That is to announce that Bike Snob NYC, a.ok.a. RTMS, a.ok.a. Tan Tenovo, semi-professional bike blogger and 99% retired Class 3 bicycle racer, is withdrawing his registration for this Saturday’s Rainey Park Cyclocross Race in Queens, NY:
Regardless of persistent lack of health and endemic lack of ability, Tenovo had registered for the Singlespeed subject. Nonetheless, earlier this week, he was identified with peroneal tendonitis. Naturally, Tenovo is disregarding his physician’s recommendation to take a while off the bike, and actually rode to and from the appointment:
Nonetheless, taking part in a race that includes leaping off a motorcycle with solely a single gear ratio appears silly even for him, particularly when he’s so unhealthy at it, and so he’s saying his choice publicly to make sure he doesn’t do one thing utterly silly like change his thoughts and the final second.
Tenovo has competed in two earlier editions of the Rainey Park race. In 2018, he completed 18th out of 24 finishers within the Singlespeed class, one lap down. The following 12 months, he completed fortieth out of 46 finishers within the Males’s Class 3 subject, once more one lap down–however as the primary of the one-lap-down finishers he was formally the quickest of the lapped riders, which ought to rely for one thing, shouldn’t it?
Right here he’s in 2019, in all probability getting lapped:
Earlier than being pressured to withdraw from this 12 months’s occasion, Tenovo was on observe to repeat his sub-mediocre outcomes; his lack of coaching and apply was proper on sechedule, and he had failed to arrange a bicycle for the occasion. As of two weeks in the past he was planning on getting his Ironic Orange Julius Bike again collectively:
However by this week he’d lowered his ambitions to only saying “Fuck it” and grabbing his singlespeed mountain bike.
Cyclocross in New York Metropolis is a uncommon deal with and he regrets not collaborating, however his son will likely be taking a crack at it, so the wealthy custom of insufficient preparation will keep on into the subsequent era.