Friday, April 6, 2018

BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

Happy Friday!  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 know, and if you're wrong you'll see "Alligator up!"

Thanks very much for reading, ride safe, and watch for large reptiles.

--Wildcat Rock Machine

1) "L'Eroica" is Italian for:

--The Erotic
--The Bold
--The Beautiful
--The Eroica

2) According to Outside Magazine's Facebook friends, I am a hipster.


(Al Spinks)

3) Who is Al Spinks?

--The first Canadian to ride Paris-Roubaix, in 1939
--Chris Froome's asthma specialist
--A wealthy Texan with a penchant for wooden bicycles
--He's whoever you want him to be

4) Motor vehicles are forbidden on this trail.  Why are they driving here?

--Google Maps directed them onto it
--They're looking for lost keys
--They're looking for a bathroom
--They wanted to take a hike but they're afraid of rabid coyotes

5) How many human rabies cases are reported annually in the United States?

--1,000 to 3,000
--100 to 300
--1 to 3

6) What is this bar called?

--The Biplane
--The Hoverbar
--The Double-Decker
--The Rivendon't

7) Skitching is out; _____________ is in.

--"subway surfing"
--"riding up escalators"
--"intentionally loosening your stem bolts"
--"riding without a saddle"

8) What is he thinking about?

--His new Portland luxury apartment
--How he's going to get the drivetrain grease out of his shirt
--What's making his hair stand up
--What a fucking hipster Bike Snob is

***Special I-Have-No-Idea-Whether-This-Is-A-Joke-Or-Not-Themed Bonus Video!***

Waiting for the Zwift-specific helmet.


Anonymous said...

Possible Podium Position?

Watch and Camera Guy said...


Atherton said...

It’s been too long!

Dooth said...

Nobody beats the Quiz!

Chazu said...

Perfect score on the quiz.

I'm riding the Virginia Creeper trail with my children soon. On Zwift. So I need that bionic jersey. I hope it is priced over $250. That's how I'll know it works. Thanks.

So, reCAPTCHA just asked me to identify all the cars. Two quizzes in one day? Come on!

James said...

I thought Al Spinks was a heavyweight boxer.

HDEB said...

Friday Fun Quiz : ) Get out there and ski while there is still snow in the northeast, topic.... bicycles are great

BamaPhred said...

I coulda contented, but I flatted.

The King of Park Slope said...

Great ... now I have to hire a butler to pour water on me.

JLRB said...

Caribbean Mongoose Rabbies are the best

The new AAA = Autonomous Autos on Autopilot

Plug me into the OASIS

BamaPhred. said...

“Contender” Damn autocorrect. Scranus. Thanks for the quiz. And a gator at Orange Beach no less. It’s a good day.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather be riding my bike in a too narrow bike lane, in 5 o'clock traffic, uphill into the wind from my house to edge city then waste what little time I have left on this orbiting madhouse by riding an indoor bike in fake rain. But hey, that's just me.

leroy said...

Ride safe all!

(Special bonus themed Riddle of the Spinks answer: Al Spinks is Leon's and Michael's kid brother.)

1904 Cadardi said...

At least alligators can't get rabies. 'Cause damn!

Have a great weekend ever'body! Go beiksycle cycling or something.

ken e. said...

rabies is not a joke! maybe it is when you are known to say "what's up doc?".
i did see a very pregnant fox cross the road one day, she was a little aggressive.

Anonymous said...

No trouble riding zwift at Paris-Roubaix. Just fall off your rollers.

Drock said...

Cyclo cross bunny hop the gator, @#=whatpressurewasurunninbeforegatorchop

NourskSiklist said...

Wow, thanks for the quiz! Well curated and presented. I didn't ace it completely, but then I'm a foreigner and don't understand all things Murkan. The inside rainshirt video had me absolutely nonplussed. Does it come with a complementary body slave to pour water on you? But its pitch towards gullible blokes who thinks their performance is instantly improved by expensive kit, is on point. On another note, I'm sorry people are calling you a hipster, Snob. I first learned of this quirky species of hooman on this very weblog, and also of the wondrous qualities of the fixed-gear bicycle. Much head-shaking snark was extracted from that unapologetic fountain of pretentious stupid, over the years. So it's doubly unfair that witless d-bags would slap that label on you. Lastly, praise for your Outside article on getting out of the house to ride. It was benevolent and interesting, albeit with a few nice low kicks sprinkled in between. Keep up the good work, Snob.


Schisthead said...

I believe number eight should have a fifth correct answer of 'All of the above', as well as the fourth option being "Why is EVERYONE BUT ME such a fucking hipster?"

Obliviously hypocritical self-obsession, can't get much more murikin than that.

Spokey said...

seems to me that as snobbie stated (and eye quotes) "Great news! The biplane has landed"

that --The Biplane is an acceptable answer for number 6

i mean really. are we trying to educate here? or just playin' "gotcha"?

mister leroy;

thanks for info on al spinks. i'm always find the backstory of a snobbie post most interesting.

bad boy of the south said...

"Bagel?What's a bagel?"-old tv ad.

Bill Walton said...

I can think. I can sleep. I can move. I can ride my bike. I can dream.

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

Wow, not only did I get three wrong on the quiz, I didn't even take it until today so I probably get an incomplete. This irregular posting schedule has totally thrown me for a loop, I am starting to forget that I need to check for updates. Maybe it's time for me to move into the 21st century and figure out how to do a google alert or something!

I wonder if now that there is an irregular posting schedule if you'll be telling us that posts will be suspended whilst you are participating in L'Eroica?

1904 Cadardi said...

More pics of my 1983 Trek 970 restoration/rebuild. Vintage road bike porn seems appropriate given L'Erotifornia is coming and our illustrious host is going.
(thanks for letting me pimp some pics here Mr. Wildcat sir.)

bad boy of the south said...

Uberand bikes?the end of the world is definitely nigh.really,robot?cars?

theEel said...

geeeeez. weed.

bad boy of the south said...

Darn,editor. it's uber "and".(edit.)