Friday, August 26, 2016

...and hey, would you look at that, here's a Brooks post for you!

Yep, that's right, my latest Brooks post is up, lucky you!

(Apologies for making you look at Bruce Springsteen.)

I'll let you know if any of my other guest-posting endeavors materializes during my absence, but pending that I'm out until Tuesday September 6th.

Happy Laborious Day!

--Wildcat Rock Machine


52 comments:

dop said...

BROOKS SCRANUS!!

Anonymous said...

On your left

BamaPhred said...

All hail the 2nd loser podium! Thanks Snob!

bieks said...

19 strip clubs and you still managed to squeeze in a mountain bike-cycling ride. You're a machine.

Frickus Rungus said...

Mantis Scranus!

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

6th Scranus.

FlyoverRube said...

You are a credit to rugged individualism and raw courage to actually consume self serve convenience store food.

crosspalms said...

So that's where they filmed "The Guns of Navarone." No wonder David Niven acted pissy, he thought he was going to Greece.

The King of Park Slope said...

Does Brooks have a corporate policy against humour?

bad boy at 2 way. said...

Sneak....good thing I'm hanging at my local brewery or else i wouldn't have caught it.

ken e. said...

"do you know how may times zones there are in the soviet union?"

Project Tile said...

It's not how big your cannon is, it's how you use it.

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

Lucky 13!

Bottle Ready said...

ken e

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dancesonpedals said...

My daughter is addicted to treehouse masters..,just saw a show set in, "Between the Lakes" and I can't remember the name of the guy on this blog who rides there

Dooth said...

Wa wa wa wa wassup with Wawa?

McFly said...

I ride at Land Between The Lakes.

Shepard Fairey said...

Love the way you put your Street Art Tag Name on the family wagon. Gives you legit street cred in Jersey; upper rent districts of Manhattan, not so much. Of course the Donald thinks it means you're Mexican and that you've got to move south. Or maybe not, I think he said yesterday you could stay so long as you're not a drug dealer or a rapist.

Hugh Janus, Expert Motorist said...

Ayy, bike-pedaling meat-wallets! I came across one of yer kind today during my Saturday morning ritual of driving .75 miles while making a total of 12 stops. Lucky for this bastard, I didn't catch him on my highway. No, this little twat was sitting outside a donut place having a cup of sister-boy coffee all dressed up in his silly little bike costume. I wasn't going to say anything, just gonna grab my breakfast of 4 cheese danishes and go. But, no...this little fucker had the unmitigated gall to say "Good morning" as I passed by. I was about to tear him a new one for his disrespectful behavior when I remembered how Run-em-in-a-ditch guy and Fat-surfer-pantload became instant internet stars because they were put on video while attempting to educate bike-riding twerps about the Reality on American Roads. So I asked the bicycling girly-man if he had a phone that could shoot video and he said Yes. I then told him that I planned to launch into a tirade about how bike riders were filthy vermin that needed to be exterminated like zika-carrying mosquitoes and that I wanted him to video it and post it on U Toob. This little turd looked me in the eye, finished his coffee, smiled, and said "have a nice day man". He then put on his stormtrooper hat, hopped on his fancy pedal-toy and took off like a bat-out-of-hell. The nerve of that son-of-a-bitch...it's no wonder that nobody likes bike riders.

Spokey said...


nice out there todaze

still a bit warm but the humidor must be down. no run-ins with hugh or rogue lawn mowers.

Anonymous said...

Snobby,
You could easily arrive by boat if you want. The SeaStreak ferry goes from manhattan to sandy hook, and bikes are welcome onboard. (plus you can get a beer or cocktail on the boat if you need some refreshment during the ride).

BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonymous 6:18pm,

Theoretically yes but the relatively infrequent service makes it impractical for my purposes,
not to mention it's still like an hour's ride from my house to the ferry in Manhattan. (Plus I think it's over $50 r/t.)

Thought about it for this ride but no way I could have made it work.

--Wildcat Etc.

Free the Nipple - Indeed said...

Hey Babble - 8th INTERNATIONAL GO TOPLESS DAY PARADE IN VANCOUVER - "TODAY"

Dozens of women will be marching through Vancouver topless this Sunday to uphold their right to #freethenipple, and celebrate the 8th International Go Topless Day.

The Go Topless Day Vancouver Parade will start at Safeway at Robson and Bidwell at 1 pm and end at the Vancouver Art Gallery at the corner of Robson and Hornby around 2:30 pm.

Although it is legal in Vancouver for women to go topless as well as men, organizers say many people do not even know about – or respect – that right.

Captain Oblivious said...


But, but, but

If you free all the nipples, then

all my spokes will fall out; and

I'll crash and die even if I'm running the #perfectpressure

bad boy of the north said...

Nip and tuck.....

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

Watch yourselves Long Beach. If our Governor at Large Corpulus Christie gets wind of that big gun in Heatstroke Woods Park it could get ugly!

JLRB said...

If it wasn't for the Brooke's blog would it be worth the drive?

babble on said...

You've gotta love the free nipps, and yep, it's a relatively unknown truth that they're all free to be free in this city, but the truth just is. Only, as with the virtually non-existant coverage of the Masters of the Americas, the media is quite careful not to put anything out there which might conflict with the interests of their corporate overlords, so no big surprise on either account.

Pretty sure none of those hot dogs said "gluten free," so at least you know one thing that's in em, Snobi Wan. I'm betting you went for something else, and good thinking.

1904 Cadardi said...

One of my nipples decided to free itself Saturday morning putting my rear wheel WAAAYY out of true. Still rideable seeing as the other 35 were still intact. At least that explained the strange creaking noise.

dop said...

Gotta love 36 spoke wheels.

#howmanyspokesyourunnin?

babble on said...

Hey! I have 36, too, if you count both wheels. Well, and the two up top makes 20. :)

Spokey said...

old cannondale 36x36

old comotion 48x40

new bilenky 36x36

i'm betting i've more average nipples per wheel than anyone else here. and none of my nipples are free!. well i do have some free ones down in some drawer.

Kodachrome said...

NYT reports Carlos Danger is up to his old photography again.

McFly said...

Nipples are sensitive. You should apply very gentle equal pressure to each one and don't just twist on one real hard or you will hear a squealing noise.

dop said...

I recall that babble's nipples are red in winter.

babble on said...

You, sir, have an excellent memory. And in the winter there are 20x20 plus the two that don't see the light of day till the gold Shamals come out to play again.

1904 Cadardi said...

Jeeze Spokey,
I thought I was a retro grouch running/rocking/rubbing/rolling 36 spoke wheels. I have a set of 20x24 wheels for fast days, but the 36 hole pair is the workhorse.

I'll bet you the average age of my hubs exceeds yours.
33 years for the front Nuovo Record, 28 years for the rear Shimano 600.


Note: Due to the extraordinarily cycling related content of this message, the BikeSnob autofilter has inserted the following more appropriate keywords: scranus, nipple, and also scranus.

Spokey said...

you've got me. the bilenky is only 1 1/2 months old. not even 1,000 miles yet. prior to that i would have been in the running. with the 12 yo como, 22 yo cannondale, and the 34 centurion lemans 12. but someone (i won't name names) required the lemans go before the bilenky was ordered last fall so i donated that one to pedals for progress.

P. Bateman said...

my comment is actually related to last thursdays post. i felt since i was so late to the party that i'd advance my comment by a day to make up for some lost time.

so....the whole "on your left" conundrum and alerting folks ahead of you is maybe the one big reason i do like my Campy equipped bike vs my shimaNO bike.

that annoying click click click becomes a dandy little alert system with a simple quick pause in your pedulling.

you also get the added advantage of letting people know how tasteful and rich you are as you pass them. their knowing glances of envy provide a deep sense of satisfaction that you are likely not really getting from your family, friends and GOD.





Spokey said...

i'll see your click and raise you one hugi rear hub. i'll go spin the rear wheel right now.

. . . . . . . . . . .


did you hear it?

P. Bateman said...

upon some internet search machining Spokey i must say that those things sound like a small airplane .....

effective for alerting your presence, but doubtful you'll still get the same glances recognizing your taste.

even a lame man can hear the refined italian craftsmanship that has been created in an asian sourced factory.

Spokey said...

i was relying on the two color custom fade for taste clucking.

it is nice but after 14 years could use a little touch up here and there. what i hadn't considered was that it's impossible to touch up a fade paint job without some artistic genes. and in my family, our forebears heard autistic when they said artistic and said we don't want none of those fuck-o genes

Spokey said...

hey

i'll be in your neck of the woods soon. spousy and 'lil sis have conspired a family thing for her husband's 60th b-day ( yeah i know. kids these days). so i'm being dragged south to key west and the dry (why dry?) tortugas. i'm praying for hurricanes to develop just before we leave.

BamaPhred said...

You can pick up some 6 toed cats while you are in Key West. I saw a cat circus there one time. Hell of a sight. Who knew the lazy fuckos actually liked that kind of thing. There must have been 20 or 30 of the things. I have a Russian BearCat. It rushes around the house and bears down on the biscuits.
Thank You
I'll be here all week
Ya'll come back now.

P. Bateman said...

i have a 6 toed cat. bobbed tail as well.

she thinks she's a dog. good cat.

Spokey said...


i'm more likely to bring buffet back than some fuck-o cat. the 20 some odd year old 5 toed one currently living here won't die off.



Arrrrrgh said no Pirate ever said...

I once saw a Tortoise from the Tortugas's, what he was doing in a Key West bar at 2:00 AM I have no idea. We have a 13 year old Calico Cat; it refuses to fade away with a grin, takes seven days a week off.

Victor Kaminski said...

vsk said ...

Well Haaahhhhyydee ho ! You smell a lot like flowers ...

So there I was, where all the tax munny goes . . . Washington, District of Columbia.
(just trying to stir up a little anti-Columbus sentiment).

So now I'm back and Sr. Snob is AWOL. Or WL. Saw some cool bikes whilst in the capital. Saw monumental monuments, ... and did some work work.

Now that I'm back, it felt very ... Police-y (not policy) along my route in this morning. Lots of constables about so I dutifully stopped for lots of red lights whilst the various 2 wheelers sped by and through traffic like Neo dodging bullets.

I have some Bontrager Select Aero wheels on my commuter Olmo. They're like 20 - 24 spokes or something but they are built pretty tough. Other "modern" wheels have 32. But I have a decent amount of 36 holers as well. I should really make some mags out of some H + Son thick rims.
... actually I should really change my brake cables and pads is more like it.

I saw 6 toed pussycats at Hemingway's house in Key West. Interesting.

I am off for the next 2 weeks comnig up. You can be sure that we will have named storms coming to fuck with my Bike/Boat/RCAirplane/House/Drone/Convertible/Motorcycle stuff to do.

Who's turn is it to sweep the front porch here? There are leaves and pine needles everywhere.

vsk

Chris Horner said...

Top fitty! Yay!

PowerBar Farts said...

Dry because there's no fresh water source there.

Anonymous said...

Problem with selling out is that your employer doesn't like it when you decide to stop writing and take a random vacation. Welcome back into the rat race, snob.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonymous 1:20pm,

I don't think you have any idea what "selling out" means. Writing about bikes for going on 10 years is the exact opposite of selling out. (Though I reserve the right to do so in the future.)

--Wildcat Rock Machine