Monday, June 29, 2009

[cyclists] and the problems that dare not speak their names

Confession time - some distances are just too great, even for Super-OAP

Professional cyclists should consider freezing their sperm before embarking on their careers, say researchers. They found sperm quality drops dramatically with rigorous training. However, a UK expert said the average man cycling to work would be unlikely to suffer fertility problems because of their time in the saddle.

Having a bit of trouble reading this about the UK expert. 'The average man' suggests singular number but then the article uses the 3rd person plural 'their'.


Anyway, the sperm count, I should have thought, is the last of our worries. More worrying is the shape of the hard, narrow leather seat. Now I haven't wanted to raise this issue but when one has a certain normal size of ... well, I can't mention their name ... um ... where exactly are they supposed to go when you're riding? Either side?

This is a bit embarrassing but as there are so many men cycling, there must be a solution to this issue.


jams o donnell said...

If cycling does lower the sperm count the not-wife would ahde me doing the Tour de France a long time ago!

Not that it would ahve had anything to do with sperm counts but me suffering, that's a different thing!

dearieme said...

Just toss them over your shoulders, Hob. On second thoughts, that's not perhaps the verb juste.

Gallimaufry said...

Try one of these
or try a recumbent bicycle.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Love the way you picked up on the grammar! What an interesting dilemma.

CherryPie said...

The shape of the hard, narrow seat is the cause of the loss of sperm count. That is meant as a scientific, factual comment rather than anything else!

Blognor Regis said...

Hasn't this tedious load of old tosh been done to death?

Strewth Lance Armstrong only has the one nut and he's just had a natural child fer crying outloud. Jens Voigt has five kids.

James Barlow said...

It'll be that saddle - like sitting on't razor blade.

James Higham said...

Oh, those comments and that vid were enjoyabubble. Thanks, folks. The tadpole's the way to go though.