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World War I in 1915 (1)


We’re a little late in announcing it, but the winner of last week’s contest and soon-to-be recipient of a pair of Smith & Wesson M&P earmuffs is Paul53. A polite golf clap by everyone would be appropriate at this point.

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  1. Two rebels caught going cross country after fleeing the local constable in opposition to the new limits on gears. They were later sentenced to life in jail for having bikes with 15 gears rather then the legal 4.

  2. Totally unrelated to the caption contest.

    I’m not digging the new site layout. I’m probably just used to the old version, but this one is really annoying to navigate through. Just my two cents, thank you.

  3. Due to an alarming overpopulation of cycles in the county, father and son team return from the first annual cycle cull hunt. They each are sporting fine 2 point specimens.

  4. Italian 2nd Mountain Division: Rolling Carcanos members Mario and Luigi shown carrying first generation tactical mountain bike prototypes.

  5. Adventures in Bikepacking

    (love the new layout; more bandwidth-suck and ads than ever. CPU fan spools up in 5 seconds flat!)

  6. “Listen, this is stupid, the Belgian Army invented cyclocross because they don’t have any goddamn mountains.”

    • I would LOVE to have a biathlon style Ride-n-Gun course!

      Imagine a ten mile mtb loop with two or three stations to shoot at before finishing. That would be heaven right there.

  7. “Back in the old cavalry the horses carried the troopers. Now they have us carrying the transportation. Glad they switched to bikes from horses.”

  8. When Sergeant Wellington was informed that you are supposed to RIDE bicycles, he had a sudden suspicion the rest of his company might have fared better had they used their pistols to “throw” bullets at the enemy.

  9. It was war. Total war. The whole of the private sector was engaged.

    Ford made airplanes.

    Singer made pistols.

    Remington made bicycles.

    And supply officers … well, sometimes, they made mistakes.

  10. Orville, we’ll never find any .22 lr riding these bicycles. Yea Wilbur, to cover more ground, we should build a fixed wing flying machine.

  11. Introducing the Schwinn tactical keymod rail, with integrated, limited rotation QD sling swivel sockets. Available in Black and FDE. Designed by operators, for operators.

  12. “How many times do I have to tell you? You simply do not operate hard enough for a single point bike sling! Stay tactical, dammit.”

  13. “These Open Bicycle Carry attention whores are gonna get bikes banned for the rest of us! Idiots!”

    – Paul T. McCain

  14. Although it was legal under Tyrolean game law to stalk the rare Tyrolean Bird of Paradise or ‘Deutschstirolparadiesvogeln’ while astride pedaled transport, once the wily but beautiful avian creatures were brought to earth and their plumage made into gorgeous and colourful hat decorations, Willy and Karl remembered to abide by the Fair Chase rules, fold their stalking bicycles or ‘Zusammenklappbarbeschleichenfahrraden,’ and carry out the nobly dispatched prey on foot to avoid any unpleasantness with the Jagdaufseher.

  15. “I don’t get it, Larry. Sarge said these things would help us cover more ground but all it’s doing is killing my back!”


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