Friday, December 22, 2017

[Enters Trepidatiously] "...Hello? Is Anyone Here?"

Hopefully you're all in the midst of abandoning your respective posts for the holidays, but in case you're still staring at a screen for whatever reason you should know that Outside have deigned to publish my latest column:



Yes, sometimes nothing beats hopping on a bike and knocking around the city:


I stayed off the dirt jumps though:


And with that I resume my absence, and I'll see you back here either next time Outside posts a column or on January 2nd, whichever comes sooner.

May your holidays be disgustingly joyful,


--Wildcat Rock Machine



39 comments:

I'm not a robot said...

Let the record show I came here sorta by mistake, aware of your purported absence, but still this'll be a measure of Snobby's cult status.

Any commenter who ends up here via the Outside column, though, doesn't count.

dancesonpedals said...

scranus

dancesonpedals said...

Shoulda read it first.

Thumbs up for "Escher-esque". On my few trips through that neighborhood, I would find myself descending hairpins that turned me southwards as part of my north-bound commute.

biorider said...

Enjoy your holidays, see you next year. Ride safe.

Nathan Johnson said...

I knew it! Urban mtb is my jam too.
Have a good holiday, sir.

Anonymous said...

A flagrantly delectable Outside inside-the-city report.

Billy said...

Missed the podium despite rss feed doping.

Hee Haw the barista said...

Rad pump track dude.

fourhourerection said...

Happy Holidays, Freds and Fredricas.

ken e. said...

damnit's ville! outside's cold. layer away.

Anonymous said...

Was hoping for more pictures. Don't get out much.

Anonymous said...

You make the city sound so nice even though I know better. I'm not far from Tampa right now and I wouldn't ride into town unless I was paid quite a lot. Have a good day every day.

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

A day late and 13th Scranus?

JLRB said...

Escape from NY

Hoping you can keep the pace in 2018, Sir Blogsalot

Skidmark said...

Holy Happydays to all Snobittes.

paulb said...

One of your very best! "The resolute skyline of the Bronx..." Practically counting the weeks until I can plunge back into the Riis Park surf. Wish I had the chops for single track.

Artie Lange said...

Merry Christmas to all. I feel pretty good going into the holiday's, I mean other than my obvious challenges. I was stumbling around the web looking for different way of exercise for a guy my size & found this site. I need to concentrate on getting better and fitness is a HUGE part of that. The bicycle seems an obvious choice for me, so I m hoping to make some new friends in the cycling community. I will be starting in baby steps, so any encouragement is appreciated.
Artie.

DB said...

Thanks for entertaining us all year. Appreciate all that you do with TransAlt and this blog.
Look forward to a ride around Astoria with you and Leroy’s dog in the spring.

Spokey said...

ok, so i a 4-day late and a fiber-fix spoke short for the podi

but really a hi-ate-us from the hie-hate-is so soon? who wooda thought?

any who assuming no snobbery before the grate year of 2018, everyone have a happy new years eve.

BUT DON'T LET YOUR BALLS DROP ! !

Dooth said...

T’was the day after Christmas
And all through the blog
Not a creature was stirring
Not even a Snob

dop said...

From one aging boomer to another, Leroy, that whole ‘don’t let your balls drop is easier said than done. Gravity gets the better of our sinews, and the next thing you know, your balls get wet sitting on the office crapper

bad boy of the south said...

All the bike socks were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that a new post soon would be
there
(Apologies to a certain Mr.Moore)

NHcycler said...

And Mama in her kerchief
and I in my BSNYC Waltz cap
had just settled down
for a long recovery nap

McFly said...

Holy shitballs those jumps look sketchy "AF" as the kids say.

Make sure your in the optimum position on the Jones Bar before launch.

bad boy of the south said...

thanks,dooth.see what you started?lol.

cdinvb said...

Yeah. Okay. See you then. I was out riding sand roads.

George Berkeley said...


If a blog posts, and no one is in the forest to notice, is it realy a blog?

bad boy of the south said...

Leroy,warm up yet?

Wrench Monkey said...

Ok then: E-bikes should not be allowed on any off road trails or bike paths EVER! Helmets need to be mandatory for any activity involving more than one wheel and less than four wheels. Disc brakes are superior to all other types of brakes. Fat bikes are the solution to a non-existent problem. Just trying to get the ball (t)rolling here.

bad boy of the south said...

Crickets in the snow.

Anonymous said...

Are you there God? It's me, Bikesnob.

fourhourerection said...

So peaceful here.

Anonymous said...

Well that was fun. While I was there I belatedly read your thing about riding with headphones. (https://www.outsideonline.com/2263576/go-stick-it-your-ear) I'd go even further and say: Assuming you're obeying traffic laws and not acting like a jackass, there are zero hazards out there that you're going to be able to avoid by hearing them. Which is why we let deaf people cycle. Anything relevant either has a visual component too, or it's approaching you from behind you and there's not much you can do about it.

bad boy of the south said...

Ride safely in through new year.

dop said...

Cricket in the snow? or Cricket in the snow?

bad boy of the south said...

Either one works.

Anonymous said...

"approaching you from behind and there is not much you can do about it". don't like the sound of that. maybe it's the backside of another year.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the future...future..future.

Spokey said...

well happy news year to youse all

gotta go jump start daughter-1 (well actually her stupid honda). but other than that i ain't goin out there. i think i'll put on the heat in de-basement and spin to ralphy, mr spock or something else i've seen 6.02 x 10**23 times on that little 19" thing.