Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Holiday Bonus Post!

Hello!

Remember how last week I mentioned there's be another post from me on The Brooks Blog during my absence and that I'd let you know when that happened?

Well, it happened:


(Click here, or on the image, to read.)

SPOILER ALERT: This post involves Fifth Avenue, and here's an article from 1971 that gives a little insight into why it remains a bike lane-free drag strip to this day:


Well, consider me one of those matrons.


See you back here on Monday, January 4th, 2016 with more words and pictures and stuff.


--Wildcat Rock Machine




166 comments:

N/A said...

Merry Christmas, Fuck-Os!

N/A said...
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O'4fuxake said...

Merry Xmas all!

leroy said...

Seasoned Greetings.

My dog says I shouldn't expect that a doctor's note will excuse me from the traditional holiday feats of strength.

Of course, I have no idea what he's talking about.

$319 fine please said...

Duncan Gay - the biggest Fuck-O of them all.

Get off the fucking road said...

And when I say Fuck-O I do mean Fuck-O:-

New cycling laws. $319 if you don't wear a helment and $106 fine if you don't carry an approved NSW photo ID when riding a bicycle - so all you tourists can go and get fucked if you want to try and ride a bicycle in NSW - the most anti-cycling state in the most anti-cycling country in the world - Aussie Aussie Aussie oi oi oi (that's the proud chant of the average obese Australian bogan).

Anonymous said...

"Yes, it takes street smarts to survive in this down."

I hear ya man.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Get off the fucking road,

Don't think NSW has to worry much about cycling tourists anymore now that it's officially Hostile Territory.

Sad...

--Wildcat Etc.

Anonymous said...

top ten birches

Spencer Robinson said...

Did I miss Christmas top 10?

leroy said...
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leroy said...

My dog informs me his new lock up bike is a pony.

He says he won it.

The nice delivery person had him blow up a balloon, checked his ID, and told him he could either go home or take a ride downtown.

Well of course he chose the ride.

The delivery person was salmoning, but wearing a helmet.

My dog says he didn't point that out.

That'd be like looking a gift horse in the mouth.

Now he wants a Brooks saddle for it.

Anonymous said...

SANT ASAC

Anonymous said...

Take two prozac and see me in the new year!

cycle

Anonymous said...

if a scranus is licked in the forest but nobody feels it because of numbness, does it make a sound?

Roille Figners said...

Holiday boner post! Wait - boner, post... A bit redundant wouldn't you say?

Can't say bonus because that mean ol' Brian Doyle Murray took mine. Maybe crazy Randy Quaid can talk some sense into the man!

bad boy of the north said...

thanks for the bonus posting at old man brooks.by the way the shoes didn't match the suit.referring to the door man and not the doorman.next time you can yell out,'watch the door,man!".the merriest of Christmases to all!

Anonymous said...

Your post was a lot more pleasant than the Brooks cyclocross post, which was all about how cyclocross sux, and it is also really ugly and painful, and pointless...

Spokey said...

do the lack of comments over yon suggest they were all inappropriate?

on the it's never too late. was wrapping this morning and with a garage full of amazon (mostly) boxes, there wasn't one of appropriate size for one of the grand-turd's presents. so after hauling out my engineering devices (metal meter stick, pen, utility kanife & shipping tape) i managed to artisanally craft an appropriate box. and about 10 minutes later, amazon brought princess' gift in a box exactly the right size.

so i sighed and am now back to quaffing some chevas regal i found in the back of the closet. ain't the same as the hibiki or glen morangie but what the hell. it's christmas as i won't be the alcoholic grinch. nope not mees.

Fausto said...

Glad to see Ted is taking a few days off for the holidays.

Spokey said...


who is ted? or is it what is a ted? oh, that's right. some skimpy thing women can buy from pajama-gram & vickie's secretion.

Charles Dickens said...

Snob has the power to render us happy or unhappy; to make our service light or burdensome; a pleasure or a toil. Say that his power lies in words and looks; in things so slight and insignificant that it is impossible to add and count 'em up: what then? The happiness he gives, is quite as great as if it cost a fortune.”

wishiwasmerckx said...

Despite the presence of literally dozens of nerds among the commentariat, this site has been amazingly free from Star Wars mania.

The Nevada Highway Patrol has reprogrammed the highway readerboards to say: "Don't text and drive. It leads to the dark side."

Fredo Corleone said...

"Old man Brooks would never come here, but Snobby knows these places like the back of his hand"

ChamoisJuice said...

Phiilliippiinneess Oakley

Anonymous said...

Triumph The Insult Comic Dog visits Star Wars Premier

Anonymous said...

http://blog.nashbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/x_wing_bike_r2d2.jpg
Speeder smugness flotilla

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

The Scranus is strong with this one.

Anonymous said...

Lots of good references to WCRM over at the "Lovely Bicycle" commentariat yesterday...

Old timer said...

Merry Christmas to all!!!

Anonymous said...

Any diamond studded fatbike snow tires at De Beers?

Anonymous said...

Get off the fucking road,

You do live in New South. That's what you get for... well, for that.

PLPos0713 said...

Merry Christmas y'all

David Pearce said...

Thanks for a funny & informative year, Wildcat Rock Machine.

I look forward to a nice 2016 with you!

(As long as you don't guest-blog for Al Qaeda magazine or decide to get hip and join ISIS!)

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

Merry Christmas, all! Here's hoping nobody ends up in being put into a Deeeiitch in the upcoming year.

Blog Drafter said...

All hail Snob:

"The candy cane desperately clinging to the edge of the building with its unscalable curved glass facade represents the complete absence of upward mobility in 21st century America, and the manner in which we’re all hanging on for dear life"

And Happy Holidays, let's enjoy a few more before The Collapse.

JB said...

Merry Christmas. May your scranus be embrocated with the finest of ointments.

wishiwasmerckx said...

Happy holidays to all you fuckers, even CJ.

BamaPhred said...

Yo McFly. Give us a shout to let us know your status if you can. One tornado went just north of me, and the other went just south. I was in Oxford, MS. Not so lucky for the folks in other areas.

ken e. said...

⁄get the thumbs up for all positive festivus vibes.

BSMNT SAFTY
SNTRY TIME!

Anonymous said...

Not forgetting Ms. Babble! A very Merry Christmas to her!

bad boy of the north said...

stay safe bamaphred.sorry to hear about all the bad weather and the loss of life and the loss of homes.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Ted K. I hope all your packeges made it through the USPS okay.

P. Bateman said...

sorry about the storms Bama.

i'm up in the north georgia mountains and tornadoes have hit nearish by in TN, but here its been just torrential rain but so far nothing beyond some terrifying lightning.

highlight of my trip so far has been visiting the McCaysville Drug and Gun store. didnt get drugs or guns but did get a cool t shirt.

merry christmas to all you mofo's.

Anonymous said...

http://i.imgur.com/XREBBbv.jpg

Anonymous said...

Santa, please give me new hub dimensions for added stiffness in my pants this year.

mengembalikan file yang hilang said...

that's amazing day... you have me surprise

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

Anon 324


That's not funny, that's Sikh!

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

A Festivus Miracle

babble on said...

Made it!! Survived another Christmas intact. And I learned a good lesson along the way. First time I have taken any real time off the bike in many years and the first time I have been sick in many years... Coincidence?!? I think not. Gotta sweat to stay healthy.
Here's to a fit, healthy and happy 2016, my good peeps!

babble on said...

Made it!! Survived another Christmas intact. And I learned a good lesson along the way. First time I have taken any real time off the bike in many years and the first time I have been sick in many years... Coincidence?!? I think not. Gotta sweat to stay healthy.
Here's to a fit, healthy and happy 2016, my good peeps!

bad boy of the north said...

so godfod....she said it twice.right back atcha babble.feel better.

bad boy of the north said...

oops.......meant so good.

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

Happy Boxing Day, Babs

Roille Figners said...

Welp, despite my best efforts at continued freloading around this blog here, a certain astute wifey-poo did obtain and purchase for my yuletide engiftenment, two Bike Snob books. (Excluding the one where you're a broad.) So, looks like I've got some catching up to do! Thanks baby Jesus!

PS these were found in a tiny little bookshop at the end of the world in tiny little Manzanita, OR. Now that is some REACH.

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Spokey said...


glad that babs is back and apparently so grateful she's post stuttering.

BUT i notice a singular lack of information on the macarons. did they work out? what did she do? what is the recipe? 'tis not the season for holding out!

Anonymous said...

fat bike + dropper post + brooks saddle + speed holes =

dop said...

Anonymous 848...that's just nasty

McFly said...

No tornadys in our area. It did rain and rain and rain so that's 4 days off from the salt mines with not one Epic. Maybe the New Years break will be better. They host a Poker Run at the Canal Loop on NYD so we are looking forward to that. I scraped together enough parts to build the boy a full suspension 26ing he wants to shake down. I got some Bellwether Forma Bibs I need to try out as well. Everyone in my household (including me) has had some violently painful throat funk.

Jefe said...

"Motherhod"? Some kind of maternal Kabbalistic Tree of Life?

babble on said...

Ha! Well, strangely enough, I did talk about how to make em, only it was on the quiz comment board, and not this one. Because I hadn't noticed the new post until someone favourited my tweet about it on the Tweeterer... (you've gotta love the digital age.)

Turns out that the only way to make them successfully every time is to do what the pros do and CHEAT!! That's right. Bakers and Bikers have more in common than you'd think. The recipes all tell you to separate the eggs 3-5 days before you plan to make them. You're supposed to cover them with paper towel and leave them in the fridge for a few days to let a bit of the liquid evaporate. AS IF I plan anything that far in advance!!! But all of the pros use a little trick that isn't in any of the recipes. They use powdered egg whites. So if the recipe calls for 100 grams of egg whites, use 85 or 87 grams of liquid eggs and 13-15 grams of dried. Works a charm every time. OMG they're lovely, too, but all of that sugar is not good for a person's waistline, unless they're the kind of person who rides a lot. Which I have not of late. But the rains have stopped, at least for the moment, and my body has finally battled that damned bug into submission, so I'll be out there bright and early tomorrow morning... :)

I have made enough macarons now that I know the recipe off by heart:
100g egg whites
35g caster sugar
pinch of salt - whip the fuck outta that stuff till it's so peaked that you can hold the bowl upside down and it sticks. Then whip it two minutes longer.

Sift together
120g almond flour (sorry California!)
200g confectioners sugar

Fold the dry stuff into the eggs till it has the consistency of lava (Do Not Overmix!!), and pipe onto parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Let the cookies rest for about twenty minutes (you'll see that they become tacky and less shiny) before you bake the little buggers for 17 minutes (ish) at 385F. Once cooled they should come clean off the paper, and you can fill them with the buttercream mixture of your choice. I prefer a strong citrus creme, because it cuts the sweetness. You can use anything you like, though. We had a lot of fun making a margarita filling, complete with booze. If you want to colour them, make sure you use a gel colouring, because liquid colours will wreck your merangue. Less liquid = better merangue.

And voila! Le French Macaron. Dunno how to make freedom macarons, but I heard they have a fucktonne of coconut in em.

STILL haven't written anything...

babble on said...

Oh!! And although all of the recipes tell you to pipe the cookies onto the mat, I find that a spoon works just as well, and it reduces handling and mess. Be careful to keep em little, cause they do tend to spread as they are resting. And strangely enough they do rise whilst baking.

Um, and they are always yummy, even when they don't work perfectly, so don't be afraid to give it a go.

Spokey said...

thx

and that reminds me. got to put parchment paper on the grocery list. almost out. guess i'll need to start lookin' for caster sugar or try the food processor out.

bad boy of the north said...

caster sugar?good thing it doesn't taste like castor oil.or does it?

bad boy of the north said...

nouvelle annee to you ms.babble and everyone else in Canada...oh,and france,of course.

Spokey said...


hah

here in snobbie's hemorrhoids and even those dixie-velos will have three hours of eggnog under our belts before babs.

although sir eric (tc) will be flowing down the abbey by our time.

and i heard rumor master bateman has already begun celibating the noose year.

The King of Park Slope said...

I didn't realize just how big a difference spell check made.

babble on said...

Thanks, Bad Boy! I'm contemplating doing the New Years Team Time Trial again, so I'll likely be in bed when the year turns over. Much as I love a good nog. But last year our team won, while this year I don't stand a chance, not having ridden much at all this past month or so...

Some people say that you can use regular granulated sugar instead of caster, but I like playing with power tools, so I just made my own. And never having tasted castor oil, I can't tell you what it compares to, but I do know for certain that caster sugar tastes exactly like the granulated sugar it is made of. :)

bad boy of the north said...

You are welcome.castor oil had/has an interesting flavor.last time i had a spoonful,i was a wee bit of a lad.that was a loooong time ago.

sTONEdEADLAND said...

RIP Lemmy

Anonymous said...

Riding without a helmet as a Parkinsons patient, what a champ! You make us Dutch proud. We'll never succumb to wearing helmets.

Anonymous said...

good, tandem bikes are dumb anyhow.
racing them looks utterly retarded. about as retarded as the multi-person bobsled teams. just a bunch of guys sniffing the asshole of the guy in front of them who's actually doing most of the work.

McFly said...

My wife was loosing her mind during the tornady watch and wanted everyone in the basement (which is very logical) but I wanted to watch the weather so I donned my Lazer O2 helmet WITH BRAND NEW 5/16" THICK FOAM and moved around the house with that baby on. It made her even more hysterical.

Spokey said...


hmmm

thought maybe you had that caster sugar. so you fired up the processor too? i figured i'd look for the sugar but if i can't get it chop regular for about a minute.

P. Bateman said...

just popping off real quick to drop a deuce.

plop plop jizz jizz oh what a relief it is

c. monster said...

C is for cookie, that's good enough for me.

P. Bateman said...

http://www.gearbest.com/sunglasses-sports-glasses/pp_52030.html

Spokey said...


wadda youse? a cylon?

ken e. said...

for some really serious comedy, we need those glasses (that glass?) in the wild. i think the banana splits might have done that style... help, i've fallen in a funkateer wormhole!

John Elliss said...

Enjoy your cycling holidays in spain in this Christmas. You never forget this cycling tour in spain.

Mark said...

Those sunglasses may be just the ticket!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1311746746971&l=cf9f35d7cf

babble on said...

WOAH!! Last night the ground went BOOM Shakalaka!! No damage, but the bedroom door swung open and the bed shook. And everyone said "What was THAT??!"

Short and sweet, though, and no damage done. Good day to run through the expiry dates on our earthquake kit. Oh, and I've gotta find a little generator, for all of the wee creatures who require lights and heat. I always figured they were geckos and a bearded dragon, but Leroy's dog convinced me that in fact we've a herd of reindeer, presumably in disguise.

N/A said...

babble on said...
WOAH!! Last night the ground went BOOM Shakalaka!! No damage, but the bedroom door swung open and the bed shook. And everyone said "What was THAT??!"



Bragging?

McFly said...

Did the back door swing open?

dop said...

If the house is rockin, don't come knockin. The Canadians scored it a 4.3, but the USGS said 4.8. (Grade inflation?) Rumor has it, the East German judge gave itb a 3.1.

I link the following only for the <a href ="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/earthquake-bc-south-coast-1.3384066> lame visuals. </a>

Rumors that our lady of the overhead selfie was practicing her kegle exercises are daft.

dop said...

I link the following only for the lame visuals.

bugger html

dop said...

Tower of Babble?

bad boy of the north said...

Woah!tornadys,earthquakeys,floodies,blizzardies....what next?must be the end.......of the year.stay safe all...and duck!

N/A said...

Ducks? Where?


Up next: Locusts.

babble on said...

N/A nah, not bragging, just daft. As in who wouldn't figure it out, but none of us connected the dots.

dop - pretty sure it took that many tries before I finally figured it out. But not a single one of the failed ones went to waste. They all taste good, even when they don't look so hot. And the boys can burn through a whole batch in ten minutes flat. Two hours to make, and ten seconds to bye bye.

Anonymous said...

Flaming hail stones?

Anonymous said...

Babs, couldn't you hook up a stationary bike to a belt and generate juice that way?

babble on said...

Ha!! Yes, that's something we were talking about just the other day! Trouble is the lizards need twelve hours of light, and each species needs various amounts of heat throughout the day and night, too, so someone would have to be riding constantly for that to work. I would just as soon have a few gallons of dinosaur juice on hand along with the rest of the earthquake kit, although it would be cool to have a bike powered generator as well, for say a toaster and maybe a small heater or something.

babble on said...

I wonder if you could alter a single generator so that it works either way...

dop said...

After the ice storms (2) of 2010, Hurricaine Irene in 2011 & Sandy in 2012, I got sick of camping at neighbors/the Tarrytown Double Tree & bought a generac propane generator. It was running when I got home at 8 pm Monday.


18 yo Daughter: The power was off for 20 minutes before it started.
Wife: Our daughter says the power is back on.
Me: Does it bother anyone that our generator is the only one in the neighborhood running 9 hours later?

Calls to con ed. Technician visit. There was a short in our line, a day after they were working on the local transformer. New connection jury rigged.

Wife: Why are they out there working so late?
Me: No one called them until 8:30!

aftermath: The short burned out my transfer switch & generator control panel. The generac guy disconnected the generator, so we could enjoy our jury-rigged connection & stop burning propane. I have a beautiful 20k watt generator sitting in my yard, glorified jumper cables powering my house & 30 people coming over for New Years.

babble on said...

Heh. Sounds like fun!
Twenty thousand watts! Wow. You could heat a house and still run a lot of appliances with it, I should think, and burn through a fair bit of propane at the same time. It would take a whole peloton to power that baby...

1904 Cadardi said...

Babs,

Before you start thinking about making toast with your beikcycle watch Cyclist vs Toaster. We've seen your legs, and while great, you're no Robert Förstemann.

1904 Cadardi said...

To everyone here, and especially to Mr. Snob himself, thanks again for another hilarious year!

See you in the '16.

dop said...

scranus century

bad boy of the north said...

Quack!quack!or is that aflac?

Al Czervik said...

Did somebody step on a duck?

wishiwasmerckx said...

Dop, you think you got electrical problems? Every time I plug my new Tesla in to charge, it takes down the whole breaker panel. Laugh at me if you want to, but what if somebody gets stuck in my home elevator in such an instance?

dop said...

WIWM-

I have a bad relationship with the electricals. Ten years ago a similar short did something to the ground wire & left half the house on 220 & the other half on nothing. Large piece of melted plastic where the surge protector had been. The living room lights were extra bright, but the TV's & computers were not amused. (A neighbor had some stonework done at the end of his driveway & got the local transformer.) The skeleton of an old circuit box marks one of the three times the property was hit by lightning before we bought it. (The neighbors & alarm company told us, not the seller)

In 2012 we stopped saying, "that's not gonna happen again" & bought a discount 10k diesel generator. It made everything stink of diesel & died 30 minutes into Sandy. Before it died, it would groan and slow down when we turned anything on. My neighbors with diesel units were up all night checking on them, and making fuel runs to the local gas stations. My neighbors with propane just stayed at home. For less than the price of a crabon bike we can run the AC after a summer hurricane & the lights won't blink.

ps I had you pegged for a Beemer Man.



wishiwasmerckx said...

Well, DOP, you are not entirely wrong. I am currently Beemerless, but in the past have owned two three series, two seven series and an X5. I looked into an I8, which was an absolute GAS to drive, but was damned near impossible for an altacocker like me to get into and out of comfortably.

Oh, and when I am running low on diesel to fuel my generator, I hitch up a team of my servants and generate power the old-fashioned way.

(Sadly, all true except for the servants part.)

BamaPhred said...

Dear dop
Sorry to hear of your electrical troubles.
Is it raining? Nothing like wet temporary power.
Our state motto is, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a dead battery, a flat tire, and a trip to the Walmarts. "
State slogan "As busy as a pair of jumper cables at a funeral."
Or wedding, or after religious services, wherever groups of cars are gathered.

dop said...

Thanks Bama. Not exactly rain, more what the local weatherman call, 'wintry mix'.

The magic formula seems to be (dig around the transformer) + (water)= short circuit at casa dop.


At least I have the portable transformer

Roille Figners said...

So all this generator talk got me curious enough to do about an hour of internet searching for an answer to Babs' question. I was thinking, "Hey yeah, why not a generator that has an exposed shaft so you could drive it by other means?" Because obviously Babs needs access to the shaft, I think we would all agree.

Well granted maybe I'm not the greatest internet-searcher but I came up empty. None of the people who make the nice self-contained "consumer" style backup generators, make one with an accessible shaft or any kind of self-powered mode, maybe because of shortsightedness, fickle fashion, or maybe because they don't want to be liable for what "consumers" do to themselves.

So then I was like, OK how about having an unpowered generator, that could be connected to either of two power sources. Farmers have PTO (power take-off) generators like this deal here where you couple the shaft to your tractor drive shaft. Maybe get a smaller version of that, and then you could connect that deal to either some deal like this, or more like this.

But maybe the real problem is that the power output of any gas engine, compared to a paltry human being, is so vastly different that pretty much it requires a whole different device.

Anyway here are some of the "paltry human" type that turned up along the way:
K-Tor
MNS
Windstream

Zen Master said...

Do you know what I fucking hate? I fucking hate fucking stupid people who give me fucking stupid boxes of mixed fucking chocolates that need a fucking intruction booklet to figure out what the fuck is what the fuck is going on in the fucking box! FUCK! Like I need more descions to make! I just get so fucking angry! What the the FUCK! Then I see that there are people like Donald Trump and I feel that things will be ok. Happy New Year y'all!

wishiwasmerckx said...

Sure is screwed-up weather lately. Thanks, Obama.

babble on said...

Heh heh. So he controls the weather now, does he? My my, well then he truly IS the most powerful man on Earth!!

Thanks, Mr Fingers. I was impressed at the prices of the generators down there, and a little green jelly, too, cause the best price I could find up here was twice that.

When "The Big One" does hit, I expect there will be a helluva lot to do, other than pedalling 24 hours a day to keep the wee lizard creatures alive and well, and that's why I figured I'd have to bite the bullet and buy a dino-powered generator. But it would be cool to have some sort of sustainably generated power, just cause. I love those houses that actually feed the grid when they're not drawing power. Mum is the legal counsel to a community on Okanagan Lake which is independent of any larger power grid, and it's pretty sweet. Each home has wind and solar power, and several of them also use geothermal. The price of BC Hydro is sykrocketing, so the thought is rather appealing!!

bad boy of the north said...

ms.babs?anymore tremors since that little shaker?

babble on said...

Nope. Nothing... de nada. Apparently that's cause it was quite deep. Suits me. A few times this year there have been days with small quakes up and down the coast like that, though the rest of those days saw the small quakes erupt along the cascadia fault line, whereas this week's activity was along different and separate fault lines.

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

If I bought a dino powered generator, I know I would be the default fool to go out and scour the countryside for fuel. I remember with Sandy, it was an absolute crapshoot, which gas stations were pumping and which weren't. Coupled with the uptic in generator thefts locally, maintaining a generator is more of a nuisance than a necessity. When the big one hits, we're all going to have to get used to living without electricity for an extended time. I am finding it more important to acquire and save essentials.....food, and water, rather than risk myself running a generator, only to have to risk fighting off attempts to steal it.

McFly said...

Reports say the gentleman was not wearing a hemlet.

babble on said...

I have supplies set aside, and first aid, blankets and warm clothes, etc. It's just that we have a menagerie of little faces who depend upon us, and so I feel obligated to do all I can to ensure their survival, too. I will keep enough fuel on hand to keep them warm for the requisite seven or so days. What I've witnessed is that disasters bring out the best in people, not the worst. I was in that massive, three block wide tornado that hit Edmonton in '87, (what a storm that was!! The sky was literally boiling, the clouds green and purple, like a bruise!) and though there was certainly an opportunity to loot during the aftermath, people came together to support those worst affected, not to rob them.

mike said...

Must be Canadans,then.No entrepreneurialism.That,s a Scrabble winner.

JB said...

Thanks to Roille's links, I'm getting barraged with ads for generator attachments and various doomsday prepper items.

Happy New Year!

babble on said...

Ouch. Here's another winning word for you: Adblocker.

dop said...


Really Tarrytown?

href ="http://i.imgur.com/BF4PwOA.jpg"> Really Con Ed?

We had a tornado in Tarrytown 10 years ago. It blew out all the windows in the High School & turned a California Closet into a pile of cinder blocks

dop said...

href ="http://i.imgur.com/BF4PwOA.jpg"> Really Con Ed?

dop said...

href ="http://i.imgur.com/BF4PwOA.jpg"> Really Con Ed?

dop said...

Really Con Ed?

bad boy of the north said...

Glad to know,ms babs.dop.sure do remember that twister.if you drive along that section of the saw mill parkway near california closets.you can still see the damage done to the trees.i don't remember if there were casualties.

JB said...

Babs: work computer. I'm not able to install programs, etc. without IT approval, etc., etc.

dop said...

No casualties; the twister hop-scotched through Westchester & into Connecticutt, skipping the Rockefeller Estate & all their statues,only pausing the spin a cop car around. The cop was fine & they had to force him to get X-rays at the county medical center. You can still see where trees were knocked over like matchsticks near the Tarrytown Lakes.

BamaPhred said...

dop
Not enuf wires
Continue to run jumper cables until Indian Point reactor melts down
Just kidding, of course
What a mess.

bad boy of the north said...

happy new year,snob and all the snobketeers!

JLRB said...

I've come to wish you an unhappy new years ....

N/A said...

Bloody Marys are imminent...

BamaPhred said...

Meet the New Year, same as the old year.

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water wheel generator I like how this guy is totally off grid, no power, no water, no phone.... but he wants to get cable, lol

Anonymous said...

The quizzes in 2016 are going to be harder, especially after a 16 day HIATUS!

dop said...

I lifted something too heavy; I might have a hiatal hernia.

Spokey said...

dop at dec 30, 2015 at 1:55 PM

i bought a natural gas 20K kohler after sandy. we haven't lost power yet. does yours test run? ours does for about 20 min once a week. hopefully any problems will show up before a power outage (but not right before).

Old timer said...

New Year’s resolution: repeat all the good cycling stuff. Appreciate!

babble on said...

Happy New Year, peeps! Woke my legs up this morning, after spending far too long off the bike. It was wonderful, even though the roads were so frosty that it looked like it had snowed.

JB - Hmmm... maybe your boss would like to discover the pleasure of surfing sans ads.

dop - seriously, or was that a hiatusal wordplay? I didn't know that lifting things caused those babies...

dop said...

It was a bad pun.

Just saw the new Star Wars. I can't help wondering if Ray is going to find out she's Finn's brother in one of the sequels.

dop said...

Spokey-

Same thing here. We bought the generator after Sandy & hadn't needed it until this week. I figured it was an insurance policy/protection money against storms. Every Saturday at noon it ran for 10 minutes & reassured us it still worked. Monday the generator worked great, but it wouldn't disconnect after power was restored. The switches inside my garage were all fried and an electrician had to disconnect it manually. (Sort of like Dave disconnecting Hal, but less dramatic.)

Anonymous said...

The ultimate generator porn (16 parts and counting

Cab Calloway said...

Have a Banana, Hannah!

All that generator porn makes a man hungry.

Mr. Hydrohead is god.

Anonymous said...

Has the pick-up line "want to come over and see my lizard collection" ever been used?

Hydro power cost is skyrocketing, sounds oxymoronic.

In San Diego our water bills took a big jump. Why, because we were asked to conserve water; and we did, big time. At least gov was honest about why.

Anonymous said...

Wow, did everyone take vacation from the comment section, too? Less than 200 comments in this epic Xmas/New Years break? Oh, well. Happy 2016 all you bike snobs. May we all have peace and happiness this year.

Shankar Banjara said...

May your scranus be embrocated with the finest of ointments.
Keep posting

Ghost of Uncas. said...

Bike freds got nothing on these deer hunting freds. 15,000 crabon fibre cycle? 500 bib shorts? Snort! That's nothing. We're not even in the same league with the deer freds.

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Nice to see this blog, indeed.

RPCV N168 said...

शंकर Banjara:

अरे, तपाईं को राम्रो टिप्पणी अघि पोस्ट पढ्न। नमस्कार र म भूकम्प राम्रो जारी छ रिकभर आशा।

RPCV N168 said...

शंकर Banjara:

OK both my memory and Google translate are failing me, particularly with past-tense. Meant to say "it was good you read the poet before commenting" rather then just post a comment with nothing to do with the post.

dop said...

See this blog? It's even better to hear it!

RonRico said...


151!

bad boy of the north said...

I shut that off after the first two hours.

BamaPhred said...

It was less annoying than the 12 hours of screaming goats.

bad boy of the north said...

What?screaming goats?12 hours?gotta see that one.we didn't mess up the mansion like usual.must be cutbacks .

babble on said...

Ha! I love those little micro hydro generators. We lived in the town of Guildford, Surrey before we moved back to Canada in 2007, and the town had a lovely little small scale hydro generator back then. Very sweet cause it scauses minimal impact and generates a good, consistent sourde of energy. Specially these days with all of the high waters in the UK these days. Back then, climate scientists were saying that as the polar caps and the Greenland Ice Shelf melt the Gulf Stream will gradually dissipate till it disappears and they will have far more floods and extreme weather events and also (eventually!) the same cold winters as any other city on the same latitude as Moscow and Edmonton. Very interesting. There were floods there in December 2002, my first Christmas there, followed by a period of drought, of all things. Stranger and stranger.

But then it's all just the weather, innit? It has been a British preoccupation since time immemorial, to hear them talk about it. I expect it'll give us all something to talk about as we move on.

Rocky said...

Way less annoying than hipsters.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Rocky,

Have narrowly avoided many raccoons when cycling in the parks at dusk, have one friend who crashed badly after colliding with one.

--Wildcat Etc.

Rocky said...

1. How many hipsters have you narrowly avoided? (Dusk or other times.)

2. Have any of you friends crashed into a hipster?

Also please don't put the trash can lid on so tight...

Victor Kaminski said...

vsk said ...

Come on, ... not even a double century?
I thought there would be at least 1,000 comments American by now.

vsk

Spokey said...

vsk

blame the snobster. wooda made a millennial except this errant mid-hi-ate-us post.

i no it screwed up my mental balance.

but maybe we'll make it anyway. no 4-jan post. mayhaps the hi-eight-us continues

N/A said...

I woulda' posted a lot more, but I decided to quit going on the internets.

N/A said...

DAMNIT, so much for that resolution...

He Man said...

I'll give you annoying.

Anonymous said...

No report on whether the victim was wearing any form of head protection

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