Raging In opposition to The Dying Of The Gentle”–@RealDylanThomas – Bike Snob NYC


Additional to yesterday’s put up, a reader forwarded me this video of the World’s Worst Bicyclist:

He makes Singing Bike Lane Man Who Hit A Little Lady appear endearing as compared:

Truly, that’s not true, they’re each horrible.

I’ve made loads of enjoyable of Lucas Brunelle over time, however I’ll take him over these two any day:

That’s a hell of a title, I gotta hand it to him.

As for me, I are typically extra cooperative with previous age than Mr. Brunelle, and I’m not a lot “Finger Fucking Loss of life’s Clit” as I’m tickling the taint of center age. In fact, so as to take action you want the suitable bike, and I’m happy to announce the crown jewel of my taint-tickling fleet has formally turned two years previous!

Sadly, I don’t suppose Rivendell will likely be incorporating “taint-tickler” into their copy for the A. Homer Hilsen, although it’s an important supply of delight for me that they did use my evocative description of its journey high quality:

Whereas my Jones LWB (and the Marin Pine Mountain that preceded it) helped set me on a much less Fredly and extra rambling path, the Homer is the bike that basically carried me throughout the retrogrouchical Rubicon; my clipless pedal use dropped off precipitously, as did my grooming. Actually not everyone’s able to be liberated from the deceptively stretchy-yet-secure bounds of Lycra, so caveat emptor, however in my case I’d say extraction was lengthy overdue. I’ve additionally modified virtually nothing concerning the bike since taking supply of it, save for including an adjunct right here and there, altering the tires, and including the rapid-rise derailleur Grant Petersen despatched me:

So far as stuff I would change, there’s not a lot, but when I have been ever to dispense with my highway bike altogether (which I don’t suppose I might), I might see becoming it with drop bars and including a big ring to the crank sooner or later. Nevertheless, I discover the present bars extraordinarily comfy, and so they provide loads of hand positions, so I don’t see it taking place anytime quickly:

They’re even good for climbing if you happen to grip them on the bend and forward of the brake levers, which is vital while you’re conquering the mighty peaks of Yonkers:

Observe the commanding view of the Palisades:

In the meantime, in what I can solely assume is an indication, not too lengthy after expressing a need for an inexpensive small-displacement bike did I move the smoldering stays of 1:

Judging from the scent of issues I believe the conflagration had taken place within the wee hours of the morning, and judging from the motor that’s just about precisely the bike I discussed in my put up:

Then once more, it’s not essentially an indication–I imply by that logic I ought to by no means journey a Citi Bike once more, both:

Trashed Citi Bikes aren’t uncommon round these elements, however this was the scene of a double homicide:

Sure boutique fashions apart, when was the final time you even noticed a damaged crank arm?

There’s a advantageous line between vandalism and Bike Kill:

I suppose the distinction is whether or not or not it’s hipsters doing it:

I do know the place they’ll discover just a few extra Citi Bikes.



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