Friday, August 1, 2014

BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

Yesterday I mentioned drones, prompting a reader to share what happens when they attack:

An experienced triathlete was injured yesterday when an aerial drone crashed to the ground during the Endure Batavia Triathlon in Geraldton.

Raija Ogden, of Perth, said she was hit on the head by the drone when it crashed, denying claims by its owner that she was simply frightened by the machine and fell to the ground.

Flying a drone into a triathlete's head and then blaming the crash on triathletes' known inability to remain upright for the duration of a bicycle ride?

It's the perfect crime.

Meanwhile, when it comes to the wide spectrum of bike-handling, on one end you've got the triathletes, and on the other you've got Danny MacAskill, who is probably the World's Most Agile Bike Rider--or at the very least the World's Most Agile Scotsman.  Indeed, it seems like only yesterday when he charmed the world with his breakout video:

Sorry, wrong video:

With its reedy-voiced indie rock soundtrack, beguiling Scottish backdrop, and preternaturally feline feats of two-wheeled derring-do, it charmed everyone from beshanted bike culture dweebs to testosterone-addled teens.  Now, five years and an energy drink sponsorship later, he's focussing entirely on the latter demographic, as is readily apparent from his latest video:

There's been a bit of a backlash among the bike culture in response to this video, and I couldn't agree more, because this is not the sort of upscale web content I've come to expect from a classy company like Red Bull:

So mazel tov Mr. MacAskill on successfully landing the transition to Full Douche.

Lastly, the G train is out of commission for a few weeks, and from the way people are talking about it you'd think this is the biggest blow to New York City since the British beat George Washington's ass up to White Plains.  In fact, it's so bad that people have resorted to riding bicycles:

But one of the most popular new paths is the bike path.

Sales are up by about 20 percent at Silk Road Cycles on Franklin Avenue.

“This has been the biggest overnight shift since Sandy,” said the manager, Nick Janaro.

People have come looking for new bikes, or tuneups for ones long neglected.

And yes, I'm going to go ahead and take full credit for the name of that bike shop, because why not?

In any case, so many people are riding bikes that even the police have taken notice, but don't worry, because as far as they're concerned you can still go fuck yourself:

As a police officer down the block said, “Yeah, there’s a lot more bike traffic” along the waterfront.

Like Ania, he wasn’t authorized by his boss to give his full name.

He said there would be no special treatment for bicyclists during the G outage.

“So just be careful at intersections.”

Yeah, don't get any big ideas like you have a right to the road or anything like that.

And now, I'm pleased to present you with a quiz.  As always, study the item, think, and click on your answer.  If you're right then good for you, and if you're wrong you'll see the Wanktrix.

Thanks very much for reading, ride safe, and remember your place at the bottom of the transit food chain.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

1) Airdog is:

--An "Autonomous personal action sports drone"
--A "Guardian angel for Freds"
--An upcoming Disney movie about a skateboarding dog
--Just flying around looking for a head to hump

2) Danny MacAskill is an autonomous personal action sports drone.


(Kid lays on a pretty good guilt trip...for a WASP.)

3) Why is this Portland six year-old nonplussed?

--Some thieves stole her bike
--Some thieves stole her mom's bike
--Some thieves stole her dad's bike
--Some thieves stole the entire family's bikes and then left the light on in the garage which wastes energy and is really bad for the environment

4) Which of the following is not a feature of the Merge, one of the entries in the Oregon Manifest "Ultimate Urban Utility Bike" competition?

--Retractable rack
--Retractable fender
--Retractable cable lock
--Telescoping handlebars

("I promise I'm completely sober and that my fingers aren't crossed in the capacious pocket of my enormous jeans--which, I might add, are from Jared Fogle's new 'Before' menswear collection.")

5) In which restaurant was Sunset Hills, MO Mayor Mark Furrer dining before intentionally striking a cyclist with his Mercedes?

--Mezcal Mike's
--Gordo's Margaritas
--Tequila Mockingbird's
--Campaña del Taco

6) After picking up a fan's dropped helment cam during a Tour de France stage, Team Europcar rider Kevin Reza proceeds to:

--Interview his fellow riders with it
--Wear the helment cam himself for the remainder of the stage
--Throw the helment cam back into the crowd
--Film his own crotch extensively

7) What are "Boojees?"

--Protective sheaths to facilitate walking in clipless road shoes
--Insulated winter shoe covers for fat bike riders
--The new cyclocross pit boots from Speedvagen
--Overshoes for cycling in heels

***Special "Welcome To America"-Themed Bonus Video!***

Just a reminder to any of you visiting the United States that you are about to enter a nation of idiots.


Spokey said...


Spokey said...

and silver

Spokey said...

and bronze

Anonymous said...


Spokey said...


my tummy is too full now

Anonymous said...

Top 10!!

wishiwasmerckx said...

Top ten.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Top 10 anyways.

Olle Nilsson said...

Gotta say, totally buying she got frightened and fell to the ground. Perfect crime indeed.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Drones Gone Wild

theEel said...


Anonymous said...

oh schlecked it

Euro Spondee said...

Babble to weigh in on Boojees in three, two,....

Angry Beaver in Miramichi said...

Unlucky 145. Darn

Angry Beaver in Miramichi said...

The Playboy Bunny in Red, if she's ever down at Wreck Beach, text me will ya Babs. That way I'll catch two birds at once.

Anonymous said...

I don't know, Snob. You got your bike tricks and you got your chicks under water falls. I'm not so harsh on Danny's video as you are.
Dances On Pedals will be competing in the NYC Triathlon Sunday representing Team BSNYC. Watch out for drones.

babble on said...

Kisses, Spokester. XX

I was still scratching my head over yesterday's post, too...

Olle Nilsson said...

Okay, after seeing the David Letterman Kludgecam, I retract yesterday's statement: I am not the David Byrne of videography. I have kludgecam technology.

Anonymous said...

Only a douche uses the word: " preternaturally"

Anonymous said...

back of the pack


Yeah Cleveland! said...

Bing says the Westernport Wall has a 31% grade. I think I'll skip it.

Speaking of which a buddy from Jersey wants to do the Bicycling Fall Classic. Anyone ride it? Is it worth the 8 hrs in the car that I own - although not a Hyundai but a Prius.

Anonymous said...

OMG! those cyclists (or triatheletes?) going all turtle and falling over made my day! thanks snob


Spokey said...

never done that but I drive pretty close to Rodale (in the old camry I own which has some drum brakes) on the way to my brother's.

I've ridden in the area a couple times. Just never with the crabon crew,

It can be pretty scenic as long as you stay away from roads like 222 which can be as congested as the LIE.

Nice micro-brew in Kutztown near the college when you get done if you're up for that.

how appropriate for todays post. robot is making my type had tonlate

BikeSnobNYC said...

Yeah Cleveland!,

I have ridden it, it's very nice.

Though I've never spent 8 hours in a Prius.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

babble on said...

sigh... had to watch Danny boy all the way through twice. He turned cycling into an impact sport. And OMG did all that jumping around make him hot hot hot. Bikes make for the best bums. Mmmmmm hot buns.

None of those girls dressed in the silly cozzies moves. I didn't see a muscle among em. But I did see lotsa nice boobies. Mmmmmm hot boobies.

Too bad Danny didn't take it from an impact sport to full contact. Now THAT would have been fun to watch.

JB said...

1. In their defense, that steep concrete road that all the tri-geeks are falling over on is the worst condition concrete surface I have seen in a long while, and part of my job is inspecting pavements.

2. As long as we're objectifying, the Red bull woman on the right is the "fun" one. Back me up here, McFly.

3. According to the Margarita restaurant (per local major daily paper), the Mayor did not drink alcohol at that restaurant, since they are still waiting on their liquor license paperwork and not yet serving alcohol. Mayor is likely still a dick, however.

dancesonpedals said...

yesterday wrm wrote of being eye to eye with a hawk..never rode with a hawk, but plenty of times I've been riding 15-20 mph when a bird flies alonside about the same speed...seems to stand still with little jumps up & down & to the side....flicks of the wings...a couple of times I've seen the same effect with bunnies..once with a deer alongside..the body motionless with the feet flipping up & down...ok I'll take my meds

Flyover BC said...

There's so much to comment on today.

McAskil: Nice racks and celebrate diversity!! A thing of beauty is a joy forever, even in middle-age.

The little girl is showing " attitude", as seen in any popular advertisement meant to appeal to a mother.

The feature not included in the Merge is a top-tube/seat stay weld that is likely to last more than a year or so.

Anonymous said...

Shit I better give that guy's bike back or his daughter will kick my ass!

Anonymous said...

Flyover - I thought the same thing about that joint. When did "design" stop meaning what I think it means?

Anonymous said...

those Red Bull gals gave me a Raging Bull - if you get my drift - wink, wink!

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...
Only a douche uses the word: " preternaturally"

August 1, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Olle Nilsson said...

Flyover, that and the Portland entry confirms there's not a structural engineer among the lot of the gentrification all-star league. Really, why bend a top tube like that except you like to have an excuse to put on a top tube pad?

Anonymous said...

And WTF are those Playboy Bunny outfits MADE OF anyway? Why are they so preternaturally stiff -- are they kevlar? Do they stop bullets? A hostile and despotic garment. Preternaturally so.

To say nothing of the bunny ears, which someone apparently thought was hot? Even so, the video preview picture IS hot shit. Surprise/excitement of that type always is.

Flyover BC said...


very few women have your muscle tone.

But, a few weeks ago on popular local climb (7000-10,000 ft asl), I saw a 60+ year old Frederica that was so gnarly, you could see muscle fiber, under her thin skin.

She was truly magnificent, with aging supermodel good looks. She, did a bit of posing for me at the rest stop and then proceeded to climb, while I headed back down, in hopes of reaching a fredly yeeehaaaa speed.

On the other hand, it's probably best to leave her be. She'd hurt almost any guy that was of an appropriate age.

dancesonpedals said...


maybe she has a niece...

btw...just read the post (i always go straight for the quiz...)...preternatural seemed natcheral

babble on said...

Flyover - I would love to see those photos. It always makes me happy to see other women on bikes. Bikes definitely build the best butts, and it's good to share share, sugarbear.

preter natural said...

otoh hugh heffners preter is not natural

Anonymous said...

Girls don't wear ties.

Anonymous said...

Ryan murdick, veteran triathlete

Flyover BC said...

I guess I could make the ride tomorrow morning and wait with a camera. I'd be a wildlife photog awaiting a tawny cougar.

JB said...

Regarding #3, JB:
A new business in town will likely say whatever keeps the Mayor of said town out of jail (for the time being).

Comment deleted said...

Babs @ 11:40 - Yes! I guess I'm supposed to find the silly "effeminate" way they move sexy, but it has just the opposite effect for me.

They also don't exude the slightest bit of intelligence (again, by design, I'm sure); while I might enjoy seeing them naked, I wouldn't want to be stuck in a long car ride with them.

Freddy Murcks said...

I am sad to have to admit it, but I would LOVE to go to a party at the Playboy mansion. Nevertheless, I must say that Danny MacAskill's tricks in the Playboy Mansion video seemed a bit perfunctory. He was probably making sure that he didn't hurt himself so that he would be up for a bit of fun later.


David Pearce said...

Dear WRM,

Thanks for another great week of schtuff!

I can't believe I got it right that those Boojees booties are for high heel riding.

Man, I thankfully have been out of the loop on the small but rabid cult of the Triathlete. I guess I just had been smartly self-censoring what I watch; I just wasn't aware of the advertising. Why don't you just have a heads-up display with computer implanted right into your eyeball, Mr. Triathlete. (I know, I know, I'm sure it's only one Kickstarter away from reality).

But then again, I have been aware of all this cultish videography, like at Campagnolo, self-congratulatory videos of just how awesome their technology is:


And thank you, Dances, for reminding me.... It's time to take my meds!

in D.C.

Freddy Murcks said...

Regarding the Danny MacAskill playboy vid and the bike safety vid: having now watched them both, I think the woman in the wife beater shirt in the bike safety video may be better than the Playboy bunnies in a number of important respects. For one, she always wears a well fitting helment when riding. And she has a good strong grip and she's good with that tire inflation arm movement.


le Correcteur said...

"So mazel tov Mr. MacAskill on successfully landing the transition to Full Douche."

Great line, WCRM.

trama said...

EVO- Inspired by San Francisco’s famous towers and bridges, the symmetrical frame...

"Caltrans sought to silence engineers who voiced concerns about cost overruns or construction defects on the new Bay Bridge eastern span, forcing several of them from the project, according to an investigative report prepared for a state Senate committee.

Eight engineers who either worked for Caltrans or had contracts with the state agency had to leave their posts, as did a ninth who worked for the bridge's builder, according to the report released Thursday by the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee.

Several engineers criticized the quality of welding work on giant deck sections and tower components that began in 2007 at a factory in Shanghai, while others balked at costly change orders that they saw as benefiting the bridge's lead contractor.

The long-delayed bridge, which at $6.4 billion came in $5 billion over budget."

Yep, I can see the inspiration.

Orestes Munn said...

I don't even think those ears are look good on rabbits, that said...

Flyover BC said...

Speaking of design, I wonder what the design process was for some of the racks seen in the last McAskill vid.

Was aesthetic form put in the forefront, so to speak. Was there any concern for function, and how it interfaces with other elements. And who is the end user, really?

That, and McAskill's bike seems to be of durable engineering and conventional design.

David Pearce said...

1:50 p.m.


Flyover BC said...

What ears?

Spokey said...

but do those racks retract?

Orestes Munn said...

I'm into ears.

The hardshell retro outfits leave the rack details to the jaded imagination. I'm guessing they're cantilevered.

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Regular guy said...

I sure hope none of those triathletes take up mountain biking, at least anywhere near me.

At least Mr. Macaskill got to ride his bike around the Playboy house, if I went there, they'd throw me in the cage with the monkey.

caged MonkeyMan(person)(entity) said...

what makes you think I'd let you in my cage

Orestes Munn said...

The tails, on the other hand, are sheer hubba hubba.

JB said...

USA Bike Safety Vid: "And lastly, make sure your chains are ready to go."

Anonymous said...

At least the "welcome to the USA" video tries to be helpful to cyclists, unlike the company welcoming foreign drivers to London:

grog said...

Love Danny, but tricks are for kids.


Anonymous said...

Full douche? for what? getting paid to ride is bike for a living and doing it at the frigging playboy club, with hot playboy bunnies and most likely screwing at least one of them? yeah, what a douche!

dancesonpedals said...

we run the gamut from preternatural to our own perfidious manner

loved the savageman video (there's a reason I have a 39/28..I know I can't climb something like that) ...savageman posted it on their site...tri's get stupid names like mightyman, toughman etc because ironman is a trademark & you can't say half-iron unless the evil empire is running it...I longb to race the Tupper Lake Tinman, but I'll take a pass on the HarryMan in Harriman state park...signed...freds who swim

Anonymous said...

China Man Triathlon

leroy said...

Aced the quiz!

Ride happy all!

Password to prove I'm not a robot: "ivedib blocked."

I wish.

I've never successfully blocked my dog from calling dibs on anything.

1904 Cadardi said...


You can't dibs block a dog. You call dibs, they go pee on it. Like bringing a triathlon bike to a hill climb. You'll fail and look foolish doing it.

anything edible? said...

JB @ 11:54

But what kind of knucklehead mayor would go to a place with margarita in it's name that doesn't yet serve booze?

I wonder if the ReconJet triathalon distraction inyourface interface warns them of upcoming steep hills?

JB said...

anything @ 4:29: Mayors often go to just-opened establishments in their city to promote them. Although, when one with "margarita" in it's name opens and doesn't serve booze, and unhappy mayor leaves looking for revenge.

Anonymous said...

Playboy mansion: throe me in the grotto

Anonymous said...

I did well on the quiz. Is this good or bad?

CommieCanuck said...

Freddy Murcks said...
I am sad to have to admit it, but I would LOVE to go to a party at the Playboy mansion.

Yeah, before HIV, HepC, and those six strains of herpes name after Mario Cipollini.

CommieCanuck said...

Great PSA, "The key to safety is PREVENTION...Ride near the right, but not too close to the curb."

Reminds me of an orientation video I had to watch at Duke University for foreigners: they warned us that the excesses of American society might seem overwhelming and can cause us to be light headed.
i.e. you filthy foreigners cannot handle all the awesomeness in 'murica.
True story.

CommieCanuck said...

no, really.

SocialistAmerican said...

CC, you went to Duke? I went to Dutchess University just around the corner from there. Perhaps we met at the Spring Formal?

Flyover BC said...

The excesses of America. What excesses?

My folks used to harbor foreign exchange students, mostly you'reapeein.

Those guys partied in ways entirely unacceptable by Mercan society, although envied by mercan teens.

Anonymous said...

i'd just like to add that on my lunch ride today i actually witnessed a fred at woo-hoo-hoo-hoo speed going "woo-hoo-hoo-hoo" on his way down the hill i was on my way up. although i suspect he was going pretty well under whhh velocity, even though you wouldn't guess it from his volume.

i guess it makes me as much of a dork for having a "lunch ride." but at least i keep my fredgasms to myself.

Orestes Munn said...

We always had an excess of drugs back in Halcyon Days, but sex seemed to be in rather short supply. To read the papers you'd have though people were copulating in the streets...and maybe they were, just not I.

David Pearce said...

Dear WCRM (Show me a man who can spell a word only one way, and I'll show you a boring man!),

So June 13, 2007 has a special in your life! Well!

Show me a blog post from June 2007 that is still getting comments in 2014, and I'll show you some robust longevity!

Congrats, and thank you! Rock on!

in D.C.

David Pearce said...

A special place I mean!

Goddamit, I guess I gotta start previewing my comments.

Proofreading is ded everywhere (except in your blog, I need to add, where you go to great lengths to spell many words wrong on purpose, and which is getting harder to do, with the passive-agressive spellcheck auto-correcting every misspelled-on-purpose word we write).

And what the hell is "Photo Sphere" anyway? ...Must find out!

Anonymous said...

Didn't Letterman have a "stupid human tricks" segment to complement "stupid pet tricks?" The Scottish bike wheelie guy would be perfect for "stupid human tricks!"

ken e. said...

proofreading's not dead, it's sleeping in the backseat while illiteracy drives.

happy (independent states of canada)day y'all! ride safe.

Anonymous said...

Wow! It's officially the lamest single video on all of Youtube - "Playboy" in the title and no boobs, just some dork bunny hopping his BMX bike. Someone should be shot.

ken e. said...

oops! irony can be so unintentional sometimes. hey anon, check danny m.'s other videos, dude will put to shame any bike skillz you might profess to have...

David Pearce said...

Ken e., 8:32 p.m. EST,

Nice line!

There really is an "Independent States of Canada Day"?

What the hell is that?

Blog Drafter said...

Today's preternatural is tomorrow's superannuated.

Man, "a full-scale "Do The Right Thing" style riot." I lol'd. Genius...Snob, wear a helmnent, protect that brain. We need it.

I see from the Wiki that ol'Hef is still with us. Must take a bit of presumed glamour out of the "bunny" thing, what with mandatory diaper duty and all.

Spokey said...

hmmm gettin near sprint time

ce said...

I watch Danny MacAskill videos for the stunts.

dancesonpedals said...

I like this one:

way back home

dancesonpedals said...

at registration for the triathlon tonight, there was a hall of people trying to sell products, before you could get to the table with our t shirts & transition bags. (the panasonic lifetime sports nyc tri is pretty commercial)..anyway, one booth was trying to sell personal drone coverage of your race...I watched some of the footage..I may be biased, but when the drone following the runner had to dip to avoid some low-hanging branches, I thought it almost nailed the next guy in the pack

babble on said...

He makes it look so easy. It's parkour for bikes.

dop - at the very least, it is reassuring to know that it tries to avoid stuff.

Jone Mark said...

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McFly said...

Blonde and boobs....been there...did that. I gotta go with the Asian in the equation. The Chinaslut. I spent the day at Loretta Lynns AMA Motocross and saw some similar to those today. Hung out with Jeff Ward some. Ever heard of him? Anybody? 7 x National champ. Drove Indy cars for AJ Foyt Chip Ganassi and Eddie Cheever. No?

O'Mc'Spokeyman said...

McFly @ 96

trying to sneak a centurion

Spokey said...

97 purrs hisself a Jack's Tennessee Honey

Spokey said...

98 slips the chain back on

Spokey said...

where the hell is everyone

Spokey said...

Tried for the 100 listenin' to
john doing Keep on Chooglin'

babble on said...

XX! What is that, a royal flush?

That's funny, McFly. I worked with a guy named Jeff Ward last year. But he wasn't a cycling champ.

Spokey said...

glad someone is around even if it's only 22:30 canadian for you

Anonymous said...

... but did you have to bring White Plains into it?

dancesonpedals said...

oh oh oh...

what's the difference between danny mcaskill and the playboy bunnies?

danny has a cunning array of stunts, and the bunnies are a stunning array of whatever

dancesonpedals said...

somewhere, down here in Canada's transverse colon, there's a cunning bunch of runts who can muck in the fountain...wait...I killed 2 setup lines with one stone

Dooth said...

McCaskill bunny hopping? Big deal. How about some bunny humping?

Alias Bob said...

Given the fact that there has never been a U.S. fatality on a bike share bike, and that Nice Ride has had 3 injuries (no head injuries) in 5 years of operation, and that several of the B-Cycle cities have had zero injuries of any kind after several years of operation; it is obvious that biking per se it safe in the U.S. What people are not considering is that there are no requirements at all to ride "regular" bikes (and no bike inspections). Whereas you need to be an adult with a bank account (well not strictly) and be competent enough to push a button or two to ride a bike share bike, all bets are off when it comes to "regular" bikes. Washing down a sheet of acid with a gallon of booze, and riding a 5 year old broken down brakeless Wally world bike at nite on the interstate with no lights; it probably has been done in the U.S.A. Even though there is not a direct correlation with the ~800 (a very low number) or so annual bike fatalities and the 800 worse bike riders (i shudder to think of) in the U.S.A, there is probably considerable overlap. Yes, some very competent bike riders are just real unlucky, but still biking per se is probably safer than playing lawn darts.

babble on said...

LOL! That was good, dop - thanks. Looks like you're on fire this weekend. Enjoy the race! xo

Anonymous said...

DOP for comment of the weekend at 8:01.
Good luck tomorrow. We expect a report Monday.

babble on said...

Heh heh. Still chuckling. I guess someone would have thought of it spooner or later...

David Pearce said...

Dear WCRM,

I don't think I've seen you mention anything about Nibali, at least not in conjunction with Pantani as the last Italian to win the TdF and also the Giro.

But since Nibali didn't win the Giro in the same year as the TdF, it seems to me it shouldn't count, but I really don't know anything about anything and racing anyway.

Also now, the weird Italian justice system and the weird Italian justices are looking into whether Pantani was actually murdered.

I don't know, but between the way the Italians handled the Amanda Knox case and the way they're handling this case, the Italians seem hyper style conscious and also very weird.

Porn To Be Wild said...

The house that porn built. Ha ha! I'm sure I saw a grizzled ol' monkey in the background throwing feces and masturbating... Oh wait... Hugh??!!

Spokey said...

dear mr snobbie

i'm sure you're having a a great (or at least) nice weekend so you won't read this.

But just I'd say thanks for providing reading pleasure and have a great weekend

anyone else getting Photo Sphere about 90% of the time from the robot now. Is robot just getting lazy?

dancesonpedals said...

why babble, you seem tit to be fied.

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Spokey said...


aren't you supposed to be battling crocs or sharks or something in the hudson? or east river?

watchout for the sharkapus I just something about on syfy news.

semi serious cyclist said...

Another possible category for next years' Oregon Manifest custom builders show

canadian rides 3000 miles by unicycle

the touring unicycle. Could be the next hot bike trend, stay ahead of the curve.

Angry Beaver in Miramichi said...

Babs, CC & anyone else north of the NSA Border.

babble on said...

Since when does the NSA recognise borders??

What a sad article. The mountain names hardly seem like something to get your knickers in a twist over, but the fact that our illustious head banker Mark Carney (I went to high school with him) felt he had to apologise for including an Asian woman on the note is just pathetic. This country was founded on racism, and it continues unabated to this day.

pyker said...

The thing to understand about MacAskill is that there's no surer way to addle a Scotsman's brain than to drop him into an environment where it's always sunny, always warm, and filled with tanned, fit women in bikinis. Nothing in his life as a Scotsman will have prepared him for this. So we should cut him some slack.

Former RC Pilot said...

the FAA is dropping the bomb on the quad copter/drone/eye in the sky

oh and the boys with toys are throwing a hissy fit

meanwhile Uncle Jed is loading the the old side by side for some personal scatter gun justice against them pesky drones

keep the popcorn ready and stay under a tin roof cause stuff is about to start dropping out of the sky

babble on said...

Huh. There are still little bits of gravel working their way out of my body two months on... gross.

dancesonpedals said...


Why yes, I was,as the expression goes, mid-pack fodder. There was a 3 knot current & we flew on the swim. On the downside, a 700 meter run (about 83rd to 73rd streets)(barefoot) from out of the water to the transition where the bikes waited. I made a maneuver worthy of a tri-bloopers reel, running out of transition with my bike I hit the pavement & skated in my sidi's down a short hill on the slippery pavement (the key is keeping heals in contact with the ground with most of your weight on the cleats& holding on to the bike)guy in front of ran to the bottom of the hill, mounted & wiped out. A good day in the rain

Anonymous said...

Congrats DOP!
Nice finish.

leroy said...

Tried to walk my dog this morning. He saw the rain and told me to start without him.

I told him some people actually jump into the Hudson in this weather.

He suggested I join them.

Well of course I was flattered, but I'm just not ready for a triathlon.

Congrats dop.

Spokey said...

glad you made it without any serious sharknado problems.

Over the river here in God's country it was cloudy but no rain. Made for a pleasant ride with no sun beating down on me.

flank_steak_on_rye said...

the panasonic lifetime sports nyc tri is pretty commercial

You don't say? I had no clue.

Babs, the folks at the hospital didn't clean out the wound well enough.

As a note to others doing a bike-related trip to the ER, the hospital tech's got to **SCRUB** the road rash. That means topical anaesthesia, antiseptic, and a scrub brush applied vigorously.

Your body will keep pushing road-stuff out of the injury for a while.

JLRB said...

Scranus gravel woo hoo

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A Very Nice View said...

Babs, as long as it's not coming out of the surface of your butt. Now that would be a crime.

dancesonpedals said...

the times report on the triathlon was all about what flows into the river when it rains, and how it sticks to your face...a teaser on front page (river grime!)...but then, they had more important things to report ...bartolomo colon's latest shitty outing, tiger wood's back etc

thanks all

BamaPhred said...

DOP, firstly, congrats on your tri and evading the dreaded Spuyten Duyvil. And what a bunch of daredevils we have on the board. Swimming in the East River and Hudson, grinding gravel into shoulders, anyone up for a bike-n-swim to the mouth of the Mississippi? It's just about ripe at this time of the year. Yes, I do mean ripe.

dancesonpedals said...


you don't seem thankful for immune system at work..imagine a bunch of anthropomorphic cells huffing & puffing & pushing those boulders in triumph...then the ungrateful hussy shrugs her one moveable shoulder and says, 'Oh, gross'...them the little guys go out for a beer and complain about the glory boys in the flu division getting all the glory

McFly said...

So um....who is in charge of washing all of the pecker tracks out of those white playboy bunny cottonball tails? The intern?

Anonymous said...

Nice article in the paper. At least you got some coverage. We usually take a shot of tequila after an open water swim and a course of Cipro.
Looked like fun.

dancesonpedals said...


on the bright side, no one got blown off course to queens & had to be pulled out in a kayak..

forget cipro...Chinese food and a beer

babble on said...

dop - well done! And yes, I guess I am lacking the proper gratutude. Most of the wounds have healed pretty well already, but the one which was the deepest has formed a sort of thick scar, and you can feel several lumps where there's gravel underneath. One of the lumps has risen to just below the surface over the past few days.

It's funny, cause I crashed, scraped and rolled inna deeetch, so that I was coated in black dirt head to toe. The medics were so concerned with the state of my bones that they didn't even think of rinsing me clean for over eight hours, and then they just rinsed the rash with saline. No scrubbing.

Given the mutardedness of my body, I was very lucky not to walk away with my third flesh eating staff infection.

Spokey said...

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Not if you buy the best, Roille. I know not everybody can afford Nashbar, but I think my ass is worth it.

You ain't kiddin! Just went there and with 30% off, the tubes my size are over 30% more than my previous order. part number has changed but it looks the same other than maybe the stem is longer. Of course the longer stem will just screw up the rotational balance.

Damien said...

Wait a moment ! You can't drink and drive ?! That's the main reason I drive a bicycle !

darbas anglijoje said...

very good :)

Anonymous said...

GG Allan was a mad ass fred. fastest there has ever been. always podio. always. podio. always. G.G.

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