Though I'm not sure I'm convinced, since it's a Specialized road bike and not one of the officially recognized bikes of the gentry, such as a Van Moof or a 20 year-old Cannondale in time capsule condition.
As for what the next "hot" neighborhoods are, I won't spoil it for you, but let's just say that at least one will be completely underwater within the next 10 years and the locals will resent you in pretty much all of them.
So grab your bicycle and move in while you can, before the suburban empty nesters who have been priced out of Manhattan read about them and take them over:
Who knew such unrequited longing resided in the tudors of Westchester?
Finally, before the weekend, spare a thought for the poor cyclists of New South Wales, Australia, where cycling will basically be illegal as of March 1st:
The laws, which take effect March 1, include an AU$425 fine ($307 U.S.) for cyclists who run a red light, and a AU$229 penalty ($165 U.S.) for riding without a helmet — a fine higher than most speeding violations for vehicles. In fact, only one of the new laws targets drivers, with an AU$319 fine for motorists who fail to leave a gap of at least one meter when passing a cyclist.
The essence of cycling is its accessibility, and if you can't just hop on a bike with a bare head and empty pockets every now and again without forking over a week's pay then that's tantamount to banning it altogether.
But of course it's for your safety, so that makes it okay:
Bernard Carlon, executive director of the Australian government’s Centre for Road Safety, told Bloomberg that the new laws are being enacted in response to the 11 cyclists killed and 1,500 injured every year in New South Wales (where Sydney is the capital).
“If one cyclist chooses to now wear a helmet because of the new penalties, we consider that a win for cyclist safety,” he said.
That has to be the stupidest fucking thing I've heard all week--and I watched the Republican debate last night.
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 then good, and if you're wrong you'll see FatBike SnowAttack.
Thanks very much for reading, ride safe, and may you be forever free of the Foam Hat of Tyranny.
--Wildcat Rock Machine
1) During last night's Republican debate, Ted Cruz attacked Donald Trump for having promoted a bike race and called bicycles "socialism on wheels."
2) Where is professional cyclocrossing person Tim Johnson riding?
--His front yard
3) What is a "Brommy?"
--A Brompton enthusiast
--A term of endearment for the chemical compound bromide
--A German naval officer who helped establish the first unified German fleet, the Reichsflotte, during the First Schleswig War which broke out just before the Revolutions of 1848 in the German states (duh)
--All of the above
4) What is this?
--The "Frog" courier bike
--A Canadian remake of "Premium Rush" called "Overbearing Politeness"
--A bakfiets with an auxiliary wheel for aggressive cornering
5) Creatively speaking, it's been strictly downhill for humanity since about 30,000 BCE.
6) In London, the latest bike theft technique is:
--Disabling "Boris Bike" station locking mechanisms with bathtub caulk
--Slicing through bike racks and taping them back together again so they appear intact
--Phony "pop-up" bike repair stations
--It's a trick question, bike theft does not exist in London because they all ride Bromptons
7) In terms of transportation independence, it's been strictly downhill for humanity since about 1895.
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Most people can't name a bike company, really?