Friday, August 15, 2014

BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz and Out-Of-Office Announcement!

As I've mentioned repeatedly, I'm headed out to Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the IMBA "World Smit:"


If you're unfamiliar with IMBA, they're a boutique company who make custom decals for Subarus.


This means that after today I won't be posting again until Monday, August 25th, at which point I will return to relate my experiences to you:


I can't promise that there won't be an additional small break after that so I can dump the last few shovelfuls of dirt over summer's coffin, but then again I can't promise that there will be, either.

Read that last sentence again and it still won't make any sense.

Also, if you're wondering why today's the last post when the Smit doesn't start until Wednesday the 20th, please bear in mind that I currently look like this:


So I'm looking at some serious barber time before they'll even let me through security at the airport, which is to say nothing of pulling together a decent wardrobe and all the rest of it.

I'll also be riding a bike in Colorado at some point, so I'd better find a pair of shorts that aren't worn to transparency.

This is the point where you remind me again that I'm sure to die from the altitude.

Honestly, my only hope at this point is that IMBA sees what I look like these days, realizes they made a huge mistake, and rescinds their invitation.

In the meantime, let's all join hands, close our eyes, and send our good vibes to Mario Cipollini, who has been hit by a car:


According to La Gazzetta dello Sport the retired rider, who was the world’s top sprinter for many years, was taken to hospital in Lucca after a car hit him while he was on his bike. The driver was turning and didn’t see the rider, who reportedly has injuries to his knee and the quadriceps tendon.

Uh, the driver didn't see him?  That is utterly ridiculous.  How the hell do you not see The Cipollini?


The silver lining in all of this is that the article calls it a "training accident," which can only mean that Cipollini is mounting yet another comeback, though given his English that could also be a simple misunderstanding:


("I want to mount, then come on back.  What hotel you stay?")

Either way, Cipollini has been placed in bed restraints after pinching the hospital staff, which is perfectly fine with Cipo because he's "into that."

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're better than everyone else, and if you're wrong you'll see inspiration.

Thanks very much for reading, ride safe, and see you on Monday, August 25th!


--Wildcat Rock Machine










(The Cervélo Douche)

1) Which is not an actual quote from the Cervélo Douche?

--"I do a meditation. I can do up to one hour. I come out of it feeling high. It affects all the chemicals of your brain, from the endorphins to the serotonin. I have a fireplace."
--"I take my car to go to the bagel shop. I take the Ferrari. I get a rush a little bit, zero to 60. When you are doing it in three and a half seconds, I love that. This happens around 8:30ish."
--"After that I usually like to go on a bike ride. It’s a Cervélo, light and cool."
--"To beat the traffic I head back into town at midnight.  Ferrari again, Cervélo on the trunk rack.  The sound of the V12 in the Midtown Tunnel hardens my nipples.  Emerging in Manhattan, I cruise down 2nd Avenue, throwing stale Hamptons bagels at the homeless."






2) The crux of Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy's latest anti-bike argument seems to be that people should not be allowed to ride them because he is an idiot.

--True
--False





3) What is Courtland Milloy wearing?

--A "Fly6 Bro"
--A "GoPro Manssiere"
--A "Polaroid Girdle"
--Surgical scrubs and a pacemaker






4) What is this?

--A 1960 Campagnolo saddle alignment tool
--A Park Tool FAG-2 frame alignment gauge
--A 1990 Cipollini genital alignment tool
--A late 19th century pennyfarthing wheel truing gauge






(Dick break technology has trickled down.  Way down.)

5) Disc brake rotors are:

--"...like circular saw blades of death."
--"...like spinning knives that have been heated in a 500-degree oven."
--"...like searing hot pie plates of Hades."
--"...like Blackie Lawless's codpiece."





6) Bicycle proctology can be very lucrative.

--True
--False




(Cyclist being ticketed for wearing a tank top that is too "mimey.")

7) The NYPD's latest bike crackdown is called:

--"Operation Safe Cycle"
--"Operation Spin Cycle"
--"Operation Top Tube Pad"
--"Operation F.R.E.D." (Frisk, Reprimand, Educate, and Deride.)



***Special Dutchies Rubbing Your Nose In It-Themed Bonus Video!***


"THEIR NOT WEARING HELMENTS THEIR ALL GOING TO DIE!!!"
--An American

510 comments:

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Anonymous said...

first fodder?

Anonymous said...

Scranus Place

James said...

Third!

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!

McFly said...

I heard the car had an orgasm. Fluids everywhere.

The Robot Engineer said...

I have a 6th sense about this.

JB said...

Get away day?

Buffalo Bill said...

I'm back! Got a lot of reading to do here...

Anonymous said...

Top ten oh yeah!

Anonymous said...

I had to watch an ad to watch an ad, bummer.

arrrt said...

I'm just trying to figure out how the Dutch can run their tires at what looks like about .6psi without getting snakebit every third cobblestone.

Bryan said...

Have fun out there! Maybe strap an O2 tank to your back, Scuba style? That way you won't die at altitude.
I was hoping to catch you before you made this post, cause this has BSNYC ridicule painted all over it. Junkyard Cross ...it sounds like it could be cool, until you realize that maybe this is just how hipsters tackle cx

BikeSnobNYC said...

Bryan,

Bilenky has been putting on Junkyard Cross for quite a few years. It's irreverent to be sure but not something I would file under "hipster antics"

--Wildcat Rock Machine

Bryan said...

Oh oh, even more important than your quiz and blog post today...Woohoohoo Caps are shipping! Got my tracking info last night. So, peoples...buy a cap!

JLRB said...

Thanks for the Friday morning giggles - come-back - genious! (Apologies to Cipo for laughing while he is down - but I'm sure he'll slide ride back into action in no time)

leroy said...

All day yesterday, my dog kept wishing me happy birthday.

I kept telling him my birthday is today.

He said that to him, I'll always be born yesterday.

It's like a mobeus strip of logic.

Honestly , he takes the cake. Literally. Good thing he shares.

Bryan said...

Wildcat...thanks for clearing that one up! Personally I would call it tetanus cross, but maybe I am just not into all of the hip-but-not-hipster stuff out there. I think the video did not do it justice in that case.

JLRB said...

While in CO, make sure you pitch your new line of artisinally curated, pre-shart-stained cargo shants, modeled so well yesterday

AND watch out for the gummy bears

JLRB said...

Leroy - Happy B-Day! Riding your age today?

crosspalms said...

Spoiler alert: They don't have a steamboat there. Also, you'll have an easier time getting past TSA if you stop walking like Igor. I'll have more useful advice after I have some coffee.

babble on said...

Good day!
No! Wait!! It's a bad day, a very very bad day, cause there's no more snobberdooders for TEN DAYS!!

NOOOO WAIT AGAIN!

It's a GREAT day! Happiest of birthdays, dear Leroy. Hope you have a weekend to remember. xo xo

babble on said...

Cipo is my wellspring of hope. He is proof positive that people with muscles can sometimes win races, too. The podium doesn't actually BELONG to them thar skinny mountain goat type cyclists... right?

Drock said...

I wonder if the euros are concerned about the whiteness of cycling. I only recall seeing one person of color in the video. There was a woman appearing to be of the Islamic faith but hard to tell her skin tone as she was dressed to code. Snob if you are flying direct then I will wave as you are overhead, if you stop at MCI then let me know, the terminal is great for honing your riding skill, mr tsa doesn't find it as fun as I do but when he stops for a smoke you can go back to bunny hopping off the baggage carousel.

Regular guy said...

Shouldn't that have read "hit by a car WHILST training"?

Mmmm, bed restraints.

DB said...

Happy Birthday, Leroy!

Snob: When you get to a "certain age", you become TSA pre-checked and you don't have to remove your shoes and belt.
So you've got that to look forward to.
Have a good trip, can't wait for the reportage on the 25th.

JLRB said...

DB - Maybe that is why I keep getting the pre-check line ... not as much fun now that you say it has to do with age ...

JLRB said...

Went back and watched the whole video of Dutch bikecyclers ('cause I got a case of the Fridays)

3 helment sightings - two were Freds 2:35, 2:45. Last was a gaggle of (likely)American tourists walking bikes across a street whilst wearing helmeats @4:05

AND - the chick texting with the bus passing @3:30 is going to die (but aren't we all)

DB said...

Wait. Snob. You're flying with NetJets of course. Right?

3G said...

Cipollini genital alignment tool.

That's GOLD!

Cipo said...

Four point leathers are keeenki.

Blog Drafter said...

GET A HAIRCUT!
BE CAREFUL!
DON"T GET CARFUCKED!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
RIDE SAFE EVERYONE!

Cycologist said...

Love old W.A.S.P. references, but why would he wear a piece of cod? Is that fish common in NYC?

David Pearce said...

No WCRM until August 25! What will we do!!

Basically (that word needs to change bad. It should be basicly), we'll just be like all the mental patients in Manhattan, who go nuts for two weeks when our prescriptions run out and our shrinks flee to the Hamptons or Martha's Vineyard.

We'll be reduced to reading old BSNYC blog posts we've never read, and leaving comments we're sure someone else will read.

Or we could just eat BAGELS AND play BACKGAMMON until the 25th, or perhaps sit in the dark in the basement and rock back and forth and moan repetitively.

Robot-robot: "mnourhor has"; Confidence: 0%

I knew it!

Robot-robot: "circuit edsstg"; Confidence: 1%

Comment deleted said...

Happy Birthday, Leroy. If your dog is curating your cake, you just know it's going to have novelty candles.

PotbellyJoe said...

I still love the insanity of the UCI objection of mixing dicks in with standard brakes:

"The UCI, and in particular its new technology officer Dimitris Katsanis, has made it clear that it believes that a wholesale swap is the safest route, when the technology is ready. This would prevent riders from running into each other due to a huge disparity in braking power, especially on high- speed descents."

So you're saying that braking force will change how I set-up for a turn? Drastically?

Their next statement regarding the Sram WiFli 32T cassettes made equal sense:

"The UCI, and in particular its new technology officer Dimitris Katsanis, has made it clear that it believes that a wholesale swap is the safest route, when the technology is ready. This would prevent riders from running into each other due to a huge disparity in cranking power, especially on slow- speed climbs."

Flyover BC said...

Sorry, no more comments about the lack of air.

P.S. Headaches and nausea are symptoms of altitude sickness and alcohol is not a remedy. But the oxygen bar will probably help.

Be sure and check to see if the mountain lions or bears have "harvested" the annual sacrificial boy scout. It's usually safe on the trails after that.

Good luck.

Fred of the Sea said...

I hear the altitude is very bad this time of year in the Rockies

DB said...

When is the average first snowfall in Steamboat Springs?

Flyover BC said...

I'm guessing the average first annual snow fall is January 1 with last average around December 30.

We had some snow above 11,000 a week or so ago.

crosspalms said...

Alcohol is not a remedy? I'm staying here.

Turns out I don't have any more useful advice, though the coffee was a good idea. Ride safe out there, have fun, bring back pictures of the phantom steamboat, and let's hope Cipo's up and about by the time you get back.

Anonymous said...

Remember Snobs, In Coloradee now every day is Wednesday if you know what I mean and I think that you do.

PBateman said...

best of luck in colorado. the altitude should be easy to deal with. the challenge will be the insufferable people of colorado.

Spokey said...

JLRB

i've never gotten the pre-check

how freaking old do you have to be?

do you have take social security? i haven't bothered yet. maybe that's the problem?



robot says nlogytr first. that must count as verbal assault

Spokey said...

leroy


happy b-day

have a hot dog at your party



if i bannyou wilson will the vice squad come a-knockin?

Herschel Raney said...

Yes, I am also tracking my hat across the US. Like watching an incoming Nuke strapped to a turtle. And my used Campy crank just arrived. So it is like a wonder day for the mail.

Wife is taking me to some island off the coast of Seattle. Will inaugurate the wearing-of-the-cap on some rental bike there.

I will monitor the Colorado police band radio from there for the Snobbie airlift. You know, if it happens.

Have a fine ride weekend.

Spokey said...

i was well in to the video before my crack brain told me i ought to count helments. i got to six




i uthdev entirely with the answer to question 6. I personally know several quite wealthy biek proctologists.

or ipentur orama

Fred of the Sea said...

Precheck is great, as is the trusted traveler thing for international. However, I never knew there was an age qualification and I'm sure I'm older than most here.

gE said...

You're not going to blog at altitude? Where's the fun in that? On the plus side, all the grammar pedants just went flaccid.

Roille Figners said...

Pre-shart-stained cargo shants! Now there's a product, and phrase, we can all get behind.

crosspalms said...

Grammar pedals? What are these grammar pedals? Do I need to get new shoes?

And happy b-day, Leroy!

gE said...

Spokey, No helmets in the first half - for a while I thought you were counting hats. Coupla Freds and a family of tourists is six.

Herschel Raney said...

Oh and as for the precheck.

Returning this year from southward (the countries other than the US are always friendlier) I was told by one person that I would not have to remove my shoes. Ten feet later another guy says, "sir, your shoes."

I say "he just said I could keep them on."

"Whaaatevverrrrr."

Anonymous said...

Real Reason for the Long Time off - the snob will be detoxing from all the legal Colorado weed he will be ingesting. A great blogger would bring samples home for his adoring fans.

cycle

Spokey said...

gE

you watched it again?

That's more fortitude and stamina than cipo

gE said...

Drock, that's hilarious. Even though the videographer went through painstaking effort to show every minority person living in Utrecht. Other countries are similarly exclusionary.

gE said...

Spokey, The first time I stopped watching before the helments showed up so I wondered what the hell you were on about. Had to. Couldn't stop myself.

Anonymous said...

so many flat tires in that dutch video!
they slog on!
the dutch!
wle

JLRB said...

Spokey - I am not sure there is an age thing - I may have just been dealt a string of good hands at the airport for a change - if its a social security age thing, I ain't there yet. Good for you not drawing on it - I think it should be a needs based thing ...

McFly said...

I don't own a plane.

Roille Figners said...

I'm boycotting air travel. If I seriously had to get to Coloraddy I would take a month off work and bike there. So I'll most likely never go to Coloraddy. And I think I'm okay with that. Plenty of shit to deal with right here in my own life!

LIKE THAT DAMN CAT

BamaPhred said...

Enjoy the SMT.

Happy Birthday Leroy. Satchel Paige on age, "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?"

And finally, Cipo in a traffic accident explains the HazMat team dispatched to clean up the oil slick.

Roille Figners said...

HBD Leroy!

Roille Figners said...

Cipo doesn't "get hit by" a car, he makes love to it.

JB said...

Has the driver who hit Cipo been exiled to Syria yet?

flank_steak_with_salt_and_pepper said...

PotbellyJoe,

Yes Joe, it's true. The dick breaking power is frankly ridiculous compared to calipers.

When riding closely at speed, the dick breaks will set up crashes further back as the inevitable slow-down->speed-up accordion effect happens.

The industry is desperate for them though. People at the UCI will be paid under the table to make it happen. It's how business is done.

flank_steak_with_salt_and_pepper said...

Cipo's glorious visage has been damaged. Noooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ladies, what part of the Cipo magic comes from the face? Eyes? Hair oil? Nether regions?

Am I jealous? you bet.

1904 Cadardi said...

Hey Wildcat,

Ignore the warnings about the altitude, that's just made up to scare the lowlanders.

On the plus side, with 0% humidity you'll stay dry, or at least be a little less damp.

Freddy Murcks said...

That douche deserves a ticket for wearing that tank top. In fact, I am inclined to believe that any tank top on any skinny white guy is nearly criminal.





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Freddy Murcks said...

That lady police officer is looking at the douche in the tank top and muttering to herself "What the fucking fuck has happened to this city? This kid in the stripey tank top is a smug little douche. I'd gladly do the city and humanity in general a favor and beat him senseless if all these people weren't here watching."






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1904 Cadardi said...

Babs,

As one of them skinny mountain goat type cyclists I can assure you that, outside a few days of July whilst racing in France, we rarely get to stand on the podium. There's just woefully few long climbs during your average business park crit.

Cipo on Morphine said...

Mountain goats come in handy, if you stroke them just right.

balls™ said...

I think he borrowed that stripey shirt from his sister. Not even seeing the rest of his outfit, I still assume his pants are too small/short and he's not wearing socks.

Have fun in Colorado. Don't hit the bong too hard.

gE said...

Wow, Snobby must really be obsessed about his hair; he forgot to plug his Bikeencycle cycling article to ease our blog withdrawal symptoms.

Spokey said...

roille

no need for both of us to have to put up with a fucking cat. I'll drop mine off later.


is a fly6 a good camiocam?

Anonymous said...

funny one today wildcat. Speaking of stripped shirts, while you're in Colorado stop by and say nanu nanu to Mork for me.

Spokey said...

hmmm

snobbie gone for 10 days. wonder there will be millennial podium



pretty confident I'll get 320 right

Anonymous said...

wow dude a mountain biking fest in Colorado. that sounds like totally rad bro! ZZZzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

Babble, we get it you have muscles. Congratulations.

Fred of the Sea said...
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Fred of the Sea said...

That's not a tank top in the classic "wife beater" sense. That's a sleeveless, Frenchical, chemise marinière. A man needs to have a pretty unusual self-concept to wear something like that outside of a quayside gay brothel in Marseille.

Spokey said...

what about mimes?



camiocam must be stalking me

Fred of the Sea said...

Oh yeah, and mimes.

Fred of the Sea said...
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Anonymous said...

Hey Snob,
I'm in Suckboat and want to see your gig but the Summit is too expensive and no one seems to be able to comp me an entry.

So how about it. Put me on the guest list. What do you say? Bro to bro?

It's all good. Living the dream. Just another day in paradise.

It'd be cool and afterwards we could hang out at Sun Pies or Carl's, whichever, man.
You down with 420?
Peace

Liverlips said...

Unfortunately for babs, it takes muscles and brains to podium.

Fred of the Sea said...

…but, but officer, I'm trapped in an invisible cube!

Anonymous said...

Hey Snob,
If you get me in I'll totally introduce you to Tim Blumenthal. He and I go way back. We'll all three hang out, though I don't think Tim's down with the 420. But that's cool. It's all cool.

Guest List.

Cool.

Peace

Spokey said...

if this is a warm up for the sprint. . .

how disappointing


i think i can sense roille, bama, & jl lurking behind a woo-hoo sign up ahead

Spokey said...

hmmm i think i see a rack stickin out from behind that sign

that you rq?


damn have to waste an easy camiocam on this one

Spokey said...

90

knew it. now was huimnan


shit. screwed now ngeracis and

Roille Figners said...

The early 90s

James said...

lead out train...

Roille Figners said...

Blow-up Guy off the front!

Spokey said...

oh where oh were is rq, bama & jl

james said...

500 meters....

James said...

96

James said...

97

Spokey said...

98

James said...

trackstanding for the final sprint

Spokey said...

can I praise almighty lob for the podi?

Spokey said...

yes

the end of a long dry spell

James said...

Congrats Spokey.
missed by a wheel.

captcha says which ducefor. even it couldn't tell the winner before going to the photo.

almighty Lob said...

on to 200 mighty biekcyclists

and no dik breaks for the double century

Freddy Murcks said...

Since Snob is leaving town, are you all going to start your potty talk like you always do? It's usually like Jr High up in here whenever Snob goes away for a while.

Nonetheless, I am hoping that Babble will flash her boobs at least once.







provifion eeweemi

Roille Figners said...

...and spat out the back!



There's an old

eatesmri saying

american standard mouth said...

if the only potty talk is when snob is away, he must go away almost every day


found and utstcoe swirling in the toilet

crosspalms said...

Nice to see New York hasn't changed.

McFly said...

If I have anything to do with it, the talk shall stay clean.

McFly said...

Vagina.

scranus said...

scranus

crosspalms said...

Babble, here's a Vancouver pic for you.

crosspalms said...

... and here's the house where Captcha lives. Roille and Spokey, maybe it'll take in your cats.

crosspalms said...

OK, McFly, I found one for you too.

Angry Beaver In Mirimichi said...

Cipo: Rob Ford was driving

Bonus Vid: Love the babes peddling while the guys ride side saddle. Reminds me of Groucho sitting in the back of a rowboat while Margaret Dumont rows.

Woff said...

Happy Birthday to Leroy and his faithful dog in life.

leroy said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes and ride safe all!

Anonymous said...

That sentence made perfect sense the first time and even more the second time: you're a bludger who might tool around in the sun for a few days after getting back.

Let us know what shorts you get and how well they stand up to the rigours of the Smit.

ken e. said...

what is going on in that picture?

Grump said...

What the hell is this World Smut thing that you're always talking about.

ken e. said...

the world, smut,and colorado are pretty self-explanatory. semi-naked and lying on the lawn in the early 50's however, no so much.... ride safe y'all!

Anonymous said...

Hey snobbers - is your World Smut presentation only open to World Smut attendees? I'll be in the Boat, but not an official World Smutter... Same question on the rides...

Tom Lehrer said...

I don't know what
Compares with smut

Stop & Go said...

What happens if your disk breaks?

Ute driving bogan said...

THEMS IS NOT WEARING HELMENTS AND THE CRIMINALS* ARE GUNNA FUCKIN DIE - an Australian.

(*Riding a bicycle without a helmet is a criminal offence in Australia)

McFly said...

Is that a Bike Blogger Coffin on top O'that Suburu? They gunna put your mangled corpse in it when Colorady chews you up and spits you out. INNNN UH DEEEEEEEEETTCCHHHH!!!!!!!"

I wanna rub my nose in some of those Dutchies. Most of those Dutchies. Not the Porker, though.

Sat Morning and the Living is Easy said...

I though the Colorado World Summit was some kind of serious think tank gathering until I looked at the online brochure and saw a picture of Professor Erwin Corey smoking a joint.

I hope Cipo recovers, he seems to have lowered Babble's knees down to the level of swooning.

babble on said...

Actually, he's not quite my cuppa, but I sure do hope he has a speedy recovery, cause he definitely is great role model for those of us who mash by nature...

callingnew said...

<"Also, I’m quite sure that the school lunch system is based on a scientific understanding of nutrition – the very system that says there is no “optimal” way to eat, and that eating what is popularly regarded as a healthy diet (salad, salad, salad, organic, salad) is merely expensive and unlikely to be consumed in great quantities by teens”>

sorry wrong blog

Anonymous said...

Toss salad, toss salad, toss salad, orgasmic, toss salad.

Sorry. Schlong blog.

2much Weed said...

I like to ride my bicycle
It gets me from here to there in the most wonderful sort of way
The time that I spend on my bicycle is most certainly the best part of my day

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Have a good time out in Coloradee lookin at smut Snottie!

DB said...

Just back from Madison. Great weekend except it was moving in weekend for the students at UW. It was Hippie Christmas with all the discarded furniture and mattresses discarded in front of the rental houses. And drunk freshmen, too! Fun.

wishiwasmerckx said...

Ironically, those shots were taken in front of a shop called "Designer's Corner."

Our Snob may be an urbane wit and a gifted wordsmith, but he is no slave to fashion.

John Varvatos saw that picture and was reported to have plotzed.

BamaPhred said...

I think those two in the background beside Designer's Corner did.

McFly said...

SPOILER ALERT BIKEY STUFF: I just put a flat bar on my Raleigh Competition with some Kenda Kwik 30c cross tires and let me tell you.....its damn fun. I know this is nothing new but its new to me so AYHSMB.

JB said...

McFly, what sort of surface(s) did you ride it on? We're going to need a full report. It's going to be a long week.

McFly said...

It had rained so the pave primarily but we have a 1 mi park trail I plan on circular-cum-venting. It's got the lightness of a road bike, the handling of a MTB and the dorkiness of a Franken-hybrid. I was reluctant cuz I do the Bootlegger CX soon, but I almost died on 4 consecutive laps on a sketchy wooded downhill trail last time and I think I will just roll Flat Bar Convo if the promoter does approves. I am 41 and comfort/safety rules over cool.

JLRB said...

Not only did my new hat arrive, but it apparently comes with a side benefit - I am now part of the Walz family!

Could have used it on my "epic ride" this weekend - out to Harpers Ferry/Charles Town WV and back. For some reason the group didn't have the energy to gamble at the casino after the post ride dinner...

JLRB said...

AND wifey got me a replacement ring for our anniversary - one less trip to the jeweler for me...

DB said...

Do we have all 50 states, 10 Canadian providences and 6 Australian states represented?
Crosspalms and I have Illinois covered, I know Nina is in Iowa City, I'm aware of full NY coverage, CA, MD, OR, WA, I think Flyover is in NM. This may keep us busy for awhile.

JLRB said...

I've got VA covered, and DC, sort of.

babble on said...

And you know I've got Vancouver covered! :D

DB said...

That goes without saying, Babs.
I assume Commie is in or near Toronto?

McFly said...

Babble when you get Canadia on auto-pilot head due Southeast. We have one little town that needs some attention.

babble on said...
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gE said...

Hmm, lost my comment. Yep got NM covered, heard AB comments in the past and I think Spokey's got NJ.

babble on said...

OMG that's hilarious! When I moved to the UK I was surprised to discover I lived close to Blue Ball lane, but Pensylvania takes the cake with a whole town full of em!

Yep. Commie lives in Robba the Fords' back yard, poor wee MD.

Yeah Cleveland! said...

RQ and I have Ohio covered. And RCT too I'm guessing since he mentioned riding on a track in Ohio.

babble on said...

LOL! Just saw this tweet:

I want to die peacefully in my sleep like grandad, not screaming and yelling like his passengers...

BamaPhred said...

And of course Intercourse, Alabama is covered.

1904 Cadardi said...

I'm out here in Coloradee (but not in Steamboat so I can't chaperone Mr. Rock Machine this week)

While we're servicing the world, we've got Ball Town just a few miles down river from Climax.

Spokey said...

yep

got snobbie's hemorrhoids (NJ for the slow) covered. PotBellyJoe too. he's only a couple miles down the road. Don't know if there are any of NJ south of Mason-Dixon represented. That is kind of a separate country.

I thought someone was from PA

Can babs represent the van-cougar in WA too?

Spokey said...
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Spokey said...

oops, missed that WA was already covered. i guess babs is off the hook

Roille Figners said...

Greetings from Wanker's Corner, OR

Spokey said...

RQ has OH

Spokey said...

wikipodia article on wankers corner is amusing

Because this is not a recognized community, it has never had a post office

guess you hicks (or wankers as you will) in the west were just screwed as usual

Flagtown [NJ]is an unincorporated community . . . Flagtown has its own post office



JB said...

Frilly and I have MO (minus Ferguson) covered. Lately, she hasn't been filling her end of the bargain.

Anonymous said...

Monday Afternoon Podium ??



vsk

scranus said...

scranus

Spokey said...

at least you have a climax

Whoever handles Blue Ball, Pennsylvania is much worse off

DB said...

I'm concerned that we don't have coverage in some western and possibly some New England states as well as central Canada. Some redistribution may need to take place. Leroy, Mikeweb and Dooth may be placed to Saskatchewan, Wyoming and New Hampshire.

gE said...

Nebraska Bike Commuter (non-dwi edition)

Spokey said...

just so long as you don't send me to wanker's corner

Spokey said...

anyone know where RCT is? Must be somewhere mid-west. I think he's ridden with RQ. Don't know if he's OH or nearby.

Holy Roller said...

Lest we not forget that Baby Jesus and The Good Lord should be part of our daily routine as well. I have faith that my prayers and the power of the Holy Spirit prolongs my chain life. Amen

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Yep right on Yeah Cleveland and Spokey- O-H-I-O in the house!

Holly Lobber said...

over two thousand years later and he's still a baby?

Amen Brother Holly Roller. I have faith that my prayers and the power of the Holy Lob prolongs my supply of clarified butter.

crosspalms said...

Holy Roller,
Welcome to Illinois. Chains cleaned while you wait.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

SPOILER ALERT RECUMBENT BIKE STUFF: Some recent upgrades that made my bent even more comfortable, aerodynamic, fast and enjoyable than it was before.

RoadQueen said...

Yeah Cleveland, RCT, myself and James have Ohio covered.

O-H!!!

RoadQueen said...

Oooohhhh......this is going to be an easy 200. Missed the first and century. Probably miss the bicentennial, too. :(

Holy Roller said...

The Baby Jesus is much easier to market. A bloodied, speared, beaten and crucified item just wouldn't cut it in a school play or plastic nativity scene. God answers all our prayers wether it be winning a child beauty pageant with sexually disturbing overtones or blessing the war on terror. Whatever is important to you obviously is priority one with the Almighty. Right now He's helping me true my saddle.

Spokey said...

so all you in the clever-land. ever visit HubBub cycles?

I've bought arkel panniers, briefcases, mirrors, etc over the years. always had a good experience. still a year behind listening to the outspoken cyclist podcasts though.

Dave said...

I'm kind of a Flying Spaghetti Monster guy myself - I mean, who doesn't like pirates and pasta? And the Noodly Appendage neatly explains everything from bicycles to predestination.

RoadQueen said...

Spokey - nope, never been there. I try to keep my business in Cleveland as limited to non-existent as possible.

Went to a Peddlers Trikes in Heath, Ohio a while back. Super nice people. I'll be back to buy a trike off of them someday.

If they don't die before I can afford one.

Fred of the Sea said...

Speaking of Baby Jesus, I live in Mary Land and two blocks from DC.

gE said...

Dave, up where I live It's not cool to worship the flying spaghetti monster.

Yeah Cleveland! said...

I-O!!

woo-hoo Fred said...

seems like sprint is warming p

Count of Sprint said...

185

Captain Oblivious said...

tinguished elytors

BamaPhred said...

Pastafarians? Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster? Sure, why not? In fact, I know what to cook for supper now.

Spokey said...

hmmm

flying spag. maybe. ditch the arugula salad and go with spag.

1904 Cadardi said...

Holy Spirits are like mineral spirits that have been blessed by some dude in a long black dress, right?

almighty Lob said...


spaghetti monster?

hmmmmpf

unintelligent design

Flyover BC said...

Lead out for 200

Flyover BC said...

off the saddle

Flyvoer BC said...

all alone

Flyover BC said...

Getting bored

Flyover BC said...

Carb loading on rits bits did the trick

captcha says

fewtour day

DB said...

Flyover! You from NM?

babble on said...

197...

Flyover BC said...

Am I still alone

babble on said...

198...

Flyover BC said...

Sprint to the finish

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