Thursday, January 8, 2015

Launch This: Rocket to Obscurity



Yesterday evening I was in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York, NY enjoying a hearty dinner with my family.  It was quite pleasant, despite the bitter cold, as well as the poignant reminders of the interesting times in which we live:


I mention this only because, little did I know, the official Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling team launch was taking place right nearby:


Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling officially launched their 2015 team at an upscale presentation held in the IAC Building located in the Meatpacking District in New York City on Wednesday. The team unveiled the newly designed black and green kit and bikes, introduced CEO of Slipstream Jonathan Vaughters and held on-stage interviews with six of the team’s riders.

By the way, the IAC Building is in West Chelsea, not the Meatpacking District, and it looks like this:


My son always wants to know what it is when we pass it, and I always tell him that I don't know, which seems better than calling it a frosted pile of shit.

In any case, I didn't receive an invitation to the Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling team launch, and I couldn't help feeling snubbed.  Sure, the mainstream cycling world stopped flirting with me years ago, and I've long since accepted the fact that I'm now just an ornery crank about whom people say stuff like, "Is that guy still blogging?  Sad."  Still, this is my hometown, damn it!  Who the hell else around here writes anything worth reading about cycling?  Nobody, that's who!  (Granted, that's because this is New York and people have actual important stuff to write about, but still.)  Come on!  You bring your shiny Lycra-clad Fred-and-pony show through my town and you don't even invite me?!?  What am I, chopped liver?*

*[Question is rhetorical, blogger is well aware that he is, in fact, chopped liver.]

Therefore, I was deprived of the opportunity to mingle with A-list bike shop employees, people who moonlight for cycling websites for free in their spare time, and bored junior newspaper employees with no interest in cycling whose bosses forced them to go.  Instead, I was forced to experience the glamour vicariously through the miracle of the Internet, just like the dozens of other people who followed the launch closely on their computers and smartphones.  For example, here is the crowd arriving:


Hey, I realize it was 17 degrees American on a Tuesday night, but still, this is a pretty sorry-looking crew by swank New York City media launch standards.  Cannondale-Garmin's PR company must have gone over to the McDonald's on 8th Avenue and handed out free passes.

Also, it would appear that if Cannondale supplies your team with bicycles then you're forced to sign Ted King:


("I came with the bikes."--Ted King)

And incredibly, this guy is still racing:


Hey, I guess the pro peloton needs a Levi Leipheimer.

Mostly though, I was disappointed to see that in 2015 they were still resorting to cheap Interbike-level gimmickry like "lady escorts:"


Come on, Cannondale-Garmin, you can afford to be more enlightened and progressive than that.  I mean, it's pro cycling!  It's not like you have an audience to lose.  You pretend to not be on drugs, so why not skip the chauvinism too?  This is Cipollini-level schmaltz.

Actually, that's not entirely true, because I don't even think Cipo would hire a woman to walk around with a snack umbrella:

Oy.  Even Cipollini's cringing:


("Eees a leeetle tacky, no?")

Anyway, it would appear that in the end Cannondale-Garmin successfully communicated its message, which is that people will ride around on bikes in green and black clothing.  Also, judging by the size and depth of their roster, Cannondale-Garmin riders now officially outnumber American cycling fans by two to one.

In other news, remember Courtlandt "Biker Terrorists Out To Rule The Road" Milloy?  The guy who thinks paying a $500 fine to murder a cyclist is worth it?  Well, he's BA-aaack...


And he's still stupid.  In fact, his stupidity has coalesced and congealed into some sort of moronic policy idea:



As usual, he starts out by establishing his own idiocy, just like they taught him in idiot school:

A bicyclist is struck and killed by a car in Baltimore on Dec. 27, prompting hundreds of sad and angry cyclists to hold a memorial ride on Jan. 1. A sorrowful start to the New Year.

Two days later, another bicyclist is hit by a car in Harford County; the 25-year-old rider is reported to have sustained life-threatening injuries.

The drivers of the vehicles may or may not have been at fault. Nevertheless, those two cyclists should never have been in harm’s way.

Yeah, that Episcopalian boozehound ran down a cyclist and left him for dead, but she "may or may not have been at fault."

Then, he lists a bunch of stuff that does not, would not, and could not happen:

There are children on bicycles with training wheels trying to keep up adults as they bicycle through downtown. It’s one thing to put yourself at risk, but endangering your child is another matter. I cringe at the sight of infants riding on seats strapped to handle bars, and cyclists towing toddlers in those two-wheel “baby buggies” that are barely taller than the bumper of a car.

Really, there are "children on bicycles with training wheels trying to keep up adults as they bicycle through downtown"?  I've never seen anything like that in my life--unless Lucas Brunelle has started sponsoring under-10 alleycats and nobody told me.  And "infants riding on seats strapped to handlebars," seriously?  I've never seen that either.  It was probably just a basket with some Whole Foods in it that he mistook for a baby.  You need to update your eyeglass prescription like yesterday, Courtland.  Either that or you're smoking the PCP.

In any case, the upshot of all this drivel is that cyclists should be forced to keep to their own roads, which they can access by shuttle bus or something:

The District’s transportation safety plan, called “Vision Zero,” aims to create an accident-free road system with no fatalities and no injuries. Nice thought. The concept originated in Sweden, adopted in New York City and may have shown a modicum of success in the smaller European countries.

But D.C. is not Denmark, San Francisco is not Sweden, New York is not the Netherlands.

Here, bicycles and cars were not designed to “share the road,” and the roads weren’t built to accommodate the wishful thinking of well- intentioned urban planners.

Better to provide a special bus for cyclists once they get off the wooded bike trail. It would sure beat riding in an ambulance

Sure, Courtland, segregating public roadways sounds like a great idea.  Because "separate but equal" has served American society so well in the past, hasn't it?

Also, I'm sure if you took all the cyclists off the roads used by drivers then they'd suddenly stop crashing into each other and killing over 30,000 of themselves a year.

Freaking dolt.

Lastly, a reader has shared this sweet Fred ring with me, as seen in the New York Times:


As for the article itself, the conclusion seems to be that cycling is good for you, but you're still gonna get old and die.

Tell me something I don't know.

147 comments:

Serial Retrogrouch said...

je suis charlie

Alan Norman said...

deuces

Anonymous said...

Snobbie, I hope this post doesn't get you killed by psychos.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonymous 11:29am,

As cyclists we run that risk every day.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

Anonymous said...

Oh! Crescent!

Greenbelt said...

DC area readers have pretty much stopped linking to Doucheland Milloy's drools. Not taking the clickbait. You may feel obligated due to fair use and all, but please don't send the Post your surplus clicks.

Dude lost his license for bad driving (even giving him credit for a DWB or two, you've still gotta be a horribly reckless driver to interest the state police or MPD enough to give that many tickets), and lives in the distant drive-only burbs of Fort Washington Maryland.

His vision of cities is as places to drive to, park, and then escape.

At this point, he's not qualified to comment on proper shoe tying, let alone urban affairs. Cities have changed, he's stuck in a 1980s urban flight fear warp.

Je suis Charlie said...

Early doors

Anonymous said...

"Eees a leeetle tacky, no?"

brilliant

wishiwasmerckx said...

Rounding out the top ten...

Roger Valdes said...

Top ten !

Anonymous said...

Oh, brother

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Anonymous said...


je suis ce que je suis

Anonymous said...

vsk said ...

Been trying to find those wooded separated blissful trails that connect Bay Ridge Brooklyn to Midtown Manhattan. They are so useful! And tasty too!

At what low degreezes UnFairInHeight do crabon forks crack?

vsk

PotbellyJoe said...

Cortland is a knob.

Riding in an Ambulance is way better than riding a bus. It has flashing lights that tells traffic to get out of your way and it only goes where you need it to instead of some meandering route that eventually drops you off in close proximity to where you needed to be 30 minutes earlier.

Also, I find Ambulances smell better.

Besides, if they started with the buses like that, they'd eventually give them a bus lane and then Cortland would be bitching about why seldom used buses to nowhere have their own lane.

He's predictable.

flank_steaks said...

Snob,

Nobody associated with Pro cycling would invite you because you call it the joke it actually is.

Pro cycling is filled with vaguely felonious types that are well suited for a circus sideshow. They use the drugs that aren't against the law and make some money doing it.

Meanwhile, clean riders are busted down to broke-ass continental races no one watches because they don't "get results."

Some JV comedy for you.
http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=features/2005/vaughters_1999

"I was thinking back (to that time) and I remember I could feel that we (USPS) were going to be real contenders for the Tour. So I called Johan (Bruyneel) and asked him if there was anything I should be worried about. He assured me and said, 'we're not going to be doing any of that (doping)'. Basically, he said there was none of that (in the team). There would be nothing to worry about."

Yup, that JV is clean cycling.

BigRedClydesdale said...

You had me at churro umbrella.

Anonymous said...

vsk said ...

Another winter bike riding article to dissect...

http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/not-so-secret-benefits-biking-all-winter.html

The cold has beaten me many times this year, so I am not badass. Fatass yes, but not badass.

Carry on!

Wow, no robot numbas !
vsk

BamaPhred said...

Any post that features Cipo and an umbrella with porno looking wangs hanging from it is ok by me. And this is an event you would have willing attended? I'll put it in the "taking one for the team" category.

BenDE said...

The Courtland article is interesting in the fact that if submitted for a freshman writing class it would have been failed even by the most grade inflation induced Prof. I'm not talking about what he is saying. Simply the quality of writing is fucking atrocious. This is his JOB?

The only thing I can think of is during his yearly review he can point to the clicks and comments that us worked up bike fags generate on his articles. So, shame on us for being stupid and for you snob for feeding the beast.

CommieCanuck said...

I don't get the technology behind the Churro umbrella. Do Churros get violent if they get wet? Do Churro enthusiasts salivate to the point that protection is required? What was the stranger things this woman has done for money? Did they involve Cipollini when he was at Cannondale?
Factoid: churros are fried in the exact same oil that the team uses for chains, and Mario uses for hair styling.

bende said...

Oh, on to important things. . . What type of obviously oft repeated reflex do people do to get a big ring grease tattoo? I've been riding bikes in just about every possible way for a very long time and haven't yet pulled it off. Not a 'yeah me' just a 'what makes me different'?

JLRB said...

Bende - You need to: (1) over-lube your chain; (2) unclip right footed at light and lean your bike onto your leg.

Your welcome.

B Hyman said...

I'm a meat packer. The name is Buster. Buster Hyman.

JLRB said...

Armstrong with an * article z z z Z wha?

dop said...

Fahrenheit -20. The temperature at which crabon freedom cracks. Starring Julie Christie & Michael Moore.

JLRB said...

Greenbelt - I couldn't agree more - I can't get the Post to stop delivering their fish wrap to my driveway, but I will never click on another Milloy "article" again.

I'm not ever going to tell Snob (or any other free access blogger) what to put in his blog, so including links to the asshat is fine by me. I do appreciate seeing his fat empty head photo-chopped onto nonplussed bib-short guys torso. THAT is Art!

bad boy of the north said...

So....its really bike snub nyc,then.

Schisthead said...

BenDE: I can't imagine someone 'important' like that would write their own material.

Of course, we already know what kind of critic he is...

Oh, and Captcha quit working.
I AM A ROBOT.

Glory said...

CommieCanuck at 12:12 for early COD. Too many gems there to beat.

Anonymous said...

Handle bar kid seats definitely exist: Baby launcher

Anonymous said...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mAS5PXtewZk/VK6qC1XccNI/AAAAAAAA51M/2NEBSa3ko7g/s1600/cipo.jpg

isnt; this "House"?
wle

Anonymous said...


Bill Strickland ‏@TrueBS

There is a churro umbrella. "Not the strangest thing I've been paid to do," reports the brave lady operating it.

===first i;d need to see the other "strange things" that churro lady has been paid to do....


wle




JLRB said...

Anon @12:29 - correct - and I have in fact seen people riding about DC streets with kids strapped to them, and they didn't die!!!

Milloy is stil on PCP, but that part was not a phantasmorgia

mikeweb said...

Yeah, I never get that chainring temporary tattoo either.

And coincidentally my left side cleats wear out faster that the right ones.

Angry Beaver in Mirimichi said...

."Not the strangest thing I've been paid to do," reports the brave lady

One can well imagine, yes one can.

Regular guy said...

Since the Cannondale event was reportedly in the Meatpacking district, I hoped that was Kielbasa dangling from that girl's umbrella.

And she says that's not the strangest things she's been paid to do. Please tell!

JB said...

Is that really an undoctored photo of the IAC building, because it looks like a computer rendering that is produced before they build something.

The 3rd lady from the left is giving Babs' quads a run for their money.

Yes, let's put all of the cyclists on buses and...WHAT THE HELL?

P. Bateman said...

@greenbelt - "surplus clicks"?

everyone know's that only 20 people read this. Snoober, his wife (or is it partner?) and his 17 children along with Snoober's mom. no way they would click that crap.

Anonymous said...

Guess I'm just a B list bike shop employees, cause I've never been invited to a shiny Lycra-clad Fred-and-pony show. I did go to a couple Shimano clinics a decade or so at the Hilton and they served an excellent dinner before the presentation. All SRAM has ever done was give out crappy hats and T-shirts, and pretend that their Elixer brakes were reliable and easy to bleed.

Jed said...

Agreed. More Cipomemesdammit!

dop said...

je suis buster hyman

dnk said...

Dear Mr. Wildcat Rock Machine,

Stellar post today, sir. Had me laughing from architectural nuance of "frosted pile of shit" all the way to the end.

I'm strapping my infant to the handlebars of my special bus, and headed for the wooded trail....

Anonymous said...

More Churro Lady or I'm a gonna...

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Anonymous said...

"je suis charlie" - in your wildest dreams, snob.

Jed said...

Where do I go to dunk my churro?

Fred Nifacent said...

je suis pate

JLRB said...

ANON @ 11:34 - and it beat its fund-raising goal already - who knew dentists were so into legos?

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Scranus.

Sajid Khan said...

My brother Saqib is a robot.

janinedm said...

Wonderful e-bike story from last night. So, you know how lithium batteries hate the cold (my cell phone barely made the trip before dying last night) Anyways, there was this guy who, as men tend to do, pokey along until they get passed by a woman. Anyway, I maintained my pace and after 10 blocks and with the help of a headwind (which I did not fight. when I have snot freezing in my face, I allow headwinds to win). Anyway, I caught up with him at the next light and his battery was dead. (Or at least that's what the handlebar display looked like.) Delicious.

Dooth said...

There's a women's correctional facility two blocks away from that frosted flakes building. Don't ask me how I know.

Spokey said...

woo-hoo

top 100 (I hope)

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JLRB said...

<a href = "https://uk.news.yahoo.com/je-suis-charlie--cartoonists-unite-in-solidarity-with-victims-of-charlie-hebdo-attack-093640976.html#oa01iBk> encore de je suis Charlie </a>

JLRB said...

Wait wait wait - I meant

encore de je suis Charlie

Freddy Murcks said...

If hair is to frosting on your head, Tom Danielson looks like a pile of shit that has lost it's frosting. I wonder if his years of testosterone and other anabolics contributed to his alopecia. It's ridiculous what a freakshow professional bike racing has become.

PotbellyJoe said...

I guess this "I'm not a robot" thing doesn't work too well.

leroy said...
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leroy said...


Oh great. Now my dog wants a churro umbrella for his next book club meeting.

Seems better than the toilet bowl of Margaritas he talked me into for the last meeting, but I'm not carrying around an umbrella while wearing my Speedo no matter how much he claims it will help my chances at getting into Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition this year.

That whole let's enter some photos of you and win a modeling contract is his idea.

I don't care about the competition or that "Hansel is so hot right now," my dog took his sweet time re-photographing me on the Brooklyn Bridge this AM and I'm still freezing.

All he gave me was a cap and a sign to keep warm.

P. Bateman said...

@Saquid Khan 1:05

if you go check out Rapid Income its a bit misleading. They lure you in with this sexy hook about copy/pasting on Facebook, but once you get there they just hand you a meat filled umbrella and tell you to walk around.

Good news is you do get a 20% discount off any of the meat you put in your own mouth.

Spokey said...

snobbie

please, please, please

stop putting pix of Milloy in your posts. Especially on bib-short guy. Every time I see that I think Saddam Hussein has come back.

McFly said...

Peyronie's Disease Umbrella....nice.

JLRB said...

Spokey - I disrespectfully disagree - more Milloy on bib-shorts guy!!! Maybe he will meet the same fate as Sadam

Anonymous said...

nearly got frostbite on my ride in this morning. it was somewhat unpleasant but still better than the subway. I didn't realize the meatpacking district ends at 14th street, thanks for the geography lesson. Je suis Charlie.

1904 Cadardi said...

JLRB,

I thought you got the chainring tattoo if you unclip the left foot. I'm a right foot out, left foot in kinda guy (too many years of cyclocross dismounts, too many being defined as any) and I never get them. But my girlfriend unclips her left foot and has them all the time.

ps. Where do I get a Churrobrella?

Spokey said...

get the ring tats occasionally. Unclip from either side but probably mostly unclip left. I'm always surprised as I'm never aware that I've leaned the ring against my leg.

Old-timer said...

Regarding the article: “How Exercise Keeps Us Young”… if only! Boys and girls…it just ain’t so. Me and my geezer cycling mates are aging…at the (disturbingly, now) standard tempo. That stated, at least we ARE getting older. There’s a lot to be said for that. Just ask a political cartoonist.

BamaPhred said...

Churrobrella lady, "not the strangest thing I've been paid to do"
No video or it didn't happen

CommieCanuck said...

More Churro Lady or I'm a gonna...

Seriously. A woman carrying huge amounts of fried bread around to just grab... put her in a bacon bikini and I'm in love.

wishiwasmerckx said...

Re: chainring "tattoos:"

I am cautious about inadvertently contacting them when maneuvering the bike, and I wipe down my chain, chainrings and derailleur pulley wheels about once every two weeks or so to avoid this problem.

Remember, only the lube on the pins and the inside of the plates serves any function; the rest is waste product.

A clean drivetrain functions better and lasts longer.

martin mackelt said...

Je suis charlie

bieks said...

I'm still reading this blog? Sad.

"I came with the bikes."--Ted King
Ha! That's why I'm still reading.

JB said...

Jeez Luiz Commie, it's called a bakini or a baconkini, I forget which.

Jeez Louise said...

Who's Luiz?

babble on said...

I have found chainring tattoos all over my body at one time or another. I'm talented that way.

And though it would have been far, far preferable to see a women's Cannondale Garmin team at the very same high profile event, leading up to the same high profile racing season, still it makes me happy to see girls with muscles. Nobody wants to stand alone. Cept maybe on the top step of the podium... :)

Courtland prolly prefers to see children in those mini versions of cars, running each over in the playground in preparation for grown-up living.

You ARE a first class satirist, Snobi-Wan. And you're not afraid to take on the wankers of this world, either. That's why we love you. In my books, you're a true blue hero, Mon Cherie Charlie. XX

JB said...

Jeez Louise, this is a multi-cultural bloggy commentariot. Some of us are not pure, white-bread Americanos. I, in fact, have bloodlines stretching back to locales such as Germany, England, and Ireland.

babble on said...
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JLRB said...

1904 C - You are prolly correct - I have never given much thought to the origins of CRTats - I just make shit up as I go along.

I do find it funny that peeps make a big deal about them as being a sign of being a noob - and therefore take great pains to avoid them - I think it stems from those idiot Rules guys.

Babs - I would like to know how you get CR Tats all over your body. Sounds like a good time (unless it was one of your infamous battles with gravity).

A churro tat would be another matter...

Spokey said...

i too now have fantasies about babs ring tats all over her bod. i'd explain these visions in more detail but this bloog is depraved enough as it is.

P. Bateman said...

I've also heard that Allah is covered in chain ring tattoos because he sucks at both drive chain maintenance and balance.

Interestingly enough, LOB is only covered in butter (much like Cipo), but that is just because he is fucking delicious.

Long Live LOB.

P. Bateman said...

damn it - i meant drivetrain. not drive chain.

guess that is my punishment for blaspheming allah.

Infidel for life.

wishiwasmerckx said...

Babble says "In my books..."

I own all of them, but I swear only for the articles. I almost never look at the pictures No sir, not at all...

bieks said...

If I ever got a real tat it would be a perfect replica of a chainring tat - partial and black. Just so people could judge me. Judgey judgers.

Helen said...

Snob, I know you have bike caps and jerseys for sale, but AFAIK you don't have any shorts. Let me help you out. I'm sure these people could do you an eye-watering line in orange and black.
https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/152083980/crochet-shorts-custom-order?ref=related-1

JLRB said...

Je Suis Churro

mikeweb said...

Infidel for Life.

You just gave me a great idea for my next tattoo. Except without 'for', and in big arched Gothic font across my '6 pack'.

Either that or kidnap Bill Maher, tattoo it in Arabic on his forehead and air drop him into Helmand province.

JLRB said...

Je Suis Chainring

Donne said...

"Perchance he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill, as that he knows not it tolls for him; and perchance I may think myself so much better than I am, as that they who are about me, and see my state, may have caused it to toll for me, and I know not that.

...

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were: any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."

Fre Unchio said...

As a followup on the "three stages of commentary" from yesterday; as the comments stretch on into the 80's and up, they start to make a no sense.

so confused said...

For some reason, ring tats make me think of tat rings - you know, like for the nipple.

Anonymous said...

vsk said ...

Yo soy BikeSnobNYC

We should be free to satirize Freds!! Infredel for life!

So you could do a 2 fisted light punch on your big ring. Then you would have:
ChainRing Knuckle Tatoos

Nuhhkoool Tats Igor !

It will be so big "they" will sell stick on chainring knuckle tats at Walmart. Snobby will satirize them. And they will go into the $99.oo Walmart fixie dustbin of history.

Thus endeth the lesson.

vsk Je suis ROBOT !



BamaPhred said...

I'm sure the sprinters are sandbagging to steal the coveted century podium.

BamaPhred said...

So I'm game for 94 robots.

BamaPhred said...

No one in sight?

BamaPhred said...

I'm sure I'm just working for Spokey

BamaPhred said...

Flatted

BamaPhred said...

I'm not a robot

BamaPhred said...

Can it be?

BamaPhred said...

Podium

leroy said...

Thug Lite.

My dog suggested it.

BamaPhred said...

AYHSMB

Spokey said...

congrats bama

sorry couldn't make the sprint. was over at a webcast learning how to lose my savings even faster.

babble on said...

JLRB - I wonder about that, too, more often than not. And I also question the providence of those seemingly omnipresent bruises, but let's not go there... :-/

Anonymous said...

je suis churro lee


-ken e.

Anonymous said...

So are they NYC police ticketing fewer bikers and others and concentrating on crime?

de Blasio did it. It looks like he lost but he won.

Anonymous said...

"Really, there are 'children on bicycles with training wheels trying to keep up adults as they bicycle through downtown?' I've never seen anything like that in my life"

I have. Not downtown, but in the bike lane of a busy street. The little girl was having trouble riding in a straight line and mom yelled at her when she veered into the car lane, but otherwise didn't seem to think maybe this wasn't the best idea.

Cog Cognitate said...

Bab's chainring tattoos are probably resultant from her bondage gear.

dop said...

Babel...stay in Vancouver....you go to Providence it'll all be nasty bruises..harrumph..New Englanders

dop said...

11:25 est...somewhere outside tarrytown ny..14 degrees American on a crystal clear night....I take my garbage can down to the curb for pickup tomorrow...I hear a high-pitched yelping from the woods...I peel back the hood of my parka and listen to a pack of coyotes run through the state park....please get a deer..good night

Craig Richards said...

"But D.C. is not Denmark, San Francisco is not Sweden, New York is not the Netherlands."

You're right. European Countries are not American cities.

ce said...

One month ago:

Anonymous December 5, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Snob, you need to say something mean about allah so the xtians won't feel so butthurt.

BikeSnobNYC December 5, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Anonymous 12:58m,

Sorry, way too scared.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

ce said...

^ I'm not making a criticism - the sentiment Snobbo expressed, whether true feelings or exaggerated for dark humour, just struck me as sadly prophetic.

Anonymous said...

Ce,

Figures. More like "je suis pussy"!

Anonymous said...

Snobby already on his knees fluffing Allah. No need to wait for the revolution.

Cipo's Sphincter Technician said...

Anyone know where the team L-DOPA team meeting is scheduled to meet? I heard that location will be somewhere in the Meetpacking District NYNY.

ce said...

Give him a break. There are some creepy fuckers on the internet - look at us lot for starters. It's fair enough not wanting to upset the super crazies, especially when you have a family to look after. Not that I'm saying Snobbo would likely have a high enough profile to pop up on their radar. You know, given that he is a washed up has been.

Peter G said...

Chainring tats are OK if they aren't on the left leg.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Great profile pic ce.

Yeah Cleveland! said...

Nice shadow work ce.

Just another coward said...

He says so bravely anonymously ...

Just another coward said...

er, Anon 7:07 that is. Why don't replies always nest?

BamaPhred said...

C'mon Godot and curate a quiz or something before I go off on some kind of rant I will regret. Religion, work, too dark and cold to ride, not to mention the traffic, 'effin religious Nutz just to get started.

Spokey said...

relax bama

have a praline or something. hmmm maybe thatill just juice you up.

let me know if you need me to leave the blog so you can quaff some peach schnapps.

JB said...

Why is every decent bike on craigslist sized for a 7-foot tall person?

JLRB said...

Exactly - anonymous (or psuedonymous) posters telling Snob to pick a fight with fanatics are fools. It is right up there with the posts criticizing Snob for "selling out" by promoting sponsors.

Where is there an obligation for a blogger to mess with everyone and everything, and do so without any attempt to make a buck?

Free speech isn't free.

Continued sadness in Paris today. God/Lob/Allah/Buddah/Universe help the hostages.

JLRB said...

exactly was reference to Anon @11:07 - and then you meddling kids posted in my way.

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scranus said...

je suis scranus

dop said...

I can't tell Bardot from godot

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Anna, love your URL. Such honesty! Now I want a time share scam. Just afraid to click on it. Everything's so scary this week.

Anonymous said...

Courtland Milloy is a doddering old racist. ...and he wasn't smoking PCP. This is DC, where doddering old racists smoke Love Boat.

Anonymous said...

you know what chopped liver is? pâté, and that shit's expensive.

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