run in with the rowers...

random rowing boysOkay, I promise, unless they're all out rowing buck naked next week I'm not going to blog about the rowing boys again next Monday... promise... anyway, if I keep blogging about them then it feels a little stalkerly... which doesn't mean I won't look at them, I just won't blog about it.

Plus I'm not entirely sure how old they all are (other than, you know, under 20), so that always feels a little skeevy too...

But I decided to go anti-clockwise instead of clockwise on my walk this morning... for no real reason really other than for something different... and because I've been heading out a little later the last couple of weeks (I just can't seem to drag my butt out of bed before 6:30), it happened to put me in what turned out to be the right place at the right time...

Yep... as I headed past their rowing shed thing, both sets of rowing boys were out of the water, rowing singlets pulled down like the boys in the picture and heaving boats around (and adjusting themselves in the lycra a lot it seemed).

Oh lordy... I was so having the vapours walking through that much beefsteak... they seemed to pretty much all be similar to the second dude from the right in the picture, except perhaps with less ab definition... perfect little pecs though. I think I nearly made my eyeballs look all the way around the back of my head at one point, since I was trying so hard NOT to be seen to be looking, but still looking at everything I could get away with. And double fooey because the sun was in front of me instead of behind me (like it would have been on a clockwise walk), so I was fighting that too...

And for the record, do you know how hard it is to find a decent shot of a group of half naked rowers? The answer is very... I even checked out some of the images from Summer Storm, since the movie is about rowing (at least in theory)... and there still wasn't anything right... in the end I did a search on "gay rowing" and Gay Sports came to my rescue...

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3 comments:

Michael said...

I did that for about 8 months WAY back in undergrad...it was the early 80s....before you were born possibly? So fun and so invigorating and SO hard....it was an eight man boat and I was the stroke. Take that for what you will.

yaniboy said...

You know, if I hadn't just watched Summer Storm, I would have assumed something rude... but now I know what the stroke is... which somehow makes it a little less fun...

And, for the record, in "my team", the stroke is the only blonde... :P

Also... I was born in 1974 you cheeky monkey! Before I was born indeed... ;)

jai said...

heya!
i have a huge 'thing' for rowers...
*drooooools*
i went to school with a rower in the nation squad. i think he may have sparked my fascination :)
i stumbled across this blog a few weeks ago... loving it!

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