Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Impossible Hour...Of Music!

Further to yesterday's post regarding my debut Brooks Blog guest post (and yes, your chamfered comments have now appeared), the so-called "Recumbent Conspiracy Theorist" posed the following question:

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Nice!

So are you doing the full monty 209 km or one of the lesser wuss-bag routes?

September 17, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Okay, I know I tend to make self-deprecating remarks concerning my cycling ability or lack thereof, but let's cast modesty aside for just a moment and take a look at my "carrickyoulumb vee-tay:"

--Experienced former mid-category amateur road, mountain, and cyclocross racer who never won a race;
--183rd fastest single speed mountain biker IN THE WORLD according to my SSWC '08 commemorative bottle opener which was handed to me at the finish line by a drunk person;
--Three-time Rapha Gentlemen's Race veteran (teammates described me as their "anchor," probably because they had to drag me the whole time);
--New York City cyclist who messengered for six whole months--in the winter mind you!--before there were cellphones even (or at least before normal people had cellphones) and before there was such a thing as designer urban cycling apparel and accessories.  (It was pretty much Manhattan Portage or nothing.)

All of this is a roundabout way of saying that YOU'RE GODDAMN RIGHT I'll be doing one of the "lesser wuss-bag routes."  Come on, clearly I've done it all!  How many people could boast that list of cycling accomplishments in a single lifetime?  What more do I have to prove?  Also, I'll be in Italy all of like three days, and if I did the 209km course I'd have maybe five minutes left to go visit Mario Cipollini.  (I plan to slap him with a paternity suit as I'm fairly sure I'm his illegitimate son.  If you do the math it makes total sense, since he would have been 7 years old at the time and it's medically documented that he hit puberty at 3, there's a whole article about it in the Lancet.)

Speaking of accomplished cyclists, while Jens Voigt may not have my incredible Palmolives, he's had an okay career, and as everybody knows by now he's about to attempt a cycling feat that could land him in the anals of cycling forever--that is to say he'll make an assault on the hour record while listening to the cheesiest playlist of all time:


Q: @BWSimons: What’s on Jens’ 60-minute playlist?
A: We asked him, and this is what he said:

Warmup:
• REO Speedwagon “Keep on Loving You”
• Brian Adams “Summer of 69″
• Journey “Wheel in the Sky”
• Air Supply “Making Love out of Nothing at All“
• Metallica “Turn the Page”

Hour Record:
• Republica “Ready to Go”
• P.O.D. “Feel So Alive”
• Metallica “One”
• AC/DC “Hells Bells”
• AC/DC “Highway to Hell”
• Farmerboys “Here Comes the Pain”
• Ugly Kid Joe “Goddam Devil”
• AC/DC “Thunderstruck”
• Black Sabbath “Paranoid”
• Metallica “Frayed Ends of Sanity”
• Europe “Final Countdown”

Cooldown:
• Metallica “Nothing Else Matters”
• Cranberries “Zombie”
• Kansas “Dust in the Wind”
• Air Supply “All Out of Love”
• Lita Ford/ Ozzy Osbourne “Close My Eyes Forever”

Wow.  I don't think I could even make it through the warmup without puking.  That's pretty much the musical equivalent of a cannoli-eating contest.

I guess he's always telling his legs to shut up because they keep humming REO Speedwagon tunes.

By the way, a lot of people have been pointing out that Jens Voigt is a man in his 40s who hails from the former East Germany, but while that might explain the massive amounts of drugs he's probably taken over the course of his career I'm not sure how it excuses that playlist since the wall's been down since like 1989 thanks to decades of Cold War wheedling:



Sure, it turns out an already senile Reagan thought he was standing in the White House and giving a contractor instructions regarding a bathroom renovation, but it was a proud moment for America nonetheless.

Also, if you've got a problem with my pointing out that Jens Voigt is probably more drugs than man at this point, get over it.  Everybody knows that Voigt, Jan Ullrich, and Erik Zabel are the accidental by-product of a Soviet experiment to genetically engineer cosmonauts who could survive in outer space without costly space suits or oxygen tanks.  You think the Air Supply on Voigt's playlist is just a coincidence?  I'm sure those Soviet researches played it to them over and over again as they pedaled stationary bicycles in an air-tight chamber, until the head scientist had a brainstorm and said, "Fuck it, let's just put 'em in a bike race."

This isn't to say Jens Voigt isn't one tough bike racer, but let's also remember that he has six kids.  So if anything, it's his wife who's the real badass.

Anyway, you can watch the whole thing here.  (That's the hour record attempt, not the Soviet space experiment.)  I only hope they don't use Voigt's playlist for the soundtrack--and if you're wondering what I would choose if I were in Voigt's place, it would simply be this played over and over:


Which would invariably backfire, since my post-hour record attempt Strava would look like this:


In any case, when you're a cyclist of my caliber it's only natural that makers of high-end performance gear would be falling all over themselves to send you stuff.  Nevertheless, I was surprised and amused when I got this email from "LifeBEAM," who are selling a helment with a heart rate monitor in it or something:


We chose you to be one of the first cyclists who is going to try our new bio-sense helmet! 
You can forget your heart rate monitor strap forever

Can you please advise with shipping address and helmet size?

Sorry, I cannot advise, as I am not in the least bit interested.  I forgot my heart rate monitor strip about fifteen years ago and I haven't looked back.  At this point in my cycling career heart rate data is about as relevant and useful to me as I ride as streaming updates on the price of toilet paper in Serbia.

Also, there's no way they'd let me use it for L'Eroica, though I think technically I'm allowed to wear one of those "Smart Hairnets," which is basically just a regular hairnet with a sundial glued to it.

By the way, I plugged "cycling hairnet" into a popular search engine and it came up with this:


You'll be pleased to know everything in that image is kosher for L'Eroica, right down to the green eyeshade.

Lastly, on a less festive note, remember how the NYPD didn't investigate the hit-and-run of a cyclist that was captured on video because they "didn't have time?"


Well, after much public outcry and an 83rd Precinct community council meeting, I'm pleased to announce that...they still haven't:

Though Canton's attorney sent three letters to the 83rd Precinct imploring officers to investigate her case, they have not questioned the alleged driver. Last night the precinct commander gave an explanation as to why they've ignored Canton's case: she hasn't contacted them.

New York City: earning that "Number One Cycling City" ranking one police-sanctioned hit-and-run at a time.

112 comments:

Bama Phred said...

Podium?

Anonymous said...

podiating yet again

Flyover BC said...

Podium

fran said...

Yo

Anonymous said...

Au-Jus!

Anonymous said...

TOOP TEEN

Bryan Bracy said...

top ten

Bryan said...

Hey hey! Just stoppin by to say, I lost my train of thought...

Anonymous said...

Top Ten and Read it?

DB said...

Palmolive.
Nice, Snob.

babble on said...

Please don't hide da BOOBIES!!

Marcel Da Chump said...

What? No kraut rock.

Roille Figners said...

One time as a kid I drank Palmolive, thinking because it was green it must be lime flavored. Boy was I wrong. But then I realized I just drank poison and was about to die, so I went around the house saying my goodbyes to everybody in my family and got all pissed when they laughed.

babble on said...

Kisses Bama... XX

Huh. Well now THAT's a bit of serendipity. I was just reading about Merckx's hour record, and wondering why you don't hear about it much anymore.

Schisthead said...

A helmet with streaming updates on the price of toilet paper in Serbia?

I think you're on to something...

Comment deleted said...

"Final Countdown"??!! The only thing that could make that finish cheesier is if Gob Bluth appears and performs *illusions* (not tricks, Michael, tricks are something whores do for money).

Anonymous said...

Snobs,

Two things;
1. I'd rather take a rusty ten-penny nail and a greasy ball peen hammer and nail my testicles to the floor than listen to 3 seconds of that playlist.

2. If you see Super Mario don't accept a "drink" from him. You make wake up with a sore scranus and look like a glazed donut.

JB said...

Just scrolling through: can't wait to read, based on photos.

ce said...
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il Pirata est Mort said...

Off to my headphones to drown out that playlist!

Comment deleted said...

What possible excuse is there for not pursuing a hit and run? Is it not a felony?

Fuckers.

McFly said...

...............more like....gaylist......

Billy said...

Babs - WCRM told you exactly how to go find the boobies if you want the uncensored version, but Larry King-ifying things is hilarious, and I approve. [seal]

JB said...

WTF with ignoring the hit and run (where there is a bunch of evidence!)? No outrage? Isn't there some semi-sketchy biking organization that could organize blocking cross-town traffic at a certain time or something?

JB said...

Also, that playlist has got to be joke. Right? It's a joke? Maybe?

Roille Figners said...

I think it was put together by the Trek people. I'm watching the feed (I admit it) and he does not appear to be wearing an audio device of any sort.

JB said...

Hour record starting now

3G said...

I can only imagine the chemical reactions going on in his body right now. I think his heart might explode

McFly said...

The World's Most Advanced Wearable Instruments for Measuring Human Performance--Wifecream

[I'm not ashamed to have a lil' help]

Freddy Murcks said...

Shut up, Kevin Cronin!!!!

Herschel Raney said...

Damn that looks hard. Especially with Air Supply in your ear.

If your playlist by age 43 looks like this, I dare say I would prefer the playlist of one of his six kids.

And could the TREK FACTORY RACING signs be any larger? Jesus.

Balls said...

Top teen, naked on a bicycle!

PotbellyJoe said...

So long as no one moves a start box in his way, trying to get away from Ugly Kid Joe's sound should be enough motivation to beat the record.

Fun Fact: East Germans think all music is is live feed from a band kept in captivity.

That's what makes them like 80s songs so much, they're amazed the band is able to keep their sounds so consistent.

The robot wants Cat Embalming, or no wait that's Cal Emblemx

Air Supply Suppositoryist said...

Air Supply. I love Air Supply. My eyes always tear up when I hear Air Supply. I can't get enough Air Supply. What a great band is that Air Supply... Did I mention that I like Air Supply?

balls™ said...

Jens hasn't tweeted anything in the last hour. That's a new record!

sTONEdEADLAND said...

Sabbath's gotta be PISSED about being lumped-in with that shite!

Regular guy said...

I drank gallons of water and beer, without being able to urinate, and for three or four days I couldn't walk,” he told the French paper. “I went too fast…it was in my nature, and nothing could stop me.”

Me talking about last weekend?

No, Eddy Merckx talking about the after effects of his hour record ride.

PBateman said...

i like this guy. also wearing a cycling hairnet.

the chicks on the bikes are definitely hot as the bejeesus. love that.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSct_CJkf6c4UUpom9x87PPEsGPIasaIvlvhYoDz5JhZdMN8kdGTw

yes, the link is safe. i got it also off a popular search engine.

Anonymous said...

Good choice on not doing the 209km route, I would call that being smart and not so much being a wuss. Who thinks riding a 30 year old steel bike for like 15 hours (the average time according to the website - which seems incredibly slow) is a good time?

Name said...

Manhattan Portage now has a "Wildcat Collection"

Wow! BSNYC. Long way from messengering in the winter.

Anonymous said...

Regular Guy, Good one.

ce said...

"...but let's cast modesty aside for just a moment..."


Ok, hold on...


There we go, done.
Ooh, There's a chill in here.


Snobbo, your Soviet cosmonaut experimentation theory got a solid lol from me. Regarding Voigt's soundtrack for success, I'm actually quite partial to a little Acca Dacca myself. I honestly enjoy the spontaneous ambiance created when ACDC reverberates though our house every second Saturday night as our bogan neighbour and his mates hit the piss in the backyard. A bit like the pleasant atmosphere created by the the sound of the milk steamer and a bit of background Cuban music filtering through a cafe.

Historically, ACDC has blared in the background as many a legendary skid was chucked, the smoking tyres laying down their their concentric mark, so it does make perfect sense to me that Voight would want to summon his inner bogan while doing some circle work at the velodrome. The best part is that a bit of beer throwing would be perfectly appropriate as Voight does his laps, just so long as it is VB.

I must admit, I did just crack open a VB after I hit play on that burnout video.

Anonymous said...

My cycling career peaked in the late 80's, when I did about a year and a half at Choice Couriers in Philly, which is the equivalent of messengering for a week in NYC.

Freddy Murcks said...

Snob - when you're in Italy, make sure that you save lots of time for consuming coffee, wine, salami, and other Italian culinary delights. In that light, I'd recommend riding the shortest route possible at The Erotica.

Anonymous said...

Do NOT $hit on Jens' playlist. I am the same age, love the same music, and have 6 kids. And he made the 1hr record to boot with that music! Nothing says "It works for me" more than doing what you set out to do!

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

I could use that heart rate helment monitor gadget to measure my resting heart rate while I'm relaxing on my recumbent bike.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonymous 2:08pm is obviously Jens Voigt.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

Bot9000 said...

Mazel tov to Mr. Voigt.

And the 54X14 gear he road is the EXCAT SAME top gear as my 1971 Schwinn Sports Tourer.

BOT9000 said...

road, rode, what's the diff.

McFly said...

The Air Supply and REO Speedwagon explains the 6 kids. Air Supply will knock a pair of panties clean off if they are not too wet.

FUN FACT!!
Q: Guess how old Brian Adams was in '69?

A: 11

Bama Phred said...

Nekkid cycling and L'Erotica. Now that's something I could get behind. How much do those saddles go for used?

Jens has the record, so he's got that going for him.

And thanks for the podium congrats. Blind squirrels find acorns every once in a while.

JB said...

I'm 42 (Jens is 43) and most of those songs don't pass my gag reflex test*.

*Babble's tester is out of calibration

Regular guy said...

Road, rode, rowed, if you don't know the difference and why its important, then we're through!

commentatorbot_09234 said...

Also, I'll be in Italy all of like three days

Maybe one of the best places to eat, ride, and drink wine and you are doing three days?

WTF? Really? Do you spit on people giving you gifts too?

209KM in 15 hours is average. The region is not flat, and lots of dirt roads. The site doesn't mention the awesome food and wine at the rest stops? Resting that good takes AT LEAST a couple of hours.

Given snobby's bad choices, he will likely stick to Clif-gas bars and curate his own water.

Freddy Murcks said...

McFly - I have heard the Bryan Adams wanted it to be "The Summer of '76," which would have put him at 17 to 18 and which was probably a pretty significant year for him. Instead the asshole, baby boomer, aging hippie record execs insisted that it be "The Summer of '69" because that was a significant year for them and they couldn't imagine that anything of cultural importance happened after their own coming of age.

Either way it's a totally shit song, but it does have a (possibly) interesting back story.

BikeSnobNYC said...

commentatorbot_09234,

You know what? You make a good point. I think I'll stay in Italy eating and drinking for two weeks because MY YOUNG CHILD CAN TOTALLY TAKE CARE OF HIMSELF.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

commentatorbot_09234 said...

Comment Deleted,

You must be new here.

Hit and run can be a punishable offense depending on where you live.

In places where it is a crime with penalties, lots of things prevent charges.
-Indifferent police
-Unenforceable law. Evidence needed for a conviction could be impossible to meet.
-DA knows some voters won't like it.
-DA knows most voters don't care
-You aren't driving a car. What's wrong with you?

1904 Cadardi said...

commentatorbot,

[WCRM] "will likely stick to Clif-gas bars and curate his own water"

That would be a real shame, llll'erotica is the only place I've ever been served wine on a ride. And it was pretty damn good wine!

Here's how much of a bike dork I am: After oogling the roller girls for an unsavory but probably normal length of time I noticed the brunette is riding an Atala. Hey, I had one of those, in battleship grey too! Yep, bike-dork.

Anonymous said...

another bike dork here, front girls is on a tandem bike

commentatorbot_09234 said...

Blame it on the 17 children.

I took the kid and the SO in a sort-of similar situation. Part of the costs being reimbursed worked out good for everyone.

Of course, if your SO just tolerates this bike blogging nonsense, then "Let's go to Italy where I'll ride for a bunch of hours." is never going to work.

Going to Tuscany for just three days is just one step above "Sucks to be you." Not an epic fail though so that's working for you.

Herschel Raney said...

I don't like to come back in here twice. Shit, I have a day job.

But what US state does not have a hit and run law? I get it if North Korea does not have one.

Back in Black was standard ear fare when I was 22. If you are 22 you are excused. Do some AC/DC, work that shit out. But if you are 43 and have not moved past Air Supply and REO Speedwagon you are musically retarded.

By 43 it should be Molvaer, Miles, Bach, Radiohead.

But nice job anyway Mr. V. Badass bike riding.

DB said...

Mrs. Snob sounds like the perfect wife to me.
Lets Snob bike all over the world and write about it, pretty nice.
She probably gets free Walz caps, too.

CommieCanuck said...

If I were do attempt the hour record (as if), the soundtrack would be "Hey Asshole" by 1000 Homo DJs, A few Black Sabbath Albums, and Motorhead's Ace of Spades.

Geez, Jens, you forgot Minnie Riperton's "Lovin' You" for the final 5 minute push.

WUSS BAGG

DB said...

I would've thought Jens would have had some Kraftwerk in the playlist.

I can predict Treks advertising campaign for the next few months.
Oh! Speaking of that, I have 20 years of Cycle Sport magazines, The Drug Years, and the question is, Keep or Pitch?

CommieCanuck said...

" I think I'll stay in Italy eating and drinking for two weeks because MY YOUNG CHILD CAN TOTALLY TAKE CARE OF HIMSELF."

What? You haven't bought a Travel Cage™ yet? Big water bottle on the side, a 20 foot roll of Froot Roll ups, more than enough for two weeks, just change the wood shavings once before you leave. Parenting is fucking easy.

BikeSnobNYC said...

commentatorbot_09234,

How nice for you.

There are SO many reasons my whole family can't just fuck off to Italy for a couple weeks in the middle of fall, but I won't bore you with them. Let's just say I could either make a quick trip to Italy for L'Eroica, or I could not go at all.

Call me crazy, but I'm going.

Also, I suspect Tuscany isn't going to vanish off the face of the earth during our lifetimes, and that I'll probably be able to visit it again under more leisurely circumstances if, after this visit, I decide I really want to.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

Dooth said...

Ugh, that Zombie song sucks. The singer sounds like she's walking on hot coals.

Roille Figners said...

Other people's children went through starvation & war to support the economic system that makes it possible to concentrate enough wealth to build, fuel and fly an airplane. And in the future, more children (including yours) will go through starvation & war due to climate change caused by its exhaust. One vote for "don't go at all." We all should've started boycotting air travel the minute it became a security shitshow (and by show I mean the whole thing's fake).

HAVE A NICE DAY. No offense meant to the critiqued.

Anonymous said...

Snob,

You should tell your kid that you hate him and wished he had never been born, etc...and because of him having been born you have to cut your trip to Italy short. I'm not a father myself, but that's what my dad would do.

Bama Phred said...

I do not envy you, WCRM. Fly to Italy one day, Jet lagged ride next day, fly home next. Anxious readers waiting for a post ride report. Sounds like a "real" job. I sold out years ago. I like to eat regularly and family wouldn't live under a highway bridge.

Anonymous said...

Also, you need to lay the law down with the Missus. Tell her either she will see you in two weeks or never again, it's her choice and a win-win situation for you.

You're welcome.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Roille Figners,

Good point! I just cancelled my flights and instead will go by boat. Going steerage on a ship called the Cleveland Steamer.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

Regular guy said...

I don't get all the Jensie love. He's just a guy who rides a bike.

1904 Cadardi said...

Sir WCRM,

You're not crazy. Well, maybe you are, but taking the opportunity for a free ride in Tuscany, even for a few days seems pretty sane, jetlag be damned.

If you get into the true spirit of L'Eroica you'll want to go back.
e.g. ride a properly retro-tastic bikecycle with crappy friction shifting, wearing wool and hating the toe-straps. Eat the bread and grapes and drink wine at the rest stops. Suffer up freakishly steep dirt farm roads. Endure the squeal of crappy old brakes while descending through tiny Italian villages. Ride past castles and through vineyards. Celebrate what cycling used to be in an amazing, beautiful place with people that love bikes and riding. Yep, you'll want to go back.

If that's not enough, the Italian way of cars not running over cyclists will definitely make you want to go back.

CommieCanuck said...

Don't forget to smoke a few menthols before going up the mountain, good for the lungs.

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Skippy The Future Corpse said...

If I find myself slogging along on a ride full of pain drudgery, mind numb as I climb through the cold wet drizzle, grey clouds blocking any hint of the sun, all the while thinking that the shortening days that the end of summer brings could really be a metaphor of my own mortality, then I like to listen to the happy sounds of Kruder and Dorfmeister.

Drock said...

I set the hour record for least distance traveled. Down the middle

PotbellyJoe said...

That's right Roille, only you can prevent TSA frisking.

Mr. Rock Machine, I think you should wear the fly6 through security and post the pictures afterward. I can't imagine anything would go wrong.

If there's nothign else to learn from Tuscany it's that slacker lifestyles don't lead to collapse, they lead to tourism. I mean they haven't been economically or politically relevant since the Scythes were fighting the Ottomans (That's why the Scythes and ottomans had to be separated to this very day. One was locked inside the house and the other locked in the shed) and yet they have beautiful houses and vineyards that everyone travels to go and see. It's such a majestic ruse the landlords of Brooklyn are trying to pull it off as we speak.

globecanvas said...

Manhattan Portage? Fuck that shit! Globe! Canvas!

Woof! said...

When I think of vintage Italian rides, Sophia Loren comes to mind.

Carlo Ponti said...

"When I think of vintage Italian rides, Sophia Loren comes to mind."

There is a little Sophia in Babs, no?

babble on said...

Billy - So he did! But I am a cyclist, so I am lazy by nature, and I didn't click it till later on. I liked what I saw, though...

1904 Cadardi - the Whistler Gran Fondo serves wine with sandwiches at one of the stops.

babble on said...

Thank you Mr Ponti -Sophia is sooo sexy! And she has boobies!!

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How do you delete a comment?

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How do you delete a comment twice?

Regular guy said...

The androgynous LifeBeam model.

Face looks manly, bike appears to be of a larger size, yet the legs and arms have that doughy lack of muscle definition common to women (Babs excluded).

And he/she obviously has boobs.

It's gender confusing.

Dave said...

1904 Cadardi -

crappy friction shifting? During my decades of using friction shifters, I never even noticed I was shifting; I was just always in the right gear. I paid zero attention to this perfect system until a cable wore out. Now, the index shifter must be kept in adjustment, and it's always just a little off in at least one gear. How is this better?

One hour playlist: 30 near-identical Ramones songs, at distortion levels. Turn brain off.

Robot # 7246 reporting for duty.

Lumpen Fredetariat said...

DB - same problem with the Cycle Sports going back to 1994.... frankly I can't be arsed to go up to the attic to dig them out.

If Jens' wife is a badass for having six kids, what does that make the mother of the seventeen offspring?

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

One must admit that while Dave is often rambling off on some weird tangent he does make a good point about how the index shifter is always just a little off in at least one gear.

babble on said...

Fucking AWEsome.

babble on said...

the woman snobbers tricked that is...

yer quick, RCT

babble on said...

First results are in, and even where they expected a strong yes vote, the nays are taking the day.

Change is hard for humans. Scary, even. But I'm good with the UK staying United, cause the EU is already in enough trouble, and its economy affects all of us.

babble on said...

geez - you guys down there in Austin got yer pontoons handy?

Limpus Dickus said...

What Sophia has brought to the silver screen so Babble has brought to the cyclicing scene. Be scared all you limp dicked blowhards.

BenDE said...

Recumbent Conspiracy, et al,

Didn't really get the whole recumbent conspiracy thing. I must admit I was slacking a bit on the blog here for too long. Well, now I get it . . .

I confronted a 'bent' rider (yes, that is how they refer to THEMSELVES(?!!)) for being a total prick on the bike. Apparently, these are an oppressed people! Never saw it coming but these poor sodsare discriminated against everywhere: from road rules to being flagged on Strava for riding 'advanced vehicles just like a TT bike'.

However, in this case, awareness did nothing to elicit sympathy.

Ben, from D

Bama Phred said...

I would have had my suspicions

Bama Phred said...

If Shut Up Legs had listed

Bama Phred said...

Two hours of Blitzkrieg Bop on his playlist.
Podium
Thank You

Anonymous said...

Just heard about the Central Park bike accident. Already reading nonsense about "brakeless aero bars" in the NY Post and radio announcers jawwing on about how bicyclists ride with rage and entitlement and arrogance etc etc.

vsk

babble on said...

Double day, BamaPhred! Kisses AGAIN! XX

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Like Babble says: "Change is hard for humans. Scary, even."

Yes slow but sure people are seeing the light; Freeing their scranuses from the tyrannical yoke of the upright bicycle seat.

One day chamois cream will be just a obscure relic of bikecycling's distant past.

Sure diamond frames will always be around. But relegated to what they do best: Delivering food and packages, basic commuting duty over short distances and off road trail riding. In the future serious riding will done in the laid back way. It's evolution.

Even that crusty old golf club in Scotland is letting the ladies in. So people can change.

BenDE said...

RCT,

Yeah, it was a lot like that but with a bit more venom. Do 'bents' attend conferences together? How are the talking points proposed and passed? Must be a lot of translation work within the antidefecation committee to fight the tyranny on the world stage.

Ben,

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Nice post Babs. That looked like a nice trip to the island.

300Km in three days!! Aaaaand towing a BoB trailer!!? Awesome. And bikesnob bellyaches about a measly 209.

Ben, yeah we have conferences. Not sure about the antidefecation committee though. I would think they would want meet up often. How do you keep abreast of current affairs if your assembleges are irregular?

Bama Phred said...

Yes just saw the report myself. Everything about this is sad. Run over people in a car, nothing to see here move along, however cyclists are raging, entitled, hate filled, murderers riding pricey bikes. What a fucktarded, judgmental, emotion driven world we live in. this.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Bike polo. One other thing upright bikes are good for I forgot to mention.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

COD from that article:

"Seems like the pedestrians are the ones who need the bike helmets !!"

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

NYPD springs to action because Hubby is a high up exec at the big network. What a sad shitshow.

I feel bad for you guys. I really do.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to post some more "informed" commentary in the NY Post accident article but firewall issues...
probably better I didn't. Don't need to post about generally oblivious pedestrians and I-Pod Zombies with road rage at the desk.

vsk

Anonymous said...

RCT@10:24am,

But what good is bike polo? Get a horse.

Anonymous said...

"He's more drug now than man, twisted and pharmaceutical."

--Obi-wan Kenobi