Tuesday, March 15, 2011

BSNYC Field Trip: Smugness in Seattle

This past weekend, I visited the soggy metropolis of Seattle for its eponymous Bicycle Expo, and I am still wringing out my socks. If you're unfamiliar with Seattle, it is the city in Washington that unleashed both Amazon.com and Starbucks upon the world, and her charming residents are characterized by their good nature as well as by their nearly crippling inferiority complex when it comes to anything having to do with Portland, OR. During my stay in Seattle I saw our lifegiving sun for a grand total of exactly nineteen seconds, and I am still suffering from a case of seasonal affective disorder of nearly Finnish proportions.

This was not for want of hospitality mind you, and I was incredibly well-treated by the Cascade Bicycle Club, who invited me to the Expo and who furnished me with a loaner bike that was a good deal better than adequate for getting around the city, though perhaps not as effective as a canoe might have been given the precipitation:

My only complaint was the Koobi saddle, which felt almost exactly like sitting on those metal factory rollers.

Cascade also furnished me with a helmet so that I might be in compliance with Seattle's draconian and Fredly mandatory bicycle helmet laws, and it looked like this:

Not only was the Top Gear dorktastic head-protecting device designed by the same artist responsible for the album art on Duran Duran's Rio, but the makers also saw fit to include a sticker indicating which end of it was the "front" to spare the disoriented wearer any further potential embarrassment:

Best of all, Cascade provided me with positively top-shelf accommodations:

The only catch was that I also had to act as a chaperone to a bunch of nerdy schoolkids.

As with any bike show, the real action is outside, and when I arrived at the Expo's valet bike parking (provided by Bike Works) I marveled at the assortment of human-powered conveyances that were on display:

There were corny saddlebags and vertical bar ends as far as the eye can see:

I thought I had died and gone to "Cockie" heaven:

There were also cyclocross bikes with carbon tubular wheelsets:

And smugness flotillas:

And polo bikes:



And even a tandem:


Which was for sale:


As much as I wanted to experience the "Power of Two," sadly I was only one person, and a soggy one at that. So I parked my loaner bike and my Top Gear helmet in the 1987-Threw-Up-On-My-Head colorway next to a pair of unicycles:

And headed into the Expo itself:

My first order of business was to figure out what time I went on the REI stage, brought to you by REI, an REI production, and so I consulted the schedule:

Evidently I was the bland and flavorless luncheon meat between the two slices of white bread that were Axel Merckx and a bicycle-themed fashion show (as well as a member of the "Laughing At Ourselves" panel, because nothing is funnier than talking about comedy). I was also early, and the much-anticipated "Bike Maintenance Basics" show had only just gotten underway:


The crowd stared in rapt amazement as the presenter demonstrated how to fix a flat:

It was like a "Bicycling" magazine article come to life, and I may very well suggest to the editors of that magazine that they consider a "collabo" with David Mamet. I can imagine Aaron Eckart or Ed Harris or some other similarly masculine actor in the lead role. "Got a tight bead? Boo-fucking-hoo. Work that fucking tire lever, you feeble Fred!" I'm sure it would be an off-Broadway sensation. (I'd suggest they workshop it in Portland first, but half the audience would probably cry.)

Figuring I'd better take in some of the show before it was my turn to bore people, I tore myself away from the flat fix clinic and headed over to the biggest collection of classic bike porn I've ever seen:


Retro-grouches were practically wetting their wool in excitement:

There were Masis:

And Paramounts:


And primitive Campagnolo rod shifters being pointed at by disembodied hands:


Speaking of Campy, did you know that brakeless hipsters love Delta brakes?

It's true, they do--though it may just be because they don't work.

I was also shocked to learn that Specialized actually didn't invent the concept of cyclocross when they launched their "Tricross" line:

And that before they became a clearinghouse for stupid MASH "collabos," Cinelli actually made bicycles:


And that smugness existed long before I got a Big Dummy:

Sooner or later though you've got to heed the call of the present (unless you're serial retrogrouch and über-curmudgeon Jobst Brandt) and so I tore myself away from the classic bike porn, only to find that the present was simply copying the past. Here's an "homage" to the Bridgestone XO-1, a bicycle highly coveted by the wool-socks-with-sandals set:

This would explain the animatronic Grant Petersen I had seen at the Roboquest Camp-In.

Of course, we all know the measure of a man is the "beefiness" of his bottom bracket, though in rainy Seattle it's also the length of his mudflaps:

I didn't have the heart to tell them that their mudflaps were tiny by Portland standards, and that by the time the typical Portlander gets to Powell's Books his mudflap is still on the Hawthorne Bridge.

This booth got me very excited:

Until I realized they weren't offering free Bar Mitzvahs and were instead displaying a glove that attaches to your handlebar instead of your hand:

Dejected, I threw my tallis in the trash and continued on.

Fortunately, while the Expo may have neglected the faithful, they didn't forget the Freds, thanks to the dazzling Hall of Mirrors:

I understand CycleAware is working on a new helmet mirror that will allow you to safely admire the graphic of your own Primal jersey while you ride.

Speaking of Freds, the more ambitious ones like to hire coaches, and the Wenzel Coaching booth featured a man riding eternally on rollers:

I suppose this was meant to demonstrate how Wenzel Coaching will thoroughly domesticate you by breaking your will and your spirit--and if they're not successful, they'll lock you inside this device, which they simply call "The Reconditioner":


This look only means one thing: "You're next":


Speaking of breaking one's spirit, I would imagine forcing someone to demonstrate "butt cream" all weekend would also be a pretty good method:


Anyway, it was getting close to showtime for me, which I knew because the woman with the red bag was pointing at her watch, and I'm pretty sure she actually said, "We better get the hell out of here before that BSNYC douchebag goes on":


So I high-tailed it to the stage, rushing right past the Renovo booth:

Reovo, of course, makes wooden bikes for some reason, and as you can see they were displaying their latest model called "The Chair."

I also ran through the section I call the "Bamboo Ghetto," which has evidently now become a bike show staple:

In any case, my solo presentation was well-attended, though the Laughing at Ourselves panel was somewhat less of a draw and had people sleeping and checking their smartphones with excitement:

That evening, I made the obligatory post-Expo party rounds, but once the drunken thumb-wrestling matches broke out I knew that was my signal to retire to the Roboquest:


Seattle was an unfamiliar city, but fortunately I had the Space Needle to orient myself:

It's surprisingly creepy in person--which is probably what the people who came to my talk said about me.

In any case, the next morning it was time to return to the Expo, and the Cascade Bicycle Club had organized a ride:

I'd like to say that all of these people came out to ride with me, but the truth is most of them are waiting for the bus.

There was an impressive assortment of bicycles though:

Including a Big Dummy outfitted for dual child-portaging and which, in smugness terms, thoroughly dwarfed my own:


On the way to the Expo we did some sightseeing, and it probably won't surprise you that Seattle is so wet they've just said "Fuck it" and put a fountain in their velodrome:


We also happened upon a DeLorean show:


The owner seemed affable, though he's doubtless one more "Hey, that's the 'Back To The Future' car!" comment away from punching somebody in the mouth:

Then we hit the lovely and scenic waterfront:


Savored the view:


And arrived at the Expo, where the stage was set for me to bore anybody I hadn't already bored yesterday:


Retreating behind the scrim, I changed into my chicken suit and performed my customary pre-show ritual:


I then stepped onto the stage, where I was pelted with rotten fruit.

It wasn't all bad, though, and someone did slip me this after the show:

Sure, Sally is a man who works for Raleigh, but I was flattered nonetheless. I also figured I had a few hours before it was time to leave town, and I tried every area code in Washington State before finally giving up.

I think the number may be a fake.

137 comments:

samh said...

Adam West as Batman said, "Don't dip your oar in this sordid sea, Dick. You might be besmirched."

Esteemed Commenter DaddoOne said...

two

wishiwasmerckx said...

Podium!

g-roc said...

Robbed.

Three Speed said...

Geese.

mikeweb said...

Jet lag tag.

Nice samh!

Anonymous said...

Bitches

ant1 said...

ant1st!

Anonymous said...

I would take the DeLorean apart and look for little white bags...

I am a kranky engine said...

Thank god you are back

hillbilly said...

welcome back to the home of the big skanky

Chazu said...

Doucheblog cross pollination is evident.

samh said...

BTW, I just got hold of Sally and she's pissed at you for not calling.

Surly Bastard said...

Ton ten... not quite. Had to read the whole thing first. Great stuff Snob, glad you're back. When's the trip to Portlandia?

wishiwasmerckx said...

Snobbie, you only have about 12 years left to plan Eben, Jr.'s Bar Mitzvah. I am glad that you are getting an early start on things.

crosspalms said...

Welcome back! I got in touch with my inner Martha Stewart over the weekend by taking off the silver SKS fenders and putting on new cream-colored ones. Next colorway fetish will probably be bar tape. It's a sickness.

Rocky Mountain Chuck said...

Congrats Snob on spreading your love and whatever else all over Seattle (Vancouver's river sandal).

Love the photos, though I felt awkward in viewing the two unicycles "doing it".

I love my Bar Mitts by the way.

SLAM said...

Welcome back snob, don't ever go again to another country or at sea.

Long flaps are good for your followers for we get less spit.

Anonymous said...

Today I drove my V-8 truck across the street to a strip mall to pick up a subway sandwich. I then got back into said truck to drive across the same parking lot to pick up some Rx at the big box drugstore. I then drove back to work across the street. Whew. I'm exhausted just writing about it.

Happy to return to a Snob post. All is right in the world. SANS Japan.

mikeweb said...

I understand CycleAware is working on a new helmet mirror that will allow you to safely admire the graphic of your own Primal jersey while you ride.

I suspect this may be their downfall. The number of lawsuits due to irreversible retina burns will surely put them out of business.

g-roc said...

Snob, thanks for boring me on Saturday - and defacing my book ... Oh, and for converting my excitement to disappointment ... and for not posting any photos where I may have inadvertently been lurking in the background.

ken e. said...

BARM ITTS

OBA said...

You should know it's not the size of your tallis, but the length of your tzizit that counts with the sheyna meidls.

shu-sin said...

it actually looks like that big dummy is outfitted for triple child portaging, not double... note the seatpost mounted handlebars! to reach that level of smugness, you have to adopt two kids right away.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure your Peugeot "cyclocross" bike has centerpull mounts, not cantilever mounts.

mimi torchia boothby watercolorsq said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Seattle, I enjoyed your report!

Jason said...

Just what I needed after a long absence of cynicism in my life. Glad you're back!

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Wow! I read this post with rapt amazement.

If that seatpost pack with sharks teeth is not epic I don't know what is.

Ildiko Introitus said...

I notice there aren't hardly any women posting here anymore. No Frilly, no Jolene, not even that hussy Miss Muff. Even Liz Hatch doesn't comment anymore.

Why is this? It's because you have created a hostile environment around here, that's why. You guys are a bunch of porn-hawking animals.

It has made me very insecure about the size of my breasts.

I may just sue you.

Aw fuck it. I'm calling the cops...

Anonymous said...

DELO REAN

Marcel Da Chump said...

As an avowed retro-grouch, I must say- thanks for wetting my wool.

Admiral Longpour said...

Taking mudflaps to a higher level: http://teamjva.com/?p=338

Anonymous said...

< seasonal affective disorder of nearly Finnish proportions >

The last bunch of Finns that I met were quite cheerful.....but maybe that's because they weren't in Finland....

hey nonny mouse

lil said...

Sorry I didn't get to meet you when you stopped by Blue Steel Sports. I think my assistant (aka my son) survived spirit in tact - we just have to have fun with the whole butt cream thing! Anyway, please let your readers know that if they email me at lil@bluesteelsports.com and send me an address I will mail them a couple of our Singles packs so they can try out our cream for themselves.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

"Butt Cream" and "Singles Pack" all in one comment is just a little too much for me. I'm pretty open minded but I have to draw a line somwhere.

Anonymous said...

In re. absolutely nothing ... the article linked (I hope) below, assuming that it is not an early April 1 story, has surely the potential to be the funniest 'cycling' story of the year.

http://road.cc/content/news/32360-£70000-funding-secured-cycling-opera…-cast-thousands

Anonymous said...

Damn ... din't work, innit? Oh well, anyone interested can find it easily enough.

Hairy-legged roadie said...

Your habit of redacting your name from pics is motivating me to stalk you, since anyone that preciously paranoid deserves to live in fear.

Picture me like Bobo Justus from The Grifters, with a bag of oranges in one hand and a lit cigar in the other.

403 Forbidden said...

metal rollers?
http://bit.ly/dPrfsb

Salty and Sore said...

@ Ildiko Introitus-

Sorry.

The team's been....

...errrr...




... busy.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad I missed the bamboo ghetto. Bamboo bikes are answering a question that nobody's asking.

Salty and Sore said...

Snobbie rode my old commute! So glad to see it so lovingly portrayed. Sorry that it wasn't out in it's full sunshine regalia. When you're heading south on that trail in a sunny moment, the view is pretty amazing for about 300 yards.

It's a city rule, though, that we can only show tourists that route when it's raining out. Otherwise, no one would believe that Portland is the Yin to our Yang.

Marcel Da Chump said...

Bravo, recumbent conspiracy theorist.
From now on my comments will adhere to strict moral standards. Maybe that'll bring the hoochies back, er, I mean...the ladies.

Anonymous said...

PATRICK NAGEL IS DEAD!! Have some respect.

http://bit.ly/Jh5Qq

Anonymous said...

Nice to see a pic of my commute route. It's actually quite a nice view once you get past the train yard and next to the water. This morning I witnessed a Bald Eagle with a pigeon in its claws being harrassed by seagulls. NW urban wildlife at it's best.

ringcycles said...

It seems that long mud flaps are like the goatee to a pair of wheelbrows.

Anonymous said...

Dear Craig Calfee,
Please stop making ridiculous bamboo bikes. They are pointless, ugly and ride like crap. You are just jumping on the sustainability bandwagon and soaking the consumer in the process. It is not innovatinve in the least. Please stop.

Regards,
Every Cyclist in the World

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your saddle woes: no wonder you focussed on the butt cream guy.

PawnShop said...

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to change into some dry wool.

Anonymous said...

"Sooner or later though you've got to heed the call of the present (unless you're serial retrogrouch and über-curmudgeon Jobst Brandt)"

Dipping into the current over at wreck.bike, I learn that Mr. Brandt has broken his leg in what was described as a one-bike crash. Some info:

"Jobst will be going home today, March 10th, from the rehab. His left leg is still not weight-bearing, so he's in a wheel-chair and using a walker for short distances. He'll have 24-hour care at home.
He had a stroke in the hospital, and his short-term memory is still poor--he didn't remember that he was going home today when I spoke to him last night. Months in the hospital make that sort of thing worse, so things may improve when he's back home."

Best wishes for recovery to the retro-grouch.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonymous 3:52pm,

I didn't realize--that's awful! Best wishes indeed.

--BSNYC

Wild Bill said...

I rode with Snobby to the Sunday Expo in Seattle. He was nice and all, but I was disappointed that more women didn't show up to fawn all over him. He is disarmingly handsome if you were unaware. I was hoping to catch some of his cast offs. Perhaps he was too intimidating in that helmet. Oh well.

Also, when we rode through puddles, he screamed like a child and put his feet on the bars to keep them from getting wet. Sad really.

fillet brazed said...

That Peugeot looks like it has the posts for center pull brakes brazed on. Light!

BTW, best 'cross junker ever made is a 70's Peugeot's. Flexible, light and take brazed-on posts easily. The long-forgotten benefits of the sled-like geometry will make you faster than JPow!

Just bend the fork back after the hard rides!

Nebraska bike commuter (non d.w.i. edition) ) said...

Snob is back; happy birthday to me. (and Frilly)

Terre Haute Karl said...

Seems like an appropriate city for a stainless steel car show.

BARM ITTS

Cycles J Bryant said...

Umm, You mis-spelled "crabon"

g-roc said...

Hey Recumbent Conspiracy Theorist, thanks a lot. Now I don't want to use that sample I picked up from the show. Although, if I do, I'll write up a full review which I imagine will contain the phrase "vertically lubricular yet laterally griptastic."

yogisurf said...

Love the hall of mirrors. I was momentarily mez-more-ized. Great post.

Anonymous said...

Watch it boys
Dropped my brass knuckles
Full on moose knuckles

And a posse of cameltoe

wishiwasmerckx said...

Ildiko (if that's your real name), I, too, am insecure about the size of my breasts. In fact, the only reason I ride my bike is to lose enough weight to keep my man-boobies down to an A cup.

my2hands said...

@Wild Bill,

Hmm...I thought I was the only one that did that over puddles.

wishiwasmerckx said...

P.S. Frilly certainly could take care of herself.

What ever happened to Anna Zed?

Eli said...

you can see the top of my white cycling capped head in this pic YAY!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AyrL9n2GBzw/TX986xl9uEI/AAAAAAAATi4/yAkz858iTsE/s1600/stage%2Bday%2Bii.JPG

Anonymous said...

Actually we are doing better up here in FINLAND right now: last week the mercury got up above freezing and for the first time since the first week of November I saw black asfalt on the road, with no ice over it.

We really do sympathize with your troubles this winter. but your worse possible scenarios are normal for us and for at least three months a year.

Now we await the summer and the midnight sun. We all all a bit creazy here. Have to be.

Thanks for mentioning us!!!

Dan O said...

The Renovo chair - nice! I don't get the wooden frame deal. Plus termites scare me.

I attended part of your second "show" while eating the exploding overpriced chicken giro over a garbage can.

I thought about asking a stupid question during the Q&A session, something like "Do you approve of heavy petting on the first date?" I then chickened out - in the literal and giro sense.

I hope you enjoyed our typical winter weather. Hip waders optional.

PawnShop said...

Is it true that David Byrne doesn't own a Delorean? It just seems weird that someone like him wouldn't.

PawnShop said...

I loved riding my bamboo bike at first. Problem is, it'd double in size every couple of weeks. Now I live in it, and will continue to until I can't afford the property taxes.

PawnShop said...

Tried some of that butt cream on my hands, and it made them really, really soft. Then my fingers started excreting feces, so I threw the rest away.

Anonymous said...

they did and they do... :D

http://s1.directupload.net/file/d/2464/7dbh9o93_jpg.htm

Anonymous said...

I dunno....maybe the Peugeot's pivots are for Mafac cantis? (the ones that tandem-y people like?)

Makes sense given the country of origin. (mmmm, roquefort....)

hey nonny mouse

ChilliConCarnage said...

Wait - that's ME in the picture about the retro grouches wetting themselves.

Never mind that I ride carbon, own absolutlely no wool garments, and have a very shy bladder.

Perhaps my buddy Pete, in the yellow, would qualify as a retro-grouch, since he rides Davis Phinney's old 7-11 bike from the 80s (yes, Phinney Sr.'s actual race bike!), but he also rides a matching Look carbon bike like I have.

OK - I'll admit that we both rode steel into the show that day, since both of our rain bikes are made of the ferrous material, and it was pouring buckets that morning, but my main rides are both plastic and anti-retro-grouchy!

Anonymous said...

remind me why anyone would live in Seattle? It would be like living in your shower.

bikesgonewild said...

...anon 3:30pm...

...speak for yourself, dipshit & only yourself...

...while craig calfee will admit that his earliest bamboo bikes were a publicity stunt, craig has spent his own money throughout the years traveling to ghana, africa, to teach the locals how to build cargo bikes...

...various world organizations & individuals concerned about the fate of africa in the long run have encouraged him to do so because of the various aspects involved for the local populous...jobs, transportation, even the pride that comes with creating a valid product...

...i'd also suggest that as far as opening your uninformed mouth to say "...they ride like crap..." that you look into the dampening qualities of bamboo...

...& "...jumping on the sustainability bandwagon..." ???...that's fucking crass...craig built his first group of bamboo bikes back in '95 & spoke of sustainability back then...long before any of these other companies came along...

...you need to do some serious research, you fucking clown...

...your ignorance is only exceeded by stupidity...that is a fact...

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize the Unabomber had been released on the terms that he showcase recumbents on a travelling show.
You people have a seriously fucked up judicial system.

Marcel Da Chump said...

If you don't like bamboo bikes, try Ez- Wider.
And for indoor training, Bong Bikes!

Dave t said...

Snob - do you ever wear a helmet, if so what brand is it??

JDH said...

What's a helmet?

Sarah P said...

well I'm no Liz Hatch, however I'll tell you boys I don't have a problem with my breasts.

bikesgonewild said...

...oh, ya ???...lemme see...

g-roc said...

ChilliConCarnage, you know when you put it that way, it sounds ridiculous, and I mean ridiculous in that everyone who owns both does it.

If I ever get a plastic bike, I'll save it for the rain so my steel bikes don't have to rust.

Dick Dastardly said...

Not only is Snob a superb blogger; he also has a super hero
power: The ability to disarm you with his handsomeness.

Anonymous said...

Kinda new to your blog, but I have to say this post was truly 'epic'.
Also, with: 'This booth got me very excited:
Until I realized they weren't offering free Bar Mitzvahs and were instead displaying a glove that attaches to your handlebar instead of your hand', you did Rodney Dangerfield proud. BADA-BING! Hilarious.

Felix said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/555_(telephone_number)

Anonymous said...

Then stay home you fucking hack! The deloreans were for the St. paddys day parade. What do you offer to society?

Portlandpeopleeater said...

"Fuck it" and put a fountain in their velodrome." Entire post was hilarious.

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Michael said...

The front of the helmet must be labelled. I saw a couple wearing their helmets backwards last year. Their foreheads were very well protected.

John DeLorean said...

I believe we hava a strong front-runner, in Anon 2:54, for this month's Humorless Twit Award.

wishiwasmerckx said...

Anon 3:30,

...and your mother dresses you funny, too...

wishiwasmerckx said...

Anon3:30,

...and your mother dresses you funny, too...

Anonymous said...

Cancelara´s equipment:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/nygaard-dismisses-reports-of-cancellaras-innovative-bearings-system

Anonymous said...

Classic commentary, Snob. I laughed, I cried, I had to use the bathroom.

BTW - that peugeot was sweet. If only it was a 21" frame. Great porn.

BTW - come to the lehigh valley velodrome bike swap in May. Amazing bike porn.

cycle

A said...

The owner of the bike that had the bag with the shark's teeth on it told me that the purpose of it was to scare off dogs!

Pontius Pilate said...

HAIL CSZR

Forgot to set my sundial for daylight saving time.

-P.P.

Arnold said...

Bike Snob NYC alone was worth the price of admission! ($10 + $2 bike parking) Viz:
http://tinyurl.com/BSNYC2011Seattle

Anonymous said...

Clearly the gentleman in the HTC jersey is wearing his "rally cap." Undoubtedly hoping that the Manx Missle will recover from his crap early season to win at MSR.

Anonymous said...

That peogot..with the braze ons?..I have only seen it done for the really light race bikes..like for the mountains..MAFAC--2000 or possibly competition, you can tell the mounts are not for the criterium or HC5 model cantilevers becuase the front mounts are alomost on the forkcrown. If you look at photos Jacques Anquietil you can see that some of his time trial bikes had this set up, it saves the weight of the bolt and the backing plate(brake frame) plus the brakes work a little better..That bike looks like what Thevent rode in the 1980 TdF..
keep up the good work ..lots of tailwinds..and few flats to you..

shaq!! said...

100th!!! Suckaz!!!

mark wyatt said...

You should come to Iowa and blog about RAGBRAI.

mark wyatt said...

You should come to Iowa and blog about RAGBRAI.

mark wyatt said...

You should come to Iowa and blog about RAGBRAI.

robert said...

Sorry you blacked out my phone number....I need to sell that tandem from the bike expo.....

robert said...

Sorry you blacked out my phone number....I need to sell that tandem from the bike expo.....

familyride said...

I was so bummed to miss your presentation :( But I'm in one of your photos (behind the woman checking her watch) so that almsot makes up for it.

darkroots said...

were they selling those "front" stickers for your helmet? i need to get me one of those.

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Anonymous said...

Damn, I wish I had read this post sooner, as I was also visiting Seattle that weekend. I could have skipped out on my responsibilities and watched bike comedy instead of walking around the city for three days in the pouring rain.

By the way, if you saw several large soggy groups of Canadian students walking around the city staring at buildings (and DeLoreans) ... that was me.

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Todd said...

Let me get this right. Cascade flies you out, probably pays you, and you rip them on your blog. Classy!

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"by their nearly crippling inferiority complex when it comes to anything having to do with Portland, OR."

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