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#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.
 

Jo Burt has spent the majority of his life riding bikes, drawing bikes and writing about bikes. When he's not scribbling pictures for the whole gamut of cycling media he writes words about them for road.cc and when he's not doing either of those he's pedaling. Then in whatever spare minutes there are in between he's agonizing over getting his socks, cycling cap and bar-tape to coordinate just so. And is quietly disappointed that yours don't He rides and races road bikes a bit, cyclo-cross bikes a lot and mountainbikes a fair bit too. Would rather be up a mountain.

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TRs Blurb n Blog [199 posts] 6 years ago
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I blame the internet.

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Simon_MacMichael [2450 posts] 6 years ago
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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...  3

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Marco Panettone [33 posts] 6 years ago
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Ha ha love the "lads mag" reporting style!  4

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mudfish [21 posts] 6 years ago
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Jo, careful,
no good coming across one of those when you're already spent

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badbunny [71 posts] 6 years ago
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Surprisingly - they hold no interest to me  13