Thursday, March 17, 2011

Watershed Moment: The Truth is Out There

Greetings, and welcome to ShedSnobNYC, Brooklyn, NY's fourth-most popular blog about sheds and shed culture. Today's post will concern the ongoing debate as to whether chicken coops are technically sheds, and if they should be allowed to take part in Critical Shed Mass gatherings. (Fifth Wednesday of every month--be there!) First, though, a word from our new sponsor, the Mizone Delicious Beverage Manufacturing Concern:



I was actually alerted to the above commercial by a fellow Twittererer and Blogular Curatorator, and in it you may have noticed that the fellow with the underpants on his head is riding a fixed-gear freestyle bicycle equipped with a capacious pair of panniers:

Years ago, when the denizens of hipsterism began taking to fixed-gear bicycles en masse, many speculated as to what would come next once this notoriously fickle demographic tired of them. Would it be cyclocross bikes? Vintage road bikes? Recumbent unicycles? Well, few pundits at the time guessed that touring bikes would be the new fixie, but as I saw (and wish to Lob I could un-see) at Don Walker's Handmade Don Walker Show, this appears to be the case. This would also explain why, as evidenced in this commercial, panniers may be the new messenger bag. In any event, it's only a matter of time before Rivendell "drops" a bar-spinnable Quickbeam and the worlds of hipsterism and retrogrouchery collide in an explosion of cheap beer, wool socks, and beard hair.

Speaking of retrogrouchery, in Tuesday's post I mistakenly referred to this as a cyclocross bike:

Subsequently, a number of people who know more about bikes than I do were either kind or pedantic enough to point out that they are almost certainly centerpull mounts and not cantilever mounts--not that it matters, because whatever they are I plan to Dremel them off when I turn this into a sweet "fixie" conversion.

In the world of cycling, a "retrogrouch" is anybody who knows more than you, while a "Fred" is anybody who knows less.

Speaking of Freds, I wonder if their monthly newsletter "Bicycling" magazine (to which I contribute when the Spirit of Fredliness moves me) will cover the advent of the new "hipster touring" craze, though the staff may be too busy rubbing "embro" into each other:

You don't know shame until you've taken part in a "Bicycling" magazine office embrocation party. If you're lucky, you'll only ever experience the sensation in artistic short films. Also, psycho-sexual implications of the Fred-tastic "embro party" aside, I'm not sure it's a smart idea to go rubbing mysterious creams and lotions into yourself (or your co-workers) all will-nilly like that. Who knows what sort of deranged home chemists are whipping up questionable batches of embrocation in their bathtubs or toilet bowls and then sending them to "Bicycling" with dreams of fame and glory? Really, it seems only a notch less dangerous than drinking prison hooch. Don't they at least test that stuff on monkeys or domestic pros first?

(Yes, my helper monkey, Vito, did test questionable embrocations in his youth, but you do whatever you have to do when you're paying your own way through Bard College.)

Speaking of helper monkeys, you may recall that my ironic intern, Spencer Madsen actually resurfaced. Furthermore, he also promised a follow-up report of sorts on the infamous Mongoose Cachet track-like bicycle. Well, I'm pleased to report that this has not yet happened:

Nevertheless, like a Cat 4 road cyclist with a power meter, I remain eternally and delusionally hopeful.

On the other hand, pro cyclists actually need power meters. People also accuse them of using other less ethical performance-enhancing methods, such as drugs--or, in the case of Fabian Cancellara, tiny little motors. Now, they've gone beyond the motor and are saying he's using some kind of magic bearings:

When I first saw the above headline about the team saying Cancellara's bike is clean, I thought it just meant that they washed it, which hardly seemed newsworthy--though I can easily imagine Team LAY-uh-PURD sending out a press release because they'd just hosed down his Trek. However, this wasn't the case:

La Derniere Heure's story suggested Cancellara might have used the system of ball bearings offering gains of up to 2.5 seconds per kilometer since 2007.

Uh, wrong. Like, everybody knows that cyclists have had access to secret alien nanotechnology ever since the Roswell incident:


Clearly, Cancellara has been employing this extraterrestrial technology to great effect, along with a special ultra-viscous lubricant developed by the DuPont corporation especially for Mario Cipollini, who until then was copulating with such frequency and intensity that he had been forced to resort to 30 weight motor oil:

By the way, if you noticed that the alien and Cipollini bear a striking resemblance to one another, this is not a coincidence.

Anyway, ever since then this lubricant has been the "life's blood" of the peloton, and Cancellara and others have been smuggling it from race to race by storing it in their hair:

Paul Kimmage might have picked up on all this years ago if he hadn't been so busy rooting around in Lance Armstrong's trash.

In other news, a Tweeterer recently informed me that residents of Portland (the smugness capital of what realtors are now calling "Canada adjacent") are making their city better by donating money yoga to the poor:


Street Yoga, a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Ore., aims to help people struggling with homelessness, poverty, abuse, addiction and trauma by providing them with yoga classes and lessons in mindful breathing and compassionate communication.

This is great news. Now they can be homeless and limber.

Speaking of yoga, "57 Things" guy is a noted practitioner of the discipline of bending yourself (presumably mastering auto-fellatio would obviate his need for a mate, making him a perfect minimalist), and the above story inspired me to visit his website. Unfortunately though, most of his content is now subscriber-based, a very 1990s "Internet 1.0." business model that worked for pretty much nobody. I guess this makes sense though--as they say, "information wants to be free," so if follows that misinformation wants you to pay for it. He will let you read his bio, though:





Ev Bogue is a cybernetic yogi supporting mindfulness at the edge of human evolution.

I wonder how long it will be before he's forced to get a job and become a cybernetic barista at Starbucks supporting mindfulness by misspelling your name on a latte.

As for me, I prefer to let the Disembodied Hand of Fate guide me haplessly through life, and indeed I recently spotted a disembodied hand emanating from a Mercedes:


As you can imagine, I made sure not to be behind this vehicle when it got up to speed:


I'm not sure why he's not using straps of some kind, though perhaps he's a minimalist.

Lastly, the time-traveling t-shirt-wearing retro-Fred from the planet Tridork is well on track to become the cycling icon of the 21st century. Not only has a reader spotted him in a Mexican restaurant:

But this Mexican restaruant is in Australia of all places, so surely his appearance there is a sign of the apocalypse.

Meanwhile, another reader informs me he's also appearing on TVs, kind like Jesus appears in tortillas:

I think he may actually be Fabian Cancellara.

113 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cipo!

Anonymous said...

Cipo!

Anonymous said...

Cipo 3

Hans said...

Top five?

Anonymous said...

Pod-eee-yummm!

Anonymous said...

::Breakdances::

Anonymous said...

Here's to a "Dirk Hoffman Mobile Homes" sign completely blocking our view of the final sprint at Milan San Remo.

Anonymous said...

does Mizone help with radioactivity sickness?

Anonymous said...

I are bikes.

streepo said...

Speaking of the truth is out there, is it true that David Duchovny was mistakenly used as a downtube on a bamboo frame?

shu-sin said...

anyone got extra panniers for sale??? i'm willing to pay top bucks for 19th century vintage... my rene herse fixie conversion is almost complete... and my beard has been fertilized to grow faster than calfee's bamboo garden.

Anonymous said...

I liked the bit about Cipollini and the motor oil; I needed a good laugh.....

hey nonny mouse

Dave said...

The time-traveling t-shirt-wearing retro-Fred from the planet Tridork is really making me nervous with his ubiquitousness. But I would not mind being his agent.

samh said...

Already looking forward to the 5th Wednesday of the month.

Anonymous said...

Canada adjacent adjacent Street Yoga is smug upon smug upon smug enough to make a Portlandia episode. Hey, what ever happened to that show? First two were awesome. Next two were spotty. Last two, anyone? Anyone?

Anonymous said...

the 5th wednesday of this month is the 30th

Anonymous said...

We use a stock photo service at my work, and out of curiosity, I went on the hunt for Fred. Sure enough, I easily tracked him down. If it won't destroy his mystique too much, the photographer provides this information:

"A cyclist riding a bike on an open road in Macedonia
Photo taken on: August 27th, 2010"

Dan O said...

I practice yoga in a shed.

3G said...

It's all ball bearings these days!

crosspalms said...

"Minimalism was just confused cyborgs, cyborgs are just confused something else. We’re all rocketing towards something, we’re not sure what yet, but we are."

Charlie Sheen? Nope, 57 things guy again.

David said...

As a ball-bearing mammal (get it--ball-bearing = bearing balls hahahahohohoho) I am insanely jealous of Fabian's nifty hipster-like scarf. I'd trade a bearing for one, tho' not a ball bearing.

hillbilly said...

hubbahubba

fillet_brazed said...

at the edge of human evolution.

I didn't know evolution had edges. What shape is it? Throwing star? Crude stone arrowhead?

Which edge does this joker reside? Tea Partier edge? Unabomber edge? Liberal perpetually apologizing edge?

Clarification please, this is important.

ant1 said...

ant1st!

ringcycles said...

Judging from Ev Bogue's smug smirk, he has already mastered auto-fellatio.

Marcel Da Chump said...

The tubing decals on the Peugeot are Reynolds 531 Professional. Those brake mounts are brazed-on:Their color doesn't match the frame's. Seems like the owner of that frame wanted to modernize a vintage racing bike into a cyclocross racer. So, Snob, you're original post about the brakes is correct.
Happy St.Patrick's Day!
Cheers for the great Sean "toe clips"Kelly!

mikeweb said...

If I use a compass to get my bearings, what do I use to get my ball bearings?

John said...

The Grouch/Fred continuum supports my own parsing of motorists, in which anyone driving faster than me is a 'Crazy Asshole' and anyone driving slower than me is a 'Fucking Idiot'

Only those who divine the correct speed and follow me at a respectful distance earn my respect on the road.

I am the bearing less engine said...

Retro Fred photographed in 2010.
I bet he owns one of those time traveling deloreans, with a bike rack on top to transport his 1990's vintage bike.

xyxax said...

I thought Spencer was off at internment camp?

OBA said...

@ Marcel - nope, those are for old centerpulls a'la' Mafac Racer/Raid or Weinmann 610s or even DiaCompes. The new Paul Racers are an improved version of the Mafac Racer and were everywhere @ NAHBS.

g-roc said...

Snob, I withdraw my sarcasm from yesterday's remark when I thanked you for scaring me off my bike with yesterday's post. By not cycling anymore I will avoid the hipster ridicule of my tour bike, non-hipster-approved panniers and it's un-hip rider. My universe is back in balance. I think I'll sign up for a yoga class now. Ommm ...

crosspalms said...

Not just any panties, Ev Bogue's panties.

Ryan said...

Touring bikes are the new fixed gears?

It can't be.

Too expensive.

They already have aloyal following well ito their 40s who can spend $1,000 on a 1989 Trek 520 and another $1,000 fixing them up.

Hipsters don't even have jobs.

Buffalo Bill said...

Cowabunga!

mikeweb said...

I have to concur with OBS. the bosses are much too high to be for cantilever brakes - a la a cyclocross conversion.

Anonymous said...

Snob - as a librarian, i can assure you that you are dead on about information pricing in the 21st century - "I guess this makes sense though--as they say, "information wants to be free," so if follows that misinformation wants you to pay for it."

And explains the new york times new pricing policy perfectly.

Keep up the good work.

cycle

Otto Dickdack said...

Auto-
Felatio? in his, Biggest Gear Ratio!

(up&over...
knees to the ground...
deep breath, hold for two...
& relise-I mean release...)...

I mean relief! Sweedish Cheeses!

What a Shortbus to paradise!

Anonymous said...

evbrogue.com = from one douche to another

Snob, bringing up Ev is almost as bad as flashing that nasty nekid recumberista. For Lob's sake, please stop.

OBA said...

@ Ryan:
Prolly got a new custom Geekhouse touring bike, hence, touring bikes are the new fixies. Plus, fixies are so...like, 2008. Touring across the country is the new skid stop.

Please try to keep up - you're slowing the rest of the class down.

Anonymous said...

So into spanking my monkey!

mikeweb said...

Yes, I received the 'Important info from the publisher of the NYT' e-mail today too.

Looks like the 'Grey Lady' is trying to keep up with the Jones, or in this case, the Murdoch. And we all know the 'information optional' philosophy of his media outlets.

Maybe they'll start sponsoring a Pro racing team too.

Anonymous said...

DIRK HOFFMAN MOBILEHOMES

Kenny Banya said...

"Don't they at least test that stuff on monkeys or domestic pros first?"

Gold Snobby, GOLD!

Anonymous said...

nu Fred & grease on your fingers are as fantastic as Fabian & hard trance while cleaning your bike in the morning ... wait what? i need more sleep!

Kenny Banya said...

Ev's bio says "...over 5300+..."

That redundancy isn't very minimalist.

Anonymous said...

..but faster ball bearings _do_ exist, courtesy of Sheldon Brown.

Anonymous said...

yoga on your bike is bliss, babycakes! x x x o o!!!!

CAMPIONE CYCLES CALGARY said...

Hmm, no weird boners today.

Marcel Da Chump said...

OBA,
I was expecting a "nope". I rode a 60's Peugeot PX 10 with
the Mafac Racer brakes and they didn't require brake mounts on the fork and the rear triangle.
Peugeot is very artsy with their paint-jobs. Why would they
put out a frame with contrasting brake mounts?
Btw, I've looked through Vintage Peugeot galleries on the Web and have yet to see a frame with brake mounts. If you
spot one let me know. My current PX10 is a mint condition '72 model with an Ideale saddle.

Anonymous said...

Balls! Balls, I tell ya!

Anonymous said...

All you haters suck my ball bearings!

Hairy-legged roadie said...

Re the NYT: just a few days ago I cancelled my print subscription because I read it a lot online. I think they know what they're doing.

Re retro-Fred: why don't we do as the Chinese do, and track this scourge down?

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Boobs!

mikeweb said...

My first 'real' racing bike was a brand new 1987-ish Peugeot filet brazed 'triathalon', with Reynolds 501 tubing. Similar to this sweetie except solid sky blue. Yes, I know, the shame of that model name still hasn't left me. Not a 'tri' bike mind you, no, they just decided to slap that name on their 105 equiped model.

Quicksquirt McHurt said...

I'd hit it.

Stupid Name said...

I finally got to read yesterdays.

Brooks owes you a signed picture from Zhang Wei, the other chamferer.

Chinese made, I wont be in a hurry to spend 90.00 bucks for that.

Anonymous said...

FAST BALL

Anonymous said...

Ordered my Calfee Designs bamboo mountain bike this morning, and I'm amazed they only cost $5,852.00 in the natural finish.

That Mike Moore, Calfee Sales Manager, is such a nice guy. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

Will report back on the vertical compliance and lateral stiffness after my first ride in the Mission.

Anonymous said...

what did you eat under THERE????

-----
Not just any panties, Ev Bogue's panties.

Anonymous said...

Pro cycling inches closer and closer to matching the idiocy of WWE Wrestling with every single Bicycling or Velonews article.

Dario Pegoretti said...

"Ordered my Calfee Designs bamboo mountain bike this morning, and I'm amazed they only cost $5,852.00 in the natural finish."

I am also amazed. I thought only steel had an alluring smell, but bamboo also has a fine scent, like a cigar made of $100 bills.

OBA said...

@ Marcel;
Centerpulls can be mounted using a brace or arch to a centered hole in the fork/brake bridge (like sidepulls), and most sold in the U.S. were, or mounted directly to the frame via posts like those shown on this one. Can't tell much about the bike from the poor photo (repaint? bare metal?) but the posts are mounted for centerpulls, not cantilevers - note position on the seatstay as posts are positioned to the side of the bridge, not below it. See the Peugot PY-10 at www.classicrendezvous.com for an example.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see the disembodied hand doing good work! Always impressive to see folks tootling around in lux wanker tanks, but they can't afford things like roofracks or handsfree kits....

Twistyface said...

If I was going to only own 57 things, one of them would not be a kindle.

Oh yes,a big thanks for linking the 57-yogi's Flickr stream... I guess that's what happens when you follow links for panties without reading them first.

OBA said...

Contemporary literature - The October 1975 issue of Bicycling! magazine included an article by Owen Mulholland featuring Bernard Thevenet's PY-10. Mulholland observed that French bicycles and components were vastly underrated in the United States, a point worth making in the wake of Thevenet's Tour de France victory that year. Specifications listed by Mulholland include Stronglight 93 cranks; Ideale 2002 saddle; Simplex seatpost; Mafac Competition centerpull brakes with fully hooded levers, wheel guides and barrel adjusters; Simplex Prestige Extra Leger derailleurs (early SLJs?); and Maillard 700 pedals, low flange hubs and freewheels. The bars, stem, rims and tires mentioned were probably not standard issue. Interestingly enough, Mulholland refers to the PY-10 as having been "introduced several years ago to replace the PX-10, which had fender clearances and mounts." Bicycling! magazine's August 1978 issue included a road test article by Gary Fisher of three bikes, among them the PY-10E. Specifications listed include full 531 frameset with Nervex(plain) lugs; chromed fork crown, tips and rear stays; brazed-on shift cable guides, bottle cage mounts and brake studs. Other specs on the 23.5 inch test bike included 172.5mm Stronglight 105 cranks, 44/53 chainrings; Maillard 700 pedals; Maillard 700 "Peugeot Trophy" low flange hubs; Super Champion Arc-en-Ciel rims; gold anodized Simplex Super LJ derailleurs with retrofriction down tube shifters; and Ideale 90 leather saddle with titanium rails and a gold-anodized Simplex alloy seatpost; gold anodized Atax bar and stem; and gold anodized Mafac Competition brakes with wheel guides, drilled levers, full hoods, and brazed-on pivot studs. One of our correspondents informs us that brazed-on pivot studs, long a French custom builder's trick, were standard for the PY-10CP (Course Professional) by 1977.

bikesgonewild said...

...crosspalms...

...took 'ev bogus' several years of applying himself (admittedly minimalistically) to come up with 5,300 "followers" on that 'twit' thingy...

...charlie sheen got like 18,000,000 followers in about 22 hours...

..."duh, winning..."...

bikesgonewild said...

...overheard at the "Bicycling" magazine office embrocation party"...

..."hey...who took my 'glenn frey stanky joint rub ointment ???...dammit, i bought that with my own money !!!"...

fillet_brazed said...

... brazed-on pivot studs, long a French custom builder's trick, were standard for the PY-10CP (Course Professional) by 1977.

Winner! Winner! Turkey dinner!

Why anyone wants centerpulls defies common sense. If you experienced them then, there's no way you'd go back.

None of you youngun's may be aware of the craft required to get good shifting out of that old equipment.

Part of the craft was positioning the rear axle relative to the largest cog on the 5-speed freewheel. This was no longer necessary due to a number of innovations in derailleurs in the 80's.

Out here on the edge of human evolution we know all kinds of stuff.

David said...

Dear Snob,
Having fallen behind in my Snobbery, I just now read the bit about frame materials from Jupiter. I feel compelled to point out that there is no metal or other material suitable for frames on Jupiter, as it is a gas giant, which means the planet is pretty much one big cloud. I know you are a faithful reader of Sky and Telescope, so it comes as no surprise to you that the core of Jupiter is thought to be made of metallic hydrogen. However, the heat and pressure necessary to convert the gas that blew up the Hindenburg to anything like a metal would make it impossible for even Fab Cancellara in his niftiest hipster scarf to escape intact and bearing a sample.

Marcel Da Chump said...

OBA,
Thanks for that classic link. I clicked on and I was like-"hey, that's my bike", the white one with the black Nervex lugs. And, yes, that's an Ideale saddle, not a Brooks. Still couldn't find a frame that matches the one in Seattle. Now I'm thinkin' it's a custom build. The only way to find would be to ask the owner.

Everbody said...
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Anonymous said...

thank goodness there's a "Things I Own" page on "ev's" website, to tell us this:

"You can count, there aren’t many.

By choosing my possessions deliberately, I’m able to live my life in the world.

I took the photos with my iPhone."

now i finally know why i'm not living in the world: willy-nilly selection of possessions! shit.

Anonymous said...

Never trust a hipster yogi. Just like you never trust a white guy with dreadlocks. Fake Louie!

Pontius Pilate said...

HAIL CSZR

-P.P.

crosspalms said...

I'll have the cybernetic yogurt in the electrical banana flavorway.

Hey, what's wrong with centerpulls? Sure, cantis stop me faster, but at my speed it hardly matters.

Motorway said...

CIPO OILS
LUBE JOBS
FAKE DRED

Big Joe said...

Take the underwear off your head. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

OBA said...

@ Marcel - links for images showing PY-10s w/ pivot braze-ons for centerpulls:

http://www.jimlangley.net/ride/py10.html

http://www.velo-pages.com/main.php?g2_itemId=20677

Marcel Da Chump said...

OBA,
"I see ", said the blind man. Good looks' and thanks again for all that research.

Anonymous said...

http://cargocollective.com/hunterfineprojects#1170884/Urban-Traps

Urban Traps is a project where we lay traps for certain subcultures.
Our goal is protect neighborhoods from infestation and collect different species for further study.
Collaborators: Jeff Greenspan, Hunter Fine

Hipster Traps is the first one we began rolling out in New York City.

Fixie chain bait FTW!

Anonymous said...

please don't show that fucking pogue ev bogue again unless it's a story about him being dragged to death beneath an FTD delivery van

Cybernetic Boo Boo said...

The cybernetic ranger isn't gonna like this.

g-roc said...

A little heavy on the retrogrouches today and light on the freds. Of course, that's just from my perspective; your results may vary. Oh, and from my sidepull perspective, cantis are center pull. That's all the retrogrouchery you're gonna get from me today.

crosspalms said...

On my ride home tonight I saw buttcrack paperback's male counterpart, buttcrack cellphone. I think we're all fortunate I didn't have a camera handy.

Ali B. said...

Yoga needs to find a new home.

JDH said...

The retro-Fred also graces Bicycling.coms' latest e-mail campaign "Professional cyclists secrets revealed!" Oh yeah, Top 86!

Matt said...

I have some Weinmann centerpulls on a 1975 Motobecane Grand Record and a pair of Universal centerpulls on a more recent Frankenbike, and neither bike had frame studs. Not saying that frame studs don't exist or anything, but every pair I saw in those days was mounted with its own bridge and a single center bolt.

And mine stop me ok, although my low velocity and minimal requirements for fine modulation while riding in the middle of the pack may have something to do with it.

That Grand Record is a funny bike. Came with Campy Nuovo Record derailleurs but a TA 3-pin crank about as stiff as a tortilla. Also a Brooks saddle, which I still have.

I'm sorry, what? What do you mean retro-grouchy? I AM NOT!

Oh.

Anonymous said...

I see Ev owns 12 pairs of underwear, 10 pairs of socks and 10 t shirts. Isn't that 42 of his 57 things? If I were him, I'd get one more thing and make it a decent camera, his pictures suck, unless sucky pictures of your underwear is the cool thing to do these days.

I think I'll go photography my socks with my Rolleicord, it takes square pictures too.

Tri-Dork sighting said...

Ok Snob, last time I post this:

THE Tri-dork in Israel...

(that you missed while you were in Austin)

http://www.bikesale.co.il/

my2hands said...

Dude, I swear that's a hoof and not a hand sticking out of that Mercedes.

ce said...

Glad to see we're finally back on the topic of sheds. As I recall, the only reason Snob ever got sidetracked writing about bicycles all those years ago was because a ShedSnob commenter asked for suggestions of stuff they could use to pack the empty space in a new shed. The commenter was obviously a Shed Fred.

It's funny how everything is so cyclic. The bicycle theme led to musings regarding that most temporary of bicycle fad poseurs: Bogue, The Minimalist Prophet*... and now a recent Shedding Magazine reader survey reveals that Bogue is: "The person shed enthusiasts would most like to bury under their shed". Perhaps the fact that Bogue is so pliable, with the convenience of only having to dig a small hole, was a consideration in the readers minds. Or maybe it is just that everything about him is irritating. What would I know, I'm something of a Shed Fred myself.

*Translates into Minspeak as: "MiniProfit"

ce said...

Buffalo Bill: ha ha ha, I swear I also heard the ad narrator say "Cowabunga"

Anon, 3:27 "Lux Wanker Tank" I like how that rolls off the tongue.

Anonymous said...

All those people in the commercial are now just radiation shadows a la Hiroshima.

Bob said...

I may be the only one, but I cannot stop laughing at the Cipo/Alien pic.
That's one for any bad day.

Anonymous said...

Peugeot is cyclocross frame, remember "shifters" at end of handlebar, no braze-on.

Anonymous said...

top 97.

7pm in AUstralia.

Abacus said...

Oh no. That minimalist jackass is coming to the town I live in.

bikesgonewild said...

...abacus...don't worry...

...ev bogus has so little to offer that he leaves very little impression...

...you could go & see him one day & you'd have forgotten about him the next...

...there's not even anything to learn from him...

...it's the nature of both his personality & his version of 'minimalism'...

Anonymous said...

100

Marcel Da Chump said...

Been tryin' to figure out why Snob inflicted us with that Bogue critter. And then I realized: it was St.Patrick's Day, Snob wanted to get our 'Irish up'.
That Bogue just gets a person fightin' mad.

Logan&Nicolette said...

Anyone notice "57 things guy" went one further by respelling his first name from Everett down to Ev, eliminating unnecessary letters thus shortening the amount of oxygen required to address him verbally?

Anonymous said...

RTMS,

Please hurry up and phone in the Friday quiz! My lunch got here early and I need something to do.

Balls.

gobble gobble said...

I think ringcycles is onto something. Now that's "real minimalism". who said he was a phoney?

Anonymous said...

@anon 10:46 PM, that's not japanese.

Spence said...

Just a quick heads up, "Bike to Work Week" is fast approaching in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.
That's the week when we are encouraged to bike to work, "as long as there isn't inclement weather."
I get so excited! Spread the word!

Anonymous said...

test

JJ said...

Not sure if you've seen this one, but it's Fred again: http://www.active.com/

Dan said...

While NYPD is ticketing, PDXPD assaulted riding a bike: http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2011/03/the_wrong_portland_biker_rider.html

Anonymous said...

arthur

"two sheds"

jackson



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLjS3gzHetA

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Talking about the simple truth is on the market, could it be true that Brian Duchovny ended up being erroneously used as being a downtube on a bamboo frame?


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Fixie Bikes said...

LOL shed culture.