Friday, October 27, 2017

My Latest Outside Column Is Up!

And just in time for the weekend too!


Oh, and ironically, my Brompton has suspension:


So there you go.

Ride safe, have a great weekend, and I'll see you Monday!


--Wildcat Rock Machine


13 comments:

Schisthead said...

Wack-ass bikes need better suspension. ;)

Anonymous said...

does that clown bike come with the bear suit or do you have to buy it separately?

bad boy of the south said...

Your article is just in time,as I have taken my used clown bike(non Brompton) on an excursion to the land of lejeune.no subway or commuter train,but riding in the backseat of my four wheeler that the bank owns.

bieks said...

As much as I love my Brompton, the costume is un-bear-ably sweaty.

Andrew Wagerer said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0BLtTvRMRc

Circus bears are far more dangerous than switchblades...

ken e. said...

top ten? how are bromptons in the snow? can you get knobbies on them?

Anonymous said...

Strava, suspension...won't be too long, and you'll be on a recumbent. Which is perfectly fine! That's bikin'!

Fourhourerection said...

Only a day late!

Anonymous said...

Fake news. Sad. (Not).
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/29/hail-to-the-chief-cyclist-gives-trump-the-middle-finger

Anonymous said...

Or she was acknowledging the one meter gap.

Anonymous said...

Funniest questions/comments I've had about my Brompton:

* "That looks handy. How much for one of those?". Once I tell them, I either get complete silence or something like, "You know you can buy a used car for that much.".
* (On a train with the Brompton folded next to me and said in all seriousness), "...don't trip over the wheelchair down there...".
* "Did you make that yourself?".

JLRB said...

Ummm terryaki wafting into the afterlife

N/A said...

"That looks handy. How much for one of those?". Once I tell them, I either get complete silence or something like, "You know you can buy a used car for that much."

I don't have a circus bike, but I've had that same conversation about saddles and bags before. Always on the public trailways, making small talk with peoples. I'm friendly as all get out!

"Oh, that saddle must be an antique!"
nope, it's a new Brooks.
"Really? What does one of those sell for?"
I tell them.
"Uh, that's more than my bike cost"
That's probably why you're walking, I bet.

And I have a cheap handlebar bag (an Axiom or something) on one of my whips and a couple of bikes with Jandd saddle pouches that have attracted attention more than once. I'm a relatively rare bike-cyclist that is not a carbon Fred or a DUI rider, so I guess I'm one of the only riders people see that doesn't look pissed-off to be on a bike.