Are you a "Scorcher"?

seajays
seajays Posts: 331
edited December 2015 in Commuting chat
Love this - Christmas always brings out the nostalgia in me... :)

http://issuu.com/carltonreid/docs/scorchersbloomers/1?e=0
"The desire to ride at an unreasonably high speed may become morbid... The ever lasting scorcher, bent like a hoop, and with sunken cheeks, ought to be quite sufficient warning against this abuse."

(Found on cycling and the law)
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  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    Yes.....
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,218
    A Scorcher is having the desire to go fast so, yes.
    The achievement is another matter.....
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Yes! My cheeks are hollow because of the strength of the headwind though.
  • edrobbin
    edrobbin Posts: 173
    In my world, most definitely

    In the real world, yeah, right...
    Waterloo - White City

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  • seajays
    seajays Posts: 331
    Here's another "Song of the Scorcher" - this time from 1897:

    Of particular note are the lines
    "Crash! as a child got into the spokes,
    awfully careless some of these folks.
    Break away speedily as you can,
    Mix up with an elderly gentleman;
    Elderly party rolled in the dirt
    'Don't apologise - bike's not hurt!' "! :shock: :lol:

    http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&d=OAM18970315.2.31
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  • Brilliant!