Friday, October 30, 2009

This Just In: I Must Away (and Friday Fun Quiz)!

Tomorrow is Halloween, which means Portlanders are quivering in anticipation over the opportunity to ride their bikes while wearing costumes (even though that's what they do every weekend). I too will be "palping" a whimsical outfit, having engaged a noted costumier to dress me as a burrito. So "epic" is this burrito costume that I've already begun the lengthy process of donning it. While I'm currently able to type thanks to a pair of temporary arm holes, once those are sealed off all traces of humanity will be invisible and the illusion will be complete. Then, once I finish trick-or-treating (I will be towed around the neighborhood in a specially-constructed bike trailer by my helper monkey, Vito), the lengthy and daunting extrication process will begin. My costumier anticipates it will take at least four days to get me out of the burrito costume, after which he recommends a period of bed rest. As such, I will be forced to undertake a period of non-blogging, and will return on Monday, November 9th with regular updates.

In the meantime, I'm pleased to present you with a quiz, which given my burrito costume-induced absence you will have over a week to complete. 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 "Hellbent: Bike Couriers of Vancouver."

Thank you very much for your readership, comments, and emails. I will miss these things as I lay sealed in my burrito costume like a guacamole-covered pupa, and I look forward to emerging on November 9th. Until then, ride safe, and if you see any giant burritos be sure give them some candy.

--BSNYC/RTMS

1) How much for this "Semi-Industrial Burrito Making Machine" on Craigslist?




thanks to the nypd officer who - 30 (East Village)
Date: 2009-10-26, 10:45AM EDT

helped me avoid getting jumped for my bike on astor place sunday afternoon.

"_________________________________" was the last thing i could hear the officer saying to my would-be assailant.

thanks!


2) What did the police officer say to the would-be assailant?






3) Mike Giant has just "dropped" a dramatic new video of himself:





4) Clothing company Castelli recently unveiled a program called:







5) Safety first! What is a "safety meeting?"






6) Safety first! This van has just:






"With BeVideo: Hipster, you'll learn all the basics of the hipster lifestyle, from how to make your own skinny jeans, to how to cruise around on your hipster 1-speed, to how to perfect your hipster attitude."

7) "BeVideo: Hipster" is:





8) Which boutique hotel now has "guest fixies" in collabo colorways?




***Special Double-Decker-Knuckle-Tattoo-Mix-Up-Themed Bonus Question***

When unscrambled, this set of double-decker knuckle tattoos says "Bringing Sexy Back."


274 comments:

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Asterisk said...

first

Asterisk said...

second

Asterisk said...

sweep

Mark said...

PODIUMHO!

Asterisk said...

two sweeps in two weeks. That special stuff is working swell.

*

Anonymous said...

you rode with armstrong, congratulations, whatever

Anonymous said...

HOOYAH

rezado said...

Man, I love fridays. Even if it is responsible for the downfall of the bicycle.

ZenTriathlon.com said...

Burritos rock. Just don't call them a "wrap".

Cogitoergosum said...

Top 10!!!!

rezado said...

SNGY RULZ

Anonymous said...

Riding with Lance? We must know more: http://twitpic.com/niygb

Fierce Panties said...

FAIL

Fierce Panties said...

Asterisk,

You're like a one man podium shoal.

hillbilly said...

nice job *

I don't believe the burrito story, it's lance, isn't it! he kidnapped you!

have a great week off.

Anonymous said...

Creatine!

Klaus Mohn said...

NJOY YOUR
VACA TION

Anonymous said...

Snob,
Are you going to grace us with your presence at sscxwc this year?
Is that why you are off all of next week?

Reed Enwright said...

WHAT EVER

Christian said...

10 days rest after http://twitpic.com/niygb - is that enough?

AUTO BRTO

rezado said...

Snob must be loaded to be able to afford a costumier. One of those has to be more expensive than a costume designer because it is frenchier.

JClev19 said...

This may be better asked on a Wednesday, but isn't a burrito just a "food joint"?

hillbilly said...

west coast burrito costumes are so much better

Fierce Panties said...

RTMS,

Thanks for yesterdays Elite crabon cage clarification, ECCC.

Obviously you had not "embraced" the Elite unless you were rockin' it ironically on the Scat-Taint Empire. But I must confess that I did buy into the part of the faux-review that you had actually received one in the mail.

I still consider that post one of my all time faves, and now it's even funnier knowing that you never slayed the gear.

Keep "coming down hard."

Wichita Bicycle Collective said...

"As all of you know, fixed gear bicycles are known to have no brakes, but The Standard’s versions will have a back brake "

brilliant.

Billy Reid said...

bringing sexy back

ringcycles said...

MMMMM, buritos.

ant1 said...

ant1st!

Bad Lawyer said...

Good Shabbos!

LoRoK said...

Taking a week off…Riding with Lance…I hope you have good stories! Sounds like a recipe for awesome!

rezado said...

I dont know how my dog ever got by without

this.
good thing he cant use the phone.

Brian said...

Musty

mikeweb said...

Top Forty!!

Just like Kasey Kasem.

erik said...

bread and water!

jolene said...

tell lance hey and i didnt keep the baby

bikramyoganj said...

The comments on the blog are almost as good as the snob himself. OMg, what am I going to do to kill time when you are off??? Have a great week. Bikram

grog said...

Podium hog makes an * of himself.
FUNK WHIZ
BRTO WRAP
TRCK TRET

Cornelius/Zera said...

dude,

more updates on helper monkey Vito less updates on Rapha.

kale said...

Have fun in Jamehca!

Anonymous said...

So Snob learned that if you dress up as a burrito and go to Chipotle, they give you a free burrito. What could be better than that?

mikeweb said...

I'm back to fairly good health, which means I'm back at work, which means that I'm bored, which means that I'm back here.

Sorry that I missed the landmark 'interview' episode yesterday.

Snob, for your future interviews, you need to come up with a list of standard oddball questions that you ask all your interviewees, similar to James Lipton.

Some possibilities:

What is your favorite gruppo?
What is your least favorite groupo?
When you die and go to heaven, what would you like to hear Fausto Coppi say to you when you arrive?

Anonymous said...

Epic Burrito costume epoch

epic burrito costume: $400

sour cream and guac.....+$150

sauteed veggies.........+$150

chipotle/dried tomatoes.+$75

"make it wet"...........+$50
--------------------------------
total cost of costume.. +$850

mikeweb said...

Oh, and Snobbie, have a great week+ off!!

kale said...

mikeweb,

yeah that would have been better - too many 'serious questions' from the snob.

seems like he should have done some "Would you rather" questions - like from the Molson bottles.

Seanywonton said...

BeVideo reminds me of the classic SNL Eddie Murphy skit: "How to be a Ho"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzY3QV6MkGs

Seanywonton said...

Anon 2:06,
You forgot:
Having an EPIC Halloween: PRICELESS!

dice clay said...

i used to like the pk ripper back in the early 80s...

is mike giant the son of or related to that guy that did the song Frankenstein? just wondering.

mikeweb said...

Is it just me, or does Mike Giant look like someone's Grandmother in that photo?

Seriously, until I read the caption, I was thinking "Oh look, someone's Grandma went a got a stupid knuk-tat".

Trust me, it's only a matter of time before that guy switches from photoshopping old metal band graphics and logos to knitting bad-ass throw blankets and custom Snugglies. Even dog ones.

Anonymous said...

What can I say? Cal-i-for-ni-A
Where niggaz die everyday over some shit they say
Disconnected from the streets forever
As long as I got a burrito, nigga, I'm down for whateva


~Dr. Dre "Big Ego's"

frilly said...

Snob, better watch the company you keep.

Didn't you read the forum on CN regarding what The Hog had to say about Alberto? Mind you, its all heresay but still.

ant1 said...

snobby - watch yourself
http://www.velonews.com/article/99669/it-s-about-the-bike-a-gallery-from-the-lance-armstrong-bike

Asterisk said...

Could Snob be going to Austin to discuss doing a paid blog on LA TdF 2010? A book deal?

Inquiring minds wanna know...

*

christon said...

Noooooo. *I* wanted to be the only biking giant burrito this halloween!

ant1 said...

christon - this has to be snobby
http://www.flickr.com/photos/xton/4059005440/in/set-72157622696579336/
although I don't see the chicken suit in any of the pictures' background.

ant1 said...

and this makes two pictures of the snob found on the internet today:
http://www.velonews.com/photo/99679

CommieCanuck said...

Could Snob be going to Austin to discuss doing a paid blog on LA TdF 2010? A book deal?

Inquiring minds wanna know...


I heard a rumor he was being interviewed for a job at Felt bikes.

Asterisk said...

Well, CC, to mix metaphors, Snob certainly has punched his ticket and is now ready to grab for the brass ring.

Which one will he take?

*

Anonymous said...

Snob,
Seeing as you are going as an epic burrito? I guess I can use your old bloated-haggis costume? the one where Vito went attached as a Scotsman who properly stabbed you periodically?

leroy said...

BSNYC --

Now this is a shanda.

Didn't you and Mr. Armstrong see the sign on the bridge prohibiting photos?

I fear Mr. Armstrong may be a bad influence on you.

Next thing you know, you'll be ripping those "Do Not Remove" tags off mattresses and placing prank calls to the AFLD.

("Hello AFLD, do you have Prince Alberto in the can?")

Is that the type of training of which Mr. Armstrong's Twitter claims you need more?

Please BSNYC, don't let that young Armstrong hooligan lead you astray.

After yesterday's post, your readers were already concerned that your trusting and guileless nature makes you an easy mark for those who would ride your coattails for their own nefarious ends.

Next time, remember what happened to Wally Cleaver whenever he listened to that Eddie Haskell character.

bikesgonewild said...

...GUAC PUPA...

...CRYS ALIS...

...HALO WEEN...

Big Chewy said...

wow, I must say I am very fired up to see that BSNYC has linked to the UgliestTattoos.com website that I "curate". Big day in the life of ugly tattoos

Anonymous said...

Fuck these flash ads.

bikesgonewild said...

...btw...the only "Semi-Industrial Burrito Making Machine" i wanna see, is a young industrious chicano woman who's gonna "salsa-up" an epic burrito for me...

...i wanna be able to look her in the eye n' say "gracias, mi amiga...que es epica"...

chewbacca said...

sad news dennis hopper battling cancer:

http://www.canada.com/health/Actor+Dennis+Hopper+battling+prostate+cancer/2162717/story.html

Vanonymous said...

Vancouver in the house!

CAMPIONE CYCLES CALGARY said...

How are you planning to hold your candy bag (not a euphemism) without arms? Your helper monkey is going to help himself.

Anonymous said...

Yeah safety meetings! nobody moves, nobody gets hurt.

stephanie said...

Did you notice that the Standard Hotel bikes are equipped with a brake for safe street riding...a BACK brake only?!?!

"As all of you know, fixed gear bicycles are known to have no brakes, but The Standard’s versions will have a back brake (unless your a seasoned rider, the city streets are not that forgiving, so a brake can definitely help)."

(nice spelling too)

ken e. said...

Tofino Fy-rst!

what-up all?

Anonymous said...

You know, Castelli's clothing just gets crappier and crappier. And pricier and pricier.
Also, Vancouver messengers take themselves way too seriously and have stupid accents to boot.

Slowdad said...

BikeSnob just went riding with Lance Armstrong! God I'd have killed to hear the banter on that ride.

flynn said...

TMZ reported seeing Lance Armstrong and a giant chicken riding a tandem Madone along the hipster silk route this afternoon

urchin said...

Lance is totally lying. If the snob was there, he certainly didn't take that picture. Just look at how many things are in focus!

trust me, I'm a Snobstetrician.

happy halloween and awkward costumed cross racing..

NPJ

CommieCanuck said...

trust me, I'm a Snobstetrician.

I fellowed in Snobiatrics myself. It will pay off in 30 years. Snobycology will only pay off if RTMS develops a vagina (which could happen if he keeps working for BuyCycling or hanging out with Felt guys).

FELT MEUP

Fred said...

Sweet holy christ on a stick those fixie videos are boring.
That Mike Giant one is as exciting as watching road rash crust over, but with none of the gratification of picking at it later.

Oh, and Asterisk never would have made the podium without the awesome lead-out from Obelisk.

kerry said...

Lance , huh?Why didn't you get a pic of his THIGHS? I don't need to see his face:D
Ah, the best of cycling as a female. You get sick of team tactics, you get to perve on legs.

TheTye said...

In addition to showing underwear, also riding recklessly on sidewalks. so cool.

Asterisk said...

Fred,

You are absolutely correct. I do have to give credit to my lead out man Obelisk . No one creates a better slipstream and I dispute the baseless charges that Willy Voet is a descendent. Those potions that Obelisk gave me were just from truffles, I assure you.

Mon Dieu!

*

PCLA said...

I heard that the Snob is taking off for a burrito tour of East L.A. btw real burritos do not have guacamole, gringoes.

Stupid Name said...

The larger issue is that burritos do not have beards.

Or at least they shouldn't have beards.

Come on Portland, we need to have the largest burrito themed bike ride.

It is winter, keep your clothes on, and be a Burrito.

Astroluc said...

DAYO SATR
I must've set my clock a DAY back way-y-y-y too early.

Anonymous said...

Come on Portland, we need to have the largest burrito themed bike ride.

I don't like bicycles anymore.

Bad Lawyer said...

In Snob's absence, you need not let your cultural outrage lay unprovoked, the current New Yorker on what it's like to be Italian--will do nicely: http://archives.newyorker.com/?i=2009-11-02#folio=044

Bad Lawyer said...

And if you really want to provoke yourself: there's always: http://sashafrerejones.com/

ken e. said...

vancouver burritos are epic!

¡QUE PASA

Fred said...

Asterik, surely the potions were sourced from the druid Getafix (latin for Eufemiano)? Better get your story straight before some centurion shows up in your shower.

Little known fact, many snobstorians argue that the ancient druids are proto-Freds given their penchant for beards and slow, ponderous technology. Early prototype recumbents have been found in the Celtic highlands, though all that remains are the multi-ton granite frames. Being constructed of yew bark, moss and weasel pelts bound with beard hairs, the drive-trains have long since rotted away.

Asterisk said...
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Asterisk said...

Fredrix,

Thanks for the correction. I was overjoyed in my victory celebration, snatching the win from that vile Roman Cipollinius, that I fell under the influence of Alcoholix.

*

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DistrictXII said...

Good to see that the Corporate Courier uniforms haven't changed in 18 years...

Anonymous said...

Too bad Snob won't be around to attend this - or will he...?

grog said...

In Snob's absence, here is an article which is amusing in his mentalway from the NYT about the Paris plan to make bikes available to hip urbanites. French Ideal of Bicycle Sharing Meets Reality. Read and ask yourself: Would this happen in your town too?
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/31/world/europe/31bikes.html

grog said...
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ant1 said...

is it next monday yet?

ant1 said...

In

ant1 said...

abstentia

ant1 said...

podium

ant1 said...

race

ant1 said...

starts

ant1 said...

now.

Asterisk said...

What is the formula for the start while Snob is away?

ant1 said...

I just invented one. I found a sentence that got us to 100 comments and declared that 101st would be the winner. congrats *.

hillbilly said...

ant1 to the podium!!

how'd the marathon go for you?

Asterisk said...

Ant1,

Thank you!

My appreciation to my potions master Getafix.

*

Anonymous said...

"real burritos don't have guacamole, gringoes"

hmmn, saounds like your family sucked.

GUAC MOLE

CommieCanuck said...

grog,

That article just highlights the universal problem, no one takes bikes seriously as personal property.
If anyone stole a $3500 car, the police would chase you down on live TV and shoot you in the face. Steal a $5500 bike...meh, we're too busy eating donuts.

Velib will only work if Paris police take the bikes seriously. Bikes above a certain price need licenses and VIN numbers, even Lojak. Police need a way to track bike ownership so that stealing one is pointless. Right now, bikes to some are just an easy crack fix to others.

News From Nowhere said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMQk8Uncl9k&feature=player_embedded

ant1 said...

hillbilly,

i'm doing the one in atlanta in march, not NYC. nice to see an american won for once. not sure how kara goucher did, though. hopefully the heat wasn't an issue.

ant1 said...

"real burritos don't have guacamole, gringoes"

I knew that guac wasn't supposed to be in there. Once again, ant1 gets guacamolested.

ant1 said...

I fell in the cauldron of potion as a kid. my hematocrit has been elevated ever since.

CommieCanuck said...

"real burritos don't have guacamole, gringoes"

So real burritos taste like shit, amigo.

bikesgonewild said...

..."real burritos don't have guacamole, gringoes"...

...fine & dandy, senor but that may originally have had to do w/ availability, poverty or a lack of imagination so "gracias a dios", amigo, that ingenuity & creativity won out...

...how do you say "yum" in espanol ???...

CommieCanuck said...

...how do you say "yum" in espanol ???...

"..Salma Hayek..."

as in,

"este burrito es Salma Hayek."

hillbilly said...

ant1, indeed, I knew that, I get a touch of the stupidity sometimes. It comes and goes, mainly comes.

it's fun, you'll love it

bikesgonewild said...

...commie canuk...

...i'd suggest "
Salma Hayek me da un burrito grande"
...

...& that's a wrap...wait, i mean...oh, just fuck it, never mind...

streepo said...

Ant1
guacamolested wins the innernets award today for being the first thing to make me spit my coffee all over the monitor. If I'd waited for a couple of hours, it would have been a beer.

Asterisk said...

Ant1,

I was curious also about Goucher. I tried the ING site for all listed runners and I tried a Google search. I did not find anything about her for yesterday.

*

ant1 said...

streepo,

a buddy of mine came up with that a while back, so i can't take credit. we even made some tshirts. they had a county fair theme and said "I got guacamolested at the something-or-other county tex-mex festival." with some stupid clip art design. we were very proud of ourselves.

Reed Enwright said...

Another peopleofwalmart bike.

Anonymous said...

Oh my God. Kara Goucher is so fucking hot.

wishiwasmerckx said...

Does this comment board kind of remind anyone else of an ant (the real kind, not the Atlanta kind)? Even with the head removed, the body obliviously labors on for a surprising lenght of time.

ant1 said...

you mean like a chicken running around with its head cut off?

frilly said...

Antoine, you're going to run a marathon? I did not realize you were so multi-talented. Very impressive.

urchin said...

I think for podium chasers, the Snob's absence makes this a points race. Go crazy.


Epic Burrito Prime--NOW!

Anonymous said...

bike snob, i think i love you.

just sayin' said...

Real burritos have four legs and follow mama burro around most of the time.

Bad Lawyer said...

http://www.velonews.com/article/99800/dr-thompson-is-found-guilty-of-all-counts-in-la-road-rage

LA doctor guilty on all counts.

bikesgonewild said...

...geee...sometimes even a bad lawyer is the bearer of good news...

Anonymous said...

Juan Pelota tweets: "Snob needs to train some more."

At what, exactly?

Bad Lawyer said...

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-cyclist3-2009nov03,0,761131.story

The LA Times update with pic of Dr. Thompson being taken into custody to await sentencing. While I normally don't celebrate the bad news in the sense of a criminal conviction--as a cyclist, the picture of De. Thompson being placed into cuffs sends precisely the right message.

Kristin said...

Just came across your blog and got a huge kick out of it- so creative! And, I have to say, I hope your next post includes a photo of your burrito costume.

http://excerpts-kristin.blogspot.com/

CommieCanuck said...

so, I wonder, if Snob is out in California and gets run down by a doctor in an Infiniti...how long will it take us to notice he's gone?

and, what's the sound of one hand making guacamole?

CommieCanuck said...

I'm sure it sounds nothing like this.

ant1 said...

Frilly - I signed up to be one the volunteer cyclists that escort the wheelchair racers during their marathon. I'm not the running type.

J. Jonah Jameson said...

Oops!!

Snob's cover decisively blown?

JJJ said...

Nope!

Snob is too wily for the likes of Seth Harrison...

ant1 said...

ant1st!

Bad Lawyer said...

That's not Snob--no chicken suit!

Anonymous said...

snob IS a burrito, dressed like a man in a chicken suit.

Reed Enwright said...

Bart Knaggs?

frilly said...

Reed, I don't think so. In the race vs. the smart car, Snob's hair looked either black or really dark brown. And he doesn't strike me as the type to dip into the peroxide.

Good on ya, Antoine!

Anonymous said...

Its only Tuesday and was missing my Snob-fix. Decided to check the comments. Nice to see all the usual suspects alive and well. Tnx for the laughs...

nsfra2 said...

The Snob got a shout out in the 11/09 issue of Wired!

Wes said...

Good to see you here too Anon.

Stupid Name said...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/armstrongs-custom-designed-bikes-raise-dollar-1-25-million

Doesn't anybody find this all too weird?.

• Damien Hirst: Bike decorated a bike with real butterflies and used in Tour de France stage 21 to Paris. $500,000
• Brian Donnelly: KAWS painted bike. Used at the Milano-Sanremo and the first stage of Castilla y León, where Armstrong crashed and broke his collarbone. $160,000
• Yoshitomo Nara: Painted by Japanese modern artist and used at Tour de France Annecy time trial stage. $200,000
• Shepard Fairey: "Hope" bike honouring Barack Obama's presidential campaign and used at Giro d'Italia. $110,000
• Kenny Scharf: Designed with planets and comets, and used at the Giro d'Italia time trial stages. $45,000
• Marc Newson: "Speed Concept" design used at Tour de France time trial stage in Monaco. $110,000
• Trek's all-black "Stolen bike" built for Tour of California. Thieves stole the bike, but later returned it. $130,000

It is sort of sick, when you consider the money, I now feel sorry for mocking the $8000 Felt.

Sorry Mr. Stoessel, there seems to be a market for seriously expensive recycled bikes.

I must now go out and consume.

sadsacksucka said...

the hirst will refetch atleast the cost...

cant say much for the rest

Anonymous said...

a long lone winter

weight loss said...

this is so cool!!!

Bad Lawyer said...

Giro d'Italia starting in Washington D.C.--now, that would be totally epic! http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/giro-ditalia-considers-start-in-washington-dc

ant1 said...

the transfer back to italy would be epic, unless they recommissioned a concorde.

Anonymous said...

yes... a concorde on CERA... it would make washington-milan in 2 hours

Asterisk said...

Some great letters in response to the verdict in the LA road rage incident.

http://www.velonews.com/article/99820/the-mailbag---anger-and-time-to-think-about--lessons-

*

Asterisk said...

Giro starting in Washington DC?

It's one thing for the dominant sports leage in the US, the NFL, to hold games in the UK to expand its already strong base.

It's quite another when a secondary event (second to the TdF), plagued with sponsor lack of confidence, considers about crossing the Atlantic. The organizers must be desperate.

*

CommieCanuck said...

Some great letters in response to the verdict in the LA road rage incident.

I'm happy they went after the "jail time is a bit too much" asshole.

One of the VN letters may have come from a certain acerbic comment poster.

CommieCanuck said...

Giro starting in Washington DC?

The 2008 TDF almost started in Quebec City, to correspond with the 400th anniversary. It fell through at the 11th hour, most likely the Quebecois whining to the French about not being French enough. They probably demanded all riders wear berets and carry baguettes in their bottle cages.

frilly said...

I'd tote my cookies to DC for that.

ant1 said...

CC - is your last name Dong?

hillbilly said...

They've been trying to have it start in Central Park for a couple of years, until people with brains stepped in and realized what a, albeit epic, idiotic undertaking that would be.

Asterisk said...
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Asterisk said...

Ant1,

Good guess. Curious to read what CC answers.

*

Asterisk said...

CC,

At least Quebec City has a thematic connection to the TdF. Still, transferring cross an ocean in the middle of a Grand Tour?

*

Anonymous said...

New to this site.

Can anyone tell me what RTMS stands for?

bikesgonewild said...

...NOPE...

Bad Lawyer said...

BSNYC-commentariat at the Giro d'Italia DC-prologue! Holee guacamole!

wishiwasmerckx said...

Anon 1:38, "RTMS" is an acronym for a phrase in Latin, which when translated, reads: "Kara Goucher is fucking HOT!"

Anonymous said...

Per the rules from August for starting races, quite an elite podium of BGW, BL, and wiwm.

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

And WIWM,

Yes, she definitely is.

Anonymous said...

Commie Canuck
Your Posts are the bomb-
Berets and baguettes... hilarious.

Anonymous said...

I just figured it out, Bike Snob NYC is Alex Rodriguez. Think about it, he is on vacation for two away games. No way he could bike commute to Philly and back everyday.

Mystery solved.

CommieCanuck said...

CC - is your last name Dong?

Oh, I wish.

Stupid Name said...

Does that mean we will have a competitive sport in DC in June?

ant1 said...

don't we all CC, don't we all.

Anonymous said...

stupid name,
don't be hating on those 'skins

leroy said...

Anon 1:38 --

RTMS stands for Ridley Trek Merckx Specialized.

It's a subliminal advertising thing.

According to my subconscious.

If you'd prefer an explanation from the conscious, try:

http://bsexplanation.blogspot.com/2009_05_01_archive.html

Stupid Name said...

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/429358/armstrong-s-damien-hirst-bike-fetches-half-million.html

I bet Felt feels very inferior now, I think it is time for a campy 12.

Sorry, dont mean to say that the skins are the future, and wont mbe competitive in 2010.

Klaus Mohn said...

i hate bike chic?
Pennsylvania gets pwned yet again.

CommieCanuck said...

Does that mean we will have a competitive sport in DC in June?

I thought pork-barelling and corruption were competitive sports.
Go DC Hogs! Suuueee!

Anonymous said...

...I think it's snob on page 57 of this month's Bicycling magazine. He's the one with the Bianchi over his shoulder. He's always talking about them in his posts, kind of a reverse psychology thing going on here...

Asterisk said...

In relation to Snob's brillian insights about the cycling industry and to the sale of an LA bike at auction:

When vendors introduce features that are, for almost all of us, overkill, and when a bike sells for half a mil just because of who rode it once, how do you conlude otherwise than the whole industry has jumped the shark?

If someone has a different take, please let me know.

Thank goodness riding itself, and the camraderie that is part of it, is such a pure joy.

*

ant1 said...

*, i'm not familiar with damien hirst or his artwork, but there is a possibility that the bike sold for that much because it is a damien hirst. not trying to dismiss the value of lance's ass sweat, though, just throwing out hypotheses.

wishiwasmerckx said...

I have an alternate theory. Perhaps in the twisted world of art-bike collecting, a saddle touched by a single testicle is more desirable and valuable than a saddle soiled by two?

Asterisk said...

Ant1 & WishIwasMerckx,

Perhaps Snob can interview Juan Pelota himself and obtain answers to your theories.

*

bikesgonewild said...

...at this juncture, i can't tell if the comments as regards the "art bikes" are feigned ignorance or what but it would seem that the whole fucking point of having an auction of juan pelota's arsenal is simply to raise money for the livestrong organization...

...it's obviously not about the bikes real monetary value but what they're worth in sentimental value to those wealthy enough to make a major contribution to a worthy cause...

...(& fuck you whether you support "his" cause or not...what it's ultimately about is the eradication of cancer...'enuff said ???...thank you)...

...anyway, i'd have thought this was glaringly obvious but, hey, what do i know ???...

Anonymous said...

BGW = Dr. Obvious, who has just graced us with a house call.

CommieCanuck said...

(& fuck you whether you support "his" cause or not...what it's ultimately about is the eradication of cancer...'enuff said ???...thank you).

I think LIVESTRONG is more about the promotion of Armstrong than eradicating cancer. He could have used his celebrity to support many cancer societies already in existence. As it stands, he competes with them. They also have dirty secrets -like the IRS has talked to them about their charitable status because of their extreme (40% some years)overheads, and the questionable spending regarding his publicists. Livestrong is on charitywatch's shitlist.

Armstrong is part owner of FRS energy drinks. A portion of every case sold is donated to Livestrong.

Exactly 10 cents on every $56 case.

Now tell me Lance gives a shit about eradicating cancer.

frilly said...

I read Lance's twitter just like the rest of the world. One thing I have questioned is that he's always flying on a private jet to this country and that country to speak to some prime minister or president for an hour or two. I can't help but think it would be a hell of a lot more cost efficient to have that conversation via web or teleconference. But then I guess there wouldn't be a photo opp.

visegripmikey said...

New post:

http://visegripmikey.blogspot.com/

bikesgonewild said...

...like i said, commie " fuck you whether you support "his" cause or not"...i assumed (correctly) that you'd be one a' the first to chime in...

...if you wanna play bottom line, then please, "show me the money" that you've raised for a similar cause & i'll not only shut up but i'll be the first to offer you a formal apology...

...as for the snide "clever" "anonymous" commentator...nice to meet someone who has complete faith in the intelligence of those who post on blog-sites, especially the 'anon' ones...right back at ya, dr oblivious...

hillbilly said...

speaking of texas, nytimes

NYT NEWS ALERT: Army Confirms 7 Dead and 20 Injured in Shooting at Fort Hood in Texas

article briefly mentions the "stress of fighting 2 wars"

indeed.

mikeweb said...

One thing I do like is that Lance and Livestrong support Obama's health insurance reform efforts (I signed their petition). Oops! There goes Lance's potential Republican political career! Too bad, that would've been amusing to watch...

wishiwasmerckx said...

Holy smokes, guys. Our leader is gone for a few days, and soon we are eating each other. This is "Lord of the Flies" stuff. CC & BGW, I still love you both. Is the moon still full or something?

visegripmikey said...

Gotta say, this is wildly entertaining - much better than Party of Five

mikeweb said...

hillbilly, Like Churchill said: "Never... was so much owed by so many to so few."

and unfortunately these days, never have so many forgotten about the sacrifices of the few.

WIWM, please no talk of eating each other, this is a family chat. And zombie season has passed.

mikeweb said...

BTW, I'm going to this Greg Lemond chat/ meet-and-great thingamabob tonight.

visegripmikey said...

...Though I suppose ain't no one here Neve Campbell

ant1 said...

mikey - there are rumors out there that bikesnob is actually neve campbell.

bikesgonewild said...

...wishiwasmerckx...

...when the cat's away,
the rat's will play
to grab n' stab
n' make each other pay...

Visegripmikey said...

BSNYC is Neve Campbell - well that explains the chicken suit! And shit, "his" wheelbrows match Neve!

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