Sunday, 6 June 2010

Men on bikes

I was on the bike and stuck at the lights behind these two men. We were just outside Bank Tube Station and the various changes of lights takes about three minutes. Time enough for me to get out my camera and take pictures after I noticed that each of them had noticed the other. They looked at what the other was wearing, the bike and then faced forward again.

I quite liked both outfits. Mr Sporty was doing a vintage Tour de France style which reminded me of the old cycling film ‘Breaking Away' which I still like even if does little to inspire girls to get on a bike. I also liked Mr Laid Back as his outfit said ‘hey it’s a Saturday afternoon and yes you can cycle in Birkenstock sandals.’ I particularly liked his bag. Good to see men on bikes expressing their fashion gene in whatever style.

Speaking of cycling films I did see American Flyers a couple months ago. I haven’t seen this one in a long time. I don’t think it stands the test of time compared to Breaking Away.

3 comments:

wee folding bike said...

Breaking Away to be released on DVD at the end of the month.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Breaking-Away-DVD-Dennis-Christopher/dp/B003H6Z194/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1275858490&sr=1-1

simon r said...

I have a very similar bag, but it can drive me nuts when I ride, it’s forever making its way round to my front, red lights are a blessing, not only do I get to catch my breath, but I also get time to reposition the bag, back to a more comfortable position on my back.

Si said...

bet the still have a desire to race each other though!