Friday, June 18, 2010

Male bonding

With the girls away, the boys got to play. That is to say, Velouria's co-habitant's Motobecane and my Jeunet got to engage in some male-bonding sport and earn a little street cred without having to be on their best behavior in front of their "better halves". After hittin' the pavement and agitatin' the gravel, the two fellas shared a proverbial pat on the sweaty back at the end of a spirited jaunt.



These guys look forward to being able to get together for more good times, maybe even doing some training together.

5 comments:

margonaute said...

Testosterone-y!

(And now I'm craving pasta.)

MDI said...

He forgot to mention we had chocolate & coffee after. :)

Velouria said...

For godssake, what are those things on MDI's bike where the pedals used to be? : ))

MDI said...

Those are my shiny new Shimano SPD M520 pedals, the meanest/bestest/cheapest pedal in People's Republic of Cambridge.

TCintheTwinCities said...

Whoever said it first I salute them, they should patent it's terminology, I'm not clever enough or was immersed in bikes during the bike boom though I was around but someone called them "ButterPecans" and I love it, I still don't readily say Motobecane correctly, I say the last syllable like "walking cane." Very special bikes, I have a yellow, yes, I know, lower level, entry bike Nomade but an early yellow one, not to heavy, probably a size larger than I should ride but I put some of planet bikes yellow fenders/mudguards on. Everyone loves the class of chrome or hammered mudguards but don't think that is the only way. Put a vintage Fuji may even read Fujiyata leather saddle on it, now how do people break these leathers in?? After 40 mile rides, ouch I feel it and haven't quite broken it in ever and when I ride it I wear chamois but it looks good and you would not know the brand unless you looked real close. About 2 years ago, got my Nomade at a garage sale within a month after someone stole my Peugeot UO8 or something, not a top model, okay, I lent it out to someone thinking I was doing a good deed, groceries, you know and it never came back, I did put some nice touches on it, Wright's saddle, etc. So before you say "lowly Nomade" I went to the Minneapolis Bike Tour, great thing, I brought the Nomade because the previous week, I was riding my fast bike at the St. Paul tour but someone was riding a vintage Butterpecan Mirage yellow and I thought these vintage bikes look a helluva lot better than any of these new things, next time, I will bring my ol' yellow bike, so in Minneapolis at one of the rest stops, I saw a parked sort of sea green Nomade so for the heck of it, color close to that in my profile picture actually, I parked mine next to it...I did not meet this woman until the next stop and then, she told me she'd had her Nomade since it came out, late '70s/'80s time period. I almost blooming choked up with tears thinking about it. Now, none is more special than the Nomade...http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/gallery2.php?g2_itemId=63895 My pre-yellow-fenders-Butterpecan can be seen on this page. It's like the ol' song if you've never heard it, "Who put the bomp in the bomp..who put the ram in the rama-lama-ding-dong, who wrote that song, I'd really like to know...." Thanks to you all for humbly allowing me to say this...

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