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Bike Snob NYC
19. Juni, 19:47 Uhr

[Pssst: if you want to listen to my radio show from this past Monday it's here.  Or, if you want to listen to Carcass, you can do so here.]Hey, everybody!  I've got some great news!For me!Yes, that's right, my new Jones bike has shipped!  Unfortunately I don't know if I'm allowed to tell you what it is yet, but that doesn't make me any less excited.  So in the meantime here's a picture of my...

Bike Snob NYC
06. Juni, 12:47 Uhr

Yesterday I had a little rendez-vous with the Jones SWB:Of all the moderate-length rides I keep in my hip pocket this one is perhaps my favorite:Flat dirt for cruising, some singletrack, a little bucolic scenery...and best of all I don't have to cross any bridges inasmuch as I live in the mainland borough.I did spend like a month's cellphone bill on two gluten-free brownies and an iced coffee...

Bike Snob NYC
16. Juni, 22:33 Uhr

Well, they haven't kicked me off the radio yet, and today I'll be on at 10am talking about kids, bikes, and kids and bikes:I'll also be talking to Henry Cutler of WorkCycles, makers of my personal Smugness Flotilla:Henry was my guide on my trip to Amsterdam, which I wrote about in my third book, and we'll compare our school drop-off routines as well as marvel over the fact that in the...

Bike Snob NYC
13. Juni, 14:34 Uhr

Firstly, I've got a new Outside column, and it's all about how I've become one of those sniveling sidewalk cyclists:Deal with it.Secondly, I had an interesting final caller on my RADIO SHOW this past Monday, which made the digital pages of Gothamist:"A lot of the problem with the cyclists, and I know you don't wanna say it, but it's people from third world cultures where they do not have...

Bike Snob NYC
10. Juni, 10:10 Uhr

Hi!Consider this a Post-it note on your forehead reminding you that they haven't canceled my radio show yet, and so I'll be on the air again this morning at 10am*:And yes, you can listen online. And also yes, you can call in and ask questions.Also also, I just happened to notice someone just left the following comment on a post that's like two years old:Why yes I do!  A friend of mine has one...

Bike Snob NYC
19. April, 12:36 Uhr

Hey, it's Friday!  I give every last one of you full permission to leave work early and head out for a ride--and I also give you permission to dress like a total slob:I'm sure my mention of flip-flops will enrage those of you who have overtorqued sphincters.Meanwhile, it continues to rain incessantly here in New York, and so lately I've found myself spending a lot of time on my Milwaukee:While...

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...

Bike Snob NYC
04. Juni, 14:16 Uhr

Yesterday morning I made my radio debut and overall I think it went fairly well, all things considered:Was feeling insecure about how I did on the radio this AM until I read this, now I know I did just fine. pic.twitter.com/l9clLzCX0Y— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) June 3, 2019 As I mentioned, I had no plans at all to be on the radio until this past Thursday, when the station said, "Do you want...

Bike Snob NYC
21. Dezember, 17:39 Uhr

Well, this is it, we're now passing under the flamme rouge on the final run-in to the holidays:(Team Santa's leadout train looks a little ragged.)As for my wooden sleigh, with my foot on the mend I've been riding it regularly, and I think maybe the creaking's coming back:(Boy those wheels ruin the bike's already questionable aesthetics.)This has only strengthened my resolve to transition the...

Bike Snob NYC
31. Mai, 19:01 Uhr

Firstly, I've got a new column on the Outside web presence, and it's all about how those ultra-loud bicycle horns totally blow:The other day I managed to get the phrase "rats fucking" onto the virtual pages of that esteemed publication, and this time I worked in the concept of cars that anally electrocute their drivers.  Between that and getting my bike into a museum I couldn't possibly ascend...

Bike Snob NYC
19. Dezember, 20:19 Uhr

Yep, that's right, here's a column about how the rest of the world is kicking New York City's ass when it comes to breaking the stranglehold of the Automotive Industrial Complex:And here's the gift guide you've been waiting for in order to commence holiday shopping:Hey, if nothing else, you gotta admit I put the "pro" in prolific.Beats working, anyway.

Bike Snob NYC
28. Mai, 12:34 Uhr

Every so often, if you're lucky, you experience a moment in your life where you step outside of yourself, take a look, and think, "Wow, you really made it!"I'm luckier than most, and my career as a semi-professional bike blogger has been replete with such moments.  Publishing my first book, accidentally fooling the literary world into thinking George Plimpton rode a Trek Y-Foil, and, uh, other...

Bike Snob NYC
17. Dezember, 20:44 Uhr

This past Saturday I headed out for a short ride on the good ship Renovo:Ordinarily I don't ride the Renovo in the rain, mostly because all my other bikes are filthy, so it's nice to have at least one bike with fancy parts that's nice and clean.  As such, I've never had the opportunity to test the braking on the crabon rims in wet conditions.  Well, on this particular ride I ended up getting...

Bike Snob NYC
14. Dezember, 19:09 Uhr

Between my sprained flipper and my sick child I've been a shut-in for much of this week, but this morning I finally got out for a ride and it was glorious:Sure, my foot was tender, and yes I came up a half-mile short of a mere 20 miles (that was due to time constraints, not physical ones), but given that I began the week with an injury I'm damned lucky to be finishing it with a bicycle...

Bike Snob NYC
24. Mai, 19:43 Uhr

Hopefully you've got one or both feet out the door already before the holiday weekend (assuming you're down here in Canada's leaky sub-basement where we observe Memorial Day), but if you're me you spend most of your time out the door and only pop back in occasionally to type words into the void that is the World Wide Internet.  For example, after a brief Titanium Fredding relapse yesterday, I...

Bike Snob NYC
13. Dezember, 14:52 Uhr

As an addendum to yesterday's BSNYC Official Gift-Giving Gift Guide for the 2018 Holiday Gift-Giving Season, just forget everything I said and get the new Supreme-a Cruz"collabo" mountain bike instead:Remastering the Chameleon model, the special bicycle sports a Supreme logo on its down tube, with the entire lightweight frame sporting that familiar red hue. Sturdy Maxxis tires ensure grip on...

Bike Snob NYC
12. Dezember, 14:36 Uhr

Good morning!While I'm sitting here on my ass trying to keep my Swollen Foot of Shame (SFOS) elevated, let's talk about Christmas:(When this movie was out I was totally engaging in age-appropriate skateboarding.)Oh sure, I can be cynical at times, but the fact is I'm positively bubbling over with Christmas spirit--mostly because I have no choice.  In fact, in addition to hobbling around on my...

Bike Snob NYC
22. Mai, 19:03 Uhr

After a long stretch of cold and rain the sun has finally returned and brung some warmth with it.  This meant that it was time to end my lengthy titanium Fredding streak and pivot back to the dirt.  And so this morning I donned my best jorts and headed out into the wilds of suburbia.First I rode to Sprain Ridge Park, a.k.a "The Trails Behind The Mall," where I saw something that looked like an...

Bike Snob NYC
10. Dezember, 18:39 Uhr

Sometime back in the mid-aughts I got hooked on the cyclocrossing.  I was never even remotely good at it, but in a way that's what made it so much fun--even if you're nowhere near placing you're always at least competing for something, such as (in my case) not coming in last.  Also, the races are short, which means that when you're done you can hang out an watch the people who are actually...

Bike Snob NYC
20. Mai, 13:53 Uhr

I've got a new Outside column published on the World Wide Internet and it's about how just because you don't see something that doesn't mean it's not happening (and yes, that's a double-negative, or maybe even a triple negative):And no, I don't know why the image they used is an ebike in the desert, so don't ask.Moving on, this past Friday I engaged in BIKE TEST SCIENCE!  First of all, after a...

Bike Snob NYC
07. Dezember, 20:45 Uhr

When we last checked in on Project Singlespeed:(The singlespeed in question)I'd expressed misgivings about chain retention.  Specifically, for reasons I won't bother to reiterate I'd curated the drivetrain with a rear cog extracted from a used cassette, and after I dropped a chain on my first full-length test ride I worried that maybe this wasn't going to cut it.Nevertheless, in the spirit of...

Bike Snob NYC
06. Dezember, 15:21 Uhr

Yep, that's right, like oatmeal from a tap my columns arrive in clumps.  Here's the latest one:I'm not totally crazy about the headline they used since one point I make in there is that I'm perfectly fine with bike racers adhering to pointless rules, but that's fine with me if they want to be provocative and if they really want to they can call it "Your Helmet Is Leaching Chemicals Into Your...

Bike Snob NYC
16. Mai, 14:56 Uhr

As I mentioned in my previous post, yesterday I traveled the length of the Bronx and Manhattan astride a fixie-type bicycle:The bicycle is from State, it is from their "Core-Line" of bicycles, and it is in my possession because I recently wrote about it for a certain magazine.  I'll let you know when that gets published (or maybe you can let me know if you come across it before I do), but in...

Bike Snob NYC
05. Dezember, 15:52 Uhr

Good morning!How's everybody doing today?Well, that's fantastic/sorry to hear that/I don't really need that much information about your bowels/it was a rhetorical question anyway so stop talking to your computer.Firstly, I've got a new Outside column:However, the wrong illustration appears to be accompanying it, and it should be this one:I suppose I could have waited for it to get fixed but I'm...

Bike Snob NYC
15. Mai, 19:22 Uhr

Today I took a ride all the way downtown and back again, and I will tell you all about it in due course--or at least a little bit about it.Oh yeah, I was also riding a fixie:Dear Fixedgeargallery... pic.twitter.com/lq4A82rII5— Bike Snob NYC (@bikesnobnyc) May 15, 2019 It's a zen thing, you wouldn't understand.In the meantime, I've received the following request:Gladly!Maybe I'm still in the...

Bike Snob NYC
04. Dezember, 15:53 Uhr

Recently, in the spirit of contrived irreverence, I registered to participate an upcoming singlespeed cyclocrossing event.  This is not as incongruous as it sounds--I am, after all, a veteran of the 2010 SSCXWC in Portland, OR.  Plus, a photo of me attempting to sterilize myself with a one-speed bicycle even appeared in Bicycling magazine instructional:(You can't unsee this now.)Though that's...

Bike Snob NYC
03. Dezember, 04:12 Uhr

Farewell to cyclist, commentator--and, above all, château expert--Paul Sherwen:The death of the respected cycling broadcaster and former professional rider Paul Sherwen has been confirmed at the age of 62.I'm not that old, but I'm no millennial either (who, I guess, are also old now; I think we're onto Generation Z at this point), and so I remember what it was to have to forage for...

Bike Snob NYC
14. Mai, 15:18 Uhr

Firstly, I wrote words, and they're in the Transportation Alternatives magazine, Reclaim--though you can read them on Medium:And of course there's always the Transportation Alternatives Bike Forecast, which is curated by none other than Your's Truley.I truly do put the "semi" in "semi-professional bike blogger."Secondly, as a middle-aged dad living in the cycling backwater known as New York...

Bike Snob NYC
08. Mai, 14:21 Uhr

On Monday I shared my Eroica California story for Outside magazine, which is already being hailed as the greatest story about the 2019 Eroica California for Outside magazine that I've ever written:Nevertheless, as comprehensive as that story is, it doesn't tell the whole story.  Specifically, it omits many of my crappy photos, as well as the sorts of tedious details nobody really needs or wants...

Bike Snob NYC
07. Mai, 12:22 Uhr

This past Sunday was the Zach Koop Memorial Criterum at Orchard Beach, in my home borough of the Bronx.  This event features a whole day of racing, including kids' races, and while on the opposite side of the Bronx from me it's an easy and pleasant ride via the Mosholu-Pelham Greenway.  So in anticipation of this year's edition I registered for two (2) races and planned to bring the kids and...

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