Friday, 25 June 2010

Sharp Dressed Cyclist

I was always a bit suspicious of beards and have spent most of my life clean shaven.

Perhaps it was my old man's adage "never trust a chap who doesn't drink, smoke or shave". Jolly odd coves, beardies - probably trying to hide something.

Anyway since slipping out of the enslavement of salaried employment and into the real world work of self-employment I've been quite happy to remain unshaven and pleased not to spend 10 minutes a day scraping away at my face with a razor.

However last week my brother came over to join me on a 35 mile bike ride and, when he wasn't taking the piss because I wasn't flaunting my muscular body in tight fitting lycra, started waiving his digital camera around during the the ride. Now he's sent me the vid and I've realised I've turned into ..... Frank Beard!

15 comments:

Dave said...

When people make derogatory comments about beards, I just think of all the useful and productive things I've done with the hour a week I've saved by not shaving. Things like... er...

Richard said...

I have best of both worlds and shave once or twice a week. However, I've just spent an hour on Youtube with ZZ Top to use the time saved by not shaving. By the way, if you ever get the chance to see them, do. They are superb live.

Geoff said...

You've got legs, Rog. And you know how to use them.

Z said...

35 miles? For fun? Really, darling, you're not quite normal, with or without a beard.

Madame DeFarge said...

Um, wasn't Frank Beard the only one without a beard? And well done on not being puffed out.

Jon Storey said...

Blimey! Just like "Easy Rider"...

I've had a beard of one shape and size or other since I was sixteen, I reckon your old Dad was right.

(All is not lost. I do manage a snifter now and again!)

Billy said...

Beards require trimming, so you don't really save *that* much time.

Keith said...

I had a beard once, but I got better thanks to "Old Git Beards Anonymous" who taught me how to use one of those new-fangled electric razors.

Richard said...

Frank Beard DID have a small beard a couple of years ago. He also wears sunglasses almost constantly. Not cheap ones, I wouldn't have thought.

Zig said...

cool shades, lonely looking horse, can't you find it a friend?

Sarah said...

I think the ZZ Top look suits you Rog. Cool shades.

Though I have to say it has always been a worry of mine, what may lurk in the beard. Yesterdays lunch perhaps?

Roses said...

A couple of my exes have beards.

I have no complaints.

Rog said...

Dave: I bet it gets you bristling.

Richard: My brother saw them and claimed they had running machines set in the stage floor so they could do the walking and playing thing.

Geoff: My ideas never have legs though.

Z: We're all morose self-harming sociopaths from Gravesend. As you know.

Madame: The irony has been lost on me for all thos years!

Jon: I baggsy Peter Fonda.

Billy: It can be a close shave whether you make your appointments.

Keith: I'm not sure you should be allowed near a leccy socket in a bathroom. You might come out looking like Brian May.

Richard: Phew. And my shades cost £2.50 so less of the cheap!

Zig: I didn't notice the horse. It may be a Diss Mount. We went through a lot of one horse towns.

Sarah: I've never been described as cool outside the months of winter. I'm trying to avoid being the Roald Dahl character with the beard.

Roses: I hope you don't mean "beard" as in beard.

Z said...

In a typical scenario, X and Y are in a supposedly exclusive relationship, but X is actually cheating with Z. However, to keep Y from learning about X's infidelity, W, the "beard", pretends to be paired with Z. *Ahem* Really, darling, did you have to spill the beans?

Rog said...

Sorry Z. I only go as far as P myself.