Monday, March 26, 2012

Cubicles and Cockpits: When Every Day is Bring Your Toys to Work Day

Do you live in or around Minneapolis, Minnesota?  Do you have little or nothing to do tomorrow afternoon?  Would you like an opportunity to tell some smartass bike blogger from New York exactly where he can shove his new book, which Janet Maslin of The New York Times has already called "fucking awesome"?  Well, if you answered, "I can't hear you, I was cleaning my ears with a mini-pump and it got stuck" to any of the following questions, then come here tomorrow and I'll try and help you extract it:

MINNEAPOLIS
Tuesday, March 27
4:00pm ride
Midtown Bike Center by Freewheel Bike
2834 10th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 238-4447

Then it's on to these places on these days, and you can find additional details here:

Wednesday, March 28th:

Madison, WI

Thursday, March 29th:

Chicago, IL

Saturday, March 31st:

Austin, TX

Sunday, April 1st:

Boulder, CO

After that I visit the west coast as well as the New Amsterdam Bike Show, but we can deal with that all later.  And while I'm on the subject of book tours, I should also mention I now have the details concerning my visit to London, and my first transatlantic BRA will take place on Thursday, May 10th starting at 5:30pm (or 17:30 if you're pretentious, European, or in the military) at the following location:


49 Old Street 
London EC1V 9HX
020 7253 1025

And then finally I'll be in Italy for this:


Whew!  I get tired just cutting and pasting it all.  In any case, my tour is generously sponsored in part by Brooks England LTD., and for those of you who have asked the answer is, "Yes, Brooks saddles are in fact edible."  (Assuming of course your name is Bear Grylls.)  Also, I apologize for all the self-promotion, and I can assure you that once all of this is over this blog will revert to its normal and preferred state of being a disembodied presence with no discernible author floating languidly in cyberspace.

Moving on, this past weekend was the Red Hook Crit, and I visited the race for the first time since its inception.  Despite having been misquoted on the matter by some stupid online magazine, I've always liked the Red Hook Crit, and the only reason I'd never actually gone was because it takes place late in the evening.  Sure, I only live a short bike ride away, but the only place I like to be after 9:00pm is on a couch in front of a television.  Of course, now that I have a bakfiets with both a couch and a television on it, I'm finally able to partake in all this "nighlife" I've been hearing so much about.

The race was very well-attended and enjoyable to watch, even if the outcome was decided pretty early in the race.  (Local racer Dan Chabanov rode away by himself for an emphatic win, despite the presence of something like six MASH guys, who are evidently less adept at chasing than they are at branding.)  I will not molest you with pictures of the race because: A) I'm a really crappy photographer; and 2) there are already like a million other pictures on the Internet; but I will say that it basically looked like a whole lot of young white people standing around a cruise ship terminal at night, and it also didn't look anything like this:



In any case, my visit to the races was marred by only one incident.  Right near the venue, we were riding through an intersection with the right-of-way, when an oncoming car ran a stop sign and drove right into our path.  Then, the driver of the car pulled up next to me and rolled down his window.  I was expecting some sort of misguided insult, but amazingly he smiled and asked me directions to the bike race.

Before I knew what I was doing I found myself answering him, and astoundingly he kept pressing me for more details.  ("So, like, is it actually inside the cruise ship terminal?")  Then I remembered he was a complete asshole, and so I cut him off and told him, "You know, next time stop at the stop sign."

You can probably guess his indignant reply: "I did stop at the stop sign."

If you ride a bicycle in America you've almost certainly encountered this sort of brazen dissembly, and while it's stunning to be lied to by the person who just almost ran you over, it's even more disturbing when you stop and think that they have total license to do so.  This is because, if they actually do run you over, they will then tell the police and the insurance company that of course they stopped at the stop sign, and that they didn't see you, and that you "came out of nowhere," and that you were probably riding the wrong way down a one way street because like who do these "bikers" think they are anyway?  And if you're lucky enough to be able to speak after an "accident" like this, good luck trying to get anybody to believe anything to the contrary.  I mean, who do these bikers think they are anyway?

Nevertheless, I remained civil throughout this encounter, but he was wearing some stupid aging hipster fedora hat and I hope it's a vintage 19th century job that's slowly giving him mercury poisoning.

Speaking of bicycle cycle racing, this past weekend was the mellifluously-titled Ghent-Wevelgem, and once again Mark "The Man Missile" Cavendish totally Sky-ed it:

A nine-rider group stayed away much of the race, but the real story was a split in the field with about 35 km to go. World champion Mark Cavendish (Sky) was left behind in a chasing group and tried to bridge the gap on his own, but never saw the front of the race again.

Oy.  Next thing you know he's going to have Bradley Wiggins hair:

(Bradley Wiggins models his look on the band Oasis, who have also made a highly successful career of falling well short of people's expectations.)

By the way, if you enjoy following professional bicycle cycling then you probably also enjoy "bike porn," and a reader has recently informed me of a new bike porn subgenre, which is called "workplace bike porn:"


Yes, that's right, it's pictures of awesome bikes in awesome workspaces:

The idea of The Work Cycle is to share showcases of various workspaces to demonstrate how the Work Cycle is being successfully integrated into the daily office grind, both as a form of inspiration, as much as it is a celebration. It’s not just about clever and innovative storage solutions though: bikes propped up wherever they'll fit is just as interesting and arguably an even bigger embrace! We want to see a focus on the whole space and how the Work Cycle fits in. And nothing says we’re bicyclists and proud like a couple of Vélos propped up in the meeting room!

Or, if you prefer, it's an entire website dedicated to the joy of riding a designer bicycle to a designer job.

Now, I'm a strong believer that riding your bike to work can improve not only your day but your life.  In the case of this particular website though I find claims like this to be highly spurious:

Work cyclists rave about good health, freeing up time and the development of the social culture that comes with it. 

Really, is this why the people who work for the companies featured in this site are so happy?  Or could it also have something to do with the fact that they make lots of money working in sun-drenched loft spaces in fashionable neighborhoods making pretty pictures with Apple products all day?  I'd be willing to bet that, at most of the offices pictured here, the guy who rides his vintage road bike to work and his co-worker who commutes via classic Porsche are both equally happy and sickeningly-self-satisfied.  Consider Weiden + Kennedy, the advertising firm in Portland:


Yes, your workday can be this great, too.  All you need is a big salary, a high-end race bike, and an employer who encourages you to work in flip-flops:


But this lifestyle isn't limited to make-believe cities like Portland, OR.  It's also readily available to people in the real world.  For example, you could go to work for Zago in New York City:

I had no idea what Zago was, so I visited their website and I still don't know:


In our interconnected world,branding is the means to bring vision to reality, to communicate and shape meaning, to nurture and preserve interactions. Companies and organizations need to consider the myriad options and shifting array of opportunities that confront their audience. 


Unceasing competition for attention requires choices and behaviors that transform the very nature of communication itself.


In a world where consumption merges with activism and content becomes commitment, our economy is no longer ruled by isolated transactions but is ever more subject to the impact of interactivity.
In this ever-changing environment branding is how relationships are fostered, transformed and improved.


Though I'm assuming what it means is that you show up to a Tribeca loft at about 10:30-ish and lean your vintage bike against an exposed-brick wall:

After which you spend the rest of the day alternately drinking $8 coffees and masturbating in an open-plan workspace.

Oh, and if you work for a company like this in Amsterdam you should have the decency to keep it to yourself.

Dutch people do not get to brag about riding their bikes to work.  That's just sandbagging.

When The Work Cycle features a Subway franchise or a local post office then I'll be impressed.  Until then, it's just another designer circle jerk.  One thing's for sure, though, which is that if we do see some everyday "workplace bike porn" it's sure to include some sweet "cockpit porn," like this example spotted by a reader in Oshkosh, WI:


It's tough to see the details due to the size of the picture, but this appears to be a variation on the famous "puppeteer" setup:

(A Fred who rides a "puppeteer" setup is actually called a "Geppetto.")

And if "cockpit porn" isn't hard enough for you, how about some "freak bike porn?"

(Forwarded by yet another reader.)

How do you sell a piece of history?

113 comments:

Anonymous said...

toys on the pode.

Anonymous said...

more toys on the pode!

Anonymous said...

look at all these toys on the pode.

Will Handsfield said...

Cat-up

Kenny said...

HAGGIS 4 LYFE!

Anonymous said...

meanwhile, back in the cat 6 peloton...

Bod said...

Meh

singlespeedwaster said...

Top ten!

McFly said...

Top Ten?

McFly said...

Yep

McFly said...

But not you

crosspalms said...

At my workspace, my bike would be resting comfortably on stacks of currency in my personal office safe if we did that sort of thing. We don't, so it's locked at a bike rack outside. It survived a commute marked by a) a bus running a red light as I was about to cross an intersection, and b) a car trying to make a quick left in front of me as said bus went by. I had to ride up on the concrete island in the crosswalk to avoid the car while yelling "aaaaah!!" and "fucking asshole!!" But I do get to use an Apple product if I get to work alive...

le Correcteur said...

toptwenny!

le Correcteur said...

The best sentences in here by far:

"When The Work Cycle features a Subway franchise or a local post office then I'll be impressed. Until then, it's just another designer circle jerk."

"Designer circle jerk": pretty damn good, BS!

JB said...

scranus

Anonymous said...

"...its normal and preferred state of being(semicolon)a disembodied presence with no discernible author floating languidly in cyberspace."

Oh, how I envy you, Snob, floating in your isolation tank, writing your blog via EEG electrodes in true post transcendent bliss.

Warm, salty, floating bliss. Oh, oh, yea.

RANTWICK said...

Should I send in a picture of my non-designer bicycle stuffed in among dusty banker's boxes? That's where it lives at my work. If I left it in a meeting room they would fire me.

streepo said...

scranus

theEel said...

weed.

Bod said...

Maybe I should send in some pics of my work space, there's shit everywhere. Honestly, I really don't the concept of that website. How about a website called www.placesihaveadump.com

Marcel Da Chump said...

Weiden & Kennedy has a New York office on Varick Street...yes, a loft space in a fashionable neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

"The idea of The Work Cycle is to share showcases of various workspaces to demonstrate how the Work Cycle is being successfully integrated...blah, the fuck blah, blah."

Goawddamn, I hate me some people.

Thanks for ridiculing these knobends.

I work with several and if they would just GET TO WORK and stop wanking on about how trendy and special they are, we might actually have jobs next month!

Anonymous said...

balls™

Buffalo Bill said...

I could park my bike in my office, and if I bring the nice one I sometimes do. But today I left my commuter dripping slush and road grunge in the locker in the loading dock.

I also eschew apple products, is that bad?

Anonymous said...

See you in ATX this weekend!

Steve Winwood said...

Scranus

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Yep, I too could bring my bike in my office but I don't I leave it locked to the table out front.

I got a PC on my desk and work at a company that actually has real durable goods going out the back end.

I do have some guitars and maps and a stack of cool magazines in my office though.

Anonymous said...

(Bradley Wiggins models his look on the band Oasis, who have also made a highly successful career of falling well short of people's expectations.)

Kapow!

balls®

Anonymous said...

Snob,

Mpls asks don't forget to check out our most expensive bike infrastructure the newly named "Sproing Bridge", formerly some congressguy's sexless droid name.

The bridge is held up, kind of, by vibrating cables that last as long as guitar strings on one of Dick Dale's guitars. They are popping the strings like old rubber bands. And you may get hit by a flying cable or a chunk of bridge on your bike ride on Tuesday.
I myself do not want to be within a mile of impending disaster and will have to take a powder Tues afternoon.

Also you may cross the "Washington" bridge at the U of MN campus, a bridge that makes the 35W falling bridge that killed 12 and injured 100 look sturdy. It is on the U of MN campus. Demand instead to be rowed across by the women's crewing team, they have docks and boats on the river, though it may be too early in the season.

Good luck.

McFLY said...

I said screw work, took half a day, am watching Criterium Int'l and am possibly anticipating lunchsex. Lunchsex, it's not just for breakfast anymore.

mikeweb said...

@Buffalo Bill,

Coincidently, I also chew apple products.

Anonymous said...

Minneapolis shaky bridge:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pQ8KkAfvDw
Watch that cable vibrate.

Holy scranus.

DerZoots said...

Doooooooood.

Panties.
Weeds.

JB said...

Most of what I know about Mnps-St. Paul is that there is an absolutely terrific burger place in St. Paul that is on a street adjacent to a private high school that is known for pumping out professional sports players, and when you get off the interstate there is a Trader Joe's.

Paul Bowen said...

Look Mum No Hands is just round the corner from my office, thank you for taking this into consideration in your plans. Should you need a pre-BRA haircut I unreservedly recommend The Legend about a 1/4 mile east of LMNH on the other side of Old St. They trim your ear hair by setting fire to it, I kid you not. Also they trim your eyebrows and nose hair but not with fire) and it's a great haircut, all for £14. Bargain.

leroy said...

Too busy to get out for a longish ride, but Prospect Park was lovely this weekend.

Corner of the park is torn-up for re-paving, creating a mini-Spring Classic.

You can keep your Hell of the North.

We have the Heck of the South-East corner.

Top that Minneapolis.

Anonymous said...

I work for a dutch company in new york, our building allows bikes in the building however my dutch company hasn't allocated any space for bikes (even though i could fit mine in my office but am not allowed to do so), so we have to leave our bikes on the street to be picked at and stolen. So much for the enlightened bike culture of the Dutch.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy Minnesota, hopefully you will not be sodomized by some eskimo up there.

Anonymous said...

Hey - I read on Drudge or some other 'reliable' source that new york is considering a bicycle tax on anyone going over a bridge. This is the kind of stuff they try to push thru while Super Snobby is out of town.

They'd never try this if Snobby were around to use his super power of cyncism against the forces of evil.

cycle

Billy said...

I use an Apple product at work, but only to read Bike Snob and connect to my free software server. Does that make me the office drone smugness equivalent of a Prius owner that "just never drives that much"?

My bike is locked up outside on the rack. I *could* bring it in, but it's pretty filthy from all the Boston road grime. Until the past two weeks, it was the only bike you could find around here. Now there's others leaning up against walls, stashed in empty cubes, etc.

Fair weather cyclists. Peh.

Then again, I did take the bus today, but I wanted to read a book (not yours, Snob! already finished it. Use bigger/more words next time please).

I could probably wear flip flops here if I wanted. But then I'd be yet another nasty-footed Allstonian that you can smell coming from 20 feet.

I met a bunch of regulars at a bar in my new neighborhood that's *near* Allston. That was sort of fun.

I have no idea what my point was.

Anonymous said...

a haircut and an ear hair burning for just 14 quid? blimey!

zoomer said...

Where do I find a designer to curate my next circle jerk?

Scranus!

oh, and
Weed Panties

Confused in Coxsackie said...

Portland, OR what?

Downtown Hotel said...

Please, Mr. Snob, I would like more information on how to clean ears with a mini-pump.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Bradley Wiggins, I finally got around to watching the final TT stage of Paris Nice this weekend to watch him crush Lieuwe "Louie" Westra's soul by 2 seconds. There's got to be some type of aero advantage to that awful "$200 to look like I didn't just get a haircut" haircut. Or maybe it's dress code for all Commanders of the Order of the British Empire. I think I saw him wearing Hincapie jeans when warming down on the trainer too.

Matt said...

Has the six-string bridge re-opened? I thought they propped it up with scaffolding while trying to figure out what to do with it. I figured Snob would get a nice look at the underside of the bridge while using the crosswalk it was meant to replace.

I hadn't seen the vibrating cable video before. That's pretty cool. No wonder the cable ends failed.

I'll be there tomorrow (Oh Boy, says Snob). If it rains, will there be a bus ride instead?

Anonymous said...

Zago- WTF? That sounded like one of those fucked up Japanese to English translations.

Matthew said...

Coming to the UK and only seeing London? You should come to Scotland!

Anonymous said...

The Legend's doing haircuts? Makes a change from music journalism, I suppose.

Toss your caber for you, sir?

hey nonny mouse

Anonymous said...

I don't know about "fucking awesome," but I know about awesome fucking! Just fucking not kidding!

Anonymous said...

Panties!

Anonymous said...

Bring your panties to work!

Anonymous said...

It saddens me to know that there are members of the bicycling community who believe all motorists are deliberately out there trying to run them over and therefore must demonize all motorists. I, however, believe most motorists are responsible, caring citizens who aren't out to hurt anyone, but interspersed among them are csreless and/or stupid motorists like the one BS encountered who are not going to go away. So whether you believe that you, as a bicyclist, are potential prey to all those preditory motorists or you believe like I do that idiot drivers are simply out there, the lesson is the same. A bicyclist must be extra allert. Always. And sadly, being alert is not always enough, but we don't let that stop us and we ride anyway.

Anonymous said...

What the hell is a designer bike? I mean, it must be different than one of those bikes that were never designed, but just grew on a tree, as a sort of freak of nature, but how exactly is it different? Same question goes for designer jobs. . . .

jno62 said...

Wait, I can get PAID to masterbate? I NEED that job.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I get it. Designer jobs are different because of where you get to wank. In that case, being a bum like me is a designer job, 'cause I get to tank while I "work," which is what I call making snarky comments on snarky websites after I ride my bike all morning. In fact, I'm wanking right now!

Billy said...

Anon @ 2:27 PM:

I hate to be all serious on bike snob, but driving a personal car in a city, by yourself, is an inherently sociopathic act. It demonstrates an appalling lack of concern for your fellow humans and citizens, from easily-remedied ignorance or outright callousness.

That we accept this behavior as normal says quite a bit about how numb we have all become to casual acts of cruelty to one another.

http://rts.gn.apc.org/socid.htm

Alina (yer russian) said...

See you tomorrow, Snob!
And yeah, apparently Minneapolis can't build bridges right. It's all one consulting firm that's f-ing up, actually. They did inspections on both 35W and Sabo bridge and failed.

I hope the weather gets a bit warmer for you. Got lucky this year, it's balmy for spring.

Anonymous said...

It's actually pretty simple: bike good, car bad. I wish all cars were at the bottom of the ocean. No, that'd be bad for the ocean. I wish I could borrow TTTSWRF's time machine and go back and persuade Henry Fucking Ford and all the other industrial capitalist pigs who created all these killer machines to knock it the hell off.

Anonymous said...

It's one extreme or the other: They either try to run you off the road or they ask for directions.

cyclotourist said...

SOFT RIDE

Feel Licket said...

IT'S BOONEN BY A NOSE! (you see what I did there?)

Jack Olivia said...

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grog said...

Thanks for the bit-o-babe.
I will utilize the stickers in your new book on by cubicles and cockpits. What? No stickers?

grog said...

my oh my

Jasper said...

All the way to the UK and you are going to Old St? Man, that is so old. When I worked there twenty years ago it was really old, then it got over-run by hipsters, now it is just old again.
And I always thought Bradley was a Paul Weller kind of guy, which is more 'fuck you, I'll do it just the way I want to, thank you'.

bikesgonewild said...

...i have a 'red hook crit' cycling cap & you don't, so there !!!...

...hahaha...

...sorry, just sayin'...

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 2:58

It's not one or the other, it can be both. Motorists with more foresight do it the other way round and ask first, THEN run you over. Cyclists who aren't dead give point much better.

Cipo said...

eating pussy

Anonymous said...

I had to look up mellifluously

Anonymous said...

Will the jackass hipster fixie-losers in town for the Red Hook Crit please go home? Blocking the Williamsburg bridge so you can...wait for it...FILM YOURSELF riding your stupid track bikes back and forth RIGHT ON THE BEND ON THE MANHATTAN SIDE DURING THE MORNING RUSH HOUR COMMUTE is just the perfect example of how your narcissistic, clueless, self-absorbed, trendy pointlessness is obnoxious as fuck.

You lost the race. You got lapped. You crashed. Go home. I wouldn't come to Milan, San Fran, San Sebastian, or where ever and crowd your public commuting places with my vanity projects, without a care as to local customs or people. NYC hates you!!!!!!! Hahahaha!!!!!

bikesgonewild said...

..."(Bradley Wiggins models his look on the band Oasis, who have also made a highly successful career of falling well short of people's expectations.)"...

...that, ladies & gentlemen, is the kind of observation, along with the ability to succinctly articulate it, that is the essence of what makes bsnyc/rtms/wcrm bsnyc/rtms/wcrm...

...perfect word statement...sorry, bradley, sorry oasis...

Anonymous said...

snob, can't make it to ride tomorrow. have a blast and be sure to stash a sixer in your pack. Minneapolis blogger domotion2011.wordpress see for REV2 handlebar bike porn.

Anonymous said...

Snob, you should take a look at this ride organized by a sports legend for a great cause.
http://bobikesbama.com/

McFly said...

"I said maybeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee you're gonnna be the one that saves meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee and after allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll your my waterwallllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll."

McFly said...

What the fuck is a waterwall? Is it British? Do I have the wrong word? Probably.

McFly said...

Oh OK Wonderwall, well THAT makes a hell of a lot more sense.

CommieCanuck said...

Softride.

"that's what she said."

Brad wiggins is styling himself after Oasis, who proved you don't have to be good to be popular, all you need is a hairstylist and an incomprehensible lead man, who gets his motivation from homeless people:

“It’s good people living on your doorstep and looking through your bins. Gives me a kick up the arse. Otherwise I’d just sit around getting fat.”

And his bizarre self-consciousness:

“I am a tender, beautiful and loving guy that happens to slap a photographer now and then because they get in my way.”

Obviously, the non-plussed photographers.

Liam G said...

If I wasn’t a musician I don’t know. I’d be God, maybe? That would be a good job.” (The Sun, 2005)

Liam G said...

“Lennon was right. And we are bigger than Jesus. We will be as big as the Beatles, if not bigger.”

[Source: IMDB]

CommieCanuck said...

“The Beatles play guitars, we play guitars. The Beatles got hair, we’ve got hair. The Beatles got arms, we’ve got arms.”

[Source: Gigwise]


Liam was a genius.

screaming skull said...

New York loves Anon 4:04pm's attitude!

Oh A said...

I know a girl called Elsa
she's into Alka Seltzer

Oh A said...

I know a girl called Elsa
she's into Alka Seltzer

Fabian Cancellera said...

I said maybeeeeeee
You're gonna be the one that drains meeeeeeeeee
And after alllllllllllll
I'll hit the walllllllll

Anonymous said...

Sell it.
Or just drop it in the nearest lake.
Maybe one of your d-bag tri friends will get snagged on it during your next 'race'.
Then you can move up one place to 367th.

ce said...

Up against the timber sign routing jig. Oh yeah.

Anonymous said...

Oasis were generally utter pish. Blur were much better.

hey nonny mouse

Anonymous said...

sell a piece of history? I sold my Mantis ProFloater FS mtn bike, a "true piece of history" which became a true POS a couple of years into its non-standard-&-non-replaceable-parts life. Best thing I ever did!

JDH said...

I think I will start parking my vintage Terk 330 roading cycle in the men's john at my workspace. It has an exposed brick wall! Wow, the iategration anticipation is giving me goose bumps!

JDH said...

"integration". the excitement got to me.

McFly said...

I wish I would have kept my 89 Nishiki NFS Altron Richard Cunningham Signature Edition TT. WITH sweet Tri Spokes and 600 group. I totally meant groupo. The upside is I turned a sweet profit. The downside is I spent that profit on a Cannonfale.

McFly said...

See----->>>>---->>>>>>>>>>>

Anonymous said...

Another great Aussie weekend. Cadel wins the proper Crit and GreenEDGE leads Catalunya from start to finish.
Greetings from down under - when's the BRA down here?

Anonymous said...

Get your own BoikSnob, you hear?
There's not enough of this one to go around as it's.
Obviously.
Oy,Oy,Oy, my ass.

P. Stable said...

Yeah, Bradley Wiggins is always falling short of expectations. Of his six Olympic medals only THREE are gold! How pathetic is that?

Mr. Information Man said...

BSNYC,
DID YOU KNOW? Stienway and Sons have only inducted one pop singer into their hall of fame in your city. DID YOU ALSO KNOW? That pop singer is the one and only, incomparable........Billy Joel. You should go check and verify these facts.

bikesgonewild said...

...@ p.stable...i believe a certain mr bradley wiggins hisself is the one who talks loudest about his ability to do well in 'le tour de france' after having a decent run at the podium several years ago...

...but to little avail since, at least by his own standards, yes ???...

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Save teh Freds said...

Who did that to the pretty Focus? Let them be shot, forthwith.

Also, where are all you freds catching this Paris-Nice stage footage? We Amurricans are only blessed with footage in compilation form. For instance, the criterium international was compacted to 1 hour on "NBC Sports" with 30 minutes of commercial comprising the last 15km.

What's a Fred to do?

Anonymous said...

I am going to eat Bradley Wiggins and ride with wheatabixs.

PawnShop said...

Mmmm Snob, hey Snob,
Remember the Ass Savers today, or Ima fuckin kill you.

LK said...

So all those youth wanna bees were beat by a 99 year old?
http://tinyurl.com/btghyez

Ol' Dave Chabanov said...

All You Haters Suck My Wrinkled Balls

Anonymous said...

My bike is parked in a science equip stockroom, all of which is antiquated, mismatched, incomplete, and therefore useless.

My students tell me how they would buy a car with the 1000 I paid for my bike.

My job, too, is to get paid to masturbate at work.

'Merica

Nick M said...

I might just come along to your London BRA. I hope you'll be saving some arse guards for us? (why *do* you use them for guarding donkeys over there in Canada's underpants?)

Anonymous said...

The Budnitz has dropped the thurd.

Anonymous said...

minneapolis looks like one big strip mall, sorry but it does. i know a great way to get more women to ride bikes...nevermind.

amabel87654 said...

I just dont know, how are the people supposes to work in cubicles???

Regards, Mikes
The 2 Girls Teach Sex

Robert said...

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