“An increasing number of otherwise normal Australians are shaving their legs, donning tight lycra (which leaves little to the imagination) and clogging up cafe sidewalks every weekend in order to fit into a growing subculture.”
Les Clarke, the deputy editor of
's leading road magazine, Ride Cycling Review, was asked why he had smooth legs. Australia
"Basically it's a badge of honour that says 'Yes I'm a serious road cyclist' and 'Yes I want to look nice in lycra," Clarke said.
[Basically, it's a poncy, half-arsed vanity exercise. Give us a call when you've earned your back-crack-sack badge; only then will you look really pretty in lycra.]
"Clarke says there's "no embarrassment factor at all" when enjoying a coffee after a training ride."
[Not for him, just for everyone else, who have to find some scenic spot in the distance on which to focus and avert their eyeballs.]
"The harder you've ridden the more credibility you've got and the more license you have to be sitting around (in lycra)."
[No, you don't have a license to be anything other than a prostate wrenching tosser. "Credibility" and "lycra" in the same sentence is an oxymoron.]The Age ...