(Photo Credit: 303Cycling) BikesnobNYC - Eben Weiss
Mission accomplished for Eben Weiss, the self proclaimed “Bike Snob” and now “Enlightened Cyclist” and his “World Annoyance Tour”. After all the complaints over having to pay five bucks to get into the event, he kept the paying audience waiting for a good half an hour. That’s annoying. Even Eben was annoyed. Also, annoying, he doesn’t speak Italian and didn’t know how to pronounce Vecchio’s. Can you really be a bike snob without that basic knowledge?
The annoyance subsided as soon as Eben started his presentation. “Think of this as your window into reality” as he proceeded to tell those of us living in “The Bubble” of the “last primal frontier” that he calls commuting by bike. Very un-snob-like, he qualified his statement by saying it can’t compare to what soldiers and doctors and EMTs face every day. This is when we began to consider there could be a serious side to Weiss.