Verging On The Odd

by VecchioJo   February 16, 2010  


Strange Rare things seen on a ride.

#6 Roadside Porn

    There was a time when the sight of a copy of Razzle tossed into the verge was a regular occurrence, kerb confetti if you will, and the briefest glimpse of printed lady-parts winking from a bush would brighten up most long grey winter training rides no end. But now such wondrous sightings are increasingly scarce and very much a thing of the past, the demise of magazine gutter grot being laid squarely at the large permanently splayed and free to enter double-doors of the internet.

    These days spotting some hedgerow hardcore is enough to make a seasoned roadie come over wistful for the old times and weep a little moisture from his eye that's usually reserved for an old steel Colnago or La Vie Claire jersey zipping past, and almost make him want to roll the magazine up, slip it in the back pocket and take it home to pin on the memory wall in the shed alongside the yellowing race numbers.

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I blame the internet.

It's not just about the size of your cog.

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posted by TRs Blurb n Blog [270 posts]
16th February 2010 - 11:49

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Once upon a time, those would have been seized upon by schoolboys and eagerly passed around behind the bike sheds.

And, if they were unlucky, they would be discovered by the creepy teacher who would "confiscate" the mags, no doubt to add to his own stash, or, if fortune was smiling, it would be the free-minded teacher, the one suspected of enjoying a joint between classes, who would say "What's this? Ah, p0rn! Carry on then.." and disappear chuckling.

That's all conjecture, of course... Wink

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posted by Simon_MacMichael [9373 posts]
16th February 2010 - 12:42


Ha ha love the "lads mag" reporting style! Big Grin

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posted by Marco Panettone [33 posts]
16th February 2010 - 18:59


Jo, careful,
no good coming across one of those when you're already spent

maybe later

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posted by mudfish [21 posts]
16th February 2010 - 19:13

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Surprisingly - they hold no interest to me Surprise

Rode the E'Tape Caledonia - first sportiv ever and thoroughly enjoyed it

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posted by badbunny [71 posts]
17th February 2010 - 10:22

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