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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Anonymous said...

penises on the pode!

petrus said...

Not First!!

Anonymous said...

another penis!

Anonymous said...

where's the peloton?

Paul Bowen said...

Top V!

Matt Lindsay said...

I suggest Dayton, OH for a BRA.

Kenny Banya said...

top ten

Gaffer Smythe said...

You've axed Cleveland and force my hand to recommend Akron or *gasp* Youngstown.

db said...

"...doesn't mean that he shouldn't take credit for the daft designs that will live on for eternity."

Talk about a backhanded compliment. It's almost a threat.

Paul Bowen said...

Oh and a London BRA please (bring tee shirts).

Big Charlie said...

And congratulations on the new book!

petrus said...

The august capital of the nation requests your lobotomous presence. Top BRA, if you can stay out of prison.

Bees blood.

slow day for the top x.

Anonymous said...

Might I suggest Sacramento, CA, site of this year's NAHBS, for a potential BRA?

petrus said...

That DC, not ur sea. Gimme a BRA.

Marcel Da Chump said...

Kid Robot toys:
Takashi Murakami.

JB said...

Recumbabe! Two-day streak!

Doug said...

Mr WRM; Do a BRA at the NAHBS in Sacramento and I promise I'll buy your book.

Kenny Banya said...

Hey WRM, will the new book have stickers as well? My CX has a few spots left for a new sticker.

Gold.

Buy-cycle said...

Drats, why is your book not available on the Kindle? Or I could buy a used copy for £78 (Amazon uk). You're good, but not that good.

Anonymous said...

recumbabe, and Time travelling, um whoever, I mean Bret. and a new book. Trifecta.

Little known bike culture fact:

Fort Collins Colorado exports bike smugness to Portland and boulder.

See you here.

Kenny said...

Come to Springfield, VA, so I can skip out of work to see you and talk about how bills become laws!

paulb said...

"He found the secret to everlasting happiness."

"Great heavens! Is that why they killed him?"

--Captain's Paradise

leogodoy said...

Congrats on your 2nd book, maybe this time it will be translated to portuguese so it can sell like 17 copies here in Brazil.

Paul Bowen said...

Guy has a point - Hirst didn't kill or pickle the fish he sold some mug, so why should anyone expect this Budnitz cove to have a fucking clue about bikes? As for WRM, could he even fill his own BRAs without help?

Anonymous said...

Cleveland. You deserve it!

JB said...

BRA in St. Louis.

www.left-bank.com
or
www.subbooks.com

Ryan Amirault said...

We'd love to have you come to Boulder or Denver. We have a "few" cyclists here...

Your first book was awesome! Looking forward to the second.

Anonymous said...

Just out of the top 20







will you have a bicycle walk too...we could go down valencia street in the bike lane....

mr.pissta

Anonymous said...

Philly. Gotta come back to Philly. It's like Portland, but with attitude instead of smugness.

And we have cheesesteaks.

Anonymous said...

mazel tov! can't wait for the book and to stalk you on your NYC WonderBRAs!

Do you have any advice for passing the time in Jury Duty? This sucks. Can you write another month of posts in a day? Bored as hell.

-tuff wheel IIz!

Anonymous said...

congratuations!!!

Esteemed Commenter DaddoOne said...

oh i'll send St Louis - as long as you are there within a day or two of chuck berry playing at the blubbery hill

JB said...

How about those edgy graphics on the Look:

Zipp Zipp Zipp
Look Look Look
Zipp Zipp Zipp

theEel said...

off the back...

weed.

ant1 said...

ant1st!

come to atlanta.

halo_out_of_reach said...

San Diego for obvious reasons

Yokota Fritz said...

Combine BRAs with race commentary during the Tour of California.

Yokota Fritz said...

How about a "Speshul" BRA visit to Morgan Hill, California?

Anonymous said...

Bring the BRA to Tulsa Ok.

grog said...

Seeya in Philly!
Bring the Babe with you!
New book got stickers?

Anonymous said...

All right, you have to come to Montreal this time!

I would say early September when the UCI World Tour guys will be in town.

Come on up!

Anonymous said...

Bellingham GD Washington, we have higher smug per capita than anywhere, even Portland.

Max said...

Come to Milwaukee!

Anonymous said...

Send the bikeSnob/BRA/RTMS/WCRM to Raleigh's Quail Ridge Books. If so, I hope I won't be the only one there.

Btw- if there's a particular online establishment or other method that provides a larger portion of the sale price to return to the author... please drop hints.

Don't make me write my name and address on a $20 bill and send it to you house.



balls.

Dingbat said...

Chicago. We have biking cyclists, wind, hipsters, velodromes, a cyclocross series... ah, fuckit, we don't need you anyhow.

Anonymous said...

Send BSNYC to Odense, Denmark or Berlin, Germany

Anonymous said...

You should come to Eurobike in Germany in September. It's an absolute blast, and I'm sure it would be a great way to reach a very large audience, tens of thousands of people attend it over the course of a week. (Don't worry too much if you don't speak German, English is the main language of the trade show.) As a bonus, you can have the experience of visiting the Cipollini booth, it is certainly a sight to behold (though I'd not necessarily advise it for young children). Lots of larger-than-life portraits of his semi-naked oiled body...

Also, the Alps are very closeby, so you can get in some real riding while you're over here (which will make your NYC rides look totally namby pampy in comparison). Spandex and shaved legs will be obligatory.

RL said...

Come on out to Thousand Oaks.....visit the the ladies of WomenCyclistand go for a ride in our beautiful mountains:)

McFly said...

Sophmoric at best....no no no wait, Softmoreic at breast. Yeah that's the ticket.

BikeBike said...

Come to Calgary, home range of the infamous "pathlete", known to frequent our pathway network year 'round, menacing all other users with their icy resolve to pass every mom/stroller at lightspeed and to win the race to the company showers every single frickin day.

OBA said...

Um, I don't have a time masheen, but I'm pretty sure I've seen that dachshund before.

kuoirad said...

C'mon back to Austin for a BRA.

Congrats on the new book!

craffel said...

Pittsburgh!

leroy said...

My dog requests a BRA in the doldrums.

He says he feels he's stuck there whenever it's my turn to pull and a nice distraction would be welcome.

I think that's his way of suggesting I've gotten fat.

Hairy legged ingrate.

I'd make him ride pilot on the tandem, but I don't trust him to steer.

Anonymous said...

Madison, WI.

Anonymous said...

http://www.retronaut.co/2012/01/high-diving-scene-1901/

Jay said...

Non-joking suggestion of Chicago.

Philly Bicycle Journal said...

Do a BRA at the Philadelphia bike show, plenty of attitude, limited smugness, and we have real cheese steaks.

Anonymous said...

Come to DC, please.

Anonymous said...

Send BXNYC to cambridge, uk! It's a bit like london, or portland, but with a student vibe and the theme "on the irony of using a mountain bike, where there are no mountains"

Creepy Creepinson said...

Dear RL,
I want to ride your beautiful mountains. Love CC

Croll 2, Best Worst Cyclist said...

BRA in Boston again plz. I wanna share my commute route from Roslindale to Cambridge w/you so you can see the vile insanity for yrself...

Anonymous said...

Afraid of getting a "Cleveland Steamer"?

Anonymous said...

I've heard people are organizing write-in campaigns to get to you to come to their town. Well, if anyone is trying to get you to come to Pittsburgh, please ignore them. We don't want you here, and if you do come I'm pretty sure I can get a bunch of crabon-riding Freds to stomp you. So stay away, unless you want to get Fred-stomped.

Anonymous said...

New York Times says that Oakland, CA is the #4 place to be in 2012 (edging out Tokyo at #5). And the cycling is great.

Also, in regards to yesterday's post; pretending to like cyclocross is like pretending to like French fries.

McFly said...

Visit Paris......TENN! The City of Lites: Natural Lites, Marlboro Lites, Christmas Lites in April, etc.

In the broomvagen said...

Any chance of London visit - Bikesnob and the Olympics in one year - too much !

Joe said...

Bring your BRA to DC!

Igor_Makarov said...

WRM,

Go to Los Angeles for a BRA. Take your bike. Go for a ride and get hit by a car. Watch the driver leave. Your work will immediately rise to the level of Cobain-level genius while you are tending to your wounds. It's the stuff of legend and books and blogs.

I think the Brain Trust here is missing the point behind the Budnitz bike. It's the ultimate collabo between in Art Marketing,green washing, and purchasing a lifestyle. It's the ultimate expression of capitalism.

WRM there's a killer collabo for your new book working the Budnitz scam. Sign a few and sell them to Budnitz for $200. Budnitz will sell the deuce with a 'rare' signed book to better incentivize the idiot buyer looking for the complete cycling lifestyle for less than $10,000 without all that messy riding business. The 2% will love it.

Tango1 said...

Angry Catfish in Minneapolis for a BRA

Anonymous said...

DC DC DC DC DC please

Perry said...

Since you seemed to have enjoyed your visit to Gothenburg (at least that what was you wrote ...) you should definitely come to Stockholm as well.

A suggestion is to time it during summer - right now it is the time of Nokian W240 snow-tyres and not a lot of day-light.

Anonymous said...

WRM, do you like to work on bikes? Visit
us at the Bike Exchange in Mountain View, CA, 2nd or 4th Saturdays.

Troutdreams said...

Louisville, KY. Center of the country and the start of The Bourbon Trail ride between six area distilleries. (Everybody loses count so we just say its "six")

Erik said...

If at all possible during your upcoming book tour: Bend, Oregon desperately needs your influence. "Bike Town USA", indeed. Never in Bend will you see a set of drop bars without a wattage meter. You will, however, see residents driving exactly 2 miles to the nearest trail head to begin their ride.

Bring your ti 69'er and we'll get some dirt on it.

nscadu 9 said...

Kamloops, British Columbia.
You'd love it here. Only two fixies in town and only one is brakeless.

Anonymous said...

You should come to Rochester, NY. It has a lot of the type of people who would not go to a BRA but use that it happened as an argument as to why Rochester is as good as NYC, but then will tell you they are totally going to move to Williamsburg next year.

So you would get to speak to an empty house, which would be a nice change of pace.

Anonymous said...

Come to Cleveland...steamer is on me!

Anonymous said...

All new material? Dachshund of Time is very familiar, no?

BSNYC to Williamsburg.

Also, it sounded like that anonymous comment you commentatored on was joking. At least I hoped so...

Pominville Family said...

Livonia MI (suburb of Detroit)

Anonymous said...

theEel, Do you mean Weed, CA?

I suggest another BRA at the University Book Store in Seattle. A good time I had....and we have fern porn.

Anonymous said...

Are there any coloring pages in this book?
Eugene

Eddy Jerckx said...

RL @ 12:08,
Once I get clipped in you will love my smooth stroke up those beautiful mountains.

I see you said...

Delorean copilot.

I though america was below you super cultured standards.

GO back to Spain you fucking hypocrite.

Buffalo Bill said...

Send BSNYC to Calgary!

Anonymous said...

How's about Arcata, CA? Midway between SF and Portland, savage biking community, scenic rides for day, and ample greenery! What more could you ask for?

BikeSnobNYC said...

Eugene,

Technically no but there's nothing stopping you from coloring on any or all of the book's many pages.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

Anonymous said...

I hide my porn pictures in yur old book so my mom wont find tham.
Come over to North Dakota.

Anonymous said...

Ummm, San Francisco welcomes you BRA. Multiple engagements?

Let the wisdom of Ben Franklin guide you in this decision:

"Lob will certainly reward virtue and punish vice, either here or hereafter."

and,

"Beer is proof that Lob loves us and wants us to be happy.”
― Benjamin Franklin
http://www.vice.com/vice/dnd/2401

Justin said...

Come to Austin and I'll buy you a copy of the new Bike Snob book.

Adam said...

You should have a BRA in America's other Portland... Maine

Dave PA said...

Send BSNYC to Pittsburgh - as the new "in" city this is really the most obvious choice. May your path to enlightenment be filled with hills, potholes, and clueless motorists.

Anonymous said...

Come to Carbon, PA. Laterally stiff and vertically compliant 24/7!

Anonymous said...

Please make a stop at the Planet Tri-Dork.

Thanks
Bret

Mary R said...

Congratulations on your new book! Come to Tucson, AZ! Possible sponsors: VelociPrints, Borderlands Brewpub, The Pedaler newspaper, Perimeter Bicycle Association of America.

Fran said...

BRA in *Baltimore*. Stay a couple days, bring the MTB for some good single track riding in nearby Patapsco State Park, make a BRA trip down to DC as well.
-Fran

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Columbus is a classy town in Ohio. But I'll drive to Cleveland to see your exciting powerpoint presentation if I have to.

mikeweb said...

Beginning the lead out to 100...

Great news on the new book! I'm sure your 'sophomore' effort will be most excellent.

BRA in Brooklyn, please!!

Oh, right...

dcee604 said...

Come to Vancouver, Canada, provided they let you cross the border. We have controversial bike lanes.

Superstantial said...

I second (or third) our nation's capital, Washington, DC.

Also, send him to the Northern VA capital of douchiness while he's here - I'm talking Arlington, VA.

Anonymous said...

BRA in Baltimore. 'Cause all the cyclists in DC are douchebag bureaucrats.

Anonymous said...

BISHOP CA

I say this Owens Valley town because you can really have an epic burrittoo..Buffalo Enchilada Wet Style at Las Palmas

Lorne said...

Send BSNYC to Edmonton Alberta, Canada

Anonymous said...

Do a swing through the West and visit both Boulder and beautiful Santa Fe.

Anonymous said...

Greensboro, NC

Anonymous said...

Please come to Havre Montana on Memorial day weekend.

We could go camping, build a big campfire and do your BRA while eating burgers and drinking whiskey.
I could take you out on the four wheeler and look for rattlers and Dino bones the next day.

Larrie @ the trading post

Anonymous said...

Another uber-bike-friendly BRA suggestion if I might: Corvallis, Oregon

http://www.ci.corvallis.or.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=120&Itemid=401

Oodles of bike paths and only 15 minutes to singletrack in the mountains...

Kelly said...

Im hoping you come back to SF. While signing books the guy in front of me spilt his beer all over the signing table. He was so nervous like he was meeting some famous artist/bike builder like Paul Budnitz. But all those google folks kinda give me the creeps.

Anonymous said...

BRA, Minneapolis, Buycycling's number one bike city.

But you'll probably end up in Madison, WI, better "protest" scene out there.

Ben Levy said...

Looking forward to your next book. I would like if you visited my little town of Elk Grove Ca. but I honestly don't think that would happen. Sacramento or Davis (both prior stages of the Amgen tour of California) would be nice being as their close by. But I would think at the very least San Francisco would make the list so put me in for a request for a city by the Bay stop.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonymous 12:55pm,

I am amazed to learn there are other cities and towns in Oregon besides Portland. Who knew!?!

--Wildcat Rock Machine

RAGBRAI said...

BRA suggestion: 36DD

No really I suggest this: one of the overnight stops on this year's RAGBRAI (week of July 22nd).
It's RAGBRAI #40 (XL). Lot's of smugness and phreds of all kinds.

Anonymous said...

Kamloops? Don't go there. How about Yellowknife instead?

Lulea said...

Please come to Seattle again!

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Heck with Wildcat's book signing. I'm going out to Larrie's in Montana! Hey Larrie can I bring my gun?

schaughvn said...

i am sure that i could get Curt Ingliss to build one for less adn include an old retrotec tool as well.

Pinkie said...

I spray painted my bike. It looks like a teletubby budnitz. I call it BidNuts.

Glen Quagmire said...

WRM,

You REALLY need to do a BRA in Dildo, Newfoundland, Canada.

Afterwards everyone could go for a stimulating ride down to Broad Cove, South Dildo or maybe over to Spread Eagle. Good times.

Giggity.

Anonymous said...

Anchorage, AK, but only if the BRA is scheduled during the snow bike season.

Dave said...

That last shot looks like its Thing from the Addams familyfrom the

Anonymous said...

A Madison BRA. Wildcat yer overdue!

Andrew Warren said...

Wait, I really just read 107 comments and there wasn't a single serious mention of Portland? Please come here? I don't even know what to say. I'm panicking now. You're coming to Portland right? Portland Oregon?

Oh yeah, and congrats on the new controversy.

Anonymous said...

Come to Minneapolis, if you dare.

topcheese said...

send him to south bend, indiana!

gjh said...

I second Raleigh, NC

We were recently featured on an iphone commercial, so if we are smug enough for apple, we definitely deserve a BRA

Bruno said...

Come to Frederick MD, an equal short distance to both Baltimore and DC, and a "Honorable Mention" as bike-friendly city status with disjointed bike paths and lanes that start and quit at odd intervals for no reason. However, we have some of the best off road riding on the east coast, if you like rocks, and some of the best road riding over rolling country lanes sans cars. We all know the BRA's are about riding, not books, right? Hold it in the upstairs room over the brewpub downtown.

Andrew Warren said...

Also, about those "other towns" in Oregon, not a single person in Portland has a car so we can't get there. Just saying.

don the cyclist said...

Cleveland,when properly pronounced,sounds like Mistake-On-The-Lake. old indian name.

Anonymous said...

Bring your BRA to Pittsburgh,PA. We promise to grant you a Hot Carl with a Terrible Towel.

Anonymous said...

You probably can't visit Boulder - at least not in any official bike book pimping capacity - now that you've dissed Budnitz and his posse of collectable sneaker wearing fanime cosplayers.

Yea, you're better off going to Portland and facing the ire of its bike culture cosplayers.

Anonymous said...

this may seem like a joke, but, how about Indianapolis, IN ? We have people, who ride bikes.

E. Griffin said...

Send BSNYC to Hyattsville, MD (metro DC area) to the Busboys and Poets across the street from a great LBS called Arrow Bicycle. Could make a very good event with them.

GK said...

Come to Pittsburgh. Portland's 15 minutes of fame are over, Pittsburgh is where it's at.

jt said...

Phoenix or Tucson! Bring the SNOB to AZ!!!

Anonymous said...

Make sure to include the Mens room in Secacus Junction in your BRA. You won't be able to reserve such an exclusive location, but I guarantee you will get a lot of foot traffic.

crosspalms said...

I thought Scranus was in Jersey.

Please come to Chicago with your contributions to modern art. Proud home of the "you're not a fucking car" man, it is a hotbed (or at least a lukewarmbed) of bi-keen culture.

And congratulations on the book!

jooknboolie said...

Dear Wildcat Rock Machine,
I must respectfully propose that you steer clear of here in your BRA. I live in Durham, North Carolina and I am unsure of the level of acceptance you might garner dressed thusly. I have had the displeasure to personally meet some unfortunates of limited understanding regarding personal expression (I still have the scars to prove it) in the Old North State. On the other hand, though, a visit by such a highly-regarded and celebrated personage such as yourself, from the very epicenter of lib'rul heathen-ity itself, may do some good and catalyze a balancing of sorts. Let's do try it and see what happens. (There are those who may, upon hearing my antiquated manner of speech, or more accurately, reading my antiquated manner of typing on my custom lugged Apple IIe, assume that my ill-fated run-in with the above-mentioned persons-of-ill-repute-and-limited-understanding-with-respect-to-personal-expression must have involved tweed in some form or fashion. It did not). Thank you for your consideration.

pavel m. said...

Did anyone catch this - from the Huan review?

"While pleasant to look at and comfy to ride, the No. 1 model shown here is also light at just 9.32kg (10.55lb) all in"

Its only off by 10lb. No big deal.

Snob come to the bay area again.

Sergey Chemezov said...

I second Bishop, CA. Really, it should be the epicenter of cycling in Canada's lateral nether regions.

Why? No end of beautiful riding and you will not get hit by a car. The climbing and the descending will get the WCRM seal of approval. Ohhh the descents. If you can't get sufficiently smug, Mammoth Lakes isn't far.

But, what do I know? In fact, don't go. It's awful there.
Did I mention the descending?

Billy said...

Boston! Or Cambridge (not the one in weirdo mirrorland aka the UK).

I'm sure Geekhouse would love to have you in their new space: http://www.core77.com/blog/videos/geekhouse_bikes_invites_beantown_creative_community_to_headquarters_boston_a_new_25000_sf_co-working_space_21497.asp

25,000 sq ft of artisanal curators of sundry creative pursuits. You'll fit right in.

Anonymous said...

Seattle, Seattle, and maybe Seattle. We all loved having you.

Erika Roberson said...

Boston Please!!! We live bikes even though we are crazy drivers! We could do a charity ride for bikes not bombs organization or something. Our mayor loves bikes and we love you!

Anonymous said...

send wcrm to easton pa. he has a huge following there. well the one guy is huge. the rest of the following is normal size.

send wcrm to performance cycles in bethlehem pa. the league of american wheelmen might show up wearing ironic mustaches.

cycle

Anonymous said...

Mr Troutdreams neglected to mention that Louisville is the home to the 2013 WORLD Cyclocross Championship (and sumpthin' called the Kentucky Derby, so don't come in early May, but any other time is great!)

Anonymous said...

Please visit Nashville TN for a BRA.

Lulea said...

If you want another option for a bookstore in Seattle, Elliot Bay Book Company is great and resides among the largest concentration of fixies in town. Seattle's Capital Hill!

Anonymous said...

Send Snob to Vancouver, BC, Canuckadiana. We will provide ample syrup and hockey pads.

crosspalms said...

I see other commentators are bragging about the riding opportunities of their towns. Well, what Chicago lacks in hilliness it more than makes up for in flatness. Plus, you can try our (one!) protected bike lane. But do it quickly before they box the thing up and ship it off to the Smithsonian as an example of quaintly misguided 21st century transportation thinking.

RhondaLeeBaby69 said...

"various weird, scary, beautiful, and smug places that are not New York"

I humbly submit Indianapolis as a site for a BRA . Definitely weird. Undoubtedly scary. Beautiful? Meh. Smug? Absolutely. And it is most definitely NOT New York. It isn't even Cleveland (Oh, if only that were true!) and they have the highest Fred-to-creperie ratio known to man (what happens when the one place goes out of business and we are forced to divide by zero---Lob help us all).

g-roc said...

Vancouver, BC, up here in America's ill-fitted toupé. Judging by the comments, you'd have at least two people show up. I might even buy another book if it's suitable for colouring*

Barring that, I'll be the other guy at the Bellingham GD Washington BRA.

*authentic Canadian spelling.

BostonJerk said...

Hey Billy,

Get your tongue out of Marty's asshole already will ya.

Geeeeeezzzzzzeee.

Anonymous said...

Send WCRM to Riker's Island!

cycle

Anonymous said...

"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."

en fuego el snobito

db said...

Come to Providence, RI and try a BRA at Legend Bicycle. There is hardly any crabon to be seen and wheelbrows abound.

Rotten Bostonian said...

Hey Erika Roberson,

Shut the fuck up you christian abomination.
The mayor is a fat shit who cares not for cyclist but only his reputation and the reputation of a bicycle hostile city was starting to tarnish his rotund image.

ce said...

I still haven't bought the first book and you're still not welcome in Australia.

Etherhuffer said...

If you come to Seattle hook up with the local gals who do burlesque and bring Recumbabe! She can "warm up" the crowd for you. Then we can leave.

0.2HP said...

BRA at KINETIC SCULPTURE RACE,
American Visionary Art Museum,
Baltimore MD,
Saturday, May 5, 2012

Not bicycles but what bicycles can turn into when people have too much time on their hands.

Anonymous said...

Definitely looking forward to the new book. (Not that anyone gives a shit) I have to admit I put off reading the first one for a long time and when I eventually picked it up I found it to be quite good. I was sort of expecting an unabridged version of your blog so i was pleasantly surprised. put me down for one copy, just want to get my order in because i don't want to miss out because I understand it will be limited. although i still haven't figured out what to do with the stickers from the first book.

Anonymous said...

Edinburgh. Or Glasgow, at a pinch....

hey nonny mouse

livingjetlag said...

If you liked Gothenburg, Sweden, then you'll love Gothenburg, Nebraska. You might also enjoy Moose Factory, Ontario. If you go to Belchertown, MA we can all ride down to the root beer factory there.

Grump said...

--Send BSNYC to Batavia.....

No, not Indonesia, you big dummy,
Batavia, IL.

Why Batavia, IL.?
1) Need I say, Suburban Chicago.
2) Need I say, home of one of the larger racing teams and shops in Northern Illinois.
3) Within driving distance of yours truely.
4) No Hipsters for miles and miles.

Anonymous said...

BRA to Dallas!

Anonymous said...

BRA suggestions:

Berlin: I actually picked up a copy of your first book there. You will be warmly received the germans have no taste and they love everyone for instance david hasselhoff is considered a god over there.

Paris: it would be a good way to get back at them for generally being smelly insufferable pricks

Montreal: sort of like berlin and paris combined, well meaning, efficient people with no sense of humor and bad taste that also happen to speak french. they will love you there wildcat

sweatpants cyclist said...

Visit Saint Louis, please!

Anonymous said...

How 'bout Gibson's Book Store, Concord, New Hampshire - truly independent just like the Snob and smugness to boot!

Anonymous said...

Lincoln, Nebraska for a BRA!!!

Beerfueled said...

Another request for a stop in Denver. I'll buy you a pint or three at one (or three) of the abundant local breweries. Bikes and beer just go together.

-larry

Anonymous said...

I'll put in a 3rd plug for Bellingham, truly the artisanal capitol of smugness. Just remember to buy carbon offsets, or make an epic trek there by bike - which would you ride?

Anonymous said...

Come to Isreal.
Come be with friends!



and...

Mehzeltov!

SingleSpeedMark said...

Congratulations on your new book

How about Old Greenwich, CT? I'll host at my shop... And it's only a short train ride away!

Anonymous Coward said...

Please come to Chicago snob. The weather and politicians would at least be familiar.

Anonymous said...

Come to San Diego. I'm sure we can arrange for someone to give you a Dirty Sanchez to mark the occasion.

Anonymous Coward said...

Oh and congrats on the new book.

sufferist said...

I would like to second Anon 12:02 and suggest that the Wildcat Rock Machine Experience to Tulsa. If the annointed one, which I'm assuming it's a butter sauce, would time his trip for @ June 8,9 and 10th, it would coincide with Tulsa Tough (tulsatough.com) 3-day bike fest (crits/gran fondo/townie ride) extravaganza. It would be nice if he could combine the BRA-Stop with doing the color commentary for one of the pro crits. That would be cool.

So pick us!

Sincerely,


Everyone on a bike in Tulsa

SingleSpeedMark said...

Come on! We can ride Mianus park on our single speed mountain bikes afterwards. (Yes, it's pronounced the way a third-grader would.)

Anonymous said...

Send WCRM to the lehigh valley velodrome for the spring swap meet. There will be tens of thousands of cyclists with money in their pockets (well for a few minutes - the beer concession opens and it is all gone).

cycle

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SingleSpeedMark said...

That, or New York City.

Wyldepoop Slop Musheen said...

Please come snap some BRA strap in Chattanooga Tennessee, it would actually mean a lot to me, because I, unlike all these pretentious "this city is better than that city" and "I'm better than them" people, am actually better than them (seriously).

Neil said...

ah, 'limited edition'....the other side of the coin being 'obsolescence'.

Oh, and I vote Ottawa! We even have our own bike-lane controversy.

urchin said...

A second vote for Atlanta. Face your fears of the American South. Fear is the mind killer, etc.

Also, congrats on that book. Just a few more and you'll be making money!

Anonymous said...

Please come to Baltimore.

Anonymous said...

wait a minute, you're telling me there are other cities outside of NYC? Good one.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone want to meet you in person - it would almost certainly be a let down. Come to DC if you must be pranced around.
There's a sign in Ben's Chili Bowl that says: People who eat here for free - Bill Cosby, The Obama family, and no one else. Let's see if we can't change that...

Sarah Pearman said...

Pittsburgh. If you didn't hear, Portland is out and Pittsburgh is in (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/arts-post/post/portlandia-your-15-minutes-are-up-long-live-pittsburgh/2012/01/03/gIQAMUlSYP_blog.html). It's about to get real snobby up in here. You'll love it.

Anonymous said...

First choice: Muncie, IN

Realizing probably no one else supports BSNYC going there, I would say either Indianapolis, IN, or Dayton, OH (I see someone else has already suggested Dayton).

And if all else fails, I guess Chicago would work.

streepo said...

I'd like to suggest that you come to visit us in Albany, but why would anybody go to Albany voluntarily.

Anonymous said...

Another request for Seattle. We 'lob' Bike Snob!

Someone from Toronto said...

Come to Toronto.

Doug said...

OK, I know I'm backpedaling here, but Bishop, CA is fabulous. If you 'BRA' there I promise I'll not only buy your second book, but the first one as well.

@MyHarpoon said...

I second the suggestion that Indianapolis needs a BRA!!

There's even a dustup/brouhaha over new bike lanes (a la Prospect Park):

http://www.wthr.com/story/16035261/drivers-unhappy-over-new-broad-ripple-bike-lanes

http://www.indystar.com/article/20111211/OPINION01/112110301/Bike-lanes-good-maybe-not-one

crosspalms said...

So is this the earliest early warning you've given us of impending no-write-blog zones? Aren't you saying that starting in April it'll be massive junketeering for months so a handful of people can get a Knog blinky or an Action Wipe every few days while the rest of us shiver by our screens waiting for a post? Occupy Chronicle! Occupy Snob! Stop the madness!

Ben said...

Missoula, MT would be very appreciative of a BRA

portlandanonymous said...

umm, Portland, please?

Anonymous said...

You are cordially invited to make a BRA at my house.
On second thought, this being winter, and factoring for my current rate of expansion, you could easily make that a man-BRA.
And bring your truing stand.

Anonymous said...

Scranus Francisco, Califlower

BRA

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Good point Crosspalms.

Anonymous said...

Wow...a new book. How sophomoric.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

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