making shapes

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Tynan, 15 Apr 2008.

  1. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    set off home today in bright sunshine and the sun right behind me at some sort of critical angle that threw my shadow in front of me

    and frankly made me look like a cycling god, really sharp shadow that made me look tall and slim and sleek and very dynamic and powerful on the hoods, I really did rather fancy myself, sadly the right hand turn into Camden ended the romance but it was lovely while it lasted
  2. Bollo

    Bollo Failed Tech Bro

    That's you that is.;)
  3. OP

    Tynan Veteran

    I suppose so

    but I did look bloody good
  4. redjedi

    redjedi Über Member

    Do you also look at shop windows as you go past, to see a reflection of yourself?

    Go on you know you do! :tongue:
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    He probably wears a hair net to bed too!
  6. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    I reckon it was the shadow of the fella who was drafting you. When you turned right, he went straight on...
  7. davidtq

    davidtq New Member

    I remember a moment of truth with shadows... First flat my wife and I lived in after we got married, we had these white canvas type curtains and our low level bed ran across a window with a low window sill which was at the side of the house, the house was at the end of the road with a triangular garden to the side which ran to a point where three roads met. I took us a couple of months to realise that placing candles by the side of the bed over an evening was casting interesting shadows on the curtains, it took about 40 seconds longer to realise those shadows can be seen from outside...

    My wife hurredly dressed and went out and checked, and yep we had been broadcasting a x rated shadow puppet show in view of three roads for months, no wonder the neighbours smiled at us funny :tongue:

    Im not THAT much of an exhibitionist. I prefer the cycle god illusion :sad:
  8. OP

    Tynan Veteran

    that's not true, it was me

    straight on would have seen him through the front window of the ice cream shop anyway

    and I'm a proper old fashioned man, not my fault if I'm tall, well proportioned and look bloody good in cycle gear is it

  9. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Tynan, do you shave your legs too - if you do say it quietly otherwise you'll excite Absinthe...
  10. handsome joe

    handsome joe New Member

    Do you cream up in the mornings before slidding that tight lycra over you hairless body? :biggrin:

    Thats the reason for the haircut......aerodynamics!

    I hope you're not riding around with a West Ham kit on?

  11. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    For my benefit please can we have a couple of manly shadow pics :biggrin:
  12. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    Ah yes, I love how sun like that makes my thigh muscles look. I'm about as much of a tart as Tynan is, LOL! In fact probably much worse, nearly all skaters are major showoffs.
  13. OP

    Tynan Veteran

    it happened again yesterday on Camden Road, so there

    no I don't shave my legs, heaven forbid, smacks of ladyboys and transvestites to me

    West Ham kit is strictly for match day, never wear it otherwise, and even then only a very old skool retro shirt

    helmet cam fairly soon so I can then supply real colour moving pictures of the umm ... shadow

    a tab of cream on the contact point most days, prevention and all that

    I'm doing the FNRTTC to sarfend tonight (if I'm still awake in time to set off to the start point), with 40 miles on the clock before I even start, I think that calls for the proper assos cream, bought for a nasty lump that got better before the special cream arrived

    7 hours allowed for 50 miles, I think it's going to be a leisurely one
  14. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    umm enjoy the 17 mph east north east wind this evening :ohmy:

    BTW you still up for the dun run this year ?
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