Q: What Makes BS Brilliant?

(BS = BikeSnob, by the way.)

A: This gem, among others. “Despite what some people think, a ‘peloton’ is not simply any group of cyclists riding together; in order to be a ‘peloton,’ they have to be racing. Groups are defined by their purpose. Similarly, not every group of people on a long line is ‘a bunch of schmucks;’ they have to be waiting for something stupid, like the new iPhone or a pair of limited-edition Nikes.”

This poorly cited excerpt is from bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com


  1. Becky B

    [agree] I clicked this imaginary button

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  3. Steve

    Amen! Another good bikesnob quote, from today:

    I find it ironic that so many New Yorkers seem to want to emulate the functionality, ubiquity, and unremarkability of cycling in Amsterdam by purchasing costly Dutch bikes when we already have our own functional, ubiquitous, and unremarkable bicycle in New York City in the form of the “old mountain bike.”

    It turns out you can simply carry your stuff around the city on a bicycle without spending a lot of money or being “chic,” and people have been doing it for a long time. Plus, as a bonus, both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal will even pretend you don’t exist.


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