Half Moon Over the Brooklyn Bridge

The "Fixie Flasher" strikes again.

Bike Snob NYC tells the sordid tale of a New Year’s Eve morning bike commute gone horribly, horribly wrong…

I had been riding Manhattan-bound over the Brooklyn bridge when I was
overtaken on the incline by another cyclist. As he passed me, I noticed
to my astonishment and horror that the waist of his jeans was so low
that it revealed a sizable percentage of his buttocks. I’m not talking
about the sort of incidental plumber’s crack that’s so commonplace in
our society that we hardly notice it. No, I’m talking more crack than
Chris Rock smoked in "New Jack City." I was being mooned. Maybe not a
full moon, but certainly at least a waxing gibbous. What’s more, it was
pretty cold out that morning, so the entire objectionable region was
redder than Kentucky on election day.

While I generally observe
a policy of not taking candid photos of other cyclists out on the road,
I do make an exception when I feel that I have been wronged. And
nothing’s more wrong than exposing yourself to a fellow commuter like a
mating baboon. At that moment, all bets (and, apparently,
undergarments) were off.

Is it just me or does the cyclist in the photo above look awfully familiar to anyone else?

  • Josh

    “Is it just me or does the cyclist in the photo above look awfully familiar to anyone else?”

    Sorry, that was me.

    Jeez, relax, I’m kidding.

  • Prof. Booty

    I’d paint 3 murals for some of that ass.

  • B. Young

    Dan Doctoroff on the way to his new job?

  • Peter Frishauf

    Ease up, Aaron and enjoy the views: that’s just his “tail” light!

  • drewo

    That cyclist has got some cheek.

  • Anon

    This cyclist is quite the Paul Cheeky White if you ask me….

    Paul, we can’t thank you and your staff at Transportation Alternatives enough for doing all the things that you do to make bicycling safer, more convenient and more FUN for all of us who live in NYC. Your moon over manhattan is butt another example of the large amount of exposure you are creating for bicycling in Gotham City.

    Someone buy this man a beer this weekend!

  • See, there’s another advantage to riding a recumbent. You can go pantsless and people riding behind you won’t notice unledd they pass you.

  • Gargamel Tralfaz

    This proves it – the Bike Snob is Paul Steely White and he loves taking photos of himself.

  • john

    kentucky just elected a democratic governor, dumbass. before you start trashing other parts of the country for being ignorant, take a look at your own NYC provincialism.

  • CoolCzech

    I don’t think that’s the crack of his butt… the skin is the small of his back, and that’s just a strap hanging off his backpack or whatever that is on his back. You see it actually extends down below his belt…

  • I’m wondering where this fits in Alex Marshall’s taxonomy of bicycle costuming.

    An overcoat really would have solved this problem.


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