Friday, February 15, 2019

BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

Before we begin, two things:

1) If you popped in yesterday looking for me, you may have noticed I wasn't here.  This is because it's been a bit of a hectic week, owing to the fact my four year-old managed to bust his collar bone the other day--and before you ask, no, he wasn't wearing a helmet.  Then again, he also wasn't riding a bike either.  See, here in the Bronx we have lots of rocky outcroppings and other interesting geological features, which of course the kiddies love to climb.  Unfortunately, while climbing one such outcropping, he managed to take a rather impressive fall.  Anyway, it's a simple fracture, he's healing well, and he's taking it all in stride.  (Oddly I think he minds it less than the splinter he got last week, so go figure.)  And yes, obviously he should have been wearing a rock-climbing helmet, so I fully admit I'm an irresponsible parent;

B) Speaking of kids, next week schools are closed for winter recess, so you probably won't see me here very much during that time, though I may pop in now and again.  (And I'm also planning to update the Bike Forecast, so feel free to swing by.)  In any case, figure the week of the 25th I'll be more present, what with schools back open and bones knitting and so forth.

Hey, I'm an artisanal father, deal with it.

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 you're right, and if you're wrong you'll learn how to stop your fixie...for old time's sake.

Thanks very much for reading, ride safe, and refrain from taking the quiz while cycling.

--Tan Tenovo

1) According to a guy with a beard, this country is a cycling paradise:


2) Fill in the blank:

"Brakes are for _______."


(Your's truley getting a ticket for wearing Rapha and having a corny tattoo.)

3) After a cyclist was killed by a hit-and-run driver in midtown Manhattan, the NYPD ticketed a rider for which perfectly legal act?

--Riding barefoot
--Using a Bluetooth handlebar speaker
--Cycling without a helmet
--Excessive saddle-to-bar drop

4) What's happening here?

--Tubeless tire mishap
--Rolled through construction site
--Encountered a new type of road salt
--Dough-kneading is the new gravel-grinding

(Photo by On The Route Bicycles, I think...using it regardless because I lack integrity.)

5) I am practically oozing with integrity.


(Photo: Ted Bongiovanni)

6) What am I doing?

--Asking questions about how Consumer Reports tests helmets
--Preparing to catch a helmet being tossed to me by a robot
--Holding the imaginary baby I plan to subject to impact testing
--Just generally trying not to touch anything because I'm a huge germaphobe

7) I should probably take better care of my bicycles.


***Special "Awww, Isn't That Nice?"--Themed Bonus Video***



Die free said...

Podium? Can't be...

Die free said...

Oh no that's a bummer, I hope the little one heals up fast

Blog Drafter said...

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
This Valentine's late,
This blog is too, but it's still good to see a Friday Quiz,
which I aced, and sorry to hear about the young Snob,
say hi for me. The end.

Die free said...

I was feeling bad after thinking about someone other than myself. So I thought I'd post more once to see if I could also take up all three podium sport...

Chazu said...

You can borrow my four year old until yours comes back from the shop.

Get well soon, child of BSNYC.

Happy hiatus!

pbateman has a pile of cork wrap he hasn't used due to extreme laziness said...

now i feel like a real dick break for posting in Wed's commments a bit ago bout how there would be no friday quiz. oh, and your kid is hurt too.

sorry Snooberdong, that was quite rude of me.

gonna be real dang nice here this weekend. think i'll actually do less smart allecky remarking and more riding that includes a bike and not your mom.

have a delightful weekend and try not to get thrown off your bike by a pow-lice.

jno62 said...

Excellent. No one should get to their teeange years with at least one good scar. Broken bones work.

That kid is living right! Well done.

Pist Off said...

Son of Snob, heal fast and take no crap. Little known fact I learned yesterday- Bhutan is pronounced ”button.”

Schisthead said...

Cleveland spelled Bhutan wrong.

Actually maybe I'm dyslexic, I thought I just read 'adsorb' instead of 'adorbs' as well.
I don't think I want to know what they are adsorbing.

Some guy from upstate said...

I'm no rock fred, but my understanding is that a climbing helmet is mostly to protect you from falling rocks dislodged by climbers above you. A helmet isn't going to help in any kind of significant fall. So you only wear them where the rocks are loose, like in the Gunks, and not where the rocks are solid, like in Yosemite. I don't know where the rocks of the Bronx stand in the solid/crumbly spectrum, but I'd say you're probably good, parenting-wise.

Hee Haw the barista said...

"Video unavailable
The uploader has not made this video available in your country."

I'll assume they are living the dream.

Anonymous said...

I thought Cleveland was an animated character.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Tan Tenovo's kid can probably get away with a wooden splint.

leroy said...

Aced the quiz.

My dog reminds me that spending vast stretches of my formative years in a Skinner box insulated from the spills and tumbles of outrageous misfortune.

I don’t recommend it.

Anonymous said...

first question is a trick.

bad boy of the south said...

Sorry to hear about young lord snob and his fracture. Oh,and his splinter as well. He'll get back on that rock soon enough.
Enjoy being an artisanal daddy.
See ya while yer forecasting.
Aced the quiz,too.

JLRB said...

I broke my first collarbone when I was 3 - shitty sidewalk got me

Second was age 6 - probably the only known freeze tag injury in the storied history of freeze tag - i distinctly recall the doctor saying how I would heal within 3 weeks while some famous NFLr who broke his would take 6 weeks

Third time was bicycle related in my 40s - and that one left a mark - displaced/twisted etc

Wishing little Snob a quick bone regeneration

Now go forth and break winter!

Nitrogen Moth said...

Currently have a 4 year old with a broken leg! He was wearing a helmet! It offered no leg protection whatsoever!!! Hope he/she/they are back up and not wearing a helmet soon!

Anonymous said...

Bhutan, named when its founder's buddies switched the typewriter keys.

huskerdont said...

Hope the little snob heals quickly and thoroughly.

1904 Cadardi said...

In the immortal words of Evel Knievel (later repeated by Calvin speaking to Hobbes before and epic wagon ride): "Bones heal, chicks dig scars, but glory is forever"

Heal up and get back on that proverbial horse Grom-Snob.

Also, that fender gunk is gross!

HDEB said...

Kids are able to heal so well, may his speedy recovery include lots of treats : )

JLRB said...

Snow Day! Time to play on the plump tired bike! (Or maybe its me that's plump and tired)

Anonymous said...

Little known fact is that Tan Tenovo's bike frame was sourced in Bhutan.