Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sexy and Bold: Life on the Street

(A thing that I saw.)

Today is a big day in the Tour de France, and in keeping with the BSNYC/RTMS Code of Ethics (free copies are available upon request; please send a SASE and $250 in postage) I will not be including any "spoilers." However, there are two things I feel are worth mentioning. Firstly, according to the live updates on Cyclingnews, George Hincapie is "palping" a CamelBak even as I type:

Secondly, a reader informs me that Team Astana has just received another celebrity visitor in the tanned, dudely and bro-ey form of Matthew McConaughey, which means that Lance Armstrong will almost certainly be hanging a Maillot Célébrité next to the seven Maillot Jaunes already on display in his wood-paneled rumpus room back in Austin. Just look at the cavalcade of personalities who have been guests on the "Astana Show" so far:

It's also been heartwarming to see a more friendly Lance Armstrong. Whereas a few years ago it was "no gifts," this year he's selflessly "gifted" celebrity stage wins to opposing teams by not only allowing Ben Stiller to come on the Columbia team bus (after an appropriate refractory period of course), but also letting Jimmy Buffett air out his bare feet with Garmin. I wonder if either team will get to play with McConaughey when Astana is done with him. Even if they do though, unless Christian Vande Velde is caught on video having sex with Amy Winehouse I think it's safe to say Armstrong's got this particular competition in the bag.

Speaking of disgusting videos, a reader has just forwarded me a bicycle-themed music video from Australia:



Frankly, I feel this video is a far greater affront to cycledom than yesterday's craven U-lock beatdown. Even though there's no violence in this video, the real truth is that when hipsters with U-locks attack it's simply in a flurry of limp flailings, and as such they only leave a trail of superficial injuries in their wake. However, nothing cuts deeper than shame, and this video made me embarrassed to be a cyclist. Even before it gets to the part with the Queen "Bicycle Race" sample (a song which is sickening enough to me on its own) I already found myself contemplating putting my entire "stable" (or "quiver," or "livery," or "arsenal," or whatever term bike reviewers are using now) on Craigslist and taking up curling instead. (However, I'd probably opt for the new "fixed curling," which is done on pavement and which is "totally zen.") It also made me afraid of Australia, where the musicians apparently look like fairer-complected versions of the DJ from "Zoolander."

Also, while I didn't notice any Frida bars in the video, I think I might have seen the real-life Frida Bars:

No, it's not the Frida Bars I was looking for, but sometimes when you go looking for something you find something else that's even better.

Conversely, sometimes no matter how badly you want to keep something you wind up losing it anyway, as evidenced by this flyer posted on the Manhattan side of the Manhattan Bridge:

It should go without saying that if you see this bike you should alert the owner. I certainly haven't seen it, because if I had I would remember it--I never forget a pair of Spinergys or a tilted Brooks, especially when they're on the same bike. Interestingly, the owner says it's a "Lost Bike" and not a "Stolen Bike," as if the thing might have wandered off on its own volition and gotten disoriented like an erstwhile housecat. So if you open your front door one morning and a poor, emaciated Raleigh wearing a pair of Rev-Xes starts rubbing itself against your leg and purring hungrily, give it some milk and then call the number on the poster. (Or else, check to see if it's wearing any tags.)

But while the sight of an abused Raleigh wandering the streets in search of food might seem odd, stranger things have "gone down" in New York City. For example, the guy who caught the Nü-Fred U-lock beatdown on video also apparently saw a dramatic fight between two women, though he failed to document it:

Bummer indeed. The idea of two people throwing "titties" instead of fists and then hammering car windshields with their shoes for some reason seems highly choreographed and would certainly be a welcome distraction from the menacing specter of cyclist-on-pedestrian violence. Some might even find it "sexy and bold," like a "girl riding bike with hairy armpits:"

Girl riding bike with hairy armpits - m4w - 32 (Greenpoint)
Date: 2009-07-22, 9:36PM EDT
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You were riding your bike on manhattan ave. around 8pm.You were a brunette wearing a bluish/grayish dress and your armpits were totally unshaven (very sexy & bold). I would like to meet you. Maybe for a couple of drinks. Hope you see this and if you are interested email me....

Really, the only thing sexier and bolder than a woman with unshaven armpits is a woman who bike-salmons and then makes a u-turn right into a taxi:



Girl on a bike who got hit by a taxi - m4w - 36 (12th St/5th Ave)
Date: 2009-07-22, 8:35PM EDT
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Me- tall man in khakis and a white polo.

You- girl on a bike who just missed running me over (well, you WERE going the wrong way, but I like that about you).

You made a big circle in the next intersection and then got hit by a taxi. I waited to make sure you were OK, while my life was still flashing before my eyes. After it was over, I decided I needed a drink.

And then I realized there was nobody else I wanted a drink with more than you.

Is it too late?

Really, it's hard enough to keep taxis from hitting you when you're doing everything right, so you shouldn't increase the already high likelihood of it by salmoning. The average taxi driver is far more dangerous than even the most addled U-lock-wielding Nü-Fred, and neither the strongest helmet nor the most highly-shellacked mullet is enough to keep you safe from their maniacal driving:

Yes, life is far too precious to put in the hands of a taxi driver, and when I say "precious" I mean precious in a good way, not "precious" in a bad way like this effete Colnago track bike with a wire basket:

Of the many ways in which track bikes have been abused and degraded in recent years, perhaps the most demeaning mistreatment is when they're transformed into dainty brakeless townie bikes. Riders of such velodrome-to-crêperie conversions can often be seen "portaging" tiny loads while wearing canvas shoes, boutique shorts, and polo shirts. Certainly there's nothing wrong with dainty townie bikes, or with load-"portaging" (tiny or otherwise), but I do think it's a shame that track bikes have become mixed up with these things. I also think this is an impassioned Craigslist post waiting to happen, since using a vintage "curation" like this as your errand-runner seems about as practical as using Gucci loafers as shower shoes.

Really, if you're one of those people who simply must "palp" Italian at all times, you might want to go with something like this instead:

Yes, it's a Benotto Super Turismo conversion:


This at least is more like wearing fake Gucci loafers in the shower.

139 comments:

Anquetil's Mother said...

Yes!!

Letme Vipodium said...

I'm back!!!

Anquetil's Mother said...

time trialing is my specialty.

pdxsteve said...

1st and podium girl upskirt.

pdxsteve said...

damn, too slow. not first.

kale said...

Why isn't everyone talking about me?

Anonymous said...

7

Anonymous said...

i'm gonna club the winners.

rezado said...

I just swung a u turn which I have been told is illegal in canadia

Anonymous said...

Cuddles.....

Anquetil's Mother said...

Wow, Kale, that is one hell of a picture of DZ. The 70's US Team uniform takes it to a new level.

Anonymous said...

Schlecked!

CommieCanuck said...

For professional reasons, I can't explain why I didn't win today.

Asterisk said...

Astana Shack!

mikeweb said...

Black Dickerson! (my new sponsor)

Boo-yaka!!!

(awesome job AM!)

Test Tickle said...

want to see something that's fucked up, check this out:

Bicyclists shot with darts

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/51447892.html

what the hell is wrong with people?

J said...

I ride a fixie and I'm on a curling team. What does that make me?

Anquetil's Mother said...

pretty ironic given Lance's love of high end technology. Also, they said he would be cycling, running and competing in trialthlons for them...

he's gonna have to pull out that mankini again.

Anonymous said...

DAMMIT! Waited to read the post else would have had first.

Anquetil's Mother said...

blow darts? WTF?!??!


blow darts, bibi guns, Contador...

D. Henderson said...

Curling on pavement is called Bocce. It's totally retro and Italian, just like a Pista. The French have a version called Boules, which like french bicycle components, is only palped by old frenchmen.

Will Handsfield said...

Second chase!

Anonymous said...

Note at video time 2:21 and 2:24 the Aussie hipster girl's front caliper is not even hooked up.

Head bobbing man hair on girl's bike.

"And I ride hard against the system..."

White dreads.

Fucking gold!

mikeweb said...

That 'lost bike' does say it was stolen on the poster on July 8th(!!!)

So 15 days ago this thing stolen in Williamsburg!? It could be literally anywhere by now.

Disgruntl Ed. said...

I was downright delighted with "as if the thing might have wandered off on its own volition and gotten disoriented like an erstwhile housecat."

But, oh, that they guy.

Fred said...

A blow-dart strike is the only plausible explanation for Jens Voigt losing control of his bike while descending.

Letme Vipodium said...

Don't call it a comeback, I've been here for years....this has been a good day for me: a podium standing and I almost got doored by a diminutive limo this morning which caused me to visualize myself getting doored, making me happy I didn't get doored.

And when I say diminutive limo I mean lincoln town car with tinted windows and a driver roping a mustache/limo driver hat combo. You heard me.

Chris said...

Adding Frida Bars to my friends today.

Anquetil's Mother said...

Jens Voigt didn't lose control of his bike. He voluntarily crashed in order to inspire the lackluster Schleck brothers to greater heights. That's the only plausible explanation.

chris said...

Holy Shit. That Aussie video is more terrifying than all of UVM, Bennington, and UC Boulder colleges put together to form one giant trustafari monster.

Fritz said...

Fixed Curling...Gonna need bigger brooms for that.

Curate them out of Kryptonite.

CommieCanuck said...

Damn, that bleak B&W photo had me thinking I wandered into a Bergman film blog. Speaking of films...

I was wondering when Matthew McManimsogay would show up to Lance's bus...maybe they are still talking about the stench off that film they made a few years back, the one that never made it off the editing floor. Regardless of number of celebrities, the jersey will go to the first team that gets Jake Busey to visit their bus.

It was good to see the Schleck brothers riding with Alberto yesterday, no doubt reminiscing about lazy days lying about Dr. Fuentes' clinic.

Bruyneel and Armstrong are back with team RadioShack next year, just in time for the radio ban. I'm sure the team bus will have the best 'Sorny' and 'Panaphomics' have to offer.

I also found something interesting today, Vladimir's Carpets.

CommieCanuck said...

BTW.. the only thing Kryptonite locks are good for is preventing Superman or other assholes from Krypton from stealing your bike.

Anquetil's Mother said...

Yes, that black and white photo is very artsy. Made me think I'd like to see a BSNYC/RTMS curated Madone for "Stages"

Octopus Magic said...

I saw a poor Fuji Track Pro with a basket on it the other day here in Boston, and I honestly felt bad, as I use one as an actual race bike/TT bike (which is a whole other level of embarrassment, but I digress). It made me wonder why someone would honestly want to ride a bike that in all senses, rides like absolute crap on the street.

At least that "CINELLI X MASH X GREYSCALE" whatever bike has lax road geometry.

Flyin' Ti(*)(*)ies said...

that smack-down was awesome.

MINGUStheMECHANIC said...

Hip hop from a place that has no black people(aborigines are confusing),It was like Jamiroquai makin a comeback with CaucusLocks along side the freespirit posse, scary scary shit, You owe me some money snob.

Any one see the asian gent on the Manhattan Bridge yesterday wearing the equestrian outfit.

Mr. Donkey said...

I've been hit or miss lately.

Out of the saddle with a bum foot.

As of late, the podium chase is a mad dash of man missiles and dickersons. What gives.

I'm still shocked by that beating. Is there a man hunt on for that NuFred -- a possie of hooded fixters track standing in the night? Waiting. I'd hate to come across that?

grog said...

Reminder to self: Must purchase U-lock as defense against blow dart attack.

jflo said...

So I got guilted into wearing a helmet today and almost got nailed twice - by drivers that could clearly see me. Coincidence? Maybe I just have bad taste in helmets . . .

Retardo Montalban said...

I still can't get over the fact you referenced Sundance and Frank Cariola the other day. It is going to haunt me for a while yet.

Anonymous said...

Hey, that's my Colnago!

I need the basket to carry my feather boa. Can't wear it while I ride, remembering what happened to Isadora Duncan, and it won't fit in my bag without crushing the feathers. It's all cause and effete.

Ronsonic said...

Five Minutes and Thirty Fooking Eight Minutes. I cannot believe that anybody, anybody has every watched it all the way through. Not even the editor or producer.

Sure I spent the first minute in traffic accident mode staring on in future PTSD, but I saved myself.

bikesgonewild said...

...wow...bsnyc/rtms already knows about the van de velde/winehouse collabo...

...but it's in both their contracts...no vids n' no kids...

hillbilly said...

complected is an awesome word..way to go AM!!!

kalekalekalekalekalekalekale

mikeweb said...

Ronsonic,

I would've watched, but I don't like having nightmares -or causing my eyes to bleed.

libertyonbikes! said...

actually,
the growing appearance of baskets
is the Cocoon,
or 'selective evolution'
of fixsters.

that small percentage
who 'get it'.
and are trying to bridge the gap
to actual cycling.

like models trying to be talented actors, few and far between.

unfortunately, a majority will try
to 'cross over' with colourway pannier bags, exotic bells, and misappropriated uses of technology.

commutsters?

kale said...

Now if only Cadel could get on the podium here.

Which I'm sure would happen if it weren't for all the Anons, jolenes, and Black Dickersons.

hillbilly said...

i can't take 'team radio shack' seriously

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/even_ceo_cant_figure_out_how

mikeweb said...

Radio Shack press release here

Anonymous said...

Oh the humanity. A Colnago track frame (actual track frame, not a "conversion") - with a basket. A wire one at that. They could have at least used wicker.

Favorite line of the day: "...velodrome-to-crêperie..."

lolz

rockandrollcannibal said...

I saw a brakeless fixed gear used to tow a baby trailer to the grocery store... honestly. I should have gotten a photo, but the owner/mother was standing right there, so maybe the best thing to have done would have been to say... "christ on a cracker put a brake or two on that thing!" trusting your own life to the chain staying on + your foot jamming skills is one thing...

Anonymous said...

"J said...
I ride a fixie and I'm on a curling team. What does that make me?"

Gay?

J said...

"J said...
I ride a fixie and I'm on a curling team. What does that make me?"

Gay?



If you'd spent any time at all inside a curling club, you'd know that the ample beer guts and dirty facial hair of the average curler would scare even the most enthusiastic homo straight.

bikesgonewild said...

..."sometimes when you go looking for something you find something else that's even better."...sage advice, i'm sure.........

Anonymous said...

You know J, it was just too easy and I really should have left it alone but it was the only answer that sounded right. I have no doubt that you are a manly man with no propensity towards hot mustachioed man-on-man action. Is it getting hot in here?

bobby g said...

That Australian douche evokes Ras Trent

CommieCanuck said...

J ...don't forget that great curling fashion, that would "cure" any homeosexuals right-quick. There's no hugging or ass-slapping in curling, see football.

I have no idea why RadioShack would sponsor bike racing, maybe they think the demographic overlaps with 30-something ham operators living in their parent's basements.

Fred said...

Radio Shack is the Fred of consumer electronic stores.

It doesn't have a beard, but it does seem to hang around cluelessly forever.

It will be nice to have some representation in the pro peloton at last (outside of Skil-Shimano). A doff of the Tourlite to Radio Shack!

Anonymous said...

"If you'd spent any time at all inside a curling club, you'd know that the ample beer guts and dirty facial hair of the average curler would scare even the most enthusiastic homo straight."

Or attract the bears.

belmont sledgehammer said...

Lance's taking the Maillot Celebrite' without a visit from the Olson twins rings hollow. It's not unlike our enjoying these competitions, but doing so just a bit less because we're denied a coked up Jan Ullrich to root for.

Anonymous said...

Chorus to that lame song is a major rip-off of Lupe Fiasco's lame "Kick Push," except lamer.

Anonymous said...

Radio Shack at the Tour!?

Oh the humanity!

Anonymous said...

The Colgnago is back! I saw that bike in Brooklyn Heights -- didn't have my camera. If I remember right, it's a conversion. (As the go-fast world completes the upgrade to carbon fiber, legions of steel steeds will find themselves likewise "repurposed" to grocery getter.)

Anonymous said...

Is that Mike D's cousin from down under?

db said...

Get Ready. Team RadioShack

Fred said...

Given that Kazakhstan is the Radio Shack of central Asia, this actually makes sense.

Looking forward to Lance rocking that sweet Tandy GPS on his ride next year.

Who's making the new team bikes? Ross?

Anquetil's Mother said...

Lance is going to have a new Soigneur:

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

Anonymous said...

Is Trek really that much better than Ross (I'm certain that a 25K Ross would be Rossome [That's their new slogan BTW])

Anonymous said...

That Hugo & Treats video poisoned my soul and made me wish I had never been born. But I think I found the antidote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geIsWq5xOSE

bikesgonewild said...

..."The average taxi driver is far more dangerous..."...

...that would imply that there are above average taxi drivers (hmmm, i guess THAT'S a good thing) & below average taxi drivers (whoa, THAT'S some scary shit considering just how dangerous the average one's are)...

..."Yes, life is far too precious to put in the hands of a taxi driver, and when I say "precious" I mean precious in a good way, not "precious" in a bad way"...damn...more sage advice n' i guess we better keep our "precious little asses" away from those fucking taxi drivers...

..."are you tawkin' ta me ???"...

Luck E. Seven said...

CUR8 STR8

I'm waiting for that Team Radio Shack gig to morph into a Radio Shack x Walmart x Subway collabo. Nothing screams racing like the strip mall heavyweights.

Lance and the boyz will all have handlebar-mounted Cobra CBs on their smiley face colorway Magna Team issue whips and quaff down $5 foot-long samiches when the going gets tough.



A

Anonymous said...

I never realized Australians were so wimpy.

Anonymous said...

Aside from Queen and FGTH, Hugo and Treats' eclectic influences seem to include acts divers as Bowie ("Future Legend") and Lil' Wayne ("Let the Beat Build"). A portent of the Meh-pocalypse? 2009 does mark the 30th anniversary of Mad Max.

kale said...

Luck E.

You know what?

Those heroes fit nicely into jersey pockets for a reason.

Anonymous said...

After viewing the krypto attack video I think I disagree with Bikesnob. It looked like the NuFred was walking away and the other guy grabbed him.

If anyone grabbed me while on my bike I'd be inclined to wail on him with my lock as well. But I live in Oakland, so maybe it's different out here.

Anonymous said...

The Aussie in the video actually says "urban jungle" about a neighborhood that looks like suburban San Diego.

No one should rap except Americans.

Anonymous said...

It made Freddy Mercury look macho.

Anonymous said...

Radio Schleck

RDIO SHAK

Anonymous said...

um, I have a Wald wire basket on my townie. I use it to haul groceries and stuff (library books, charcoal briquettes, booze).
You gotta problem with that?

BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonymous 3:54pm,

Absolutely not--unless a basketful of books, charcoal, and booze means you're on your way to a book-burning.

--RTMS

Anonymous said...

is your townie a brakeless Colnago or other comparably expensive handbuilt track bike?

Anonymous said...

Rap and Hip Hip died a long time ago, all you get now is douchebags from Harlem who mumble about popping champagne, burned out underground rappers, and that annoying autotuned horseshit.

I mean, aren't there still raves in Australia?

Fierce Dockers said...

Fail.

Oh wait, that's tomorrow.

bikesgonewild said...

...RDIO SHAQ...

...shaquille o'neal challenged the lance-ster to a race...'member ???...

Anonymous said...

I also have a front wire basket on a fixed gear. Try carrying Thai food in a courier bag.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but grown men with wire baskets on their bike's is as gay as they come !

CommieCanuck said...

It would be awesome if Lance headed up a Walmart Team and did all the races on $199 Lamborghini bikes, complete with pink plastic bar streamers. Leave on the pie plates, wheel reflectors, flip the bars. That would really piss off le French.

Plus, pick up AMGEN as a sponsor.

Plus, bring their own food: cheese whiz and hotdogs.

Anonymous said...

I had a white wicker one, but it wouldn't hold a 12 pack, so I gave it to my 10 year old niece.

Fierce Fuckin' Dockers said...

What's with all the gay bashing today? Gay is good. Being called a Hetero stings deeper. Draw it out with with the emphasis on the first syllabule.

That basket is so fuckin' STR8. Only a Het-er-oh would palp it.

Anonymous said...

So you're a poseur if you use a currier bag, and "gay" if you use a basket. So basically, any practical application of a bicycle to transport anything beyond the rider is a misguided effort?

Maybe I'm just "gay" but I think the Walds work great.

P.S. Pannier are pricey, don't work as well and result in the "Finding Forrester" look.

Wes said...

Australia's curling team had 58 of their stones nicked. Is it possible 58 hipsters schluffed by and carried off one apiece in their wire baskets?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8164497.stm

"Police say the thieves probably thought they were taking a lorry full of alcohol from a secure car park at an ice rink."

Fierce Fuckin' White Polo said...

and another thing,

that Aussie video was like being hit in the face with a U lock. After I got to the bridge I finally let go of the frame, but not until 3 or 4 pretty good cracks.

Jesus fucking Christ on a cracker to whomever finished.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 4:57

"So basically, any practical application of a bicycle to transport anything beyond the rider is a misguided effort?"

Pretty much. Is it your time of the month again?

Fierce Dockers said...

anon457

Panniers will never reach even levels of pre-irony because they are perfect in their practicality. That's why the hipsters hate on it.

Fierce Panties (Shaved) said...

anon501

First gay bashing now woman bashing?

You sound like that old dyke, my father.

Anonymous said...

The small shallow Wald basket is where it's at. The big ones won't fit between the hooks of track drops and the deep ones rub the front wheel.

Oh no, I said "rub." Is that confusing here?

Fierce Panties said...

Time to stand on the pedals.

Fierce Panties USA said...

I can feel it

Fierce Panties said...

100

Doug said...

Finger Bang

Fierce Panties OMFG said...

What Would Holly Golightly Rub?

Wicker or Wire?

mikeweb said...

Oh yeah, forgot to mention:

I'm not tired of being tired.

I'm tired of FRS ads.

belmont sledgehammer said...

Not "tired of being tired"!!? I don't want no Lloyd Christmas bashing going on here.

Luck E. Seven said...

Yeah Kale, they sure do.
Go Team Sammich!!

Ditto Anon 5:08.



A

Anonymous said...

Gotta cut oout the front flap on the Wald so you can "frota" those xrtra large pizzas on your Pacific. Also try carying 4 12 packs in a messenger bag. Yeah I;m drunk so what!

Juan Altitude said...

Anonymous 3:45,

In the spirit of the Tour de France, I present you with some French rap with holds it's own. The French -Arab accent is particularly well suited to rap.

http://tinyurl.com/kppyxu

Anonymous said...

Portaging involves a canoe. Least ways it does where I'm from, eh?
Maybe they're portering, or porting, but I think those involve libations.

"That word you keep using; I do not think it means what you think it means." I. Montoya

Seanywonton said...

Well really, it was only a matter of time before Australia came up with the Mad Max X Bicycle Rap Video X White Dreddy colabo. I think I saw Mel Gibson on a crucifix recumbent towards the back of that group ride.

Anonymous said...

come on snob! the video is campy and amateurish and close to tolerable...until the friggen twat with the birdcage appears. I say they do a remake without the nutters broad and they will be acceptable

Anonymous said...

your source on the matthew mcconougheny sighting, trek_ben, is a total tool bag. met him at a race a couple years ago, way too pleased with himself, i imagine standing a few feet from a real-live hollywood movie star probably gave him a huge boner.

Enhancement Smoker said...

Benotto is Mexican...and has been for a LONG time. Could that be the new hip bike origin: French porteur, Italian road racer, Mexican beater?

Luck E. Seven said...

Damn Seany, that MM/BRV/WD collabo "dropped" a load in its pants...

Love this:
"Yeah I;m drunk so what!"


A

Priest said...

Hey BSNYC,

I found some porn for you. Three horny cycling chicks doing a guy, actually in a bike shop.

Hahah. Happy jaacking off guys.

Matthew said...

Strewth! Brunswick! A'straya!

Fair shake of the sauce bottle snobby.... that's the best hippie collabo to come out of Melbourne in years.

Anonymous said...

@Priest : Haha. Looks like the recession did take its toll on the shop, so they cleared the way for porn stars to do orgies in it.

Ashamed Australian said...

ON BEHALF OF THE POPULATION OF AUSTRALIA WHO DID NOT APPEAR IN THAT VIDEO I HEARBY APOLOGIZE.

That is what's known in Australia as a gaggle of fuckwits. The only thing I am glad about is that it wasn't made in my city. It was made in Melbourne which has a high number of annoying talentless arty folk who insist on making crap like this and spraying lame stencil art on any wall possible whilst bragging about the European feel of their city with a birdcage/hat on their head.
Don't ever go there it's a highly annoying place.
That must have taken the record for the smelliest music video shoot ever.

Anonymous said...

what is bikesnobs email? I have a very juicy thing to forward...

frilly said...

Did anybody else see Lance getting mooned out on course today?!?

And isn't Andy Pandy from Melbourne? Hmmm, come to think of it haven't heard much from him lately.

Anonymous said...

BSNYC - you WANT that bike to be able to reproduce?

As for the RS thing, personally I'm looking forward to the rotating emergency light helmets and Tumbling Trans-Am team car. Shame we wont see them in a collabo with Matsushita bikes though.

Anonymous said...

This is the point where I start claiming to be from New Zealand.

I only made it to 3:30 before I passed out from embarassment.

Ray

ken e. said...

dumbfounded!
today i saw a birdcage front basket with a little helmeted dog on a dutch bike... and a cute gal pushing it.
i heart industrial weirdness.
not hippies.

Bike Rider Guy said...

I see Mr. Lemond is at it again. Can somebody please follow him around at all times playing this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siqrnVnTSUY

Wes said...

Go Cav.

Anonymous said...

Not bike related, but ironic none the less:
NEWARK -- The bribes went down in diners, living rooms and parking lots. New Jersey Assemblymen took them, mayors took them, and so did dozens of others.

Orthodox rabbis, acting more like crime bosses than religious leaders, laundered millions through synagogues and yeshivas in Deal, one of the state's wealthiest towns. And a Realtor tried to sell an informant a black market kidney for $160,000.

PukeSkywalker said...
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PukeSkywalker said...

for everytime i hear them say
get the fuck out of the way
i will defend my right of way
that heap of steel i'm gonna slay
i'll thrash you i'll bash you
i'll kick in your doors
break out your windows
and scratch your paint
apologize for oil wars
apologize for polluting my air
in some cases cars are ok
but when i'm on the street
you're all my enemies

- R.A.M.B.O.

"U-lock justice"

mark said...

I have a bright yellow Raleigh with Rev-Exs in Scotland!
I ride it in TTs bit incompetitive as its 853 but may once have been ridden in Commonwealth Games by Richard Moore who it was made for.
Paid $45 for it in a junk shop!

freeride said...

Awesome display of snobbery here. congrats!
I dig the vid though - it's harmless and funny.

Anonymous said...

Bikesnob,

Don't reveal your identity! From a NYTimes article: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/26/fashion/26snob.html?ref=fashion

"The Bike Snob said he would probably acknowledge his real name with the release of his book, which he described as a kind of “cycling manifesto.” But he will do so in a low-key fashion. “I’m not going to do some big Liza Minnelli bust-out,” he said. "

Anonymous said...

I went to Wesleyan and I can tell you that the most of the guys there aren't those types. There are few jocks, most guys there are disaffected and not that strong.

rockandrollcannibal said...

I don't know what it is with all the Radio Shack hate... I mean, sure they're not a super successful high end electronics retailer like Circuit City... er... But they actually have parts for things for people who like to fix things or make things themselves (imagine the difference between a bike shop that only sells pre-built, fancy bikes and one that sells, maybe some cheaper bikes, but also the components to build up and upgrade your own... I know what I prefer)... and since when does a sponsor have to have anything to do with the event they're sponsoring?

that is all.

Anonymous said...

you think that video is bad? check out this terrible shit we're subjected to in SF:

http://www.myspace.com/thebikerapper

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