Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

January 29th, 2019: "Safety Operation"

Hopefully you enjoyed your ride yesterday because here comes the nasty weather:

Tuesday Weather

Tuesday A slight chance of snow before 9am, then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. Southeast wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.

Tuesday Night Rain before midnight, then snow likely. Low around 24. Wind chill values between 15 and 20. South wind 9 to 16 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Sunrise: 7:09am

Sunset: 5:10pm

If you do ride today it sounds like it's the return trip that could get interesting.

And yes, there is a Travel Advisory:

If you don't ride today, you can always hunker indoors and fill out DOT surveys instead:

Speaking of winter riding, did you know there's a Winter Bike To Work Day?

We may not have any registered cyclists, but I'm confident we'd win Winter Bike To Work Day based on our food delivery riders alone.

Because the only thing that stops them is the NYPD:

They forgot the irony quotes around "safety operation," but the Vision Zero hashtag is all the irony you need.

Remember the "emotionally disturbed" rider who lashed out at an Uber driver?  He's turned himself in: 

If you don't ride a bike, getting cut off sounds fairly benign.  If you do ride a bike, you know it's potentially deadly.  Therefore, you can see why it might send someone into a rage, though other media outlets are sticking with the whole "unprovoked" thing:

Emilio Carpenay, 25, turned himself in after the unprovoked Friday, Jan. 18 incident, according to police.

Finally, what role will bikes play in a New York City with legal marijuana?

Eric (not his real name) is a tattooed former restaurant manager whose marijuana delivery business is one of perhaps hundreds in the nation’s biggest and most sophisticated underground market.

It’s a market that Eric says has grown with the country’s move toward legalization. When Crain’s first spoke to him three years ago, he employed two bicycle messengers and served 500 customers in Brooklyn. He now has three bikers delivering four strains of weed and assorted cannabis products to more than 1,400 clients in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. His revenue was about $850,000 last year, he said, around triple what it was in 2015.

One more reason to fully legalize ebikes.