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As the Toto Turns 123

Tue, 02/10/2009 - 4:11am by Andy Shen

The Color of Money

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wow..the metatextual metaphoric resonance is resounding
By: Wheelsucker
Sun, 02/15/2009 - 7:42pm

it's like Reagan-era Doonesbury...just when you think the cheese is off the cracker...blam-o....Shen and Schmlaz put a dagger in the ground and dare ya to pick it up....

brakeless hipsters vs.
By: Wheelsucker
Thu, 02/12/2009 - 10:07pm

brakeless hipsters vs. dungeons & dragons crew vs. the a/v geeks....it's a real west side story....

what's next, a rumble at floyd bennett field?

Or....
By: Wheelsucker
Thu, 02/12/2009 - 8:36pm
CJIA
By: Wheelsucker
Thu, 02/12/2009 - 8:31pm

He must be an international traveler. CJIA apparently means Central Japan Internation Airport.
http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/CJIA

Red Hook Crit
By: Wheelsucker
Thu, 02/12/2009 - 7:46pm

Richards will win the Red Hook Crit.

NYVC fans picking on
By: Wheelsucker
Thu, 02/12/2009 - 6:34pm

Hipsters is like the A/V Club throwing down with Dungeons and Dragons geeks....

And Richards is a sandbagger....

your an idiot.
By: Wheelsucker
Thu, 02/12/2009 - 5:52pm

your an idiot.

Mensa sponsorship
By: Wheelsucker
Thu, 02/12/2009 - 5:40pm

Mensa provides a forum for intellectual exchange among members. Kind of like NYvelocity.

Red Hook Crit
By: Wheelsucker
Thu, 02/12/2009 - 1:46pm

I see they weren't able to secure MENSA as a sponsor.

they made it brakeless to
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 5:24pm

they made it brakeless to keep the pussies out.

Red hook crit
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 5:21pm

Sounds dangerous

d-bag
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 5:16pm

or bring it in your Lexus with the carbon wheels tucked safely into their wheel bags.

you should ride your road
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 5:12pm

you should ride your road bike to kissena and strap the track bike to your back

track bike
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 5:06pm

so anyone who rides their track bike on the street to the kissena velodrome to race is a d-bag?

anyone riding a track bike
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 5:02pm

anyone riding a track bike on the street is a douchebag, i don't think being a hipster enters into it

brakeless
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 4:55pm

it's prehaps too dangerous to mix people running brakes and people running brakeless in a tight crit race. think about it.

pays better then any silly
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 4:53pm

pays better then any silly rr race you've entered in your life...

its the annual hipster d-bag
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 4:50pm

its the annual hipster d-bag criterium! i love how brakeless is a requirement. red hook is going to be extra-douchey that night!

I'm going to carry Matt
By: jkornbluh
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 1:57pm

I'm going to carry Matt around on a folding chair the next time I see him. Maybe even give him a check for $18.

being called a sandbagger is
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 1:44pm

being called a sandbagger is like a NYVC bar mitzvah

...what the hell ???...
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 9:14am

...sorry to interrupt your little nyc wheel-suck love-fest but hey dammit, there's a new toto here !!!...

...& as much as i can appreciate levi, the "bottle" nick-name is bloody hilarious...poor baby...

...anyway, in a couple a' days, 'bottle', 'ouch', c-horny, sniffer, primo donna & the full cast will come pedallin' past my door & it's gotta be a barn burner w/ this years crew...

...love, bgw...

A
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 1:21am

Has Schmalz ever been called a Sandbagger?

You've arrived when you are
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 1:05am

You've arrived when you are called a sandbagger... congrats Matt. Ride strong and good luck in '09

Richards is not a sandbagger
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 1:03am

Look at his results. It's not like he is winning every race. He has raced in some big races and those results are wieghted pretty high. It looks like Battenkill was his only top 5. Give the guy a break and a pat on the back. Congrat's on the ranking Rich.

Pack Filler

We may have a new record...
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 02/11/2009 - 12:48am

Richards is getting blasted for being a sandbagger and he hasn't even raced in '09 yet. I aspire to be called a sandbagger. I'd wear it as a badge of honor - get a wristband, put it on my kit, tattoo it on my cat.

sorry, can't upgrade by
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 11:12pm

sorry, can't upgrade by winning park races.

To Matt Richards!
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 10:22pm

They say Gene Roddenbury got the idea for Star Trek by Listening to him talk in his sleep

Stan Mitka
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 9:40pm

Allow me to speak for Monsieur Richard:

http://bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com/2008/09/riding-balls-out-haters-and-hate...

All you haters...

guy lefleur
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 9:23pm

one mans trash is another mans treasure

Is it actually possible to
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 9:21pm

Is it actually possible to be the #1 ranked 4 without accumulating enough points to upgrade? If so, then maybe we should withold the trash talk.

Rocketman
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 9:16pm

I think it means exactly that. He's the best sandbagger in the Empire State.

The Rocket Richards
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 9:13pm

What does "The #1 ranked cat 4 in the state" mean?

TEAMNYVC ownership
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 8:49pm

Isn't that entire program a pyramid scheme? I heard Alex Ostroy has disappeared and was last seen boarding a plane with two cloth duffle bags adorned with dollar signs.

hmmm
By: schmalz
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 8:07pm

I'm not very sure I know what that means...

Schmalz [Self-Deprecating
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 6:56pm

Schmalz [Self-Deprecating Middle-Finger Taunter] says it’s a stretch, but I think I can do it.

Schmalz [You know, THAT guy] says it’s a stretch, but I think I can do it.

Schmalz [Marco's Food Taster] says it’s a stretch, but I think I can do it.

pimpin' ain't easy.
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 5:13pm

pimpin' ain't easy.

Buy-in $?
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 5:11pm

How much coin does it take to become a part owner in the nyvelocity team?

dude
By: schmalz
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 5:09pm

Hanging with Isaac the Bartender would be payment enough for me.

charo's been making that
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 5:06pm

charo's been making that argument since her days on "the love boat," but it hasn't quite panned out for her...

at least you've got your own cool training blog and don't have to wear fruit basket on your head.

but
By: schmalz
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 4:59pm

Doesn't making it imply some sort of monetary compensation?

you know you've made it when
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 4:56pm

you know you've made it when you've got a 1 word name.

well
By: schmalz
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 4:52pm

I'd say I'm more of a "cher" actually

"Gypsies, tramps and thieves..."

Why did CRCA feel that in
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 4:49pm

Why did CRCA feel that in the Matt Richards they had to ID "Schmalz"

Schmalz [Pacifico-Hincapie Sportswear racer] says it’s a stretch, but I think I can do it.

Is there anyone out there who doesn't know the Man/Myth/Legend? At this point Schmalz is like Pele or Madonna. Or at least, Seal.

Wow, you win the prize for
By: Andy Shen
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 3:49pm

Wow, you win the prize for spotting the obscure.

nice one
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 3:35pm

... the little man made of cancer cells pic

The IA in CJIA?
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 3:30pm

I got the CJ reference but what isthe IA part?
He is my favorite cycling celebrity as well.

Here's
By: schmalz
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 3:08pm

The origin of "bottle" - we just made it up of course...

http://nyvelocity.com/content/toto/2009/toto-turns-118

where does the "bottle"
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 3:01pm

where does the "bottle" reference come from for levi?

that's a darned funny toto this week, sirs.

who's CJIA?
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 2:52pm

who's CJIA?

who's matt richards?
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 2:39pm

who's matt richards?

Gilfs
By: MQ
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 1:34pm

Oh man am I getting old.
this is the first time I hear this expression
Thanks TOTO I learn a new world today.
Now I feel like the day was not a waste and its only 8:30am
cheers
MQ

What? LANCECO wants money?
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/10/2009 - 1:01pm

Why so surprised, Toto?

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