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(From Guardian Unlimited)
We're sitting in a cafe at the halfway point in our weekend ride, using cups of coffee to warm hands chilled by the sub-zero temperature outside, and my friend Derrick relates how he was ticketed recently by police in Central Park in New York.
"It was about 11 in the morning and I was just there to take pictures. I was cruising gently around, doing about 10mph, and there I am -- pulled over by a cop for going through a red, and given a ticket."
"How much was it for?"
"Two hundred and seventy bucks."
A little local knowledge here. There are a couple of semi-submerged cross-town routes that traverse Central Park in Manhattan that are always open to traffic, but in …