Monday, February 22, 2016

Fists of Fury!

[Start with an informal greeting.]

Hi there!

[Perfect.  They'll never know you hired a blogging coach]

Firstly, please accept my sincere thanks for indulging my absence last week.  As I believe I mentioned, it was a school holiday.  Therefore, so as not to allow the fire of my human child's relentless intellectual curiosity to dim, I spent the week shoveling mental stimulation into his head by visiting every museum in the city with him at least twice.

Rest assured I return to you a more cultured person, and if you see any crayon scribblings on any great works of art I'd appreciate if you don't rat us out.

Secondly, astute followers of social media may have noticed that I have a new book on the way, since my publisher has been sending promotional galleys to anyone with a Twitter following greater than five people:


I'll have full details for you very soon, but in the meantime I'll just tell you the book will be available in May and I'm looking forward to participating in some fun events around publication time.  Also, this could serve as a good excuse for me to "organize" another Gran Fondon't.  In fact, I've been visiting various area breweries and drinking in them in the name of "research," so if you enjoy bikes, books and beer then Spring 2016 may very well be the greatest Spring 2016 EVER!!!

Speaking of social media, here's an embarrassing tweet:
Yep, he misspelled peloton.

Oh the indignity.

As for fisting himself while riding, that's nothing to be ashamed of, and I'm assuming he managed to pull it off because he's "looser" now:
Should make it easier next time.

 Hey, I bet even Danny MacAskill couldn't pull that off:


Though his name sure makes it sound like he could.

[All right, that's enough with the fisting.]

Meanwhile, on the subject of fisting [what the hell did I just tell you?], Mario Cipollini recently told all the helmet ninnies where to stick it:


Italian legend Mario Cipollini has hit out at people who criticise him on social media for not wearing a helmet while riding a bike ... by posting a picture to Facebook in which, shoes and socks apart, he is entirely nude apart from the helmet he's wearing.

Okay.  Mario Cipollini was arguably the greatest sprinter of his day.  This is a rider who won forty-two stages of the Giro d'Italia alone.  Forty-two Giro stages!  That's two entire Giros-worth of stage wins!!!  Regardless of what you think of professional cycling, I think maybe this oily freak knows a thing or two about bike-handling.  Yet you're going to tell him he needs to wear a helmet while he's enjoying his shirtless retirement rides?!?



It's like the city making the world's greatest sushi chefs wear rubber gloves.

Still, I suppose we dodged a potentially disgusting bullet here, because we can only imagine what sort of photo Cipollini might have posted had people criticized him for not practicing safe sex.

Moving on to more family-friendly subjects, in addition to hitting the museums I also took some time to tend to the familial smugness fleet:


In particular, now that my younger human child is of schleppable age I set up the rear-mounted kiddie throne so that it can easily be swapped between bikes.  The upshot of this is that in the event of either a complete infrastructure collapse or a farmer's market we can easily transport the entire family unit plus a week's worth of rhubarb at a moment's notice.

Of course, this being New York City you can't let your high smugness quotient lull you into a false sense of security, for here nobody is safe--even in front of the very cradle of smugness that is the Park Slope Food Co-Op:


A parked car rolled onto the sidewalk outside a Brooklyn food cooperative, pinning a man against a gate and injuring his leg, according to authorities and a witness.

The car, a blue compact parked outside the Park Slope Food Coop on Union St. by Sixth Ave., hit the man at 7:40 p.m., authorities said.

Usually when the tabloids say that a car did something what they really mean is that a driver did it, but in this case it really was the car:

Kathleen Keske, who works at the members-only market, says the car may have slipped out of gear and into reverse.

“It just started rolling backward, and it was on an angle on the sidewalk,” she said. “It started slowly backing up on the sidewalk. People were yelling ‘Stop, stop!’ But there was no driver.”

Not that this makes the driver any less of a fucking idiot.  "Slipped out of gear" my scranus.  I'm sure it was never in gear in the first place.  That car slipped out of gear like Cipollini's pants fell off right before that helmet photo was taken.

Moreover, just when I'm feeling good about my smugness quotient I read this:


The movers arrived at Barbara Ross’s apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan one Friday last month, grabbing bags of clothes and shoes, framed pictures and boxes of CDs. They carried the items downstairs and loaded them onto four long-framed cargo bicycles parked on Ridge Street.

Boxes of CDs?  By bicycle???  In 2016?!?  What a waste of energy!  You might as well move your garbage bins without emptying them first.  (Believe me, I know what I'm talking about.  I've got boxes of CDs from my last move that I still haven't unpacked--though in my defense they were already in boxes from the move before that.)

Ms. Ross, a longtime bicycling advocate who has joined the collective, already knew many of its members. She paid the four who showed up a discounted price of $400 for their help in moving her possessions. The regular price would have been $600, or $150 per hour for a group of four people doing four hours of moving, according to Joe Sharkey, a founding member of the collective.

“I have always been a big supporter of bicycles over cars,” Ms. Ross said. “So if I could find a way to move my apartment using cargo bikes instead of a moving truck, of course I was going to do it.”

I dunno, yay bikes and all that, but sometimes there's really nothing wrong with just throwing a bunch of shit on a truck and getting it over with.

Anyway, here's the equipment rundown for the Cargo Freds:

While loading the bikes outside Ms. Ross’s home, Corey Farach, 29, gave a short description of each. There were two Danish-designed bikes: a white Bullit nicknamed Kon-Tiki that featured a cargo platform between its handlebars and front wheel, and a black Omnium with a platform above its front wheel. There was also an orange Freighty Cat towing a Surly trailer, and a mint-green Birota that had been enlisted for the occasion.

Members of the collective said that over the years they had used cargo bikes to carry boxes of macaroons, stacks of newspapers, loads of mulch and, once, a cat on its way to Kennedy International Airport. Ryan Backer, 27, said that in 2013 he had transported a five-foot fully stocked freezer.

Sorry, I take back what I said about the trucks.  I'd gladly pay a cargo bike collective $400 to send my pain-in-the-ass cat off on a one-way trip from Kennedy airport.

I'll even throw in an extra $100 if they escort the cat to the gate and stick around until wheels up.  Trust me, sometimes these wily felines find their way back home on the AirTrain.

Also, after years of articles in which urban cyclists wax poetic about the zen-like experience of weaving through traffic on their fixies, I was oddly relieved to hear one of these riders equate New York City cycling to piloting a Zamboni:

“I used to drive a Zamboni,” said Justin Smith, 29, on the return trip up Avenue A, while weighed down with a mirror and a glass desktop, both wrapped in towels, and an aluminum step ladder, among other items. He said the experience on the ice rinks had probably helped prepare him for the task of navigating a loaded cargo bike through the crowded streets of Manhattan.

I fully expect Justin Smith to launch a Zamboni moving company called "Smooth Move" within five years.

Lastly, the Ohio senate is considering a statewide three foot passing law:



As I understand it, they're still arguing over whether or not it will apply to Zambonis.

115 comments:

Ted K. said...

Note 17. (Paragraph 117) Apologists for the system are fond of citing cases in which elections have been decided by one or two votes, but such cases are rare.

DB said...

Welcome back.
We missed you.
(Not you, Ted)

DB said...

I've had similar issues with HBO GO.
Hope your head hasn't exploded.

Jasper said...

Early doors

Anonymous said...

Je suis dans le premier dix.

McFly said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm lard......a Tennessee staple.

Anonymous said...

Tan and rested top ten.

Anonymous said...

Digging the Viz LARD filler, and the Cipo photoshopping opportunities are priceless!

Anonymous said...

TOOP TEEN

N/A said...

Welcome back, congrats on the book, where's your fat bike, yadda yadda...

dop said...

Smugness.

Anonymous said...

ROOO BARB

N/A said...

That channel 12 (they're on my side, I've been advised!) newscast is in my local viewing area. I always get a chuckle* out of stuff like this, because the f'ing rednecks around here can't possibly be bothered to go around a bike rider. They just run us over, no way they're getting to the county fair late.





*no, I don't chuckle. I shake my head in disgust.

janinedm said...

Happy you're back. I almost got turned into on Saturday by a gypsy cab who 1) did not have the right of way and 2) did not even signal that he was going to make a left turn. I'm still mad. I've been holding it in until the return of new posts because if I had shared the story and someone responded with some permutation of "you need to be careful" I'd be in jail right now. Anyway, the bike parking at the Met gets 4 stars; 0 stars at the Cloisters. I'll be interested in what the situation is going to be at the new Met Breuer/Old Whitney museum.

21st Century Cave Art said...

Looser!

21st Century Cave Art said...

Looser!

Anonymous said...

Toppus XX

Anonymous said...

Ugh! You've got to put a better warning when posting nude Cipo pics. Now I have to get a pregnancy test.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Back
Your dreams were your
Ticket out

Lt. Oblivious said...

I was in it, and lost my concentration, missing the sprint!

Hoping the new tome will be along the lines of Tom Cuthbertson's Anybody's Bike Book, with Snob's viewpoint, for any other old farts out there who can remember it, rather than a Bi-Ca-Kleen 101 maintenance tips for your bike!

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

When did "Park" or "Neutral" become gears?

"the car may have slipped out of gear and into reverse."

Did the driver leave the car running and assume it was in Park when leaving it?




Victor Kaminski said...

vsk said ...

Welcome back Sr. Snob !


vsk

Anonymous said...

HAS GIVES BALL CANCER AND IS A LOOSER!!!

Anonymous said...

Toppus XXX

Today's highlight - Electric Cargo bike with 2 kids on the back. The woman driving it wore a helmet set way back, and white ear buds (plugs).

Maybe it's just me, but those cargo bike child setups where the kid sits inside a rack looks like it is designed to cause injury in an accident. Can anyone explain it? Did the design stop at "the kid is less likely to fall off the bike."

Here is one:

https://www.bikeshophub.com/contentimage/large/xtracycle-edgerunner-two-yepp-maxi-child-seats.jpg

P. Bateman said...

oh, so that's what you've been doing for the past week - been out putting the rube in rhubarb?

I give this posting two thumbs up...along with 4 fingers. all the fingers and thumbs UP.

Spokey said...


hey welcomes backup

Nahmean said...

What do you consider a schleppable age? I've got a 10 month old who certainly seems sturdy enough to be schlepped, but all the recommendations I find say to wait till a year. Considering she's as big as many year-old babies, i don't see what magical thing is going to happen when she hits the 12 month mark...

NHcycler said...

janinedm said...

"...if...someone responded with some permutation of "you need to be careful" I'd be in jail right now."

Ha! The other day I was TEN yards from a quiet, back road intersection complete with sunken storm drains and shoulder debris. So of course I had taken the lane. I heard the car behind me accelerate and attempt to pass. I panic-stopped into the curb as the driver turned the car toward me when she realized there was no more room before the stop sign.

The car ended up stopped still most of the way in the oncoming lane at the intersection. It was warm that afternoon, so the window went down. She yelled at me "You have to be more careful!"

I just rolled my eyes and continued my ride. Saturday was a beautiful day!

balls™ said...

Congratulations! You have reached the pinnacle of blogging... In a single post, you had someone fisting himself while riding a bicycle and a "smooth move" joke. I assume the two are somehow related. Just don't ask Mr. Cipollini to demonstrate, we've already seen far too much of his.

Serial Retrogrouch said...

...a Cargo Bike Collective member chatted me up at farmer's market... said all I needed to join the collective was a secret handshake. What's the secret handshake, you ask... it's a middle finger to the cars.

...No word yet on whether he'll be schlepping crates of apples from Fishkill Farms to the farmer's markets in Brooklyn by cargo bike.

Anonymous said...

Nahmean@12:33

I was shlepping my kid at about 1 year, maybe 14 months. He was strong enough to hold his head up with a helmet on. I think that is a good rule, and the new helmets are lighter. Also, there was a lot of falling asleep back there when I was using the rear child seat.

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

Nahmean @ 12:33

I think the magic when the offspring is schleppable when they can and will sit up on their own while wearing a Helme(n)t. You don't want them shlumped over in that seat like a sack of potatoes only held in place by the harness belts. So if they can do that for 15 minutes you can go for a 15 minute ride.

I am neither a pediatrician or a lawyer though, and did not stay in a Holiday Inn last night, so check with the experts!

BikeSnobNYC said...

Nahmean,

Oooh, I have a whole section on that in my book!

I pretty much agree with the above comments. Also around a year (give or take a few months) the kids turn a corner where they're eating real food, can sort of feed themselves snacks, can sit unsupported for awhile, and all that stuff. That's when they start making good bike passengers. Certainly once they're walking they're more than ready.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

Bryan said...

Welcome back to our fucked up little community. I guess we didn't go ALL Lord of the Flies (or did we, and it's only us strong who survived?) - it was a long week though. I know what you mean about the big ass box of CDs. I never unpacked mine - the only reason I keep me around is 1) They are pushed way back in a storage nook under some stairs and 2) Eventually I want to just make sure I have a digital copy of everything - that shit was expensive when all added up the first time around.

Matt BK said...

SMUG FLEET

Its_kreeig_not_craig said...

Fathers and Mother,

Biek Trailers for the younger set. Look em up. Lots of them on the Kreeigs List. They get a little more better view than looking at Dad's plumber's butt.

However, the only appropriate use according to the Parental Right Brigade is as a prop in the garage next to the other child raising props never used. "What a sporty family!" That's why they are so many on the Kreeigs List.

Anonymous said...

CDs? CDs sound better. Hey, I still tote the LPs around. That way you know when side 1 ends and side 2 starts.

wle said...

idk but MY car won't let you take the key out unless the PRNDL is set to P

( pronounced 'pernundel' as per lisa douglas/Green Acres'. )

wle

Anonymous said...

The bike trailer was only useful as a kid hauler for a short time before the trail-a-bike became better. My DREAM was that I would get to go on rides longer than 15 minutes hauling the kids, but after 5 minutes the chant was "when can we get out, WHERE IS THE PARK?" 19 years after that we still have the trailer. Used many times to bring basketballs, baseball, or soccer gear to practices and games. Most recently used to haul bike fixing tools to a clinic. Never goes out of style. Get one that folds down (I think they all do now), don't store in the sun, and it will last decades. It is much more fun to have just gear, no kids back there, so you don't worry as much. So far, no cargo bike for me.

Anonymous said...

I am sooo sick of all those CDs piled up and spilling all over the place; and it's been that way for like 7 years now. The only CDs the family seems to listen to are the Christmas ones.. and then for that crazy December month. . Plus, no one in our little mansion ever takes (or took) responsibility for putting them back in the proper case. Kids these (those) days!

O'4fuxake said...

RE: Schleppability:
fwiw, I recall hearing that NY state law prohibits child/bike schlepping before the age of one year.
That was from when I lived in NYC in the '90s and you could pretty much do whatever you wanted to on a bike with impunity.

C.L. said...

Vehicles are deadly...

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/02/22/central-park-accident/

C.L. said...
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Freddy Murcks said...

We have one of those 3 foot passing laws in the state where I live in a house owned by the bank until I finish paying for it. The 3 foot passing law is fucking meaningless. Considerate people are considerate and pass safely; assholes are assholes and they regularly pass with mere inches to spare and chuckle heartily while they are doing it. I have NEVER heard so much as a rumor of a driver being ticketed for failing to give the legally required 3 feet - not even when one of the stupid assholes hits a cyclist. It's always "Oops. You really should have been riding on the sidewalk (with a 15 foot flag up your ass).".

BikeSnobNYC said...

wle,

Might have been a manual transmission, which few people in the New York City know how to use properly...as evidenced by this car rolling onto the sidewalk on the gentle hill of Union Street. (I have a habit of looking into parked car windows and on the rare occasion you see a manual transmission it's usually in neutral. If the parking brake doesn't work then there you go.)

--Wildcat Etc.

babble on said...

And when you do start schlep, it's great to choose a seat with head and neck support, like the high backed one snobberdooder's sporting. I loved using a Burley trailer in the winter, because it's warm n cozy, but it sure meant a lot of power lifting over the hills round here!! My first son loved it!! And then as he got older, he would ride his little bike as far as his sturdy little legs would carry him, and then I would plop both boy and bike in the Burley and be on my way.
That's the real reason I have all of these muscles. I was determined to raise my kids on bikes.


Winky said...

Wait. So because she kind-of knew the guys schlepping her junk, she paid them 33% less than the market rate? Way to appreciate the effort, Barbara!

wishiwasmerckx said...

We also have a three foot law in my state.

It is universally ignored.

Other drivers honk at you and flip you off if you slow down or move over to comply with the law.

I have never read of or heard of a single citation ever being issued for violation of the three foot law.

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

Freddy @ 2:19 I agree with everything you say but another reason is that 90% of the driver population has no idea from their driver's seat perspective where their car is in relation to the lane. Which is why riders sometimes get passed by a Toyota Yaris or Fiat 500 crossing the yellow line to the oncoming lane and other times by a big Mercedes or Cadillac with barely a few inches of room. So in addition to inconsiderate assholes, there are also a great number of clueless drivers out there.

P. Bateman said...

funny that no one minds toting around the highly impractical vinyl (i do the same) and everyone has forgotten or refuse to admit that CD's really are superior in just about every way - minus the fact that a nice turntable is way more fun that a cd player.

should start stocking up on old CD's while they are still cheap before they see a resurgence.

and everyone knows that vinyl is so last year, reel to reel is where its at now.

such a nice day here in america's eggplant emoji but stupid work getting in the way of a ride.

Frickus Rungus said...

The picture of the workcycles flotilla made me do a triple take. First I thought there was a mirror. Then I thought: wait, why isn't the reflection orange? Then I thought: whoa, that must be a portal into an alternate smugness dimension...

janinedm said...

@NHcycler, Saturday was indeed gorgeous.

Freddy Murcks said...

Lieutenant Oblivious - I admit to being a fairly poor judge of the size of my car, so I err on the side of caution and consideration when I pass cyclists.

Anonymous said...

wildcat, looking forward to the new bike, possibly.

Anonymous said...

I just tie my kid to the back of my bike an drag the little shit down the street. Don't worry, I make sure he is wearing a hamlet. Just kidding! I don't have a kid. but if I did...

Roille Figners said...

LARD! You can see it! In the clouds up in the sky!

Dorothy Rabinowitz said...

Sincere thanks for all of the asstacular innuendo, really helped me pop a button.

Very Slim Pickins said...

Was that Cipo photo taken in his outhouse? As the priest on a National Lampoon Radio Hour broadcast said "that's disgusting".

Eric the Infrequent said...

An informal survey of damage to the right side of vehicles confirms this.

McFly said...

Cammy Dierking = GILF

Sleep Walking Pedestrian said...

So the car rolled "slowly" down the sidewalk with people yelling "stop, stop". Yet it somehow managed to pin the leg of a pedestrian against a gate. Pedestrian must have been a really, really, slow moving Fred.

1904 Cadardi said...

Lieutenant Oblivious,

Should the correlation be between someone in a small car not knowing where the right side is, or someone in an big MerCaddy being an arrogant douche being too entitled to move over?

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

1904 Cadardi - that could be but I've seen the big cars go to the opposite lane to pass me and the small cars buzz me to within inches. I don't disagree that there are lots of arrogant douche drivers. There are probably a lot of arrogant douche drivers who are clueless as to where their car is in the lane too. It's my take that many of the drivers that buzz by me with only inches to spare have absolutely no clue how closely they are passing me and how much space they have between the median and the driver's side of the car.

Frickus Rungus said...

I believe that the natural tendency is to either a) be completely absorbed in something not essential to safe driving and therefore not consciously following any rules of the road. or b) drive towards what you are looking at, so you end up closer to the cyclist if you actually see them.
It's rare to have someone who both sees the cyclist and takes action to ensure they pass them safely. This kind of person probably doesn't need to be told what the minimum safe distance is.

Dispatch from Sydney said...

"BikeSnobNYC said...

I have a habit of looking into parked car windows"

Peeking into bedroom windows is much more engaging.

But anyway, don't taunt us with news from enlightened lands like the Prefecture of Ohio where there isn't a draconian trade-off for their minimum distance passing laws and the requirement that all growed-up adults must wear a helmet even if they're just thinking of riding a bicycle.

Let me remind you that doomsday approaches for us here. 1 March 2016 (with the time difference, that's like, yesterday your time) is when fascist laws are due to be enacted in the Reich of New South Wales. Despite our best efforts and some sympathetic coverage on the State's propaganda apparatus, our prospects don't look good.

Please spare a thought for us, your fallen comrades, as you blissfully ride through your cycling Nirvanas.

It was a pleasure knowing you all...

P. Bateman said...

what about a bike powered turntable that also blends smoothies? i'm thinking i could finally merge two or three hipster pastimes into one.

kickstarter here i cum.

P. Bateman said...

by the way, i miss chamois' juices.

bad boy of the north said...

Welcome back,sir snob!perhaps picking up a rube goldberg artwork would be more valuable than picking rhubarb.

babble on said...

NH Cycler that happens to me all the time, where they end up pulled up alongside me in the oncoming lane. A lot of drivers just assume you're moving slower than molasses and that they have plenty of time to beat you to the stop sign so you can inhale their exhaust. Only they don't, and I hold my line. As you do.

Snob, you've got to give up the crayons, already.

wishiwasmerckx said...

I got into a rhubarb with my wife over the proper way to load the dishwasher.

Spokey said...

@PB at 4:00 PM

here you go:

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-a-human-powered-bike-blender-for-les/

Spokey said...

spousy is lousy at that dishwasher loading. so spousy typically leaves stuff on the counter so i don't have to rearrange everythiing. the old GE was OK but this piece of crap from bosch is really finicky.

dancesonpedals said...

I ate lard smeared on bread at L'Eroica, and was glad to have it. There's a lot of background noise, but you can hear me ask, "What is it?" and being told, "Lardo".

Dooth said...

Yo Wildcat! I'm begging you on my hands and knees (the barstool, actually) to host the Fondont on a weekday. And I'll be there.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Snob's new book is (will be) published by Hachette Books.

1. Is that different from the publisher of his first 3 book, or just a different division of the same one?

2. On Hachette's web site for the new book:

http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/eben-weiss/the-ultimate-bicycle-owners-manual/9780316352673/

...check out "praise" tab.

rudy jenkins said...

You returned with guns blazing, RTM! That McAskill joke would have made up for a three week vacation, by the way. Welcome back!

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

PTSD from looking at the Cipo picture. Also nausea, a migraine and a dose of The Clap.

Pedantic Fuckface said...

dancesonpedals - Lardo is a cured pork product that is quite different and distinct from the lard that you might find next to the Crisco in a 'Merican grocery store.

Spokey said...


thx fuck-o-face-o

never thought dop would try to get me to eat piggies. it's back to good old grass fed butter for moi.

leroy said...

Welcome back. My dog wants to know if he can have your cat's sky miles.

nahmean said...

Thanks for the responses, everyone. Her birthday is in May, which is when the weather here in the midatlantic will be much more pleasant for her, so maybe I'll hold off a bit longer.

WRM, I have two of your books and will look into them for the appropriate information, which I will certainly take as 100% legally binding medical and legal advice. Unless you mean it's in your new book, in which case I will buy the book and THEN legally binding etc etc

This one goes there, that one goes there! said...

My wife and I no longer have joint custody of our dishwasher.

dancesonpedals said...

Cured? That pig was dead. (But an excuse to publish more pictures when I get off the train)

Frickus Rungus said...

I guess cipo doesn't need one of these for his dirty cycling clothes: linky

wishiwasmerckx said...

BSNYC's three-movie deal with his previous publisher has expired.

New publisher, but BSNYC now must publish under his given name, Janet "Eben" Weiss.

Anonymous said...

I loaded the dishwasher last night. She likes it deep.

Anonymous said...

wtf? I waited a whole week, stalked your twitter and nothing on this? http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/your-money/when-amateur-ironmen-pay-for-the-elite-treatment.html?_r=0

Anonymous said...

Zambonis are generally driven a less than 5mph, and the ice is empty, so unless he was drunk, there should be no weaving. What a dolt

BamaPhred said...

Present, not fisting myself in front of anyone, anytime, anyplace. Unless it's for the billion dollar powerball. In that case I'm doing it in front of the Chairman of our massively large firms house, on Christmas Eve. He probably does that first thing in the morning anyway, just to get in executive mood. Welcome back, Snob.

Roille Figners said...

dop - You knew I had to click the link. I was not disappointed!

Frobac said...

Welcome back! A Viz advert in a 'Snob blog? Wasn't expecting that.

Reggie said...
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Unknown said...

Loving the S&M stickers in almost all the shots at the bike shop.

bad boy of the north said...

wishiwasmerckx,thanks for the rhps reference.

It Is Not Rocket Science said...

"I guess cipo doesn't need one of these for his dirty cycling clothes: linky"

Think how fast a washing machine has to turn during the spin cycle to get the water out of the clothes. Do you think you can pedal a stationary bike and get a tub of water and clothes going any where near that speed?

This is a non-invention.

McFly said...

You get the water out through a grueling series of sprint intervals.

babble on said...

Yeah, but what about the water supply, and a drain? Is the water to magically appear, and then just as magically disappear again?

Just curious.

It Is Not Rocket Science said...

"Yeah, but what about the water supply, and a drain?"

That part could work like this system:

http://laundry.reviewed.com/features/drumi-tiny-washing-machine-needs-no-electricity

Having spent several years washing clothes by hand at a hand pump, the swishing them around in the soapy water is the easy part. Rinsing the soap out and wringing the water out are the hard parts, the parts the washing machines do best.

wishiwasmerckx said...

99th!

wishiwasmerckx said...

...and 100th!

Spokey said...


pats on little wiwm's head.

a sad state of affairs when on snobbie's glorious return the commentariat degenerates in to sudz, clothes washing, the merits of washing machines, etc.

eeys be disgusted wit you all.

what's next? the proper angle for your pinkie while holding a tea cup?

dancesonpedals said...

Congratulations on your century.

There was more than just Lardo on the very wet L'Eroica. Further down the table theres was Salami and Chianti. After a ride up a steep climb (OK, walk) the next feed station had Fagioli and Prosciutto.

Cecil B. DeMille said...

That is some of the worst cinematography ever.

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David Pearce said...

Dear Snob,

You have (only very occasionally!) mentioned your human children. I'm glad they are growing well and you are force-feeding them cod liver oil and all the cultural goodness they can absorb.

However, I wonder if you'd do us all a favor, and let us know how your brood of non-human children are doing? Are they species we might be familiar with, say, like Alligators, or Aardvarks, or Pandas, or Iguanas, or are they completely alien species that come from other worlds like Krypton or Planet Nine?

(If they do happen to be Iguanas, do they go into temporary hibernation when the temperatures get cold, and fall out of the verdant flora at your home, so that you must wear a helment at all times to avoid be knocked unconscious by your own non-human progeny?)

wishiwasmerckx said...

Spokey, any tips for getting semen stains out of a silk dress? (Asking for a friend.)

Frickus Rungus said...

I think this a home video of WCRM's non-human progeny. I could be wrong...

babble on said...

Mr Pearce, that does sound a little like my house, with its myriad lizard faces. But thrill-seekers-r-us, so I usually keep the healment wearing limited to the bathroom. You know, because sitting on the toilet can sometimes be a dangerous thing.

grog said...

So, we're back to normal?
And there's a new book?
MORE BABE
NEIU BOOK

Shannon Trainer said...

This is the same Barbara Ross who was fined $625 for riding through a red light in 2014. She's also associated with Critical Mass and Times Up!, which explains her reason for riding through the red light.

Shannon Trainer said...

This is the same Barbara Ross who was fined $625 for riding through a red light in 2014. She's also associated with Critical Mass and Times Up!, which explains her reason for riding through the red light.
http://gothamist.com/2014/08/20/cyclist_owes_625_for_running_red_li.php

David Pearce said...

Dear Snobsters,

Noted: February 23, 2016 at 11:31 AM

and

Noted: February 23, 2016 at 1:19 PM

And hello all and anybody who thinks my sentences are worth responding to!

:-)

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