Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Put This In Your Bag And Ride With It

As much as I'd like to kick up my feet and hang around here with you all day I'm afraid I can't, because this arrived from Jones and I need to perform some rigorous product testing:


In case it's not obvious enough for you, that's a handlebar bag, and my rigorous product testing will involve affixing it to my bars, putting some stuff in it, and going for a ride.

Hey, I'd find a different job that didn't involve so much fucking off to ride if I could, but unfortunately I'm the only person who will hire me.

Plus I might be going on a "bikepacking" trip soon, which is a thing the kids are really into these days, and I've got to train for it.

Oh yes.

Speaking of product testing and putting things in other things, the Yuba Supermarch√© continues to delight:
It's really true.  My older son even declared it "awesome," which is praise he's only previously bestowed on the F150 we rented that one time:

As a semi-professional bike blogger raised among Jews and suffering from middle age-onset smugness I can assure you the size of this vehicle coupled with its sheer goyishness sent me into an existential crisis that even shopping at Whole Foods could not undo:


Sorry for sharing two pictures of my kid (to be honest I feel awkward sharing even one) but I could not resist the ironic juxtaposition of the truck and the bike.  (Also ironic: in the short amount of time I've had the Yuba I've already hauled more with it than I did with the truck.)

Lastly:

Yeah, right.  I know someone browsing Abercrombie.com for new underwear when I see it.

31 comments:

boys on the hoods said...

First?? Comment delay induced Podium?? somewhere in the pack?? who knows??

theEel said...

WEED!

Alex Marshall said...

podium

bad boy of the south said...

again?it's in the bag.

MolassesChamois said...

Holy ununderwear!

BamaPhred said...

I can't handle all this early morning Snob.

thegock said...

SLAY DIRT

JLRB said...

Did you mean bikepacking?

streepo said...

scranus

McFly said...

*bikepacking

KNOW YOUR LINGO

Joe said...

Seems kinda damning that Cancellara thinks beating Phil Gaimon in a race will vindicate him.

HDEB said...

Appreciate the use of slang but unsure of the meaning of "goyeshness", suspect it is Yiddish. Even google couldn't help, the only search result was today's BSNYC post.

Anonymous said...

Taking the Grinch's kid for a ride in the bike box

Seattle lone wolf said...

I assume you meant to type "backpacking" but it auto corrected to "backpacking". (See what I did there?)

BikeSnobNYC said...

JLRB,

Yes, sorry. Really hard to type that word, your fingers just want to write "backpacking."

--Wildcat Etc.

Bikeboy said...

I'll be curious to hear about the Jones handlebar bag. For you see... I thought the really cool thing about the Jones bar (which I'm considering laying down some $ for) is the myriad of hand positions available. And... don't you eliminate most of those, if you introduce a bag? Anyway - the laser-focused BSNYC evaluation will be welcomed.

Regarding pick-um-up trucks...

Out here in Idaho, only urban dudes and nancy boys would be seen in an F150! The real men* - lumberjacks, ranch hands, etc. - get a BIG truck - an F350, or a Super Duty with dually rear tires, POWER STROKE diesel, etc.

*... or guys with self-esteem issues, who are compensating for some unseen power stroke deficiency.

BikeSnobNYC said...

Bikeboy,

I had the same concern about hand positions, but after today's ride I've concluded he only one it really rules out is hands on the lower portion of the bar next to the stem...which I never use anyway. No problem to put hands on the top loop and get "aero," even with the bag on.

--Wildcat Etc.

Anonymous said...

Methinks youd better rent an f350 for the muscle and payload capabilities if you wanna haul that disgusting rideable wheelbarrow contraption anywhere

Victor Kaminski said...

vsk said ...

Conjuring up my best Nancy-Pelosi-at-a-Trump-speech-expression (super scornful for those happily not paying attention to politix) and waving my index finger to say that child in that truck bed really needs a helment to be up off the ground that far.


vsk

Anonymous said...

Snobby, When you post "tweets" I really have no idea what's going on, because A) I don't have Twitter (or Instagram) and B) Like most people I imagine, my work firewall blocks all social network sites. A screen shot maybe? - masmojo

BamaPhred said...

F250 he said with scorn and disdain get a Ram, or Dodge for you retro grouches, with the Cummings diesel. Park it on Seaman St for maximum effect.

Anonymous said...

Is Cancellara actually from Pawnee, Indiana?
https://ahcommunitydevelopment.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/parks-2.jpg

Bill said...

Cummins, city boy.

leroy said...

Dear Mr. HDEB @209pm

I used to run around Vermont in one of these (in brown and tan), but I still know you can take the kinder out of the shtetl, but you can't take the shtetl out of the kinderlech.

So what is goyishness?

According to my dog, a purebred Brooklyn Schnorrer, pastrami on white bread with mayonnaise is goyishe. Pastrami on rye with grey poupon is ta`am.

(Pastrami with swiss is traif.)

BPsucks said...

HDEB,

A goy is a not jew

HDEB said...

Thank you leroy and BPsucks, now I know : ) leroy, the retro Silverado you had in VT is cool looking but not as cool as the Milwaulke you rode on the Fondon't.

Hee Haw the barista said...

That kid is in danger of being crushed by high end designer groceries ... teh hugE MANATEE!11!!!!

In other news, there's a foot of snow on the ground, so I bought a kayak yesterday.

JLRB said...

my bike-packing trip this Fall was an overnight ala Just Ride - all fun and games until a cold front rolled in - woke up freezing my lugs off

Chazu said...

Looks like about $1342 worth of Whole Foods in the back of that truck.

NHcycler said...

Well he does have 17 children to feed. Plus, we don't know if there's food from a discount chain in those Whole Foods bags, either!

Tim Kirch said...

You have a really cute kid. He obviously takes after his mother :-)