Thursday, March 24, 2016

This Just In: You're now only one more click away from the reading experience of a lifetime!

Yes, that's right, it's once again time to read my exquisitely curated words against the soothing beige tones of The Brooks Blog:



And if you're looking for a wine pairing to go with it, why not enjoy one of the many fine offerings from Mustaine Vineyards?


Because if there's one thing Megadeth guitarist and vocalist Dave Mustaine knows it's how to look pensively at a glass containing liquid while standing in front of a barrel:


(Wine sells, but who's buying?)

See you back here tomorrow, and be sure to bring that wine headache with you!



--Wildcat Rock Machine



71 comments:

Ted K. said...

135. In paragraph 125 we used an analogy of a weak neighbor who is left destitute by a strong neighbor who takes all his land by forcing on him a series of compromises. But suppose now that the strong neighbor gets sick, so that he is unable to defend himself. The weak neighbor can force the strong one to give him his land back, or he can kill him. If he lets the strong man survive and only forces him to give the land back, he is a fool, because when the strong man gets well he will again take all the land for himself. The only sensible alternative for the weaker man is to kill the strong one while he has the chance. In the same way, while the industrial system is sick we must destroy it. If we compromise with it and let it recover from its sickness, it will eventually wipe out all of our freedom.

Anonymous said...

You rit a book before. I just gave it away... Books are for sharing.

Gort

Anonymous said...

this Robot took too many micro seconds to beat the tedious tedbot, grrrrrr.

Gort

weasel said...

Doored

theEel said...

weed.

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Coline said...

Such a ride through bubonic countryside. Chicken not to use fenders this time...

N/A said...

I'll be damned if I'm going to read a single word on the Brooks' Blog. No way, bro.

Anonymous said...

Mustane terroir is high speed dirt.

Frickus Rungus said...

Bib shorts troll says: fee fie fo thumb, I smell the scranus of that blogger again.

N/A said...

Sweet, you got a beer hand-up on your ride.

Spokey said...

top 10 back in the pack

McFly said...

Damn black ice.

Seesred said...

Sounds like the guy in the Brooks blog is tailor made for the Schrodingers catbike AND the BimpAir....also after reading this blog I'm bummed that I sold a bike in the 80's with a Brooks saddle (sigh)

Spokey said...

seeing bib shorts guy staring out from that bunker gave me the creeps

Spokey said...


glad that tuck exploded. i hate carrots. and they must be cheap. anytime i'm in a restaurant that is serving seasonal veggies, it's 98% damn carrots.

Frickus Rungus said...

BridgeShortsGuy: What... is the road-speed velocity of an unladen fred?
Wildcat Rock Machine: What size are his wheels? 26, 27.5, 27.5+, 650b, 700c, 29 or 29+? Tubes of tubeless? What pressure is he running?
BridgeShortsGuy: Huh? I... I don't know that. Aieeeeeee!

bad boy of the north said...

ahhh...nice flashback tour of the old hoods and environs,both north and south,where i had lived a misspent youth and older misspent adulthood.glad that no one was injured from the exploding truck,but i'm sure many bunnies are going hungry.

Anonymous said...

Your Brooks ride revises my mental image of the New York City area riding opportunities. It was all streets before. Thanks

grog said...

But wine doesn't come in sixpacks, so I get beer.

Luis Tiant said...

You can't spell Tiant without taint. And vice-versa.

dancesonpedals said...

Wine doesn't come in six packs?

Bryan said...

At least you weren't riding with fenders without a breakaway tab. Cool ride. What pressure were you running?

Victor Kaminski said...

vsk said ...

Ready my Concorde, to England we go !!



vsk

Roille Figners said...

Tuesday: bunnies. Today: carrots. Yesterday: two pigs, one of them porky. Have you gone Looney Tunes?

HORS DONG

Although my phone wants to make it say HORS SONG. Which is also nice. "She ran callin' wiiiiildfire..."

Roille Figners said...

New lyrics:
Whaddya mean I don't know about wine?
In the Metallica movie all I DO is whine.

Joe said...

Megadeth, wine, and Republican politics... You do you, Mitch. You do you.

bukki said...

skip the idyllic scenery and start mocking srams 1x12 mtb drivetrain will you?

Joe said...

If you do a google image search for Mitch Mustaine, Google is REALLY insistent that it thinks you mean Mitch Mustain, who is apparently some college football player. "Who is this wierd ass redheaded dude. No, I need an image of Mitch Mustain. Stupid google."

tobeistobex said...

You didn’t have your presto valve torque wrench?

Freddy Murcks said...

The thought of Mustaine wine is giving me a headache, and I didn't even get to have the fun of getting drunk.

wishiwasmerckx said...

"unwieldy splint I’d cunningly slit"

Although perfectly mundane, that somehow sounds like the dirtiest thing I have ever read.

wishiwasmerckx said...

And if you live in the greater New York area and the grocery store has an amazing sale on stewed carrots, just say no...

wishiwasmerckx said...

Aren't unwieldy yet cunning slits the best kind?

Bromptonaut said...

Never mind blogger of the day, when does the full movie starring Eric the Chamferer come out?

See the trailer here

Comment deleted said...

Excellent travelogue, as always. I was in your fear city just last week, enjoying the weather's digital flip-flopping between winter and spring. New York is the best, unless you don't happen to like constant assaults on all twenty of your senses.

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

Nice post, good luck with the thumb. I did a number on my right thumb in a skiing mishap about 23 years ago and for the last few years it always hurts for a while when I first wake up in the morning.

I think Officer Paula Medrano should be required to pay a visit to Eric the Chamferer.

Fred Fruitloops said...

Sounds like a pleasant ride - Strava link available?
Just kidding!

Anonymous said...

nice ride, I wish it was closer to me (about 1200 miles closer)

Steely Danzig said...

That wasn't a Great Blue Heron, just a Pretty Good Blue Heron. I guess New York's alright...if you like saxophones.

P. Bateman said...

i knew that absurdly spaced stem reminded me of something

http://www.funnfun.in/tag/african-tribe-neck-rings/

Spokey said...


that absurdly spaced steering tube looked great to me. festive and joy

P. Bateman said...

did you know herons and cranes are from totally different families? well, you do now.

Very Slim Pickins said...

Has Babble gone on a bike tour of Canada?
Or eloped with Dudley Doright?
Went to the services for Rob?

Frickus Rungus said...

I hear that cranes in NYC can be deadly. They swoop down from the sides of buildings and destroy things Godzilla style. I always assumed they would be bigger.

Grump said...

Life is funny. (until you die)
If I pulled up next to you, without knowing it was you, I'd probably say "Nice takeapart Bike", but if I knew you, I'd probably say "Got enough spacers there?"

Frickus Rungus said...

Oh, wait... That's a heron! That's why I was confused.

Very Slim Pickins said...

I broke a pinky in a crash a bunch (carrot reference) of years ago, fortunately not on the hand of the hand that I'm handed. Far worse are the two toes I've managed to break, nasty.

41,000 pounds of carrots up in smoke, Bugs Bunny is in mourning.

N/A said...

On account of being a big dummy (not the bike), I've broken most of my fingers and toes. Not cool. These days, I'm older, slower, and watch where I'm swinging my hammer.

N/A said...

THIS JUST IN: biketiresdirect.com is having a sale on Sidis. Wildcat, get some fresh new kicks, bro.

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

The Heron is also the bird in the Raleigh head tube badge.

Coincidence that this blog was posted over at Old Man Brooks' place? I think not.

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

F'ing HTML tags

Never mind if this doesn't work!

N/A said...

Your file ain't got no style!

Captain Oblivious said...


son;

Watch your mouth. Please report for swabbie duties and reflect on your miscreance.

It is a poor man who blames his html tags

Gen Atha said...

i want you to know how to tie a tie and How to get away with murderer easily

Thank You.

P. Bateman said...

amn good point about the Raleights Lt. Obvious.

being that my gawd damn chubby bike has another gawd damn mother kissing flat tire yet again, i think i'll take my beloved heron badged steed for a ride since those tires never seem to get a gawd damn flat.

I hope after the TRUMP WALL OF AMERICA is built that he'll focus all available efforts on the glass breaking phenomenon here in Florida. something needs to be done about it. its a fudging epidemic and destroying my inner tube and patch budget.

mikeweb said...

I've been riding those environs with more frequency as of late.

I usually eschew the OCA for regular old route 9 though.

Fred Mercury said...

I hear Sebastian Bach is opening a yoga studio down the street from Mustaine Vineyards.

Mr. Doom said...

The real Ted K had gears on his bike. A real bike luddite rolls SS.

P. Bateman said...

not gonna lie, i'm kind of jealous of those trails. looks quite lovely you son of a bitch.

Comment deleted said...

Steely Danzig, what are you doing on Excellent Friday?

Greyspoke said...

#whatprestavalvetorqueyourunnin?

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

Holy Shit! You get 62 ( now 63 ) comments and you're not even here today?

bad boy of the north said...

RIP garry shandling.

dnk said...

Damn. I love carrots. More than even Garry Shandling.

bad boy of the north said...

don't forget the "white shadow" ken howard.

crosspalms said...

Enjoyed the travelogue, thanks! Made me want to ride that route. We don't get a lot of up-and-down country here except for bridges and overpasses, and those are seldom picturesque.

bad boy of the north said...

....not to mention those in Belgium.

Anonymous said...

Joe - could it be because his name is DAVE?

bad boy of the north said...

he must've been thinking of mitch.ty webb's friend.

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