Friday, December 4, 2015

BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

The hardest part of being a semi-professional bike blogger is going for long rides on weekdays while everyone else is working, but that's what I did yesterday, when I spend a good chunk of the day on the Marin Pine Mountain 1:


You're welcome.

After five-ish hours of riding, the only things I'd change on this bike if it were mine are the saddle, grips, and stem, but those are the things you change on any bike to suit your personal preferences.  Otherwise, the bike is pretty much ideal for an all-day (or half-day) ramble.  You're not bobbing along on suspension when you don't need it, yet the fat tires float over pretty much everything, so you're ready for whatever.

And no, I am not getting a goddamn fat bike.

Anyway, it was a very enjoyable ride, and it was clear the holidays are upon us because menorahs were sprouting everywhere:


("Happy Hanukkah, now go park your bike someplace else.")

Clearly a Rabbi supervised the installation to ensure maximum rack blockage.

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 that's simply fantastic, and if you're wrong you'll see someone comin' in hot.

Thanks very much for reading, ride safe, and Happy Hanukkah.  Now go park your bike someplace else.


--Wildcat Rock Machine





1) The world record for shortest time to fold a Brompton bicycle is:

--15.96 seconds
--5.96 seconds
--.596 seconds
--It's a trick question, the 2016 Bromptons harness the power of both quantum mechanics and state-of-the-art British engineering to exist in both folded and unfolded states simultaneously, thereby effectively folding and unfolding in zero seconds.






(Woman blinding her Fredly spouse with her fingernails before breaking his neck.)

2) For the Fred who has everything, it's:

--A $125 set of Silca Allen wrenches in a presentation box for precise saddle height adjustment
--A $175 Specialized carbon fiber C02 inflator for laterally stiff yet vertically compliant flat repair
--A $500 15oz tub of Rapha embrocation for the ultimate in fragrant luxury
--Divorce papers and a swift kick in the "pants yabbies"







3) Which of the following is true?

--Religious people are exempt from worldly laws
--Helme(n)t use and smoking cancel each-other out
--The John Boultbee Criterion Jacket costs €1000 and has a dedicated cockroach pocket
--All of the above






4) In the unlikely event of a water landing, your Hövding inflatable helme(n)t becomes a flotation device.

--True
--False





5) Proof of the non-existence of God includes:

--Unanswered prayers
--Florida
--The electric fixie that coasts
--All of the above






(Froome's physiological test data reveals that he should eat a fucking sandwich.)

6) Tour de France winner Chris Froome's physiological test data reveals that:

--His sustained power is 60% of his peak power
--At his 2015 Tour weight, accounting for weather conditions and wind resistance, Froome's watts-per-kilogram would be 6.04w/kg
--Submaximal efforts conducted in various ambient temperature conditions account for moderate fluctuations in both mean power output and sustainable power given his VO2 max and body fat index
--Something something hemoglobin ZZZzzzz....






("Let's hear it for drugs!")


7) Move over Astana, Mapei is back!

--True
--False


***Special "Next Stop, The Wind Tunnel!"-Themed Bonus Video***



Via the Twitter.


110 comments:

Happy Unicorn said...

I'm back. My program is active. Dong.

Ted K. said...

86. But even if most people in industrial-technological society were well satisfied, we (FC) would still be opposed to that form of society, because (among other reasons) we consider it demeaning to fulfill one’s need for the power process through surrogate activities or through identification with an organization, rather than through pursuit of real goals.

Anonymous said...

AYHSMB!!

benDE said...

podi!

Umm?

b said...

Fick!

EricBikeCO said...

It's 15 degrees American

bad boy of the north said...

darn trick questions!

benDE said...

Eric, 15 degrees German as well.

You know shoulder season? Here in the old country it is more like the whole slab. Need scotch....

N/A said...

Top 100!

N/A said...

OMG, Wildcat is getting a fatbike!

Mr. Perdanic said...

The seat on that Tiger Frog could be higher.

Spokey said...

whew barely made it top 10 only cause ted & uni don't count

RoadQueen said...

Ya snooze ya lose.

benDE said...

Spokey, thanks for the clarification.

Podium!!

JB said...

Fritag! Today I'm going to a bourbon party that is w/i walking distance of my abode. All is well!

Anonymous said...

JB,

Don't be so sure!

JB said...

I couldn't stop re-watching the wrong-answer tri-crash video. The dude is obviously on the brakes trying to slow down, but why didn't he turn as well? It seems like he could have made the turn. It wasn't wet. Maybe his headset bearings locked up from he salty air?

N/A said...

A person carrying a flask can have a bourbon party wherever and whenever they want.

A bourbon party sounds delightful. Is 10:20 in the AM too soon? I don't think so. Maybe I'll start a Bourbon Blog. Then it's "research" and not "a problem".

Happy Unicorn said...

"Real goals." Real goals like bombing a computer store in 1985, you moronic ass-backwards Luddite? Which physical necessities of life did that secure for you again? (Since obviously you would never stoop to one of those demeaning surrogate activities.) You exquisite tard, you carried out just about one of the surrogatiest, most disconnected, twisted-up and damnfool ideas ever cooked up. DEATH TO APPLE IIe!! DOWN WITH COMMODORE AMIGA! DOWN WITH IBM-PC AND SEGA AND NINTENDO NES AND THE NEW SO-CALLED "Macintosh"!!! Wouldn't want the public to get their hands on those! IT WILL ONLY INSLAVE THERE FUCHER!!! That bastard who dared to enjoy computers and run a computer store and show up to work? HE HAD IT COMIN'!

Simulated Ted K response: "Actually the bomb detonated in the parking lot."

Anonymous said...

benDE - Weil Happy Unicorn und Ted K sind "bots," du bist am podi. Glückwünsche!

JLRB said...

Unicorns and rainbows to everyone ...

But if Ted K had been successful we could be free from Strava

...saving the quiz for lunch like a squirrel hiding nuts in a wood shed

dnk said...

Love the fredly comments on the YouTube kiddie wind tunnel vid.

cdinvb said...

I was getting my teeth cleaned.

streepo said...

My neck hurts a bit.
scranus.

BamaPhred said...

Friday!

Bryan said...

That bonus video is clearly child abuse.

P. Bateman said...

my neck is hurting a bit...from banging my head on my desk repeatedly after seeing that pooooooor little cute kid being tortured by a dork-t-ass-tic father. how sad.

i have accounted for 1,800 of the views on the tri-crash. fantastic dismount.

p.s. - i love florida. we have a restaurant/bar/shooting rang/gun store all in one in our little downtown now. headed there this weekend actually. http://www.frogbones.com/

BamaPhred said...

Chris Froome weighs 148 lbs? I haven't seen that since Jr. High. And folks thought I was a runt.

Comment deleted said...

JB, I think his brain locked up due to being a tri-dork. Target fixation happens.

Dorothy Rabinowitz said...

coming in hot!
now if only i could raise my body temperature above its normal 83.7

the Jimboner said...

I have salmoned that very same curve in Rio on my coaster break bikini cruiser!

dop said...

Loved the brompton fold.

Spokey said...


148?

he lost a pound? weaky-podi says 149.

but jeez. peaches is older than chris but she probably weighs close to that and she is a marathon runner. about the same height. but she doesn't look like a skeleton. actually that's depressing; when your youngest is older than an aging biek-sicling rider.

Anonymous said...

What your saying is, the Brompton is Shrodinger's bike.

clyde said...

Mid pack fodder - Scranus - boobs! Please! - maybe babs will flash me if I go and visit her blog

Hee Haw the Barista's health class teacher said...

Science

Freddy Murcks said...

I am glad to know that, with the return of Mapei to professional cycling, Trek Factory Racing will finally be able to get onto the best doping program that science can provide. Hopefully we will see a return of the Mapei glory years with Trek riders taking the top three spots at Roubaix this year. That was one of the most awesome examples ever witnessed of better living through chemistry.

Freddy Murcks said...

The dude is obviously on the brakes trying to slow down, but why didn't he turn as well? It seems like he could have made the turn.

JB - He coulda made the turn if he wasn't a soulless tridork and he actually knew how to ride a fucking bike. Tri weenies would probably be okay if they spent half as much time practicing riding their bikes as they spend working on their transitions.

Dorothy Rabinowitz said...

Even I can call Chris Froome scrawny

bieks said...

Thanks for letting me get the Froome question right without even really reading the answers. zzz

bad boy of the north said...

damn,damn,damn.not dam!too late to edit.heading out for a chilly bike ride.

Anonymous said...

Sun and 10 german (C) degrees in California this AM. Almost over-dressed. More drought, better bike'n.

Anonymous said...

Still trying to figure out where Froomie puts the 9.8 percent body fat.

Anonymous said...

Correction, those are 10 Swedish degrees.

Anonymous said...

...and for $125, Silca hex key set includes not one "hard to find on a Sunday when your Campy tapered crank arm bolt is loose" 7mm key. I have made my #lastSILCApurchase.

"SILCA was founded in 1917 by Felice Sacchi just outside of Milan, Italy."

Yellow bikes have been very good to me.

Anonymous said...

nice day for a ride. Love when it drops below 50 here in NYC and 80% of the riders put their bikes away for the winter. The most wonderful time of the year.

Home, Home on the Range said...

P. Bateman @ 11:19 "p.s. - i love florida. we have a restaurant/bar/shooting rang/gun store all in one in our little downtown now. headed there this weekend actually." Sounds like a good place for law abiding citizens, like you are, I presume, to hang out, shoot some targets and have a beer afterwards.

Meanwhile, up in DC, per the NY Times: "...on Thursday every Senate Republican except Mark Kirk of Illinois voted against legislation to prevent people on the F.B.I.’s consolidated terrorist watchlist from purchasing guns or explosives." "...The Government Accountability Office has documented that over years of congressional blockage, hundreds of suspected terrorists on the watchlist bought guns."

Frickus Rungus said...

I'm reading the book "Bike Snob - a broad" right now.
Much to my surprise there is not a chapter about gender re-assignment surgery anywhere in the book...

Babble, CC, Come in Please said...

Where is Ms. Babble today, and where has CC gone? Miss our North of the Firing Range Border commenters.

Synapse of England said...

I'm back from my ride and despite being nearly twice as heavy as Mr. Froome, "I need a fucking sandwich"

P. Bateman said...

i'm not some big gun person, i think they are fun toys sometimes and think i like having one in the house especially down here in crazy land. and i was really just bringing up the bar/gun range to further illustrate the craziness that is florida since Snob had brought it up.

but to think that some people are so nuts that they'd vote against sensible gun laws like that is just enough to make you want to shoot a lawmaker.

to the NSA,FBI and other obama spies monitoring this, that last remark is simply a bad joke. i have no intention of harming so much as a fly. in fact, i usually scoop up bugs on a piece of paper and let them go outside vs squishing them.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Daily Commute Checklist

1 Long underwear
2 casual wear
3 northface fleece layer
4 nashbar windbreak jacket
5 northface fleece gloves
6 G.I. wool balaclava (24 years and still insulating)
7 bsnyc murdered out walz cap
8 eye protection
9 roll bag for keys, wallet, phone and etc
10 .45 1911 full size
11 four (4) extra magazines

Anonymous said...

Anon yesterday "Also, you haven't got a clue what anyone is doing about the gun problem"

Not so at all, from 1:41 above: "Meanwhile, up in DC, per the NY Times: "...on Thursday every Senate Republican except Mark Kirk of Illinois voted against legislation to prevent people on the F.B.I.’s consolidated terrorist watchlist from purchasing guns or explosives." "...The Government Accountability Office has documented that over years of congressional blockage, hundreds of suspected terrorists on the watchlist bought guns."

Anonymous said...

"...legislation to prevent people on the F.B.I.’s consolidated terrorist watchlist from purchasing guns or explosives."

A quick Google search will tell you there 1.5 MILLION names in the "F.B.I.’s consolidated terrorist watchlist". Many of these names are duplicates on aliases; no one knows how many individual people these 1/5 million names represent, but guesses range from 4000,000 to 700,000.

Clearly there are not 400,000 terrorists in the USA. If there were they would be dozens of terrorists attacks a week.

The Senators who voted against the bill understand the list is public relation bull intended to make stupid people feel safe, in particular make them feel that the Federal Government is protecting you. If they tired to restrict the right of people on the list the Government would be subjected to endless law suits from the people on the list WHO ARE NOT terrorists.

grog said...

I dreamed of Recumbabe.
FUNK WIZZ
RIDE NICE

Colin Dunn said...

Oh, BikeSnob, you are already on the downward slide to getting a fatbike. It will happen... Shh, just let the darkside take you. It's all going to be okay.

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

From now I want to be known as 'The Froome Twins'.

dop said...

RCC: No pepper spray? Are you gonna shoot rintintin when he gives chase?

Hoghopper said...

Is it OK for anyone to lock a bike to a menorah, or must you be chosen?

In the dark said...

anon@2:00. Ok, so enlighten us: what IS being done to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists, lunatics, and domestic abusers?

Hoghopper said...

Is it OK for anyone to lock a bike to a menorah, or must you be chosen?

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Yeah I do need to get a fresh can of pepper spray. That's the best for doggies.

I don't really carry a gun.

Or maybe I do.

BamaPhred said...

Has anyone not seen the federal form 4473 required to purchase a common, run of the mill, firearm? NFA stuff excluded (machine guns, explosive devices, etc)There is an e version now.

I think the suggestions were to add a couple of lines to this to include the no fly list, domestic abusers, and lunatics?

Domestic abusers and lunatics are already on the form.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

I understand they're just trying to be thorough with question L. but come on why would an alien want to purchase a gun. Obviously they possess far superior technology than ours with their death rays, lasers, interstellar spacecraft and such.

janinedm said...

JB, I think he had read an article on banking turns and understood it in theory but was afraid to, ahem, put any weight behind it.

Anonymous said...

"Ok, so enlighten us: what IS being done to keep guns out of the hands of terrorists, lunatics, and domestic abusers?"

To further on BamaPhred's 2:48 PM comment, when anyone tries to by a firearm from a dealer in the US, they have to fill out the 4473 form linked to in the above comment. The dealers enters this into a computer which checks your name against a list of:

- lunatics (everyone in the US adjudicated as being a danger to them selves or others)
- domestic abusers (everyone in the US who has been convicted of a felony)

If you are on these lists the dealer can not legally sell you the firearm.

This being a Federal Government run system, lots of people who should be on the list are not, including a couple of perpetrators of a couple of recent murders that got massive news coverage.

If you want "terrorists" added to the can't-buy-firearms list you are going to have to define "terrorists".

JLRB said...

Ooh ohh ohh - I KNOW this one: Terrorists = bicyclists

Done.

leroy said...

Well this is a coincidence.

Apparently Mr. BSNYC wasn't the only one enjoying the NYC trails mid-workday.

Yesterday, my dog said he was ducking out to roll a fatty. I didn't even know we had a fat bike.

He told me to be glad he doesn't bury stuff in the yard.

I told him we don't have a yard and, anyway, I found his balls.

Ride joyfully all!

Anonymous said...

Foot powder sprayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Straight From the Hip said...

And then there's Brady:

In 1986, Congress passed the Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA), which relaxed certain controls in the Gun Control Act and permitted licensed firearm dealers to conduct business at gun shows.[nb 1] Specifically, FOPA made it legal for FFL holders to make private sales, provided the firearm was transferred to the licensee's personal collection at least one year prior to the sale. Hence, when a personal firearm is sold by an FFL holder, no background check or Form 4473 is required by federal law. According to the ATF, FFL holders are required to keep a record of such sales in a bound book.[30][31] The United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) said the stated purpose of FOPA was to ensure the GCA did not "place any undue or unnecessary federal restrictions or burdens on law abiding citizens, but it opened many loopholes through which illegal gun traffickers can slip."[32][33][nb 2] Efforts to reverse a key feature of FOPA by requiring criminal background checks and purchase records on private sales at gun shows were unsuccessful.[35][36]

And look how well our gun laws are working, with a mass shooting every single week of the year. What was it Einstein said about insanity?

Captain Obvious said...

I am glad that you all want to talk about guns, because it is an important topic. But please go someplace else to do it. There are plenty of political blogs where your opinions about guns, gun buying, gun ownership, responsible gun control, etc. will be welcomed and/or excoriated. This is a humorous blog about bikes. We generally try to limit our discussions to bikes, boobs/scranus/vulvanuses/penises/etc., and general potty talk. Stop harshing on my mellow, concerned citizens.

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

If bicycles were outlawed, only outlaws would ride bicycles

P. Bateman said...

if i refer to my penis as a gun would that make my masturbation a pistol whippin'?

Captain Obvious said...

Master Bateman - As much as I don't really want to know about your masturbation or what you've named your peepee, I do prefer that to these mental masturbatory gun discussions.

P. Bateman said...

and my bullets actually create life rather than end it.

or sometimes it just makes a mess and her hair sticky depending on my trajectory.

bad boy of the north said...

lol@p.bateman.....fill that out on form 4473.

Anonymous said...

You have a concealed carry permit for that thing P Bateman?

bad boy of the north said...

done with the chilly ride....yup...enjoy the quiet and solitudinous moments.while the weather is still balmy for nyc and its' booney environs in decemeber,you take advantage of it.saw only two others riding non-motorized,two-wheeled contraptions.
robo had me choose bicycles...

ChamoisJuice said...

Kids Tri for Kids - Transition Set-Up

bad boy of the north said...

December,bad boy,december!

JLRB said...



Bateman - COD hands down
I mean it - put your hands down already terrible masturbator

Time to go pick my way through traffic, go home, and chillllll

Happy weekend

P. Bateman said...

@anon - its hard to conceal.

i have my pants specially made. you've seen double pleated pants?

well. i have double double pleats. thats 8 pleats.

some think its too many pleats and that it looks funny. but i say i'd rather have comfort knowing i won't be mauled by all the kittens that are looking for a dangerous weapon to play with.

Spokey said...


P. Bateman @ 4:46 PM

I believe that is called a pee-shooter

Cari Kode Pos said...

well. i have double double pleats :D

bad boy of the north said...

Happy Hanukkah to all and to all a good night

Anonymous said...

Wow, everyone on here is early to bed...

Oh well. I guess I'll go to bed now, too.

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C adet said...

Happy Unicorn caught on video.

bad boy of the north said...

well,that was disturbing.my eyes,my eyes!

dop said...

Squatty Potty Rotted my brain. It cannot be unseen .. I can however, watch a relaxing British educational clip from 1945, How a Bicycle is Made

There's a seeming advertisement for amphetamines at 11:37.."this worker can fill over one thousand hubs in an eight hour day"

BBC Copies BSNYC's Shtick said...

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Anonymous BBC Copies BSNYC's Shtick said...

Also, assuming it really works, this does not look so bad...

David B. said...

2.Hold tightWait 'til the party's overHold tightWe're in for nasty weatherThere has got to be a wayBurning down the house

Anonymous said...

whatcaliberyoupacking

David B. said...

2.
Hold tight
Wait 'til the party's over
Hold tight
We're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

That's better. micRo liP.

Spokey said...


and here i thought

Spokey said...



mr bern was was

Spokey said...


sprinting for it but

Spokey said...


well now, a nice century. eat it ted

Anonymous said...

101st ... which is to say 1st - again

Anonymous said...

Scranus

Anonymous said...

PODIUM!

Oh, wait...

Never mind...

Anonymous said...

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JLRB said...

Froome needs some fries, onion rings, an XXL shake and some pie to go with the sandwich

Spokey said...

<yawn>

is it moonday already? no early post. damn. guess i'll have to start doing the laundry

Spokey said...


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