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Andres4NY

@Andres4NY@social.ridetrans.it

he/him. from the birdsite (https://social.ridetrans.it/@Andres4NY and before that @NEGreenways).

#Dad #NYC #Bikes #FreeTransit #SafeStreets #BanCars #Debian #FreeSoftware #ACAB #Vegetarian #WearAMask

My wife's an #epidemiologist, so you'll get some #COVID talk too.

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peter, to random
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you know what's fun about paying taxes as a self-employed person?

nothing. absolutely nothing.

Andres4NY,
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@peter At least you get to play the sorting receipts game. Best way to spend hours of your life!

Andres4NY, to random
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her: "and so the angular momentum actually keeps you from falling over. If you were to run with a flywheel, you'd have the same effect because.."

12yo: "Hey mom, when you're done info-dumping, can I info-dump?

her: "I'm not info-dumping, I'm teaching!"

me: 😂

Andres4NY,
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@pjrt I think she started off talking about bikes, but I missed the beginning of the conversation and just caught a bit of the middle and the hilarious conclusion.

Andres4NY, to random
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Heads-up to social.ridetrans.it users: Mastodon seems to be misbehaving. I just restarted sidekiq, and it's processing the backlog now. But I don't think I necessarily fixed the issue, so I'll be keeping an eye on it.

Andres4NY, to random
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On the way home, a bird tried to poop on me. It apparently missed though, and I was pleasantly surprised.. until I got home and saw that the bird got me right in the quick-release.

Andres4NY,
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Andres4NY,
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@giflian The bike is 12 years old (purchased new in 2012) and it's still working well.. I think it's already pretty lucky. 😛

Andres4NY, to Costco
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Somehow, was out of carts. I don't know how that happens. There were people waiting at the entrance, trailing other people to their cars to grab their carts.

"No sweat," I told the security people at the store entrance. "I brought my own cart."

Same bike, but this time the shot from behind the rear wheel. A black pannier hangs from the rear rack. The bike frame is white, with a blue box on a black platform. A hailong battery sits atop the platform. Same groceries in the box.

Andres4NY,
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@pjrt Nope! I got some stares, but no one said anything. Except for the guy behind me in line, who was telling me about his sit-down scooter that he bought and wanting to nerd out about batteries.

Andres4NY,
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@rejinl It was. I kind of hate it there.

Andres4NY,
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@meganL I find big box hardware stores in particular don't really care, so long as you don't ride it through the store. Or I'm male and white and can get away with it. I've never tried in a smaller store.

Andres4NY,
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@WhiteCatTamer We still have some in the fridge, so didn't need to get the grillos. The tofu's near the pickles; in the fridge section, next aisle over or so. But it's in a box of 4, and doesn't look like tofu. Just looks like a box.

Andres4NY, to bikenyc
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I was in the with my (bakfiet) cargo bike, and some lady pulls her car about 20-30ft in front of me. Predicting what would happen next, I gave a wide berth as her passenger flung the door open just before I passed them.

I screamed "ASSHOLE" at the top of my lungs, scaring tf out of both of them. It felt good.

Andres4NY,
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@NewNordicNormal I had to look that up, but yeah, that's pretty similar to what I did.

Andres4NY, to bikenyc
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Lol, nope.

Andres4NY,
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@stacey_campbell 🎵 I believe I can fly 🎵

Andres4NY, to random
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the listening to the 's meltdown: "Yeah, I'm definitely not having kids."

😂

peter, to random
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Andres4NY,
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@peter Aw, she's been my personal villain for like a decade now..

jehiah, to random

Please hit that follow button if you want to catch all my posts on NY + NYC transportation legislation (good and bad). It will always be of substance, never with any character attacks.

(Federated posts turned on )

RE: https://www.threads.net/@jehiah/post/C5r2d_gOAZj

Andres4NY, (edited )
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@rbellinger @jehiah And does he even see replies here?

[Edit: I'm wondering if threads federation is a one-way thing; toots get sent here, but no notifications to threads users. If that's the case... Not very useful (might as well be reading blogs at that point).]

Andres4NY,
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@AndyHat @rbellinger @jehiah Oh, well that's useless then. @jehiah

r343l, to random
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For the first time in a while went okay and I (a) was able to go physically and emotionally and (b) am not leaving horribly disappointed at what I did. Also I threw some weird (hopefully gaiwan lid) things off the hump which was my first time trying to throw anything off the hump (they look like little floppy plates because I can’t cut level).

https://flic.kr/p/2pJUrQm

Andres4NY,
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@r343l Every time you talk on here about "throwing" pottery, I read it one of two ways - 1) "wow they got really upset and smashed it against the wall??",
or 2) "oh no they threw out their back doing pottery."

This toot made me think the latter. 😏

Andres4NY, to random
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phew. did the thing!

Andres4NY,
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@roadskater It turns out that I didn't fuck it up. I thought I did, but the efile company's support pointed out that I did the correct thing elsewhere in the federal filing section, and they automatically transferred things correctly to the state section. So that's nice, and thus I deleted the toot.

Still unhappy with having to do this stupid tax filing bullshit in general, but A+ experience with 's software and support.

eamon, to random
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Which ebike should I buy?

My spouse and I are on track to drive under 6,000 miles in one year between us (two drivers and two cars). I'm convinced that the best way to bring that down further in our suburban neighborhood is to replace some errands by car with ebike rides.

Cargo space is a plus but I don't have, like, xtracycle or bakfiets needs. I mainly want a bike that uses as many standard/replaceable bike parts as possible, and I need really bright lights for night rides.

Andres4NY, (edited )
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@eamon Regardless of which ebike you pick, get one with a rack. And then get a pair of Ortlieb back rollers (https://www.ortlieb.com/en_us/back-roller) and some bungee cords. With that, you will have the cargo capacity you need for about 95% of your errands.

Andres4NY,
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@alsuren @eamon I upgraded to the 70L bags recently, and they're AMAZING.

https://www.ortlieb.com/en_us/back-roller-xl+F5352

However, they're pricy, and I wouldn't recommend them unless you've been using the 40L bags for a while and need some extra space.

jehiah, to random

Thank you @gonzalez4ny for signing on to co-sponsor S7621 with @agounardes to require speed limiters on vehicles that violate the maximum speed limit over and over and over and over and over again in a 12 month timeframe.

Andres4NY,
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@jehiah Hm. Are they on threads but just not federated? I can't see their accounts from over here.

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