Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Questionably appropriate...

Hot on the heels of our first Swimsuit Spectacular Issue, I've taken a little heat in the form of some emails.....one of which was from a woman who has requested some pictures of hot guys in swimsuits with bicycles.  This request is fair enough, indeed, and I'm happy to oblige:
Nothing makes Ryan Trebon ride faster than being taunted by a Lucha Libre wrestler with a unicorn printed on his unit.

But are photographs of beautiful woman with bicycles really such an outlandish thing?  I mean, woman have been riding bicycles for millenia.  Granted, not all the photographs I included depicted women who were actually riding (or even capable to ride) the associated bicycles, as reader Recumbent Conspiracy Theorist pointed out when he observed that one of the ladies was sitting on a bike with no pedalsThat observation duly noted, I think it's fair to assume that the entire "Chicks and Bikes" genre can be classified as a fetish.  That said, it's still a relatively  mainstream fetish in my humble opinion.....say when compared to "Chicks with Stormtroopers":
Isn't he a little short to be a stormtrooper?

And speaking of questionably appropriate things, it appears as though Alberto Contador has been cleared of charges that he illegaly took Clenbuterol by the Spanish cycling federation.  The story in cyclingnews is that there were two things that initiated this somewhat surprising turn of events.

#1) Last Thursday night, Spanish prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero tweeted the following message: "There are no legal grounds for sanctioning Contador." 

#2) And according to a story on Velonation, the UCI screwed up and didn't inform Contador of the positive test prior to contacting the Spanish federation, thus violating Spanish Constitutional law and possibly forcing their hand to lift the charges due to a "procedural defect."

Apparently, UCI president Pat is a big fan.

We may never know if Bertie did it or didn't do it, but having the Spanish federation overturn the charges on their national hero days after the Prime Minister weighs in with support for the meat loving cyclist seems to have been the magic combination of both ensuring that the fox continues to guard the henhouse in Spain and also improves the chances we will see another Shleck-Contador showdown come July.

1 comment:

  1. Mr. Zapatero should be commended for keeping up the Mediterranean tradition of assisting the judiciary, a laudable practice most recently demonstrated by Silvio Berlusconi. It is heart warming to see men of high office going that extra mile to see justice done. “Bien hecho!” Mr. Zapatero.