Monday, 10 February 2014

What is so wrong with just going out for a ride?

I spent a little bit of time at the gym this weekend and noticed that several rooms were full of parents watching their kids get involved in different sports from Taekwondo to Swimming and Indoor Football.
I think it's great that the parents are getting there kids involved in fitness and sport, it reminds me of an old (UK) TV show called "Why Don't You?"

 It made me think though; this is Saturday morning...and whilst the kids were happy learning a new skill and getting some good exercise, the parents were swilling bad coffee and sweating away in a sports centre reception.  Surely there must be more of an opportunity for families to get active together and have a great time.

Of course there is and whilst many of my friends with kids are telling me that they don't have time to get fit, I get the feeling they are missing the point....

So to these friends I issue a the words of the TV theme tune to...

"Why don't you, switch off your television set go out and do something less boring instead!"

If you want a slightly more extreme solution then you could share the pic below with you friends but I refuse to smash my TV as then I would have nothing to watch Star Wars on (over and over again)

Friday, 7 February 2014

Best Ten Bicycle Meme's of the Month and Two Unicorn Bikes

No I am not SEO grubbing...I was just looking for some interesting bicycle meme's to post on our facebook page and I happened to come across these beauties.  They are not particularly pro or anti bike and they are not all great quality but they are all....interesting (or at the very least odd).

Oh and there are two unicorn bicycles at the end...

All that high viz and still no helmet...(tut, tut)

We know that a lot of modern bike are made in moulds and from carbon fibre but we still love the idea behind this one...

I've never seen my 100% as I tend to like to cruise along looking at the scenery but if you love pain, this one is for you...

On the odd occasion when I have given at least 90% this tends to happen to me...

This one is despicable...

This one should be prefixed with the words "Once they regain conciousness..."

Why would she, who told her, how did!!!

Pretty accurate for the weather in the UK at the moment...

and finally just like we promised Two Unicorn Bikes....don't be a hater ;o)

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Why Can't Bicycle Helmets Be More Interesting?

I know that as I write this I am potentially wading into the minefield of the helmet vs no helmet debate.  I have my own thoughts on this debate and they will remain as such, but if you are going to wear a helmet why can't they be a bit cooler, interesting and generally a bit more expressive of our personality as cyclists.

There are a bunch of funny kids helmets but as I searched the internet (and I do that a lot) it's really hard to find some genuinely interesting and cool bicycle helmets.

Below are some of the different helmets that I have found (none of which I think is that special) and some of which are there as gags;

This last one is a motorcycle helmet, but how cool would a full face Predator Downhill helmet be?

Monday, 20 January 2014

Star Wars and Bicycles a marriage made in heaven...

Anyone who knows me or reads this page knows that I love three things -

  1. My Wife and Family
  2. Anything with two wheels
  3. Star Wars

So the pics below ticks two of my favourite three things....enjoy.

Now if I could get my wife to pose for a pic next to my bike wearing Princess Leia's gold bikini, life would be perfect.

More Cycling Tattoo's

Just a quick post today as after we posted our last batch of bicycle related tattoo's you guys sent us a bunch more.

So here they are in all of their glory below.  The Good, The Bad and The.......

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Bicycle Tattoo's Hot or Not?

There are many things that can be considered as the badge of honour (honor if you are from the US) to the average cyclist; shaven legs, gravel rash, tan lines and a proclivity for lycra.  

Most extreme amongst these is the bike tattoo.  How much do you love cycling and would you ever get a tattoo declaring your love of cycling?

What do you think of the examples below, Hot or Not?



Would you get a bike Tramp Stamp?