Friday, September 22, 2017

BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

At some point or another I'm assuming there will be a new Outside post, but pending that I'm pleased to present you with a quiz.  As always, study the item, think, and click on your answer.  If you're right you'll rejoice, and if you're wrong you'll see gumption.

Thanks very much, ride safe, and boom shanka.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

1) Who is David Lappartient?

--The French Minister of the Interior
--Leader of the Quebec separatist movement, "Ville de Splits"
--The new UCI President
--He's you, he's me, he's all of us

2) British endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont has set the Guinness record for:

--Circumnavigating the globe (43 days)
--Back-to-back Iron Man triathlons (72)
--Trackstanding at an intersection (76 hours)
--Folding and unfolding a Brompton (1,746,203 times)

3) A Dutch safety foundation wants to ban:

--Babies in bakfietsen
--Bikes with top tubes
--Cycling in clogs

4) Move over, North Korea!  Teenagers on bikes must be stopped, for they are the single greatest threat to American society.


5) Trek was recently sued by a group representing the intellectual property rights of which deceased comedian?

--John Belushi
--Chris Farley
--George Carlin
--Joe DeRosa

(TFW u nailed the test)

6) The next trend in pro roadie performance enhancement is going to be:

--Fecal transplants
--Maglev wheel bearings
--Turbine suppositories
--Shoe doping

7) Ride like...

--You stole it
--Your life depends on it
--The wind
--The total Fred that you are

***Special Big-BMX-Bikes-Are-The-Hot-New-Thing-Themed Bonus Video!***

Single speed bikes with knobby tires will never die.


Anonymous said...


boys on the hoods said...

Podio dio dio. Or moderation delay!!

Anonymous said...

One would have thought that the advent of comment moderation would discourage the urge to sprint for the podium.

Serial Retrogrouch said...

...Better late than never.

Chazy said...


Chazu said...

Moderation delay.

All of my reCAPTCH confirmations are "street signs" using photos of actual nightmarish car-centric locations.

AWWW CMON said...

That's not fair teach! I only studied this weeks posts for today's quiz. You didn't say it was going to be cumulative! That shoe thing was from forever ago.

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Nice, I was really close to getting a 24" bmx back in the day. A guy in my town named Gristle had a track for a while but he lost the rights to the property or something so I just held out for a few more years and got into the mountainbike cycling.

Grump said...

Maybe the new (and improved) UCI President can cause the death of 100,000 American Freds by Pardoning Armstrong and by giving him back his titles.

Knüt Fredriksson said...

Question #7 needs an "All of the above" option...

1904 Cadardi said...

Seeing Joe DeRosa as an answer got me thinking about his "Not my problem" when opening car doors in front of cyclists. NYC Vehicle & Traffic Law Title 7 Article 33 Section 1214 states "No person shall open the door of a motor vehicle on the side available to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so, and can be done without interfering with the movement of other traffic, nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a vehicle available to moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload passengers."

So in addition to not being an anti-social asshole, the law also says it is your problem. I realize no traffic law is ever enforced in New York, but technically it is his problem.

Anonymous said...

I believe the tour jerseys are determined by ASO but perhaps the UCI could take away lance's world title (and everyone else as well and have them join the circus)

bad boy of the south said...

Got all the questions correct except one .I won't tell you which one .where is Ed Sullivan when you need him?(I know. I know) he had a really big...shew.

Pathetic Old Cyclist said...

1904 @3:45

As if all that actually means something. Give you credit for trying

Alan DeLuxe said...

Number 2 is a trick question with no correct answer offered. The correct answer is 78 days, 14 hours and 40 minutes.

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

15th pre-moderation of my comment!

dancesonpedals said...

RCT- You had a Town named Gristle?

Dirk Montero said...

Whoa. Thank you for that Young Ones flashback.

The episode where they take a train to be on the University Challenge game show is one of the funniest things I've ever seen on TV.



Olle Nilsson said...

I should be ecstatic that there's a quiz but I can't help but be disappointed there's no Outside article. Never mind that I can't keep up with your TA blog more than occasionally. Just kidding, this is the only blog that counts for the oldentards.

leroy said...

My dog wishes to point out that Brooklynites out Dutch the Dutch by surf board portaging on bike share bikes.

Ride safe all!

And cowabunga.

Blues Brothers minus One said...

If it was a fat bike it should be Balush, even if it's not.

Spokey said...

i will point out that if big feet made you a faster rider, i'd be riding in to paris by the end of stage 1.

just more fake-o news

ken e. said...

coincidentally, surfing in tofino, where i will be kooking it up with a variety of under-arm boards while biking. any knobby tire bike is more fun than 'n', where 'n' equals fred plus whatever the 'new' thing is...

Anonymous said...

just took my knobby tires off my 29er & put on hookworm 2.5 street tread. sure is a quiet ride.

Mr Lobstermash said...

Sunshine on my window, makes me happy, like I should be. Outside, all around me, really sleazy, then it hits me.

Come on snob, too much scranus for Outside to publish this week? Time to apply some DFUs to them editors...

janinedm said...

So I did the 5 boro pizza challenge this weekend. You had to go to appointed pizzerias in each boro and have a slice. Any mode of transportation except for cars.

Anyway, I got there and I was doing it solo instead of as a team and most people were teams taking the subway, so I decided not to be super competitive, just enjoy the bridges, bike lanes and ferries of NYC and not be all Strava-this, power-meter that. (You know how off-putting we bike people can be when we compete.) Since it was mostly non-bike people, I really wanted to quietly demonstrate how easy and fun it is to get around by bike. Show, don't tell. I mean I was grabbing a table, having a glass of red with my slices trying out toppings! at every spot that had seating. I was chatting with other teams before I'd leave for the next location about what their favorite slices had been and how were the subways running and whatnot.

Meanwhile, as I got to my last stop in Little Italy (during San Gennaro, no less), I see the eventual 1st place team full out running away like they had microfiche and ill-defined Eastern European baddies were after them. In that moment, I had a crestfallen "we were competing!" Anyway, I came in 6th. Next year, I'll be out for blood (and will only get plain cheese, those white slices killed me). Beautiful weather Saturday. Just gorgeous. You can see some pics on my mostly empty instagram @fietsdontfailmenow (I never remember to stop and take pictures, or to clip on my passive clip camera so it's mostly empty.

Anonymous said...

Ant1st blows goats.

bad boy of the south said...

Congrats,janinedm.sounds like you had a blast.which place had the best pizza,or after glasses of red, it didn't matter?maybe snob will have,instead of a fondon't, he'll have a Gran Fondu.

janinedm said...

Great question BBOTS, Here's my list

1 Golden Pizza in the Bronx
2 Prince Street Pizza in Manhattan
3 Tie between Paulie's in Staten Island and Polito's in Queens
4 Best Pizza in Williamsburg (ironic, I know)

janinedm said...

oh and I got cheese at 3 and toppings at 2 the white pizza at polio's and the pepperoni at paulie's. Honestly, I think if I had gotten the cheese at paulie's i would have liked it better. The sauce was super salty and the pepperoni put it over the top.

bad boy of the south said...

Well, I will be back north less than a month from now . perhaps I will partake .sorry to miss the San Genaro fest, again .

leroy said...

My dog claims expertise on the Gran Fondu circuit.

Somewhere in NJ this weekend, a bar mitzvah was missing its chocolate fountain.

bad boy of the south said...

Leroy,how my much did he abscond with?did he share?

leroy said...

BBOTS @2:59 - He didn't need to share. I had pecan pie 10 miles earlier. I may have gained weight on this ride.

DUSH BAAG said...

He circumcised the globe in 78 days, which is 43 days better than the previous record. Just sayin.