Friday, November 11, 2016

BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!


(He's since moved on to riding gravel.)


Surprise!  Betcha didn't expect a quiz!  Well, you know what to do.  As always, study the item, think, and click on your answer.  If you're right then great, and if you're wrong you'll see a new spin on an '80s stand-up comedy motif.

Thanks for reading, ride safe, and if you attempt to defect this weekend make sure you're running the correct tire pressure first.

Cordially,


--Wildcat Rock Machine




1) Zipp's new $4,000 biomimetic wheelset is inspired by:

--A hawk
--A tiger
--A puma
--A humpback whale






("Thinking I might get a license and try a Cat 5 race...")

2) Humpback whales cruise at about 3-9mph but can go as fast as 16.5mph when in danger--just like the Freds who buy Zipp wheels!

--True
--False






3) Bicycling recommends keeping what kind of journal?

--A training journal
--A sleep journal
--A bowel movement journal
--A tire pressure journal






4) Why will airless tires never catch on?

--Limited compounds and tread patterns
--Not gravel compatible due to large holes in sidewall
--Weenies cannot dork out on #whatpressureyourunning
--All of the above






("ATMOATMOATMOATMOATMO")

5) Celebrated frame builder Richard Sachs shocked his fans when he announced at the Philly Bike Expo that going forward all his bikes would feature disc brakes and Boost 148 spacing.

--True
--False





6) Which is not a feature of this astoundingly ill-timed election-themed "Freedom Bike?"

--Costs $1,300
--"Designed in New York City and crafted in Taiwan"
--Weighs "a mere 26 pounds"
--Will "Make America Great Again"






7) Fill in the blank:

To fill your queasy stomach during your third 112-mile bike ride, you will discover the best way to eat a sausage-and-egg sandwich: shove it in your _____ and let it slowly dissolve.

A) Mouth
B) Water bottle
C) Cycling shorts
D) Rectum





(He left out American, someone should ask for his birth certificate.)

8) Before voting on Tuesday, Vice President-elect Mike Pence:

--Went Rollerblading
--Washed his 2007 Chevy Tahoe in his driveway
--Rode his sweet Trek 29er
--Took his turn at a public restroom to make sure no transgender people try to use the "wrong" bathroom



***Special Bike-Handling Skills-Themed Bonus Video!"

62 comments:

Ted K. said...

190. Any kind of social conflict helps to destabilize the system, but one should be careful about what kind of conflict one encourages. The line of conflict should be drawn between the mass of the people and the power-holding elite of industrial society (politicians, scientists, upper-level business executives, government officials, etc.). It should NOT be drawn between the revolutionaries and the mass of the people. For example, it would be bad strategy for the revolutionaries to condemn Americans for their habits of consumption. Instead, the average American should be portrayed as a victim of the advertising and marketing industry, which has suckered him into buying a lot of junk that he doesn’t need and that is very poor compensation for his lost freedom. Either approach is consistent with the facts. It is merely a matter of attitude whether you blame the advertising industry for manipulating the public or blame the public for allowing itself to be manipulated. As a matter of strategy one should generally avoid blaming the public.

Spokey said...

i claim podi yeller as ted doesn't count

Anonymous said...

Third. Slightly behind Hillary.

Spokey said...


i donna know snobbie

if i can ace the quiz, you must not have put enough f-urt into it.

bad boy heading south said...

oh,great!suprise freakin'quiz.

Kraig said...

Well at least some things are still good and well with the neighbours, thanks for the quiz

Anonymous said...

Toppus X

bad boy heading south said...

Not suprise...surprise.stupid quick fingers...slow brain.

JLRB said...

Would have podio'd but I got lost and some smug cyclist refused me my god given right to directions

Peter G said...

The place where I come from is a small town
They think so small
They use small words

Really? said...

Burn your New Balance sneakers in protest?

Buffalo Bill said...

Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!

N/A said...

Friday quizzes create too much pressure.

Spokey said...

N/A

just what quiz pressure you runnin?

JLRB said...

Them's some serious bike handling skills in the old timey bike polo video...with liberal use of early bum bars

Drock said...

Chain slap is an all to often problem, someone fix it already. If we going to talk about crap other than bicycles let's pray tour de trump comes back, he saved cycling in the u.s. back when don't u know.

wishiwasmerckx said...

How in the world do you plat bike polo without dick breaks? They lived to tell the tale. They are hardy as coal miners.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Drock,

They have fixed chain slap.

--Wildcat Etc.

N/A said...

1 bar. That is how I handle the quiz pressure. I take it to 1 bar. Sometimes I'll go to a second bar, but not as much as I used to.

Anonymous said...


Special Surly theme bonus video.

I like the Surly version, bucket ball, better. Last man standing wins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbceI3rAaZI

Little Nicky Saban said...

Dang, unprepared for pop quiz. How the hell am I supposed to know, or even care, what Pense, or Spence, or whatever his name is, was doing? We're focused on more important things down here

What Ted K Means said...

Instead, the average American should be portrayed as a victim of the advertising and marketing industry, which has suckered him into buying a lot of junk [TRUMP] that he doesn’t need and that is very poor compensation for his lost freedom.

The good election news said...

Cannabis stocks listed on the Nasdaq continued to rally on Wednesday after voters ended prohibition and approved the recreational use of marijuana in California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada while Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota adopted medical marijuana laws.
Arizona rejected its measure for recreational use while Montana voters approved a measure to improve access to medical marijuana providers.

dancesonpedals said...

I thought chain slapping was a double entendre. (like the alliance between UK and France)

SIAPC said...

An unexpected quiz at the end of the week - time for a ride.

Let the bullshit flow said...

"Mr. Trump’s transition team includes corporate executives, consultants and lobbyists — roles he said during the campaign exert too much influence in Washington."

You stupid fucks

leroy said...

Ride therapeutically all!

Mr. Pedantic said...

"How in the world do you plat bike polo without dick breaks?"

The game is the Bonus Video is bicycle soccer, not polo. Bike polo is played with mallets.

Duck and Cover said...

Bike water polo is played with mallards.

DB said...

RIP Robert Vaughn.
Jeez, everybody is dying this week.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

ACED QUIZ

Boccer video was great. Handling skillz indeed.

See ya next week unless you move to Canada. BikeSnobMontreal...BikeSnobQuebec...just doesn't have the same ring to it.

bad boy heading south said...

RIP Napoleon Solo.I guess at this point,he'd have been "The Man from Great U.N.C.L.E.

bad boy heading south said...

forgot the additional ".

grog said...

Goin to hell in a handbasket.
FUNQ UIZZ
RIDE NICE

Sax Huret said...

The joke about Citoyen Sachs was too soon, Snob. Velo Orange just announced that their latest frame is going to be disc only.

Old timer said...

Huh? What?

wishiwasmerckx said...

As Mr. Snob reminded us a number of years ago, today we honor our nation's proud veterans by selling mattresses at steep discounts.

Anonymous said...

Wait until the red ecks figure out trump is a dem

Bluezurich said...

Not Podium! Now to wait for my gift of #Not MyPresident cycling socks to arrive in the mail

Proper "Hey, who turned out the lights?" Dave said...

What Ted K Means at 12:11 PM

don't touch my junk

Anonymous said...

Aw shit, Snobby!

You can't be posting such fascinating videos like the bike soccer fellows without telling us the who what why where when etc...

I can't blame you for not caring or trying anymore, but I didn't think American society would collapse so quickly.

Backslider said...

President-elect Donald Trump says he may not pursue a full repeal of ObamaCare upon taking office.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonymous 4:01,

It's called Radball and is UCI-sanctioned. I've mentioned it before and figured people knew what it was.

--Wildcat Etc.

Anonymous said...

Just what kind of pressure do I need to run to do that bikeyball thingy?

Kort

Freddy Murcks said...

I've seen that picture of John McCain doing his sweet skid a bunch of times, but I had no real idea what he was actually doing. This VIDEO* cleared it all up for me. It's easily some of the stupidest shit I have ever seen - and I used to "race" cyclocross, so I thought I had a pretty good idea of stupid.

*I am sure that there are about 10,000,000 fixie trick videos of the YouTube. I chose the first one I saw figuring it must be fairly representative.

Anonymous 4:01 said...

Okay, thanks.

And sorry for not noticing your previous mentions of it. Now that America's gonna be great again, I'll pay more attention.

Not the Grand Imperial Lizard said...

One cheezee election question the PSI the VP Elect uses for his Tahoe XL. That's it?

What about the KKK? They tend to meet out in the woods. Probably ride to meetings on Off Road Bikes, but what PSI do they use in the backwoods of North Carolina. Sandy soil, so not to high I'm guessing. Research by the Snob needed.

theEel said...

weed.

bieks said...

Those kids had some RAD SKILLS* back in the day (or wherever they fall on the dachshund of time).

*Didn't know how to spell "skillz**" back then.

21st Century Cave Art said...

Don't worry, Pence will crack down on that.

Anonymous said...

What an ego...naming a bike race after yourself. The Tour de Trump: the race started at his toes and finished at his head?

I'm rubber and your glue said...

Those second amendment "jokes" not so funny to Trump now that mobs are protesting and the idiot fringe are calling for his head

Idiot with fringe benefits said...

Bring on the pitchforks and torches

dop said...

Went fishing yesterday. Up in Sodom, at the corner of Sodom and Sodom

Anonymous said...

Tell me les tell me
Sweet
Little
Les

Anonymous said...

dop,

Were ya'll catching Brown-eye snapper on 6" trouser worms?

The Real Mike Pence said...

I'm a Christian, a conservative, a Republican and a Fred, in that order

"Women May Have To Move" said...

Trump went fishing in the swamp and be darned if he didn't land himself a consummate Washington insider. He also announced plans to replace the US currency with German Marks from the 1930's.

Anonymous said...

Telling that Pence was signaling a right turn

Anonymous said...

What would be worse, if Trump breaks every election promise he made, or if he fulfills them?

N/A said...

So did Wildcat just say, "fuck it" and load up the ol' Hyundai with the family and head for America's tweed cycling cap?

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