Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

November 3rd, 2017: Your Weekend Forecast

It's a warm end to the week, but be prepared for possible rain on your evening commute:

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Friday A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between 3pm and 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 72. South wind 6 to 9 mph.

Friday Night A 20 percent chance of showers before 10pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. North wind 10 to 17 mph.

Sunrise: 7:29am

Sunset: 5:50pm

As for the weekend, crisper temperatures will return, and Saturday is the more promising day weatherwise:

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And your Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast calls for...

Snapshot 11:2:17, 8:56 PM

...Brooklyn Brown Ale:

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With nippier temperatures heading our way, we’re recommending Brooklyn Brown Ale for the weekend ahead. It’s dark and toasty enough to ward off any chill, pleasantly dry, and rich without being overwhelming. Plus, it’s a natural pairing for leftover candy. Go wild.

So be sure and stock up.

And don't forget this Sunday is the Marathon, so make sure you're up on the street closures.

Or, if lots of people running makes you uncomfortable for some reason, you can always head down to the Philly Bike Expo and wait it out:

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When it comes to frame builders and the like Philadelphia can go toe-to-toe with Portland any day of the week.  (Though of course if it comes down to a smugness contest Portland would win hands down, but that's something else.)  If you're a bike nut it's well worth the trip.

Meanwhile, some local bike blogger wrote something about Tuesday's attack for the Washington Post:

It unfortunate that it took an act of terror to get our officials talking about securing bike lanes, but rest assured they're now taking action both swiftly and ham-handedly:

Ben Sarle, a spokesman for Mayor Bill de Blasio, said that the concrete barriers would be placed at both vehicle and pedestrian intersections of the bike path between 59th Street and Battery Park, along the West Side Highway. At each of the 31 vehicle access intersections, the State Department of Transportation will put in six concrete jersey barriers. At each of the 26 pedestrian access intersections, the City Department of Transportation will place two large concrete cubes.

Jennifer K. Post, a spokeswoman for the state Transportation Department, said the agency began installing jersey barriers on the path on Thursday morning. The department will continue to evaluate if additional or different measures need to be taken, she added.

Yes, the West Side Greenway bike path is now the world's largest pachinko machine:

User reviews can be most diplomatically described as tepid:

And New York City's cyclists are not exactly rejoicing:

As far as safety goes the old stick-a-garbage-can-in-the-sinkhole solution seems downright elegant in comparison:

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Finally, many of you no doubt punched up Gothamist for your local news fix yesterday only to be confronted with this:

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At first I thought they'd been hacked but then I learned the story:

We'll feel this acutely, because Gothamist provided us with some of the best cycling coverage in the city and their writers consistently saw past the victim-blaming narrative:

It's a real loss.