Has cycling ever been sexy?
joncimber… thankyou!! what a pile of win that link is.
hmm not quite the direction I intended the thread to go in, but I should have expected it I guess.
You can never have too much Darcy!
Thats deadlydarcy? wow! you build up a mental picture of people in your head, but….just not at all what I expectedPosted 4 years ago
60s and 70s road racers., they were sex symbols surely. Don’t tell me cycling wasn’t sexy in Italy and France in those days.
is that right? I know cycling is obviously bigger in france and other places but is it sexy?
rusty90 Cipollini’s lady friends remind me of the marzocchi bomber girls, ie that there is financial incentive for them to be there*. Is he a sex symbol in italy then? I know BW is now pretty well known over here and he looks like he might be able pull off cool** with the paul weller stuff but don’t think he’s a sex symbol, is he?
*just read that back, no I’m not suggesting they are ladies of negotiable affectionPosted 4 years ago
**I don”t even know what’s cool in the mtb fraternity never mind the rest of the uk populationgrahamgMember
OK, attractive women aside (where the cycling bit is largely irrelevant), I’m going to put this to bed with a comment I seem to recall from Bike Snob NYC…. any time you start thinking that you look cool in all your biking kit, try riding past a high school at the end of the day, you will feel like a douche.
I concur, as a roadie, no women ever looks at me sideways when in full lycra – go out on the bike in a pair of jeans and a hoodie and I might get the occasional glance as then I’m ‘normal’.Posted 4 years agomrblobbySubscriber
I think the road look is generally sexier than off road (but then I’m happier spending more cash on road apparel as it doesn’t get trashed like mtb kit.) Rad off road biking skills do not impress anyone other than bikers.
Reckon the cyclist look is considered more sexy in some parts of Europe, mostly down to the popularity of the sport and coverage in the media.
MTG, I’m sure I’ve seen that lycra clad view a couple of times in years gone by, though I’m still with Mrs Blobby so it can’t have been that potent a sight 🙂Posted 4 years agomrblobbySubscriber
you telling me the Danny Mac video was only watched by Cyclists then as no one else was impressed?
I was really talking about the rad biking skills that the majority of us on here might display 🙂 I still think the majority of non bikes would just be mildly impressed and quickly get bored of it.Posted 4 years ago
I was really talking about the rad biking skills that the majority of us on here might display
I jumped down some steps – about 6 ish so at a guess about 3-4 foot and she was moderately impressed – Not DONKS wife nothing pleases her 😉 *
She was not that impressed when I di a 5 foot drop of a wall …not even when i said my forks were still locked 🙄
She is impressed when i ride up hills she pushes up though , that will be most hills **
* that is twice now i have mocked her she does not read it does she?
** I am fairly sure mine does not read this if she wees in my shoes I will take it that you dod read this 😉
Ps at least she lets you keep the others she is a pretty good in that respect and you know you are lucky ***
*** in case she does read it i will be nice as wellPosted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
I went with the bike on the train once to go up to Scotland, the good lady commuters at Preston station had obviously never seen a guy with good legs and great glutes because the number of shifty appraising glances I caught was almost embarrassing. So yes, sexy if you’re in the mood.Posted 4 years agoaracerSubscriber
any time you start thinking that you look cool in all your biking kit, try riding past a high school at the end of the day, you will feel like a douche.
Well I’ve certainly got appreciative comments from teenage girls when cycling. Even the comments from teenage boys have been mostly non-rude. Maybe you’re just doing the wrong type of cycling?Posted 4 years agobadllamaMember
I have to agree aracer I cut through one of the local parks on my daily commute and this evening 2 were sat on benches one spotted me said something to the other and she actually looked up from her mobile phone and gave me a pleasant look 😉
Maybe it’s just the sight of bare legs, I was wearing baggies as well? 😀
Good job I did not take the shades off she would have realised I was old enough to be her dad 😀Posted 4 years ago
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