Friday, July 22, 2011

BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

I have a confession to make: I have Tour de France fever. And the only prescription is more Voeckler:

Yes, as I mentioned in my Bicycling.com blog, I'll be darned if that plucky little Frenchman hasn't tongued his way into my heart. (Eeew.) Indeed, as I type this a dramatic and no doubt decisive Tour stage is underway as the riders head towards Alpe d'Huez (pronounced "LAY-oh-pard Trek"). Therefore, I will get right down to the sordid business of quiz administration so that you may test your knowledge and then turn your attention to the race as well--assuming you care about it, that is. If you don't, here's a video of the great Serge Huercio that you can watch and enjoy instead:



Either way, I'm pleased to present you with a quiz. As always, study the item, think, and click on your answer. If you're right you will experience joy, and if you're wrong you'll hear that guy "foffing off" over a Specialized again.

Thanks very much for reading, ride safe, and ride happy (but not too happy).


--Wildcat Rock Machine




1) During this year's Tour de France, sprinter Mark Cavendish was attacked by a:

--Stray dog
--Pie-wielding protester
--Disembodied lady hand



(The Pinarello is stock, but the cow jersey is bespoke.)

2) Sub-enthusiast-level cyclist Larry Olmsted says you need a custom bike because






3) According to custom bike apologist Larry Olmsted, track racing is:






4) Which city has passed a "Bicyclist Anti-Harassment Ordinance?"





("I'm walking here!")

5) In New York City, it's perfectly fine to drive on the sidewalk.





6) This pigeon is wearing a pirate diaper.





7) Which of the following is not true of the new anorak from Outlier?



***Special Temperature-Themed Bonus Question***


("It's hot.")

It's hot.


67 comments:

T-H-A said...

1st?

Anonymous said...

2nd podium this week!

Anonymous said...

and bronze

Matt said...

Wow, this is early. Do I get any sprint points?

Anonymous said...

Contador!

Turd Ferguson said...

Top ten, done without tainted beef.

Astroluc said...

slevin

crosspalms said...

That's quite a track photo

mikeweb said...

I got gapped in the descent of the Williamsburg.

Anonymous said...

Go Alberto!!!

evan said...

someone sabotaged my bike.

Anonymous said...

tur de frans

Anonymous said...

and I read the posssst

Anonymous said...

which is funny

hillier99 said...

Top twenty and perfect on the quiz! Totally Schlecked myself on a hot Friday...

samh said...

Decided not to watch Le Tour this morning. Getting treated the "Friday Fun Quiz" in it's stead. By the way, what gives, Snob - you spelled "Friday Fun Quiz" correctly? Clearly a bit too much Voekler on the brain.

grog said...

fat Bottomed girls they make the rockin world go round.

RIDE NAKD

curry goat said...

Saw the same thing happening on Willie Bridge couldn't figure it out, 20 + cars turning off the bridge only to go back and try again. Where they hoping to get in a different lane? Also saw a few riders crash at the exit slipping on the new improved steel plate and loose gravel off ramp, so control your speed.

Anonymous said...

aced it - woohoo!

J Scott. Try-Sexual. said...

BSNYC! That sweaty shitbag, in the last photo....looks like the curator of a Kansas City Hipster Mill. The guy is a turd for many reasons.

Wonder if it is him?

ant3rd.

Terre Haute Karl said...

The audience at the Serge Huercio performance reminds me of the audience when Robin Williams performs. They just applaud at anything, presumably because they're not sure which part is supposed to be funny/entertaining so in an effort to not look like they don't get it, they just keep applauding.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

no comment

PGAtkinson said...

Since I can't have back the 5 minutes you took from me for watching the bike artist video, you'll have to watch this Armani commercial featuring hipsters on track bikes five times.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bSpUvr5p6A&feature=player_embedded

hillbilly said...

Tour Fever! Allez! Catch it! SWTY BALZ

Anonymous said...

cadel! omg, go cadel!

Anonymous said...

A mere 58 seconds separates the universe from Cadelmageddon!!! Even though his six straight Grand Tour victories streak will end, Contador still rode terrifically today. Chapeau.

Marcel Da Chump said...

Tongue tied.

Evans, Cadel said...

i did everything right.

Kenny Banya said...

Am I the only one who thinks Serge Huercio looks like Larry Olmsted with glasses?

Anonymous said...

Bicycling.com better be paying you tons. Their website is crap, it's barely searchable, there are no dates/times stamped on the article pages, it's slow on the update, and reeks of web design circa 1999. I'm only there for the bikesnob articles, then it's off to velo news for real coverage... I'd bet lots of their traffic does the same. I'd suggest shopping your articles around to find a highest bidder.

Just my two cents... -S

I need antidepressants engine said...

If I ever see another senseless IZOD commercial again, I will goout and kill some rich kids looking like d the tour to end so I will not have to see those commercials. Getting a TEEVO next year whatever that is.

How about a pirate naked recumbant rider next time.

Anonymous said...

Both true and false show the Venge foffing off video on the NYC driving on the sidewalk question.

leroy said...

Is it just me or does anyone else think that the Izod marketing folks who approved that "Brave New World" commercial on Versus were unfamiliar with Aldous Huxley's novel?

Ride sans Soma all!

Anonymous said...

Let's hope Dottie over at letsgorideabike.com doesn't see that track photo.

Anonymous said...

Panties!

petrus said...

. Morning fellows. Anyway care to ride? I got the new puncture proof tyres on...

wishiwasmerckx said...

Back a considerable ways down the dachtsund of time, Izod Lacoste was all that, and the honeys gravitated towards the boys with the little alligator sewn onto their chests.

They were a victim of their own success. The "wrong type" of people started wearing it, and it fell out of favor for a quarter of a century or so.

Izod and Lacoste split into two companies, and Lacoste kept the little alligator, who is once again popular among the upper-crust.

Izod itself? Meh...

Why are they advertising so heavily on the tour? Every cyclist that I know is...ahem..."fashion impaired," and is a little dodgy in the hygene and grooming department as well. Whom, exactly, are they inspiring to buy their clothes?

Salty and Sore said...

Maybe IZOD is trying to use up all their Weak.

Benjamin said...

Hey I know the "it's really hot in my shop" guy!

Bob said...

quiz was perfect end to a great week...

TJECKLEBURG said...

SUITCASE OF COURAGE!

Anonymous said...

liked the fixed gear schluffing...

4FUXAKE said...

And speaking of annoying TdF TV ads:

The kid on the bigwheel trike is honing his oversized-luxury-car-driving technique ("Coming through! Outta my way! Me first!") at an early age.

Wants to be just like Dad.

Bobby said...

IZOD? And I thought that Le Tigre had more street cred.

balls

Party Rock Amthem said...

Everyday I'm schluffing, schluffing...

Anonymous said...

The real hero of this TDF is Frank Schleck's biggest (and only?) fan, his wife @FSchleckWife

Stranded said...

I'm hereby officially changing the name of Team FritoLay SchleckTrek to Wildcat Rock Machine Trek. At least Phil Liggett will be able to pronounce it w/o controversy. BTW, I watch Le Tour on Versus just to hear Phil say "spot of bother" and "job of work."

Anonymous said...

­¡Bang!

lanterne rouge said...

More panties!
Another way Bicycling Mag lets us down: Their official stance is that panties are a fashion faux pas for riding. Check it out!
http://www.pedalpanties.com/pantie.html
(p.s.--no commercial spam--just a gal who likes to show off her ass . . . I mean panties)

and then some idiot said...

Dear BSNYC-RTMS-WRM, That was an amazing week of posts. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thought you'd like this...

http://www.facebook.com/#!/notes/jean-francois-ravenelle/letter-to-the-mayor-in-regards-to-july-20ths-wednesday-night-ride-intervention-b/10150254703499927

He mentions spandex as a sign of rogue cyclery... ha

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 2:19

I wouldn't mind seeing Dottie in that pose!

@Wishiwasmerckx

I thought Izod is trying to make Tour viewers into Indycar fans

Anonymous said...

In the sport of professional cycling, if you don't stay at the front end of the main field, you may find yourselves in all sorts of trouble and end up having to do quite a job of work to stay within the time cut.

It must be quite a job of work to try to fill all that air time. Once you find a lengthy circumlocution, you tend to stick with it, I'd say.

honkybucket said...

"Prohibited activities towards bicyclists, per the ordinance, include physical assault or attempted physical assault, threats of physical injury, intentional distraction and forceful removal from street, among others."

Thank god those physical assault will now be prohibited, eh?

Rupert Murdoch said...

Amy get dropped?

Tyler Hamilton said...

It wasn't him, Bruyneel, it was you. Remember that night in the Garden you came down to my dressing room and you said, "Kid, this ain't your tour. We're going for the price on Armstrong." You remember that? "This ain't your tour"! My tour! I coulda taken Armstrong apart! So what happens? He gets the title shot in France and what do I get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville! You was my brother, Johan, you shoulda looked out for me a little bit. You shoulda taken care of me just a little bit so I wouldn't have to take them dives for the short-end money.

UrbanRidingTips said...

Go Cadel!

Open the secret compartment in the suitcase of courage and look inside.

we'll still love you if its empty.

CADL SCND

FDB said...

As an Australian, and a bicycle cycling enthusiast, I'd like to say WOOOOOO.

For those of you who think he's a weirdo, I have the following:

Sure, he's a weirdo. But given that he's the child of hippies, and started out as a mountain biker, at least he's not in dreadlocks singing blues 'n' roots outside your local supermarket.

Tylaer Hamilton said...

You don't understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it. It was you, Johan.

That Anonymous said...

Anonymous liked the fixed gear schluffing and I do too.

When you schluff in circles it's like being on a carousel horse.

Hmm... I need to dress up my bike as a horse and get some like-minded friends and a steam calliope.

American Express Spokesman said...

Tyler,

Fuggedaboutit,

you took one

for the team.

The Streets of San Francisco said...

Talking Heads/ David Byrne night

on WFDU

Anonymous said...

Snob you've been CadelMageddon'ed. I remember the days when he'd be hammering away with breakaways but no support, but like a single track there aren't too many crew out there. I'm w/c 2 cents. All the best and thanks for your efforts for the blog. Also thanks for you're wife and child's leniency as well, the greater cycling public appreciate it.
So where do we get the Snob t-shirts or do we have to make our own?
All the best.
>-<er
And may all your toilets flush counterclockwise.

Jaques Strappe said...

A FIRST

THE FIRST SET OF YABBIES TO OCCUPY THE GC TdF TOP PODIUM

AS THE LATE GREAT CASEY STENGEL WOULD HAVE SAID WERE HE NOT DECEASED ...

"KANGAROOISHLY AMA'ZIN"

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