Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Just Breezing Through

Sorry I'm late!  What a morning!  First I had to drop off urine at the doctor's office, then I had to pick up a receptacle for my compost (yes, New York City is composting now, eat that Portland), and by the time I was done I hardly had any time left to fork off for a ride.

But I did anyway:


While I usually head north and beyond the city limits today I felt like a plainclothes, flat-pedal spin through the Bronx, so that's what I did.  Pictured above is the bike repair stand on the Randall's Island Connector, and next time someone sends me a bike to test I'm totally bringing it here to assemble.  As for how I'll get it there, maybe I'll finally get myself a trailer.  Then I'll get a kayak and start boating on the Bronx River.

Now that's the life.

Anyway, with like half the day gone now I won't keep you, but I would like to share this:

At one point in the video, an officer on a bicycle comes close to an ATV and jumps off as he tries to reach for the rider, but he misses and falls to the ground. A police cruiser following him and the ATV stops. D.C. police said the officer on the bike suffered minor injuries.

I'd also like to point out that as the officer leaps from his bike his helmet appears to fall of his head:


And then he appears to trip over it:


Okay, maybe that's not exactly what happened, but it kind of looks like it.

So while we can debate the importance of helmets all day long, I think we can all agree that wearing an unfastened one is worse than not wearing one at all.

See you tomorrow.


28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Podio, again bitches

Gusto said...

Podio what?

Bryan Bracy said...

podium again

1904 Cadardi said...

Looks like Mr. DC Cop performed the classic cyclocross dismount where the trailing foot comes off the pedal and is firmly jammed into the back of the planting foot. Literally tipping over his own feet.

Just like with firearms, all police should be required to have a USCF license and undergo periodic re-certification in form of Cat5 cyclocross racing. You must upgrade to at least Cat 4 in order to be promoted to Sargent.

Helmet karma said...

Helmets suck in so many ways, and on so many levels: foot level for tripping, and head level for head banging, and they are really awkward for carrying, and you look real stupid when you're sitting in the deli/coffee shop still wearing one.

ricochet said...

MORE DONGS

Lieutenant Oblivious said...

Top Ten? Could it be?

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Scranus.

dancesonpedals said...

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Winky said...

Best helmet fail is of course when you have yours in a handlebar basket ('cause it will muss your hair) and it jumps out on a bump and causes you to crash when your front wheel hits it.

bcstractor said...

Why did you take urine to the doctors office when you had a composting bin - urine IS compost.

leroy said...

Dear Mr. BSNYC - Well it was only a matter of time before you were tested.

Your production increased dramatically from a single Google Blogger account to a sprawling media empire, encompassing this blog, a daily Transportation Alternatives column, frequent Outside magazine articles, regular Brooks dispatches, a bunch of books, numerous op-ed pieces, and podcast guest appearances.

Of course WADA was going to notice and spring an out of competition doping control on you.

If it's any consolation, my dog has been practicing for years and has yet to be tested.

I've told him no one is interested in his urine; he tells me a dog can dream.

Anyway, congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.

Dirk Montero said...

Keep on eating that compost.

Dirk

Anonymous said...

I can highly recommend getting a bike trailer. It was quite transformational for the utility of my cycling. My research led me to one of the single wheel BoB style trailers (more specifically, a cheap Chinese knockoff of a BoB). Unless you need to carry anything exceptionally heavy, it's ample for grocery fetching, carrying kids' bikes who get too tired to ride and want to sit in the kiddie seat instead and general errands.

Bluezurich said...

love brown bikes

Dooth said...

Is that Riker's in the background? I've never been there. Really.

Anonymous said...

Do not waste that urine! It is a great compost accelerator, liquid gold...

Crosspalms said...

Still happy with my Burley Travoy. Folds small, carries a lot, attaches easily. Not useful for children, though, which might be a drawback for you. But if you're looking for a trailer for 17 you're probably thinking custom anyway.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 6:29:

Size of the trailer depends on your attitude about carrying 100 lbs every now and then with your bike. We still have the Burley trailer original bought for kids, 20 years ago, and it still gets used. Last time - cooler and drinks, plus materials for a party, plus some 7' PVC pipe for a sign. Bungie cords and trailers make all things possible. And when folded down it hangs from the ceiling in the garage.

No, I am not from Portland.

Anonymous said...

LOLOL @ that cop trying to jump on the atv, LOLOLOLOL. What a maroon!!!

ecran lcd iphone 5 said...

Bonne continuation!

N/A said...

Was it your urine?

Anonymous said...

Nada podio

Xophere said...

This would solve so many problems but if might totally f up the cross crusade.

Xophere said...

Eugene then?

Xophere said...

Also all you folks that mock Portland are just jelly. I know I am when I do. But don't move there cause the traffic already sucks.

Piss On it said...

Urine is normally sterile while it is still in the human body (except when you get a urinary tract infection -- a UTI). However, it is a very good media for bacteria, so once it leaves the body, bacteria thrive on it. This is why, if you don't flush after you pee, the water begins to turn cloudy and smell pretty rank after a couple of days (even without fecal matter). After you flush, most likely you'll see a ring of slippery "scum" left on the toilet bowl ... frequently a pink one. I'm not talking about white mineral rings left by hard water or well water iron-colored mineral rings.

Urine contains waste products from the body like creatinine, urea (a source of Nitrogen), uric acid, and other minerals (like Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus) which are soluble in water as salts. Normally there is minimal Protein and/or Glucose. Bacteria from the environment love these nutrients.

Typical bacteria which may invade the urinary tract are Escherechia coli, Pseudomonas species, and Klebsiella species, and Bacillus species. Staph and Strep may also show up, although UTIs with these bacteria are less common. All of these are common in the environment. You very probably have some of each of them on your skin right now (when was the last time you washed your hands?).

The chemical formula for Ammonia is NH3 ... the 'N' stands for Nitrogen. The bacteria change the Nitrogen salts to ammonia. The urine pH changes from neutral to alkaline. Other bacteria oxidize the ammonia. Some bacteria like cold, some prefer hot temperatures; some prefer acid environments, others prefer alkaline environments

Neil said...

Based on that transition, that cop is obviously a triathlete.