Russell Crowe, star of films including Gladiator and A Brilliant Mind, paused during a bike ride with friends in Australia to share his location via a video posted to Twitter.
Out of breath and stripped to the waist, as his companions were, the Hollywood star turns his phone's camera round to show the scene, before saying - after a suitably dramatic pause - "Middle of f*cking nowhere."
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 26, 2015
The absence of a shirt provoked a string of appreciative comments from many fans, though one added, "The incipient sunburn looks like it's going to be fun."
Another said: "Put your Dad bods away."
Crowe has been in the news for cycling before.
In 2009 he challenged a journalist to a 12-mile bike race across Sydney after she queried his fitness regime when he was photographed smoking a cigarette and having a snack.
She accepted the challenge. Crowe won.
Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.