Next year, I’m getting a pair of these studded tires. … Continue reading

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Winter break

No cycling this week: I’m in Arizona looking after my dad, without enough leisure time to justify bringing Monty along. It’s a treat to be out of the Northeast’s deep freeze for a bit, enjoying spectacular sunrises… sunsets (doesn’t this look … Continue reading

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You thought I said BIKING?

Between concerns about black ice and warnings of more “wintry mix” (doesn’t that sound like a holiday party snack?), Monty and I haven’t been out as much as we’d like. Fortunately, two days of near-40º temps have cleared a lot of scary stuff from … Continue reading

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Golden sun, gray slush

Last night’s ride home was uneventful. The bike path exit I usually take was unplowed, so I walked Monty over the snow, and by the time we got home he needed another bath. This time I extended the back wheel … Continue reading

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