Thursday, August 13, 2009

'You try to hang with me 'n' I'll have you pedalin' squares'

So if the Floyd was a little too old skool for you, bring it into the 'oughts' with this beauty from MC SpandeX:



I think that BikeSnobNYC might even approve of this. Naw, probably not. Still, the good MC manages to parody both racer-boyz and hipsters, which takes some rhetorical flexibility. I like it.

[Edit: Doh! As I'm not a regular reader of BikeSnob I wasn't aware of the fact that he'd actually posted about this video yesterday. So now rather than wondering whether or not he approves of 'Performance,' you can go to his post and read all about it. Sorry dudes!]

6 comments:

co2cycle said...

this is rad. and who says Portlanders take bicycle culture too seriously.

curveship said...

This is really clever -- the satire is sort of prismatic depending on your position. Freds think it's making fun of racers, racers know he's actually a fred (non-bibs, baggy national champ jersey, Performance bike), and everybody knows it's making fun of hipsters. Makes everyone look foolish. I love it!

curveship said...

By the way, is everyone from Portland super-skinny?

DukePirate said...

I was actually thinking that he looking a little BSwad-esque, a la http://bullcitycycling.blogspot.com/2009/06/csi-crash-scene-investigation.html, aka "BSwad does the Robot."

But yes, as I've been thinking it over, everyone I know who is from or lives in Portland has got their lank going on.

LinusOG said...

I think I own the same sunglasses as the "hipster" character. I'm not sure how to feel about that though.

hollywood said...

in denver it would be the roadies vs. the fix-sters vs. the yuppies on the electra cruisers.....a three way battle for supremacy on the bike path!