Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"Bloviate" is "voilate" with the letters rearranged and then a "B" in front. Think about it.

Well, you missed one heck of a talk about the mountainous biking yesterday evening, unless you didn't:



By the way, regarding the bike above...titanium rims?

Spinergy titanium rims, 21 speeds, dual mountain and street bike. Bike is a mountain bike that has been updated to ride in mountains and streets. Price negotiable. contact Jeff. 

I certainly don't remember Spinergys coming in titanium but perhaps I've blocked it out.

Anyway, if at the start of my blogging career 10 years ago you'd told me that one day I'd be making wisecracks about mountain bikes in the basement of an REI I'd have said, "Hmmm, that sounds about right."  By the way, here's what I look like when I'm in the middle of bloviating:


And here's what it looks like when I'm catching a baby that's been thrown at me:


Never say, "No applause, just throw babies" because there's always someone who'll take you literally.

Anyway, NYCMTB put together last night's event, and if you ride the knobbly-tired bicycles around here you should find some way to support them.  This would go a long way towards assuaging my guilt, because these people do a lot of hard work to maintain the trails, whereas my only "contribution" is making stupid jokes about dropper posts.

Oh, and in case you're wondering, the answer is yes, somebody did arrive by pennyfarthing:


And this very same person was kind enough to gift me with another 19th century relic.  Ever seen one of these?  It's called a "book," apparently:


Basically you just open it up and swipe:


Pretty cool!

I look forward to reading it, which I will do just as soon as I get a new prescription for my monocle.

And with that I accepted my customary payment in Clif bars and was on my way:


(It was a two-box night, which means my 17 children can eat for a week.)

You'll forgive me then for signing off, since last night's event kicked at the ungodly hour of 7pm and thus kept me out way past my bedtime.  It was dark when I got home and everything!

See you tomorrow.

I love you,



--Wildcat Rock Machine (aka "Unicorn Glitterfuck")


41 comments:

N/A said...

Man, ol' Jeff has got the whip!

N/A said...

Also, as a fellow middle-aged father and bon vivant, nice kicks Wildcat!

Two Claws said...

Podium?

Two Claws Up!

Schisthead said...

No nut butter filled joke?

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

5th Scrani!

N/A said...

I'm going to start calling those bikes "Quarterdimes" on account of inflation, the fact that I like to keep things current, and "farthing" seems like it should be a measure of distance, not the name of a piece of currency, and I just don't care for it if I'm being honest.

Anonymous said...

Seventh?--Woo hoo.
Love your blog(s), Wildcat.
Glad you are talking bikes to NYC and earning sustenance thereby.

dancesonpedals said...

I feel so voilated

leroy said...

Unicorn Glitterfuck?

Of the Old Greenwich, New City, and Old Orchard Beach Glitterfucks?

My dog claims he prepped at the Groton School with your cousin Skeeter.

But I think he may just be angling for a Clif Bar.

Chazu said...

Nine(r)

So mountainous

Bryan Bracy said...

It sure looks like Tom Hanks is vominating about mountie bykes.

Concerned said...

Somebody violated that Cannondale.

Anonymous said...

i went to your talk yesterday and then i got lucky with a nice jewish doctor. coincidence? i think not.

i guess i, too, am a graduate of '69

Anonymous said...

Will the Cockpit of the Year Awards ever return?

McFly said...

Ah the Delta V....Cannondale's precursor to the more famous Delta VI....it had 3 a beffier bottom bracket. Like your nut butter craving mom.

Jack Doran said...

I wonder how stoked the fervently anti-helment Jobst Brandt would have been to have Clif Bar take his photo climbing up Gavia Pass, add a helment and slap "nut butter" across the packaging. My guess is not too stoked.

N/A said...

A little nut butter is just the thing for a chafed scranal region.

Grump said...

The Spinergy Rev-X 26" Mountain bike wheel was built like the road wheel. Carbon spokes and rim, with an aluminum brake track (like all carbon wheels should have)

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Will recumbabe ever return?

dancesonpedals said...

Nut butter craving mom? I think every mom craved butting nuts at one time or another...elst we wouldn't be born (have been)

wle said...

i'm still obsessed with Walz Cap Lady..

mm.

how does she look so chocolaty delicious EVERY DAY!!!??
//
might she be - oh - i don't know - ITALIAN????!!!!?????
//
pee wee herman quote: "I'm a man... she's Italian..." - (pee wee's big top)..
//
pee wee explains to his cute fiancee why he had an affair with a circus performer...
//
fiancee is forced to admit he had a point...
//
wle


WhatdoIweartoday? said...

Came in here but couldn't find the link to the NY cycling weather blog. Ou est-il?

JLRB said...

Don't you boys know
Any nice songs?

Spokey said...


present sir/madam

Victor Kaminski said...

vsk said ...

Jack Doran, you beat me to the Jobst Brandt reference.

In other news, I rode to work for the 1st time in a long time yesterday. Have no idea how my wheels are supporting all this. People still suck, but it was an awesome sunset that seemed to go on for a long time. My being on the East side notwithstanding. I got the little point and shoot camera through the chain link of the Williburg Bridge like some other picture takers. As we are moving in the office again, I have to take imperial tonne loads of crap back home using the Schlep method. And my legs are fateeeged.

vsk

Alfred said...

What, me worry?

JuanOffhue said...

VOLE BAIT

Anonymous said...

Recumbent Conspiracy Theorist —

By asking whether Recumbabe will ever return, are you hoping to learn when she will cum again?

Anonymous said...

"voilate" is "violate" with 2 letters switched around.

Spokey said...


i'm all for bringing back recumbabe

but let's also bring back her sister Uma.

BeerDrivenCyclist said...

31rd. Or something.

BamaPhred said...

I just knew Unicorn Glitterfuck was going to be one of WCRM's obscure horrorcore metal bands.
Screwed
Since we are wishing, how about a follow up on Pilgrim Shoes Jenny?

Mother's Milk, Accept No Substitute said...

Bring back the babe on the bike who was riding while nursing a baby. Definitely bring her back.

P. T. Barnum said...

I Voted for Trump @ 11:10. You should be proud of yourself, helping make Easter Egg Hunts Great Again.

PS At the rate he's going to Florida to play golf Donald will spend more taxpayer's money on travel than Obama did in all of his eight years combined (read that in the news media that Donald calls Fake News).

George Eastman said...

"...here's what I look like when I'm in the middle of bloviating...

That photo...either some horrible lighting or GREAT PHOTOSHOPPING!!!!!

KellyAnn said...

"Tuesday, April 18, 2017
"Bloviate" is "voilate" with the letters rearranged and then a "B" in front. Think about it."

Someone's been riding too long without a helmet.

N/A said...

Wildcat, was your REI bloviation recorded for posterity? More importantly, is it on the internets somewhere that somebody, for example some tall dark and handsome fellow in Cincinnati, can watch it?

JLRB said...

N/A - Only if you wear dark jeans and a dark t-shirt

That photo - your head looks way out of proportion to your body - no wonder you hate helments - it must be impossible to find ones that fit!

wle said...

That book - "10,000 miles on a bicycle" - should be called "10,000 pages of bikes made by blacksmiths, roads of the 1800s, solid tires, acetylene headlights, " - I found it online, looks like a real snooze inducer.. !

Brian said...

Go to google and type "nut butter filled".

rovinato said...

Just swipe. That's pretty damn good.