Daily Bike Forecast — by Bike Snob NYC

November 22nd, 2019: Your Weekend Forecast

There could be some rain today but otherwise it will be warmish and breezy:

Friday Weather

Friday A 20 percent chance of showers after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a southwest wind 11 to 20 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 34. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Northwest wind 10 to 17 mph.

Sunrise 6:51am

Sunset 4:33pm

Saturday looks cool and crisp, but Sunday could take a turn for the wet again:

Weekend Weather

And so the Brooklyn Brewery Weekend Beer Forecast calls for...

Brooklyn Brewery

...Brooklyn Winter Lager!

Winter Lager

With the cold and damp knocking at the door, we’re recommending a defensive position with Brooklyn Winter Lager. It’s rich and toasty but surprisingly dry, so you can drive out the cold without getting weighed down.

Don't worry, that's not real fur on the bottle.

Meanwhile, the 19th Precinct wants you to know they're *not* staging their bike lane enforcement:

First the moon landing, now this.

Also on the Upper East Side, Manhattan CB8 voted in favor of asking the DOT to "re-assess" left turns on 59th and 2nd:

And the East River Bridge counds are in...and up!

Time for more space for cyclists and pedestrians on the Queensboro Bridge:

Heading uptown, Dyckman Street Bike Lane 2.0 is taking shape:

And finally, the Smithsonian explores the parallels between bikes in the 19th century and scooters today:

From the very beginning, though, riders were also mocked as fops pursuing a ludicrous pastime. Pedestrians back then were the prime users of roads and sidewalks, so cycles seemed like dangerous interlopers. A Baltimore newspaper called the bicycle “a curious two-wheeled device...which is propelled by jackasses instead of horses.” One New Haven, Connecticut, newspaper editorial even encouraged people to “seize, break, destroy, or convert to their own use as good prize, all such machines found running on the sidewalks.” As long ago as 1819, a New York man wrote a letter to a newspaper complaining that you “cannot enjoy a walk in the evening, without the danger of being run over by some of these new-created animals.”

Ah, the more things change...  You can expect a certain tabloid columnist to lift that "jackass" line any moment now.