8/7/08

Riding Bareback

Many who know me know that I place good quality people watching right up there with hand massages and having my pores extracted (pure bliss!). It really is a wonderful hobby as it can be done almost anywhere, anytime. And with a camera within contstant reach I can now share my hobby with you. I know. It's too exciting!

All caught up in the whirlwind of activity surrounding the Urban Assault in June, I somehow forgot to post this photo. Thank goodness a routine perusal of iPhoto turned it up or else it might just have sat there sadly waiting for some attention.


CCC and I ran across this fine fellow as we mapped our course for the race. By the time this photo was taken we were convinced he was following us because this was something like the fourth sighting. You know, man riding bicycle in strappy white thong chasing down two moms in a minivan. I'm not sure he fits the dress code at Mellow Johnnys but it IS Austin after all, so you never know. It takes everyone working together to Keep Austin Weird (aka Collaborated Fission of Coordinated Individualism) and this guy's just doing his tiny part to make it happen.

So, thank you Bare Butt Bicycle Man for subjecting your nether parts to the atrocities (chafing anyone??) of a bicycle seat without the protection of such silliness as clothing. We, more prudent Austinites who in our spoiled self-indulgent ways, demand not just clothing, but giant maxipad-like cushions in our bike shorts are eternally grateful for your self-sacrifice. Blessings.

What are you doing?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is why you are such a huge reality show fan. And, I'm pretty sure I've seen this photo before. I think I saw both a frontal and rear shot of the guy.

Jamie said...

My niece who works in the down-town area just asked me last night at dinner if I had seen this guy with a white thong on a bike.

I said, "Yes, as a matter of fact he's on my friend's blog!"

Bubble Girl said...

Maybe he's trying to be the next Leslie? He'll need to step it up a notch.

BJ said...

Hey Raytch.....

This guy lives in our neighborhood. Clarksville.

When he's not riding, he's walking... but he's *always* smiling! He freaks some people out, but he's pleasant enough and sports a great tan. :D

Bubble Girl said...

He DID look so happy and pleased with himself. Just riding through downtown with a look of pure contentment. I guess he's found his happy place and it includes a white thong.

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