Mediterranean Cycopaths

Cycling Shorts #4

Motown – Deliver Your Verdict!

The competition has finished and the respective moustaches submitted to you, the judging public, below: 

Disco Stu style       Officer Barbrady style

Click on the pictures for a closer inspection and then leave your vote and/or disparaging remarks via the comments button below.  Don’t hold back, we’re quite thick skinned.

Uniform Madness

I know we have touched on this previously, but a recent incident again highlighted the absurdity of police not wearing uniforms …

We are casually cycling along the picturesque Corniche Kabyle when a man wearing slacks and casual button up shirt starts waving excitedly and holding up his hand telling us to stop.  Nothing unsual there, happens multiple times a day – people are interested and want to ask us the same 4 or 5 questions everyone else wants to (and then exchange details, invite us to stay with them etc. etc) – as also happens multiple times each day, we cycled straight past.

500 metres down the road, a car careers past and brakes heavily to cut us off, nearly taking Sean out.  The same man jumps out of the back waving frantically with a radio in his hand for us to stop.  Turns out he is a policeman and wants the usual details (what are you doing, where are you going, would you like to have lunch).

In fairness, you can’t really blame the boys in blue (or whatever colour their uniforms actually are) for dressing in civvies – most of the recent terrorist attacks here have been targeted at police – but if they do decide to leave it at home they need to alter their expectations accordingly.

Comfort on Cold Winter Nights

For those of you currently hibernating through winter in southern Australia, here’s a recipe we picked up in Libya about 5 months ago to help you through.  We call it ‘Sharia Fish‘ (that’s how it phoentically sounds when people say anyway) and, available at any cafe in the country, it’s a real winner:

Ingredients: Corn Flakes, Milk, Crushed Almonds, Liquid Chocolate (in one of those squeezable containers) and Honey

Instructions: Pour a large cup or mug 3/4 full with Cornflakes and then drown in hot milk (preferably heated via one of those coffee machine steamers).  Top with honey / chocolate to taste and sprinkle with Almonds.  Enjoy!


July 11, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Jon wins, hands down. Love the Village People thing he’s got going on too. Sean, not too bad, could have helped yourself out with a bit less Zoolander-type ponce and more full frontal Mo action for the judges.

    Comment by Gibbo | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  2. Disco Stu Style wins it for me – no need for full frontal (or props)with a mo that good, pure class. Jon, your effort should be distributed to all Algerian Policemen in a memo on ideal presentation.

    Comment by Youngy | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  3. oh guys – couldn’t not vote on these superb mo’s! its going to be a very close call but i think, sorry jon, i’m going to have to go with the starsky & hutch boy (although sean are you coming home like that…?!)enjoy your last week and see you in 7 days! harry x

    Comment by Harry | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  4. I think Disco Stu gets my vote!

    Comment by Josh | July 11, 2007 | Reply

  5. hmm tough call, if it was down to the respective poses Smoo wins hands down, but on pure Mo score I’ll have to go with Jon.

    Comment by Lachy | July 12, 2007 | Reply

  6. ps Jon you’ve done incredibly well cycling this far- for a 45 year old it’s a massive effort.

    Comment by Lachy | July 12, 2007 | Reply

  7. nice one boys…. show us your guns!

    Comment by WYndy | July 12, 2007 | Reply

  8. What can I say apart from that I reckon you’d both get eaten alive in the Blue Oyster Bar ya big fruits. On pure quality of moustache and very close inspection I reckon Jon has it on rugged thickness however Schmee may have it just on the gay pose and musketeer beardy thing (though not sure that’s allowed to count!). Not that this’ll really matter as you’re both probably gonna be accosted and taken up the wrong un by some butch moustache toting Algerian gypsy. You can then argue between you as to who’s moustache will tickle more!!!

    Comment by rik | July 12, 2007 | Reply

  9. I concur that Jon is the winner, it is such a dirty mo that it needs no embelishment by adding some steel as Tancat has done

    Comment by Dom | July 12, 2007 | Reply

  10. Are they a couple of ‘ticklers’ hanging out under the bottom lip? If so…. poor effort.

    What is wrong with the ‘sanchez’ or ‘handle bar’ look?

    Comment by elmo | July 12, 2007 | Reply

  11. They both look like dirty sanchez’ to me, but I guess ‘when in Algeria’. Jon pinches it with the get-up.

    Comment by Fitzy | July 12, 2007 | Reply

  12. I doubt either could grow a handlebar. Smee then, for enthusiasm.

    Comment by Trigger | July 12, 2007 | Reply

  13. I will double my FHF donation if you both come back to London with those mo’s, who else is with me?

    My vote goes to Ned Flanders.

    Comment by JG | July 12, 2007 | Reply

  14. I have to go with Mult Ottawa – it’s not what you have, it’s how you use it!

    I am with JG – I will double my contribution to FHF if gourmet wears his mo for a full week back in London. I think Mult is heading straight to Oz? – in which case photographic evidence and/or third party confirmation needs to be provided.

    Comment by Ben | July 13, 2007 | Reply

  15. i really ijoy what u r doing

    Comment by tahar:good luck | July 13, 2007 | Reply

  16. I have been too lazy to contribute to FHF yet – was waiting for the end of the tax year…. but will also double the yet to come amount if those porno mo’s grace London’s streets for a week

    Comment by Dom | July 13, 2007 | Reply

  17. Sorry boys – for everyone’s benefit they have already been discarded … a pity seeing that doubling the very generous donations already received from you fellas (JG / BG) would have saved the eyesight of another 20 odd people in the third world. I think I would have had to postpone the job hunt another week if I had kept it.

    Comment by Jon | July 13, 2007 | Reply

  18. Dom – you can’t double zero mate.

    Comment by 2 X 0 = 0 | July 14, 2007 | Reply

  19. Mr. Smee by far, however I couldn’t get my eyes of that sexy hairy chest. Grrrrrrr.

    Comment by Jake Levy | July 15, 2007 | Reply

  20. i thought the arse bashing you’ve had in the saddle would have put you off looking like freddy mercury!

    Comment by jos | July 18, 2007 | Reply

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