Friday, January 13, 2017

BSNYC Friday No Quiz Instead I'm Like Totally Splitting the Scene, Man

Good morning, or whatever the hell time it is.

Nice day for a ride, isn't it?


Yes it is.

Alas, I regret to inform you that today's post mostly serves as notice that I won't be posting next week.  You know, next week.  That's the one that starts on Monday with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:


And ends on Friday with the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States:


(Nuclear blasts and our new president are both orange.  Interesting.)

How's that for a pair of bookends?

Anyway, if there even is a Monday, January 23rd, that's the day I'll be back, and if there's not, well hey, we had a good run.


Nobody can take that away from us, though I suppose they can pee on it.

In the meantime, since I can't bear to look forward I've been looking backward instead.  As you've no doubt gathered from some of my Brooks blog posts I'm a little bit of a local history Fred.  In its way this is even more addicting than bikes, and of course it dovetails right into genealogy, which is a real time-suck.  (It's also even more delusional than Strava, because what's more self-absorbed than poring over your family history like you're the goddamn royals?)  Indeed, I found out recently that my great-grandfather was apparently a New York City streetcar conductor back in the year nineteen hundred and ten--or at least that's what he told the census taker, who, it should be noted, had pretty bad handwriting:


So naturally after that I spent like the next six hours watching sick trolley edits:


Did you spot the guy on the bike?


These damn dandies in their bowler hats think they're Mile-A-Minute Murphy!

Anyway, as you can see, it was quite a free-for-all out there, and as it happens 1910 is the first year the city started tracking traffic fatalities.  Here's how things were when my great-grandfather was plying the streets with one of those change dispensers around his waist:

Clearly, New York City has come a long way in mitigating traffic fatalities. According to an article from the New York Times dated September 2, 1913,  the city endured 471 traffic fatalities in 1910. Of those, 112 were caused by automobiles, with another 148 from streetcars and 211 from horse-drawn vehicles. Of those it was estimated that some 95 percent were pedestrians struck in the streets. That's with a population of about 4.7 million — a bit more than half what it is today.

Meanwhile, here's what 2016 looked like:

The overall number of people killed in traffic crashes, including pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, drivers and passengers, was 229 last year, down from 234 in 2015, according to preliminary data from the city. Pedestrian deaths, which accounted for the largest share of fatalities, increased last year to 144, from 139 in 2015. Cyclist deaths rose last year to 18, from 14 in 2015.

I suppose 229 is a lot better than 471, especially when you consider the population of New York City was only 4,766,883 in 1910 and it's estimated at around 8.5 million people now.  Then again, given all the advancements in traffic control since then (which don't seem to have existed in those days) you'd think we could do a lot better than we are.  Either way, I suppose it helps put the present into some kind of perspective.

And with that I'm outta here.  I'll see you back here on Monday, January 23rd.  Enjoy the week ahead if you can, ride safe, and be sure to dodge those trolleys.


--Wildcat Rock Machine



135 comments:

Ted K. said...

201. Suppose for example that the revolutionaries took “social justice” as a goal. Human nature being what it is, social justice would not come about spontaneously; it would have to be enforced. In order to enforce it the revolutionaries would have to retain central organization and control. For that they would need rapid long-distance transportation and communication, and therefore all the technology needed to support the transportation and communication systems. To feed and clothe poor people they would have to use agricultural and manufacturing technology. And so forth. So that the attempt to insure social justice would force them to retain most parts of the technological system. Not that we have anything against social justice, but it must not be allowed to interfere with the effort to get rid of the technological system.

Gecko said...

1st again?

Gecko said...

*looks at watch*

Esteemed Commenter DaddoOne said...

Scranus

Grump said...

Snobby, I like the cut of your jibberish. Maybe Donnie 3-way will become a little Presidential when you come back.

Anonymous said...

Podiumz

Serial Retrogrouch said...

...didn't Ted get the death penalty?

Ebbets Field said...

"...and be sure to dodge those trolleys."

And THAT'S why they were called the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Old Timer said...

Huh? What?

Serial Retrogrouch said...

...are you riding to America's top hat with your family before inauguration day?

Anonymous said...

10rd!

Anonymous said...

With Eben continually hinting at change, I was thinking about the online cycling “press” situation …

Cycling BLOGS: “BSNYC” - Always edgy, always the unvarnished truth, always entertaining. / “Lovely Bicycle” - Impossibly saccharine; everything is right, nothing is wrong. / “RKP” - blah, blah, blah. / “GCN” - Let’s celebrate racing, and just pretend that the pros aren’t drugged up to their eyebrows, past, present, and future. / “Bike Portland” - Advocacy-All-The-Time. / “Velominati” - Rules for the Über Cool! Yeah, that’s what ordinary cycling needs … Rules! / “The Inner Ring” - same as GCN.

We’re lucky to have BSNYC!

Time Marches On said...

"we made some good movies"

Looking into the future, and seeing the Trump Administration, the Marx Brothers made Duck Soup.

Grump 1242 - I wouldn't bet a plugged nickle on that one.

Ebbets Field 1247 - Dead on.

blunchbelly said...

Good thing no one had "smart" phones back in the day.

N/A said...

I hope Wildcat uses some of his time off to fix that fucking fender line. Sheesh.

Thomas the Tank Engine said...

It would be a wicked turn of events if Snob's Granddaddy's Trolley was nicknamed "The Grim Reeper" because he hit so many pedestrians.

Chazu said...

A tech billionaire residing in NYC (not DJT) recently said something along these lines: (paraphrasing) "As a society, we're supposed to be further along the advancement curve. The smartphones in our hands distract us from the fact that the subways are 100 years old."

Kinda like how all the time and money poured into pointless bike frame and component tweaks would be better spent on pizza and beer. No, that's not what I meant. The time and money would be better spent on transportation infrastructure redesign.

However, the allocation of capital in our capitalist society prevents that from happening. Better that Trek makes a profit selling you something you don't need to ride in a treacherous environment, than you riding an "old" tech bicycle and riding in a safe environment.

Don't tell anyone, but what I just wrote is kinda Socialist.

joey said...

when do you start at cnn? they need someone who would be better at writing believable lies

Anonymous said...

Congratulations WCRM, my limited research indicates that you are in the company of the New York Times and the Washington Post. The only other publications to post the crazy manifesto.

Enjoy the time off,

N/A said...

Have a nice week, Wildcat. Hope you're doing something good.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't be a bike blog without a Trump bashing

The Bonfire of the Vanities said...

Because The Donald has small hands I thought he'd take a light handed approach to everything.

I was deceived and fooled and left behind by the curb as if I'd been hit by Snob's GD's Trolley Car.


Anonymous said...

Very wise to avoid writing anything which could burst a blood vessel thinking about the coming T. Tyranny.

The sooner you allow a sentient AI to take control the bigly better you will be will be.

Even writing this I wish I could open the Pod bay doors and zoom off to infinity to avoid the next period of humanoid history...

HAL

Anonymous said...

Rebeccah you still here?

JLRB said...

See you on the other side of the alpaca lips

Harry Flemming said...

1910 looked to be a great year for the beltless trenchcoat.

1909 map:
https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/60868c38-a033-4ea1-e040-e00a18067a97

bad boy of the north said...

Perhaps djt (yes now in small caps) won't be able to reach the proverbial button.ya know, T-Rex arms and teeny tiny hands.

bad boy of the north said...

Oh yeah.my bad.bsnyc et al.enjoy the w/e and the extended MLK week.too bad the last best president and vice president are leaving.is it too late for Bernie?

Victor Kaminski said...

vsk said ...

Anonymous at 1:09 brought up a good point. But I have been counting and this week Sr. Snob is actually 3 Trump bashes short of getting a check from classico-nazi George Soros. He could have sidelined the blog stuff and just sat back with "the Elites" whoever they are, or built a new velodrome at Bilderberg.

Watch out for all the peaceful rioters burning cars chanting about love.

vsk

Victor Kaminski said...

vsk further said ...

In reference to :
Cycling BLOGS: “BSNYC” - Always edgy, always the unvarnished truth, always entertaining. / “Lovely Bicycle” - Impossibly saccharine; everything is right, nothing is wrong. By the local 12:57 Anonymous.

Having followed Ms. Velouria / Lovely Bicycle for some time, I would say that young lady has true grit (almost in the Cogburn sense). I wonder who else in the bikey blogosphere could complete a 300KM randanoouah whilst in the middle of that special girly time, a stomach virus, and rain.
...and her knitted products are better than Rapha too!

vsk

N/A said...

I've read Lovely Bicycle right since the beginning, and I agree that Ms. Velouria is a tough cookie. It's my favorite non-snarky bike blog. I don't see "saccharine" at all.

dancesonpedals said...

No quiz today? Unless WC has assigned a paper, I'm going to assume this course is Pass/Fail. Which would explain the number of jocks who enrolled.

dancesonpedals said...

My father told me the pedestrians in LA were like the baseball teams: Dodgers and Angels.

bad boy of the north said...

Lovely bicycle...N/A and vsk,I agree.i probably haven't followed her as long as you guys,but she's a tuffy fer sure.

Anonymous said...

I think Lovely Bicycle woman rode the inaugural Kearsarge Klassic up here in New Hampshire a few years ago - she wrote some good things about it so we were happy.

See, I am seriously trying a new tack - respectfulness - to counter the looming era of djt - I'll let you know in 4 years if it works . . .

Have a good break, WCRM.

Fourhourerection said...

Just awakened, so I'm woke af, but late. Enjoy the Fam time, Snob. Oh, and here's to MLK.

Billy said...

That fender line, I can't even. It's the only thing I can see in the post.

Also, in the video, those pedestrians are all over the place. Willy nilly hither and thither. The traffic safety changes since then largely consist of confining pedestrians to the sidewalks and crosswalks and such, and criminalizing their behavior.

N/A said...

I wonder if Wildcat is going to check in on the comments next week? I'm thinking about curating a series of ever-increasingly-ridiculous speculations and rumors about his whereabouts and goings-on. Also, some random ball-breaking. Maybe some other various half-witted things. Who knows? A week is a lot of time to have on my hands, and I'm not good with that kind of supervisory lackadaisicalness.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Billy,

Yeah, it's bad, but it's so so far down on my list of crap to do I've given up. Especially since they'll come off again in a few months anyway.

--Wildcat Etc.

Steely Danzig said...

I, for one, say keep bashing djt. Many times a day, I say to myself, "I can't believe that cocksucker is actually going to be president." And I hate politicians. If one isn't thinking that, there is something wrong with them. Things are going to get very bizarre, probably very quickly. I miss Kurt Vonnegut and Hunter S. Thompson more than ever. Mr. Rock Machine, those two are giants, but you can stand on their shoulders and keep the social commentary coming.

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

Enjoy your week WCRM, but please do come back and continue to post. Your blog will be an important element in the collective commentariat's survival plan for the coming 4 years.

And for anyone who wants to grab this and run with it, here is my free idea for a djt merchandising opportunity. Design a pair of cotton work gloves, color them sort of orange/bad prosthetic, slightly puffy, with full length fingers but with the webbing between the fingers and thumb extended up the fingers about one knuckle. When worn, these gloves will make the wearer's hands look smaller and puffy, with short fingers appear shorter when said gloves are worn. Call them "Pussy Mitts." Someone could make millions doing this!

Drock said...

Every student in America takes bicycle frame building class in school, that'd make America great again. Frames for all

bad boy of the north said...

Thanks all for keeping will djt.small hands smal minds...No offense to those with sh

Sax Huret said...

BSNYC isn't a GOP safe space. Get over it.

Rooster Cogburn said...

Fill your hand, you son of a bitch.

Dooth said...

The Trump administration is in negotiations with Tony the Tiger to be the White House pet.

DB said...

My wife got me the 23 and Me ancestry thing for my birthday last month. Seems like I'm 0.1% Jewish.
I'm planning my bar mitzvah for this summer.

Anonymous said...

So great-grandpa was a funicular Fred, you say? I hear they were always fussing about cable tension.

Mr. Perdanic said...

"So great-grandpa was a funicular Fred, you say? I hear they were always fussing about cable tension.

1. The census ledger says "street car", not the same thing as a funicular.

B. Mr. Snob's Brooks Blog of 14 Dec. 2016 linked to above does mention and show photos of what is left of a real funicular railroad in the NYC area (no longer running).

III. Nothing to fuss about with the cable tension of of a real funicular railroad; tension depends on the total weight in both cars.

Four. No need to thank me.

leroy said...

Dear DB @ 4:48 --

My dog cautions that depending on the location of the 0.1%, you may want to forego the bris. But he's sensitive about that sort of thing since his gear was fixed.

Ride safe all!

We'll meet again. Maybe.

wishiwasmerckx said...

Can somebody clue in djt that absent a UTI, urine is sterile?

This is EXACTLY the kind of bad science that is going to fuck up Planned Parenthood and the entire NHS.

Thanks, Obama!

DB said...

Leroy: tell your dog I've already had the procedure without the rabbi fanfare.
I'm growing out my sideburns and looking into Brooklyn real estate.

Anonymous said...

Snob, I know this comment is coming in around bed time at the lobster pot bit how do you "kit" yourself for your long cold weather rides along the Hudson? Do you go full Fred or just lace up you Timberland's?

BikeSnobNYC said...

Anonyous 7:36pm,

If I'm just riding I go Full Fred. If I'm incorporating other off-the-bike activities into the ride I curate a proprietary artisanal mix of bikey clothes and regular clothes.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

Anonymous said...

Nice job Ted for being first today. I don't recall such a long first place comment in a long time, if ever. Is anybody keeping score?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the prompt reply, I just put my kids to bed and need a reason to go out in this 28 degree upstate eve, annon 736.

Die free said...

Ahhh noooo. You can't leave us with Ted at member 1. I know it doesn't count but for the next nine days I'll have to see his unofficial podium. That blows.

I hope you rest those little Pinky's of yours... When you come back I expect a lot of capital RTYUGH's and maybe if you are feeling spry maybe you can treat is to some $%^&* too.

Be well snobby

Conrad Kornmann said...

Snob, my great grandpa was run over by a trolley in downtown van-shithole WA in the early 1900's. It's almost like we are cousins or something!

Anonymous said...

Leg shaving sponsored bike racey guys are so judgemental....oh the irony. Shut you pie hole shithole.

Austin Powers said...

VSK - Why are you counting WC's references to djt? Who are you working for? Who does number 2 work for?

dop said...

WIWM-

djt needs to listen to patches o'houlihan, and his views on urine

he obviously doesn't follow this blog (or he skips the comments), because i've posted that about 6 times)

McFly said...

Maybe he will have trouble pushing the Red Button with the smallish handway.

Ding Ding goes the Trolley said...

Watching the trolley video one can easily see how the Dodgers got, and deserved, their name. I loved the horse drawn wagon that just nonchalantly wanders out in front of the trolley. And the guy reading something (today's equivalent of a smart phone). I actually don't know how it is that more people are not killed stepping off curbs, while staring at a phone, obvious to traffic, they ought to be dropping like flies.

Anonymous said...

"van-shithole WA" Zip Code please.

Clarkey said...

Snob, I enjoy your excursions into the past. Your last Brooks blog was also fun. Keep the history coming.

Think of the Children said...

Wildcat, I fear that in the vacuum caused by your hiatus, the commentary will slowly descend to the lower levels of intellect, featuring the basest remarks on female anatomy and the falsifications of rider prowness and achievements.
Oh the humanity!

babble on said...

catching up from Thursday -

N/A- maybe not ALL of the time, but I do sometimes wear a healment whilst sitting upon the throne. Back then, I knew about the EDS, but I didn't know about the vascular bit, and I knew about the seizures, but I didn't know about the first head injury as a baby, nor did I know about the Ictal Bradycardia Asystole bit. Which brings me to

paralympic crutches - Perhaps. But if my days ARE numbered, then I intend to go out doing what I love. AND intense training has been proven to slow down the clock, and lengthen the telomeres, which is tres, tres good if your particular mutardation happens to be progressive and degenerative. Besides. Pain is an efficient teacher, so I really should've learned a metric fucktonne about everything you need to know to ride a bike by now. We'll see... :)

Man bites dog said...

http://www.scsun-news.com/story/news/crime/2017/01/15/officer-helps-bring-stolen-bike-home-back-boy-quickly/96614506/

leroy said...

Dear Mr. Man bites dog, My dog asked me to share this heart-warming human interest story.

Set the Barlow said...

When will we hit peak Trump?

bad boy of the north said...

four days and discounting....

Tom Waits said...

I'm so horny, the crack of dawn had better be careful.

grog said...

Trolley Cam.
RIDE NICE

Benson & Hedges said...

I wonder if Mr. Snob will find his blogging income stays the same even if he posts less.

Same way as Nelson Rockefeller Departed said...

Babble @ 10:16 " then I intend to go out doing what I love."

By that I presume you mean to go out with a bang.

CommieCanuck said...

America 1776-2017
"We figured out the best ways to eat melted cheese".

Donald Trump's first meeting next week with the CIA, "we're not going to turn this into a pissing contest, ...or are we..."
[cue porn music]

CommieCanuck said...

TRMP PEEE

bieks said...

I thought it was feeling a little too trumpee. It's not just a state of mind, but a state of moisture. Enjoy the show. Free buffet tonight, but stay away from the asparagus.

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

You know how here in 'Muricah we name bridges, tunnels, hospitals, libraries and other institutions after our dead presidents? What will we name after Der Trumper after he's gone? Here are some suggestions-

The Trump Institute for Pathological Liars

The Trump Clinic for Short Finger Extensions

Trump University (Maybe not?)

How many can we come up with during Snob's Hiatus?

bad boy of the north said...

If djt doesn't like NATO,looks like he'll have a yuge European problem.oh,wait...

bad boy of the north said...

Lt.O,
rename the gowanus canal....?

dancesonpedals said...

When Michael Baden was Acting NYC medical examiner, he was the grand rounds speaker at Lenox Hill, where Nelson Rockefeller was declared dead (interestingly, brought to the ER fully clothed). Baden joked that he, "Left while arriving"

After that joke, he was not made the permanent ME. (it didn't hurt his career...OJ defense, his own TV show.). He lectured our class on Forensics, and his jokes were wonderfully inappropriate.

Charlie said...

Why take off the fenders? Doesn't it rain in the spring and summer too? Or a little bit of the weight weenie showing through? Though they ain't exactly heavy.

JLRB said...

If snob repeatedly removes his fenders does that make him a serial off fender

BikeSnobNYC said...

Charlie,

A) I like to take that bike offroad in the summer and the fenders get in the way;

B) Staying dry is the key to winter riding but not really a big deal in summer. And as unsightly as they are (I moved them from another bike without trimming the struts) their effectiveness is undiminished. The amount of time it would take for me to fine tune them is the difference between riding and not riding that day.

Obviously commuting's another story, so my city bikes always have fenders.

I sincerely hope this meets with your approval. I'd hate to learn I'm doing bikes wrong.

--Wildcat Etc.

Don't Mean to Cause a Flap said...

Fenders are things that protect the item they are attatched to from damage when struck. Mudguards are what one uses to prevent spray from wheels.

Holy Roller said...

The Trumpocalypse is nigh. Say your prayers!

A good Fry Man can go a long ways said...

CC 314. We invented the food fight too!

Hey, and eating BBQ chicken using your hands.

And, McDonalds and Col. Sanders too (despite being dead, he keeps making new commercials).

Yeah, Yeah, and clogged arteries too

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

So Holy Roller, are you saying come Friday we will all receive our TrumpupPence?

dancesonpedals said...

Theresa May calls for a hard brexit....she'll make a clean breast of the matter.

dancesonpedals said...

Fenders...because it's probably urine

Oedipa Maas said...

There was too much kirsch in the fondu.

N/A said...

So, everybody got their email from Bikecycle Times, right? Didja see the article about the new Brompton in the NYC styleway? This pretty much confirms my long-standing suspicion that Wildcat is actually the Nom de Blog of Sarah Canner from VESPERTINE NYC. All the signs have pointed to it for quite some time:
Brompton? ✓
New York City? ✓
Headgear in black colorway? ✓
Furthermore, have you ever seen the two of them in the same room at the same time?

CASE CLOSED.

N/A said...

The people that insist on "mudguards" are the same ones that call an automobile trunk a "boot" and call french fries "chips". Take your wrong-headed jibber jabber and cram it in your pants!

1904 Cadardi said...

To the front

1904 Cadardi said...

Take a pull

1904 Cadardi said...

Don't look under the shoulder

1904 Cadardi said...

Just breath

1904 Cadardi said...

Focus on being smooth

1904 Cadardi said...

And throw the bike at the line

Anonymous said...

Troll ey

1904 Cadardi said...

Hi,

My name is 1904 and I'm a total BSNYC comment dork.

Also, after listening to front brake howl and having the bleed the rear brakes on my mountaining beikcycle every year I gave up and am ditching the Avids in favor of XT. Yep, I'm a Fred too.

N/A said...

HI 1904 CADARDI.

Frickus Rungus said...

1904 Cadardi,

I don't think that getting rid of crappy brakes that make annoying noises and require constant maintenance makes you a Fred.
If you were to upgrade your brakes just so that you got the new carbon lever with the cool dimples and you ordered the brakes from an overseas vendor just so you could get the limited edition version that matches the colorway of your bike, that makes you a Fred.

Oh, and one more thing: nice sprint! Was there a preem(sp)?

The News of the Day said...

This just in. The artist Christo has turned down Trump's offer of a commission to design and install the Mexican-American Drapery Wall. Not enough of the orange "Gates" material is available.

Anonymous said...

Will the real Ivanka please stand up.

Don't Mean to Cause a Flap said...

Oh dear, N/A. I'm not at all bothered that you seem to have your knickers in a twist about what is proper word useage, but I'm just going to let things ride and eat some potato crisps.

I love her flaps said...

Useage?

I love her flaps said...

Can you usage that in a sentance?

Don't Mean to Cause a Flap said...

Dear I Love her Flaps.
Good Lord! I am so ashamed. Thank you for pointing out the error of my ways. I offer my most sincere apologies.

bad boy of the north said...

Two days to build the backyard bunker.

N/A said...

Don't Mean etc.

No twist in my britches. Please continue to call things by whatever name suits you. I was only trying to stir up comments, but that was yesterday's silliness, and nobody was playing along. Today's flavor of silly has yet to be determined.

JLRB said...

Bad Boy - Make sure you get your neighbor to pay for your bunker - it's the new 'Merican way

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

JLRB, the TrumpUpPence Doctrine requires the Southern neighbor to pay the Northern neighbor's security costs. But then Bad Boy's Northern neighbor may impose the same upon Bad Boy. It's one big circular orange hot mess!

N/A said...

An anonymous industry insider has let it slip that the semi-professional author of the famous blog "Bike Snob NYC" and several bike-lifestyle books of the paper variety, is in talks to curate his own line of husky bikes designed to specifically be used on off-road paths located behind large shopping centers. Initial talks with Specialized seem to have stagnated, but Huffy has expressed interest in the project.

rodney king said...

Can't we all just get along?

bad boy of the north said...

....why am I hearing "mr.roger's neighborhood" theme song in my bean?speaking of things orange,his orangeness is already planning his re-election.he already picked a new slogan,apparently.

Victor Kaminski said...

vsk said ...

Anyone else thinking of self immolation and otherwise setting themselves on fire because of our new president Donald Trump ?

In other news, the Unity Bridge was rolling around town yesterday and today.


vsk

wishiwasmerckx said...

Podium girls banned from Tour Down Under as sexist remnant and insulting to women; Sagan will apparently have to make do with pinching Tour organizer's ass instead.

wishiwasmerckx said...

THEY'RE GETTING THE BAND BACK TOGETHER!

Armstrong, Hincapie, Vande Velde and Casey are riding together as a team at the 24 hrs at Old Pueblo, an unsanctioned mountain bike race.

No word on whether they will be wearing US Postal Service kits.

Frickus Rungus said...

Oooh, let's name the new wildcat inspired husky bike designed to specifically be used on off-road paths located behind large shopping centers!
How about: Staples and Rocks
This bike is a collabo between and the Staples office supply store. It comes in two colors: smokey salmon and ironic orange. It comes with a custom tool roll that is loaded with every possible color of expo marker. If you bonk during your ride you can huff the markers to snap you out of it and make it back to the closest Sstarbucks for refueling.

Frickus Rungus said...

Sorry, that should read: ... collabo between and Staples ...

Frickus Rungus said...

crap, it keeps trimming out the text "insert bike mfg here".

MnM said...

podium girls go round and round

Steely Danzig said...

24 Hours in the Old Pueblo was the only race in which I ever competed. 2003. Got passed by Tinker Juarez a couple times. The only doping we did was PBR and the healing of the nation. The sonoran desert is beautiful in the winter. I think 4 retired professionals is too many for one team. Though we were much slower, I wished I could have done more laps.

Chazu said...

Podium on the final day before the dawn of the age of the golden idol shower.


#impeachdjt said...

All we are saying is give Pence a chance

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

Opening line of Mein Drumpf's first speech -

"I have a stream!.........."

N/A said...

The latest Shimano Dispatch mentions the world-famous blog Bike Snob NYC on its recent Shimano sponsorship! Unfortunately, there was a screw-up and he was sent a bunch of their rowing crap. Wildcat is taking this week to review a pair of Gowanus Canal-specific rowing shoes, which he will tell us all about in a future post to be titled, "The Indignity Of Row, Row, Rowing Your Boat To Work." in which he recounts a harrowing tale of Cat6 rowing antics, and a few tips on how to get that smell out of your rowing shorts!

#whatpaddleyourunning

Frickus Rungus said...

I saw an electric tricycle surrey (no fringe on top, but kinda like this), complete with plexiglass windshield and stripey canvas "awning" on top AND a gas powered whizzer on my morning commute today.

Sure signs of the end days... Is there a major event happening soon, something like a meteorite hitting the earth, or a plague? Oh, right, the Trumpocalypse.

Fuck it. I'm getting a surrey.

just say shimaNO said...

Friends don't let friends fish with shimano

Counting Down to Armageddon T Minus 22:33 said...

Old Pueblo 2015; Juan Valdez passed me like I was standing still, a few seconds later a peloton of Border Control Agents and a guy with orange hair passed me. Found out later the orange hair guy had received a comp entry, which he later claimed as a deduction on his taxes.

johnnyflame said...

Ace hardware is have a stock-up sale on kingsford charcoal lighter fluid. Take advantage snowflakes, there is no hope, the end is near, same your tears and light up.

Fourhourerection said...

So the Trumpocalyse is nigh. Bring it, biznatches. I've survived this long, and no Oragutan in POTUS clothing scares me.

Mark Winstanley said...

Very good post, and I like your points. However I do think that lists still have some merit, but the poster should try to make the list.

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