Wednesday, July 2, 2008

This Just In: BSNYC On Vacation!


One of the best things about writing this blog is that I answer to nobody but myself. So recently I asked myself if I could take a much-needed summer vacation, and I was delighted when the answer came back "Yes!" I can be unpredictable, though, so I also figured I'd better pack up and split quickly before I changed my mind. As such, I'll be gone through next week, and will return on Monday, July 14th with regular updates.

This should give me ample time to add a few more Tour de France stage wins to my palmares before the race heads into the mountains and I abandon Cipollini-style as I have in years past. (Suffering is so undignified.)

In my absense, please enjoy our nation's birthday, the first week of the Tour, and whatever else happens to be going on. As always, thanks everybody for reading, and ride safe. I'll see you again on the 14th.

--BSNYC

162 comments:

Anonymous said...

podium!

A Godforsaken Wasteland said...

first loser!!!

Anonymous said...

Bronze it.



A

Surly Bastard said...

Have a good one Snob! I'll miss the laughs, but a vacation is good!

mhandsco said...

Twelve days?

333 said...

great. now what am i supposed to do for 12 days.

Anonymous said...

i'm taking a vacation from the podium...

Anonymous said...

dumass desk jockeys

Anonymous said...

top 10!!!

Anonymous said...

9th Place?! - I think I'll abandon Cipollini-style.

SD said...

Fuck yeah! this will be the best Bastille Day ever!

Ka_Jun said...

Have a nice vacation, everyone, and remember to watch your gear!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-bikes-stolenjul02,0,3706997.story

areUpake? said...

nooooooo, work is boring enough. I guess I'll have to start reading the bummer life. see you when you get back

Anonymous said...

Have a good vacation Snob!

Andrew said...

a vacation from a blog??!!!
Snobby - how hard can this be?

Enjoy France!

(predicting now that this thread about nothing becomes the longest in BSNYC history)

BicyclesOnly said...

Kyle Sennish said...

I officially hate my life now.

Grump said...

Only losers take vacations.
You big loser, you.

Make sure you wear a cone of smugness at your destination.

Anonymous said...

I saw Rip Torn in Summer Rental last night...classic. Have a good vacation.

ant1st said...

Snobby - have a good time. At least you abandon us at a time when we can drown our sorrows in Tour coverage.

Anonymous said...

Great, now I will only have Fleshbot... Have a great vacation!
j

Anonymous said...

LAAAAAMMMME!!!!!!!!!
That means I'll actually have to do something productive.

Anonymous said...

Things to do with 12 Snobless days:

Read all back issues.
Organize parts bins.
Catch up on backlogged maintenance.
Concoct a new screen name and ID shot.
Watch "The Man Who Fell to Earth."
Remove wayward pie plates.
Find lighter weight alternative to chain for wallet security.
Restore a fixed gear bike to former geared glory.
Practice random acts of bike snobbery.
Go ride a bike.



A

roomservicetaco said...

Snob,

Before you leave, what bike did you buy following your carbon-flossing race crash?

wishiwasmerckx said...

I predict a dramatic rise in public drunkedness and domestic violence as the sad sacks who piss away their whole day on this blog try in vain to find something else to occupy their time in your absence. Sadly, I do not forsee an actual increase in miles ridden, however.

Anonymous said...

Might I suggest Fat Cyclist's archives as a means to hold everyone over in RTMS's absence?

mr.complaint said...

Enjoy the Étape.

AnnaZed said...

July 14th, hummm....Après moi le deluge...

analnymous said...

Snob's on vacation. For temporary relief, click here.

prolly said...

Now THAT is ANAL PAIN! but seriously, everybody have a great holiday and check out the latest videos of ME from peel sessions!

veloben said...

and as if on cue the wailing, rending of clothes and grinding of teeth begins.

so we mourn, rending our clothes, and vowing promises of never again
until the drum beat and bugle is sounded again, by those safely afar
the calculating sharks, who continue to eat our brave young

dopepedaler said...

You are taking a vacation from writing a blog? Man, you're as soft as Jan Ullrich in the winter.

CycleSpawn said...

For most of us, sitting down in front of the computer IS a vacation.

Anonymous said...

BS, hand me the keys, I'll keep the troops entertained during your hiatus. Most won't even know you're gone.

l'francophone said...

quel est moi allant faire sans mon approvisionnement quotidien en sarcasme impétueux et égoïsme?

ice cube said...

BSNYC,
You just had to go on vacation the very day that I find a track bike in Poland with aero-bars and top-tube pad with pink and gold...oh well. Have a good one snobby! I recomend seeing this gem of bike on fgg.

ice cube said...

Make that THREE count 'em THREE different stem and bar configurations! Woo!

fro said...

so let the cruel slaughter of our national bird continue then. is that it? because until we stand up, as a strong new nation, as one, united under the banner of freedom. the end of the cheese is nigh. are we destined to sit idly by as the milking pools empty? those of us who gladly wear "the devil's pants"? un-afraid, un-phased by the tee-heeing of strangers and passerbys. surely we dare not shy away from this challenge. it is time. time for the shaven and the hairy and even the too-tight jeans to rise. it is time for change. and glory. and yes, it is time for cheese. may the magic man who lives in the sky bless us. rise children. leave your cubicles. drop your tools. leave them where they lie. don your bibs and baggies and shoe-horn your asses into jeans that fit you in grade 8. oppressed and divided no longer. we are one. we are hungry. and we want our fucking cheese.

bikesgonewild said...

...i believe l'francophone's quote when translated, reads "well, well, well, you whiny little american trolls...i guess our great french laboratories put that landis bitch back in HIS place, right ???...

...my francais was never very good because, well, it's just francais, right ???...

frilly said...

Snobby--

We'll miss you! Have a great vacation.

All--

I started reading the Bummer Life thanks to the recommendation of a couple of guys at the lbs. Funny stuff but not as snarky as our beloved Snobby. BBB.

Sumbiker said...

thanks for the fun, rest up RTMS.

Anonymous said...

...i believe l'francophone's quote when translated, reads "well, well, well, you whiny little american trolls...i guess our great french laboratories put that landis bitch back in HIS place, right ???...

How you say in French, "and it only took the great laboratories of France two years to analyze a cup of pee"?

TJ Eckleburg said...

Vintage lime green luggage with stickers are the fixies.

TJ said...

Sh*t!, i mean't Vintage lime green luggage are the "new" fixies.

LP said...

well the only reason i was going to watch the versus coverage of the tour was so i got your jokes...guess the first week is a total loss now.

wishiwasmerckx said...

RTMS, if you indeed have a stable of ghostwriters like some dumb-ass commenters insist, why would postings cease just because you decided to take a few days off? Inquiring minds would like to know.

AnnaZed said...

http://htatbl.swobo.com/weblog/#

How To avoid the Bummer Life is very cool and all, but it is the corporate blog of a bike company that sells lifestyle bikes and bike stuff.

Just Saying...

Simon said...

It's just like when Kurt Cobain died, except we'll just post here instead of suicide... and you'll come back- just like Jesus. Yey!

Anonymous said...

Will the stuffwhitepeoplelike blog experience a sudden increase in traffic until your return?

bikesgonewild said...

...& frilly, cheri...while in french class, i never learned to talk the words too good, i did however excel at the 'baiser francais'...

frilly said...

Mmmm, mmmm, tongue is always good no matter the language.

Mais, oui, le francais...c'est si bon.

ken e. said...

happy holidays there rtms! annazed, is that quote from regina spektor?

Anonymous said...

I say old bean, it's about time you realised the error of your ways and once again accepted British rule. God save the Queen and all that mullarky.

AnnaZed said...

Louis XIV or Louis XV, one or the other before the non-folk singer.

Calvin said...

Peace!

Anonymous said...

I guess I'll have to get my fix on kevinfucksoscarmyers blog...

... k, back. Is it possible that my IQ dropped 10 points in the last 5 minutes?

chinese bootleg BSNYC said...

I make joke here for two week. You buy stickers of much cheapness!

I search claigrist as we speak.

areUpake? said...

frilly and annazed - I realize the bummer life is swobo and not nearly as good as our snobby but what else would you have me do? I mean the custom builders blogs like Ira Ryans or Sacha Whites are interesting enough cause they have pretty bikes but no one makes us laugh like snobby. I guess for a laugh I could always visit the cover page of the pake website. http://www.pakebikes.com/

benbo said...

Don't leave now! The apocalypse is upon us!

ken e. said...

thanks annazed, wikipedia sez the quote could have originated with louis XV's second wife/mistress aussi... whoa, and i thought keeping track of new bottom brackets was confusing.

ant1st said...

Look on the bright side people, we're going to break all sorts of records for comments per post (old record is 201 or so if I remember correctly).

The commentdex will be through the roof, or over the shark.

Oh, I almost forgot...First!

ant1st said...

benbo, i think we've had enough bad news for the day.

marypoppins said...

Its lovley you let us all know when your in, saves me f5ing fors hours of the day for the next 12 days x

Anonymous said...

bicycle ≠ an accessory

:(

Anonymous said...

anon, well said, the rider is the bicycle's accesory.

quaffimodo said...

absense-that's the green stuff that tastes like shit & makes you write bad poetry, right?

Mark said...

I'm wondering if frilly is bgw's alter ego? Scary

Bikeslob 80220 said...

No Snob? Well, leave it to the amateurs.....ummm.....amuse yourself with a look at the angle of the saddle on this one .

As you can see, this is a stolen bike and the (former) owner and his crew from Whole Foods will f*** yo up if they see you out riding it. They sure do talk about Karma a lot here in Denver. Fucking hippies.

bikesgonewild said...

...mark...in a limited sense you're right because frilly & bgw mesh & flow so well together, but no, we're two very distinct human beings...

...frilly is definitely all woman & you'll just have to trust me on that cuz i'm not sayin'...

...& moi, i'm all man...even if i only ride a converted single for a townie & not a fixed gear...

AMRcyclist said...

BSNYC,
Make sure you introduce yourself to John Flynn (SBS).
Have a good one!
AMR

frilly said...

Mark--

Interesting observation, wrong, but interesting.

I am definitely a frilly chick.

And, bgw, mmmm, the object of my roadie lust.

Alex said...

what am i going to do at work for the next week? note : 'work' is not the correct answer.

Andy Pandy said...

Riding with Mr Mackey should be a complete blast now his tyres are clean hey RTMS. Throw in his insight into the world of road bikes, PRO racing and performance enhancing drugs, but why 12 days of it. Smoozing with REAL journos and credit cards and podium bimbos does attract tho, just sayin

Mongo Pusher said...

"Good talk, Russ."

ant1st said...

I just read that Cunego's tattoo is not real. What a douche.

Anonymous said...

mongo is gay.

Greg Burns said...

NooooOOOOO! Need....More....BSNYC! (gritting teeth and preparing for a bleak wintery vacation period)

BSNYC junkie said...

...oh man, this is awful, one day and I'm jones'n big time..can't sleep, when to the local bitterness clinic for a shot (the NY State DMV) but it's not the same...ugh...I'm going to the park to yell at people with pie plates...
(cough)
Can I borrow your stereo?
(cough)

mamsterla said...

What we need now is a good

woogie woogie

Judi said...

Have a great vaca!

dopepedaler said...

what is a "vaca"?

Anonymous said...

I bet he's in France for le Tour de you know who, and then the real Tour too

bessie said...

vaca is a cow.

Anonymous said...

Have a great pollo.

gerta said...

Once you're back, check out the July 3 entry on "The Climb." I didn't get past the picture at the top, which shows a video of the climb playing in a bike shop. That pretty much summed it all up for me.

Rush Limbaugh said...

And now some good news: Jesse Helms died today. This was arguably the world's biggest asshole. I hope he's in hell with all the South American dictators he's supported and trained in methods of torture and murder for 30 years.

leroy said...

Huh? What did I miss?

All I remember is hitting the snooze alarm on the clock radio playing "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" and now I hear that BSNYC is on vacation.

Oh well, I'm on vacation too.

But it's a working vacation.

I'm down South field testing the wicking properties of baggy jerseys.

Each ride has a Wizard of Oz "I'm melting, I'm melting" moment. Strange.

veloben said...

Great bicycle moments of the 4th of July.

Female undergrad riding counter traffic on the sidewalk. Almsot T-bones a Jeep at the intersection she didn't see because she's chatting via a bluetooth headset.

Can't find her brake levers and has to put both feet down flat to drag to a stop.

Once stopped she seems to have a moment of awareness of forces (and objects) greater than herself. Passes swiftly as phone conversation resumes.

wishiwasmerckx said...

Je suis Herve Duclos-Lasalle.

Anonymous said...

I cant believe this blog is this bad already.

I guess the bloggers here arent so funny when snobby is not here to "set it on the tee" for them.

Looks like this week+ will be a showcase of the inneptitude of those who post here.

See ya on the 14th

tex said...

Beat it, Kevin.

AnnaZed said...

OK, it's the weekend of the 4th ad all, and RTMS said that he will be back on Bastille Day, yet I still wonder if he's on an all expenses paid junket to here:

http://www.letour.fr/indexus.html

And how about that Valverde

just a week after this:

http://www.dailypeloton.com/displayarticle.asp?pk=12954

And yes Kevin, just fuck off for good and for the good of all, please. Posting anonymously in your distinctive juvenile style doesn't really work out all that well for you here.

bikeslob 80220 said...

This just in...
Opinionated Cyclist has been
href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-84xjAwMMpY">banned from Slow Twitch forums
. I only made it through half the video but it seems he has developed a potty mouth. Otherwise he's the same acid casualty we were introduced to a couple months ago. Zzzzzzzz.

bikeslob 80220 said...

oops

Here's the OC

El Herbo said...

What the hell man...? Where's the SNOB? Get back bro!

erik k said...

Colnago exploded diagram

leroy said...

Bikeslob --

Thank you for the latest Opinionated Cyclist video.

I can't explain it, but thirty seconds in to the video, I had an uncontrollable urge to leave the computer and inspect my helmet for cracks.

You just can't be too careful.

leroy said...

For those of you keeping track of sporting milestones this weekend, Robert Mackey completed his climb and Joey Chestnut won the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Mr. Chestnut's blood will be tested for LDL cholesterol.

FIDO said...

If you go into a hot dog eating contest with low chlorestol, would that be considered doping? From reading the current Maxim issue (I was bored and it was a long weekend) every other "sport" out there is dealing with doping. Might as well find a way to include the eating spectacules. Maybe we can form a team High Road for the eating sports? If that should happen, would clif bars still be legal? GU?

ant100th said...

100th!

ant1st said...

Go Frischkorn!!!!!

AnnaZed said...

Hey ant1 (Antoine?), go Dumoulin. Vive La France!

Anonymous said...

Frischkorn......hmmmm...... he writes doesn't he?

Anonymous said...

and i picked up the super lame 'bicycling' for the first time in a long while and was 'struck' by style man's prose

P-Lang said...

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2008/july/1/PaulLangway.htm

judge me!!!

ant1 said...

Annazed, c'est bien antoine. Bravo a Dumoulin, et Feillu. Ca fait plaisir de voir l'echapee gagner pour une fois.

ant1st said...

P-lang - i liked the chopped mustache bars. The grips look a little uncomfortable, but if comfort was what you were going for, you probably would have built a geared bike.

What's up with the brake? And if you really have to put one on there, get a blue cable.

Do they not make deep v's in blue?

Is the saddle's up-tilt to make up for the monstrous down-tilts so often seen?

That's all the judging I have in me for now. Keep up the good fight.

C.P. said...

First it was the cigs 10 years ago, Now it's the caffeine. And I'm supposed to get through that whilst also nursing a SNOB Free world. Oh what I wouldn't do for some withering scorn right now...(meh...nothing). Of course I could just dive right back into the caffeine addiction....and then self loathe. But that's not as fun as loathing your fellow humans..meh...

Snob until you come back...it's back to my caffeine fits with cups full of loathing

To paraphrase the movie barfly, "I don't hate people, I just seem to feel better when they are not around"....

Which is maybe why I dig the snob so much. He's not real. "He's" Justa buncha pixils on my screen...but gawdamn they are fucking awesome pixils.

Bikeslob 80220 said...

Paul,

The bike build is pretty lame, but the background of the pictures is awesome. It contains several of my favorite things:

1. Discarded seats from a '72 Econoline van.
2. Cinder blocks
3. A roll of chicken wire
4. Wooden clothes pins
5. A upside-down red 5-gallon bucket
6. Discarded tiki torch of some kind
7. A red plastic kegger cup
8. Shovel
9. An abandoned styrofoam cooler

Call up the Rain City Fixed group. It's time for a photo shoot.

analized blonde said...

...or better yet just kill yourself

frilly said...

Paul--

I like her name at least. So much better than Don Alejandro, Prince of Spain. Seriously, wtf?

Bikeslob, it seems like the tiki torch still has some life in it.

sprider said...

frilly, about that torch, is that because it moved between shots?

I think that RTMS is earning a paycheck having something to do with that bike race over there.

At least he'll be back in time for my birthday.

tiki torch said...

Leave me out of this! What I do and what I drink is none of your damned business.

bernard n. shull said...

hi mate, this is the canadin pharmacy you asked me about: the link

c_c_rider said...

love the chevy showing christie brinkley his sandwich pic, classic. i hope you have similar fun on your vacation.

c_c_rider said...

yep... classic

Bikeslob 80220 said...

frilly,

You are absolutely right about the tiki torch. Now it should be sent to Calfee to find new life as a top tube.

Anonymous said...

The red bucket was kind of nice.

mamsterla said...

Paul:

With that seat angle you will be numb downstairs in no time. Then you can bring out your toffee mallet!

-MA

frilly said...

Sprider--

Maybe it was trying to make its escape before it was tackled by the cinder block.

urologist said...

...easier for a brooks saddle to pass through the eye of a cyclops...

Anonymous said...

Shit, this is cruel. Someone buy the man a blackberry.

veloben said...

Blackberry pashaw, get him an iPhone. then he can play Doppler Radar weatherman, Google the nearest espresso bar, pinpoint (more or less) his location, get directions home, snap photos of cones of smugness and write his posts all from one device.

He'll be so cool and capable, he'll despise himself in three columns a day.

Anonymous said...

No, you can't leave now. Cadel Evans TT bike needs to be put in its place. That thing is butt ugly. The ASO and UCI really need to have an aesthetics rule for all bikes. I'm in the market for a new bike and every time I see a Pro Bike I'm usually disgusted, they all look so silly.

Anonymous said...

Apparently "Restless Pioneers" ride track bikes:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/09/dining/09brook.html?_r=1&ref=dining&oref=slogin

"Bike culture" seems to complement gentrification nicely.

morgan said...

WTF is the world coming to? Stealing little girl's bikes? C'MON

http://oregoncoast.craigslist.org/bik/745145161.html

But it's OK, because you can buy this guy's wheel, and you'll be skidding all over the place apparently.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/bik/749165619.html

Anonymous said...

I love Alex-type rims!

Anonymous said...

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1215660313233830.xml&coll=7

Bikeslob 80220 said...

Everyone loves Alex-type rims, silly.

I have some real Alex 298 rims (not just cheap copies)on my Specialized Allez. They are so sought-after that I had to remove the decals for fear the whole bike would be jacked at a stoplight by a thief looking for this hard-to-find wheelset.

frilly said...

bgw-

Watching le tour has me all hot & bothered...craving courvoisier and the whisk, whisk of cord bib shorts.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised that RTMS never mentions any of the asinine questions that get asked on Bike Forums. I'm constantly amazed. There must be 200 threads on that site started by someone asking "How high should I set my handlebars". Perhaps they are spared since they are actually seeking knowledge rather than blissfully splashing about in a pool of ignorance.

bikesgonewild said...

...mmmm, frilly...cheri...

...i'm picturing a small silver 'airstream' towed up near the top of a col on the tour route, w/ a lovely view of the valley below surrounded by distant towering peaks...

...un baguette, un peu fromage de chevre, peut-etre un bucheron, quelques un radis et tomates frais aux un bouteille de vin du pays blanc...un pique-nique, cheri, un dejeuner pour deux...

...apres' le spectacle du la peloton, when le caravanes plunge madly down la montagne, weaving like drunken sailors, we'll breath in & sip that courvosier as evening breezes cool the heat of the day, le tour & the dwindling crowds...

...ah, frilly, cher ami, i suggest we skip la course demain & spend la nuit, ici, en pax...c'est a nous, n'est pas...

frilly said...

Ah, oui. Vive le tour.

L'imagerie que tu presentes, c'est tres romantique.

Me and the kitties say all in!

Anonymous said...

kitties? is that what you kids call it these days?

bikesgonewild said...

...vraiment, frilly, cher ami ???...

...tu, a moi et 'les kitties' ???...oh la la, c'est nous, cheri, ensemble...quel formidable !!!...

ant1 said...

bgw - a couple corrections on your french (which is impressive enough as is, I'm just trying to help)

-un bucheron is a logger/axman, so unless a threesome is what you're suggesting...
-pax is roman, paix is french
-ami is a male friend, amie is female (I'm assuming Frilly and her pussies are female)

the rest is pretty good.

...and Obama claims americans don't know other languages (disclaimer - i mean nothing political by that, so let's not start talking politics here, thanks)

Keep enjoy the tour, I know I am, and will even more as thoughts of Frilly pass through my head.

Annazed, where are you these days?

ant1 said...

Keep enjoy = keep enjoying

I criticize your french and can't even get my english right. What a douchebag.

frilly said...

Pas de threesome...although it would be wildly sexy, I'm thinking the more romantic vision would be appropriate for France.

Cheri, by this stage of the race, I would hope to be more than just "une amie", no matter how dear.

btw, les chats are two males & a female so we would be amies, correct?

FIDO said...

a week without the snob, I have just about made it, but have stopped by several times because I just had to confirm he didn't post. Been fun reading about the love affair, in Snob's absence thanks for keeping us informed (BGW & Frilly). don't understand a lick of french, but the implications are enough to make me go get a flat on my fixie while crossing a bridge. Or maybe I'll support my local economy and visit the gentleman's club....

bikesgonewild said...

...merci, monsieur ant1...

...i accept your corrections as a complement, in that you realize, inspired by "le tour", mon cher amie & moi, are trying to broaden our horizons (& long ago & petite pue high school francais) despite our mistakes...

...i, for one, am 'au paix' when trying to learn new things, even if i'm un pue foolishment...

...re: la bucheron, which correctly should have an accent ague(^)(?) over the u, is a delicious soft fromage de chevre blanc which i buy often enough locally...peut-etre c'est region du origin defines la nom...so, non, non, non as regards la threesome...

...et monsieur...don't ask, as i'd never tell, but believe moi, the lovely frilly is all woman & tres', tres' frilly...she is both mon cheri et mon cher amie...she has mon coeur...

...signed: la boucher de langue francais, bgw...

frilly said...

J'aime le boucher! And not just un peu, but bunches. Especially when he is whispering such sweet little nothings...mmmmm.

btw-his Italian is buono also.

Fido-good luck on the flat.

bikesgonewild said...

...oh la la...cherie...i may have 'poo'ed the scruch' on my spelling of 'un petit peu' but w/ your lovely words, i feel like a cunning linguist, aucun le moins...

...au revoir...

frilly said...

Oh, ma petit, you are a very, very bad boy.

Anonymous said...

Climbed Mont Ventoux three days ago, at the top I saw a fixie wearing a yarmukle and a worn DRI t-shirt doing trackstands. Pretty much solves everything.

FIDO said...

Thanks Frilly, heading out for a ride I'll let you know if turns out good. In the meantime be careful on the sprints, there will be hills to climb later. It's all abut endurance.

ant1 said...

bgw - sorry on the bucheron thing, I'm the one frenchman who doesn't eat cheese.

btw - the frilly/bgw posts are great. They bring a little love in this blog full of hate.

Anonymous said...

Where the heck are you? Taking a break during the Tour?! Just when the bike world desperately needs your witty quips and acerbic observations to view the world's most famous bike race through the angry lens of bikesnob truth. Disappearing now is like Howard Cosell not showing up to comment on a Ali championship fight - Howard's favorite punching bag. C'mon, Snob, look at all the ripe punching bags festooning the Tour peloton this week. You missed out. WE missed out. You let us down, brother.

Daniel! said...

As you can see, this is a stolen bike and the (former) owner and his crew from Whole Foods will f*** yo up if they see you out riding it. They sure do talk about Karma a lot here in Denver. Fucking hippies.

Lawd, that Miyata is a piece of shit. He should be happy somebody stole it.

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2008/july/1/PaulLangway.htm

judge me!!!


Fucking seriously, dude, why? Why are you so desperate for acknowledgement? You exist, your bike exists... Isn't that enough? What possible difference could anyone's opinion about your piece of shit make to you? Why do you even care enough to post it? Do you think it'll ride better if somebody on here praises it?

Groover said...

Is that paid vacation? Looking forward to tomorrow ... :-)

Simon said...

OMG, only one more day to go... i think i just peed a little in my pants.

Anonymous said...

oh gosh i miss you.
j

Anonymous said...

I like TURTLES!!!

Anonymous said...

bsnyc is a long haul ice road trucker in his vacation land

Anonymous said...

This has gone on long enough RTMS!

+ It's really sunny in London today and I want to have a picnic..

fro said...

after watching that ride by ricco i realise i've become too bitter to trust any strong performance. sad.

Anonymous said...

Salutations Sir Bike Snob,
I must humbly submit that I do require your advice, Snob to snob. I am a Category 3 Elite road racing snob in Northern California, a District where we do have quite superior racing I might add.

This very evening I experienced a most distressing incident which I fear I may not have handled in the proper roadie snob manner. I was of course out for a recovery spin this evening. Of course? Yes, OF COURSE, it is after all a Monday, and everyone knows that racing cyclists partake in recovery rides on Mondays because their legs have been thoroughly shredded in noble and chivalrous racing action over the weekend. Everyone knows this it seems, except for the foul pack of knaves who hammered past me this evening on fixed gear bikes while regaled in full hipster attire. I was appalled. But of course I maintained my discipline and kept spinning at 120 watts for I have zone 5 hill intervals to complete tomorrow. Regretably, the road began to tilt upwards to a traffic light at the top of an approaching hill, and my superior power to weight ratio began to cause me to overtake the hipster fixie scum as they thrashed to and fro upon their overgeared machines while struggling to drag their overweight hairy-legged carcasses up the hill. Of course they had no chance of making it through the traffic light, and I cruised up to a stop beside them as the light turned red.

This is when IT happenned. The pack of hipsters looked over at me, and began to laugh. Laughing, at ME! Of course I knew better than to attempt to deliver a tongue lashing, for these peasants upon this road that I consider my Estate were beneath my station. I reverted to roadie dignity, and put my chin up with characteristic hateur and proceeded to pretend they did not exist. They soon quieted, finaly beginning to recognize the cycling nobility in their presence.

But after the fact, I question my behavior. I feel that perhaps these cycling proletariat should have received a stronger admonishment for their outlandish behavior. Should I perhaps have extended my arm towards them while turning my head away, presenting the backside of my hand for them to kneel down and kiss?

mayo1 said...

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