It's been awhile since I've reminded you that my new book comes out on May 3rd, so here's a reminder that my new book comes out on May 3rd:
(My new book comes out on May 3rd.)
By way of giving you plenty of advance notice, you should mark in your calendar, smartphone, or Palm Pilot that we'll be having a Book-Related Appearance (or "BRA") at Little City Books in Hoboken, NJ on Saturday, May 7th:
Located in Hoboken, New Jersey, VonHof Cycles understands the value of American handmade, small batch bicycles. Small batch represents a level of craftsmanship and demand for perfection that cannot be found just anywhere. It's for those discerning few who understand the value of an object crafted with pleasure, not reward.
Handmade bikes in Hoboken, who knew?
Suck on that, Portland!
Anyway, the BRA will include a ride through Hoboken and Jersey City to Liberty State Park, and I'm very much looking forward to it because I'm woefully underfamiliar with our neighbors to the immediate west and badly in need of a guided tour.
As for those of you who either don't live in Jersey or have an irrational fear of the PATH train, I'll also be involved in some kind of BRA-type thing at Bike Expo New York in Manhattan next week:
I don't have all the details yet but as soon as I do you'll be the first to know.
Anyway, you'll definitely want to get yourself to one or both of these BRAs, if for no other reason than your attendance could earn you a first-row starting position at the BSNYC Gran Fondon't next month.
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 you'll know it, and if you're wrong you'll see Кличко упал с велосипеда за 4500$!
Thanks very much for reading, ride safe, and wipe off those reading glasses.
--Wildcat Rock Machine
(Sure, why not?)
1) Which possible explanation did the NYPD not give after a trucker killed a cyclist with the 18-wheeler he was operating on a residential street where such trucks are not allowed?
--The rider was "skitching"
--The truck somehow created "something like a wind force"
--The rider rode into the rear wheel for some reason
--The driver was operating an 18-wheeler on a residential street where such trucks are not allowed
(Must be some kinda boutique patch kit.)
2) What is the "MOKUMONO?"
--A new Christopher Guest mockumentary about Yoko Ono
--A fake kimono
--A Dutch bicycle made out of stamped aluminum
--A new plus-sized gravel bike tire
3) What is special about the HEL helmet?
--It whispers the location of the nearest coffee shop into your ear
--It changes color with the temperature
--It is specially designed to accommodate the oblong heads of Scandinavians
--When you leave a group of them unattended they amble away together like a multi-hued bale of turtles
(Also look out for fractals and other hallucinations and remember that you can't fly.)
4) Yeah, Canada, "Bicycle Day" isn't really about bicycles. It's about LSD.
5) What is Alberto Contador's mechanic doing?
--Using a Bluetooth watch to turn off Contador's special motorized wheel before the UCI bike inspection
--Checking his heart rate
--Consulting the tire pressure app on his Apple Watch
--Trying to set his vintage 1980s digital watch but GODDAMN THOSE TINY RECESSED BUTTONS!
(You don't need a weatherman to know which way something like a wind force blows.)
6) Al Roker is more of a badass than Lucas Brunelle.
7) Willie Jones is about to:
--Inhale a piece of popcorn and choke to death
--Ride off an embankment
--Totally ruin Christmas by getting run over
--Contract an STD by holding hands before marriage
***Special Motorized Bonus Video!***
Apparently mötödöping doesn't work for mountain biking, go figure.