Monday, April 23, 2012

This Just In: You're On Your Own For a Week!

Dear Loyal Readers, Occasional Readers, First-Time Readers, Last-Time Readers Who Are Totally Over This Blog But Are Checking In One Final Time In Order to Leave a Nasty Comment, and Random Internet Browsers Looking for Images of Naked People on Recumbents:

Owing to an urgent and unforeseen family matter I will be unable to update the BikeSnobNYC blog this week.  (ShedSnobNYC updates, however, will remain unaffected.)  I apologize for the inconvenience, especially on the heels of my book tour, but I assure you that despite my flippant tone it's an unhappy circumstance and the absence is very necessary.  I also assure you that I made every effort to engage the services of a substitute blogger for the duration of my absence, but I'm sorry to report that Cormac McCarthy refused, and as far as I'm concerned it's him or nobody.

What a dick.

In any case, I will return to my posting post on Monday, April 30th.  I will also be appearing (which sounds disconcertingly spectral) this coming Saturday, April 28th, at The New Amsterdam Bike Show in New York City:


Sure, New York City's something of a cultural backwater as far as cycling is concerned, but it happens to be my home so I figured what the heck.  Evidently I'll be speaking in the "Bikelandia" area at 4:00pm, after which I'll be at the Brooks booth where I'll happily ruin your copy of my book (or anything else you stick in front of me, including cherished pets) with my signature.

In the meantime, rest assured I look forward to my return, at which point I will address numerous pressing matters, including but not limited to:

--Giving away some Knog Blinders;
--Sharing photos from my west coast BRA;
--Other stuff;
--More other stuff.

And remember, if you're looking for someone to blame for all this, I suggest you start with that selfish prick Cormac McCarthy.

Thanks for understanding, ride safe, and I look forward to seeing you on Monday, April 30th.


--Wildcat Rock Machine


291 comments:

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tomt said...

Podium?

Anonymous said...

Podium!

tomt said...

Should be "It's he." read and proofread.

Wes said...

In?

Anonymous said...

Hey

cycle

Anonymous said...

6 of 9

cycle

Anonymous said...

Wildcat -- I'm sorry that you've been called away, in part because I'll miss the yuks, but also out of concern for your unhappy circumstance. All the best.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Top 10

running_on_ice said...

Colombian cycling pros? Heck yes: http://travelingtocolombia.com/cycling-out-of-poverty-in-colombia/

wishiwasmerckx said...

rounding out the top ten.

McFly said...

I'm up

Blog Drafter said...

I wish to announce that I will be taking a short leave of absence from reading this blog and will return to my reading duties on Monday, April 30th.

Thanks, and have a great week.

Buffalo Bill said...

Hope the unhappy circumstance isn't too dire. Guess I'll have to re-read The Road just to keep my spirits up while you're gone. If I remember correctly, it was a ton of laughs.

mikeweb said...

Thank Lob for the shed updates!

Was worried there for a second.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the consideration.

My thoughts and concerns are with you at this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Panties!

Anonymous said...

What the hell, Vito has an urgent family matter too?? Looks like he could fill in!!!!!! I know that's a lot of exclmation points, but I really really really mean it!!!!!!!)

Anonymous said...

Stupid comment, something about panties or weed

Cormac McCarthy said...

Scranus

McFly said...

Buffalo,
Check out All the Pretty Horses by CMc. It's pretty good. ANYTHING with Penelope Cruz is fine by me.

singlespeedwaster said...

Last of the Top 20 of torpor

Brian A. said...

Cormac is too busy writing Yelp reviews and posting them on Tumblr.

http://yelpingwithcormac.tumblr.com/

El Smirkyboy said...

Wildcat,

best wishes for time away. Is Vito too busy watching the monkey movie?

crosspalms said...

Sorry to hear it, but wish you and your family all the best.

Edward Penishands said...

*** BRA ANNOUNCEMENT ***

"Finger Banging 101*

This book, like all real books, has stickers

mikeweb said...

Best wishes during this difficult time, Snob.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like real life is demanding its due. Sorry to hear that.

I hate having to curate surreal bike/interweb related memes on my own but I guess there's nothing to be done about that..

I'm off to check out Cormac McCarty's tumbler yelps. Then I'll check out Tilfords weekend results ( can't wait to see how that fence turned out, too). Then some clicking around Kickstarter might provide the "WTFs?" I sorely need this morning.
My afternoon is already set with a visit to garageretreat.com

Judgr Holden said...

Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.

Kenny said...

Best wishes on your tasks for the week. The bills will patiently await your return.

g-roc said...

Hi Snob, long time reader, sometime commenter. Love your blog. Listen, the reason that I'm commenting, is that I have this persistent rash. I'm not sure I can wait a week for your reply, so maybe I'll just ask Cormac. Thanks for nothing.

PS - this comment would have been way better if blogger would allow strikethrough html tags.

Billy said...

Sorry to hear about your unhappy circumstance. Best of luck resolving (or enduring) the issue.

Billy said...

Whenever someone says "sorry to hear about your [taintal soreness, unhappy family circumstance, etc.]" it always sounds to me like they're saying they're sorry you said anything about it and they'd rather just be ignorant.

Anonymous said...

BSNYC,
"I'm crushing your head."

Johan Douche'meyer said...

Anyone else hear this rumor?

Snobbie Jr. was expelled from Descartes Detached Hand Modeling Institute Bern, Switzerland.

Jr. repeatedly failed drug screening tests. It is also rumored that Jr. is a compulsive book sticker glue licker.

The Judge said...

I'd like to see Tilford make gun powder from a volcano.

Anton Chigurh said...

What business is it of yours where I'm from, friendo?

leroy said...

No blog for old men. Thanks a lot Cormac.

I wonder if Jenny McCarthy is available.

BSNYC -- best wishes for your family situation.

grog said...

It's going to be a bad week.

Lance said...

"I'll take the Pepsi Challenge with that Amsterdam shit any old day of the week."

Dr. Feelgood said...

Snob, hope you are able to deal with your family issue this week without too much agita. Looking forward to your return.

McFly said...

I am afraid by the end of the week these comments will have spiraled out of control. Maybe we need a "No Anonymous" rule until the big guy gets back. Wait let's go hassle Stevil instead.

Gordon Inkeles said...

Attention strange bike fans: even in NYC you won't see an all-pink Cattrike Musahsi.

http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6007211460092397225#editor/target=post;postID=5325943143196435042

Anonymous said...

Oh, McFly,
You're as anonymous as I am. But I am multitudes.

Is that what make you uncomfortable - you're outnumbered?

For all of me...

"Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)"

Dennis Hopper said...

Don't forget to put food on the Hoppers table.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the family circumstances. Best wishes.

McFly said...

I think the word is anonymi.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear; see you in a bit, then.

hey nonny mouse

rural 14 said...

ant 2nd!

Sorry WCRM to hear about yr situation.

Cormac McCarthy is a hack / The Road is a Hallmark movie with a cynic's coat.

DerZoots said...

Hope it all works out for the best.

Jed said...

You only have two sick days left, do you want me to count these towards your vacation days?

Anonymous said...

May all be well!

bikesgonewild said...

...best wishes, bsnyc/rtms/wcrm...hope all will be resolved in a fortuitous manner...

bikesgonewild said...

...jed, you cynical bastard...that IS funny...

Anonymous said...

Hope all is ok. Top 60?

Anonymous said...

scranarrhoids

Paul Bowen said...

Best wishes to you and yours fella, hope the circs improve soon, if that's possible.

Anonymous said...

Anonymeeces, anonymouses, anonymy, anonymee.

Anonymeeces, anonymouses, anonymy, anonymee.

We're all just one big
FAMILEE!

Sing it with me!

Anonymeeces, anonymouses, anonymy, anonymee.

Anonymeeces, anonymouses, anonymy, anonymee.

We're all just one big
HAPPY!

FAMILEE!

Ok. Now as a round.

You on the left!
1
2
3
4
Ok. Now, you all on the right!

We're all just one big
FAMILEE!

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Anonymous said...

Does anyone else get a stiffie every time that broad on the stern of the "Just Kidding" shows up?

ce said...

The Road? Oh yeah, Rapha did a film adaptation of that one. Pretty grim, and lots of road.

"Rapha. When the going gets grim, the grim get grimmer."

Marcel Da Chump said...

Maybe a flippant tone doesn't work on Cormac...but it does on us...you handled this difficult turn of events quite well.

jayteepee said...

WRM, I'm sorry to hear of your current unpleasant circumstances. May they be resolved with a minimum of stress to all involved.

In your absence, I will continue the quest for epic burritos and their consumption.

Another Canuck said...

Best wishes, hope everything is okay

Anonymous said...

No Snob for a week? Guess I'll just have to ride my bike for once.

bikesgonewild said...

...i must admit, such is the nature of 'bike snob nyc' that when i first read "...family matter..." followed by "...unhappy circumstance...", my first though was that bsnyc/rtms/wcrm had got the 'family jewels' caught in the zipper of his stylish new black japanese calf leather cycling shorts, & wherein, any accident of a scranicular nature would be, in & of itself, reason to take a week off, i believe this to be of a different seriousness...

Wes said...

Take care Snob. Hope you are all okay.

Salty and Sore said...

WRM-

May you, Vito, commenters, and anyone else in the BSNYC family receive the blessings of the Almighty Lobster during these upsetting times.

And even that Cormac MacCarthy guy. Let him receive tidings of the benevolence of the Blessed Crustacean, because the rest of us are bit miffed at him.

[...now back to being atheistically clueless about the value of religion.]

Anonymous said...

Cormac is currently writing a new novel titled 'All the Pretty Freds'.
To be followed up by 'No Country for Old Scrani'

Ok I'll stop

BTW BGW is that an old Pinarello?

JDH said...

Taking off AGAIN? Don't you have to meet some kind of minimum hours before you can do that? This is just bullshit,snobby. Oh,well. Enjoy Nude Amsterdam

Trailer Park Cyclist said...

Hey! Wild Crack Rock Machine! Have fun in rehab. We Good Guys will keep Carrying the Fire.

Did you know Cormac spelled backwards is Camroc? He doesn't use punctuation because it reminds him of the bugs.

bikesgonewild said...

...anon 6:26pm...if you mean my avatar foto, no, not a pinarello...that is the only top-end garlatti (corsa) i've personally ever seen other than fotos...it was equipped with a campagnolo nuovo record gruppo & an aftermarket chrome cinelli style fork...the simplified deep red paint job was mine...

...i bought it from my old friend, the very creative & erudite craig mitchell (r.i.p.) who is remembered within mtb circles for having crafted the first purpose built mtb frame for charles kelly, back in the day...

...craig always tinkered with stuff, thus the fork but the frameset was never light enough for his taste...he obsessed about weight...

...one can see older ives garlatti bikes on-line but they're usually a few levels down...

worldhungerfarmer said...

Snob...thinking about you in whatever your fam jam is going through...it was nice meeting you in Austin...change the world.

McFly said...

I detected some very, very mild and faint camel toe in the Just Kidding Boat Pic. You just know Captain Viagra is going to take her to poundtown as soon as they go below deck. Makin' wake in a no wake zone with his bone while she moans to scent of Brut cologne.

Anonymous said...

You son of a bitch.
This is the only damn thing I have to look forward too, the only damn glimmer of wit, civilized writing, in my miserable existance.
I look forward to familiarizing yourself with your visage again, so that I can kick your ass should I spot you on the street, 'Queen's Style'.

ken e. said...

hope all turns out well... word to the almighty lob.

Anonymous said...

Hope everything goes well with your sex change operation. Try not to get hooked on the hydro's. I guess you can get that Focus Izalco Donna 3.0 you've always wanted.

mander said...

Take care Eben! see you later on.

Anonymous said...

@ McFly 12:49 PM
Maybe the reason we are anonymous is that we can't be bothered registering with blogger for no good reason!! WTF?
On further investigation, I've discovered that most of the commenters here(not just McFly) that I thought had blog links - they're not blog links - they don't have blogs!! I do in fact have a blog but I don't want you mob reading it, so I'll stay anonymous thanks.
-Aussie codger

wishiwasmerckx said...

BGW, if you still have that bike, the nuovo record gruppo is worth a mint today.

Everbody said...

Hang in there, do what you can, take an even strain. (What I learned during 58 trips around the sun.)

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bikesgonewild said...

...wishiwasmerckx...long gone but don't i wish...

..my townie one speed has a bit of campagnolo w/ modolo 'speedy' brakes...

bikesgonewild said...

...anon 9:25pm...dunno what all that stuff is but you sound well versed in the process...

...personal experience ???...

Dylan L said...

Snob, wishing you and yours all the best, and hoping all is well

samh said...

I am SO STOKED for "more stuff", WRM.

McFly said...

The first rule of fightblog is you do not talk about fightblog...seriously I could get into alot of trouble just telling you that rule.

sameer said...

than you for sharing

http://storystruelove.blogspot.com

ghulam sarwar said...

nice work

ce said...

Aussie codger,
I've got a blog... right here. Clinging parasitically to something much greater. A bit like Cipo's crabs.

McFly said...

Furthermore blogs are for people with insightful observations and humorous interpretations. Not for someone who has just recently come to the conclusion that the entire female race does not revolve around his every whim. OR wear arm-warmers with a sleeveless jersey.

Anonymous said...

If anyone is seeking cycling blog withdrawals go check out Cycling Inquisition. Klaus has a very nice piece on Belgium and its' romantic notions.

Anonymous said...

*suffering cycling blog withdrawals

thegock said...

GOOD LUCK

crosspalms said...

It's going to be a long week. BGW, I hope you didn't scare Helena away permanently. We might need her to tell us more about beach cruisers pretty soon.

Anonymous said...

Crkts

Chrpng

CommieCanuck said...

Snob, you need to think like Johnny Carson and have guest snobs.

Hopefully, the reason why you're gone is no big deal.

Terre Haute Karl said...

WTF I ordered the new BCNYC book on Amazon and it says it's not shipping for a week???

mikeweb said...

100!!!!

mikeweb said...

Wearing arm warmers with a sleeveless jersey is like wearing these to go snowboarding. With nothing else on.

wishiwasmerckx said...

Fat Cyclist reviews "The Enlightened Cyclist" today on his blog: may be off the BSNYC x-mas card list...

Vito said...

A big yellow Saab took away my old man.

McFly said...

Her:"Do these shorts make my butt look fat?

Him:"No, your butt makes your butt look fat."

I was just checking one last time... said...

to leave a nasty comment, but instead I'll leave best wishes, good luck, and thanks for all the fish.

CommieCanuck said...

WTF I ordered the new BCNYC book on Amazon and it says it's not shipping for a week???

Snob went artisanal last month, all copies ordered are now hand-typed on a Corona by Vito.

Anonymous said...

Paw-typed..

bikesgonewild said...

...here we go...one more time with the google account bullshit...

bikesgonewild said...

...leroy...i enjoyed your comments & take on fatty's revue of 'the enlightened cyclist'...

...my take on fatty's revue: "...meh..."...i shan't disparage him but i felt he approached the whole thing from a rather subjective viewpoint...

...i've stated it recently & i'm with you...eben weiss has a wide open road before him & the acumen & legs to cover a lot of ground...

Tim Joe said...

Yeah, Leroy, I wanna second what BGW said...I made a left-handed attempt but yours was kick-ass right on. I was afraid to piss off Elden because he might not let me Guest Post anymore and frankly, I need the money. Yes, I am a cheap whore. Really cheap, considering I don't get paid.

That was some pretty crisp prose you were layin' down, by the way.

chris said...

Smugness radar explosion:

http://vimeo.com/40693266

McFly said...

I really like the way you guys jump in there and defend the Snob. I would but I do not have enough seniority. Maybe next tome. Get it? BGW you even spelled his name right. Classy. He's a real dude that makes me laugh and that's enough. One time milk came out of my nose. I was not even drinking milk.

Throwaway_Bicycling said...

Godspeed, Snob. You shall need that in your next Cat 6 race. :-)

Anonymous said...

Steve Tilford hung out with a multi-billionaire, admired his Western art collection, and was in awe at the spectacularness of door handles. Suck it.

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Cristobol said...

After what went down with the origami technology breakthrough and the advancements that were made in recumbents, last week was tough! I think we all need a break. Take care.
Peace

bikesgonewild said...

...steve tilford does yoga so that he's limber enough to practice autofellatio...

...just wish he wouldn't practice it publicly...

Anonymous said...

Jealousy is such an ugly emotion.....

bikesgonewild said...

...@ anon 7:22am...then don't feel jealous, just practice your yoga...

Invisible Man said...

Bike Snob,

You should have asked me. I'd have been happy to stand in as Bike Snob London. Never mind. I've gone ahead and posted a big new post here anyway: http://invisiblevisibleman.blogspot.co.uk/

I'm sure you won't be reading this by now, but I am sorry to hear of anyone encountering the kind of trauma it sounds like you're facing.

Invisible.

Anonymous said...

I open my wallet with something like gay abandon for the bike shop.

Peta Todd said...

So what do you blokes think about breast feeding?

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ce said...

C'mon bikesgonemild, the Tilford comments are good. The obnoxious, repetitive, over the top boasting and unrequited one-upmanship is a funny angle - though somewhat derivative of old Chuck Norris jokes - and obviously done in good humour. I personally won't visit the site as I am morally opposed to Tilford's hair style, but if he gets some extra traffic from the comments, good luck.

Regarding Fatty, well you know the old saying: "Never trust a fat cyclist". Well... hang on a minute that's not right. Perhaps it was: "Never trust Contador's chef". I can't remember... my point is that I've checked Fatty's blog a couple times over the years and had a laugh, yet I don't feel inclined to stalk him like I stalk Snob. In Snob's absence I had look at the book review to get what little stalking fix I could and I thought it was nicely done.

As for scaring away Beach Cruiser Helena, unforgivable.

Anonymous said...

Re Tilford,
In all earnestness, the man is a hero to many of us. I agree the hairstyle is a bit much but does'nt that say something about the man? To me, it says, bold, Samson-ish virility and a not so subtle middle finger to age and the vagaries of style. But I digress, Tilford is riding the ride while most of us whine, worry and buy "faster" wheel sets.
Plus, he drives the fuck all over the place to get to these races and build fences and shit and he does it in an old white van. How fucking real is that? Suck it is right you Audi A4 driving twits.

crosspalms said...

Drizzly this morning in Chicago, and on my ride to work I saw another guy, riding slowly, holding a big yellow-and-green-striped umbrella in one hand. Made me smile. Maybe we'll be Dutch after all one of these days.

ce said...

My best guess is that the hair is hiding some gnarly scars, with scars on them. If so he should show them off - an old hard mans badge of honour.

McFly said...

Tilford is the cycling blog equivalent of George Thoroughgood and the Destroyers. It's no frills and to the point. Plus him and his dog Bromont kind of resemble, which is like a canine avatar that is auto-fellatio compatable.

bathtubninja said...

guess we gots to entertain ourselves:
someone write some funny jokes about this craigslist ad:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/bik/2978012611.html

McFly said...

That may be the single greatest craigslist ad I have ever perused.

bikesgonewild said...

...as i've mentioned regarding tilford...the man's palmares speak for themselves & while i don't claim to know the man, unlike most of you, i have had the opportunity to actually speak to him & i'd credit him with being an intelligent human being...

...i do, however find his use of bike snob nyc as nothing more than means to promote traffic to his own site extremely annoying...i don't recall any of his 'contributions' being anything but that...

...as a result, i've never bothered to visit that site nor will i...

McFly said...

Define intellejent...

wishiwasmerckx said...

I don't know Steve Tilford from Adam's cat, but I also find it unseemly that we are forced to suffer through the recurrent boastful comments which are devoid of humor. If he's doing it, that's just pathetic. If he allows it in order to increase his name recognition of drive traffic to his blog, that's double pathetic.

Anonymous said...

BGW, Do you really think Tilford the man himself is pimping his blog here?

No. I find this extremely unlikely.

It's his fans and/or a few folks looking to create some Tilford themed entertainment here.

There's eff all comedy on Tilford's site so why not make him the subject of some light-hearted respectful ribbing here?

Tilford's the real deal and the real deal doesn't need to blogwhore. Ever.

Tifords dog Bromont said...

All You Haters Suck My....oh fuck it I will just do it myself.

Anonymous said...

That Craigs list ad is pretty funny but DID YOU SEE THAT SWORD? Holy crap, that's one cool ass sword.

bikesgonewild said...

...wishiwasmerckx..."...adam's cat" ???...don't you mean leroy's dog ???...

...@ anon 2:43pm...i agree that tilford himself has always been the real deal, so either way the attempt is rather pathetic & if the comments are coming from tilford's 'friends', maybe they oughta reassess their sad little tactic...

crosspalms said...

I always figured the Tilford comments were coming from someone who wanted to rib both Tilford and Snob for some reason. They're too straight-faced. Maybe it's Helena.

crosspalms said...

Or maybe it's Bromont. He's got a pretty good sense of humor judging by his recent comment.

Awesome Craigslist ad!

bikesgonewild said...

...X-palms...you've become obsessed with helena, haven't you ???...i offer my apologies if i scared her off...

...was it that pidgin english as she hawked asian beach cruisers ???...or did you convince yourself that "...she was the one..." ???...

...you could prob'ly go over there & buy, i mean invite a young asian chick to come back with you & be your bride...

...just be careful to examine the goods closely...i've heard those asian 'ladyboys' can be very convincing...

crosspalms said...

bgw,
It's such a musical name, Helena. Plus, beach cruisers? How romantic.

But my current bride would look unkindly on any new brides, and would look especially unkindly on me for trying it. Let's hope she doesn't read about the cobra sword.

On the other hand, Helena DOES need an English tutor, maybe that would work. Close student/teacher relationship, what could possibly go wrong?

bikesgonewild said...

...hey, i'm trying to be polite here but to rephrase this, think one word...'housekeeper'...

...just sayin'...

Anonymous said...

The Pacific Rim is enticing...



SALA DTOS

Anonymous said...

Could the Tilford/Snob Comments Section nexus be anymore incongruous? No.

The Snob is erudite, urbane and a true mensch. He lives and breaths NYC, he's a published author of Comedic philosophy and a friend to and advocate of bike cyclists everywhere.

Tilford is a salt of the earth midwestern superman who lives in Oklahoma forpetessake and who wins bike races at the ripe old age of 52. He can also build you a house.

Two different cyclists, two different points of view but with many fans in common.

Seems to me only natural to have some commentary cross pollination.

Or I'm just suffering from a double man crush.

McFly said...

I cannot decide what is more entertaining, the random Chuck Norris themed Tilford comments ORRR BGW getting all tweaked up about them...I did notice Tilf runs exposed/external cable routing so I will have to dock him for that. Advantage BGW.

ladymtbiker said...

Take care, Snobby. Get some sleep and if you have access even to a crappy bike, go ride it. Always works for me.

Anonymous said...

BGW getting tweaked is not entertaining.
Not in my mind, or on my watch, or on my turf.
Nosah.

crosspalms said...

Missed Connection.
You were a language-challenged Asian Beach Cruiser peddler who rode into my life on the wings of the Snob comments.

I was a smitten member of the Snob commentariat who suddenly realized he wanted a housekeeper familiar with Asian Beach Cruisers.


Might work. Makes me a bit of an Asian Beach Cruiser myself, though, doesn't it.

Hey, bgw and leroy, I meant to say I thought your comments on Fat Cyclist's review were very smart. I think Snob's books are like lagging indicators of how good he is. Da boy has a fewcha.

Anonymous said...

bike meridian.

bikesgonewild said...

...hey, all...bikesgonewild here & i'd like you all to go to my 'kickfarter' page where i'm going to ask you to help contribute $100,000.00 by july 1st so that i can buy a few new bikes & spend some time working on 'my attitude' (my quote)...

...sound good ???...just thought i'd disingenuously cash in on my notoriety...

crosspalms said...

suggested motto for kickfarter: "Hold your nose and give till it hurts"

bikesgonewild said...

...X-palms...duly noted...

...as regards fatty...eldon took umbrage with my comments in particular so i added a follow up...i'll post both here:::...

..."Mostly I’m flummoxed at a few of the comments on BSNYC’s own blog (and BikesGoneWild’s here, too) that take the position that this was an unfair, negative review."...

...my rely:::...

..."…fatty – personally, i wasn’t inferring that you were being unfair or negative but i came away feeling that while overall, you can appreciate eben’s writing, his latest book wasn’t your cup of tea simply because you felt insulated from his world...

...i used the word ‘meh’ as my ‘take away’ from your revue was that you had little enthusiasm for the book...

...eldon – as an aside…i have a dedicated copy of eben’s latest, picked up at his sf book signing & admittedly i have not yet had the time to immerse myself...therefore my experience with his "book writin’ " is predicated on his last tome & years of the snoblog...but...

...good writing has the ability transport one into the implied environment, be it physical or mental & whilst i live in a small town myself, bsnyc has always had me riding in his world, as well as my own...perhaps my allowance for such is due to my experience when i do ride in sf...

...not trying to scathe you, fatty...although i’ve spent little time at your site as of recent, i have enough respect for you so as to try & clarify my position...dunno if i accomplished that but the intent is there...

...peace"
...

...so...as far as fatty, well, i'm just sayin'...

McFly said...

It's about tome you said that. OKAAAAAAAAYYY Thank God my new cleats came in so now I have something to do besides watch these comments spiral out of control (I told you they would, I lobbied hard for the "no anon rule" BUTTTTT NOOOOOOOOOOO you said, WE WILL BEEEE FINNNNNNEE you said, we are all adults here you said, whatev. Anyhoo since I have OCD (Obsessive Cleat Disorder) It will take me about 37 hours to position them correctly and maybe things will be back to nerdmal by then. Or not.

bikesgonewild said...

...mcfly...you may be wearing your shoes on the wrong feet but hey, if the shoe fits, wear it...

...ohhh, & one more 'tome' transgression & it's gonna be tomb time...

ce said...

BGW, you seem to have met a lot of notable people in your time, I need to get out more. I wouldn't claim to know Tilford, being on the whole other side of the planet and all, I just know of the legend, and the hair. It's just another topical vehicle to latch onto and write stupid things about. For example, McFly called him "Tilf", so given the man crush there is for him I'm really tempted to make a word play on MILF...

Now, if you want money, you ought to get some legal advice about suing Dominos Pizza for use of your proprietary, trademarked dots.

This week is going to drag on, man I hate helmets.

wishiwasmerckx said...

In a cage match between Fatty and BGW, who do you think would...wait, we are sliding off into ridiculous here, no?

Anonymous said...

KCCO, mind the gap, F.L.B.P and D.A.R., check it.

bikesgonewild said...

...music n' bikes...kinda been immersed in both of 'em, one way or another for the last 45 years...plus living in the sf bay area, well, what can i say ???...

...wishiwasmerckx...fatty'd might have more people in his corner but i'd search out my lookalike, george 'the animal' steele (ask mikeweb - he's seen me) & learn the secret to the dastardly 'flying hammerlock'...

...let's just see how well that fatcyclist could type up a blog after my crushing digital dismemberment...

...to quote mr 'the animal', "...duhhh-dahhh !!!..."...

...so there...

bikesgonewild said...

...ce...you're not a lawyer lookin' for work, are you ???...

...'cuz you might have a case there...

Anonymous said...

For those who know Tilford it's Tilly not Tilf. As in "Allez Tilly, Allez!"

And Anon@7:50

We're all expert softcore porn finders here. We don't need your help.

Anonymous said...

Let's play BSNYC, The Home Game...

Francesco Moser jumps in New York race.

"He loves everything related to ciclismo," said Marco Moser. "Perhaps he will come to watch."

"Watch?" we joked. "He is welcome to race!"

So he borrowed a bike and raced.

I'm no Snob so no humour from me for youseguys.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/gallery-francesco-moser-jumps-in-new-york-race

McFly said...

Anon 7:50,
Take it easy on The Chive at work son, it will jam your processor up bigtime, just too much damn cleavage for an intel core I3. That's a tough one to explain to HR, "Well Carol, you see what happened...."

Anonymous said...

In other competitive bicycling news Bradly Wiggins came to play. He put the double sprint finish on their butts. Bloody hell.

Cipo said...

My 'package' is to BIG to fail!

Douche' Douchae' said...

Hey. Whatever happened to the guy who makes up the Friday Quiz?

I hear he had an interspecies love child with his administrative assistant, a Chimp named Vito who actually turned out to be Victoria. In 20 years this kid should tear up the spring classics.

Anonymous said...

My sympathies for the unhappy circumstances. Wishing you the best. (Don't worry about us, Vito will take care of us!)

Anonymous said...

Who gives a fuck if it's Tilly, Lilly, T-Ford or Twaty? I mean really? I guess T-ford must be some kind of high priest from Kansas for all the fucks that people give.

Helena said...

I need acquire green card. Will make discount on beach cruiser and various arrangement. 34/27/36 & 4/20 compatable. Taste my pacific Rim.

bikesgonewild said...

...helena...i may have an opening for you - if you have an opening for me...

Helena said...

I have 2, make that......threeeeeeeee.

Anonymous said...

Tilford ergo sum.

mikeweb said...

Uh, oh. Helena's back and it's getting all 'hot and bothered' up in hee-ah.

And yes, that cobra sword is the bomb:

Connery: "I will take 'Swords' for $200, Alex"

Trebek: "OK, so that's 'S' words for $200 then..."

Sean Connery said...

YOUR MOTHER'S A WHORE!

Anonymous said...

Best wishes re: the family issues.

Also, bought a Specialized Shiv "Frame Module"? Want to brake? Good luck:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12151.html

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Anonymous said...

hey i wonder if you ever use your "bully pulpit" to advocate bike safety... this speed cameras thing looks like the best idea since bike lanes, but seems like it's a low priority in NY Assembly...

http://transalt.org/files/newsroom/streetbeat/2012/Apr/0412.html#art1

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grog said...

Comment section is officially out of control. Sweet Lob save us.

wishiwasmerckx said...

Freelance jobs in Bangledesh? Are you effin kidding me? Dhaka is BEAUTIFUL at this time of year!!!

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Topical Vehicle said...

Fuckin' Steve Tilfords van just rolled 300,000 miles and all he has to say is THAT'S NOT THAT MANY MILES REALLY...fuckin' Tilly, hell his pushmower probably has 23,871 hours on it WITH THE ORIGINAL BLADE UNBENT IN ALL IT'S GLORY...you guys suck in comparison. Helena would dump you in the wink of a browneye for him.

Dooth said...

While the boss is away, for your consideration:

http://gusto1.com/post/21827867746/the-official-hipster-survival-guide-to-new-york

Anonymous said...

Tilford Über Alles!

Scroticus said...

I AM SCROTICUS

Spearholding guy about to die said...

I AM SCROTICUS

Anonymous said...

Jupiter's cock!

crosspalms said...

A couple of interesting links on this piece about how we got the roads we've got.

On the same site where the early safety film is linked, is a Trip Down Market Street which is exactly what it sounds like except it was filmed in 1906 before the San Francisco fire. Hair-raising. Makes my commute look sane. Some bikes, even a salmoning car!

McFly said...

I swear I saw Lucas Brunelle's great grandfather go weaving through there at a brisk 9 mph on a tricked out penny farthing papling one of them leather football healments. Crazy man, crazy.

shotgun napkin said...

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wishiwasmerckx said...

Crosspalms, another interesting link about how we got the roads we've got:
http://holyjoe.org/poetry/foss3.htm

bikesgonewild said...

...here's a little something to remind folks about when the whine about cyclists being on the roads...

..."The Good Roads Movement was officially founded in May 1880, when bicycle enthusiasts, riding clubs and manufacturers met in Newport, Rhode Island to form the League of American Wheelmen to support the burgeoning use of bicycles and to protect their interests from legislative discrimination. The League quickly went national and in 1892 began publishing Good Roads Magazine. In three years circulation reached a million. Early movement advocates enlisted the help of journalists, farmers, politicians and engineers in the project of improving the nation's roadways, but the movement took off when it was adopted by bicyclists"...

Anonymous said...

Boring!!!

bikesgonewild said...

...X-palms...chicago had a 'fire'...

...san francisco had an earthquake & a fire...

...i've seen that movie/vid before & i'm kinda surprised by the lack of bikes, despite the condition of market street...

S.A.Nick said...

C'mon Cormac...cut the grouchiness!

Anonymous said...

Let's play a game. You leave a comment anonomously based loosely in your prose/style and to keep it fair and plausable it needs to be a topical vehicle which you may have referred to in the past. Hey I'm just trying to keep this thread alive one more day, don't shoot the bike messenger. I will go first...are you ready: Once upon a time sex.

Anonymous said...

I learned something today. Thank you BGW. Newport is great to ride in town, as is Ocean Drive ect. It's wicked short though. There is no bike access on the bridge and few north-south routes are suitable. There are plans for an island long shore path, but Navy property is involved. That bit of history you shared is rather relevant.

Anonymous said...

Another post

Anonymous said...

Another post!

Anonymous said...

Pushing another post!!!

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