Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Dial In That Pressure And Ride On Over To Old Man Brooks's Place!

As promised, here's my fat bike race report, but SURPRISE!, you have to go all the way to The Brooks England Blog to read it:


(Go ahead, click, you know you wanna.)

And no, I'm not getting a fat bike.

See you back here tomorrow,


--Wildcat Rock Machine


(Your's truley, fat and frozen at the Fat and Frozen)

73 comments:

Ted K. said...

INDUSTRIAL-TECHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY CANNOT BE REFORMED
111. The foregoing principles help to show how hopelessly difficult it would be to reform the industrial system in such a way as to prevent it from progressively narrowing our sphere of freedom. There has been a consistent tendency, going back at least to the Industrial Revolution for technology to strengthen the system at a high cost in individual freedom and local autonomy. Hence any change designed to protect freedom from technology would be contrary to a fundamental trend in the development of our society. Consequently, such a change either would be a transitory one—soon swamped by the tide of history—or, if large enough to be permanent would alter the nature of our whole society. This by the first and second principles. Moreover, since society would be altered in a way that could not be predicted in advance (third principle) there would be great risk. Changes large enough to make a lasting difference in favor of freedom would not be initiated because it would be realized that they would gravely disrupt the system. So any attempts at reform would be too timid to be effective. Even if changes large enough to make a lasting difference were initiated, they would be retracted when their disruptive effects became apparent. Thus, permanent changes in favor of freedom could be brought about only by persons prepared to accept radical, dangerous and unpredictable alteration of the entire system. In other words by revolutionaries, not reformers.

Anonymous said...

Ted doesn't count....neither does CJ

Anonymous said...

Podium
boobies!

N/A said...

What kind of fat bike are you getting, Wildcat?

Anonymous said...

Ted K. is the worst

I am not a robot

DB said...

That was great.
Thanks, Wildcat.

Anonymous said...

POOOOOODIIIIIUUUUUUMMMMMMM .... (battery running out as a i cross the line)

scranus said...

dop

Bryan said...

Fine...I'll go cross the pond just to get my fix

Dorothy Rabinowitz said...

mmmm...extra cheese

Bryan said...

Back Stateside! It's a bit sad to see full suspension fat bikes. Running 5 PSI on big fat tires isn't suspension enough? Would have gotten a DQ if you put a ski on front instead of a wheel? Sorry...I'm all confused with the time change of going from the US to England and back in 15 minutes.

The Ebike towing a fat bike is indeed in the running for the Ultimate Velo of Smugness award

McFly said...

Let's cross the pond for a spawt of tea shall we? Bloody hell.....

N/A said...

Bollocks! Chips! Fannies!

N/A said...

A full-sproinger fatty must be like riding a sofa. Comfortable, but I can't see whipping it around a bend.

P. Bateman said...

I'm surprised i dont need a passport to travel all the way to the brooks blog given Obama's expanded patriot act.

Donald Trump said...

I'm not allowed to go over there.

BamaPhred said...

Enjoy that new fat bike!

Anonymous said...

A hard-working, semi-professional beik blogger struggling for improovement posts their blog on a corporate scranal-support corporation; I'm enchanted!

P. Bateman said...

God bless you snob for actually attempting to ride in that crap (especially in the wrong shoes - duh).

i think i'll stick to warm sand although i think for sand that a chubby bike is better than a fat one.

Victor Kaminski said...

vsk said ...

twennnnieeezze!!

vsk

bad boy of the north said...

someone rolled a fatty.....nice report at "old man brooks".ready to do it again?

Freddy Murcks said...

Wild Rock Cat Machine is the best!

Conrad said...

I've been a big hip hip fan, ever since the days of Ron DMC and Pubic Enemy.

wle said...

you can still brag about DF-P
or FD-P
one of those is braggable
at any rate no one will know what it means
you may as well act like "if you were hip to RACE LINGO, it would mean I WON!!"
but you aren't
unsmugness deactivate!


wle

wishiwasmerckx said...

A Yakima rack? I am dissapoint. The only two things from Yakima are steers and queers, and I don't see any horns on you, boy.

The only worthy roof racks are made by the Norwegian god Thule. As a setter of cycling style dictats, I expected better.

wishiwasmerckx said...

...and although you have a somewhat indifferent regard for your Jewish heritage, I was glad to read of your Mikveh prior to the race.

BikeSnobNYC said...

wishiwas,

I had Thule racks I used on multiple cars for many years. They were great. However, keeping them on the most recent car the bank owns would have required all manner of klidgery. Plus, this particular Yakima tray goes on and off very quickly with no tools, and seemed to be the only one out there that did so. Since my racing days are mostly behind me I no longer use the roof racks very often, so ease of on-and-offitude was my number one priority.

--Wildcat Rockmanstein

P. Bateman said...

i strive for daily get-offitude, though it requires a lot of chain oil.

NHcycler said...

WCRM:

What manner of web surfing brought you to that make a tombstone site? I immediately thought of the "find a grave" site that Sarah Vowell mentioned in "Assassination Vacation" as one of her favorites.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

"the first-ever fat bike race in New York City and I wanted to be part of a historical footnote so in ten years I could say “I was there!” to people who couldn’t care less"

Classic snobspeak right there. Thanks! Keep up the good work.

balls™ said...

FATTY is a good word. You can roll one, ride one, or stroke one out.

Anonymous said...

718 used to be a great LBS, but they'd really gone downhill will all the Brooklyn nonsense dragging the spit of land down

Anonymous said...

with, rather. downhill with

Anonymous said...

bike h8trs on west coast also
http://forums.mtbr.com/california-norcal/get-know-your-marin-county-mountain-biker-hater-1002080-2.html
enjoy!

McFly said...

Having your sealant blow out in the middle of a ride is nothing to be ashamed of, just keep riding the rim until you get there or stop and hand pump it back up.

P. Bateman said...

I had my sealant blow out mid-ride once and she was not all thrilled. I was very ashamed.

JLRB said...

Congratulations on almost accomplishing the DFL goal

Your DFP is similar to Trump's results

babble on said...

Heh. And speaking of which, doesn't he just hate a loser? Must be tough looking in the mirror today!

Anonymous said...

PHAT F*CK

Putin on the Ritz said...

Putin's Fat Bike is nuclear powered. Scranus is protected by a Brooks Polonium Shield Saddle.

Wreck Beach Recreational Dept. said...

Babble, ever run in the Wreck Beach "Bare Buns 5K"?

William Carlos Williams said...

Among the rain
and lights
I saw the figure 5
in gold
on a red
firetruck
moving
tense
unheeded
to gong clangs
siren howls
and wheels rumbling
through the dark city

bannedforlife said...

NYC home of hip hip?

grog said...

klidgery is full of malarcky

Tuesday Weed said...

“Isn’t canceling a fat bike race due to snow like canceling an alleycat due to weed?” Well, sure, but this was no ordinary weedstorm. This was Weed Storm Jonah Hill.

"Having your sealant blow out in the middle of a ride is nothing to be ashamed of, just keep riding the rim until you get there or stop and hand pump it back up."

Serial Retrogrouch said...

Gold clapping... for your race report, not for your placing.

Serial Retrogrouch said...

'Golf' clapping... golf.

Gold, snobby gold... would work too, but that's kinda cheezy.

Roille Figners said...

Travel ban?? What the heck? Sounds a little like martial law at the slightest provocation. Granted driving probably was a bad idea, and in fact (internet) did account for the majority of the death toll of Winter Storm Bonah.

Donald Trump said...

No defeat is made up entirely of defeat—since
the world it opens is always a place
formerly
unsuspected. A
world lost
a world unsuspected
beckons to new places
and no whiteness (lost) is so white as the memory
of whiteness

Anonymous said...

The Bronx is where scratching actually started.

An otherwise great piece!

Roille Figners said...

Let me tell you somethin' now about hip hip

About D-Nice, Melodie, and Scott La Rip

BikeSnobNYC said...

Roille Figners,

I think it was just driving. Riding and walking was not banned.

----Wildcat Etc.

Dooth said...

Oh, Wildcat, you're such a humble Snob. They weren't running to their bikes...it was for your autograph!

Anonymous said...

I tell my lady friends with teenage sons who take long showers: "there's a reason you keep having to buy so much conditioner."

camembert teuton said...

That B-17 Fat really looks like a Sybian.. Wonder if it´s as nice to ride..

wishiwasmerckx said...

Anon 4:06, that reminds me of an absolutely true story. My wife's doctor is a very proper southern lady from the Carolinas. I sat in on my wife's appointment where she inquired of the fine doctor about a dry skin condition. The good doctor suggested vaseline.

My wife remarked "Oh, we never have any vaseline around our house. We have two teenage boys."

Being from the south, she was not familiar with the term "to plotz," but let me tell you, she plotzed.

JLRB said...

What pressure is appropriate for transatlantic journeys?

Obnoxious Neighbor Kid said...

You wanna know who's fat and runs negative pressure in her tires? Yo mamma.

babble on said...
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Luigi said...

could we get some clarification on what you mean by "tires with suction cups"

Anonymous said...

Thanks yeah, I was wondering if that was good or bad.

Anonymous said...

Like "the traction is great; unfortunately it won't move."

Anonymous said...

Do you not drink tea? My god, sir, but how do you make it through the day?

High And Mighty said...

Sometimes I watch people's mouths when they speak to me, and sometimes the sounds of the words fall behind the rate at which their lips are moving and I have problems understanding what is being said, when this situation arises and I am attempting to ride a bike, the pavement feels like soft snow and I have to crawl on my hands and knees, dragging my bike with one hand. I wonder if buying a fat bike would help me on those occasions?

dop said...

H and M...I used to notice the same thing... Then I stopped wstching dubbed movies.

JLRB said...

I stopped reading lips after George Bush I

N/A said...

@ High and Mighty:

I like Shrooms, too.

Anonymous said...

heyyyy mon!

the doormouse said...

And you just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving slow
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know

Anonymous said...

Ha! That's funny!

Thad White said...

So glad to see everyone was wearing helmets at the fat bike race, considering the high speeds and risk of hitting ones head on the snow. Haha.

Thad White said...

So glad to see everyone was wearing helmets at the fat bike race, considering the high speeds and risk of hitting ones head on the snow. Haha.

Friar Edward said...

The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat [bikes].
-Albert Einstein