Friday, 24 September 2010

Bike Porn Friday: I only went in for a stamp

First off, a big thanks to everyone who donated money towards my charity bike ride last weekend. Your generosity is hugely appreciated.

Now back to more prosaic matters. Bike porn.

Most cyclists in London are very familiar with the 'Condor effect'. You go into Condor Cycles for an inner tube, and come out tens, hundreds, or even thousands of pounds poorer in monetary terms, but richer by far in terms of bicycles and accoutrements. Dr Matt holds the TroisV record for succumbing to this effect, and doubtless he will relate the tale as soon as he takes delivery of the croissant he popped out for.

However, just as brown is the new black, Andy is the new Frank, and Acciaio is the new Fratello, so Stanfords is the new Condor.

As students of its history will know, Stanfords was originally a seller of maps and not much else. But as times changed so did the shop, which, after a brief detour into "distinctly left-wing, feminist, alternative teachings", diversified into a seller of all manner of travel goods.

So nipping in this evening to purchase a single map, I accidentally left with this little haul of bike porn:


I know what you're thinking, 'the copy of Rouleur I get, but what have all those maps got to do with bike porn?'

Well dear readers, the TroisV are going on a little adventure, but you'll have to wait a bit to find out the details...

Flotsnoo!
TroisV!


1 comment:

  1. Is Ed the new David?

    Mmm. Croissants. In red and white, with campag on the side.

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