Monday, May 12, 2008


XRIS (team spider)and Mike (bike blog) hit the annual 5 Boro Bike Tour on a TANDEM BIKE. Ch-ch-ch-check out their video yo!... featuring the BEASTIE BOYS (MEN) .

VERDICT: Lots of fun, a great way to see the city, and great way to turn ( even lame ) people on to cycling. Although it costs about 50 bucks, you have to wear a helmet, and you have to register in advance... 3 things team spiderz aren't very good at... it's worth it just to experience the city having NO INTERACTION WITH CARS !, being able to cruise ON THE HIGHWAYS! ( FDR, BQE ) and ride 20 abreast over the bridges ( 59th st. Br., Verranzano etc)... so depending on your lifestyle, this can be a great bargain for a great day out of cycling, ((((or a call to break out the sewing machines and make a realistic looking bib if ya got more time and energy than treasure, either way... fun for all )))
___WEAR A HELMET: ( weird secret service types in suits will head you off at the bridges/highways if you have a naked noggin.)
___REGISTER IN ADVANCE: they actually cut off applications at a certain point ( 50,000 riders! dang!) to register
___BRING YOUR FRIENDS: Tell Em: 'No excuses, get on yer bike you lazy worthless piece 'o crap or i am never callin' you again....' werd.

OF course, Xris was hassled by the po-lice twice, once for filming while on the Roosevelt Island tram/cable car. Which resulted in cops, "safety patrols", and even a cop ON A SEGWAY coming after him back on the ground on Roosevelt island, a brief chase on foot, hiding between parked cars, and a footbridge escape later, and XRIS emerged unscathed. THEN> when Xris and Mike were about to enter the Verranzano Bridge they were 'pulled over' ( its hard to pull some of our more famous 'evasive maneuvers' when on a 15ft long bike), and asked quite sternly "Have you ever heard of the Patriot Act!?"

Normally Xris might reply with some smart Alec Trebek remark like "Have you ever heard of the constitution?" or "My friend AL said its OK to film here" "Al who?" "AL__Keida".. but instead we listened to their nonsense about terrrorists will use the video to find bommb placing points on the bridge...

Even if there wasn't ALREADY unlimited photos, videos, and probably blueprints of the Verranzano on the interwebs, i'd say the MOST unlikely / biggest pain in the ass / MOST DIFFICULT way imaginable to obtain Images of the bridge would be to send in a pasty white Jew and a Mick on a tandem bike, in orange vests, during the 5 Boro Bike Tour.!.!.

***ATTENTION: when you and your entire cottage industry of jobs and pensions spending billions ignoring memo's like "Binn LadN plans to use Planes to attack US" start using YOUR OWN BRAINS dealing with the hornets coming out of the nests YOU poke with pointy sticks, then maybe we'll respect your efforts and condescending remarks, till then, stay in the car, sit on your fat ass, and stop threatening to make up charges that "will require us to come to court... several times." So, STAY OUTTA OUR WAY, we're going to shoot our f%cking videoz, and we are MORE so-called "pro-american values" than you even on our Worst Day,

on a lighter note, heres a video about 3 LADIES biking to modern day FARMS, meeting cool punk-ass farmers, including our buddy Sascha from CHOKING VICTIM ( now a dirty farmer ! ;-)

still in the mood for More TANDEM BIKE VIDEO !?!? here's the video XRIS and MIKE made of IDIOTAROD, shootin from the 'ole tandem... (idiotarod is similar to the Alaskan Iditarod, but it takes place in Brooklyn, with Idiots, towing stolen shopping carts... enjoy:



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