Thursday, July 7, 2016

Party Over at the Brooks Blog, Grab Your Proofide and Let's Go!

Well, it was hot as hell out there, but it was a good ride.  Highlights included a scenic break for silent contemplation and scranus ventilation:


Rolling through molten chewing gum which now hangs from my spokes like gossamer:


And the purchase and subsequent portaging of an entire pound of salmon:


Oh, and I also perfected the BSNYC Summer Post-Ride Egg Cream:


So I guess you can say I'm WINNING!!!

...and so are you for that matter, since after a long hiatus I've got a new guest post up over at the Brooks blog!


(Note to the grammar and spelling Freds: the title's a pun, so relax.)

It's a good one too, because in it I tackle one of the most storied group Fred rides in New York, if not the entire world.

So fix yourself a BSNYC Summer Post-Ride Egg Cream and sip, read, and enjoy.

Until tomorrow,

I remain,

Your's Truley,


--Wildcat Rock Machine

(enc)

43 comments:

Anonymous said...


je vais le prendre. Je suis le premier.

Seattle lone wolf said...

Podio!

Anonymous said...

is that a Minneapolis Freewheel Bike beer glass?

http://freewheelbike.com/

BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonymous 12:51pm,

Damn right it is.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

Anonymous said...

Podioooo!

Alina said...

Low five like we just rode by on our commutes for Mpls love!

Anonymous said...

So close! NH

N/A said...

A little dab of Proofide on a freshly-shorn scranal region is just the ticket on a hot day!

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

8th in the afternoon stage!

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

10th Scranus.

Jason T. Nunemaker said...

I propose that the mass(ish) exodus of readers from this blog to the Brooks blog whenever Snob posts over there henceforth be known as "Brooksit".

You're welcome.

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

Does Macy's tell Gimbels? The Gimbels ride, a name that lives on after its dead namesake, like dialing a phone number and other sayings that no longer make sense but are still in use. Nice writeup over at Brooksit, it's a hat trick of postings today. Thanks!

82medici said...

So... are you going to share the recipe? My daughter has already told me that I can't use skim milk for my chocolate milk; maybe your beverage will have enough fat that she will deem it acceptable, if you are willing to share.

(I had to identify cars to prove i am not a robot.)

King of the Losers said...

Nowadays we could have a Walmart ride. We won't. Nobody will. But theoretically a group could buy a bunch of Walmart bikes, go for a ride, then just ditch them in a pile. Probably be a long time before someone even scavenged them.

Anonymous said...

My counter-top ain't as nice as your counter-top

I'm a Jerk said...

Los Angeles is starting their bike share program today! Hopefully all will go well, but if we do have the first fatality in U.S. bike share history at least we won't care as much if it were in any other city.

BikeSnobNYC said...

I'm a Jerk,

According to a commenter yesterday (?) the first bike US share fatality just happened in Chicago.

Would like to visit LA again and try the bike share.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

tobeistobex said...

Did one of the Group ride participants come straight from a race? Or do some of them just wear race numbers?

crosspalms said...

Mistakenly put on tight shoes and clicky clothes for my errand ride. Now to hobble over to Brooks to soak my feet and soothe my ears...

BikeSnobNYC said...

tobeistobex,

Could be, plenty of people do.

--Wildcat Etc.

wishiwasmerckx said...

Impressive story over at the Brooks blog.

Surprised that you didn't comment on the most significant part of the ride. I spied Tiesj Benoot from the Lotto-Soudal pro cycling team in a couple of your pictures, did I not?

Was it cool riding with him? Did you get his autograph?

Anonymous said...

So, I have to read, like, three blog posts today? Jeebus!

crosspalms said...

Enjoyed the Brooks post and envy the ride as always. I gotta get out more... but first I have to listen to Normcore Sedans for Cubicle Drones...

Grump said...

Not that I'd ever drive half a country to take in a group ride on the east coast, but how far, and how fast is this ride? The reason I ask, is (because I'm nosey) because I saw a guy in your photo's on either a flat bar bike, or a MTN bike.
By me, we've got group rides that average 21-22mph, and then we have rides that average 24-26 mph. I tell you, there is a BIG difference in those two rides.

bad boy of the north said...

ahh,snob.ya did it again!you passed through my old haunts,the old 'hood if you.yes,hillview was acceessiblle back in the day,pre September 11th.we used to "cut" through there to go to friends homes,watch fireworks from the raceway...even go sled riding on the farside.no one bothered you while up there.alas..yep,probably get shot now.
liked the old photo of cross county....I remember the 60'through 90's interations.it has changed a lot though,lately.definately liked the the three part posting today.....over and out.

bad boy of the north said...

meant"the old 'hood,if you'd like".over and out,again.

JLRB said...

I need a program to figure out where to read what

Very Slim Pickens said...

Read this afternoons post when it was still morning here on the Left Coast. All very confusing, I'll have to start calling the morning post the night post and the afternoon post the morning post in order to know which one is which.

Very Slim Picken said...

"Horn & Hardart" Wow, does that ever bring back memories.

Willam Foster said...

You do not use a beer glass for an egg cream. You use a beer glass for beer. full stop. Putting an "egg cream" in a beer glass is blasphemy. I'm not encouraging morning drinking (not discouraging it either) but next time use a good damn mug or some other type of non-beer vessel for your egg cream. Also you never ever put coffee in an egg cream. If you do, it's not an egg cream and you are not "winning" you're drinking a horrible aberration of a New York classic. An egg cream is chocolate syrup, milk and seltzer. Period, end of friggin story. God dammit!!! what is wrong with you man! (deep breath). Okay, never mind. Have I mentioned how much of a piece of shit my Cambium saddle is? Uncomfortable and heavy and I popped a rivet about a month of use and it's starting to fray. Lifetime saddle my ass. Tell those fucks at Brooks to get it right next time. I do however love my Swift and my Swallow.

P. Bateman said...

this is all very exciting. like one of those choose your own adventure books.

Click here to go to the brooks blog and read...or

click here to make a banal boring comment with little to no humorous value.

i mean, that applies to my comments. some of the others get to make good ones. regardless, its all very exciting.

Snob, how is your book of recipes coming along?

P. Bateman said...

wait? there was a morning edition again?

damn ....Snob busting some ass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdJAhvTSsI4

BikeSnobNYC said...

William Foster,

I...never mind.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

ken e. said...

who knew blasphemy extended to chocolate milk concoctions and the vessels involved?

WHOK NEW?

(that's the name of my new banh mi stand, btw.)

leroy said...

Are salmon confused when portaged in the direction of traffic?

Not asking for me.

Asking for a friend who claims he's man's best friend.

I'm not so sure.

Anonymous said...

Four blog posts in two days and a bonus Brooksey (which I've yet to attend to).

When too much Snobby is barely enough!

But no never mind any of that, what's the "(enc)" at the end of today's second blog post? Is it a "decode the mysterious characters" competition? My guess is: encephalitis -- what do I win?

Dooth said...

Yay! Someone's finally got a handle on photography. Perhaps there's a Wildcat photo book in the offing.

Old timer said...

"I wanna go out, but I wanna stay home..."

Great travelogue, Snobby!!!

Thanks for it...

McFly said...

..........Swift and my Swallow?


Taylor Swift?

JLRB said...

Egg Cream Snobs Unite*

*I've never had an egg cream, but it sounds silly to have egg in the name and not include egg

Righteous Indignation said...

There is only one word for those 'throw caution to the winds' people who ride without appropriate protective head gear, and that is brain dead!

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