Systematically and mercilessly disassembling, flushing, greasing, and re-packing the cycling culture.
INDUSTRIAL-TECHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY CANNOT BE REFORMED111. 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.
Ted doesn't count....neither does CJ
What kind of fat bike are you getting, Wildcat?
Ted K. is the worstI am not a robot
That was great.Thanks, Wildcat.
POOOOOODIIIIIUUUUUUMMMMMMM .... (battery running out as a i cross the line)
Fine...I'll go cross the pond just to get my fix
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
Let's cross the pond for a spawt of tea shall we? Bloody hell.....
Bollocks! Chips! Fannies!
A full-sproinger fatty must be like riding a sofa. Comfortable, but I can't see whipping it around a bend.
I'm surprised i dont need a passport to travel all the way to the brooks blog given Obama's expanded patriot act.
I'm not allowed to go over there.
Enjoy that new fat bike!
A hard-working, semi-professional beik blogger struggling for improovement posts their blog on a corporate scranal-support corporation; I'm enchanted!
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.
vsk said ...twennnnieeezze!! vsk
someone rolled a fatty.....nice report at "old man brooks".ready to do it again?
Wild Rock Cat Machine is the best!
I've been a big hip hip fan, ever since the days of Ron DMC and Pubic Enemy.
you can still brag about DF-Por FD-Pone of those is braggableat any rate no one will know what it meansyou may as well act like "if you were hip to RACE LINGO, it would mean I WON!!"but you aren'tunsmugness deactivate!wle
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.
...and although you have a somewhat indifferent regard for your Jewish heritage, I was glad to read of your Mikveh prior to the race.
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
i strive for daily get-offitude, though it requires a lot of chain oil.
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.
"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.
FATTY is a good word. You can roll one, ride one, or stroke one out.
718 used to be a great LBS, but they'd really gone downhill will all the Brooklyn nonsense dragging the spit of land down
with, rather. downhill with
bike h8trs on west coast alsohttp://forums.mtbr.com/california-norcal/get-know-your-marin-county-mountain-biker-hater-1002080-2.htmlenjoy!
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.
I had my sealant blow out mid-ride once and she was not all thrilled. I was very ashamed.
Congratulations on almost accomplishing the DFL goalYour DFP is similar to Trump's results
Heh. And speaking of which, doesn't he just hate a loser? Must be tough looking in the mirror today!
Putin's Fat Bike is nuclear powered. Scranus is protected by a Brooks Polonium Shield Saddle.
Babble, ever run in the Wreck Beach "Bare Buns 5K"?
Among the rainand lightsI saw the figure 5in goldon a redfiretruckmovingtenseunheededto gong clangssiren howlsand wheels rumblingthrough the dark city
NYC home of hip hip?
klidgery is full of malarcky
“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."
Gold clapping... for your race report, not for your placing.
'Golf' clapping... golf.Gold, snobby gold... would work too, but that's kinda cheezy.
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.
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
The Bronx is where scratching actually started.An otherwise great piece!
Let me tell you somethin' now about hip hipAbout D-Nice, Melodie, and Scott La Rip
Roille Figners,I think it was just driving. Riding and walking was not banned.----Wildcat Etc.
Oh, Wildcat, you're such a humble Snob. They weren't running to their bikes...it was for your autograph!
I tell my lady friends with teenage sons who take long showers: "there's a reason you keep having to buy so much conditioner."
That B-17 Fat really looks like a Sybian.. Wonder if it´s as nice to ride..
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.
What pressure is appropriate for transatlantic journeys?
You wanna know who's fat and runs negative pressure in her tires? Yo mamma.
could we get some clarification on what you mean by "tires with suction cups"
Thanks yeah, I was wondering if that was good or bad.
Like "the traction is great; unfortunately it won't move."
Do you not drink tea? My god, sir, but how do you make it through the day?
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?
H and M...I used to notice the same thing... Then I stopped wstching dubbed movies.
I stopped reading lips after George Bush I
@ High and Mighty:I like Shrooms, too.
And you just had some kind of mushroomAnd your mind is moving slowGo ask AliceI think she'll know
Ha! That's funny!
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.
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
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