BSNYC Friday Fun Quiz!

There’s a lot of bad stuff on Twitter, but maybe the worst thing is this account:

I mean how stupid and wrong could that advice be? I did “bike” today and it was great. GREAT! And not just because I had a great bike:

But it didn’t hurt:

The Homer looks rather genteel, and it is sumptuously comfortable, but with drop bars and a triple it’s quite eager on the road, and it’ll also handle more mountain bike trail than you might think, which means you can head out on a ride and be ready for pretty much anything:

This was probably the most “mountain bikey” ride I’d done on this bike and I was surprised at how capable it felt in the woods, even riding over rocks and roots and stuff. Some pedal strike aside it always felt planted, composed, and maneuverable. I’m guessing the long wheelbase has a lot to do with it, though admittedly any bike is liable to feel precise and poised after riding around on a Softride with a sproingy stem:

Speaking of cockpits, I flirted with Fredness by putting a computer mount on there:

And speaking of Homers I see they’re back in stock over at Old Man Petersen’s House Of Ferrous Velocipedes And Canvas Curious…and they also come in gold!

I’m not telling you what to do, and nobody at Rivendell is telling me to tell you that they’re available, but it is a very, very, very good bicycle is all I’m saying.

Or, if your tastes run in the complete opposite direction

As you may or may not know, Kevin “Squid” Bolger is the godfather of New York City bike messengers and he’s taking pre-orders for a new frame–see above. Like me, you too may be an old fuddy-duddy who’s gone the way of lugs and leather, but there’s something to be said for a midlife crisis fixie project to get the blood pumping, and this seems an ideal chassis for that. I had a purple midlife crisis fixie project myself not too long ago, but then my son stole it:

So much for that.

Regardless, I’d say if you’ve got both a Homer and a Cyclehawk then you’re living your best life.

Oh, remember I mentioned I received a jersey from Wabi Woolens?

Well, I’ve worn it for four days straight now, I still love it, and nobody has told me I smelled–at least to my face. I’ll continue to keep you posted but so far it sure seems like a winner.

And now, I’m pleased to present you with a quiz. As always, study the item, think, and click on your answer. If you’re right you’ll know it, and if you’re wrong you’ll see someone who’s very excited about his dropper post.

Thanks very much for reading, ride safe, and may all your crises be easily resolved via judicious application of new bicycles.

–Tan Tenovo

1) No other bike builders were interested in adapting Softride’s quirky beam suspension technology.

2) According to cycling pundits, two-time Tour de France winner Tadej Pogačar is at a disadvantage this season because:

3) Less is more. Way more. That must be why an “Infinity Seat” will run you about three or four hundred bucks.

4) Specialized purchased “inclusive” cycling clothing company Machines For Freedom in 2018 as a “a bold investment in women’s leadership.” Now they will make an even bolder investment by:

5) This new helmet will feature:

6) Should you invest in Life Time Group Holdings, owners of Unbound Gravel and other events in which people pay lots of money to ride bicycles over tiny rocks?

7) Handlebars have gotten too wide.

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