Wednesday, July 2, 2014

This Just In: Premature Holiday Commencement!

It's hot.  The kind of hot when housecats just lie around on their backs all day with their legs spread, airing out their private parts.


(NSFW)

There are also people who do the same thing.

Or so I've heard.

In addition to being Hot As Balls, it's also Our Nation's Birthday in two (2) days, which means I've already got one foot out the door.  (I don't literally have one foot out the door.  Right now both feet are up in the air as I cool my private parts in front of the air conditioning.)  In other words, after this post I'll be gone until Monday, July 7th, at which point I will resume regular updates.


Also, please allow me to extend belated happy birthday wishes to our passive-aggressive neighbor to the north, who celebrated Fête du Canada yesterday, and who will no doubt leave their usual note on our front door this Friday as we grill meats and blow shit up:


And we will leave our customary reply:


It's true, 36% of Americans believe Barack Obama is the Prime Minister of Canada, and of that 36% roughly half also believe that the President of the United States is Jesus Christ.


(Pffft.  A Jew President?  It'll never happen.)

Speaking of American Awesomeness, the Great Trek Bicycle Making Company has unveiled the World's Lightest Production Bicycle in the World, and it's made right here in Jesus Land--or Waterloo, Wisconsin to be precise, which until just a few minutes ago I thought was in Canada:


Although the bike had been seen at the Criterium du Dauphiné, the Trek Émonda was officially launched just days before the Tour de France. At a claimed 690g for a painted 56cm frame, the hyperlight road machine builds up to a 4.65kg/10.25lb complete bicycle thanks in part to new Bontrager integrated components like an XXX bar/stem combination and Speed Stop direct-mount brakes.

Of course, Trek know a thing or two about building road bikes, having won anywhere from one (1) to nine (9) Tours de France, depending on how you look at it:


(Wow.  You know your sport's a shitshow when your list of champions looks like a hastily-revised bar band setlist.)

Nevertheless, I'm confused by this bicycle.  If it's so great (US$15,749 great to be precise), where are the disc brakes and thru-axles I thought we were supposed to have now?



I thought getting on a state-of-the-art road bike with hydrolic dick breaks and thew-axes was like going from a Model T you have to stop with your feet Fred Flintstone-style to a BMW 8-series luxury sports sedan coupe crossover SUV with eight vented rotors the size of manhole covers plus the $20,000 optional full all-weather electronic traction-sensing douchebag package:


(Your rim brakes.)


(Your bike on discs.)

So why then are they charging approximately US$10,000 for the bike dripping with the very latest technology, but they're charging almost US$16,000 for the bike sporting a bunch of obsolete crap all the reviewers are telling us suddenly sucks balls now?

Simple: because by making the "obsolete" bike obscenely expensive and the "modern" bike merely grossly expensive, the new technology seems like a bargain, all the Freds move to disc brakes, and all Trek had to do to make it happen was whip together an ultralight Fred charios, slap a stupid price tag on it, and get it written up on a few bike blogs.

That's the kind of marketing genius that makes America great.

I'm not so sure about that foreign-sounding name though:

The overarching design and engineering principle is simple: cut weight, increase stiffness. Even the name, Emonda, is a play on the French verb meaning to trim or to cut, emonder. 

"To trim or to cut," eh?  I would have called it the "Trek Circumcision."  ("Trek Bris" would have been too ethnic.)  Also, "Émonda" sure sounds pretty close to "LeMond," which is a brand of bikes Trek sold until they dumped the guy after whom the bikes were named, allegedly at the behest of a certain seven-time Tour de France winner, who they also ended up dumping after too many people knew he took drugs.


Got all that?

Don't worry, it's okay if you don't.

In fact, Trek is counting on it.

And if all that weren't complicated enough, now Specialized is suing Trek over the whole Émonda/LeMond thing:


Sure, Specialized has no claim whatsoever to the LeMond name.  Nevertheless, their lawyers are under strict instructions to take action whenever any bicycle anywhere is given a French-sounding name.

Speaking of LeMond bicycles, I used to have one:


Wow.  I almost look fit in that photo--which is not to say that I was.  In fact, all those riders passed me roughly four seconds after that picture was taken, at which point I probably fell down, slid onto another portion of the course, and got run over by those very same riders.  Still, it's the only photograph in existence in which there are riders behind me in a bicycle race, which is why it's 10 feet high by 15 feet wide and hanging in my living room.

And with that, I conclude my broadcast day.  Inasmuch as it is a short week I will not administer a quiz, but by way of compensation here is some bonus hot summer cat porn:


Thanks for reading, ride safe, and enjoy the holiday.  (Unless you don't live here in Canada's milking machine, in which case we'll enjoy it for you.)  See you on Monday, July 7th.


--Wildcat Rock Machine


201 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Crowbomb!!!!!

McFly said...

That red Maple Leaf looks a whole lot like something blowing the fuck up.

Anonymous said...

What surprised me more about our crowbomb story here was the vitriol spewed by other cyclists.

http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2014/07/01/crowbomb-founder-says-crowchild-trail-bike-stunt-is-misunderstood-and-wasnt-a-stunt-at-all/

GreySpoke said...

podium?

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Recumbent in the top 10.

Anonymous said...

weeeee!

Anonymous said...

Airing out my private parts and still top 10

Anonymous said...

10 foot ceilings? Nice!

Spokey said...

top tennis

DB said...

Top Ten?

GOBL SNAX said...

"Fred charios" you say?
Fred chariot?
Fred Cheerios®?
Fred churros?

Buffalo Bill said...

Lemonds had dick breaks before dick breaks were cool.

crosspalms said...

Nice sideburns there, Wildcat. And nice wild cat there, sideburns.

ken e. said...

really like my new disc brakes!

Yeah Cleveland! said...

"Specialized is suing Trek over the whole Émonda/LeMond thing."
I fell for it. How could I be so gullible?

Blog Drafter said...

RIDESAFEORIMAFUCKINRUNYAINADEEETCH!

Anonymous said...

I want a ten pound bike as much as I want a ten pound girlfriend. Both would be like fucking a bag of chisels. One ride up Church/6th and that frame would be all snappy!

le Correcteur said...

Early. Top twenty; unread.

Herschel Raney said...

I can safely say I will never own a bike by Trek or Specialized. For no specific reason. Maybe I am just an asshole. I will never pay 10 thou for a bike either. I would rather take, like, 4 vacations in South America.

Have a good fourth, bike world.

The Beer fridge vid:
http://devour.com/video/o-canada-beer-fridge/

JB said...

Cat scranii

dancesonpedals said...

top twenty & I read it as well

fresh off my 1 km breakaway century..

I will not pull a jackie durand & take a flyer now

Dave said...

A nice, cool early morning ride here in the sweltering money-bloated tick clinging to the swampy undercarriage of our nation's capital. Before the lobbyists begin to call from the minarets.

I'd get one of those ultralight Treks - money means nothing to me - but I worry that it would just crumple under even my modest bulk. What if it collides with a small dried-up wad of gum while orbiting at warp 11?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAmsi05P9Uw

Gentlemen, it's been a privilege riding with you.

le Correcteur said...

"I would have called it the "Trek Circumcision." ("Trek Bris" would have been too ethnic.)"

Gems like this keep me coming back. Have a safe 4th, Snob et famille, and watch out for the falling bullets from all the gunfire!

le Correcteur

balls™ said...

Yup. It's as hot s me out there.

trama said...

Tropickle strom Arthur gonna rain on our parade
gatdammit, going hurricane force on the 4th? caint we blow it up with a nuke or something?

Also, That is alot of money for plastick bike

babble on said...

Whew! Is it hot in here, or what? Lookin good, snobberdooders.

Anonymous said...

You are getting mixed up about the new trek.
It is a racing bike, and disk brakes are not allowed.
No evil marketing conspiracy. They are not going to sell any. It is just publicity. That said, bike industry is finally figuring out the roller cam brake mounts are better?

gE said...

For added lack-of-creativity-bonus-points, Emonda is an anagram of Madone. That's what you get when you're only willing to shell out $15,749.

babble on said...

I aired out my bits in the breeze off Wreck yesterday, but no hurricaine force winds came out to play...

Schisthead said...

Every once in a while I see someone with a silly light bike riding around town. For some reason, I never seem to see the same one twice...

gE said...

Anon 12:41, if you're entering races that allow sub-15lb bikes, are you sure they wouldn't allow dick breaks?

Regular guy said...

I hope the new Trek is available in Australia.

The Emonda Frumunda is a little scary, though, since the translation is trim or cut Frumunda, so circumcision, maybe bush trimming? Castration.

Serial Retrogrouch said...

...why do you only show us the lower half of the pussy?

shining trapezoid said...

they woodn't've passed ya if it weren't fer them sideberns.

dancesonpedals said...

Frumunda? Who could ever forget Elle MacPherson in Sirens, or her sensitive portayal of the Australian Bush?

Comment deleted said...

Happy 4th everyone, even you beaver-huggers up in the overly-polite north.

I'm going to rock out with my cock out on the the 5th. I hope somebody doesn't blow it off.

dnk said...

Which is more boring for the spectator, soccer or bicycle racing?

Anonymous said...

"Emonda is an anagram of Madone"

And don't forget Domane. Could their marketing keep pulling out the same tiles from the Scrabble bag? The odds of that must be ass-tronomical!

Anonymous said...

Rode for the first time in a year a few nights ago. Nothing is as nice as a ride after a long time off the bike. Hoping injuries have healed.

McFly said...

Big fan of the over-arching.......huge fan. Increased stiffness is a given.

BamaPhred said...

I can't resist naming the new Trek biek the Frumunda, either. It's all I could think about reading the release. No dick breaks, it'll never sell.

samh said...

2014 - United States - Vito Monkey - Team BSNYC/RTMS

Anonymous said...

Why would you slap a coat of paint onto a super-light bike where every fraction of an ounce is precious?

Anonymous said...

don't you mean fred cheerios?
you should use spilchik more oftin.

Anonymous said...

jeebus; this guy get's more time off than jiminy Hoffa.

and I studied up for the Friday quiz, too.

FR8 said...

I refuse to ride a bike that weighs under 20 lbs.

BamaPhred said...

The new Domane better than the old Domane in every way. That's like saying the stench of two day old Frumunda is less than week old Frumunda.

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for the Trek Moaned

JB said...

Dick brakes, the new thing is stick brakes! Much more powerful!

Roille Figners said...

CATB ALLS

BamaPhred said...

The cats expression - "You looking at me? No? Then who the hell else you lookin at?"

Spokey said...

The combined weight of my front and rear rack is close to 5 lbs

They don't even list a weight for the thing in the brochure but the rear wheel probably weighs 10 lbs with the 48 spokes and 145 mm axle.

crosspalms said...

The Menado. It's like Sharknado but it only weights 10 pounds

crosspalms said...

Oops, that extra T just put it over the 10-pound limit. Damn.

gE said...

Oh look, there's a Kickstarter for a 25 lb lock to protect 10 lb bikes.

Dooth said...

Must be a breeze to throw that 10lb Trek in the deetch.

crosspalms said...

The Damneo (pronounced Damn, Yo because 15 grand for a bike? Damn, yo).

Robot says cat better watch out because ithdog occurs.

Freddy Murcks said...

Fuckin' cats, man. They're such sluts.






12535

Anonymous said...

I might start putting only 115 PSI in my 120 PSI tires to save weight.

Roille Figners said...

How about the Trek Odname. Because it's just an odd fucking name.

OldJokeBot9000 said...

All bicycles weight 50 pounds.

A 20 pound bike requires a 30 pound lock and chain.

A 30 pound bike requires a 20 pound lock and chain.

A 40 pound bike requires a 10 pound lock and chain.

A 50 pound bike requires no lock.

Rapha Doesnt Suck said...

#snobselfie

Anonymous said...

While training on the madone, for extra resistance, I drag an 80's bridgstone mixte behind me (obviously, I take the pedals off first).

Spokey said...


I may be going against the crowd here, but I'm considering buying a Trek.

Not sure which model but top of the list at the moment is the Trek Onan

RoadQueen said...

Won't be any shit blowing up where I'm spending the weekend, unless something REALLY goes wrong.

'Cause horse people get kinda crabby when you start blowing shit up around their horses and get them all crazy and stuff.

Everything else will be the normal 4th festivities though.

Hope all have a safe and fun holiday, and may each and every one of you have one too many hot dogs just for later entertainment.

Ride safe, all!!

BamaPhred said...

Anon @ 1:34. I don't think they are painting these ultralight bikes in the traditional sense. They spray some paint vapor in a booth and !bam! Thru science the vapor deposits itself on the frame, resulting in a paint job that weighs far less than even the finest hand painted finish. No comment on the look, however.


Naming my next bike "radempa wang"

Comment deleted said...

Spokey, the Trek Onan 1.1 is beater in every way.

Spokey said...

all the reviews I read said it was

stiff yet vertically compliant

Comment deleted said...

Queenie, "horse people"? You don't mean dirty *centaurs*, do you?

Johnny Canuck said...

Will the Trek Ebola go viral and become commercially successful? After ordering one is it worth the weight until it finally arrives? Perhaps, in a geographically ironic sort of way, the Trek Bicycle Company will finally meet 'it's own Waterloo'*, have it's customers wake up to manipulative marketing and switch, en masse to... err... Specialized??

* I finally met mine after filling in the outhouse and getting indoor plumbing.

Blog Drafter said...

The Trek Edamame…the first superlight bicycle targeted at vegans.

crosspalms said...

bamaphred,
And the paint vapor is made with helium molecules, so it actually makes the bike lighter.

Steakout said...

The Trek Edamame, not the favourite at the local track meat.

alpaca lips said...

I have a bee-yoo-tee-ful custom crabon bike put together by Francophone artistes in America's yarmulke. It is prefect!

So maybe for my next bike I'll have the builder at the local boutique bike shop put together a steal frame with dick breaks (Peyronie's, anyone?). I'll put square brackets around it and call it a commutator. Maybe even get one of them roll-on/roll-off hubba hubbas for heavy-duty shifting.

I can tell already it's gonna be a long weekend ...

DB said...

Ha! Edamame and Ebola. Shot wine out my nose. Very funny, Gents.

leroy said...

My dog thinks WCRM photoshopped a head onto to that last picture if his cat.

I told him no way.

Honestly, where on the internet are you gonna find a picture of a kitty making a funny face?

Ride explosively all!

Anonymous said...

Snobby,

What are those stains on the photo of you blitzing the field in that bicycle race?

Hmm?

It's one thing to cherish your one moment of cycling triumph, but you really don't need to ejaculate all over it, do you?

gE said...

Roille: "Odname" explains it all. Damn.

...so, back to designing that, er, 40 lb lock. Should be able to sell it for $1,100. How can you put a price on securing that $15k Odname.

leroy said...

But "No Dame" explains why you wind up living with more bikes than family, unless you count lots and lots of cats as family with whom you talk and for whom you sew interesting outfits .

McFly said...

NBC Sports is showing TDF classics from.....are you ready for this.....2013. Wow. How bout some '81 Badger or even Big Mig? C'mon '13 is not old enough to be a classic.

Roille Figners said...

I can think of one cat who needs an outfit...

Anonymous said...

Rob Ford sighting.

He's in public apology mode.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28138521

It's going to take being at the job of Mayor a few months before he falls off the wagon.

By the time he's Prime Minister he'll be back at it full-swing.

commentatorbot_0834 said...

McFly,

NBC probably cannot get rights to a pre-EPO Tour day Frants.

Did they show Froome doing the seated attack up insanely steep hills in slow motion?

He can't seem to keep that story straight. Either it "just happened" or trained for it with beard Kerrison, or practiced it in a wind tunnel. Wind tunnel.

The stories are only going to get funnier until he's finally sanctioned.

babble on said...

Canada still has the queen on its dollar, so we don't get to celebrate Independence Day, but I managed to Free the Beaver anyway!

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McFly said...

Babs have you ever seen anyone ascending the Wreck steps and do a 180 if something striked their fancy that was descending the steps? Big pile of awkward?

I need protocol and etiquette in the case I pay a visit one day. Because naked.

Are there beach games? Ring Toss on a Boner and the like? Pinch a Titty and Run? Tea Bag the Big Floppy Hat?

JB said...

Perfect for your next group ride.

Bama Phred said...

My cat is giving me the old bsnyc NSFW treatment. Need to sew her up some clothes.

babble on said...

No organised sports, but about half the people down there bring along beach balls to play with! :D

And we did a 180 when we were nearly down at the beach because we forgot the GoPro on the bike! Those stairs make a great workout.

DB said...

Pumping up the tires, full water bottle, stretchy clothes on, ready for 100.

Spokey said...

have a stuffy head from the weekly conference call last night but I'll pull my share

Roille Figners said...

92 - in '92 I was hoppin' freight trains.

Roille Figners said...

93 - in '93 I was all "Damn I'm old!"

DB said...

I don't remember 94.

babble on said...
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babble on said...

Oooh! Deleted comments count!

And one more makes 96

Spokey said...

ok, hop on the beast

but let's sprint. I gots a barrel of tater salad to whip up this afternoon.



no robot, it's not 290 lbs. Just enough for 'lil sis, skippy, & friends

Spokey said...

98?

Spokey said...

now robot wants to dontatio fluid

that's just disgusting

Comment deleted said...

C

Spokey said...

claps for CD

long weekend. maybe a double century

Comment deleted said...

Thank you, thank you. I was hiding, sucking on Babs' wheel.

JLRB said...

scranus

DB said...

Didn't see CD back there. Should have worn my helment mirror.

DB said...

Who's in charge of the quiz today?

babble on said...

Kisses, CD! You do suck a good wheel. I love that in a man. XX

Roille Figners said...

All right. Who wants an orange whip?

Orange whip? Orange whip?

Three orange whips.

elwood said...

No ma'am....we're musicians

BamaPhred said...

It's a hundred and six miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses.

Jake said...

hit it

BamaPhred said...

Quiz?
A spare tire is:
A. Something that the new death machine does not have.
B. My permanent fashion accessory
C. The invisible training aid I seem to be dragging while bike riding
D. The Alabama Cummerbund
E. All of the above.

Spokey said...

E. All of the above

wasn't sure about the cummerbund but figured if there are multiple right answers, must be E

More or Less said...

To all you Neo-Luddites out there dissing carbon fiber bikes... Lighten up!

dancesonpedals said...

Noam Chomskey has a sister named, "Yes'm"

A) True

B) False

C) Could you repeat the question

Spokey said...

"C"?

Sharpest Knife On The Xmas Tree said...

This question is false.

A) True

B) False

C) Huh?!

Roille Figners said...

That'll be:

A) Two orange whips

B) Three orange whips

C) Heineken? Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!

D) One orange whip

Comment deleted said...

What is the current biggest threat to life as we know it?

A) Water snakes

B) Hippopotami in Colombia.

C) Top-end bicycles achieving sentience and turning on us.

D) Leroy's dog getting access to the nuclear football.

babble on said...

E) Cars.

Terrified Torontotarian said...

F) Rob Ford.

DB said...

Headed for Madison for the weekend. Bike around Lake Monona, swim Lake Mendota, brats, beer and FUTBOL.
Have a good weekend all.

Comment deleted said...

Have a great weekend, DB. But you can't fool us with those place names; those are all Trek models.

babble on said...

Cheers!

CD - holy fuck. Colombians think that feral Hippos are all floppy and cute?! And El Bandito was a good guy for bringing them in?

Comment deleted said...

Babs, yeah. This isn't going to end well.

But they *are* so cute when they put on little pink tutus and do ballet.

DB said...

Geez, you're on to something there, CD. I didn't know Trek owned Madison, too.

Roille Figners said...

It sounds like a Beck lyric... "The drug lord's hippos / ravage the night"

Comment deleted said...

Weird...I didn't even realize Trek was based just outside of Madison when I wrote that.

babble on said...

Right?! Oh dear. And they don't taste like chicken.

More like bacon.

High 'n' Mighty said...

Rob Ford is sort of like a Canadian politico hippo, though I'm pretty sure we'll never see him in a tutu.

High 'n' Mighty said...

However, he is involved in an upcoming ballot.

Spokey said...

Holy Shit

Tell me it ain't so

Robs Fords in a pink tutu?



please Confirm medque

Leave it to Beaver said...

"we forgot the GoPro on the bike!" Leave it running once it gets down to the beach.

McFly said...

Should arrive in DC about 1ish tomorrow on Canada's fecal coated dingleberry bday. Then 3 days later onto Maryland! The redneck is out movin around a bit kids. Hid your hot sister.

Anonymous said...

Tilford uses his charisma and a Jedi mind trick to convince the TSA to allow him his 8mm 8.00" long pedal wrench on the flight to SoCal.

DB said...

CD: I thought everyone knew this but, Mary Burke, owner and CEO of Trek is running for governor in Wisconsin as a Democrat against Scott Walker. If she wins in November I can see a new line of bikes with political themes but I can't think of any now cuz it's too early. Happy Fourth, all.

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babble on said...

Happy Independence day, peeps! Free the Beavers! xo xo

Anonymous said...

Just about every corner of the Big Apple is under video surveillance. There's a video surveillance dedicated tv channel. For a minute or two live, of-the-minute street and highway scenes are shown.
A moment ago I saw a cyclist, riding at a nice clip, weave through a crowd of tourists crossing forty deuce and Times Square, only to catch a red light at the corner.
The fireworks show is an hour away.

Anonymous said...

Is it really a birthday if it was actually a counter-revolution?

http://m.democracynow.org/stories/14461

commentatorbot_09381 said...

FYI Giro Rosa, the Women's version of the Tour Day Freeance stage 1 is 5 July.

This stage race might be interesting entirely unlike the other stage race going on at the same time.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Yorkshire .

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Fern Porn for your enjoyment.

Anonymous said...

Giant Shimano...how true.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Cheeky moves indeed already in the big race.

Roille Figners said...

My only celebration of the 4th as usual was to listen to "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" which has plenty to say about America.

Anonymous said...

No Man Missile shooting in the Tour.

babble on said...

There's s photo of him landing on his head and shoulder over on the BBC. Hooo boy do I ever know how THAT feels.

OUCH.

Keep Chocha said...

The key to a good ride is a clean anus, and by extension--scranus.

Spokey said...

Bit breezy around here today. That and the potato salad anchor made me put in some effort today.

And what is going on here? I was sure that a long weekend would produce a double century if not a triple. The way we're going, we'll be lucky to have gotten to the first one.

Spokey said...

scranus by Lob

Spokey said...

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Spokey said...

censidin 000

guess the anit-robot robot has kicked in

Roille Figners said...

Spokey - you need to start some futile argument about like, gun control or abortion or healemenettes or dick breaks.

Here I'll start: FUCKING WEAR YOUR HEALEMENETTE AND DON'T SHOOT PEOPLE OR GET ABORTIONS AND ALSO DICK BREAKS SUCK!!!

babble on said...

It's a surefire sign of a great holiday when everyone is too pre-occupied with the real world to log on.

Vancouver had a MASSIVE bike rave last night. I've seen loads of bikes at fondos n'all, but I have never, ever seen anyting like THAT before.

It was awesome!! :D <3

Spokey said...

I wore my helment today and loved it. Its lovely blue complements (& compliments) the silver / blue fad on my top tube. That and I wore a new light blue shirt.

Spokey said...

I'd also love to have some dik breaks. Especially if they suck

Spokey said...

and what's wrong with shooting people anyway?

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babble on said...

Feeling blue?

leroy said...

Double century?

Vote for your favorite artist who really, really loves their bike.

Done.

Roille Figners said...

"The rise of the urban cycling movement..." ZZZZ

OK back to wrench-turnin'

JLRB said...

premature scranus sunburn

JLRB said...

About half of these artists don't wear helmets...is that just the case because they're posing for pics, or do they never wear them? No helmet = goodbye, artist

JLRB said...

forgot " "

McFly said...

Woohoo BikeShared all over some DC! Even got a smokin hot black lady cop hot-n-bothered with the southern drawl askin directions. She said "Just keep talking something is happening to me right now and I like it." Lucky I got out of there not getting cuffed. I think.

Bama Phred said...

Ok Bong Beard Guy gets my vote for expressing artistically the reality of my bike mechanic skill.

dnk said...

Ditto. My Other Bike Is A Bong guy hands down

babble on said...

MdFly - you think you got out without getting cuffed, or you think you got lucky to get out without getting cuffed?

crosspalms said...

"Its like an insane flying video game of chaos. "

DB said...

200 before Snob gets here?

Spokey said...

don't think we'll make it unless snobbie is really hung over but I'll contribute

Spokey said...

scranus

Spokey said...

good Lob

JLRB said...

On yur left

JLRB said...

brrring ding ding

JLRB said...

3 feet pleeeeaaasse

JLRB said...

no shoaling

JLRB said...

whewww that was exhausting

Bama Phred said...

Looks like The Snob has a new cap via the Twitterer

Yeah Cleveland! said...

Excellent ride today. That's a good route, the hills were a nice challenge.

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Bama Phred said...

I wonder if Jim Wing of the Air Spear notoriety achieved his goal of 60 mph,a course record of wherever, or impaling whoever shares the biking with him.

JLRB said...

McFly - Glad you got to use the bikeshare - not a bad system here - did you stick to the monuments areas or venture out?

JLRB said...

And good that you didn't become a snack for the traffic cop

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Scranus

Spokey said...

Nuseti really is a new leaping advance in bieking.

Gear no.1 with a 0.66 ratio is comparable to a traditional drive with a 22-teeth front chainring, working with a 33-teeth rear chainring.

I don't know how much faster I can ride with chainrings in the front and the rear, but I gots to get me one of those. All my bieks have that "so yesterday" front chainrings and rear cassette (except the one with the rear freewheel).

Spokey said...

oops. Guess I'm so yesterday

JLRB said...

191

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yesterday

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All

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My

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Troubles

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Seemed

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so

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far

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away

BikeSnobNYC said...

200.

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