Fantastic touring outfits..

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Arch, 2 Apr 2008.

  1. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
  2. Landslide

    Landslide Rare Migrant

    Called to the bar
    The hats! The hats!

  3. EmGee DK

    EmGee DK New Member

    Moustaches :biggrin:
  4. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    At least they can leap directly into the water when they get to the beach (to paddle - of course!).
  5. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    I say they look like a pair of hip young gun slingers.
  6. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    The one on the right posts on here as ASC1951.

    He's put on a lot of weight, but still has that bike (somewhere in his living room).
  7. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    I like the adjustable 'shorts'. One pair covers all social functions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  8. rikki

    rikki Veteran

    The hats are regulation helmets in that part of the world (where ever it was) and don't look any sillier than any other cycling lid. Not very sun smart though.

    I like the blanket rolls on the handle bars.

    What do you think is written on the tea towels hanging on the front?
  9. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Moderator

    The first discovered cycling reference to a baby elephant, I suspect...;)
  10. NickM

    NickM Veteran

    The one on the left cycled across Asia with an American flag fluttering on his handlebars? ;)

    Bet he won't do that again :smile:

    "Across Asia on a Bicycle" was quite good, but I preferred the same author's "Down Everest on a Skateboard".
  11. OP

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK

    I've just read (well, reviewed) a book about Annie Londonderry who cycled around the world in the late 19th C and she carried an American flag too... I think in those days, the Americans hadn't had time to get quite so many people to hate them....

    Mind you, her story is interesting - seems she made most of it up and her idea of cycle touring involved long passages on steamers..:biggrin:

    BTW, I thought it was a good book - more about her and the trip than the bicycle, but I think it's good to be reminded that not so long ago, a woman in trousers could shock an entire town!

    Rikki, I was wondering about the teatowels too! Perhaps it was advertising? Apparently Annie sold space on her outfit to advertisers to pin ribbons on and such like...
  12. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    I bet we'll look just as, if not more, odd in our kit in a 100 years or so.

    NO not fossilised, och you know what I mean.
  13. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Incredible though, isn't it - riding across Asia in 1895. The roads must have been absolutely atrocious (or non-existent) a lot of the time. They must have had bums of steel :biggrin:
  14. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Better traffic though!
  15. OP

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    And I think (although it's hard to see) one gear....

    I don't suppose those bikes were all that lightweight either...
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