Thursday, March 29, 2012

This Just In: BSNYC In Transit!

Unfortunately, my travel itinerary precludes the curation of a complete blogging post today, and I am currently en route to Chicago, where I hope to see you later today at the following places and times:


6:00pm ride
TATI Cycles
1013 E 53rd St
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 598-8284

7:30pm talk and booksigning with The Book Cellar and 57th Street Books
On The Route
2338 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 989-2453

I do intend to conclude the week tomorrow with a more fuller post, but in the meantime I will say that Madison, WI (the city from which I am now departing) is an exceedingly pleasant place to ride a bicycle, and I want to thank everybody who joined me during my brief visit.  In fact, between Madison and Minneapolis, I'm not sure Portland has all that much to be smug about.  Our BRA ride even became "epic," owing to the inclusion of this very short unpaved sector:



Also, I was wearing the new Rapha perforated yak leather underpants.

Lastly, I apologize for the early hour of this brief post, and if you're having trouble waking up you should watch this video which was forwarded to me by a reader:



Apparently this video is meant to promote the Nagoya Keirin Association, though I didn't see a single bicycle.  (Unless they are being secreted in her cartoon cleavage.)

In any case, now that you're awake I wish you a productive day, and I'll be back tomorrow with a regular update.

Yoars treely,


--Wildcat Rock Machine

107 comments:

Save teh Freds said...

Surprise early acceleration for sneak attack victory! *sits up on saddle, arms extended skyward*

finn maguire said...

crap - I actually read it and everything. podium still tho.

Save teh Freds said...

*promptly suffers surprise exuberance face-pavement encounter*

domotion2011 said...

last in translation

Ed said...

early early top ten

Anonymous said...

Ungh! Just missed the podium!

Happy travels. Hope you enjoyed the isthmus.

Anonymous said...

Re - the video.

I'm SO glad we won the Second World War.

Anonymous said...

Top X

Anonymous said...

9th

Anonymous said...

See ya in a couple of hours, Snob!

DaveH said...

Aieeee! It burns! Make it stop Snobby!!

... said...

number one in your hearts number one in the game

Anonymous said...

That video is some good shit. I wonder if Primal will make a jersey?

mikeweb said...

Cartoon cleavage: a great way to start the day.

thegock said...

EATN PUSY

El Smirkyboy said...

Missed the top 10 - the Lobster worship ran long. Thanks for visiting us last night.

Billy said...

Still made the top 20 even with a slow smarting phone on the slow train to work.

I know; its not even raining, but my brakes are worn down and I am lazy. Also I can post bsnyc comments while cycling.

McFly said...

Early Sprints are a killer, need more EPO.

McFly said...

I am a little confused about the phrase "secreted in her cartoon cleavage", which definition of the word are you referring to? <<perposition!

Anonymous said...

TITY F--K

Fla Fla Flohi said...

Great post both!

have fun judging AGT!

Anonymous said...

Panties!

Anonymous said...

Cartoon panties!

Tim said...
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zoomer said...

Scranus! What a bunch of early birds.
Only mid-pack worms for me.

oh, and Weed Panties?

misster-PISSTA said...

the Keirin association is trying very hard the last decade to market to women..throught the use of local foods and sites..otherwise the crowd is all old lone wolfs smoking non filterd cigs in leiu of riding bicycles

Marcel Da Chump said...

A ride along Lake Michigan would be real nice right now.

crosspalms said...

Yes, but there's a cold wind blowing off that lake, so bundle up!

Cipo said...

eating pussy

Jimbo said...

epic pussy!

Anonymous said...

Fuck cats!

Anonymous said...

Ok,
Tomorrow: long post + quiz.

grog said...

Don't get your leather panties in a bunch. Happy Trails!

Share David Byrne's car said...

I've never ridden a bike in Madison, but on my own single visit there, I found it a fairly unpleasant city to hitchhike into (though not as bad as Oklahoma City or Wichita, which score very low on hitchhikeability in both highway design and cop unfriendliness categories). The hitchhiking advocates should address this problem. I'd say aim for Sudbury, Ontario... sort of the Portland of hitchhiking. There it's perfectly safe to stand close to careening dumptrucks making haste to the aluminium smelters and even elderly nuns from Prince Albert feel comfortable stopping to give one a lift.

theEel said...

weed.

Socradouche' said...

In a world without smuggness there would be no such thing as smug.

Jasper Cartier-Bresson said...

Damn, WCRM, that's actually a half-way decent photograph you took there. Especially if you were riding a unicycle at the time.

Sheila Douchette D.D.S. said...

full carbon campagnollo panties

Max said...

Snobbie,

I was going to drive from Milwaukee to Madison last night to get a look at your BRA. But, inspired by your encouragement to try my own hand at bike maintenance, I spent the morning finally finishing my first "epic" bike repair: a complete drive train replacement, plus changing the front derailleur cable.

It was more of a comedy of errors than a heroic triumph over adversity. Especially the part where, having gotten everything put back together I broke the derailleur hanger putting the back tire on.

At that point I was so mad I cancelled my plans in a fit of pique (that's douche for rage). Maybe if the book had stickers I could use to tape the hanger back together I'd have gone...

Hope to see you in MKE next time,

Max

Anonymous said...

Ima gonna watch the video again. Back in 5...

Anonymous said...

WTF?

Cartoon panties!



balls™

Tommy Tonedeaf said...

8 6 7 5 3 0 9

Cipo said...

Inspecting/Training Pussy

CommieCanuck said...

The Japanese GET track cycling.

The HAMster said...

What about the groupies snob?

How about video of you and several of your velo-groupies romping au natural on a bed of watercress, cucmbers, vegan cold cuts and select artisinal goat cheeses in your Barnes and Nobel dressing room?

No Stickers!!??

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Nice job with the mobile blogging WCRM. That Steve Tillford's got nothing on you now.

Anonymous said...

holyshit whatthefuckwasthat?!

Anonymous said...

CHIP MONK
BOOB BOOB
VELO RACE

Anonymous said...

PIST STAR

BOOB BIES

Anonymous said...

In true snobish fashion, despite your BRA location being only a few miles from my house I'm going to skip it. Welcome to Chicago.

philip williamson said...

I think that's an 8 bit bicycle race at the very very start of that amazing video. There may have been more later, but I want to savor the whole video over the course of the day.

Anonymous said...

This is bullshit. I've been putting up with your book plugging for at least two weeks, and you can't even manage to put up satisfactory blog posts while on the road.

You need to get your priorities straight. I'm looking forward to a half decent post tomorrow.

Chicago said...

There's a warm wind blowin", the stars are out, and I'd really like to see you tonight...

DerZoots said...

MADBOX!!!!!!!!!!!

McFly said...

My favorite part of that video is when the black and tan Ghostbuster lookin thing is flat on the stage looking up her skirt. SKIR TCAM

DerZoots said...

@Max

You really done fucked up if you broke the hanger putting a TIRE on.
You know the rubber that ISN"T attached to the wheel.

Just sayin'.

Better luck next times.

Scrantireies.

Max said...

@DerZoots

Wait, you mean the rubber part comes off?!? My bike shop's been selling my a new wheel every time I get a flat! ;)

Haha, right! I changed the tire, then broke the hanger putting the WHEEL back on.

Anonymous said...

Share David Byrne's car...

Sudbury, yeah!

I haven't hitchhiked to or from there, but from just down the road all the rides were memorable:

A circuit judge.
A seventy-something moose hunter, pissed off because he had got his camper ready and hauled ten days of provisions but then bagged a moose on his second day and had to go home to butcher it.
A dealer of industrial plant pressure relief valves, whose qualification for that job was that he was formerly a dealer of cocaine.
A worker in a bread plant whose car was covered with magic marker decorations thanks to his buddies at a bush party, and who had a pornographic bubble gum card tacked to his dashboard (he said it was his girlfriend).

Also, though I do collect first editions of books, I had to return Snob's. No stickers!

Anonymous said...

"I want to thank everybody who joined me during my brief visit."

Who cares if you want to or don't want to thank them. Just thank them (or don't).

ColorMeConfused said...

If that cartoon is advertising Keirin racing, what the hell does a Japanese ad for junk food, porn, or hallucinogenic substances look like?

Anonymous said...

Boo to space-time conflict between Bike Snob and the last night of Gapers Block Crits--but I gotta race!

leroy said...

Chicago?

"Hog Butcher for the World
Toolmaker, Stacker of Wheat..."

That Chicago?

Remember the great poet Ryne Sandberg's observation about Chicago:

"They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have seen your painted women under the gas lamps luring the farm boys."

Ride safe. And bring home pictures of your travels to the exotic Mid-West to staid and domesticated Brooklyn.

Prospect Park is lovely just now. Except for the torn up roadway that flatted my tire and dented my rim yesterday. But other than that ....

Vaginally Stiff, Literally Compliant said...

Madison >>>>> Portland all day every day (unless you really really dislike black folks and think Milwaukee is still too near... Sad to say, some "bike activist" jerks do.

mikeweb said...

@leroy,

I also had a flat in PP last Sunday, though thankfully no rim damage.

I forwarded my receipt for a new tube to Sadik-Khan and Benepe for reimbursement. Haven't heard back yet.

Dooth said...

Look out, Chicago!:

http://deadfix.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/kitty.jpg

yogisurf said...

Just bought the book.

bikesgonewild said...

...twice in my life, well over forty years ago, i stood near slag piles amongst the fumes from the nickel refineries on the outskirts of sudbury, ontario with my thumb out whilst hitch hiking across 'the great white north' & on down to the warm california sunshine...

...twice was more than enough, especially when california said 'welcome back, hoser'...

bikesgonewild said...

...ya wanna talk 'chicago', read yourself some books by the institution that was mr studs terkel...

...that's all i'm sayin'...

Anonymous said...

Californians have all built houses on top of portlands smugness and that odd funk of self entitlement actually rises from our cultural grave, situated somewhere under some bearded yuppies subaru. And FRED armisen is face f'ing us on tv to keep more vacuous turds moving here to gentrify the last of our flavor away. alas, five years from now, when the rain monsters have eaten all the unworthy, portland will be great again.

Share David Byrne's car said...

BikesGoneWild... man of wisdom, experience and many ellipses. I'm in the Outer Sunset (the neighborhood, not the Sun Ra state of consciousness). The words "warm", "California" and "sunshine" are never juxtaposed. You know, it's the part of SF where we just ride our bikes without throwing ten advocate parties to plan and celebrate the errand. For sunshine and epic burritos, I go to Nevada (been to Yerington?)

Anyway, I unfairly leveled an insult against the people of Madison. It was Ann Arbor I was thinking of, clarity jostled into my head on the cobbles of Oakland this morning. What can I say? I had probably been up for 4 days, not eaten in three and may or may not have just had sex with a retired postal worker to shoot clear of Cleveland.

Anonymous said...

Had a decent ride yesterday in the Jamaica Bay region in the Holy City of Brooklyn.

Now much scranus scratching.

vsk

CommieCanuck said...

Sudbury is a great place to hitchhike from, ...drive from, ..walk from, run from...

CommieCanuck said...

...and may or may not have just had sex with a retired postal worker to shoot clear of Cleveland.

OLDE MAIL

bikesgonewild said...

...@ share david byrne's car...when i read 'outer sunset', i immediately hadda laugh even before i read your comment - "The words "warm", "California" and "sunshine" are never juxtaposed." 'cuz while i'm up here in the general warmth of fairfax, i honestly know your story...

...had some cycle friends who used to live in the outer sunset & they literally would not see sunshine at their house in the summertime for maybe a month at a time...

...15 blocks away it could be sunny, ya but the summer fog oft comes in, blanketing the city in the late afternoon & then, generally in the morning, it will slowly recede - 'til just before the outer sunset...

...no matter what anyone sez, you don't need to go to nevada for sunshine & epic burritos...just pedal across town...

Anonymous said...

That animator should be up on charges.
Sick motherfucker.
I love it.

bikesgonewild said...

...@ commiecanuck...to a kid initially raised beyond 'outside of timmins', surrounded by nothing but trees n' lakes, thumbing through sudbury, long haired & 'peace symbol'-ed was kinda like a glimpse of hell on my way elsewhere...

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the Great North American Rube Tour of 2012 is going well. getting any good road pussy? Yours in christ,

Mario C.

skink said...

more cartoon cleavage:
http://hwalther.home.xs4all.nl/images/opc-labluegirl-yasha-bra.jpg

bikesgonewild said...

...speaking of sudbury...just to the north in the kirkland lake area, while canadians don't pave their streets with gold, somebody decided to cover 'em with 'loonies'...

... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/story/2012/03/29/sby-brinks-crash-update.html ...

...sorry, too lazy to do the automatic link...

Quilled and Lugged said...

Seems like some of this afternoon's commenters are just itching to write a book themselves...

Never mind the outer Sunset, it's gray all around the bay today

McFly said...

One thing I would like to applaud this blog and it's comment section for, a complete and total absence of motherf--kin' emoticons. Now I fully expect a few after this comment but hey I'm cool with that, it's bonafide sarcasm.

Throwaway_Bicycling said...

Man, if all it takes for a ride to be "epic" is an unpaved interlude...you could have had a truly epic ride back when you were doing your BRA in Bethesda. Not even 200 yards from where you left the Capital Crescent Trail to preach to us at the Barnes & Noble, you would have found that the trail goes totally epic (unpaved) for the next 3 miles before essentially disappearing into a slag heap.

Nebraska Bike Commuter (non DWI edition) said...

No bicycles here either, but perhaps the ne plus ultra of Japanese weirdness.

Fixed Carbon said...

Why the recent absence of dachshunds?

Jasper said...

Methinks WCRM, like a true zen master (or a fixie adept), is so firmly in the moment as he traverses the country singing for his supper that he does not have the opportunity to reflect on times gone by.

Noah Webster said...

Oh come on, that doesn't even come close to ironically epic. You're riding alongside a river. It isn't even raining. Unless you are trying to ford the river, or riding into the teeth of a hurricane, or there is a twenty per cent gradient involved, no dice. Please refer to the upcoming limited edition armadillo-skin-covered version of Rapha's Dictionnaire des rouleurs avec supplement pour les baroudeurs for the complete definition of epic. You will get a cease and desist letter from my lawyers in the morning.

Emoticons 4 Life t (>_<) said...

@McFly:

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Shit, dude, it is on!

Anonymous said...

I thought craigslist did away with human trafficking?
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/bik/2929768092.html

McFly said...

Sandwich Porn? Really? I like it.

Craigslist said...

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Paul Bowen said...

Japan has Earth's most paedo-friendly popular culture.

bikesgonewild said...

...emoticons ???...you mean 'smiley face thingys' ???...

...i don't DO smiley face thingys...

...( ̄ー ̄)...

...just sayin'...

bikesgonewild said...

...@ mr paul bowen...

...i'd suggest that the whole concept of internet blogging in itself has given rise to a previously untapped state of neotenous emotional behavior due to both the intimacy & yet remoteness of the process...

...& i, for one, am certainly willing to point a finger in my own direction as example...

...just sayin'...

ce said...
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ce said...

[ O ] (o)(o)

Anonymous said...

Hi all - nice piece in the Times about a ghost bike in NYC.

cycle

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/29/around-the-corner-of-loss/

McFly said...

Rule 34, definately Keirin applicable.

Kenneth Trueman said...

If I recall correctly, the Brazilian term for "strippers +" is "chu chu chu", which is what was shown at the beginning of the video... maybe she was running to catch a flight to Sao Paulo ?

kevin from trailsnet said...

Great article about you in the Boulder Daily Camera today. I can't wait to hear what you have to say about the biking culture in good old Boulder CO.

Poppa Wheelie said...

BRA Tour leads to exploration of Cleavage Culture.
All for it.
Hooters!

Anonymous said...

BGW

Take off eh?

Quilled and Lugged said...

Dang, bgw, you made me look up a word. Interesting one as well.

Wiki says:"In a cross-cultural study, more neotenized female faces were the most attractive to men while less neotenized female faces were the least attractive to men, regardless of the females' actual age.[21] Using a panel of "Asian", "Hispanic" and "White" judges, Michael R. Cunningham found that the Asian, Hispanic and White female faces found most attractive were those that had "neonate large eyes, greater distance between eyes, and small noses"[22] and his study led him to conclude that "large eyes" were the most "effective" of the "neonate cues".[22] Cunningham also said that "shiny" hair may be indicative of "neonate vitality".[22]

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Robert said...

Why anime? why?

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