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 joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.