Thursday, March 19, 2009

This Just In: BSNYC Jumps The Shark!

(image by Erik K)

I'm pleased to announce that I've just received a press release from Bicycling magazine. While I ordinarily just delete press releases from Bicycling, this one was actually about me, so I proceeded to skim it:

BICYCLING MAGAZINE DEBUTS TWO
NEW FEATURE COLUMNS
--“Road Rights” and “The Bike Snob” will appear in the Bicycling’s
May issue, on newsstands April 7th --

Emmaus, PA: March 19, 2009 — Bicycling announced today it will debut two new feature columns. “Road Rights,” authored by lawyer and two-time Olympic cyclist, Bob Mionske, will cover legal issues relating to cycling, while “The Bike Snob,” penned by influential blogger, BikeSnobNYC, will serve as a take-no-prisoners commentary on cycling culture. Both columns will be unveiled in the magazine’s May issue, available on newsstands April 7th.

“For
Bicycling, ‘Road Rights’ signals the deepening of our commitment to the coverage of road conditions for cyclists, with the ultimate goal of affecting positive change in the form of safer streets and greater mutual respect between cyclists and motorists,” says Loren Mooney, Bicycling’s editor in chief.

“Road rights and safety are critical issues for any cyclist, from the rank beginner up to the pro-racer, and no one has more expertise on these subjects than Bob Mionske,” Mooney added. Mionske’s practice specializes in cycling law and his 2007 book,
Bicycling and The Law, is the first book written about legal issues for cyclists since The Road Rights and Liabilities of Wheelmen was published in 1895. Mionske’s new column will appear regularly in Bicycling magazine and bi-monthly on Bicycling.com.

To this point,
Bicycling was just named a 2009 National Magazine Award finalist in the Public Interest category for its investigative piece, Broken, which examines America’s failure to keep its road safe for cyclists, and makes a case against a biased legal system. Ultimately, this story helped to spark grassroots pro-cycling safety movements across the country and heightened the focus on the issue within the cycling community.

“The Bike Snob” allows for
Bicycling to add BikeSnobNYC to the magazine’s enviable roster of writers. His style punditry on the world of cycling has been sought by publications such as The New York Times and The New York Observer. His first book on cycling culture is forthcoming from Chronicle Books.

“After months of begging,’” says Mooney, “BikeSnobNYC finally agreed to bring his unparalleled wit and sense of style to the readers of Bicycling.”

Overall, I was disappointed with the press release, mostly because of all the fluff about that lawyer guy. Also, after complaining about the word "biking" yesterday, I was irritated to find that my blog is "penned"--especially since I type with a pencil. Worst of all, it appears I'm going to be very busy in the coming days, though I should be able to pawn most of it off on the helper monkey.

Still, I'm excited about the column, and as a person who loves to write I'm grateful to be able to do more of it. I'm also very grateful there are people who enjoy this blog. By the way, if you're one of those people who's critical of Bicycling, I think they at least deserve some credit here. After all, I'm known for being a sarcastic bike blogger, so the fact that they're letting me write a cooking column that's not only completely sincere but also includes no cycling content whatsoever is a bold and daring decision on their part.


--BSNYC/RTMS

145 comments:

Letme Vipodium said...

1st!

Anonymous said...

Snob
are you aware of Mr Rock Racing's other anarchic sideline?
www.michaelball.co.uk
apparently he rocks/rolls a mix tape (PDM)
DelW

Anonymous said...

3d

Anonymous said...

I'm the 3rd baddest mother fukker alive.

BadBeard said...

Sycophant1st!

Anonymous said...

make that 4th baddest mother fukker.

Letme Vipodium said...

Such a bittersweet high point of my work day, but lunch is right around the corner - perhaps I'll be first in line, too!

Anonymous said...

look at me long time reader and first time poster getting into the top ten. CAT I here I come!!!!

Anonymous said...

First time poster, top ten. Where is everyone?

g said...

"His first book on cycling culture is forthcoming from Chronicle Books"

I think that finding this out from a Bicycling press release instead of from the RTMS hurst the most....

ant1 said...

ant1st!

that guy said...

Damn, just out of contention. It's Tour de Murrieta all over again.

Anonymous said...

TheTye! TheTye!

just not the same sorry duder...

Woot! Woot!

Anonymous said...

Did any of you podium twits read the column? He called you assholes and told you to suck his balls while he collect$ from glossy magazines.

Anonymous said...

RTMS: I trust that you will continue to amuse your loyal following here, Monday through Friday?

Also, it wasn't completely clear: is this a new monthly feature in Bicycling, or is it a one time thing? If it's a regular addition, I may need to procure a subscription.

Congrats, Snob. This has been a long time coming.

AshevilleMountainBikeRacing said...

Jeez.

You could have at least gone with a real bicycling magazine, instead of this "Bicycling" magazine which from my perspective has nothing to do with bicycling whatsoever.

I'm going to the bathroom to vomit, now.

carlos said...

The shark has been jumped!!!

Anonymous said...

uh-oh, will bikesnob be unmasked?

http://www.streetsblog.org/2009/03/19/schluffing-or-dorklocross/

Bill said...

Congrats, snob, very cool and well deserved. Will you focus on bashing the hell out of Sullivan and Streetsblog, especially after they confirmed their hosebagedness with today's threat? Please?

Luck E. said...

Congrats on your shark jumpiness!

Will you be including all our snarky comments in your submissions to Bicycling? You could post the article here first, accrue the comments, then send the finished piece to your editor! Wonder what he'll say about all the podium racers and the trolls, much less the amish porn links?


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doug said...

"...so the fact that they're letting me write a cooking column," ooh ooh what dainty concoctions will BSNYC give us as his first recipe? my mouth waters in anticipation.

Dan Webster said...

RTMS?

Bill said...

oddly enough, i will be writing a cycling column in 'gourmet' magazine.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonymous 1:11PM,

Thanks, and sorry if it was unclear. Yes, the column will be monthly, and there won't be any changes to the blog.

--BSNYC

TJ eckleburg said...

Yes please don't forget us.
I mean the people who can read your writing (penning) for free.

Just make sure Bicyling agrees to give you your bonus before they ask for bailout money.

Anonymous said...

Dan:

Rick Torn Mug Shot. New here?

flaco said...

how will you achieve out of focus pictures, sepia tones, and safe for work and nsfw versions in print??!! how??!!

flaco said...

and what will we tell the children?

Anonymous said...

Mazel Tov!!!

Critical Ass said...

Dammit...now I have to renew my Team Performance membership ...so I can get the free Bicycling subscription. So BSNYC, you are responsible for me shopping at Performance Bike for the next year. You will be responsible for me running Vredstein Fortezzas rather than Rubino Pro's 'cause that's what's on sale. You will be responsible for me having to explain to a sales clerk the difference between a square taper and Octalink bottom bracket.

Letme Vipodium said...

Sounds like you've jumped your way into a Fonzi Scheme, some pyramid of good hair. This feels like those times when your favorite band signs to a major label, and you're happy for them because they deserve it but it serves a blunt reminder of the world outside your comfort zone. Here's hoping you don't end up a poet/role model buried in France. Somebody kick me.

Bob said...

Now you've officially sold out ... how long before you invest in a swanky Y-foil collection?

Anonymous said...

I guess this was inevitable what with fixie culture being closed and all but how's Loren Mooney going to react to Big Boob Mandy, Dick Power Meters and kneeling Michael Ball sucking haters? I hope your writing style doesn't get vertically compliant and literally stiff, and if I have to go over there to read your stuff, yeah, you will have jumped the shark.

Eloy said...

do it up. nice. hope they are paying you the big bucks.

wishiwasmerckx said...

I understand that the title of Snob's book is "Zachary Loves a Goat," and I suspect that you won't like it as much as you thought you would.

Arthur Fonzarelli said...

Happy Jumping.

Bobbo said...

anon 1:16 his name is Rip not Rick

Surly Bastard said...

Snobby I think you are going to horrify these poor people - but then what do I know? While I think that your talent and wit far exceeds the capability the minds of Bicycling to grasp it, I congratulate you on your commission. Well done.

And yeah I could have done without all the blather about the lawyer. There are already too many lawyers in the world, on bikes, and elsewhere, to suit me. In fact I think it would have been pure genius on the part of the editors of Bicycling to have you handle the "legal" column as well as the lifestyle section, or whatever it is.

Now that you're on the inside of the organization, and working for the MAN, how about the scoop on the demise of the Style Man. He bowed out with a pretty nasty column.

mono_vs_stereo said...

Bicycling? Really?

Well, I guess when Perscattante finally comes out with the crabon fibre model you can afford it.

But hey, bills are bills, and a paycheck is a paycheck. Congratulations on getting the chance to foist your snarkiness on the unsuspecting dentists who likely read that magazine.

Anonymous said...

Well put, Letme

Anonymous said...

Rick, Rip, whatever. Maybe it also means this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcranial_magnetic_stimulation

WP said...

Congrats Snobbie on trading words for FRN's. I'm still trading them for cold pizza.

BUTT, Bicycling is the gheyest mag out there (NTTAWWT). Somebody gave me a subscription once. After cracking the lame formula for that rag (in 3 minutes or less) and recognizing its phacking gheyness. I cancelled.

Oh, has been said already, maybe you yanks like People-esque rags.

>You could have at least gone with a >real bicycling magazine, instead of >this "Bicycling" magazine which from >my perspective has nothing to do >with bicycling whatsoever.

>I'm going to the bathroom to vomit, >now.

agent detroit said...

"I'm always left with NOTHING!"

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Fonzi Warhol said...

In the future, everyone will jump the shark for 15 minutes.

Anonymous said...

BSNYC:

Congratulations ! Well earned.

ant1 said...

congrats RTMS.

that guy said...
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panino said...

what about the podium race/ it won't be possible on a paper magazine. This IS the weak spot.

BikeLemming said...

Wow! This is awesome news! Somehow I had the feeling you would be filling in the void left by the StyleMan. Any word on if you will answer user questions or if it will be a blog article format?

MINGUStheMECHANIC said...

Crap. Just crap,congrats and all but gone are the days of the double post huh?.
why couldn't you get a column in the dirtrag offshoot bicycle times or any other mag besides them? And a book? geeze, oh well I won't hate(for now).
get that money.

WheelDancer said...

Hey congrats Snobby, I might actually read Bicycling mag now that I know there will be cooking tips in there. Will you be sharing Ewell Gibbon's bicycle seat recipe?

mander said...

Congrats RT!! Here's another long time fan who's pissed that now he will haveto start reading Bicycling.

Anonymous said...

so long, nice knowing you

Disgruntl Ed. said...

HEAP CORN

Congratulations.

Pedal Strike Force Agent Down said...

This means we no longer address you by that weird RTMS symbol, right?

That's what you said here, anyway.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! Follow the money and how many other wannabes have turned their blogs into actual print products.

Just tell all the haters to, well, you know...

Pedal Strike Force Agent Down said...

Oh, and congratulations on the new writing gigs.

grog said...

Not clear whom was begging for this relationship; you or the rag.

You mean you will be PAID to write this crap? Now I understand AIG and executive bonuses.

Can't wait for you new pie plate recipe.

Congratulations. Well deserved.

Anonymous said...

considering the magazine will have yu and a lawyer. are they planning to add a dentist too?

Anonymous said...

sell out to the cooking world,
asshole

Sad Slappy said...

OH SHIT!! Sell out. Now I see what you've been up to with all these product reviews.

This is sad news!!

Zombie Sheldon Brown said...

I have to link back to RTMS' post. Just to close the circle.

http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2009/03/this-just-in-bsnyc-jumps-shark.html

Ah! That's better. Now everyone can find their way back...

Bill said...

"I don't schluff generally speaking, one exception being when I am making schluffing videos.

I walk. I like to walk, being a dork, as I like schluffing. "

Sullivan is commenting on Streetsblog, and like all else he has written, isn't making a bit of sense whatsoever

Anonymous said...

The worst bike magazine in the world. Congratulations. The bike magazine that says -- "we thought a buying guide might be weird because the economy is ridiculous and people are out of work, but hey, we know a lot of people are still buying bikes, so what the hell!' The bike magazine that frequently refers to 2500.00 bike frames as 'bargains'. Really, congratulations, I hope you're getting paid.

Anonymous said...

"Selling out" refers to the compromising of one's integrity, morality and principles in exchange for money, 'success' (however defined) or other personal gain. It is commonly associated with attempts to increase mass appeal or acceptability to mainstream society. A person who does this, as opposed to continuing along his or her original path, is labelled a sellout and typically regarded with disgust and immediate loss of respect. Selling out is often seen as gaining success at the cost of credibility.

erik k said...

looking forward to your book

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, how about this?

SOLD OUTT

Or

GETN PAID

I'd say LOST CREDIBILITY, but not too many folks have that many knuckles. Good luck, and thanks for showing that you have no problem embracing a cultural cess (again)not too far removed from the ones you've decried here. Tell me, how will the dear and true advertisers of Performance and Nashbar feel about the quibbles you write about them now that they'll be in a much more viewable place? Get your collar on, the leash is coming out.

Anonymous said...

Damn dogg! Congratulations!

Don't get all shitty now that you're a paid man though

Anonymous said...

ka-ching! not cash monies, thats the sound of me droppin a chainwhip after i skinz me SELL OUT! nucttats right off friggin loctite dont do a damn thing cept that. should have reverserotofixed so long Boston Pops first chair.

kale said...

I've already sent in my first letter to the Editor of Bicycling:

Dear Editor,

"First"

John Marr said...

BS in Bicycling--is it April Fool's Day already?

CommieCanuck said...

In an unrelated story, Noam Chomsky will now have a column in 'People' Magazine, and McDonald's announces the 'Jamie Kennedy' burger.

I like Bicycling, I really liked that issue about how and why to buy cycling stuff,and I find it an excellent source of metaphors to distinguish exactly the same thing.

Anonymous said...

All you editors suck my nib.

Anonymous said...

So many Bicycling haters! If not Bicycling, can someone suggest a mag he should write for? I subscribe to Bicycling. I'm excited.

Congratulations on reaching a broader audience Bike Snob. Look forward to seeing you in print.

C.P. said...

Gawdam! Fuk.. I wanna b a shark jumper... :-(

(griiiin) aw shucks.. congrat's dudarino

Seanywonton said...

SELLOUT!
Just kidding that's awesome Snobby.
You deserve it.

Can't wait to see a column making fun of some big name-brand company's new gimick with a full page ad for the company right next to it.

Anonymous said...

EXTREME Schluffing

Brendan said...

Two Loren Mooney-related things in two days.

-this press release
-the Floyd Landis book

What does it mean?

Anonymous said...

Enjoy that second record album. I'm sure the tracks will be catchy.

akahn said...

This is called jumping the shark. You did that some time in the last few months. This is called selling out.

Udder said...

You writing a column for Bicycling Magazine is a bit like Hitler writing a column for the Jewish Times.

Are you going to show us how to get Power Abs and Flat Tummies in 10 miles a week?

Anonymous said...

adios fonz

Shram said...

Congrats Snob--I KNEW you were busy working on a deal to get dollars for selling out, as opposed to books, bikes, and hankerchiefs.

I still won't read Bicycling, even though eventually your blog will be reduced to archived links, but I will check out the book fo sho.

"Dear Editor of Bicycling:

I'm truly offended by these remarks.
ps. Podium."

(nicely done kale)

Luck E. said...

Wow! There's a lot of sellout talk flying around in here. Jeez, RTMS hasn't even had one of his articles published in Bicycling yet and you holier-than-thous are throwing him under the bus!

Personally, I'm trying to imagine what derisive slice of genius Snob will hoist on the Bicycling readership first.

He may want to go big on his inaugural piece. Examples:

"BSNYC Product Review: Bicycling Magazine Sucks Ass!"

"Gold Standard: Dentists and Lawyers Gone Wild!" or,

"Adversity: We Don't Need No Stinkin' Style Man!"

That might result in a quick end to his membership on Bicycling's enviable roster of writers, though. Perhaps article #1 will be a bit more reserved, such as:

"Tuck vs. Luck: Surviving Your First Cat 3."

"Hybridacious: The Right Bike for Everything." or,

"Read All About It: Bicycles and Geese Are the Keys to Economic Recovery."


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BikeLemming said...

Wow, I hadn't read some of the comments before posting mine, some of you all have to give the Snob a break. Go watch this...

http://www.swobo.com/htatbl/archives/2009/03/one_for_the_weekend_23.html

But seriously, who WOULDN'T take money to write for a magazine if they allow him to write in his style. I have to give Bicycling a little credit too, although I hate that magazine and write about it a lot, I thought they axed the StyleMan as he wasn't PC enough. The fact that they are letting you present an alternate opinion is awesome.

Sure, having a blog with thousands of followers is cool, but in the end you gotta pay the bills, unless you have a rich uncle Larry...

frilly said...

Congratulations, Snobby! Mwah!

Can't wait to read the debut.

Umm, does this mean that cover picture is going to be in there every month? *sigh* The way those jeans hug your thighs makes me feel all fluttery inside.

KanyonKris said...

Congrats! Now you'll be able to afford pie plates for your bikes.

Looking forward to the new podium jumpers commenting here soon: "I got my May Bicycling - first!" Then guys will be camping outside the printers hoping a Bicycling will fall off the truck or paying bribes for pre-release copies.

Jeffery Haarwood said...

congratulations young man. but, i highly doubt the readers of bicycling magazine will fully appreciate your Raymond Massey-like mastery of the english language and rapier wit, like the half-soused rabble that frequent this spanking blog.

brent said...

Are you getting a raise or is this just additional scope of work?

JonnyFunk said...

This is good. I only hope that the blog will be maintained monday through friday, though I can't blame you if we take the back burner, after all. I have never payed you a penny to read.

Also, will this be a one time thing or recurring every month? And what's the deal with this book?! How come we have never heard of it?

JonnyFunk said...

I just remembered a past post...something about if a guy riding a Madone and wearing a primal jersey ever stops you in a dark alley and asks if you want to make a few easy bucks, just say no!...Yeah, what about that?

By the way, have they attached any conditions on what you can write about? Are you able to discuss the conditions of your contract?

bikesgonewild said...

...fuck !!!...bsnyc/rtms & mionske all @ once...i mean, what ???...'bicycling' mag's gettin' bailout money from the 'fed' nowadays to afford these guys ???...

...& fuck this "sell-out" bullshit...total props, bsnyc...as long as i never learn that "style man" was an alternative alias, originally 'penciled' by bsnyc, i'm good...'style man's' slobbering, disgusting palaver was prob'ly the real reason i gave up on reading 'bicycling'...

...anyway...i look forward to enticing summer recipes like "cooking jumped shark: bbq or broiling ???"...
...& i'll bet everything snob brings to the table will have been marinated in acerbic wit & whipped up vitriol...

...just fuckin' sayin'...

libertyonbikes! said...

is this to create a 'balance'
in Bicycling's content?

So,
are you the Yin,
or the Yang in this relationship?

'here's a bunch of crap to chew on,
and here's an antacid to get you through.'

or,
you're the proverbial toy
in the Cracker Jack box.

erik k said...

seriously

red neckerson said...

well they dont gets bicycling magazine at the pubic libary in viper so i mights have to drive up to hazard to the pubic libary there to check out bikesnob

speeking of who

hey jolene tell ricky not to get to pist at me he thinks someone stolt his pickup truck but i borried it to drives up to rump arena to see them hazard boys play in the sweet 16 i likes watching them smart alecky hi skool boys

to bad those stupid assholes lost to jessamine what a bunch of fucking losers i could have played better myself in fact i tried to get out there and they draged me off the court

i think they thot i was some stopid ass canadian at leest thats whats i tolt them i was

mr.complaint said...

But we knew and have known, why ruin the fun?

thejakesnakes said...

Apparently you've sold out!

and I've suspected you of getting help with editing for quite some time. I mean, it's fine if you're not really a one-writer production.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:00 said it best. Writing for a no talent magazine that has nothing to do with true cycling. Hope you never post here again

Anothercanuck said...

Congrats Snob! Thankfully I don't pay for "Bicycling" Either from a friend or the library.

"So many Bicycling haters! If not Bicycling, can someone suggest a mag he should write for? I subscribe to Bicycling. I'm excited."

How about Road Bike Action? You could compete for space with Bobke.

bikesgonewild said...

...nice !!!, erik k...

...if only they'd run that, huh ???...

ant1 said...

Erik - I wish they had the balls to run that cover.

Anonymous said...

It's funny how many commenters who piss on Bicycling obviously read it.


"You've got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know... morons.

Good Job, Snob. Look forward to seeing you in print.

ant1 said...

and by balls I mean lack of business sense.

Anonymous said...

Nice work Snobby!

Doug said...

Maybe the only bright side to all this is that Style Guy will get bumped off.

el presidente bicisport said...
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CommieCanuck said...

Anonymous said...
It's funny how many commenters who piss on Bicycling obviously read it.


dude..ever been to an airport and stuck for a few hours?, the only thing to read from the lobotomy magazine stands are:

Cosmopolitan's "twelve sexy secrets he doesn't want you to know."

Road and Track's "why you need a 500hp car in bumper-to-bumper traffic"

WIRED magazine's "twelve sexy secrets about Steve jobs he doesn't
want you to know"

The Economist's, "Finances of twelve countries you've never heard of"

The only two obvious choices are, "gets better abs fast" or "Miss November bares all".

What if you already have good abs? What will Bicycling add to your life?

Handmade bamboo Brake pads: TESTED!

kale said...

SCRU PLES

el presidente bicisport said...

Cooking column!

Will all your portions be pie plate sized?

I thought print media was dead. Is there some ironing here?

Ed said...

While congratulations are in order, I would like to point out that Chronicle Books could be considered the publishing world's version of a fixed gear freestyling hipster. And... they're based in SF and plug Moleskine notebooks on their site. Enough said.

Isolation Helmet said...

I was just talking to a friend last night about how Bicycling Magazine is beginning to look like Men's Health with all of the weight loss and 6-pack abs bs. The bike reviews are mostly for bikes normal people can't afford and they removed Styleman about the only reason to open an issue. Now I will have a new reason to check out the magazine. But I still won't buy it.

Anonymous said...

P'haps you'll have to co-opt the old Pixies T shirt, the most indie of all the sell outs. Good luck making a buck, and do it to them before they do it to you.

jolene said...

I ternt my rv into a kitchin but my lanlord sed no way jolene until i showd him my cooch then he ate for free if you now what i mean boy howdy but ricky tolt me that sellin my cooken was like whoren but not as much money i dont care i tolt him as long as i gets my ine and still have my welfare check rite red fuckem

Anonymous said...

i'm seriously bummed. love the blog, hate the rag. hopefully won't last long. don't see those readers as digging the BSNYC much

Wes said...

Has anyone at Bicycling actually read your blog? But good work though - I knew it would happen - finally someone has figured out a way to make money out of the internet - by getting out of it.

Also, update from Streetsblog (spits) - one of the commenters is called Cabron. Some new material?

Hannah said...

Just remember, Bike New York published you first!

kale said...

Dear Bycicling[sic],

I've been a long time reader since I started training for my first Triathlon right after new years. The recent addition of the Bike Snob to your otherwise stellar publication shows a lack of forethought on behalf of your management.

How dare you let such a hater grace your pages of unwavering faith in all things evil in cycling!

The other Tri-wannabes and I on the internet forum I've been constantly asking asinine questions on for the last 2 months straight, want it to go back to the flood of consumerism and impracticality it once was. How dare you try to capitalize on the groundswell of daily riders of those two-wheeled contraptions devoid of such necessities as carbon [sic] chainstays and sleeveless jerseys.

For shame!

Wade said...

You're not jumping the shark. Think of it as directing Grand Theft Auto

wishiwasmerckx said...

Sold out, you say? I understand that they are opening a BSNYC retail store at the Bronx Terminal Marketplace.

Anonymous said...

Punk-ass sell-out chump-bitch!

Test Tickler said...

CABRON FIBER!!!

~The latest in bicycle technology~

You all make it sound as if Snobbie is going to be a millionaire because of a monthly column. As he undoubtedly already knows, Bicycling Magazine is not going to make him rich.

I know this because I currently write for several cycling publications as a contributor. It pays the bills, but shit man, it sure doesn't allow me to buy cocaine, hookers and limo rides.

Get over it haters and be happy we know someone (figuratively speaking of course) who may make Bicycling a better mag.

Anonymous said...

That must have been Snob's wife talking about the Brownstone in the Schluffing video yesterday - you know those JAPs always get what they want.

"But I want a nice house Snobby. I knew I should have listened to my father and married Moishe - he's a podiatrist now, you know."

Anonymous said...

This is good news. Now I can read this blog at work, then go home and read RTMS in Bicycling while I drop the kids off at the pool.

And, everyone here should flood Bicycling's website with letters of support (by sending simply "first!" anonymously, several times a day).

Anonymous said...

Well, congratulations--but you DO know that you will be writing for the dentists-buying-way-high-end-bikes-crowd, don't you?

I am also actually glad to see they are adding a column by Bob Mionske. The road toad wannabes are the real hazard out there on the roads these days...

Anonymous said...

The times must be tough if Snobbie is selling out.

Hopefully, they're not going to pay you with comp copies and patch kits.

Anonymous said...

anon 3:20 are you still on or are you out doing some "true cycling" douchehole

marcj said...

"Bicycling" will live to regret this. I can see it now: Serotta and the American Dental Association staging an advertising boycott till the editors sack you.

Kurt said...

BSNYC,
I see you working. Going deep cover, into the very belly of the beast. Better to see the warning signs of the forthcoming apocalypse, up close and at grave personal danger. I appreciate the sacrifice, really, just don't forget to warn us when you see it coming.

Q: Will you wear a bag when you go to staff meetings?

Inquiring minds.

Anonymous said...

In about a month, you'll be writing the same vapid, formulaic stuff that Style Man wrote. In two months, the editor will mention that this is the last issue in which your column will appear.

ken e. said...

"time and space become a loop" as long as i laugh again next time i see the seal/whaler/shark graphic!
just sayin' congrats!

CommieCanuck said...

I was just talking to a friend last night about how Bicycling Magazine is beginning to look like Men's Health with all of the weight loss and 6-pack abs bs.

Gay cyclists need magazines too.

TheTye said...

to anonymous:
yea, I don't think it sounds worse though... But I'm a little bias

Anonymous said...

Congrats! keep it coming.

Anonymous said...

eh

jonathan said...

i have no strong feelings one way or the other.

yogisurf said...

Re Shark Jumping....Congrats Snobby!!! I'm a subscriber and when Style Man went away, I thought....Snobby should get this gig. Keep up the great work. And readers...click thru Snobby's ads from time to time and keep him (or her???...remember, 52% male leading or to me...gender neutral) writing.
/Yogi

T. Bag said...

Now I'll be shitting on the inside of Bicycling magazine, instead of the unopened cover page.

Fuck.

Anonymous said...

What happened to you man? You used to be cool.

Anonymous said...

Gratz on the Bicycling gig Snobby, hope it works out for you.

-DR

Mauriceman said...

I was hoping to snag the talents of Mister Snob for my own magazine, Bicycle Times. Damn Rodale!

stefan said...

i'll just have to loiter in the magazine shop a little while longer next month, but i assure you, there will be no purchasing of 'bicycling' magazine that day.

Anonymous said...

How can you write for a magazine covered with spandex clad weekenders? And a focus on good looks?

I hope you don't need the money that bad. I'd hate to deal with the expectations of a magazine like that. You'd do better to lend your talents to an up and coming magazine like Momentum, or even writing for the New York Times.

I suppose maybe you could invoke change at "Bicycling." Hopefully they won't change you.

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