Speaking of apathy and things that are soporific, I'm pleased to present you with a quiz. As always, study the item, think, and click on your answer. If you're right you'll know it, and if you're wrong, you'll see another skinny hipster on a colorful bike.
Thanks for reading, commenting, and emailing. And remember: pigeon power! I'm even returning that Look via pigeon(s), so if 20-ish pounds of crabon falls on you sometime in the next few days, don't blame me. Blame the evil shipping industry and/or mother nature.
Ride safe this weekend,
You rode past me on your pretty white and purple bike and turned back to say something. I couldn't hear you because the music from my helmet was too loud. I was spacing out a bit, and probably made a weird face at you. I'm pretty curious about what you had to say (I hope it was positive.) I saw you again under the bridge on Jay Street, but you were gone in a flash, opposite my direction. See you out there.
1) What might cause you to hear music in your helmet?
--You're wearing headphones
--You're listening to the band Helmet
--You're insane and suffering from auditory hallucinations
--All of the above
2) There is currently a "duech bag crack head" with a taste for Campagnolo componentry on the loose in New York City.
3) The fender debate is the new helmet debate.
4) The slogan for the "Peacemaker" by Cycles for Heroes is:
--"Fixie über alles"
--"White Makes Might"
--"White State of the Art"
--"Peacemaker: Because Dutch Bikes Suck"
5) Cycles for Heroes also makes a cyclocross bike called the "Pure Blood," and the slogan is "The Rebirth of Race."
6) What is this?
--A "steampunk recumbent"
--A failed Victorian era attempt at a submarine
--A prop from the upcoming live-action movie of "The Simpsons" which will be ridden by C. Montgomery Burns (to be played by Christopher Lloyd)
--Jules Verne's hour record attempt trike
7) The author of this article on how to "straighten" a bicycle wheel lists a number of tools you will need. Which tool is not among them?
--A rubber hammer
--A regular hammer
--A nipple wrench
--A barbecue grill
8) What is this rider demonstrating?
--"how to ride a bike w/o bending your knees"
--"how you stop on a bike w/o brakes"
--"how you skid on a sidewalk w/o hitting somebody"
--"a new fitting technique to determine proper stem and crank arm length"
9) According to a reader more knowledgeable than me, the trick I dubbed a "taint grinder" is actually called:
--a "sack scraper"
--a "roid buffer"
--an "ass jam"
***Special cycling zeitgeist bonus question!***
Which newspaper has decided that fixed-gears are over?
--The New York Times
--The Times of London
--The Chicago Tribune
--The International Herald Tribune