Friday, October 6, 2017

Long Weekends Result In More Stable Handling

Go ahead and put your pencils away, because instead of administering a quiz I'm dismissing you all early.

You're welcome.

Also, Monday is Columbus Day, which is still a thing despite all the imperialist implications as well as Columbus's unsettlingly long index finger:


Yes, even in New York City the schools will be closed, though there has been talk of rebranding the holiday as Index Finger Day:


By the way, here's a fun fact:

It has been suggested by some scientists that the ratio of two digits in particular, the 2nd (index finger) and 4th (ring finger), is affected by exposure to androgens, e.g., testosterone while in the uterus and that this 2D:4D ratio can be considered a crude measure for prenatal androgen exposure, with lower 2D:4D ratios pointing to higher prenatal androgen exposure.


I have no idea why any of this matters.

But I bet Columbus was a regular riot at parties:


Anyway, the upshot of all this is that I won't be posting on Monday because I'll be overrun with children, but I will return on Tuesday, October 10th with regular updates.

Please note that I will update the Bike Forecast on Monday, and if you're local today's post includes some important updates about work on the George Washington Bridge as well as the Fred haven that is Nyack, so be sure to visit before making your weekend riding plans.

Oh, and if an Outside column should materialize between now and Tuesday of course I'll pop in here to let you know.  In the meantime, if you haven't ridden my piercing insights on the subject of cylcocross you owe it to yourself to do so:


I figured everyone would call my on my usual BS, but even Tim Johnson said a nice thing about it, and so I live to bloviate another day:
Anyway, enjoy the weekend, ride safe, and I'll see you here Tuesday if not before. 

I love you,


--Wildcat Rock Machine




34 comments:

wishiwasmerckx said...

First?

Coline said...

Yay!

Anonymous said...

Tim Johnson approved!

ken e. said...

have a good long weekend all! ride safe.

Anonymous said...

My Tim Johnson does not have a first name

N/A said...

In honor of Columbus, I will go to work on Monday as usual.

My state's capital is named after that guy. I wonder if they should erect (heehee) a monument to his index finger?

McFly said...

I think that's the finger he used to spread syphilis to the American Indians.

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

Top ten?

BamaPhred said...

Thanks for giving us the finger, ugh, I mean, the day off.

JLRB said...

Ruin Ning

JLRB said...

An e-Bike RUNGU

Old Timer said...

Huh? What?

mojo au gogo said...

by leaving and being gone there is the distinct possibility of meandering elsewhere while being nowhere at all, and shit...

and the inane i am not a robot is fucked up...

Unknown said...

Aero finger http://www.hauntedstudios.com/prodimages/flying-finger_medium.jpg

Fuck Lameass Copyediting said...

'Cross post!

(Rember those Mike Burrows ONCE Giants?)

Yes, I rember.

Is Spencer working for Outsized Magazine now?

1904 Cadardi said...

Sorry teach, I was behind in my class work and just got around to completing yesterday's assignment: "a disco oil rig." I didn't know that was a thing, but now that I do I want to go to there!

Gene said...

Tim Johnson called you a nice piece. My inner 13 y.o. can't stop giggling....

bad boy of the south said...

What's the finger index,Kevin?

Anonymous said...

Hey check out this asshole: https://ashevilleonbikes.com/asheville-cyclist-punched-face-motorist

Piskian said...

Americans love being laid over a barrel and shafted up tbe arse.Well done,meht!

Anonymous said...

Your mama takes steroids.

leroy said...

Excuse me, but I think you forgot to assign homewor...

YEE-OUCH!!!!!

Someone just beaned me with a Milk Bone.

Ride safe all!

It's a dog treat dogged world out there.

biorider said...

Syphilis went from the Americas to Europe via Columbus and his men. Merry Columbus Day.

Die free said...

Timmy!

ClevelandYeah said...

This could have been written by BSNYC, minus the S and the NYC. A substitute for Monday's blog?
https://streets.mn/2017/10/06/the-myth-of-the-scofflaw-cyclist/

The American Pharma Industry said...

Drugs are available to enhance that finger.

For a clit massager lasting more than 24 hours call an orthopaedic hand surgeon.

valvejob said...

It's Columbus Tubing day

dancesonpedals said...

Valvejob-

Are you denying evidence that Reynolds discovered America?

And the Beat Goes On said...

Famous people have something associated with them, Columbus - Syphilis, Lincoln - logs, Hitler - killing people, Washington - dropping the cherry tree, Stalin - killing people, Taft - fat man in a tub, Tricky Dick - dog ears, Watergate, Mike Tyson - human ears, Kennedy - Marilyn Monroe, Wilbur Mills - Fanny Foxe a.k.a. the Argentine Firecracker, Carlos Danger - photography, Reagan - raiding the Social Security Trust Fund to pay for a huge tax cut for the wealthy, Iran–Contra, Firing Air Controllers, Cleon Jones - sleeping naked in a car, Clinton - let's not go there...

bad boy of the south said...

Thanks,Janinedm. I'm sorry for the late reply.i recall that the age of eleven or twelve, I attempted a repaint of a beater bike that in the early 70s was probably thirty some odd years old.lots of spray paint later..it was pretty bad. I would more than likely screw this project up as well. Like I say,since I'm not a doctor, I don't have any patience.

bad boy of the south said...

Janinedm,but I will check it out. I'm glad you are happy with how things have turned out this far.

bad boy of the south said...

Thus far....I am firing my editor later.darn typos.

bad boy of the south said...

Oh,,and "at the".

Anonymous said...

Gronigen is a city with only 1/50 the population of NYC, where everything is within 5km. Acceptable speeds for cars AND bicycles are lower. There are plenty of small cities of size comparable to Gronigen, in the NY Region, that are pretty good to bike in with little or no bicycle infrastructure.