March 8th, 2019: Your Weekend Forecast

Today will be a little warmer:

Friday Weather

Friday A 20 percent chance of light snow after 1pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 37. Wind chill values between 20 and 30. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night A 30 percent chance of light snow before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm.

Sunrise: 6:19am

Sunset: 5:55pm

Use fenders for the melting snow on Saturday, which looks warmer still, and then Sunday brings the wash cycle we need to get the rest of it out of here:

Weekend Weather

So stock up on the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast selection, which is...

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...Brooklyn Lager!

Brooklyn Lager

With an up-and-down forecast that only guarantees cold temperatures, hang on to Brooklyn Lager for something dependable. Our classic flagship is smooth and refreshing enough for a post-ride cooldown, and doesn’t run up the ABV if you end up staying inside instead. Plus, you can grab it in cans or bottles for easy transportation.

Now you're all set.

Remember the clocks change this weekend:

And be ready for closures on the Broadway Bridge:

As well as possible partial closures on the Williamsburg Bridge:

Also, in case you're wondering, the Hudson River Greenway is 99.9% clear all the way to Dyckman Street.

Of course daylight savings also means spring is near, which means bike ticketing season is coming--though arguably it never ended, thanks in part to the ebike crackdown:

And also because so many people keep riding through the winter:

So what's the best way to avoid tickets?  Well, here's a novel suggestion:

Though as someone who's been ticketed far from any protected bike lanes and ticketing hotspots I'm inclined to disagree.  No sense sacrificing the relative comfort of the bike lane in search of a false sense of security.  Because believe me, they'll ticket you anywhere.

Fabricated offenses notwithstanding, if you stop for the red lights, put a bell on your bike, and use lights at night, you should be good.

None of which is to say our approach to enforcement isn't wildly distorted:

Sounds about right.