Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

July 13th, 2018: Your Weekend Forecast

More of the same weather you've been enjoying all week today:

Friday Weather

Friday Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind 6 to 9 mph.

Sunrise: 5:36am

Sunset: 8:27pm

And here's how the weekend is shaping up:

Weekend

So heed the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast...

Brooklyn

...and make sure you've got plenty of Summer Ale!

Kayak

With storybook summer weather at hand, we’re recommending our own warm-weather classic: Summer Ale. With blue skies and blazing sun overhead, this is the peak time to enjoy the clean, refreshing edge and sunny aromas of a can of your own. We recommend buying a six pack, drinking one, and using the slot as a handy sunscreen holder for your ride.

Oh, and if you ride to Red Hook for that free kayaking you'll want to keep this in mind:

Also take your time on the Williamsburg Bridge on Saturday as it will be undergoing graffiti removal:

That doesn't seem like a waste of time at all.

And if you use the Triboro Bridge a commenter reports that police have been ordering cyclists to dismount and walk:

Bridge

Cops on the Triboro for the second morning in a row making us get off and walk our bikes-- at 7:30 in the morning. 

That's only, what, two miles?

Perfectly reasonable.

Hey, what's an extra 40 minutes on your morning commute?

(If you wanted 40 minute delays you'd be taking the subway.)

Of course the big news is that the mayor said never mind the NIMBYs and told the DOT to move forward with the Skillman/43rd Avenue bike lanes:

This is a welcome trend; recently the DOT also moved forward with a much-needed protected bike lane on Broadway in the Bronx along Van Cortlandt Park (currently under construction) despite a similar community board freakout.  The chair of Community Board 8 called that a "failure of democracy," but anyone with any common sense called it long overdue.

Finally, Senator Golden now says he back speed cameras:

Though it's not a lock yet:

You might think that would settle the matter, but on this one bill, there have been more feints and fake-outs than the entire New York Knicks team managed this past season.

In fact, as of late afternoon Thursday, no announcement of a special session had been made by the Republican majority leader, John J. Flanagan.

Indeed, the proof is in the gelatinous dessert:

Otherwise it's gentlemen* start your engines:

*Or skeevy bros as the case may be.