Well, it is--at least according to somebody on Twitter. I was tremendously excited when I saw this, but only because at first glance I thought it said "World Free Car Day:"
I'd totally take a free car, unlike David Byrne, who does not own one--though apparently he will rent one, at least according to this compendium of quotations:
I never listen to the radio unless I rent a car.
That's the equivalent of claiming to be a non-smoker because you never buy cigarettes, you just grub them off of others.
In other news, a reader informs me that a lucky woman recently received Mario Cipollini's autograph:
("I'll never wash this ass again.")
However, she didn't actually ask for it. That's just how Mario Cipollini shakes hands.
And now, I'm pleased to present you with a quiz. As always, study the item, think, and click on your answer. If your'e right you'll know it, and if you're wrong you'll see a music video.
Thanks very much for reading, ride safe, and beware of Cipos bearing Sharpies.
--Wildcat Rock Machine
(This blew minds at Interbike 1860.)
1) The hottest thing at this year's Interbike is:
--Road bikes with disc brakes
--650b mountain bikes
2) This structure qualifies as a cockpit because:
--It is "a space or compartment" in a "small vehicle" from which it is "steered, piloted, or driven"
--One could theoretically hold a cockfight in it
--It is awesome
--All of the above
3) This bicycle features:
--"Clip tow paddles"
--"Clit tongue puddles"
(A zillion Freds enter, one Fred leaves.)
4) Which is not a rule for the Gran Fondo National Championship?
--"Rider may use any standard bicycle that has two wheels and is not a recumbent. This includes Road bikes, TT bikes, and mountain bikes"
--"All riders must submit to drug testing as per USADA protocols"
--"No recumbent bicycles allowed"
--"All bicycles must have working breaks"
(Mavic engineer testing the company's new ultralight accordion.)
5) DFU stands for:
--Diminutive Frenchman Unit
--Demonstrative Francophonic Ululation
--Don't Forget Underpants
--Don't Fuck Up
6) 110 days after being mounted by Mario Cipollini, this statue of a male lion gave birth to a litter of six cubs.
7) Which castmember of the 1986 film "Pretty In Pink" recently crashed during the bike leg of a triathlon?
--Harry Dean Stanton
***Special Saving The Earth-Themed Bonus Question***
(In case you were wondering.)
According to a Yale professor, bicycles reduce:
--Fossil fuel consumption