Quelle
Bike Snob NYC

Indiziert seit
18.09.2015
Beiträge insgesamt
670 (10 / Woche)
Quelle / Feed
http://feeds.feedburner.com/blogspot/arls
Themenfelder


Beiträge

Bike Snob NYC
08. August, 19:11 Uhr

As I mentioned yesterday, I'm currently auditioning bikes for a chance to accompany me on my vacation this year.  Yesterday it was the Jones Plus LWB, and today it's my plastic Fred Sled, upon which I just took a quick spin:Pros:You can't go wrong with a road bikeEverything's practically brand new so all the moving parts are smooth and snappyI don't particularly care about weight, but there is...

Bike Snob NYC
15. August, 19:04 Uhr

I am an extremely selfish individual.  See, since 2007, I've been providing you with free content on this blog and elsewhere, only occasionally asking you cheapskates to, you know, buy a book or maybe some coffee.  And fine, there was that one time I asked you to donate to my radio show.  (This past Monday's show is available here, by the way.  For free.)Wait, did I say selfish?  What I meant...

Bike Snob NYC
07. August, 17:51 Uhr

Okay, firstly, if you're the doofus who was accusing me of selling out to Walmart because I went to Bentonville and spoke at the Arkansas Bike Summit, I really hope you read my reply to your comment because I mean come on now.Though if you're trying to channel Rik from "The Young Ones" you're doing a great job: Secondly, now that I'm back from Bentonville I find myself under great pressure, as...

Bike Snob NYC
09. August, 17:46 Uhr

After auditioning the Plastic Fred Sled yesterday for vacation duty, today I headed out on the New-To-Me "Forever" Bike:There's just something about this bike that really works for me.  I don't know if it's the mystical properties of the titanium, or some accident of geometry and components, or the fact that it's the bike I wished I had when I was in my 20s, or what.  Whatever the reason it...

Bike Snob NYC
13. August, 13:56 Uhr

Yeah, that's right, I rode my bike to the airport recently and I totally can't get over myself:So obviously I'm getting a dedicated airport bike now; I'm just deliberating over which material. 

Bike Snob NYC
29. Juli, 11:15 Uhr

Good morning! Just a very brief and rushed note before I head down to the studio to let you know that I'm on the radio this morning and also the station is having a fund drive, so please support Bike Snob if you can:Bike Snob returns to @wbai this morning at 10am! Will talk about the "Green Wave" and more. Call in: 212-209-2877. Also, become a WBAI Buddy in the name of Bike Snob and get a...

Bike Snob NYC
04. August, 19:45 Uhr

Way back in 2007, I started a blog.  That blog was called "Dog Fancy."  Well, it turns out there's already a magazine called Dog Fancy,* so I started another blog called "Bike Snob NYC."Thanks to that blog, I've had a lot of notable experiences over the years: I got to hobnob with celebrity bike racers before they got disgraced, a legacy British saddle concern whisked me off to Tuscany to ride...

Bike Snob NYC
06. August, 18:05 Uhr

You may have about the recent spike in cycling deaths in New York City.  You may also have read that the city has recently unveiled a plan to stop it.  Well, my latest column for Outside is about what's going on and why it probably won't work:Also, yesterday I fired up the ol' Broadcast-O-Mat 3000 and went on the air again.  You can listen here:Many thanks to my special guest, bike advocate...

Bike Snob NYC
26. Juli, 14:01 Uhr

Yes, it's true, and what I want is for you to read my latest column for Outside, which is about why kids need to ride bikes:If you really want yours to get ahead in life you'd better make sure they know their way around a velocipede.I also want you to congratulate me for the fact that I haven't touched a bike with a derailleur all week.  For example, yesterday I enjoyed a pleasant outing on my...

Bike Snob NYC
15. Februar, 20:26 Uhr

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...

Bike Snob NYC
13. Februar, 18:44 Uhr

Further to yesterday's post, while the Ironic Orange Julius Bike is the clear leader in my own personal cruddy drivetrain competition, thanks to yesterday's snowfall the Milwaukee is quickly closing in:It may not look that bad from afar (poor rear fender line notwithstanding), but get a load of this:I did lube it and wipe it down after riding so hopefully I can keep it working at least until...

Bike Snob NYC
05. Februar, 14:33 Uhr

As I mentioned recently, last week the icy perineum of the Polar Vortex descended upon the New York City area.  By the weekend however it was beginning to relent, and on Sunday I headed out for a ride:While I've joked about using the Renovo as a rain bike (by the way, the creaking is still there despite my recent cassette swap), the truth it that it's my trusty Milwaukee that sees me through...

Bike Snob NYC
12. Februar, 16:37 Uhr

Like most Americans I live in a state of ignorance, and as such I had no idea Bhutan is apparently a cycling paradise:Dragon Kings who ride bikes?  Epic Himalayan trails?  Sideburns???A fervent bicycle culture has seen rapid development in Bhutan. Its northern border with Tibet runs along a treacherous seam of the Eastern Himalayan mountain range, which has historically protected the...

Bike Snob NYC
08. Februar, 15:27 Uhr

You know what I love about America?  Completely unqualified people get to give parenting advice in mainstream media outlets:And yes, I do realize that telling people not to bother with fancy bikes for their kids when my own kid rides an Islabikes is wantonly hypocritical, at least on the surface of it:However, keep in mind I never said you shouldn't give them a fancy bike if it falls into your...

Bike Snob NYC
18. Juli, 15:07 Uhr

Here's my latest Outside column, which is about how you should get a tax break for buying an e-bike:Though of course anybody who reads Internet comments knows cyclists don't pay any taxes at all, which invalidates my entire argument.Speaking of e-bikes, Specialized is getting lots of press for this thing: Now, to be clear, I don't think motorized Fred bikes should qualify for my tax cut, nor...

Bike Snob NYC
07. Februar, 15:56 Uhr

If I might redirect you briefly to the Bike Forecast, I feel compared to share with you the current state of affairs here in New York City.  Basically, in response to the death of a cyclist killed by a hit-and-run driver, the NYPD is ticketing people on bikes...for stuff that isn't even illegal:For those of you not from NYC, the NYPD is apparently giving tickets for riding without a...

Bike Snob NYC
15. Juli, 20:04 Uhr

So not only am I still on the radio, but I officially* have the #1 bicycle-themed show in New York City in the coveted 10am Monday time slot!*[Disclaimer: when I say "officially" I mean I've decided this must be true.]Furthermore, I've asked WBAI to make it available as a podcast, but until that happens all shows are archived on their website, and you can also listen to this morning's episode...

Bike Snob NYC
08. Juli, 19:23 Uhr

Firstly, I was on the radio again this morning (I have my own radio show now in case you've been avoiding me lately) and you can listen to it......right HERE!I recommend you do, too, because it's a very exciting time here in New York City and I talk about it all.  Mainly, drivers have been killing cyclist at an alarming rate, and in response the NYPD has announced they'll be cracking down on...

Bike Snob NYC
31. Januar, 20:26 Uhr

So the "polar vortex" has rolled into town, which meant it was pretty cold this morning:That's America Freedom Degrees too, not that sell-see-us crap.Now, before I go on, I realize that to you hardy types in the midwest this isn't even particularly cold:("I don't even bother with knee warmers when it's that warm.")But please try to keep in mind that everything's relative, and anyway, it's not a...

Bike Snob NYC
30. Januar, 20:02 Uhr

Okay, who out there has been following the saga of my creaky Renovo?Hello?Where did everybody go?Well, I'll go on anyway just in case if anybody happens to wander by at any point.Anyway, after swapping wheels and checking bolts and doing all the stuff you're supposed to do when a bike is creaking the sound persisted, and so I essentially just surrendered to it and decided the bike was going to...

Bike Snob NYC
04. Juli, 14:49 Uhr

Happy Birthday to Canada's addled downstairs neighbor!Basically, Canada's just trying to live its life, while we're down here banging on the ceiling with a broomstick.So why am I popping in during this auspicious holiday?  Well, firstly I figured I'd let you know my new Outside column is up:Basically it's time to move past the "here's a new bike lane" phase and into the "here's a bold new...

Bike Snob NYC
28. Januar, 16:44 Uhr

Last week, following the revelation that I am riding a new road bike, I received a fresh wave of accusations that I had sold out, or "jumped the shark" (presumably from people still accessing the Internet via dial-up modem and AOL given the hoariness of the expression), or other hackneyed phrases denoting the forfeiture of integrity.While my addressing these comments may seem defensive, I can...

Bike Snob NYC
03. Juli, 13:28 Uhr

As I've said many times before, living in New York City's only mainland borough has two significant advantages:1) When the glaciers melt the rest of you suckers will all be underwater and my home will be worth millions;B) I can easily do a dirt ride in the same amount of time the rest of you suckers spend doing laps in Central and Prospect Parks.Insofar as B) is concerned, I did just that...

Bike Snob NYC
25. Januar, 20:14 Uhr

Further to yesterday's post, a commenter asked:Anonymous JLRB said...The old post you linked to included the following - have you exceeded stage four and returned to stage 1?1) FreshThis is when you're an utter dork who's like totally super-stoked on bikes and you fall all over yourself because Shimano figured out how to squeeze another cog onto a wheel and you do stupid stuff like wake up at...

Bike Snob NYC
24. Januar, 16:21 Uhr

Further to yesterday's post, a commenter commented thusly with the following commentary:Chazu said...My jaw dropped a little when I read this. Partly because I'm a slack-jawed yokel, and partly because you admitted to purchasing a crabon bike. Mostly the latter.January 23, 2019 at 2:52 PMNow, to be clear, this is by no means my first dalliance with the crabon.  Indeed, like any Fred, when...

Bike Snob NYC
23. Januar, 19:14 Uhr

Hey there!So what day is it?Eh, whatever, it doesn't matter.When last we spoke I'd been taking advantage of the dry/frozen conditions to ride the Jones:On that particular Thursday, rather than ride the Forbidding Trails Behind The Mall, I continued north on the Old Croton Aqueduct to a small town park:Which is pleasantly scenic: And also contains some fun trails:A 30-ish mile mixed bag of dirt,...

Bike Snob NYC
28. Juni, 11:22 Uhr

Here's my latest Outside column, which is about how owning (or leasing) a car is like going through life half-drunk:On top of that, if you're also a moderate drinker, you're basically going through life totally drunk.Not that I follow my own advice, mind you.  Last weekend I loaded up The Car The Bank Owns Until I Finish Paying Them Back and did a mountain bike race in New Jersey.  On top of...

Bike Snob NYC
27. Juni, 14:29 Uhr

Well, school's out, and you know what that means:I'm riding early!In fact this morning as the sun was just peeking over the horizon I headed over the George Washington Bridge and once again encountered a "pesticide"-related road closure:It's not unusual to find the so-called "River Road" barricaded, and it's common practice among cyclists to disregard them.  However, I've been riding on River...

Bike Snob NYC
01. Juli, 12:30 Uhr

Firstly, they still haven't kicked me off the radio, which means I'll be on WBAI here in New York City once again this morning at 10am.You can also listen online via their website.  Or listen to it later on their archives.  Or not listen at all for all I care.Secondly, despite my myriad familial responsibilities, I did manage to get some quality time with the Jones LWB Complete this past...

Bike Snob NYC
25. Juni, 15:34 Uhr

Good morning.[Ahem.]Yesterday I was on the radio because they haven't locked me out of the studio yet, and you can listen to that show here:(They really should be wearing helmets.)Of course the real reason I took the radio gig was because of the nearly 40 (!) mile round-trip bicycle commute to Brooklyn, which yesterday also served as something of a recovery ride since I did a mountain bike race...

Alle News von Bike Snob NYC durchsuchen