Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Change of Venue

Today's post is over at Old Man Brooks's Saddlery Emporium and House of Bloggery.  It's also shot in stunningly lifelike 3D*, so click here to check it out:


*(Post is not in 3D, it's just a bunch of crappy smartphone shots.)

Be sure to say please and thank you and to use a coaster while you're over there, otherwise I look like an idiot.

See you back in the usual craphole tomorrow.

Your's Truley,


--Wildcat Rock Machine



58 comments:

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

Where is everybody?

Anonymous said...

Second?

Anonymous said...

Whoot! NH on the podium.

Anonymous said...

Selfish Rider with 2 kids says...Just a bit outside. Rats.

JB said...

Crisp early doors.

Anonymous said...

TOP TEN

frozen pinkie fingers

Bryan said...

hurray for huge pictures over at Grandpaw Brooks' place! Also, 1 x 10^10000 % with you on not riding inside. I'm on a bike to have fun.

herzogone said...

Top Ten!

Bryan said...

What is really cool is being able to see the reflection of you and your drinking buddy in the beer bottle

DB said...

That was great, Snob.
Love the travelogues.
I miss the Great Hipster Silk Route stories, but the Great Northern Real Estate Route is just as good.

JB said...

Fizik saddle = big brass ones

Texas Bank and No Security Co. said...

Lance had an account at Chemical (very apropos) until yesterday. Fashion Week in NYC and Leroy's Dog poses for a snob shot.

bieks said...

Damn, Boris Bike Guy is one tough mother. Still in a T-shirt.

wle said...

MARDI GRAS!
wle

BamaPhred said...

Fat Tuesday! Of course I'm fat everyday, unfortunately. Now over to Ole Man Brooks

Postmasterbator General said...

Lance who?

wishiwasmerckx said...

Question to all you english majors.

What did they call poetry before Edgar Allen Poe?

BikeSnobNYC said...

wishiwasmerckx,

Wankery?

--Wildcat Rock Machine

grog said...

So, how do you like Yonkers Lager?

BikeSnobNYC said...

grog,

It's good, I've been drinking it for awhile!

(I am not a beer nerd though so I'm sure someone will tell me what's wrong with it.)

--Wildcat Rock Machine

dop said...

Great. WCRM talks up the joys of Yonkers & the OAC on Brooks Blog. Before you know it, we'll see an invasion of eurotrash & assortesd transatlantic wankers on their bromptons tearing up the trail, in search of an artisanal BSNY experience. All the while making it harder to get a seat at the funky bars in Dobb's Ferry.

Anonymous said...

I track my routes through the soul sucking suburban sprawl by how much of my soul is left when i get done. Real eastate? What is real estate? We just have mini-malls (or shopping centers depending on who you ask).

JB said...

Dude, White Plains Lager has a much better finish.

Anonymous said...

Nice travelogue Wildcat!

cycle

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

"Be sure to say please and thank you and to use a coaster while you're over there, otherwise I look like an idiot"

I don't know how we should take this. It's as if we are not the picture of decorum and civility on a daily basis. Snobbie wouldn't be embarassed by us, in front of all those. High falutin', Dowton Abbey, watchin' British gentlemen, now, would he.

babble on said...

Er... so not to rub it in, or anything, but the cherry trees are blossoming over this way. :)

Anonymous said...

Snob,

I know you were only kiddin’ with your comment about the flag. But I think there are probably even some folks on the English Brooks Blog who can explain to you explicitly why we “bother” to hoist the Stars and Strips “all the way up”.

dop said...

never tried yonkers lager closer to home, we have captain lawrence. (of late of Pleasantville, now in elmsford) pale ale.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonymous 1:08pm,

It was merely wry commentary on how it seems like there's never not something to mourn.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

Freddy Murcks said...

I sometimes ride my bike indoors when it is the dead of winter and the air outside is too toxic to breathe safely. It beats going completely stir crazy. Now that I have a fat bike, however, I may never have to do that again.

Anonymous said...

????

jodphoto said...

Snob,

I can dig where you're coming from about the bike trainer. I wouldn't be caught dead riding mine outside.

Old-timer said...

Let’s see…NYC in February: bone-chilling, freezing temperatures. Glacial, monstrous snow accumuclation. Frigid, overcast sky. Frosty, biting wind.

Why?

(Dispatch from Planet California.)

the typewriter is holy said...

stuff it in your poem hole

Anonymous said...

I can never find it when it's over there.

JB said...

Anon @ 5:00pm: just click on the linky thing at the top of Snob's post.

Dave said...

I'd like to order a dozen jerseys with the slogan "Vive le Dopage" on them.

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McFly said...

I was inspired to go on a SNOW RIDE and it was unconventional but majestic.

Anonymous said...

theres plenty to be ashamed of when that flag is full mast. and yeah "anonymous" because uh...freedum

Dooth said...

Before Poe
Poetry was
Poesy

Team L-Dopa said...

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Where?

taCOMA

Be there or be ...

ce said...

Onomatopoeia... Eponymous... Ichthyological... Portmanteau... I had to try really hard today not to re-learn the high school English knowledge that I've done such a thoroughly good job of forgetting over the years. I prefer to outsource to Wikipedia nowadays - leaves more mental storage space for the wank bank.

ce said...

Bryan 10:27, that right there is some top quality photoshafting. Made me laugh out loud it did, in a modest fashion.

Jon Webb said...

Here's the weird thing: BSNYC's paid advocacy for Brooks is making me like them less and less. Even though I'm an old biker, with a Brooks saddle (I even use their fancy cream) the idea that they've corrupted a hallowed pure icon like BSNYC by paying him to shill for them bothers me. And yes, I know that BSNYC is not "pure" but he affects this non-commercial attitude towards bicycle products. Meanwhile he can't say enough good things about the rubberized simulated leather saddle they make. It just bugs me.

bad boy of the north said...

thanks,snob,for the Buena vistas yonkers.

Spokey said...

Jon Webb

doesn't bug me at all. What's snobbie to do? Get a job? Work for a living?

I personally like the rubberized saddle. Better than the leather ones I have. Don't think it will last as long though. Got one B17 hitting its 20th anniversary this year. Works just fine. But i'm seeing a little stretch where the rivets are on the rubber seat after one season. so i don't think it's going a full 20 yarn. but then again i likely won't either.

bad boy of the north said...

I meant.....thanks,snob,for the Buena vistas OF yonkers.stupid laptop.

BikeSnobNYC said...

John Webb,

Seriously? "Corrupted?" It's not freaking General Motors, it's Brooks! A blogger you like is writing for the website of a saddle company you like and now you don't like either of them?

Yeah, that is weird.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

PS:The rubber saddle is awesome.

JLRB said...

Uh, fifty?

Anonymous said...

vsk said ...

Bus vs. Them.
What kind of idears are there for crowd control? Crowds of vehicles and crowds of pedestrians...

I have to read up on the latest bus vs. pedestrian accident but just seeing all the surging humanity on a daily basis here in "The City", it's a wonder anyone makes it out alive.

The recent chill has put me on the 'Spress Bus (X37 / X27) a lot. It makes 90 degree turns on 23rd st, Park Ave South and etc. These intersections are choked up w people all the time it seems.

I am all for vigorous prosecution for blatantly screwing up with a vehicle. But I wonder if there's a better way to control the flow of cars and people in these situations. On 5th and the high 40s low 50s there are gates at the curb directing people towards the crosswalks. I notice when I've been to Los Angeles, drivers are quite attentive to pedestrians in the crosswalk. But then again, time moves slower out there or whatever.
Just thinking about this stuff as I am waiting on a curb for the light to change and 5 - 8 people shoal through almost past the parking lane into the lane of crossing traffic. Add a little ice and the lack of CARnage is somehow miraculous (maybe I'm just chicken).
I wonder if it would be worth it to have "cars only" and "pedestrians only" signals at busier intersections to keep the peace. There are already separate right turn signals at a lot of cross streets in midtown nyc. I'm just thinking if this might be more universally adaptable to more 4 way intersections.
Vehicle operators will still probably find a way to screw it up. It just seems like a recipe for disaster leaving it up to drivers to use "judgement" to mix with pedestrians. We keep reading about these disasters.

Just rambling, wake me up when it's my stop.

vsk

BamaPhred said...

Vsk, you're not rambling. I too wonder why a vehicle can turn and pedestrians can cross at the same time. Especially in NYC. Seems like you would have a go light just for vehicles and all vehicles stop when pedestrians have go. Now in places with far less traffic and far fewer pedestrians it's different. But NYC looks like a cattle stampede of cars and people.

Anonymous said...

Just sittin' out here in the parking lot of the Nassau Coliseum, waitin' for the blogz posts...

Wherez the witticisms at?

JLRB said...

Wake me up when it's my turn to tell Snob how to make a living, what content to include, where to post, products to like, etc.

Has anyone noticed that post baby #18, the content has become deeper and sharper on a more consistent basis (not that there was anything wrong with the pre-baby posts, but some days are deeper/sharper than others - human nature).

Eh, nevermeh indeed.

Jon Webb said...

@BSNYC, you're still good. I just have less respect for Brooks, that's all.
Sorry, I know it kind of doesn't make sense. But I don't blame you for pursuing the almighty dollar; that's why we have the USA, after all. I do kind of blame Brooks, for luring you off the course of evaluating bike saddles based purely on how they feel against your pants yabbies.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Jon Webb,

You are being very silly.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

dop said...

WCRM: Have you any sightings of eagles over the Hudson? On the train in this morning I saw 3 Bald Eagles sitting on the ice at Spuyten Duyvil. They were big, and I thought they were wild turkeys, until I saw the white head.

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