Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hel Is Other People


Good morning!  Feeling good?  Well, you won't be for long, because here's something that's going to depress the hell out of you:


The victim, a 33-year-old man, was riding on Sixth Avenue at Sterling Place when he was hit at around 8 a.m., according to the Daily News. Police had not released the victim’s name as of early this afternoon.

The truck was an 18-wheeler. Sixth Avenue at Sterling Place is a narrow neighborhood street. It’s not a truck route, but big rig drivers are a problem there.

Trucks longer than 55 feet are allowed on New York City streets with a permit, but only if the load is “non-divisible,” such as construction beams. A trailer carrying boxed or other loose cargo, like the one involved in this crash, would not be permitted on surface streets if the total truck length exceeds 55 feet.

Okay, so a cyclist has been killed by a trucker driving an 18-wheeler on a residential street where such massive vehicles are, for obvious reasons, not allowed.  In any sort of enlightened society law enforcement might acknowledge some sort of cause and effect at work here, but this is the NYPD we're talking about, so instead they move quickly to blame the victim:

Streetsblog founding editor Aaron Naparstek and reader Eric McClure were at the scene and spoke with police and witnesses. Naparstek said precinct cops were telling passersby that the victim was purposefully holding the side of the truck, as if to hitch a ride. But that also describes what a cyclist might do when passed by a large truck on a narrow street and is desperately trying to avoid being run over.

Yes, that's right, reflexively attempting to defend yourself against the 80,000lb vehicle bearing down at you now qualifies as "skitching."

Hey, they couldn't blame the cyclist for salmoning or running the light, so I guess this was the best they could come up with.

By the way, here's the type of bicycle the victim was riding, which I happen to know because I saw a picture of it:



So picture this: it's a beautiful spring morning.  You're riding around Park Slope, Brooklyn on a residential street at 8am.  On a Linus.  Suddenly a big rig appears, its engine roaring, so naturally you're first thought is FUCK IT, I'M GONNA SKITCH OFF THIS THING!!!

Yeah, I don't think so.

Anyway, presumably even the NYPD realized this was somewhat implausible, so when they made their formal press announcement they revised it thusly:


In other words, instead of skitching, the victim apparently decided to ride right into the truck's rear wheel.

But that didn't ring quite true either, so the NYPD revised it yet again and invoked the Power Of The Wind, which they must have figured would strike exactly the right note of beguiling, ethereal mystery:


Setting aside for a moment the sheer absurdity of this explanation (they might as well have said the victim had been killed by a Sharknado), for this to be even remotely true the truck would have to have been traveling at Interstate highway speed, which even the assholes who drive around Brooklyn would be hard-pressed to pull off on 6th Avenue in an 18-wheeler.  (Sure, regular car no problem, just not a big rig.)

At this point when the NYPD arrives at the scene of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian or a cyclist I'd rather they just nod, turn to the bystanders, and say "Fuck the victim and fuck you."  I mean this is pretty much what they're doing anyway, and at least being honest about it is less insulting to our intelligence.

In the meantime, if anyone ever asks you whatever happened to Vision Zero, just tell them it was sucked away by "something like a wind force."

Moving on to someplace where they actually give a shit, here's a Kickstarter for a new generation of Dutch bicycle:



Which is made out of stamped aluminum:


At around US$1,200 for the singlespeed version this seems a bit dear, especially since you don't get the sort of smugness accessories you've come to accept from the Dutch, such as fenders, kiddie seats, and a rack to carry your clogs:

Though for many hundreds of dollars more they will write your name on it, so there is that:

At the very least, I'd wait until "Bicycling" publishes a vivid description of stamped aluminum's ride quality, which I imagine would be akin to floating in the Hudson on the empty gas tank of a 1998 Honda Civic.

And not for nothing, but if you're looking to go Dutch you can get a WorkCycles Fr8 for the price of the rolling automotive body panel:

As well as a defensive explanation of the price for no additional cost:

Why are WorkCycles bikes so expensive?

Now that’s quite an accusation. WorkCycles bikes are actually not expensive for what they are. They simply cost what they have to cost. We insist upon delivering an “absolutely good enough” level of function and quality that often costs considerably more than the “not quite good enough” that other manufacturers are content with. These costs are cumulative. An example is the paintwork of the Fr8, a bike built to endure the harshest conditions. Bikes from most other manufacturers are simply coated with a layer or two of wet paint or powder-coat over bare metal. The Fr8 is first zinc-phosphate treated, then painted on both the inside and outside with anodically applied KTL antirust primer, and then coated with a very tough powdercoat. No factory in Asia will finish bikes this way meaning that these bicycles must be finished and assembled in Europe, unlike most bicycles that are manufactured completely in China or Taiwan.

So there you go.

Lastly, some Danish designers would like to welcome you to HEL:


That's HEL as in "helmet" and not the place where you have to ride a hybrid bike with under-inflated tires for all eternity.  Here's the pitch:


"Riding your bike is easy and eco-friendly transportation, but you also want to be safe and look your best at the same time."

Not according to the NYPD.



"Whether you're stopping or a coffee break..."

Yes, always wear your helmet while stopping for coffee.



"...working hard at your job..."

Please note that "working hard at your job" in that part of the world means occasionally pouring coffee for smiling customers in between bouts of paid paternal leave.



"...or if you're simply planning to be blazing through the city."

"Blazing through the city?"  420 was yesterday, lady.



"Underneath its clean looks it has a range of technical features, like the easy-to-use magnetic buckle, that also takes away the fear of catching a little skin."

I admit those magnetic buckles are nifty, but it's worth noting that some people love catching a little skin:


("Fear of catching skin?  Are you crazy?  Why else you think I watch video?!?")

But the HEL is more than just a foam hat for prudish stoners.  It also has a special proprietary "Scandinavian fit:"


"Our Scandinavian fit is a bit more oblong..."

Huh, Scandinavians have oblong heads, who knew?

Naturally I consulted a popular Internet search engine to learn more, and it didn't take long before things got disturbing:

This distinction was repeated by Charles Morris in his book The Aryan Race (1888), which argued that the original Aryans could be identified by their blond hair and other Nordic features, such as dolichocephaly (long skull). The argument was given extra impetus by the French anthropologist Vacher de Lapouge in his book L’Aryen, in which he argued that the "dolichocephalic-blond" peoples were natural leaders, destined to rule over more brachycephalic (short-skulled) peoples.[6]

Well now that's awkward.

I tried to forget what I'd just read and watch the rest of the video, but it was hopelessly tainted for me now and I grew increasingly paranoid:


"The helmet comes in a variety of colors with both single and two-colored styles."

Sure, they look nice and all, but how do I know that pattern doesn't spell out "We Will Rise Above The Short-Skulled Once Again" in Danish runes?

The view from the rear was also unsettling:


"The neck dial adjuster is easy to use and makes sure your helmet is always in place."

If you think of those air holes as eyes it looks like she's feeding treats to a cartoon duck.

Still, assuming your head is the right shape, the designers of HEL want to be your friend:


"At Linn, we care about design, and we care about you."

But who even needs a helmet designed to snugly fit your oblong Scandinavian skull when you have miles and miles of beautiful bike highway?

I'm looking forward to the video for the short-skulled version...once they Dane to release it.

101 comments:

Anonymous said...

Scrodio!

Rafal said...

Podium!

N/A said...

Devon likes a "Scandinavian Fit" if you know what I mean.

Vernal Magina said...

wut.

Paul Kirby said...

Top 10, baby! Yaaaaaaa!!!

Jasper said...

Early doors

N/A said...

Was the Park Slope cyclist wearing a helment? Shockingly, I didn't see it in the article. How could the blame be thoroughly pasted onto the victim without this crucial detail?


recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

SCRANUS!

Anonymous said...

TOP 10?

Victor Kaminski said...

vsk said ...

Just for some perspective ...

Brazillian Bike Lane Collapse ...

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/c6782f6aeee84005a1b2d8ac621e596a/bike-lane-brazil-built-ahead-olympics-collapses

No respect, woo woo woo...

vsk

dancesonpedals said...

I love it when my computer says, "Scrotum"

BamaPhred said...

Scrotiotiotio

dnk said...

If you dig a little bit into the Streetsblog article that Snob links to, you'll see the disturbing fact that the 78th Precinct in Park Slope has issued summons to bicyclists more than 200 times this year while issuing 5 summons for illegal truck traffic. This in spite of local residents complaining to NYPD about semi trucks on residential streets.

You can use the URL below to tell fuckhead Mayor de Blasio to actually do something --- like law enforcement aimed at rogue drivers:

transalt.org/cyclistkilled

Freddy Murcks said...

I have one of those Nutcase helmets that Snob has so viciously maligned. I don't know if it includes the oblong "Scandinavian" fit, but it does have a magnetic buckle and a dial adjuster so that it can fit my large and largely Scandinavian head. It's also sparkly silver (like a spaceman's helmet) and it does not have disturbing vents on the back. I actually considered using it this morning, but I ended up grabbing a helmet that was more readily accessible.

By the way, that story about the killed cyclist in Brooklyn is just horrible. What the hell is wrong with the NYPD? You have a clear situation where the driver of the truck was driving his fucking 18 wheeler in a place where he, by law, should not have been and he, predictably, killed someone. And the NYPD's response is a collective shoulder shrug, like "what can you do?".

clyde said...

The "wind" blew me in for TOPPUS XX

BamaPhred said...

To late to get depressed or enraged, I read the news first thing in the morning. Now this. Sucked into his wheel by wind force Pfffft! I experience 18 wheeler wind force almost everytime I ride, and it's not happening on that street. Man, you're killing my opinion of New York's finest, Snob.

P. Bateman said...

geezus that is some shity and terrifying news. think all these horrific stories are kind of starting to scare me from riding.

in prettier news, that dutch girl in the HELmat definitely looks her best 110% of the time. you could dress her in SNOB brand cut off jean shorts and she'd still be just lovely.

is it expensive to live in dutchland? or whatever they call it?

N/A said...

At some point, the NYPD's insistence that all cyclists enjoy a little roll underneath passing vehicles will have to cause some manner of concern, right?

It's_Me_Again_Margaret said...

I looked inside my helment. It said "blockhead". Hmmmmmmmnnnn.

"Move on, nothing to see here" said...

"Fuck the victim and fuck you." Nah, it's just be "Move on, nothing to see here".

Maybe hemet babe will go to Alaska with Joe.

"Catch a little skin" Just a click away is lots of skin.

Blog Drafter said...

I'm pretty depressed now and FAIN wald lie down.

Way Up North, North to Alaska said...

First Helmet Photo, I thought sure that was Devon.

Anonymous said...

De Blow_me_O knew! Turk 182!

trama said...

That dutch dealio "mykumabunko" or whatsit, seems to have mastered the engineering hurdle (NPI) of having as high a taint itching crossbar as possible. This achievement is at odds with the previous designs the region is famed for. It is a piece of shit is what I'm trying to say.

Lil_Cipo said...

Tryna catcha piccola skin wit Devon

Roille Figners said...

PRINCE DEAD, SAYS HOAX!

P. Bateman said...

dutch bike maker fellow kind of reminds me of a Corey...thinking more Haim than feldman.

Regardless, i wouldn't recommend buying anything other than a beeper from someone with earrings.

http://www.litbites.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/ad020.jpg

Matt BK said...

One thought on the "eye holes" on the back of the helment: Some research has shown that people will behave better if they feel like they are being watched, so it's possible that this helment could protect you by making drivers feel bad that they are about to run over you. If they saw you at all, of course, rather than looking at their phones.

P. Bateman said...

wait, no? prince is actually dead?

so this is what its like when doves cry.

damn that's sad. : (

bad boy of the north said...

Wow....snob just brought up prince the other day... Now apparently...he has passed.coincidence?

Roille Figners said...

HE DIED FROM BIKING

N/A said...

NO CRIMINALITY SUSPECTED.

crosspalms said...

I don't believe Vacher de Lapouge is a real name, I think it's some kind of extremely rude French curse. So Vacher de Lapouge, NYPD, Vacher de Lapouge.

Francois said...

Why does the fr8 have such a weird seat tube? Is it too fit wide tires + fenders without the need for a long wheelbase?

Also, in the last shot of the danish video, the woman rides the bike-highway on the left side. Is she salmoning or do they have 2 lanes going in the same direction? It sounds to good to be true, but again, it's in Denmark…

NYPD_Spokesperson said...

Next headline, Prince Dead, seen bikeen without a helment. Coincidence? I think not.

janinedm said...

What does the seat tube have to do with the tires, fenders, or wheelbase?

A Flexible Head Tube is said...

"Just a click away..." - Devon?

Vacher de Lapdog is a Miniature French Poodle.


Anonymous said...

RIP Prince

Roille Figners said...

PRINCE REALLY DEAD, HOAX STORY IS HOAX, SAYS AP

Seems like the uber-slack seat tube of the Fr8 is probably (just guessing) trying to bolster the stiffness of the down tube. Especially when you throw in the little horizontal brace thingy. Which could double as a handle if you're Arnold Schwarzenegger and need to get some reps in. Actually I don't know. The more I look at it the more it seems pointless and fucked up.

Pat Benatard said...

Hel is for Hel
Hel is for Hel
Hel is for Hel
Hel is for children

Bryan said...

I thought Hell was for children. Anyway, I always knew I was set to rule over people with my oblong skull, wait, I think I mean numbskull.

JLRB said...

Good Mourning indeed

RIP Gregg and Prince

I hate tattoos but think I will get one on my face that says "It was the driver's fault" So the police will have to note what my face tattoo said, and then at least that statement will appear somewhere in the report.

#SadSnobNYC

McFly said...

Do those Dutchenese guys building the the Econo-Bike not realize their Kickstarter would be waaaaaay more successful with a hot blonde Netherlandish woman on their machine made of recycled Heinekin cans?

1st Rule of Kickstarter: Put a Hot Girl on it.

janinedm said...

From personal experience the slackness of the seat tube is from the super-uprightness of this bike. I mean, when I'm standing next to my Workcycles Oma, the handlebars are about at my nipple. It's very high and very upright and if the horizontal distance between the crank and the saddle were less, you'd be in an awkward bear balancing on a ball-type configuration and unable to create any power. Most people in the North American market are used to upright bikes just having the seat tube angle of a mountain bike with higher, closer handlebars. But if you just raise the upper body while leaving the lower legs at the same spot you can't produce much power. And you may not be going terribly fast, but you need to produce a not inconsiderable amount of power to get those tanks to move. Anyway, I don't really go into technical stuff often (it's not my forte), but I feel like this image explains everything. http://clevercycles.com/blogpath/images/bikefits.png

JLRB said...

you had me at nipple

Francois said...

@janinedm
My comment about the seat tube was not about its effective angle, but about the fact that it's not attached to the bottom bracket, which is very unusual.
About the link with tires, fenders and wheelbase: on a "standard" bike (which has the seat tube attached to the bottom bracket), when you increase the size of the tires, you can end up having them rub on the back of the seat tube (assuming of course you have enough clearance between the chainstays in the first place). In that case, the common solution is to increase the chainstay length. However moving the seatube so that it doesn't attach directly to the bottom bracket, but instead to the downtube (like on the fr8) also fixes that problem. The first approach would increase the wheelbase of the bike, the second one would not, which is why I was wondering if that was the drive in the fr8's design.

Francois said...

Actually, if I draw a line between the bottom bracket and the bottom of the saddle, it's far from intersecting the fenders, so it's really not the reason of the weird seat tube.
I actually just realized that there's not top tube on that bike… so maybe this seat tube setup is better when there's no top tube.

janinedm said...

@Francois. Understood. You're probably on the money there. I ride a different model of WorkCycle where they took the first approach and the wheelbase is humorously long. When people remark on the length of my wheelbase, I've been known to yell "I'm a boat cap-TEEN!"

leroy said...

I don't mean to brag, but my dog offered to write my name on my bike with a sharpie for $25. We're not even Dutch.

At least I think he said a "sharpie." Better ask why it sounded like "Shar-Pei."

And why he wanted to know if "dumb ass" is hyphenated.

the commentariat said...

Janinedm, can we see a photo of your handlebars and your nipple so we can arrive at our own conclusion about their spatial relationship?

Please? We asked real nice and everything...

Grump said...

See...fixed gears can be hazardous to your health.

Coulda been worse, he coulda been riding with dick brakes.

PS. ...Charles was too young to die. I heard the Queen did it.

Oh....Nevermind.

CommieCanuck said...

You didn't know about the Aryan oblong head thing?
That's what the HEL back adjuster is for, applies pressure to correct Aryan oblongedness in a covert Zionist conspiracy.


And those aluminum Dutch bikes will cut off your foreskin.

Anonymous said...

janinedm,

You can balance on my ball-type configuration baby.

janinedm said...

As you can see in the first photo, I guess I'm exaggerating. The handlebars are about 3-5 inches below nipple height http://tinyurl.com/gtfmwzp But the main point, shown here http://tinyurl.com/gvan98s, is that my handlebars are pretty high. Higher than you'd see on your regular old North American interpretation of the word "upright."

Nip_Benes said...

For it is not me, but you who have been exposed, for I have seen the nipple on your soul!

Anonymous said...

Something is definitely upright around here

N/A said...

@ janinedm:

Do you hit your knee on your water bottle? Maybe it's just the angle of the picture, but it looks like it would be right in the way. You seem quite petite, so maybe not.

janinedm said...

You know, this conversation is preferable to the daily realization that if someone kills me on the road I will be blamed regardless of the circumstances.

Roille Figners said...

Aha, so it's about keeping your weight low to the ground (relatively) and moving the BB forward enough to give you a full pedal stroke. Guess that's why I suck at framebuilding.

janinedm said...

@N/A That's why I got on this tangent, man. Dutch bikes are HUGE. I'm 5'7". So I'm not on any b-ball teams, but I'm not small. the bike is huge. With that leaned back and chill seat post angle, my legs are pretty far back of the water bottle. I have to lean down and forward to grab water.

Roille Figners said...

This just in, 75% of those polled believe Hel is for Hel. The other 25% claim it's for children.

N/A said...

Oh, haha. It was hard to really judge size, and just guesstimating from what (most) ladies' bikes are sized like, I was thinking you to be much shorter than that. I live in hillbilly area, we have rusty old Schwinns and Huffys, no fancy-pants Dutchies.

Nice bike, BTW.

The Prince is DEAD! Long live the Prince said...

Prince died of bike shaming.

leroy said...

Oh, Hel: L'enfer c'est les autres. Or les NYPD crash investigation he-man bicycle haters club.

Two Claws said...

I will return to earth and enslave the bluntskulls in the name of my cone heritage!

bieks said...

Your cargo bike is cheaper than I thought. Nice.

That helment is making my oblong head feel a little berserker though. I can't say I passed on a nutcase because it was just too damned round for my extremely sweaty head. Berserkering is a sweaty pastime.

Anonymous said...

I was recently looking at a Workcycles Secret Service and honestly I thought it looked very reasonably priced - starting at about 800EUR = about 900 bucks! That's pretty cheap! I'm hesitant because I've never ridden a bike like that, but I do like the idea of a profoundly smug bike with a chaincase.

the commentariat said...

Janinedm, did I see you outside of Duane Reade the other day? Black trench coat, blue scarf? Amirite?

ken e. said...

non-pithy comment here. ride safe y'all.

Chazu said...

Is this the last honest description of a motor vehicle vs cyclist incident in NYC?
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/23/nyregion/firefighter-on-bicycle-hurt-in-crash-with-charter-bus.html

"An off-duty New York City firefighter was critically injured yesterday when the driver of a charter bus hired to carry workers stranded by the transit strike slammed into him at a Midtown intersection as he was bicycling to work, police and fire officials said.

The firefighter, Matthew Long, 39, was going north in the right lane of Third Avenue when the bus driver, who was also traveling north on Third Avenue, turned right onto 52nd Street and struck Mr. Long, dragging him under the bus, officials said."

wishiwasmerckx said...

Chazu, just goes to show you what I've said all along: Don't throw firefighters under the bus.

pqbuffington said...

“…the place where you have to ride a hybrid bike with under-inflated tires for all eternity…"

Nah, bruvs…that is the way to a world of never ending happiness, you can always see the sun, day or night

Prince!

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/04/prince-was-last-photographed-riding-his-bicycle/

http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/04/one-day-after-being-hospitalized-prince-spotted-riding-his-bike-throwing-all-night-dance-party/

Did I Hear Right? said...

Did Janine say "nipple" on the air? What is this, a Super Bowl broadcast?

Janine, how tall are you?

Guns said...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 20, 2016) – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating after they say a 2-year-old child died Wednesday night after being shot in the chest.

Police were called to the 5200 block of Alameda Road on Indy’s northwest side just after 9 p.m. after receiving reports that a child had been shot. Police said the boy retrieved the gun from his mother’s purse while she stepped away. The purse had been sitting on the kitchen counter

BikeSnobNYC said...

Francois,

My assumption has always been that the seat tube angle is to allow the bike to fit a wide size range of riders.

That and the top-tubeless frame makes mounting and dismounting a loaded bike way, way easier. (Having to throw a leg over a bike with a top tube laden with two kids and sundries sucks.)

--Wildcat Rock Machine

High 'n' Mighty said...

Pass the Dutchie!

Eugene Icks said...

You can tell the master race by the fit of their helmets, not by the cut of their jib.

dinerwhore said...

Snob, I read "sundries" as your "sundress". Although it would make it much easier to dismount in a sundress too. I hope that helped.

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

Janine, of course one day your handlbars will be as high as your nipple, or your nipple as low as your handlebar. Just like mine!

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

Janine, of course one day your handlbars will be as high as your nipple, or your nipple as low as your handlebar. Just like mine!

wishiwasmerckx said...

Well, I learned two new fifty-cent words to add to my vocabulary today: dolichocephalic and brachycephalic.

Hope they show up on the SAT next week before I forget them.

babble on said...

Ooooh la la! Janine, my girl, you are a hottie! Nice legs, and a sweet bike, too. :)

I heard that the BB is forward of the saddle to allow the rider to plant both feet flat on the ground whilst remaining seated. Works, too.

David G said...

The truck driver clearly suffered a seizure that caused him to be driving on an illegal route. Where's your compassion, you heartless bastards?

Anonymous said...

Ja voll, mein Snobby, it's high time this blog let its eugenic colours shine. What with those Euro WorkCycles folk declaring those Asians incapable of doing quality paint jobs and those purebred Danes resurrecting the spectre of phrenology...

Here in Australia can be found the apotheosis of totalitarian cycling culture - you guys are doing your best to catch up, but you've still got a ways to go.

Here's some inspiration for you:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=395HZ7FiWcw

It's believed Duncan Gay was a head banging regular in the mosh pit in those days, which explains his slurred speech and general idiocy, but it was in that fevered environment that he formulated his diabolical plans which have now, forty years later, come to fruition. A fine example for your leaders to follow.

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

It's probably just a coincidence that Snobbie published a picture of Prince on a bike last week and today he passed (How many pictures of Alec Baldwin on a bike has Snobbie posted?) But just in case it wasn't a coincidence, can we come up with a list of people on bikes we'd like Snobbie to publish? Donald Drumpf, Ted Cruz, Dorothy Rabinowitz?

If Hel were meant for Helments. why does the devil have horns?

bieks said...

Having a seat tube at that angle allows a wider range of rider heights to be comfortable as Snob said, but having it attach ahead of the BB pushes the pedals back closer in line with the saddle and helps keep it from becoming semi-recumbent. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Anonymous said...

Bike Lives matter?

Anonymous said...

That Danish helmet could be something like Grant Peterson's design from Just Ride, with a few more holes.

[url=http://postimg.org/image/95vh7wjav/][img]http://s31.postimg.org/95vh7wjav/Grant_Peterson_s_helmet.jpg[/img][/url]

http://postimg.org/image/95vh7wjav/

Holy Roller said...

And Jehovah God in his wisdom included the Book of Ruth in the Holy Scriptures, otherwise the Bible would be considered Ruthless.

Anonymous said...

The slack seat tube move the saddle much farther back as it is raised. Whether this is a clever opimization or just funky is left as an excercise to the rider.

Anonymous said...

More puns!

Anonymous said...

@Pathetic Old Cyclist, by the time I reach that age, I plan to be in a mirror-covered recumbent.

Butt Boy said...

I'm sure I read somewhere in the bible that a guy tied his ass to a tree and then walked into town. That's got to be stretching the truth, don't you think?

Unknown said...

Outta my way, you short skulled plebes! Natural born leader coming through ...

Arizona Hillbilly said...

Helmuth Nyborg says life is hard when you're stupid

The Commentator Formally Known As Anonymous said...

The blogger formally know as Wildcat.

bad boy of the north said...

happy earth day!

skelter weeks said...

Have you seen this comic book they're giving to Arizona schoolkids that's supposedly about 'safety' but really turns bike riding into a horror movie?
http://usa.streetsblog.org/2016/04/21/insane-comic-books-warn-phoenix-children-that-biking-will-kill-them/

McFly said...

I make a motion we start referencing more nipples in relation to heights and widths.

The tandem nipple should be the new ANSI for measuring anything bike related.

Synonymous said...

Century time!

Diara Dominy said...

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