Friday, May 19, 2017

BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

Hello class.

Okay, settle down, settle down.

And you in the back, get that pencil out of your nose.

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

Thanks for reading, ride safe, and buy yourself something nice today because you deserve it.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

PS: Remember, if you don't like tests there's always more me over at the Bike Forecast, and who doesn't want that?

(Science Fact: It's impossible to sustain an injury if you're wearing a helmet.)

1) A Dublin cyclist who was hit by an unlicensed and uninsured driver was deemed partially responsible because he didn't happen to be wearing a helmet.


(It should not surprise you that Freds need step-by-step instructions to eat oatmeal.)

2) Which is not one of the six mistakes you're making with your oatmeal according to Bicycling magazine?

--Making it with water instead of milk
--Not using a large enough bowl
--Forgetting to stir it
--Failing to upgrade from steel cut to crabon cut

3) A Giro d'Italia cyclist was recently fined for:

--Blowing a "snot rocket"
--Scrawling a message on his chest in which he asked a woman to date him
--Damaging the image of the Giro by engaging in "effeminate" behavior
--Refusing to air-kiss Mario Cipollini during a pre-stage ceremony

(Beloved Tour of California mascot Hypie the Hypodermic Needle-Wielding Devil-Bee)

4) The official Giro d'Italia mascot is currently:

--"Lupo Wolfie" (a wolf)
--"Orso Corso" (a bear)
--"Jenni Genetta" (a common genet)
--"Mario Cipollini (species indeterminate)

(Drapac was actually Tupac's arch-nemesis.  Just kidding.  Or am I?)

5) Cannondale-Drapac manager Jonathan Vaughters says "pro cycling is the best sponsorship deal in sports."  What is Drapac?

--An allergy medication
--A "property funds management business that identifies value through unorthodox means"
--A shampoo that restores thinning hair
--An "integrated and leveraged vertical platform that gives investors exposure to a broad portfolio of assets in order to maximize yields"

6) Which is not a recommended method for determining proper tire pressure?

--Purchasing an aftermarket gauge
--Sitting on your bike while it's on a bathroom scale
--Employing the 15% compression formula
--Squeezing the tires

7) In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece Myron Magnet said the next mayor should "rip out Times Square's pedestrian mall."


***Special "Well That's It, Cycling's Over, We Can All Pack Up And Go Home Now" Bonus Video***

Yeah that's right, he's using Zwift outside.

(I couldn't watch the whole thing, but I really hope it ends with him getting a ticket for not wearing a helmet.)


Old Timer said...


N/A said...


Cinimod said...

Porridge podium

Serial Retrogrouch said...


Unknown said...

vsk with the early doors said ...

Wow, performance improving!

Transportation Alternatives Party tonight in DUMBO in fact right under the MBO !

I'll have a bright green jersey, in fact, there are no other bright green jerseys because they required so much bright green to make the jersey. Have fun in your flourescent pink tough guy!


GreySpoke said...

Opposed to Zwift anywhere. Ride your bike.

BamaPhred said...

One of the signs of the Fredpocalypse.
"and the pale Fred appeared from his basement, and cast the plague of Zwift upon the Starva addicts, whereupon they all disappeared to the cave of eternal pain."
Good riddance.

that's not a pencil said...

that isn't my nose.

Cat 404 e-Racer said...

A couple days ago helment shamers made me snicker with this comment:

"He's lost his helmet. We'll help you find it if you tell us what color it is."

Unknown said...

Has anyone tried to run Zwift on a tablet mounted on their handlebars while actually riding on the road, trying to match the route in-game with the route in-reality?

By the way if you want to catch some sweet Zwift action, they are sometimes on the video game streaming site Twitch:

"Verify once there are no cars left." If only...

dnk said...

Aced the quiz, graduated at the top of the class.

Myron Magnet owes me his muttonchops.

leroy said...

I don't mean to brag, but my dog copied my answers in order to ace the quiz.

And that pencil wasn't up my nose. I was just scratching.

Ride safe all!

that isn't my nose said...

that's not a pencil

McFly said...

Those pork chops could use a little tending.


grog said...


recumbent conspiracy theorist said...


Mr. Magnet is a goober.


Clancy Anderson said...

FYI...if you have the Marin Pine Mountain....throw it away or get a new fork.

Joe said...

I believe mandatory Cipo kissing before each stage is EXACTLY what pro cycling needs.

Anonymous said...

Bonus video guys problem is he did all his 'training' on zwift

Flyover Bike commuter said...

Myron Magnet ought do something about that mold growing on his face. I reckon it feeds on jowl fat.

1904 Cadardi said...

A friend of mine does triathlons (I try not to hold it against him, he's a really nice guy) and was recently invited to a "Triathlon Transition Training seminar. Learn the fastest way to mount your bike." Being a fairly level headed and pragmatic guy, he stuck with climbing on like he does every other time he rides and claims to not have fallen down once in a transition while only losing about 2 seconds to the idiots trying to perform a flying mount.

In other words, I laughed hard at the wrong answer, and you make failing the quiz fun Snob.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Clancy Anderson,

Why would you throw it away?

--Wildcat Etc.

dancesonpedals said...

I do triathlons (haven't held it against myself). Nothing wrong with practicing in the comfort of your back yard. Main criticism: His wetsuit is all zipped up when he stands at his bike. In a race, your arms would be out of the sleeves and the suit pulled down to the waist as you exit the water.

Anonymous said...

""integrated and leveraged vertical platform that gives investors exposure to a broad portfolio of assets in order to maximize yields""

Good one, Wildcat.

The Ghost of II Duce said...

Cipo says he always invests in a "broad portfolio".

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

I thought Mario Cippolini makes a better mascot for the Giro d'Italia than Lone Wolf! With few exceptions, I got all the correct answers! I did think a better answer for What is Drapac would be "Not as smart as Netflix with the advertising budget."

Olle Nilsson said...

Yeah, I wasn't willing to wait for the helmet ticket either. At least with the triathlon video, you know it's going to be worth it. Waste time with an HRM, but race in running shoes. Sounds about right.

At first I felt bad for the person who got suckered into videoing his transition practice, but I'm sure that person knew it would pay off.

JLRB said...


Dusty Scranus said...

All this talk of mounting bikes. Have you people no shame, and in public no less. And filming the filthy practice. What you do in private inside your own domicile is no business of mine, but please, think of the children.

The Donald in Chief said...

Dusty S, I've often thought the same exact thing, if elected, wait I was elected, even if I lost by 3,000,000 votes, if you throw out the illegal voters I actually won by the biggest landslide in history, and why is the term biggest landslide used anyway, what does land have to do with the number of votes in an election, no, no, and my innaug was the biggest in history, I'm sure you saw it, everyone did, tremendous ratings, small wonder they fired Arnold S, anyway, I went onto the topics that are more important than this important topic, there is no shame in these people who throw around "mount" as if everyone doesn't see the word and do a wink wink nod nod, these are the same people who own big male dogs, but not Siberian Huskies, and let them walk around without wearing underpants, ever follow one, I do all the time, disgusting, disgusting, like a scene out of a Russian hotel room, have these people no shame, no shame, when the Russki's visited the White House, soon to be painted red, I discussed these very topics with Sergi and his council, they and we have agreed to make reform of words and dog underwear, important issues going forward, soon our to nations will be united in removing disgusting terms from bicycles and nude male dogs from the streets of America, beautiful, beautiful.

Bachman Turner Overdrive said...

Discovered there was a tour in Italy and a tour in California going on. Had no idea. Back to sleep.

Skidmark said...

I'm pretty sure virtual Zwift guy's dumpster find bike is as old as he is, only more experienced.

Anonymous said...

Zwift guy lives in Bowral NSW, judging from the jersey. Absolutely gorgeous countryside, challenging climbs - people drive for hours to ride there. What a putz.

JLRB said...

Nice suit!

janinedm said...

Ahhh, CitiBikes! So last night I was riding homeroom the movies. I'm on 84th about to turn to CPW and I have the light when I see a guy on a CitiBike. I'm trying to judge whether he's stopping or not (it's hard to tell as he's super slow) I'm trying to figure out which way he wants to go (again, I can't tell because like most people on a CitiBike his handlebars wobble all over the place like a weathervane in a tornado) so i just abruptly hop out of the saddle, because lord knows I was not on my WorkCycle and would not win in a T-bone situation against a CitiBike. And get this. Get This! This is why I have to get the story off of my chest. This disruptive numb nuts says to me, "hey are you all right?" in a tone of voice like, "these beginners..." before making a wobbly, wide turn IN FRONT OF ME to ride west against traffic. Beautiful monster, Mr. Magoo ass mother trucker! Sigh. I feel better.

Unknown said...

I feel dumber for reading the article about tire pressure.

bad boy of the sooth said...

Oh Magoo ass mother trucker,you did it again.

bad boy of the sooth said...

Oopsie!"you've done it, again!"