Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Spehshul* Announcement! (And other stuff.)

*(Spelling of "special" altered due to pending litigation by Specialized.)

The year was 2010. An obscure Brooklyn bike blogger published a book called "Bike Snob." Despite containing not a single delicious casserole recipe, "Bike Snob" immediately rocketed to the top slot of the New York Times best seller list, and in the ensuing months went on to outsell the Bible, the Talmud, and "Horton Hears a Who" combined. This whirlwind of publishing success continued until the author's ill-fated "Oprah" appearance, during which he claimed to be "bigger than Zoroaster" and then, while jumping up and down on the couch wildly, accidentally kicked Oprah in the face. The author is unwelcome in Iran to this day.

If you haven't yet figured it out, this bike blogger was me, or I, or myself, or whatever the correct grammer is. Despite the controversy I enjoyed writing and publishing a book so much I went ahead and wrote another one, and it will be in bookstores by April 2nd of this year. Here's what it will look like when viewed from the front:

Here's what it will look like censoring a naked lady on a recumbent:


And here's what it will look like when you take it home and read it in the bathroom:

Like my last book, this one is published by Chronicle, so you can rest assured that fit and finish will be top notch. Also like the last book, you can rest assured it's all new and original material and that you have never read it before unless either you have broken into my house or you are this guy and you can travel through time. As for what it's about, it's merely a humorous bike-themed exploration of the human condition from prehistoric times until today that contains the secret to everlasting happiness. I think you will enjoy it, unless you were hoping for a biography of Benjamin Franklin, in which case you may be profoundly disappointed.

Again, the book will be in stores by April 2nd, but if you're inclined to pre-order it you can do so now through:



and


Also, as you may recall, back in 2010 when "Bike Snob" came out I visited a number of cities and made various Book-Related Appearances, or "BRAs." These BRAs were tremendously enjoyable to me, and I'd like to think they were also fun for everyone who was kind enough to attend. Well, with this book Chronicle are going to send me out once again, only they're not sure where, and to that end they're soliciting recommendations as to where I should go this time around. So if you have a good idea for a BRA, simply leave it in the comments below, which they will be reading (Lob help them), and they will use it to determine whether or not to force me to go to your city.

Just to be clear, this request for tour stop recommendations is completely sincere. Nevertheless, I fully realize various joke suggestions are bound to appear anyway, so for my publisher's sake I'll just go ahead and pre-empt some of the more obvious ones:

--Send BSNYC to Scranus, PA
--Send BSNYC to Uranus
--Send BSNYC to Libya
--Send BSNYC to the Fukushima nuclear reactor
--Send BSNYC to Cleveland

Please, Lob, don't let it be Cleveland.

Of course, if I do come to your city, I will endeavor to make the visit as much fun as possible (even if it's Cleveland), and to get my hands on some good bikey stuff to give away, and to work in a bicycle cycling ride of some kind.

Thanks very much for your readership and your gratuitous scranus jokes, and I'm looking forward to seeing you in the various weird, scary, beautiful, and smug places that are not New York.



Moving on, further to yesterday's post in which I mentioned those Budnitz Bicycles (which I'm free to find silly since last time I checked this is AMERICA), one reader left an indignant comment (as is his or her right since last time I checked this is AMERICA):

Anonymous said...

Wow...you people are absolutely clueless to the contributions that Paul has made in the modern art world. This man is a visionary that supports the arts and the people around him. Just because he has never actually made the bikes doesn't mean that he shouldn't take credit for the daft designs that will live on for eternity.
When I made a design for a Dunny I didn't craft each and everyone as that would be a big waste of time. Paul understands design and who he can talk to to get things made.
Further more all the references to No 1 and No 2 are immature and sophomoric. Grow up!

It won't be long before all of you will be wishing you bought one because they are limited.

JANUARY 10, 2012 2:52 AM

First of all, nobody's criticizing Budnitz for not fabricating his own bikes--I think most of us would agree that having Lynskey build them is the only smart decision he's made. I also admit I'm not familiar with Budnitz's contributions to the modern art world, but as far as I can tell they mostly consist of these:

Even if I thought this stuff was artistically valid and not just a pointless anime-meets-Noid brainfart, I'm not sure why that would mean I should also respect his bikes. Nelson Mandela made some pretty important contributions to the world too, but that doesn't mean if he designed a bike it wouldn't suck. And as far as the whole "limited" thing, clearly the commenter has never heard of NAHBS. Bike dorks don't get excited about "limited" unless it's a single one-of-a-kind bike hand-fabricated specifically for their own crotchal dimensions by a Portlander with interesting facial hair .

In all honesty though, I would have forgotten about the Budnitz bikes by now if I hadn't also visited their site and read this:

They roll so godd*mn fast that we actually had to adjust the gearing on our first production models because traditional gear ratios moved too slowly.

Yeah, you know, "traditional gear ratios." I'm sure we all agree on exactly what those are--especially for a lobsided titanium hybrid named after a euphemism for going to the bathroom. Then came this:

Even better, our bicycles don’t add anything you don’t need. In a way, they actually add less.

So, $6,000 for less than you need. That's 17 words just to say "fuck you" to your customers. Pretty wasteful for a minimalist.

In other news of unpainted metal vehicles, Hans of Komet Club Rouleur (who kindly had me over to Gothenburg, Sweden last spring) recently sent me this photograph taken by a friend at a Bay Area cyclocross race:

I think it goes without saying who the owner is:


While another reader has forwarded me what could very well be the greatest disembodied hand shot ever taken:

Now that's a contribution to modern art.

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UrbanRidingTips said...

If those suckers at Anachronism Publishing are paying, you gotta angle to get out of Canada's overgrown muff, and aim your totally slammed stem further afield.
I suggest Melbourne, Australia.
English-speaking, smug and pre-enlightened, we have no need for your "book" but we will totally be able to ply you with our local delicacies: kangaroo burritos and emu bolognese... You can wear an akubra hat, just like all the other American tourists. They also wear Teva sandals and "fanny packs" and they stand out like dogs balls
Down under or bust!
Love, Tips

Anonymous said...

Funny how a blog that pokes fun of smugness eventually draws more than a few smug comments. It's in the culture, I guess.

May I suggest Brevard, N.C.? I hear people are real bike friendly there. You should reward that. The people will come.

Anonymous said...

I'm not going to look through 400 comments to see if anyone's suggested it but I nominate Syracuse, in that "other" part of NY, for a BRA. If you do make it up here, try to schedule it to avoid snow!

Anonymous said...

Will you have an opening act, soundtrack or exotic dancers?

Rhyso-san said...

A message from the future (Wednesday).

Send the WCRM on an international junket to SYDNEY AUSTRALIA. (Specifically gleebooks).

The cycling is terrible unless you get a long way out of town, but I guarantee that one day spent watching all the novice commuters on our new city bike lanes will provide enough material for two, maybe three, whole new blog posts.

The King of Park Slope said...

Double page spread of the daschund of time?

Not really Park Slope material.

Anonymous said...

Dude, you gotta come to Detroit Rock City. We got this Microbrew riding tour and you can get to Canada by going East! That's whacked!

Anonymous said...

Another vote for Indianapolis. Being the "Crossroads of America," Indy would take care of your Chicago, Columbus, St. Louis, & Louisville stops, located within 2-4 hours of each.

Dooth said...

DC.

You'll appear on C-Span.

Anonymous said...

Will hor'dourves and drinks be served at the event or should I come all liquored up like I am going to a Dayglow Abortions show?

-spike lemming

Anonymous said...

Be smart, Bro: get your agent, your publisher to set you up for a BRA at Housing Works bookstore/cafe on Crosby St, just S of Houston St near the Lafayette Ave subway stop. They'll be hanging from the damn rafters to catch your gig. The staff runs great events there all the time, the crowd is relatively 'hipster-free' (it's not Brooklyn), people love to buy new, quirky titles.
I think your's would fit the bill.
You should cram as many of these BRA's in your own hometown before tramping off to Philadelphia, Portalandia, Scandinavia, and who the hell knows were else.

Dooth said...

Oh! BTW, I saw those Ergons on a folding bike...
A FOLDING BIKE!

Anonymous said...

Come to RAGBRAI or the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party in January.

Anonymous said...

Come to RAGBRAI or the RAGBRAI Route Announcement Party in January.

Chris said...

You should unhook your BRA in St Louis, MO at Saint Louis BicycleWorks!!!!
STLBikeWorks is a program of BWorks; non-for-profit organization with the main focus of the organization being our Earn a Bike (BikeWorks), Earn a Computer (ByteWorks), and literacy (BookWorks) kids classes.
We also have a bike shop that's used to build the bikes that the kids pick out as well as adult bikes that we sell to pay the rent. Even if you don't come here for popping your BRA, you should check it out.
www.BWorks.org <- the main organization
www.bworks.org/bikeworks/ <- the bike shop
Just don't unhook your BRA around the kids ;)
-Chris

Anonymous said...

St. Louis
BikeWorks
http://www.bworks.org/

lkayschmidt said...

Bike Works- ST LOUIS, MO, US
Bike Works- ST LOUIS, MO, US
Bike Works- ST LOUIS, MO, US

Awesome gang of volunteers that just can't seem to get away, me included. Great cause for giving kids bikes, but I get the feeling you're not the type to get a warm, fuzzy feeling for causes. So, hey go for a yummy Schlafly beer and a party, of course. And tell 'em I sent ya! ~Lisa

Bike Works- ST LOUIS

Ian Sansom said...

Albuquerque, NM please! Many of us New Mexicans don't have internet, so you'd likely increase your readership substantially with an in-person visit...

Or, go to nearby Santa Fe to compare New York smug with southwestern style smug.

red neckerson said...

stay the fuck out of viper

if you goes to looeeevil me and ricky might drive up there if we can borry billy bobs pickup

weed love to meet you and then we is going to kick yer yankee ass back to new yerk

Anonymous said...

Please Bikesnob come to the dirty south (atlanta)!!!

Anonymous said...

+10 for a Mpls BRA.

The Angry Catfish would be perfect.

Anonymous said...

Here's another vote for Fort Collins, CO.

Anonymous said...

I'll only buy a book if you custom make it for me..

jtal said...

St. Louis Please! I'd like to make the case for a St. Louis BRA. Yes, it is true that we go back and forth with Detroit as the murder capital of the U.S. But rest assured, this is a statistical anomaly. Our murders are down by 30% from last year. If ever you were going to visit St. Louis, this is the year. You will very likely not be murdered in St. Louis this year. Seriously, you should come to St. Louis. We are like that not-so-attractive waffle house waitress you meet off of some highway exit. WE WILL APPRECIATE YOU. You should visit Left Bank Books where I purchased your book and also Bicycle Works (http://www.bworks.org/bikeworks). Also, we are a beer city: Urban Chestnut, Perennial, Six Row...oh yeah I just sold you on STL see you when you arrive. :> http://stlhops.com

Anonymous said...

Tempe, AZ at the Changing Hands Bookstore for a BRA, if you please. Other people who write words words and stuff go there, so, you know, we can't all be bad.

McFly said...

426th!!!!Just pre-ordered..felt right.

Anonymous said...

How about coming to Williamsburg... Virginia that is. There's not too many hipsters here, although I've had a number of people ask me about the bike scene here having read so much about "Williamsburg" in bike mags, blogs, etc. We're just a quick trip from DC and you can stop in Richmond, VA (future home of the world championships!) on the way...

Anonymous said...

TORONTO, CANADA

cleeland said...

Come to St. Louis, MO at BicycleWorks!

cleeland said...

Come to Bicycle Works in St. Louis, MO!

MGB said...

Vancouver is full of hipsters on $175 on line fiksies, hyper active overly and unjustly righteous commuters, smelly and tasteless poloers, seawall shredders, and 2 freds for every 3 square ft of bike path. You'd love it.

Anonymous said...

Ditto St. Louis Bike Works. The Gateway to the West is the BEST.

Anonymous said...

You will be pleased if you come to St Louis.
My girlfriend and her friends are the St Louis Yodellors...fun party girlz.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it St Louis where the Kings of Leon stopped playing after four songs because their music made the pigeons above them shit like crazy?

Anonymous said...

fark!

Ralph Kramden said...

The Moon! Snobby, the Moon!
Actually, Fort Collins...maybe you'll get to meet...
TEBOW! TEBOW! TEBOW!

Anonymous said...

Come to Montreal. The diehards ride all winter (and it's a serious winter).

eviljackson said...

Please come to St. Louis Bicycle works. It really is an amazing bike shop. They also provide bicycles, books, and computers for underprivileged children and families. Truly a very valuable asset to St. Louis city and the community.

eviljackson said...

Please come to St. Louis Bicycle works. It really is an amazing bike shop. They also provide bicycles, books, and computers for underprivileged children and families. Truly a very valuable asset to St. Louis city and the community.

Cameron Moquin said...

BRA - Warwick, RI Barnes & Noble.

If you don't have any interest in supporting Cycling non-profits that benefit safe cycling programs for kids, don't check the this URL.
thanks.
http://usopencycling.org/

Hans said...

Come to DC (area), please!

Alex the X said...

DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER DENVER

Alan S said...

Fort Collins, Colorado!

jdlvtrn said...

New Amsterdam bike show at Lincoln Center, so I can read it before I request an autograph.

Anonymous said...

St. Louis has...(wait fir it)... FRILLY!!!

me said...

Congrats on the new book!

--Send BSNYC to Atlanta
--Send BSNYC to Atlanta
--Send BSNYC to Atlanta
--Send BSNYC to Atlanta
--Send BSNYC to Atlanta

Mike Schwab said...

I suggest a visit to Springfield, IL. The weekend after Labor Day, we do a free ride to the Lincoln sites on Saturday, then a 100 mile paid route with 3 loops returning to the same rest stop before returning to the starting point.

Anonymous said...

C'mon down to Belle Glade, FL. The biking kinda sucks but it's a place where sitting around in your underwear all day is truly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

I think that you should avoid any town that has a Specialized dealer in it, on principal. Sure, this cuts out most medium-to-large towns but damn it, Snob, you started this so you get to finish it.

BFB said...

WCRM,

Sacramento, CA!

I can't believe four people left a plug for us and didn't mention one of the best urban river bike trails in the US of Canada's beefy bottom bracket.

A ride with Snob on the American River Trail -- how awesome would that be?

Anonymous said...

Come to BikeWORKS in STL

...o^o (BWORKS.org)

Willenium said...

BSNYC to BLACKSBURG, VA. Lots of hipsters needing to be snobbed in these parts... and of course the VT Cycling Team would be amping as well.

Willenium said...

BSNYC to BLACKSBURG, VA. Lots of hipsters in training needing to be snobbed here... also the VT Cycling Team would be amping.

Anonymous said...

I have nothing to add. But, 450 + comments, I couldn't resist.

Anonymous said...

Cleveland for sure. You'll get a key to the city and a steaming Hot Carl from the Welcome Wagon folks.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Budnitz must be a very important artist: he invented Stitch!

Snobless In Seattle said...

Rain City U.S.A. or BUST(S)!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Seattle (again). This time come on a Thursday and race the local crit.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Seattle!

almost Curtis Inglis said...

Isn't a Dunny a type of portable shithouse?

Anonymous said...

Bellingham or Seattle, WA

B'Amer said...

One word: Bangkok!

Anonymous said...

If is like a road show I know a great face painter that was on of the best in the industry and she does a great job with kids.
Also know a couple of brothers that put on a mean show.
Like flames on stuff.
You should get you butt to Yellowstone.

Larrie's brother Larrie

Anonymous said...

St Louis wants to get LAID!

Lay it on them fevering chicks without panties.

Rename it to the PANTIES tour.

Pricks And Their Illicit Encounter Sex.

Welcome to St Louis.

Nogocyclist said...

Snob, come to New Orleans. It is far enough from me I may or may not come, but it sure has good food.

aw said...

Minneapolis !!

mrs bike snob nyc said...

...i don't give a good goddamn...go visit a hundred different cities...i don't care where you go, i just want you out from under foot for at least a month...

...you spent the last year cooped up here in this little apartment, driving me & bike snob jr crazy while you were writing that damn thing...

...go...just go, go, go & remember, when you get back, you start looking for a real job, mister high falutin always on the internet bike snob...

ce said...

Steel scented Scratch and Sniff stickers this time?

Anonymous said...

Bra In Honolulu, Hawaii

Where we have the highest rate of death for cyclist & pedestrians per capita. You won't escape those cold sweat dreams of getting hit by a SUV here.

stratphill said...

Mate, come to Birmingham UK. Cycling and the Arts are on the up - there's a cultural revolution a brewin. As confirmed by this surprise high ranking in the NY Times: http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/travel/45-places-to-go-in-2012.html?pagewanted=all

hope to see you soon

:-)

Anonymous said...

I sure as hell don't hope you come to Missoula, MT.

Dave said...

Bike snob to Cleveland!

Nebraska bike commuter (non-DWI edition) said...

@2nd Anon 9:21; You can also get to Canada from Detroit by going south. That's really whacked!

BikeTode said...

There's absolutely no reason for you to come to Lincoln, NE, except that it looks like two people would show up...automatically doubling what you'd get on Planet Tridork, or Brooklyn, or Pittsburgh...

leroy said...

Good suggestions all, but I'm sticking with the passagway in front of the Oyster Bar at Grand Central.

Lantern rouge? Probably not.

Of course, the newly refurbished Grand Army Plaza is not without its charms. It's near a library, controversial bike lane, and unhinged shut-in psychologist bike traffic monitor. Set in the middle of NYC's most convoluted traffic roundabout, it's easy on the per diem travel budget and an ideal location for a tent revival meeting on how to embrace your inner cycling commuter dork. I'd show up in my best Sunday-Go-To-Meeting neon orange pant clips -- unless my dog has hid them again.

Anonymous said...

Sne WCRM to a dollar store in Vineland, NJ.

cycle

mladams said...

Pittsburgh. Many a great cocky to be seen.

Anonymous said...

Leroy
Does your dog like Skippy smooth or chunky?
Ace

Theresa'a brother said...

Do some charity work while you're at it.

Brendan61 said...

My store needs your Bra! Cycle Craft in Parsippany, new jersey. Tell the publisher we will preorder at least ten copies of the book. Plus, we'll even pick you up and provide a diva's spread of stale bagels and nutella! Seriously, you're currently my favorite writer. Sad, I know, but there it is. Don't make me beg. 'Kay?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Bike Snob:

Mrs. Anderson thinks you should to our town. She wears those funny clothes on weekends.

Signed

Mrs. Anderson's 3rd grade class.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

OK Wildcat I just preordered my copy from the website that shares a name with a certain river in South America.

I can't wait to smell the smell of fresh printing ink!

See you in Cleveland.

Anonymous said...

Ramstein Air Force Base (Germany) for the BRA

Anonymous said...

See you in Cleveland *wink wink*
Then in St Louis *wink wink*
Got a spare room.
Then in Boulder *wink wink*
Leave your wife home.

Doctor Detroit said...

If you end up in Cleveland bring your bike...

The towpath trail is a great ride! Make sure you enjoy a gyro at Steve's in the Westside Market then checkout the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

E Hartley said...

Columbus.

yogisurf said...

I also like, in this post, how the Dachshund of Time, a perky and extra-long wiener dog is placed just under the naked recumbent lady. 487!

yogisurf said...

In addition to distributing event flyers to LBS's, I can promise a Face Painter as someone else did. She rides a Trek (TM) Mtn bike with a kid trailer that carries her supplies. And with zero smugness! Is Little Snob old enough to appreciate the world's finest Zoo? San Diego! 488!

TKanz said...

-Send BSNY to Columbus!! This counts as 2 votes, btw.

Can't wait to check out the new book!

Anonymous said...

Minneapolis!

Anonymous said...

Come to Rochester. We haven't had a decent celebrity since Bowie got busted for weed (weed, isn't that cute?)30 years ago. Sure, the Ramones used to roll through twice a year, but they pretty much had to, didn't they? Poor guys.D.S. Rochester NY

Amy Dietz said...

Send BSNYC to Kansas City!

Brass Bearings said...

500 is worth 3x bonus pts.

Vosper said...

DC... that bookstore they show on C-SPAN...we can see how you are under t.v pressure.

Anonymous said...

500
?

Shasta said...

If only motorists could be enlightened.

streepo said...

and

streepo said...

we

Domie said...

I'm leading out...

streepo said...

go

reallybadbooks said...
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reallybadbooks said...

Cincinnati!
http://mobobicyclecoop.org/

Anonymous said...

whiskey-campfire-dino bones guy should have his own blog....no wait...he should run for office

LOGF IRES

DINO BONE

WHIS KEY.

Anonymous said...

Is this a record number of comments? Is this the last one in the record setting set of comments?

Anonymous said...

No, it's not the last.
Panties!

Anonymous said...

Madison, WI could use a BRA.

Anonymous said...

There's lots of panties in Des Moines.

Anonymous said...

Look into "Stories Books and Cafe" in Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA. It's next door to the Echo Park Time Travel Mart and across the street from American Superior Used Clothing. Nice place. Plenty of bicycle action happening in that sector of America's concrete shangri-la and I believe it will meet the requisite smugness quotient.

nocar said...

No sane book publisher would send Mr. Snob to Placerville, CA. But, Sacramento would be nice.

Psyclemania said...

Adding to the appeal of Frederick MD, Aug 17-19 is the "Tour de Frederick" which will include the only penny farthing race in the USA, Greg lemond is scheduled to attend/participate in the race and also when the penny farthings will ride to an A division baseball stadium do a lap on the infield and Greg will throw out the first pitch.

Anonymous said...

I highly recommend Snoqualmie WA for a BRA Stop:
1. It's not Seattle
2. The local brewery is top notch
3. The BRA could and should be held at the brewery
4. Local trails are also top notch and I see lots of roadies on my way to aforementioned trails
5. Did I mention the Snoqualmie Falls Brewery???

biketuckerga said...

--Send BSNYC to

A G
T E
L O
A R
N G
T I
A A

PatrickBateman said...

charlotte nc please. Its like a mini wannabe NYC in that we have LOTS of a-hole bankers, and a special "brooklyn like" area reserved for the tattooed hipsters, beard and retro mustache enthusiasts, "artisans" answering all manner of questions that were never asked, and a healthy dose of Fred's that dig rocknroll chicks mixed in. Also, we have a top notch strip club.

You should plan to be here sometime in Sept so you can also enjoy the DNC which should be all sorts of amusing.

Thank you for your consideration.

PatrickBateman said...

charlotte nc please. Its like a mini wannabe NYC in that we have LOTS of a-hole bankers, and a special "brooklyn like" area reserved for the tattooed hipsters, beard and retro mustache enthusiasts, "artisans" answering all manner of questions that were never asked, and a healthy dose of Fred's that dig rocknroll chicks mixed in. Also, we have a top notch strip club.

You should plan to be here sometime in Sept so you can also enjoy the DNC which should be all sorts of amusing.

Thank you for your consideration.

Anonymous said...

Come to Manchester, England.

I'll probably come and see you.

Don't come on a Tuesday or a Thursday though as I'll at Zumba.

'kay?

Elicia said...

Tahoe City, California...a really small LBS on the shore of Lake Tahoe will gladly host you, and two employees will put up with you (put you up) in a cabin (we will even include running water...for a price) and arrange a mountain bike ride that will leave you breathless. Also possible: bike path ride with thousands of badly behaved recreational cyclists on Specialized Expeditions. Maybe coincide with one of the many "Most Beautiful Rides" around the lake? It's only a three hour drive from SF or you could be picked up and transported from Reno. (You know you want to visit Reno.)

Steve Hays said...

Come to San Jose, CA, for your book signing and take a short ride south to have your picture taken with the crabon cutout of Mike Sinyard at the Specialized headquarters.

Anonymous said...

May I suggest that you visit the troops in Afghanistan...er, I mean Iran by the time your BRAs are in full swing.

Mark E. Martin said...

Please come to Baton Rouge, LA, a wonderful place for a BRA.

Then you can go down the road to New Orleans for a second BRA (and a series of really stiff drinks).

Mark E. Martin said...

Please come to Baton Rouge, LA, a wonderful place for a BRA.

Then you can go down the road to New Orleans for a second BRA (and a series of really stiff drinks).

Anonymous said...

another vote for atlanta. you should do it at a cappella books.

Outspoken Cyclist said...

The Outspoken Cyclist invites you to Cleveland to talk on her radio show and do a book signing... at her store, at another store, at any place your little heart desires. Just don't diss Cleveland while you're here. http://www.wjcu.org/media/audio/shows/outspokencyclist

TOC - "herself" Diane Lees

Anonymous said...

New Brunswick, New Jersey!
We've got some decent rides in the area.

Unknown said...

Hey B.S, for a BRA suggestion, stop by Seattle, WA - you came here last time but some of us just found your blog recently. I will personally guarantee that at least one man and an infant will show up.

-Matt

samh said...

Salt Lake City. Oh, and I pre-ordered your book. It better be at least half as tasteless as your last. MOAR STICKERS!!!

Femco 1207 said...

DC
As a tip of the chapeau to Hitch...

...may be tv coverage..

running_on_ice said...

America's Brooks Saddle: Canada. More specifically, Calgary.

running_on_ice said...

America's Brooks Saddle: Canada. More specifically, Calgary.

Anonymous said...

san diego.

meh.

Anonymous said...

It should be warm enough in Minneapolis for you by then.

yogisurf said...

Red Lantern :-)

Anonymous said...

Asbury Park, NJ! I can get Bruce to come. He loves bikes(and books).

B. Hampster said...

By Lob's mighty pincers I hope BSNYC makes a BRA in Bellingham, WA. It's near Seattle but closer to Canada.

R Fivezerothree said...

Send BSNYC to Tucson, AZ. Lots of people here love bikes and some of them even know how to read!

Anonymous said...

Ooooh! Come to Bookshop Santa Cruz in ... Santa Cruz. You've been here before and you know you love us! (We are smug-tastic)

Pink Lobste

Anonymous said...

Can you please do a North European tour with St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, and Amsterdam for BRAs? It has to be in this order, so that mode share of cycling is bigger for each city you visit.

Anonymous said...

Montreal

Ryan said...

Sacramento and/or Davis, California

RAB said...

Come to Providence, RI for your BRA. You'll be sure to get much love.

David Fiedler said...

St. Louis! St. Louis! St. Louis

yogisurf said...

Red Lantern II.

PawnShop said...

Minneapolis BRA, or I'ma fuckin' kill you.

camp6ell said...

the book seems vertically stiff and laterally compliant.

Kittly K said...

a delorean AND a toyota previa? I'm in heaven.

Kyle Brooks said...

I think you really SHOULD try Cleveland despite your joke about it -- We have a great bike shop that regularly hosts night rides on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath which are a lot of fun and relatively "smugness-free" though there is the occasional but still fairly rare p-far. Bicycling magazine put us on their list of good cycling cities in America -- though we're far from being the next Portland.

Sam said...

Please comes to San Diego. We have nice weather (actually, it's perfect weather), nice people.

The cyclists are all pretty nice too and they would love to see you.

Dylan L said...

Love to see you in Denver, or even Boulder, if you can handle the combination of smugness and ESS- it's a heady mix

Dave Lloyd said...

How about Bike Works in St. Louis? We have great beer and Bike Works gives bikes to kids so it may serve to slightly mend all that guilt.

Anonymous said...

OMAHA!

Anonymous said...

BRA to Northampton MA

Anonymous said...

Please come to Davis, CA. Our town is very bike tollerent and we have a giant penny farthing statue!

Anonymous said...

Come and visit Minnehopeless, MN for BRA. When you are done with the book signing you can see the sight.

yogisurf said...

Red Lantern, TAKE III

Anonymous said...

Come to St Louis. We'd love to host you at St. Louis BicycleWorks (Bworks.org).

Phoebe said...

I recommend St. Louis for your tour, specifically BWorks. We will do you right!

Anonymous said...

I would invite you to Saskatoon SK but anyone caught riding a bike around here is run over/hacked by machetes on the spot.

Anonymous said...

From the Gruppetto here:
I'm assuming the BRA will include:
Baltimore, MD July 12-15
Tampa Bay, FL Aug 27-30
Charlotte, NC Sept 3 - 7

The second half of July you could sit in a Pringle outside of London for some epic fixie action.

I'd also encourage part of this tour (http://www.newbelgium.com/events/tour-de-fat.aspx) , especially the Minneapolis stop, I saw mention of Angry Catfish above. That's a fun place

Anonymous said...

I can't believe nobody has suggested Vancouver, BC until now.

Anonymous said...

Vancouver BC, host of the Velo-city Global 2012 conference.

Anonymous said...

A BRA in Atlanta, GA would be appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Some contribution to the art world! These collectible art toys that Budnitz/Kid Robot sells are trojan horses. They are made of one of the most toxic substances on earth: PVC, aka VINYL. They never stop out gassing, and will always produce toxic gases on some level. Imagine a collector living in a whole room full of these... but aren't they cute?

Anonymous said...

As Portland's rival city, you pretty much have to come to Seattle. Maybe during cross season?

yogisurf said...

Really...Red Lantern....

UnicycleMike said...

I have an event in Pittsburgh PA the weekend of April 28/29 We would be interested in hosting you as well as having a signing/lecture if you are interested.


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Ben said...

Send BSNYC to Burlington, VT!

M.O. said...

Bike Snob you have got to come to the new Portland: MINNEAPOLIS! Talk to Gene @oneononebike and make it happen. We'd love to have you here.

P.S. By the way, we hate being called the new Portland of biking.

David said...

The Devil's Gear Bike Shop in New Haven, CT would love to have you.
Give us a shout: david@thedevilsgear.com

David said...

The Devil's Gear Bike Shop in New Haven, CT would love to have you.
Give us a shout: david@thedevilsgear.com

PMAcyclist said...

Do a BRA in Philadelphia! My shop is 2 miles outside of the city and we have a VERY spacious shop. We are called Main Line Cycles and all the freds would lvoe to see you here!

Thomas Becher said...

Please come to Roanoke, Va., a bourgeoning outdoor hub. Biking is incredibly popular, with great access to mountain roads and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Check out to see why we love biking here!

Antony said...

Bristol, UK please!

And check out yet another appearance of the Time Travelling Tri Dork

Anonymous said...

Davis, CA!!!

You can hold your BRA at the USA Cycling Hall of Fame!

Anonymous said...

Send BSNYC to San Diego. We have the Fredliest Freds on the planet. In fact, home base here could be Leucadia Cyclery, owned by Fred Breidenthal.

ciclista55 said...

BRA in Carrboro, NC. Silver level BFC, home of the Carrboro Bicycle Coalition and many many many cyclists, including one who carried 400 lbs of bananas on his cargo bike. Location of NC's first Kidical Mass, and home to 3 awesome bike shops. Highly literate town, right next to UNC. please?

Tavolini said...

Another vote for Atlanta! Come on down South, y'all.

Anonymous said...

Chicago! Plenty of dorks, hipsters, PBR, and bikes.

miah9000 said...

By the Claws of Lob, please come to St Louis.

Anonymous said...

BRA in Minneapolis, of course.

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