Wednesday, October 29, 2008

BSNYC Wednesday Fun Quiz!

Firstly, I'm pleased to report that I once again managed to complete my morning commute without scraping my legs on any cars, despite the fact that I took the precaution of wearing a pair of designer jeans as recommended by Men's Health. Secondly, I'm sorry to report that if you're lounging Wednesday style I'm about to kill your buzz, because I've prepared a quiz. As always, read the question and click on your answer. If you're right, you'll know it. If you're wrong you'll see a theft victim's touching lament.

Thanks, good luck, and be sure to tip your proctor.

--BSNYC/RTMS


1) Which professional cyclist is retiring again?

--Lance Armstrong
--Floyd Landis
--Tyler Hamilton
--Eddy Merckx




2) What is this?

--An electric Kestrel
--A lazy dentist's dream
--A sane person's nighmare
--All of the above



3) "For the sport and the longevity of the sport, to wear cool race kit and to make an image for yourself is more important than the odd win here and there." Who said this, and with regard to what?

--Brock Curry of Rock Racing, with regard to his team's flashy kits
--Rachel Atherton, with regard to the UCI's ban on skinsuits in downhill and 4X
--Shanaze Reade, with regard to the UCI's ban on jeans in BMX
--Damjan Zabovnik, with regard to the IHPVA's ban on clown suits in recumbent racing





4) According to the lettering above the rear windshield, this tow truck, "The Originator," spotted by me in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, is "Fueled by ______":

--Passion
--Ethanol
--Hate
--Cream Cheese




5) Who the hell is this?

--BSNYC
--RTMS
--Some schmuck in an ascot and sport jacket
--All of the above




6) After at least two fixed-gears and an incalculable number of spoke cards, the cycling world has finally run out of ways to express support for Barack Obama:

--True
--False





7) Could this be love at first sight?

--Very possibly
--Probably not




8) Ah, yes, the courtship rituals of the rich. This Seven-riding Pepé Le Pew's quarry may very well have made an appearance on this very blog.

--Very possibly
--Probably not



9) The fixed-gear trend has re-invigorated the eternally fruitless quest to re-invent the bicycle frame.

--True
--False

85 comments:

chris said...

awesome! i totally win!

Anonymous said...

i dont do quizes
anon1st!

Anonymous said...

did you get the number on that truck?

wishiwasmerckx said...

Quattro!

Anonymous said...

FUCK

Brendan said...

what's number 9? it was blocked as pornography at work.

streepo said...

Top Ten!!

Never Knows Best said...

Top Ten!

John said...

podi-ho.

Ok where was I

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Brian said...

100%! Better than the podium!

Anonymous said...

FUNN QUIZ

Anonymous said...

top 20!

kale said...

TOP SPEED- 18 Miles per hour
RANGE- 6-8 miles


Sounds like BSNYC's Cyclocross bike...

Critical Ass said...

#9 is cool. A bike with a built-in smoking device that doubles as a top tube.

Jim N said...

I hereby respond:

1. Eddy is cool. Recently I have seen several Merckx bikes with straight bars and baskets around my neighborhood (for example, being used as a delivery bike at Dumont Burger on Bedford Ave.), and find it particularly galling that a bike I couldn't afford, and really wanted, when it was current is now part of an ironic assemblage crafted by a newly-minted bike nerd.

2. 18mph? That's a lot of money for a top speed I can achieve on my crap commuter bike, sans batteries. Additionally, it is impossible to imagine not looking like an ultradork on that thing.

3. I knew the Hasids would get their hooves on those downhillers sooner or later. I wonder what Ms. Atherton was wearing, that was so loose. Shorts and a baggy Fox jersey? Blech!

4. I'm less scared of overt road rage than blithe stupidity. Still, that would be a hard one to explain to the jury at your manslaughter trial.

5. Who cares?

6. Better get a lot of use out of that thing soon. Which is less cool: dorky gadgets that endorse a failed presidential candidate, or that endorse the sitting president?

7. I think my friend had the misfortune of going on a date with this woman.

8. I still can't get over the $13K bike either.

9. Somehow I'm not as offended as I should be. Not thrilled, but not offended.
Maybe it's the sexy spats advertised on the right of the page.


Work sucks.

Critical Ass said...

In addition to the bowl and screen, the top tube on #9 needs some lettering. How about "FUCK TRIANGLES"? Most of the riders that this bike would appeal to probably flunked trig anyway.

ant1 said...

ant1st!

Thomas said...

So when are these BSNY/RTMS Wednesday Afternoon Recreation kits going to "drop."

Anonymous said...

seriously, bikesnob, don't hide sex related stuff in quiz answers. Set off all kinds of alerts. IT nerds are closing in as we speak.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonymous 1:13pm,

Not sure what's going on, but nothing in the quiz answers is sex-related. If I post sexual content I'm up front about it.

--BSNYC

Anonymous said...

Don Quixote and Sansho Pansha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3XkMhzIi5c

Have to say.. The daytime helmet cam shots are pretty cool..

SS said...

I think football and cycling are the only sports where you can keep retiring over and over again. Brett Favre and Lance, I'm looking at you.

Eddy is above reproach due to his spectacular bicycles, though.

Kark said...

The Rachel Atherton quote is priceless.

Questioning the fairness/advantage of a skinsuit when you've been beat by four seconds is nearly as retarded as the rest of her quote;

".. to make an image for yourself is more important than the odd win here and there"

..yeah, atta girl. Now THERE's a laudable goal.
Snob, when you run out of fixie-tards to mock, it's gotta be comforting knowing there's no shortage of fuckwits out there in the DH/FR camp!

Anonymous said...

stick kickstand...cool

Lucky said...

Rachel Atherton is 16 and a pro DHer not Debater. Let's not expect visionary commentary for a kid. Completely f**king asinine comment, though!

Holy Shit! Did I just rap?

kale said...

"The others don't wear them because it isn't cool. Mountain biking is very image driven. I make that choice and I get shit for it for the rest of the year but..." -Tracy Mosley (Kona)

Fuck the UCI on that decision, true it gives an advantage to the wearer but it's not NASCAR or going out and riding with stoned friends. It's cycle racing, and aerodynamics comes into play when you're going that fast. I doubt seriously if the "image" of FR/DH is going to be damaged by this.

Daddo said...

"...you're a donkey"
bwahahahhahhaahaaaa!

wishiwasmerckx said...

Merckx's bicycles are spectacular, indeed. I am nervous that with Eddy's pending retirement, I may have to change the name I post under to "wishiwasvroomen-white," which not only lacks pithyness, but would undoubtedly lead to outright mockery as well.

red neckerson said...

aw bullshit that trendy site has some great fuck pics but they are wiurd ass and i wouldnt go to craigslist to find a babe thats what our annual family reunion is for

Anonymous said...

Is THAT what a Kestrel really looks like? Seriously, I've never seen one.

Triangulation is good for structure, so parallelogramism must be better. I bet it's vertically compliant, anyway.

Anonymous said...

"it was the bike...you're a donkey" wasn't a response to the green recumbent asian dude? just brilliant -- so multi-purpose, it could replace "don't tase me bro" as my new go-to fave

kale said...

I recant my previous statment, the UCI was correct in banning skinsuits. I was just confused by what they meant.

dmitri fofonov said...

Babushka read Pravda everyday, which she say is just like your New York Time. She love Obama that she call a Kenya body with the sole of Nikita Kruschev. I do not know why she is to say that. She tell me that with TV money alone to buy the president you could buy all of Kazakhstan, and she like man that know the value of money.

There is humor when I tell you that in my American studies I am fond of Nixon. I could drink much liquor with such a man.

Anonymous said...

PODI 36th....

Anonymous said...

Some other blogger had a good rant about Atherton as well. He reverences your mastery of the blog....

bloggingcyclist.blogspot.com

Endo-King said...

Anon 2.46

"He reverences your mastery of the blog...."

'Reverances?'

What the hell is that?

Forget Snob's blog. Get Snob's dictionary . . .

Gnarles Darwin said...

That stoopid ass bike frame actually doubles as the Kanji symbol for "I'm a complete loser, please beat me repeatedly!"

wishiwerepithy said...

wishiw...merckx,

Pithiness. Sheesh. First it was the grammar and now it's the spelling.

Must I continue to ride you? I'd rather ride my bike. Wish it were a Merckx.

Anonymous said...

I think we can all agree that the corniest forms of bicycles are unduly concerned with aerodynamics: triathalon bikes, recumbents and tandems.
Can you really hold it against downhillers for wanting to distance themselves from this aerodynamically induced nerdiness?

A side note, Rachel Atherton is just about the only female downhiller that I’d like to see in a skinsuit.

Anonymous said...

endo king:

I think it was supposed to be "references" or just spelled with a hard vee.

red neckerson said...

dang that atherton babe looks just like on of my cousins except that she got six fingers on each hand and i only dated her a couple of times

bikesgonewild said...

...nice touch, kale...

...just sewin'...

...& please, bsnyc/rtms...save the quizes for friday's cuz i need all weekend to figure out the answers...

Toronto Cyclist said...

Those craigslist questions are tough

Ned Reckerson said...

gnarles darwin-
that's my next sleeve tattoo idea, right above the Rachel Atherton/Mermaid.

wishiwasmerckx said...

Wishiwerepithy, wish you would come up with your own name to post under instead of playing off of mine.

JPB said...

Anon 3:53-

What about the skinsuit Marla Streb was wearing in her infamous photo shoot? Given, that was a few years ago...

Anonymous said...

NORBA, NOBRA?

bikesgonewild said...

...jpb...saw marla briefly last saturday & ya know, despite the kid n' all, the woman is lookin' both tough & as fine as ever...

...i'd say maybe even better than before...

Anonymous said...

Bikesnob, surely Bikesnob you meant for readers to find this, Bikesnob:

Atherton up in arms

leroy said...

Wow, a new catch phrase is born and we have ringside seats at the inception:

"All you haters, fuel my truck."

"AYH FMT"

It even fits on a knuckle tat with room to spare.

JPB said...

BGW-

Better?! If I still lived in NorCal, I would totally stalk her!

Anonymous said...

Wow. First, the site for 9 is really unstable, it took a while for me to get there to see that monstrosity.
Also, I'm proud that DC has produced a retard stupid enough to think that the aerodynamics of the frame matter when you strap 15lbs of power tool batteries to the back of it.
I'm ashamed of my city.

Roy Batty said...

All you skinsuits can suck my balls.

("You Nexus? I make your balls!")

Anonymous said...

The guy from "men's health" said breaks. heh. heh. score.

frilly said...

Snobby, you are looking fine indeed, so smooth and debonair. That roadie on the bed ain't got nothin'. However, I must confess, I can't quit looking at that mh cover.

kurtdriver said...

Not a bad top speed considering that the frame weighs 18 lbs. 1mph/lb.

Anonymous said...

($3000/year) * (year/16 miles)
*...aaaaa

ryan said...

Hey Snob,

Check out this engineering Masterpiece.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/neeb/2460799916/in/photostream/


Yes, it is a bar-end shifter which is used as a brake-lever.

gladiamnot said...

?

not.

even if it's not a question.

Cheers!

pleasedtobewhoiamratherthanwhoeverelseimighthavebeenallthingsconsidered said...

Grammar is nice when it is used.

Red Neckersen said...

Jeez, Ryan, at least my bike got's a break on it.

Andy Pandy said...

I think that you may well have stumbled onto a love interest for the OC in that mouthy thing/ gal on UTube

Jelliot said...

Why doesn't that chick sell the camera and use the money to buy a bike?

Pavel said...

http://fixedgeargallery.com/2008/oct/2/MartinSiri.htm
Looks like the "gorilla bike" trend is in full force over seas

gone but not forgotten said...

my bike was stolen on broadway today... it hurt a little bit more each time i got a wrong answer. I feel ya lady- im pissed too.

Anonymous said...

Pavel,

Since when is Uruguay overseas?

bikesgonewild said...

..."Red Neckersen said...

Jeez, Ryan, at least my bike got's a break on it."
...

...you ain't the real deal, ball-sucker, so gimme a 'brake'...

...the real 'red', despite his obvious misconceptions about canadians (& their hockey, their balls & their fightin' skillz) is a very different kettle o' fish...

Red Neckersin said...

Sorry, BGW. I didn't realize that Red Neckerson (that's with an O, Son) was exclusively your own to abuse.

You do realize he has a full set of teeth and an education, and he is kidding, I hope.

bikesgonewild said...

...abuse ???...hell no, son...i got no reason to abuse red...

...& you, sir are obviously into self abuse, ah, in a literary not literal sense...

...i guess...

Gringo said...

Seen this? On a website called "Trendland", one hideously expensive looking fixie, propped up in what appears to be a moodily lit cafe, sporting dog erection bar-tape and.....drumroll please....NO SEAT TUBE! Jeeeeeeessssuuz.

http://cyanatrendland.com/2008/10/07/fixie-bike/

Pavel said...

anon @ 11:54,

It's just an expression, I did not mean that you would literally have to go over seas to get there. Although you could.

Critical Ass said...

Gringo,

It looks like the seat tube-free fixie is in church, not in a cafe. Judging from the contents of the web site, it's there for confession. It had to grow some big-ass seat stays to compensate for the lack of a seat tube. Pretty good idea though...my rear tire is always throwing crap all over the back of my seat tube.

kale said...

The seat tube only limits the vertical compliance, which of course is the bedfellow of lateral rigidity. Track bikes should have as much vertical compliance as the rider needs. Judging by the church location the rider wants a different type of vertical ascension. I believe Camus' pretentiousness is appropriate here.

note: "Union Cycle International Regulations concerning frames without one of 3 main tubes make [them] illegal for U.C.I. mass-start races." I assume that a seat tube is the 3rd, and not the head tube.

Anonymous said...

yeah, cyclingwmd is the guy who ripped off somebody for all those bikes - go to his blog and read his story

Ralphy said...

Leroy nailed it with ""All you haters, fuel my truck"

That last bike looks like an orthopedic bicycle. Or like someone put some wheels on the LBS' sizing device.

Anonymous said...

DNF

Ron said...

Thanks for the link.

Ron at Bike World News

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