Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Triumph Over Adversity: Coping With Injustices Great and Small

(Clem LueYat, the Eddy Merckx of hair weaving)

Firstly, you've probably heard by now, but biker, blogger, bike blogger, and Bike Blog proprietor Michael Green has finally gotten his bike back. His story is as inspiring as it is convoluted, and by my count at least 47 people (including his lawyer!) were involved in the recovery of his orange and green monstrosity. Apparently it was necessary for them to form a posse since they trailed the bike to a housing project and there were some big guys around it. Of course, they should have just saved themselves some trouble and called my mother. When my brother and I were little his bike was stolen. A few weeks later we spotted it at a housing project and she recovered it from a menacing-looking bunch singlehandedly while we cowered in the car. Like us, Michael cowered during the recovery of his bicycle as well, though like so many draft-dodgers before him he was doing it in Canada instead of in the back seat of a Caprice wagon.

Of course, I am happy for Michael, and his tale is a perfect example of the kind of insurance and security I'm forefeiting by not being a member of the "bike community." I've always been a bit of a lone wolf, and when you eschew the companionship and camaraderie of others you also forego the concomitant protection. Then again, I don't have to wear those stupid clothes, so overall I'm fine with the trade-off. If my bike goes missing I can always call mom.

As a lone wolf, I also don't have too many idols, though I read with interest that a Major Taylor monument was just unveiled in Worcester, Massachusetts. In fact, no less a personage than Greg LeMond was on hand to help himself to some free publicity and to gratuitously liken his own plight to Taylor's:

"When I was 16 years old I felt so out of place, only coming from the west coast to the east coast to race," said LeMond. "And I also know what it feels like to be a target as a competitor. So I imagine Taylor at a young age of 17 or 18, racing in Indiana, against all white racers ... and dominating, pulling all this attention to himself. He had physical threats, political threats, and backhanded deals against him."

Indeed, LeMond has certainly felt the cruel sting of injustice. He may have been one of the most highly-paid riders of his time, but Hinault attacked him during the Tour, and also he was shot by his brother-in-law by accident. Later, he entered into a lucrative licensing arrangement with Trek that he effectively sabotaged, which is exactly like being a black athlete in an all-white sport in the early 20th century. Word has it that after the Major Taylor unveiling LeMond immediately kicked off a world tour during which he will visit and weep openly at the world's most affecting memorials.

LeMond's presence aside, I was inspired to learn more about Major Taylor, so I visited the Major Taylor Association website. I was particularly interested in the chapter from his autobiography entitled, "The Value of Good Habits and Clean Living," which included the following list of "Don'ts:"

A DOZEN DON'TS

Don't try to "gyp."
Don't be a pie biter.
Don't keep late hours.
Don't use intoxicants.
Don't be a big bluffer.
Don't eat cheap candies.
Don't get a swelled head.
Don't use tobacco in any form.
Don't fail to live a clean life.
Don't forget to play the game fair.
Don't take in unfair advantage of an opponent.
Don't forget the practice of good sportsmanship.

Apart from the fact that most of the above-referenced fixed-gear "bike community" is living contrary to pretty much every bit of Major Taylor's advice (with the Cat 4 roadies violating anything the fixed-gear riders aren't), I found it particularly noteworthy that he warns against being a "pie biter." I don't know what pie biting is, but I have a feeling it's either what Judd Nelson did to Molly Ringwald's crotch under her desk in "The Breakfast Club," or what Greg LeMond was doing at the unveiling of the Major Taylor monument. In either case, I'd have to agree that pie biting is something we should all take great pains to avoid.

Indeed, they don't make 'em like the Major anymore. So who is a young cyclist supposed to look up to these days? Well, there's always David Millar. While Major Taylor boldly triumphed in the face of adversity, David Millar bravely manages to garner mediocre results in the face of mild inconvenience. In fact, Millar had this to say about the Plan de Corones stage of the Giro:

"This race is just insane!" said Slipstream's David Millar as he climbed into a cable car to take him down the mountain. "Taken individually it's a good idea, but on a total, it's not a good thing after the two mental days we've just had and the two hard weeks we've had before that. This race is just ridiculous."

Ridiculous indeed. It's enough to make you want to throw your bike! Yes, like Major Taylor and Greg LeMond, Millar too knows the meaning of injustice:

My body folds as my bike disappears under me. I look down and see the chain broken. It's over. I watch them go as I roll to a standstill. It's gone, all that work, and not just that day but weeks and months and years. I've had two years of racing taken away from me already. That was my punishment. But this I have done nothing wrong for. That's why there wasn't even a moment of hesitation to throw my bike. Because at that moment, I didn't think I deserved that to happen to me. Which is pathetic, but for those few seconds it didn't seem fair.

Indeed, with each generation we seem to grow increasingly sensitive to injustice. For Taylor, injustice was white people trying to kill him. For LeMond, it was sponsors and bicycle manufacturers trying to make him rich. And for Millar, it was the universe unfairly depriving him of a win.

But Millar is more than just the sum of his hissy fits. Here's a little more about him via the Slipstream site:

Favorite Cross Drill: Speedskating
Favorite Food: Pasta
Favorite Clif Bar: All of them. I can't wait to race so I can eat more!
Favorite Movie: Ratatouille


Somehow, the image of Millar sitting down to watch Pixar films in front of a big bowl of elbow macaroni after a hard afternoon of speed skating clinches it for me--this is a new breed of 21st century cycling hero.

142 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birfday to me!!!


A

Anonymous said...

Podium!

Anonymous said...

.

Anonymous said...

Dang

Anonymous said...

top 5

Anonymous said...

Check out Prolly's blog...the green Aerospoke is back!!!!!

Anonymous said...

damn! I was waiting and waiting and...this ruins my day

reality check said...

I bet the seed still glistened on your new life partner’s back this morning as you rubbed this post out. Doesn’t anyone find it interesting that California overtuned the same sex marriage ban on May 15, and suddenly the snob is off to the wild, wild West to get hitched? I found some photos from the ceremony here. Touching. But seriously, after reading your posts one might start to believe that YOU alone hold the key to all that is right in the cycling world, but let’s get it straight (no pun intended), at the end of the day, you are just a bitter fag in spandex on a road bike. You and every one of your faithful readers with visions of reaching the “podium” by reading your holier than thou sermons the “fastest” are the people that the public points to and laughs at. It doesn’t matter how many kids are wearing tight jeans and funny glasses while riding track bikes, even when they are long gone, even when all the track boutiques go under, through it all you will still be the gay weekend warrior, dressed in spandex and a bell helmet, riding on the streets of New York, daydreaming of wearing a yellow jersey and sprinting to win the final leg of Le Tour de France (only to have the title ripped from you for doping). The only thing that makes your situation even more laughable is the fact that the hero of YOUR sport doesn’t even have two balls. So on behalf of everyone who you have pointed your hypocritical finger at, I’d like to say that, “We don’t hate you, bikesnob, we just look forward to reading of your “untimely” death.” Livestrong.

My two cents,
Just Sayin’

O' Bama said...

liberator

Anonymous said...

pie biting = wheelsucking

reality check = weirdo

Anonymous said...

BSNYC/RTMS,

How big is your mom?

Brian said...

Whoa. 12:54 has got some problems to say the least.

Also, was I the only one who was pissed off at Millar for not putting his bike over his shoulder and trying to outrun everyone?

PompousWindbag said...

@ anon 12:58

"reality check = weirdo"

See, I was going to go with:

reality check = Greg LeMond

smartypants said...

pomous,

What's the difference?

Anonymous said...

In a NY Times article from June 17, 1878 a pie-biting tournament is described:

"There were many entries, and each man was furnished with a whole pie cut into four pieces, with a small circle left in the centre. Whoever ate his way to the circle first was to be the winner. The tin-plates were not left on the pies."

Apparently some contestants had mouths that were "not so well adapted to pie-biting."

BikeSnobNYC said...

Reality Check,

Please tell me you didn't actually compose an epic-length homosexual taunt in advance and then sit there waiting for my post.

--BSNYC

g said...

methinks he (or she) doth protest too much. And, just to clarify, is being a "fag" an insult or a choice?

Anonymous said...

Well heck, if i didn't live under a rock i would have rolled over to that ceremony and hit up GL for one of his highly discounted rebranded treks. Fail.

Anonymous said...

Hey reality check...

Looks in the mirror!

Anonymous said...

"The pie shall be cut in two, and each man shall receive... DEATH! I'll eat the pie"

-Homer (King Solomon) Simpson

Commiecanuk said...

I too, can identify with Major Taylor, after one particularly brutal criterium in which I cracked my $280 carbon fiber bottle cage, and was forced to ride the next week with a bottle cage with mis-matched colors. 100% true story.

This is exactly the same as an attempted Lynching by racists after winning a race.

Greg, please shut the fuck up.

Anonymous said...

It depends on the flavor of the pie!

Martin Van Nostrand said...

Brian said...was I the only one who was pissed off at Millar for not putting his bike over his shoulder and trying to outrun everyone?

In his doping days, he would have done this. Millar is just upset because he's found out that without the dope, he's pretty average.

ant1 said...

Reality Check,

Maybe you should start your own blog where you can insult BSNYC and his podium seeking faithful readers (one of which you appear to be, based on your knowledge of our fearless leader's whereabouts). And by the way, Lance Armstrong is the hero of cancer survivors, not "our sport". To be fair, your "I bet the seed still glistened on your new life partner’s back this morning as you rubbed this post out" line was priceless.

Dopestrong

Anonymous said...

hey reality check,

why don't you just wear a shirt that says "I am afraid of gay people"? because you clearly are. momma must be proud of the lil wannabe bully that never got picked for kickball, bet yer pappa hit ya too, widdle baby scared of gay people.
if you were standing in front of me right now, i'd smash your wannabe face. piker.

Anonymous said...

dearest reality check,

you sure know a lot & say a lot about things you supposedly hate.

calm down and give in to your love & desire for this blog, road bikes, spandex, and the male body.

Anonymous said...

I think that Reality Check composed that one very early this morning as he sat in his bathrobe, finally clean after getting home from a sweaty session of man club cruising, consumed with self hate for giving in to his dirty desires once again... Poor fella

Emily said...

Bike Snob hasn't jumped the shark yet, but thanks to Reality Check I think comment section homophobia just did. Calm down, dude!
I guess Lance is always a target for everything but why did he pick on Bell helmets? Am I missing something?

I gotta go eat some cheap candies and stay up late.

veloben said...

BSNYC/RTMS,

There are posts that are just silly, there are posts that generate comments in the triple digits, and there are your posts that bring a long and thoughtful perspective to the social endeavor that is cycling.

Today you managed all three while exhibiting that exceedingly joyful bitterness that is your trademark.

The comment community too, has developed along with your writing. I'd say you are no longer really a lone wolf, but for all I know anonymous is just one guy (gal) with 18 personae.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

---reality check :

Let me get this straight Are you outing BSNYC/RTMS as "Tim Regan (myhome.ie / BDBC - 2007 Leinster Road Race Champion" of the Chuchelainn Cycling Club of Dundalk, Ireland ???

Wow ! I gotta say ... I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING !!

Wutz said...

I find it odd how RC talks about BSNYC wearing spandex. I haven't been lurking around here too terribly long but I don't think the Snob has ever wore spandex.

Furthermore, I believe that the Snob may be asexual, making the "fag" remark untrue as well.

The only thing he got right in that post: "bitter."

He couldn't even hit any of the obvious, have-to-be-dull-to-miss-them wordplay offered to him by his own feeble mind: diestrong, stretchstrong, fagstrong, gaystrong, blowjobstrong, onlyoneballsstrong.

If this blog is so upsetting (assuming that he's waiting around for a bunch of responses), don't read it. It's only a collection of opinions formed by a single person (reinfoced by thousands upon thousands who read it). If you don't like it, I'm sure your ATV friends are going out later to smoke meth.

Fuck off


Strong

Anonymous said...

anon 1:51

Can't be. the Snob doesn't write with an Irish brogue.

virtual reality check said...

I think my room mate is gay, every time he gives me a blowjob, he tries to kiss me.

Polygraf said...

Damn, they could only find one black cyclist, I thought there were at least two? When did moses stop running and become a cyclist? And of course why Lemond?

For those interested in a great new book on Taylor:
"Major: A Black Athlete, a White Era, and the Fight to Be the World's Fastest Human Being "
By Todd Balf is a great detailed read, even describes some of the tricks Taylor would perform on a fix when he was sixteen.

Scott said...

Reality Check for reality check:

It's called lycra. It's pretty comfy. You should try it sometime.

Brian said...was I the only one who was pissed off at Millar for not putting his bike over his shoulder and trying to outrun everyone?

If he's such a fan of speed skating, he should have donned some in-line skates and beat them to the finish that way!

fomenter said...

He got the "podium" thing right -that shit's laughable.
Otherwise, he's as confused as Lemond is delusional. He did provide some good fodder though.

Anonymous said...

Unintended Irony of the Day award goes to Greg LeMond: "And I also know what it feels like to be a target as a competitor." Buckshot, anyone?

bikesgonewild said...

...for a real 'reality check', if you're not familiar w/ the life story of marshall 'major' taylor, spend a little time & source some info about the man...worthwhile & enlightening reading...& the dedicated sculpture in worcester, mass is a beautiful tribute albeit years late...

...now, if greg had stood up there & said "despite what i accomplished in my cycling career & the things i've had to deal w/ in my personal life, i don't feel worthy of representing 'major' taylor", the 'kid' might a' gone a long way in clearing up his image problems...but nah, didn't happen...

marypoppins said...

I enjoyed this post just as much as all the others I have enjoyed reading, thank for writing!

bk jimmy said...

Reality Check's mention of a "bell helmet" is most likely a Freudian slip, analogous to the "bell end" of the male dong.

Stuggy said...

Wow! Wow!

I always wanted to pie bite Molly Ringwald, just like Judd Nelson in "Breakfast Club."

What's wrong with that?

Mmmmm, '80's Molly Ringwald....

wishiwasmerckx said...

Reality check: It will take California officials at least 30 days to implement the new decision allowing gays to marry. Considering the name under which you post, it is ironic that your theory runs headlong into reality. You remind me of the demographic study showing that those who hate Howard Stern actually spend more time listening to his show than do his fans.
Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

I guess Major Taylor does not APPROVE of the pie-biting RTMS goose.

wishiwasmerckx said...

Snobstalkers, another clue. Can somebody check the Department of Motor Vehicle archives for Caprice station wagon registrations in Brooklyn in the early 80's?

Anonymous said...

wishiwasmerckx,
yes, there was one.

Anonymous said...

hay where is the mean funny stuff about fixies

smartypants said...

bk jimmy,

I think you're being redundant: What other way does the dong come other than male?

(please, no one answer that.)

(Unless you're going to make another Brat Pack tie-in and respond with "Long Duck")

Anonymous said...

chicks with dicks

bikeslob 80220 said...

More info on pie-biting:

http://www.cyclelicio.us/2007/06/pie-biter.html

Anonymous said...

yipes realcheck. bummed (oops) about the lack of geese too? settle big fella. i feel your loss, tho not your hatred. try riding a bicycle for more than a tricky minute or two and you might see the need for cozy lycra. i'd figure a manly hunk of dick cheese(definately not goose cheese) like yourself would need assistance keeping the boys all in check and pinch free. now go put your spider-roos on 'cause mom's got a nice bowl of cereal waiting for your bed time snack. fuck off creep

flip phillips said...

More confusing Pie Biting References

Check this reality! said...

Ignorant, lazy fools! From the Major Taylor Association website:

Don't be a pie biter. (* See note at bottom of page)

* Note - In the track races of Major Taylor's era, teaming and cooperation between riders to physically block or "pocket" a strong rider was forbidden. Major Taylor was often a victim of these corrupt practices. The term "pie biter" probably refers to a rider who agrees to block a stronger rider in exchange for a share of the purse.

Pay, IRS Refund, Welfare and Reality Checks Cashed said...

So, it would appear that we have been referrencing "muff biter" or in RC's case, "sack biter"...

Sycophantic Backstabber said...

thanks flip-phillips,

who knew pie-biter was come-pasteles in Spanish!?!?

Amir said...

Reality check just has his panties in a bunch because his jeans are too tight, he's never made the podium and he is not as beautiful as Amir.

g said...

I miss antagonists like Tech3B. At least he had the balls to fight back. He was usually wrong, but there was always new material. Reality check is a hit and run away kinda fighter. Bit of a douche. Really.

bikesgonewild said...

...bsnyc/rtms...hate to impose but can you get me a deal w/ clem lue yat, the eddy merckx of hair weaving & also, can he perform miracles ???...
...just tryin' ta clean up my image...

...glad to see micheal green got his abomination-bike back w/ out shed blood...looks like quite a story involving 43% of nyc's available cyclist's...good on the whole frickin' bunch a yas...

wutz the fuk said...

re: wutz

remember this quote from a few posts ago?

"He's so weak his friends have to run to his rescue, "I know him pretty well and he's a solid dude and has been riding bikes for a long, long time for whatever thats worth." It is worth nothing. It doesn't matter how many miles he rides he still looks like a fucking idiot."

that sounds a whole lot like your comment earlier.

"I find it odd how RC talks about BSNYC wearing spandex. I haven't been lurking around here too terribly long but I don't think the Snob has ever wore spandex.

Furthermore, I believe that the Snob may be asexual, making the "fag" remark untrue as well."

who's running to the rescue now?

homo.

Ti( * )( * )ies said...

Dear RC -

I'll have you know that BSNYC's baby batter was already absorbed in the chamois of a fresh pair of bib shorts by the time he started on this post.

Love,
Your Mom

Commiecanuk said...

Clem Yue lat* is the Tom Vu of hair. "The Master" should really only really be depicted like this.

*With over 45 years experience, Clem LueYat is a leading light in the hair business. In addition to managing and working at his salon, Clem is an educator who teaches his Hairweaving Techniques around the world. With a reputation for technical and creative excellence, Clem has developed the "Unique Interlocking Hair Weaving" and "Wrap Net Weaving" Systems, and is often referred to as Master Hair Weaver of the World.

Anonymous said...

What's to defend? Snob has long since copped to being bitter, having "a closet full of lycra" and to sucking on the bike. Could just as well be gay, too, though in his post about the David Byrne Town Hall Forum thing he was accompanied by the "Lady Snob." Maybe true, maybe a beard. Either way, who cares.

-Russ

frilly said...

Maybe reality check is Seth/Sean the pissed-off messenger.

For what its worth, snob, I'd be the Molly to your Judd. Does your mom still have the wagon?

ChrisB. said...

I guess Millar never saw the epic cycling film, "American Flyers." If he had, he'd had taken a page right out of the Team Shaversport book and run across the line.

Also, he would have seen Alexandra Paul topless, but that's neither here nor there.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birfday to ya, Anon 12:50

And a podium finish to boot. RC's clearly, intolerably jealous.

Commiecanuk said...

"Don't eat cheap Candies"
"Don't be a pie biter"

I once knew a stripper named Candie.
Good advice.

Anonymous said...

commie c. was that at filmores east? knew one there about 5 years ago. yer right, yipes!.... now..... back to our regularly scheduled cheese...

wishiwasmerckx said...

Pie biter? Cunning linguist.

realitycheckgonewild said...

While the terms "fag" and "gay" have clearly stirred up a good majority of the homosexuals on this blog, they can be used in a much less inflamatory way.

Examples:

"That's gay."

and

"What a fag."

They don't necessarily indicate that the user of such slang is a homophobe. You fags just want me to be a homophobe so you can feel better about looking gay in spandex .

Anonymous said...

Piles are caused by increased pressure in the veins of the anus. The most common cause is straining at bowel movements. Constipation, prolonged sitting and anal infection are contributing factors. Internal Piles occur near the beginning of the anal canal and external piles occur at the anal opening. Piles also sometimes protrude outside the anus.

Reality Check said...

I bet my voluminous seed still glistened on my cubicle's ergo-chair this morning as I rubbed this comment out. Doesn’t anyone find it interesting that California overtuned the same sex marriage ban on May 15, and suddenly I'm off to a highway rest area to get donkey punched? I posted some photos from the episode here. Touching (myself). But seriously, after reading my comment one might start to believe that I alone hold the key to all that is right in the self-hating closeted cycling world, but let’s get it straight (no pun intended), at the end of the day, I am just a bitter fag in spandex on a road bike seat post. [etc., ad nauseum]

Jim said...

Reality Check - you sure figured us out. Yep, everybody here wants to cross your personal Rubicon, bend you over in the clover, go In through your Out door. Etc. But it's okay because we're like a bunch of F***in Vikings around here.

But you're mistaken because that doesn't make us gay. Not in the least. As everybody knows, Vikings are definitively Not Gay.

Well, except for Gay Vikings, who are like really, really exceptionally gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course...

Ti( * )( * )ies said...

Dear RC -

While use of slurs don't necessarily mean you are a bigot they do mean you are a douche bag.

mr.complaint said...

Jim - Who's says Viking aren't gay? Fur, leather, black metal, Norwegian wood and all that.

bgw - Are you interested in a hair weave or just an excuse to ooggle all those ladies that Master Clem has hanging on him?

Can't blame you.

bikesgonewild said...

...speaking of piles, gomer pyles sang "back home in indiana" before the start of the indy 500 on sunday...

...just sayin'...

realitycheckyourgrammar said...

re: titties

While I may be a douche, YOU are an idiot.

bikesgonewild said...

...mr complaint...master clem lue yat, the eddy merckx of hair weaving does have that going for him...babeliciousness surrounds, no doubt...

...& just to be clear, i've been bald so long that even master clem lue yat, the eddy merckx of hair weaving couldn't do any thing there...i was looking to beef up my chest hair, so the gold chains would be better set off...

krazygl00 said...

After reading 50 or so posts embroiled in the Reality Check flamewar, I skipped to posting my own comment on part of RTMS's post:

Did it occur to anyone else how the stolen bike saga played out like a schoolyard scenario with the biggest bunch of wimps kow-towing to a little Napoleonic bully?? They actually paid the guy to give their bike back!

They wouldn't even play this pathetic story on the ABC after-school special! What a bunch of pussies!!!!

Anonymous said...

krazyg100, I was wondering why they didn't just take the bike by force instead of getting the police and a lawyer involved. By that time in the sequence, if the thief or his homies were going to bust a cap in somebody's ass, it would have already gone down, don't you figure? Is this the millenial version of "How many Polacks does it take to change a lightbulb?" These days its "How much spandex...?"

Anonymous said...

bg dubs, 'babel-iciousness,' huh? so you're saying his beauty is so universal that it can speak in every tongue, and be understood by all...

wishiwasmerckx said...

Left unanswered in Mr. Green's epic tale is the question first on everybody's mind. Did Mr. Green give the thief back the car keys entrusted to him as collateral for the test ride?
Inquiring minds want to know.

krazygl00 said...

6:26, it is the millenial version of taking someone's lunch money. Honestly, the end result is that the thug stole $50 from a bunch of skinny, tight-jeans-skateboarding-shoes-and-neckerchief-wearing-fixed-gear-riding pussies.

krazygl00 said...

Well, had the page formatting not cut it off, that would have been:

"tight jeans, skateboarding shoes, neckerchief-wearing fixed-gear-riding pussies."

OpenYourEyes said...

yawn-

why is it every few weeks some pedantic jobber posts something on here that gets everyone so worked up?

personally, I ignore ignoramuses like I ignore children with no manners. Quite. It's not the child's fault they are destined for television watching, mountain dew drinking, ATV riding anonymity, anymore than it is the gay basher. It takes all kinds to make this wonderful world go around- including you stupid types. Enjoy your life realitycheck... you are one of the few stupid enough to...

bikesgonewild said...

...hmmm...no need to ponder, anon 6:29pm...

...i would speculate that "master clem lue yat, the eddy merckx of hair weaving" holds the power w/ in his very hands to create a beauty in others that is indeed so universal in it's appeal, that it transcends the NEED to engage in verbal communication...

...as far as 'his beauty'...dude, i wouldn't even do his sister, whether she dug my hair weave/gold chain matted chest &/or the master had given her his best treatment...i'm into latin chicks...

Anonymous said...

and my syntax is perfect...
stretchy clothes are for biking AND hitting the discotheque! notorious hotbeds of immorality!
realitycheck = fail

Pedal Strike Force Agent Down said...

Sorry I'm late, everybody. I slept in.


Happy Birthday, Anon 12:50!

The elevator operator said...

who the fuck is reality check, and why is he exponentially more bitter and hypocritical than he accuses TAFKABSNY of being?

jesus.

frilly said...

Mi amore-my eyes lit up like Christmas when I read about your smooth top & gold chains.

Short-lived though when I saw you dig latin chicks...aaah, we could have been good.

bikesgonewild said...

...ain't that the story of MY vida miseria...

...fake bronzer for dome = $6.99...

...gold chain metal polish = $12.99...

...new white men's disco boots = $359.99

...warm relationship w/ hot babe = priceless...whoops, looks like it's gonna be another costly lap dance, again...

Andy Pandy said...

“Life is too short for a man to hold bitterness in his heart” … Home page from Marshall W Major Taylor

Now should this kind of mantra and person be exposed on a blog where bitterness is its raison d’etre

(There Frilly is some froggy words for you as BGW has gone cold on the scent)

bikesgonewild said...

..."as bgw has gone cold on the scent" ???...

...damn...almost forgot...

...new bottle of 'hai karate' = $18.99...

...now i'm lookin' AND smellin' good...

Anonymous said...

Cmon krazy whatever, chicks can get away with that shit. I once was on a date with some little loudmouth who tried to get me into a fight and then called me a pussy for working it out with the other guy ( who was much smaller, and as relieved as I was). I punched her in the face and went home. It was everything she wanted. You sound just like that realitycheck fuck.

Andy Pandy said...

Hey if Belgium Knee Warmers can find and flog a wine , where is our cheese to go with it huh

frilly said...

Thanks for the frogginess.

Yeah, I'm bitter. That's how I got here. I'm also blonde haired & blue eyed, definitely not a chica. The only thing on me that might be considered remotely latin are my curves. Oh, now thats going to get me far with a hottie like that fine lookin' bgw. I hear he smells good too.

frilly said...

Andy Pandy-

You a bkw fan too? The post where radio freddy rode in a discovery team car at Paris Roubaix 2006 is my all time favorite bike blog.

That's actually how I got here. I made the unfortunate click on the bsnyc link.

Andy Pandy said...

Uh huh. Also the one in Pez where they followed the CSC team in a car on a practice run on the TTT course at the Giro and could not keep up had me on the edge. Busy surfin the world of cheeses to go with BKWers wines

frilly said...

That sounds cool. Does Pez have archives?

Clif bar wines. I don't know...I'm a little skeptical. Sharp cheddar and cabernet is my favorite.

Scrap, I just finished a turkey burger & now I'm hungry again! And, all I have is some flippin' Malibu and cheap Sutter Home white. And, G2 of course. Hmmm, now there's something for the water bottle- Malibu & G2.

Anonymous said...

Millar just pisses me off more and more every time he opens his Clif Bar-hole.

Anyone else remember that Polly Prissypants girl-in-the-petticoat with-a-parasol tirade about his failure to keep upright on a rainy stage to the Angry-Lou in the Vuelta 200X?

PS> big Slipstream fan

bikesgonewild said...

...mmmm mmmmmm...cars, bikes & women...i DO LOVE hugging the curves & 'not necessarily in that order' as they say...

Johnny Sprocket said...

'Pie biter'.... I'm sticking to the Molly Ringwald explanation. In fact, my mates and I are getting some TEAM PIE BITER jerseys made up. Orders anyone?

frills said...

Its so on.

You had me at white disco boots.

frilly said...

Andy Pandy, what year was that? I've been looking on Pez & I can't find it.

startfinish said...

The statue for Major Taylor didn't just arrive via pie biter magic. Lynne and the good people at the Major Taylor association have been raising funds for years. This includes the annual George Street Challenge in Worcester, a time trial race up Worcester's steepest road where Major Taylor used to train. They call it the "Quad Buster".

As the announcer for the event these past 5 years and this year as well, I invite Mr. Reality Check and Snobby to settle their differences mano a mano (sorry if the Spanish isn't accurate, I took French) on George Street July 27th. The whole thing should take less than 30 seconds if they are any good at all.

Of course, I'm rooting for Snobby. Anyone who can turn out the blog-o-content 5 times a week or more has my respect on or off the bike. Moron posters (competitive or otherwise), not so much.

See you there.

Andy Pandy said...

Up to my eyeballs in all things cheeses. Will try to dig it out later

Anonymous said...

Who ate all the pies? Who ate all the pies? You fat bastard, you fat bastard, you ate all the pies.

Anonymous said...

well....

I just read this post and I often leave comments with "just saying..." in the post and this "realitycheck" fellow seems to have taken that as some sort of signature for himself. Moreover, he's an idiot!

Please note, people, that previous posts including "just saying" , especially with several dots after it ( like this "....") are not to be confused with the mind of this other "reality check" person.

This is a public service announcement.

smartypants said...

Don't worry anon 1:28, we all know that you deliver. Meanwhile, I'm worried that in some sick way, reality check htinks he is an hero.

I'm just surprised that no one seems to care enough to comment on my pussy touching blog post, especially given all the pie biting references in here. . .

Does this comment represent shark jumping with respect to the gratuitous use of hyperlinks? I certainly hope so.

NYC said...

Did you know your fixed gear requires a special seat post? Check it out: http://cgi.ebay.com/Alloy-Silver-Seatpost-26-0-mm-Seat-Post-Fixed-Gear_W0QQitemZ380031031412QQihZ025QQcategoryZ106952QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247

Anonymous said...

And LAST!!!



A

krazygl00 said...

anonmymous 9:35 PM

working it out != paying a thug money for something that already belongs to you.

I'm ALL for working it out. I find there are VERY few things that can't be worked out by talking, but I'm also not for rolling over for what amounts to schoolyard bullies.

Anonymous said...

коттедж
восстановление зрения
зеленый лазер
электрошокер

dinoibo said...

Sesli sohbet Sesli chat
Seslisohbet Seslichat
Sesli sohbet siteleri Sesli chat siteleri
Sesli Chat
Sohbet Sesli siteler
Sohbet siteleri Chat siteleri
Sohbet merkezi chat merkezi
Sesli merkezi sesli Sohbet merkezi
Sesli chat merkezi Sohbetmerkezi
Sesli Sohbet Sesli Chat
SesliSohbet Sesli chat siteleri
Sesli sohbet siteleri SesliChat
Sesli Sesli siteler
Seslimuhabbet sesli muhabbet
sesli sohbet sesli chat siteleri
sesli sohbet siteleri sesli chat
seslisohbet seslichat
seslikent sesli kent
sesli sohbet sesli sohbet siteleri
sesli chat sesli chat siteleri
seslisohbet seslichat

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone.

I very much enjoy your website, I'll be back soon!
Let me know what you think about my writings regarding hypnotherapy.

ekle paylas said...

nice blog Thanks for sharing. voicesohbet was really very nice.
sesli chat siteleri sesli sohbet
sesli sohbet siteleri sesli chat
seslichat seslisohbet
sesli siteleri chat siteleri
sohbet siteleri sesli siteler
voice sohbet sesli sohbet siteleri
sesli sohbet seslisohbet
sohbet siteleri sesli chat siteleri
seslichat sesli chat
herkesburda herkes burda
sohbetmerkezi sohbetmerkezi

Anonymous said...

buy zolpidem zolpidem er 12.5 cost - buy zolpidem 10mg no prescription

Anonymous said...

xanax without a perscription buy xanax craigslist - xanax overdose lethal

Anonymous said...

buy ativan natural remedies ativan withdrawal - ativan overdose quantity

Anonymous said...

cheapest ativan ativan withdrawal diarrhea - lorazepam 1 mg and xanax

Anonymous said...

zolpidem 10 mg hemitartrato de zolpidem 10mg - generic zolpidem side effects

Anonymous said...

valium online legal buy valium online usa - valium side effects for cats

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam buy valium online usa next day delivery - diazepam dosage dentist

Anonymous said...

diazepam 10 mg diazepam 5mg vertigo - que es diazepam 5 mg

Anonymous said...

buy ativan ativan withdrawal in neonates - buy lorazepam without prescriptions

Anonymous said...

cheap diazepam online want buy diazepam online - picture of 10mg diazepam

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam para que es diazepam - diazepam 10 mg compared xanax

Anonymous said...

generic ativan ativan uses in elderly - ativan withdrawal and night sweats

Anonymous said...

buy diazepam online long will 2mg diazepam last - purchase diazepam online usa

Anonymous said...

burberry sale burberry sale burberry sale [url=http://www.outlet--burberry.com/]burberry outlet[/url] www.outlet--burberry.com

Anonymous said...

ativan for anxiety 1mg lorazepam compared 1 mg xanax - ativan dosage oral

Anonymous said...

xanax without prescription xanax versus generic - 20 mg xanax side effects

Anonymous said...

ambien drug ambien overdose dogs - generic ambien 93

Anonymous said...

discount ambien ambien cr free coupon - ambien cr costco

Anonymous said...

ambien cost ambien side effects forum - ambien side effects forum

Anonymous said...

buy carisoprodol soma scheduled drug new york - will soma show up benzo drug test

Anonymous said...

buy soma online carisoprodol vs valium - carisoprodol 350mg dosage

Anonymous said...

cheap valium online valium drug facts - buy valium in the uk

Anonymous said...

cheapest ambien what is the ambien high like - where to buy ambien cr in canada

Anonymous said...

ambien medication ambien side effects wikipedia - ambience mall gurgaon opening hours

Anonymous said...

zolpidem 10 mg ambien cr free - ambien side effects quitting

Anonymous said...

buy valium online 10mg valium vs 1mg xanax - valium vertigo

Anonymous said...

sell wholesale replica handbags gyMkDQjG [URL=http://www.replica-handbags--wholesale.com/]replica handbags wholesale[/URL] for more detail HaCRdhuK [URL=http://www.replica-handbags--wholesale.com/ ] http://www.replica-handbags--wholesale.com/ [/URL]

Anonymous said...

buy valium online valium to buy uk - where can i buy valium online