Friday, 10 September 2010

Bike Porn Friday - Double Helping

As our many British readers will know, a traditional school punishment for failing to perform some taskette correctly was to be given double the amount of the same task to do.

So as penance for not posting all week, you, our dear, loyal readers (and the person apparently making their way up the coast of Brazil) we present a pulsating double helping of Bike Porn for your Friday night entertainment.

The first spoonful comes by way of a confession. Matt said that Sunday night's excellent ride was my doing, but I can take barely any of the credit. I in fact got the ride from '30 London Cycle Routes' produced by the marvellous Andreas at the London Cyclist blog. My only contribution was programming it into the GPS, and creating the bit of the route that got us to the start. This was by any reasonable measure the worst part of the ride.

So, if you're in London, either as a wise resident or jealous visitor, why not spend a very reasonable seven quid and download the book? It comes as a pdf, but if you prefer your bike porn in paper form you could always print it out, and for the real traditionalists perhaps get an old man to leave it under a hedge for you to discover on your paper round (what? just me? oh well...)

Your second course of bike porn would be impossible to hide under a hedge, unless we were in the middle of an infestation of giant terrifying insects, in which case people would simply assume it was one of those. I refer of course to the Ciclotte Stationary Bicycle, seen here in a picture from our new best friends, Wired.

As you can see, it's pretty eye watering, as is the price - about five thousand pounds. Which for something that doesn't go anywhere seems a bit steep, but it does, as demonstrated by the manufacturer's photos, look very pretty next to a cappuccino by a lake.

Don't we all?

Flotsnoo!

TroisV!




2 comments:

  1. " This was by any reasonable measure the worst part of the ride." Yes. Yes, it was.

    Wired? When They're our best friends, I'll be a ... uh... I'll be um well, uh, uh, uh... uh.

    But that bike looks STOOPID.

    Man. You call that porn?

    Naw, but... uh, no. No.

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  2. I'm glad the rest of that entry was not: "you call that porn, I'll show you porn!" followed by some grainy video shot in the Drum.

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