How awesome are they? Well, they're so awesome that Walz has already sold through the first run. However, you can rest assured that the people of Santa Poco are sewing like the wind to produce another batch, which means that new ones will be ready to ship in about three (3) weeks.
Take it from my scalp, they're worth the wait.
However, if you absolutely must have a hat before then, you can always buy one from Stevil:
I have one and it's also awesome, though in a totally different way from the "Woo-hoo-hoo-hoo!" hat, which is why, ideally, you should own both. (Really you should own two of both for when one's in the wash.)
Also, I understand from Stevil's site that he's suffering from some form of "Wanker's Wrist" and could use some doctor money, so help the people who help you waste time at work.
Secondly, the IMBA World Smit draws ever closer, which means in less than a month I'm going to Collarady:
Did somebody say "evening reception with special guest speaker, BikeSnobNYC?"
Friday, 8/22: Destination Dirt—Investments and Payoff in MTB Communities (sessions open to all attendees), content focus for professional land managers and tourism folks, bike demos, night riding on Emerald Mountain and an evening reception with special guest speaker, BikeSnobNYC.
Unfortunately for you, they most certainly did.
Lastly, the NYPD is getting real smug lately about nabbing Citi Bike thieves:
What happens when you steal a @CitibikeNYC, do a bad job repainting it & ride it around the #109pct ? You get Caught! pic.twitter.com/qLxcOChtKFThat's nice and all, but what happens when NYPD takes your bike so the President doesn't have to look at it, or because it's a crucial bit of evidence against the driver who killed you but they don't feel like investigating?
— NYPD 109th Precinct (@NYPD109Pct) July 25, 2014
I would have tweeted that same question back to the NYPD, but the truth is they scare the living shit out of me, and until I sell enough hats to move up to the country and retire I still gotta live here, you know?
And now, I'm pleased to present you with a quiz. As always, study the item, think, and click on your answer. If you're right you'll blurt out HOLYFUCKINGSHIT! like it's one word, and if you're wrong you'll see a steampunk motorized pennyfarthing.
Thanks very much for reading, ride safe, and remember that you can never have too many hats.
--Wildcat Rock Machine
1) Oh, those fixie riders and their irreverent knuckle tattoos...
2) What is this supposed to be?
--Some kind of bike art
--Some kind of macaroni art
--The HSV-2 virus
--Four people "doing it"
("I can't argue with you about gentrification right now, I'm winded and I have filmy orange juice mouth.")
3) Back in 1989 the recovery drink of choice was:
--An egg cream
--Your own urine
(The Jewish religion forbids tattoos, yet Portland bike culture requires irony.)
4) This guy is getting ready to:
(Bradley Wiggins: World's Most English-Looking Person)
5) Bradley Wiggins is leaving road racing for:
6) Alec Baldwin is the Rosa Parks of bike salmon.
7) So it's official, gravel bikes are just hybrids now.
***Special "Kale Juice and Yoga Hot-Spots"-Themed Bonus Video***
("Pensioners?" Yeah, we don't have pensions in America, they've all been raided. You'd think The Economist would know that.)