Friday, June 23, 2017

BSNYC Friday No Quiz!

This morning, your instructor had to attend to some urgent bicycle-related business:


Therefore, consider this a reprieve from the punishing weekly testing schedule to which you are ordinarily subjected.

However, there's always more me over at the Bike Forecast, and I would be remiss if I did not send you off into the weekend without homework, so here's some assigned reading in the form of my most recent essay for Reclaim:


Please prepare a 1,500 word critical response for Monday and submit it via my online portal here.

And finally, here are some Dutch people exuding a smug sense of superiority which is entirely warranted:


With that, class is hereby dismissed.

See you next week!

Ride safe,


--Wildcat Rock Machine


30 comments:

Joe said...

Podium!

Anonymous said...

Podium!

cdinvb said...

Too late in the day for me. I'm taking the rest off. After I step outside. Mr Musk might fire a rocket.

Serial Retrogrouch said...

NO pod

Serial Retrogrouch said...

...do I have to type-write my response to your essay? and... does my name go on the top-right corner or top-left corner of the page?

Serial Retrogrouch said...

...Here's a quick response for now: you should feel a smug sense of superiority, which is completely warranted, about your insightful essay.

...golf clap!

BikeSnobNYC said...

Serial Retrogrouch,

#whatmarginyourunning?

--Wildcat Rock Machine

Anonymous said...

Top 10nd

Paul Bunion said...

"had to attend to some urgent bicycle-related business"

Nice work with the chain saw.

dancesonpedals said...

Tenth...possibly an omen for the sleepy hollow tri Sunday (usually only 6 in my age group)

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

If there was a quiz I'm sure it woulda been just a bunch of shitty questions.

GreySpoke said...

Wow, a subway car that carries up to five people at a time.
Now that’s progress.

Love it!

McFly said...

I want to make a Uranus joke but it's been played.

We Are Doomed said...

"And all that stuff on the other side of the windshield? It’s a potholed wasteland, a mess that has to be made great, and which must always accommodate our wheeled Americas."

A lot of people are pretty cynical about the potholed wasteland being improved much by any infrastucture plan, which in the short term would turn Ameri-car into a construction zone/ still-mostly-potholed wasteland.

So SUV sales are way up to smooth out the ride. But they increase the wear and tear on the infrastructure.

They Call Me The Bike Rider of Freedom said...

It's still tough out there for the lowly cyclist, but times they are a changin'. In the past twenty years, bikes have gone from a toy for kids and a fixation of weird eurocentric people, to a viable means of transportation. The car culture as we know it is non sustainable and therefore doomed. We will eventually triumph.

leroy said...

My dog insists that I ask if spelling conts.

Ryed sayf awl.

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

Read it late and still top twenty? Vision zero means zero pedestrians and cyclists on the streets so cars can't kill!

M. smithii infused JLRB said...

Saving the essay for later reading.

Quitting Time!

Hee Haw the Barista's uncle Barney said...

Slacker.

bieks said...

Blogged shitless.

Schisthead said...

I have no extensive dissertation on your essay, although I would like to point out that if you could somehow superimpose that Dylan Superbowl commercial over it, I feel that would be the ultimate contemporary post-truth mixed media composition. And it would even fit in most people's attention spans!

Liked it. Not as much as they Dylan commercial.
But only because it was too serious to be quite as much fun as that.

Anonymous said...

That article Snobby composed: absolutely dead on right.

Anonymous said...

Anyone have a guess if the Putnam Trail will have dried out enough from early Saturday's rain to be able to get around the muddy spots late Sunday morning?

wishiwasmerckx said...

Nice Natural Born Killers reference by the Dutchman.

That is actually a profound observation:

They are as comfortable on a bike as we are with a gun...

Clemens said...

Essay is on point, but it requires a reading level way above the capabilities of the knucklehead drivers. Dumb down the hifalutin literary stylings and hit 'em over the head with plain language.

BamaPhred said...

Is the Giro over yet? Asking for a friend.

Wyatt's Ghost said...

I went looking for America and couldn't find it. But then, I was on a motorcycle.

JLRB said...

My essay response is a song "In Cars". Enjoy the eat worm

Dan Juliet said...

Woa, This is so cool. I want to have one.
- twitter search

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