Friday, August 8, 2014

BSNYC Firday Fun Quiz!

By the time you read this I'll be gone...


...for a ride!


(Disclaimer: different dog, the first one is still miserable.)

Sure, I realize bailing early on Friday could be construed as goldbricking, but then again I am a bike blogger, which means I do get to ride a bicycle on weekdays from time to time.  In fact, it's in the contract I negotiated with myself, right after the part about how I get unlimited vacations and semi-hourly bathroom breaks.  Also, I need to train for the IMBA "World Smit" in Steamboat Springs, CO later this month:


Yes, I realize I'm merely a guest speaker, but on the off-chance they put me on a bicycle and push me down a hill I'm hoping to make it at least a few feet before falling down.

But just because I'm probably falling off a bicycle at this very moment doesn't mean you get to fuck off and have fun too.  Oh, no no no no.  First there's the little matter of...a quiz!

[Entire class groans.]

And don't even think of cheating either, because I've hired a proctor:

He can see into your soul.

Now, onto the quiz.  As always, study the item, think, and click on your answer.  If you're right I'm like sooo happy for you, and if you're wrong you'll see pro cyclists fighting.

Thanks very much for reading, ride safe, and you're welcome.


--Wildcat Rock Machine




(Metaphorical representation of gender politics by BKJimmy)

1) This blog is a hotbed of gender political debate.

--True
--False




(Vino, looking trustworthy.)

2) Doping?  Nonsense!  Astana's success is merely attributable to:

--Training
--Vitamins
--Xenon gas
--Acupuncture






(The real deal.)

3) What is a "Hudson Mustache?"

--"...the thick band of silty debris that clings to a swimmer’s upper lip after a nearly mile-long paddle down the Hudson River in the New York City Triathlon"
--"...the New York City counterpart to the 'Brazilian' and the latest craze in bikini waxing"
--An obscure nickname for the Tappan Zee Bridge
--Similar to a Dirty Sanchez, but followed immediately by a Hot Carl






4) Go figure!  Laura Weintraub had no idea people would get upset when she made a movie of herself riding around in a car and talking about how badly she wanted to run them over.

--True
--False





5) What is this?

--The "Gripclip"
--The "Bicyclick"
--The "Bargobbler"
--The "Gloryhole"






6) Which bike is the winner of the Oregon Manifest "Ultimate Urban Utility Bike" contest?

--This one:


--This one:











7) Despite the recent fascination with "Ultimate Urban Utility Bikes," evidently brakeless fixies are still a thing.

--True
--False


***Special CONTAINS FOUL LANGUAGE-Themed Bonus Video***



This is what we think of bikes down here in Canada's cleavage.

202 comments:

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RoadQueen said...

pODE?

RoadQueen said...

WINNER!!!!!

RoadQueen said...

THIRD?

RoadQueen said...

WOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

RoadQueen said...

TOP 5...

RoadQueen said...

AND SIX?

RoadQueen said...

STEALING 7...

RoadQueen said...

Ok, going to stop screwing around and read now.

I'll have a martini while I wait for everyone else to show up.

Blog Drafter said...

Whew, that's some podium...congrats RQ!

I'm off for a ride as well.

Anonymous said...

Top ten!

Cycologist said...

I'm sorry but maybe your viewpoint has made you a bit delusional. You're hardly our cleavage... most likely you're our butt crack

streepo said...

scranus


Very impressive RQ! Any martinis left?

Anonymous said...

Was that last bonus video an advertisement for walmart bikes? It just looked like he was throwing it around so much and it wasn't breaking! Must not have been made out of crabon, thats for sure.

Bryan said...

hat special bonus video was extra special...and not in a good way. I guess it was okay and made up for the extreme brevity of the post. Congrats Road Queen on coming in 1-8!
Photo Sphere

RoadQueen said...

Thanks gents! I suck at track stands, so I was circling the finish line.

Of course there are martinis left!!! I never run out. I buy in bulk. :)


mahoney dphargat

BamaPhred said...

Congrats RQ, podiumed, did a dance, and spiked the bike. It's not just anyone who can own it like that.

Anonymous said...

was leading out babs.......fodder

balls™ said...

Pretty pathetic how that fat guy in the Amish bonnet could barely lift that bike.

P. Bateman said...

son of an early worm bitch.

Serial Retrogrouch said...

...i haven't even had my coffee yet

...guillotine for the queen

RoadQueen said...

Is that last video supposed to be Turrets Guy goes cycling?

Wow.

DB said...

I'm hoping the World Smit will be televised on NBCsn.
Well done RQ.

P. Bateman said...

i think you should start a new ongoing feature of the week called "time for a jack ass kick" where you could highlight the Rob Fords, Lisa Weintraubs, Dorothy Rabowitz(sp) and that sort of dumb ASS-ery.

BamaPhred said...

Its good to see Bib Shorts guy again.

Great comment on our commentary. I hearby burn my honorary Bard diploma that Snob awarded us.

I agree on the ironic Walmart Bicycle marketing. Do that with your crabon wonder and see how long it lasts.

And the pro bike fighting, OMG!!!!!!!!!!!! Sign these guys up for a cage death match in the WWE.

Yes RF, the captcha test has been replicated

McFly said...

Nice work RQ. You get to stand on top of the box and do the shake-n-spew in someone elses direction. For a change. Instead of the other way around. Because cleavage.

babble on said...

And we couldn't hope for finer cleavage on top. Many kisses to the RoadQueen!

Ouch. Brakeless fixie dude really bounced. Brought back unpleasant mamories. Er... memories.

Mammaries are always pleasant.

babble on said...

Pretty quiet morning.
Well... this is me, off-fucking for the not-so-stupid o'clock ride. :D

CanineMindReaderBOT9000 said...

Little white dog in photo 2, is thinking "Imma going bite that throat so freaking hard..."

balls™ said...

Perhaps there are too many boob comments here... Doesn't anyone want to wax poetic about balls™?

RQ? Babble? CJ?

Euro Spondee said...

I think RoadQueen deserves all the podium kisses...
Can't think of anything else to add that won't get me in trouble with the feminists. Sorry.

JB said...

Robs Fords can't even damage a Walmart bike, so he tosses it in a detention basin.

Hey Robs, it prolly just needed a derailleur adjustment or new chain and cassette.

JRF said...

Whoa the street machine! You found a live specimen in that last picture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wML-s6CAMa8

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Congrats RQ! Podio Domination

Hey did anyone notice how Hurricane Iselle and Hurricane Julio look just like two big boobs bearing down on Hawaii?

moosedrool said...

Obviously Cipo on a psychedelic breakaway effort. My morning is complete.

RoadQueen said...

@balls™ 10:56 - Here you go:

Who likes boobs?
I do, I do!
What serves me better?
balls™ do, balls™ do!

When the mood strikes,
No matter day or night,
What is the cure-all?

BALLS™ BALLS™ BALLS™!!!!!!!





Thank you, thank you.....

Anonymous said...

It is easy to give Weintraub a hard time, but the woman who really deserves some scorn is the one who ran over a cyclist killing him and left the scene. She is on work release. She also posted an apology video that makes Laura look like a saint.

Theresa Marie O'Connor. http://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/local/2014/07/24/driver-killed-cyclist-hit-run-releases-video/13133995/

grog said...

Well played Queenie.
Ride nice, Wildcat. If you see Genevieve, buy her some cold sweet ice cream.
CLEA VAGE
OUTA HERE
SNGL TRAK
RIDE NICE

RoadQueen said...

RCT: Nice weather update.

Looks like those hurricane boobs are about titty fuck-up Hawaii.

Hope everyone's ok.

Anonymous said...

Wow! 39! I'm a contender, Ma!


1730!

dop said...

i think scranus refs still outnumber boob refs

Roille Figners said...

RQ! You are using The Technique aren't you?

Jean-Francois Caron said...

Holy shit, the Walmart Angel-of-Righteousness started singing "Ode to my Car" from an Adam Sandler comedy album. Great memories from when I was still in my pre-teen humour phase.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4dJD4wuBZU

crosspalms said...

Way to go, RQ!

Painful videos in the quiz today. Walmart bike destroyer looks like he could use some exercise. Maybe he should ride that bike.

On my commute this morning saw a motorbike and a 16-wheeler Guinness truck ON THE BIKE PATH. Can't beat urban living.

Anonymous said...

I cheated on the quiz and the proctor pulled on a rubber glove - a proctorologist?

Fred of the Sea said...

I always appreciate it when they use a glove.

So, how does the new generation of robot detector work?

ken e. said...

got nuthin' -what's with the capchta being an adlink?

McFly said...

Ex-Dopers in the news? Dave Z is racing the Leadville.

Flyover BC said...

We are truly fortunate that we get photos and videos that obliquely feature boobs, rather than scranii. I am sure that most of the guys here are reasonably fond of their respective scranii, but it's not an appreciation broadly shared among the kommentariot, thank god*.

Boobs, on the one hand, and the other hand, are mostly appreciated here by men and women, be they displayed in photo or video, and in all states of dress and undress (and occasionally under duress apparently).

So I think almost all of us can agree to a slogan for the 21st century.

Bare boobs, not arms!

Fred of the Sea said...

I believe the plural of "scranus" should be "scrani".

Anonymous said...

Tilford thinks it's OK that Zabriskie is racing Leadville tomorrow but he doesn't think Levi should be racing anywhere. Tilford realizes that this is a double standard. The reason is he likes Dave Zabriskie and not so much Levi. Tilford likes Dave because of his attitude and how he handled his post confession days. Tilford does not approve of the way Levi has handled his whole career, pre and post confession.

crosspalms said...

I think the plural of scranus should be scranton.

Anonymous said...

RQ's on the box?

Step 1: Cut a hole in the box.

Step 2: Put your junk in the hole.

Step 3: Tell her it's a bottle of novelty champagne.

Step 4: Apologize to Genevieve for tricking RQ into giving you a podio tug.

Fred of the Sea said...

"Scrantón", means a big, nasty scranus (scranto) in Spanish.

Flyover BC said...

I know! But, I thought scranii sounded more latin and more plural than scrani, except that scranus/scrani aren't really words either, unless they become part of the parlance of big city newspapers or bike users. We won't know for sure unless it makes Webster's or the scrabble dictionary.

Sort of like when southerners say
"all ya'll" (all of you all) to be fully inclusive, rather than ya'll (you all), which is plural, despite the popular misconception that it is singular.



Roille Figners said...

No, El Fred del Mar es correcto, and scrantador translates loosely to "one who is, uses, or makes his living with scranus." In German it's Skranusmeister and in French it would be scraneur (or scraneuse for a woman... though it's rare to see a female scranuser.)

babble on said...

Flyover - ++!! I LOVE it!

And Mr Balls - didn't you hear me yesterday, waxing poetic over my love of nuts? I am the NUT MONSTER! They are practically my all time favourite thing. Why, you could even say I'm KUKU for them!

the commentariat said...

Dear Anan 2:39, who gives a flying fuck what Tilford thinks about anything?

If I never see that name on here again, it will still be too soon.

CommieCanuck said...

Watched that fascinating Walmart bike video. What triggered that was the chain skipped. After all the gangsta talk and throwing the bike around, it actually lasted longer than he did.

So, I used this valuable tool. I'm now Heavy Nutz Rot Sloth, yo.

CommieCanuck said...

Barack Obama = Dank-ass Monkey Smugla

1904 Cadardi said...

Way to go RoadQueen, you ride like a girl! Which is to say awesome.

Crosspalms, I've been to Scranton. Saying scranton is the plural of scranus is an insult to scranii everywhere (have to agree with Flyover on the pseudo latin spelling).

Anonymous said...

On my commute this morning I punched a minivan and yelled at a delivery truck (not the driver but the truck). I need to better manage my anger.

RoadQueen, whatever they are paying you at the poultry factory it's not nearly enough.

Fred of the Sea said...

Always wondered about that, Flyover. I never heard all-y'all until I moved near the South.

It was my Yankee impression that "you-all", like the Old New York "youse", etc. was a polite double pluralization of the second person pronoun by people who didn't realize that the singular is actually "thou". If I'm right, that would make all-y'all a triple plural.


Fred of the Sea said...

"scrantador translates loosely to "one who is, uses, or makes his living with scranus." In German it's Skranusmeister and in French it would be scraneur (or scraneuse for a woman... though it's rare to see a female scranuser.)"

Highly specialized "soigneur" on the team of a pro cycling div(o)?

DB said...

A good band called The Badlees are from Scranton.

DB said...

There is a little news from the golfing world that someone has been caught doping recently.
I don't get it, but I don't golf much, so I don't see the advantage.

Regular guy said...

I'm glad I got a question wrong on the quiz. That wussie fit video was enjoyable.

I don't know, that guy trying to wreck the WalmartCycle sure looked Canadian to me.

BamaPhred said...

And it has a feminine and masculine form.

The feminine form is like, "All ya'll are so nice and sweet and kind and generous and I would just hate to see anything bad happen to ya'll cause ya'll missed my pig roast, won't ya'll please come?"

The masculine form is more like, "All ya'll can kiss my azz iffn you think I'm gonna waste an afternoon at yo damn pig roasting when I can be runainnadeetch them cycleenists over on yonder market road."

Flyover BC said...

I'm southerner, mostly, and when we say ya'll it is plural, but is limited to those who are present at the time of the conversation.

If we say "all ya'll come over". It means bring the kids, granny, etc. It's meant to exclude almost no one. On the other hand, it's not be abused by the invitee either.

What constitutes abuse depends on the nature of the event.

Otherwise, I was making up the stuff about scranii being extra plural, because I've never been to Bard College or a latin class.

Flyover BC said...

Bama Fred,

you forgot the conditional clause in the masculine form

"...unless ya'll got a lota cold beer or bourbon".

or the Baptist conditional masculine

".. unless ya'll got some cold beer out behind the shed"

Fred of the Sea said...

Bard schmard. Where but here would I learn to use y'all and all-y'all correctly without having to endure the many rigors of Southern life?

Flyover BC said...

and the Baptist conditional interrogative

"...unless you got some cold beer out back. The preacher ain't comin', is he?"

BamaPhred said...

Flyover BC, I bow to your breadth and depth of knowledge of the subject at hand. I am truly humbled.

Flyover BC said...

Babs,

I tried the "Bare boobs, not arms" chant at an anti-war rally in 2003. It never caught on, I'm sorry to say.

I guess generation X aren't as committed as the boomers were in the '60s.


babble on said...

Pretty sure I'm GenX, and you know I'm fully committed to the cause!

It's a mantra well worth living... :)

Comment deleted said...

I'm not sure if I could go on without regular updates about what Tilford thinks. One can get addicted to anything.

Flyover BC said...

I've never been east of Nacogdoches, TX and I'm curious about what Woo Who speed is, other than 46 kph.

Is that the same as YeeeHaaaa speed?, which is what we have around here. It's an old tradition in Texas and New Mexico. I doubt woowho would have the same panache if a bunch of cowboys hollered it while riding through town.

Besides, out here, we use woowho in much the same way as la-dee-da.




flank_steak_and_cheese said...

Db,

Any sport or activity where people are paid to do that activity while others watch gets to a point where very little separates getting paid and getting paid LOTS.

PED's can help an athlete-entertainer get paid LOTS for very little money.

What PED would a golfer take? HGH, Testosterone, things to help your concentration,steady nerves. It seems the overweight and addicts perform well in the sport/activity anyway so it's not a perfect case.

Did you know golf returns as an Olympic sport in Rio? It helps that the IOC anti-doping is a joke. May as well watch TV wrestling.

Fred of the Sea said...

Hold my beer speed!

Flyover said...

Thanks "BamaFred, that says volumes. But I have to add that it may not be nearly fast enough.

Flyover BC said...

Or it could be too fast. It's impossible to be sure, until it's too late.

dop said...

beta blockers are prohibited from the pga tour...they take care of tremors & yips, calm nerves...they're great help with public speaking & sinking putts (putz?)

Angry Beaver said...

Road Queen, Road Queen, Road Queen + 5 more.

RJ Squirl said...

in case you have never seen one...

Campy scranus tool

http://velosniper.blogspot.com/2008/11/campagnolo-736-saddle-alignment-tool.html

No dry days out of seven said...

Curses, I missed National IPA Day. Time to play catch up ball.

David Pearce said...

Thanks WCRM,

As for the Bonus NSFW Video, that guy was certainly a complete turd eater, but....

It was good to hear him riffing on Adam Sandler's PIECE OF SHIT CAR, and in fact the whole album WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ME is a great album. You got your talking goat, you got your joining the cult, you got your play with a little for momma. I like theater of the mind!

I put the song title and album name in ALL CAPS because he wrote them on the album art work with one of them Dymo Label Makers.

Captcha: 612; Confidence level: 100%.

Freddy Murcks said...

I would like to point out that this article says exactly what I was saying the other day (save money by buying a heavier bike and lose some weight off your fat ass instead), which was deemed too absurd to even be suggested to freds. I know most freds will still succumb to weight-weenieism, but it gives me a little hope to see a publication directed at the fred demographic trying to bust the bike weight myth.


http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/08/news/bike-weight-myth-fast-bikes_339880




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leroy said...

If one of those pups asks to borrow money, how could anyone say no?

Ride safe all!

Robot captcha asks me to "encourag ekOpp."

Well sure, why not?

Spokey said...

just in time for the sprint i see

haven't read yet. any videos to avoid? esp any that will send me to re-ed camp?

Spokey said...

congrats queenie. couldn't challenge that post. was on the way to the county fair by 9:30

Spokey said...

90

Spokey said...

I suppose I could actually go read the post now

Roille Figners said...

while you do that...

Roille Figners said...

I'll be saying

Roille Figners said...

splooging

Roille Figners said...

scraneur

Roille Figners said...

shit

Freddy Murcks said...

Oh

Freddy Murcks said...

you

Freddy Murcks said...

guys.

Freddy Murcks said...

Pode 100?

Freddy Murcks said...

Stole it I did. Yes.







athter all (robot captcha has a lisp)

Roille Figners said...

Obviously still a ways to go before I master The Technique.

Spokey said...

damn i was caught with my pants down reading the post

hey that doesn't send me to camp does it?

Roille Figners said...

hmmm

Freddy Murcks said...

Spokey - Unless you are sexually excited by cute dogs or by fixie crashes (I do admit that I do enjoy a good fixie crash, just not that much), I can't recall that there was anything in the post worthy of dropping your pants.

I guess I had better start registering for camp now.





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Roille Figners said...

This one time, at re-education camp...

Roille Figners said...

still testing shit

Spokey said...

what

Spokey said...

me

Spokey said...

worry

Spokey said...

kool aid(e?) camporee

babble on said...

XX Mr Murks.

Freddy Murcks said...

So, I watched Laura Weintraub's apology video. I was afraid to watch because I thought it would make me want to punch her in the face, but it didn't. Of course it was scripted by a PR person, but it seemed sort of sincere on a few points. And I think it is valid to suggest that maybe drivers would understand bikes better if they actually got out of their cars and rode on city streets once in a while. LW probably hadn't been on a bike on a bike since she was a child, so of course she had no idea what if feels like to ride a bike and put you life into the hands of all the car drivers out there. That's a real eyeopener, I'm sure.

Nevertheless, I am still not sure I understand why car drivers are so upset by bicyclists. Who cares if I run the occasional stoplight or if I am slower than a car. Drivers are sitting on the equivalent of a comfy chair in air-conditioned comfort. Why do they get so upset?





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Anonymous said...

Did anyone else's mind fill in the sound "GONG" the instant when fixey boy smacked into the backho bucket? Every time I watch it I hear it...

Comment deleted said...

Freddy, my theory is that to drive a car in most suburban/urban environments is to be profoundly unhappy. It's an extremely boring, yet often high-stress occupation of one's time, when one would almost always rather be doing something else.

This turns people into assholes, and assholes hate on just about any target of opportunity, especially those that are unlikely to be able to strike back.

Thus, "I'marunniminadeeitch" happens.

Freddy Murcks said...

CD - I am sure that you're right. I HATE driving. But the part that I don't understand that is if the same people were sitting on a comfy chair at home in climate controlled comfort they'd be totally chill regardless of how bored they are. There is something special about being in a car that turns people into shitheads - and I think it's something in the primitive parts of our brains. Kinda like gazelles suddenly being given a big, powerful shield that lets them act like lions. Of course the gazelles would let it go to their heads.




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gE said...

Walmart bike was winning until he used his not-so-secret weapon and started stomping on it. Poor bike didn't stand a chance.

Ouch, if that wasn't a GoPro Ad brakeless fixie duder would have been disemboweled.

Yo yo bitches,
Trip-n-Fall Poo-poo Pants

Captca says I'm 100, a little slow on the draw there captcha.

Roille Figners said...

CD - Boring yet high-stress -- that captures it pretty damn well. And FM I think I know what it is. In a car, and somewhat on a bike too, you're traveling way faster than evolution ever prepared you for. So it's inherently stressful. If we're bustin' out animal analogies, I'd say it's like a sloth got turned into a cheetah. Can you imagine a sloth traveling at cheetah speed? He'd be SOOO FUCKING FREAKED.

Spokey said...

Freddy

I think it's speed. At least here in snobbie's hemorrhoids, everyone is in a hurry. Even though mostly you speed up to stop behind the car in front of you. I've been honked at for not moving up 25 feet when we're in stop and go traffic.

So there is a frustration at not getting where you want to. slowing down momentarily for a bike may only delay you a few seconds (before stopping behind the car ahead of you) but i think it's there in that primitive brain that you are being thwarted.

i love driving but have always bought a manual tranny so that helps.

Roille Figners said...

Oh heck yeah Spokers that's another factor: On a bike you can't go fast, but you're going as fast as you want to go, for like 90% of the time you're out there. In a car it's more like 30% or something, and the other 70% is spent basically waiting for someone else, waiting your turn in some way, and going way slower than you want to, and way slower than you can.

The day everyone starts riding, and the bike infrastructure is as clogged-up as the car infrastructure, the same thing might happen. Actually tempers have been known to flare on the Hawthorne Bridge in Portland at 5pm because it's so fatass-packed with bikes.

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Spokey said...

I'm thinking i need one of those rifle holster things you see on horses. The 12 ga should fit. Not sure how to mount it though. I don't think I could whip it out** strapped to the downtube. Maybe on the seat tube although I'm likely to shoot my foot or ass off.

Maybe queenie could help out with this one. Maybe if I saw off the barrel I can mount it to the rear rack with the stock just up to the seat tube.

Or just mount to the front rack permanently although it's a pump so I'll have to figure that part out.



** a common expression that should not generate re-education camp penalty points.

Roille Figners said...

All I want is a 4-foot stick with a key on the end.

McFly said...

Dang RQ you got ate positions. Thats like 2 podio kisses per cheek on all 4 cheeks. Or 4 kisses each on 2 cheeks. Or 8 kisses on one cheek. You got a cheek preference?

BamaPhred said...

Just get a shotgun sling and carry it across your back. You'll look like a bandito. It works with an atv.

Dave said...

I vote for envy. You're sitting in your air-conditioned little womb, totally constrained by circumstances, being an adult and obeying the whole freaking web of rules that crush your soul every day, and SUDDENLY THIS PUNK ASS RETARDED CHILD RIDES DOWN THE SHOULDER AND BREAKS EVERY RULE AND IS HAVING FUN LAUGHING AT YOU AND RUNNING THE LIGHT AND HE'S FREE AND YOU'RE NOT so you fantasize about squashing his little ass like an insect.

In the oncoming MeccanoWorld all such conflicts will be eliminated. The car drives you, and your tablet is plugged into your medulla oblongata (if there is such a thing.)

RoadQueen said...

Spokey - you need what's called a scabbord. Google it, I'm on a mobile device and it's not conducive to hyper links. That should get you headed in the right direction.

RoadQueen said...

Spokey : since I don't have to worry about reeducation camp I'd like to point out that you mentioned having a "pump in the front rack".

Just saying.l

Spokey said...

thx RQ

note the front rack was speculative. I'm considering pump in the front and pump in the rear.

BTW it's a variable choke so I can dial in a real blast or dial out to a spray.

Spokey said...

dave

SUDDENLY THIS PUNK ASS RETARDED CHILD RIDES

the overwhelming majority are probably younger than I am. If that driver is older he should probably be retested and maybe have his keys taken away. Also should retire and get a bicycle.

I've never blown through a light. By myself, never through a stop sign. I have rolled through a stop in a group as I figured stopping was asking for several behind me crashing in to me. If there is no shoulder that I am riding on, I waiting behind the auto I come up behind. Never roll up on the right side if there is a right turn lane whether a shoulder or not.

Not for any particular respect for law. just for self preservation.

Dave said...

Age has nothing to do with it. I'm a geezer myself, and ride pretty damned conservatively. But I still get abuse at times, no matter what I'm doing on the bike.

A fun fantasy for us geezers would be to adopt the Satanic Black Rider style from Raising Arizona, with a gun on each shoulder ready to draw.

Dave said...

Speaking of 'pump in the rear' - I don't think those professional riders were fighting at all. That pushing and shoving looked pretty limp, and dissolved into a group hug. I think they were looking forward to the showers that evening.

gE said...

Okay, caught up with 2012 or 2007 or something. Just sat through Premium Rush. So simultaneously bad and entertaining. For a guy who hates brakes he sure is good at trials riding. How's that work?

ce said...

Next week I'll be operating a JCB backhoe same as the one in the video. Stay well clear, I operate heavy plant no brakes. Can't stop, don't want to, either.

ce said...

Of course, any tailgating brakeless fixie riders can sail on behind me worry free in the swathe that I clear.

Road Queens Tush? said...

Those inverted chevrons are covering a great looking tush.

Robot wants me to robaford don't think i'll do it, what with the ash tray being filled with coke and all.

RoadQueen said...

Hey ce, nice diploma! Too bad the rest of us graduates don't have one.

babble on said...

Ohhhhhhh Geneviiiiiiiiiive!! Where arrrrrrrrrrre youuuuuuuu?

Please come back to stay and play... it's definitely better when you're here. Oh! Oh! Oh! I know!

We'll reserve a special spot for you. We'll call it the 'G Spot.'

Spokey said...

i think that might get even you in the re-education camporee


ce - couldn't read the date on that degree.

Dog Dog said...

Not a good idea Babs. Call it that and McFly won't be able to find it.

BamaPhred said...

The degree is great.

When it's not raining (sorry West Coast I shouldn't complain) it's hot as balls here.

Ms Phred has assigned me to her own re education camp re-screening windows. Since I can't (or won't ) ride until the thunderstorms pass.

Beats having to go to Bard.

babble on said...

I love camping.

Uh, just one thing: do you suppose they hand out spankings there?

Spokey said...

no;

you have to get them the old fashioned way.

You earn them

Spokey said...

damn kids today. think they world owes them a spanking. Ain't no free spankings

McFly said...

For real. I was manipulating the J, K and L spots and she was like "Please back it out 2 inches".

leroy said...

Dear Mr. McFly --

My dog asked me to inform you that a request to back up two spaces from J,K, and L is just a polite way of saying "Hi."

He cautions that you shouldn't read too much into it. It's just basic ABCs.

As usual, I have no idea what he's talking about.

ce said...

Didn't you guys get your diploma? What brand of cereal do you eat? I found mine in the box.

Spokey, it actually reads "JUNE 14, 2017". It must be like a cooling off period, or something.

babble on said...
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babble on said...

I don't eat cereal much these days, cause I don't ride hard enough to burn that many carbs. Queue the sad puppy look (above). Sniff... I will have to wait till my shoulder is fully healed before I receive mine.

Spokey - Well, that's a relief. Pretty sure I've already earned a lifetime supply. I'm enjoying an early retirement, with a pension of spanks, if you will...

DB said...

Leroy for the Comment of the Weekend.

Spokey said...

no

if anyone deserves CoW, it's Leroy's dog. His dog appears to be the only one with any brains in the family. I suspect that Leroy without his dog is just another blithering idiot.

RoadQueen said...

Mcfly, no cheek preference. While I enjoy kisses on all cheeks, I prefer kisses on the lips.

Nacnud said...

"Anonymous balls™ said...
Perhaps there are too many boob comments here... Doesn't anyone want to wax poetic about balls™? "

I don't want my balls waxed - poetically or any other way - thank you very much...

I know. Camp.

McFly said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhh romantical.....classy.

Lipzzzzzzzzzzz....wait....do you....

Dammit, I am not going down that rabbit hole.....

RoadQueen said...

Mcfly: CAMP!

McFly said...

Negative. If I camp, it rains. We have rented a cabin for the Labor(non) Day Weekend at bootyful Ky Lake. That's the extent of my camping. These rooms have not been changed since 1974 so I have already begun to let my junk fro get nice and bushy so I fit the decor.

babble on said...

Good boy, cause you know da bush is back.

JB said...

I guess I'm a trendsetter.

Spokey said...

i used to be bushy. now i just shed

BushMaster said...

More than you ever wanted to know about Da Bush

babble on said...

Brevity is the soul of wit, but I am a little witless sometimes,and I have a couple of questions to throw out there. Got a sec?

So have all you peeps out east who lived under the polar vortex all winter noticed that the summer has been equally unusually cold?

I don't know if it is just cause this is an el nino year, or if the climate scientists are right, but I've heard it said that climate change has altered the nature of the jetstream, so that like the bows in a river it meanders all over the place. That the polar vortex, where places like Alabama and Florida are fed weather straight from the high north, is about to become a near permanent feature of the North American continent.

Is it true? Have you had an unseasonably cold and wet summer, too?

Aaaaaaaand, what about the magnetic poles shifting? The north pole has recently accelerated significantly. It always moves a little, but lately it has really shifted. Apparently we are now in that unusual mixed up place between a reversal, where the magnetic fields are all over the place. To all of you scientists out there I have to ask: does the Earth's magnetic shield affect its larger wind and weather phenomena?

BamaPhred said...

The meterologists have said that the jet stream has shifted, causing the cooler weather here. It happens from time to time. It has not been as oppressively hot here as it can be, thank Lob.

The magnetic shield protects us from radiation. Wikipedia has a pretty decent explanation. It does vary, just as the axis of the earth precesses around the true axis. The Earth kind of wobbles on it's axis.

Spokey said...

In this area of snobbie's hemorrhoids, roughly central to south jersey

a guy from the national weather service tweeted yesterday that so far this summer the temps have averaged 1/10th of a degree above normal.

babble on said...

Yeah, you guys on the coast are just the other side of the jet stream.

I understand how the magnetic shield protects us from radiation, but I just wonder if it also provides some sort of physical barrier, so that it would by nature also affect our weather systems.

BamaPhred said...

Yes, I didn't answer your real question. I will guess that as the magnetic field varies, the amount of solar radiation of all kinds varies also. Which translates to more heating or less heating, globally. Which affects a lot of things, from increased skin cancer to more strong and more sustained storm formation.

But this is just one factor, along with the tilt of the Earth's axis, the poisioning of our environment, volcanic eruptions, etc, etc, etc

1904 Cadardi said...

Babble:

"but I just wonder if it also provides some sort of physical barrier, so that it would by nature also affect our weather systems."

As long as the magnetic field exists I don't think so. I'm trying to remember what several science teachers from 6th grade through college geology said but here goes: Earth's magnetic field reverses periodically, but that reversal doesn't coincide with the mass extinction events associated with previous significant climate changes. There is probably some small causation, but not like CO2 concentration.

However, without a strong magnetosphere deflecting the cosmic wind, the atmosphere would be stripped and everything dies. So there's that.

BamaPhred said...

Two more cyclists run over north of me. Saturday morning, broad daylight, little traffic. As usual, no facts are stated, police just say move along, nothing to see here, the kindest and most gentle comments are GET THESE DAMN CYCLISTS OFFA MY DAMN ROAD. Most are directed to the group rides in the city clogging up the afternoon rush hour. Not the poor dudes minding their own business out in the country.

Spokey said...

they think that's what happened to the martian atmosphere.

however, not true. little known fact. all martian breathed in and held their breath before invading earth. that's the real reason that mars is breathless

Spokey said...

went through a section of US 206 yesterday where construction is going on to create a 'bypass' entrance. jersey barriers up to the lane so of course i'm well in to the lane. The traffic was constant but most vehicles kept a decent distance.

i thank lob of course for his protection and guidance.

1904 Cadardi said...

Babble and Bama,

My boss says you (all y'all?) are in trouble because I'll be spending my day avoiding work while I read Wikipedia articles on the atmosphere.

Earth's Energy Budget , the Magnetosphere , Ionosphere , etc.

Blog Drafter said...

I'm saving up for one of those artisanal axis.

Anonymous said...

Maybe 200 today ? ?

vsk - It's Muuuuunday, yes, ... I am a fcuking robot.

Spokey said...

probably not. snobbie is probably lurking just waiting for us to have some fun and he'll pounce with his posting at comment 198

on other fronts. the captcha is a joke. It states, and I quote: Please prove you're not a robot. Assuming this post does make it, i can verify that i did not prove i was not a robot and in fact gave very weak evidence by typing jansen erveypa

Spokey said...

and the captcha was actually Jansen erveypa

Spokey said...

175

1904 Cadardi said...

I'll take my turn at the front:
So far I have read about Mach numbers

1904 Cadardi said...

Schlieren photography (used to visualize fluid flow

1904 Cadardi said...

Collimated light

1904 Cadardi said...

Blunt Body Atmospheric Re-entry Vehicles

1904 Cadardi said...

Up next is the F-104 Starfighter, X-51 Waverider and Superpositon principal.

Bored much? Yes!


Robot suggests: gooAddr son

Hey now, let's not start that again!

1904 Cadardi said...

Okay, I took my pull. See me wiggling my elbow? That means my turn at the front is over. See everyone at the finish!

balls™ said...

There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum — it's breathtaking ... I suggest you try it.

Freddy Murcks said...

Is Snob already on his Steamboat trip or is he just soft pedaling in getting today's blog posted?




89

Spokey said...

184

told ya. he's waiting till we're all excited by a double century and he'll slam dunk a post and leave us wimpering

Spokey said...

time to sprint. I'm about to toodle on down the road before it gets any hotter.

Spokey said...

what's this?

1904 Cadardi and i are the only ones in the break-away?

Spokey said...

roille or wiwm probably drafting back there waiting for the chance to use the technique

Freddy Murcks said...

So, Spokey, what your really saying is that Snob is wheel sucking. He's going to wait silently until the finish line is in sight, then he's going to drop out of the race and taunt us for being stoooopid enough to not drop out too.




33

Spokey said...

188

whew

legs like rubber up here

Spokey said...

190

yup

Spokey said...

come'on freddy

take a pull

Spokey said...

this C17 is getting a little hard on the old tush

Spokey said...

and where's that vortex when i need it

Freddy Murcks said...

Spokey

Freddy Murcks said...

needs

Freddy Murcks said...

some

Freddy Murcks said...

help.

crosspalms said...

Anybody here?

crosspalms said...

Oh, it's you guys. Trying to sneak in a Friday century. Hmmm.

crosspalms said...

The Technique. It's like souplesse for fingers.

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