Thursday, August 28, 2008


I'm having a great time in Vancouver this week. It has been a good opportunity to catch up with a lot of old friends (most of whom are Calgary transplants). Everytime I come here I marvel at the vitality of the city, especially the downtown, and everytime I wonder why I'm not here already??? I gotta get the bug in the boy's head about moving out here someday soon.

I went out last night on the Davie Street strip with some friends and I'm planning on going to Leather Night at the Pumpjack Pub on Saturday with some other friends. We are planning on going in rubber so I packed some outfits in my duffel bag for the trip. It should be a fun night, rain or shine!

I've been spending quite a bit of time at the Burnaby Velodrome the past few days. Racing officially started for certain categories yesterday but I don't race until Friday. Just because I'm not racing there's no excuse not to go and take in all the sights track cycling has to offer! Buff bodies, aerodynamic bikes, lycra skinsuits.....mmmmm.

I've been taking quite a bit of video while there, so hopefully I can edit my clean shots into something for Facebook and my perv shots into something more suited for this blog for you guys to enjoy!

One of my teammates and I are bunking together and we were responsible for bringing out all the bikes last weekend (we brought out 10 in all! A new packing record!). I'll be writing more as the week progresses. Wish me luck!

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Rubberstud(s) of the Week #18

Since I will be gone next week, I'm going to post two this week. I'm off to Burnaby for Nationals and a bit of a holiday in Vancouver to visit friends, and absolutely planning on leaving the computer at home!

Rubberstud of the Week #17


Guh - it's 35C here today - a new record for Calgary. Too hot to do much of anything.

The weekend was in the low 30s as well. It's something us Canadians don't get too much of, especially this late in the summer so I'm trying to take it in as much as possible. I relished in the heat this weekend at the track cycling Provincials in Edmonton, where I managed a silver in the Master A men's Omnium. I was pretty happy with my results; it sets me on a high for the Nationals in Burnaby starting next week.

Meanwhile, I finally put my order into Syren today for the black latex cap and a red raglan-sleeve zip-up shirt. They're pricy, but their stuff is to die for, and I haven't found a cap anywhere that I liked as much as this one.

I think this shirt will complement my Polymorphe sailor pants very nicely. Now all I have to find are some rubber boots. Does anyone have any suggestions for a nicely-shaped black rubber boot? I see some pics with nice boots, however I have yet to find a retailer that I can order from.


The action at Laoshan this week has been incredible. The dominance by the British team has been quite remarkable. Records have been dropping with great frequency - maybe not quite as rapidly as they are in the pool - so maybe there's a similarity in the influences of technology? The swimmers have the Speedo Lazr suit which has been influential in the number of world records achieved; maybe the same is happening in track cycling with the cutting-edge technologies put into the bikes and skinsuits?

Thankfully, it's all skintight!

Friday, August 15, 2008

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Olympic overdose

Heads are exploding all over the country due to the lack of any medal wins going into Day 7 for Team Canada. Despite all that, this country (among many others) are churning out genetically superior god-like men to ogle over for two weeks of heavenly sex appeal for the duration of competition. Next - track and field and track cycling! Yay!

Here are some of the Canadian hunks I'm watching (very closely):

Adam van Koeverden (yum):

Tyler Christopher:

Brent Hayden:

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Faster, Higher, Stronger, Tighter

Revolutionary skinsuit helps UK cyclists go for Olympic gold
It is one of sport's most closely guarded secrets - a technological breakthrough designed to power British cyclists to gold in Beijing.

By Patrick Sawyer
Last Updated: 12:04PM BST 06 Aug 2008

All change: the British cycling team's new skinsuit will be unveiled at the start of Beijing Photo: PA

Now, it can be revealed that the Olympic cycling team's riders will be wearing a revolutionary new bodysuit when they take to the track in the chase for a record number of medals.

The super-aerodynamic "skinsuit" will be unveiled on Saturday, the first day of competition in Beijing.

The kit has been kept so secret that only Chris Boardman, the former Olympic champion and British Cycling's director of research and development, and a small group of his closest associates - nicknamed the "secret squirrel club" by colleagues - know the details of its material and design.

They hope the suit, which has been kept under lock and key at the team's headquarters at the Manchester Velodrome, will have a similar impact to the "body suit", which has allowed swimmers to dramatically improve times in the pool by reducing drag. The new cycling suit is similarly designed to reduce air drag in a sport where even the whisker of an advantage can be translated into victory.

It is one of a string of technological innovations that have made the British a leading force in world cycling and hopeful of a record haul of medals in Beijing.

The sprint and pursuit riders will be using a new £10,000 bike, the successor to the one-piece carbon Lotus frame which stunned the cycling world in Barcelona 1992, when Boardman rode to Olympic gold in the pursuit event.

All but a handful of its 250 components have been radically re-designed since the Athens Olympics four years ago, when the team won a relatively disappointing haul of just two golds, a silver and a bronze.

This time round the GB Olympic Cycling Team - funded by £3.5 million of Lottery money - is hoping to win as many as nine golds.

The Beijing games will be the first time all the new elements of the bike and rider's kit will have been assembled in competition. Even now they have only been used in training in their final state on a handful of occasions – and then behind closed doors.

The team's spokesman, Jonathan O'Neil, said: "We've analysed and improved every single square centimetre of the riders and their bikes and improved everything we legally can. But we are a competitive team and are constantly looking for a competitive edge and we don't ever discuss details of the innovations in our bikes and clothes."

The new equipment, which the team hopes will carry the likes of Mark Cavendish, Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton and Bradley Wiggins to the medals podium, also includes individually-moulded shoes, a crank that measures each rider's heart rate and wheel axles designed using aerospace technology.

Only the pedals, sprockets and chains have emerged from the hi-tech transformation of British cycling unaltered – because the team's technicians felt their performance could not be improved upon.

To avoid falling foul of the International Cycling Union's rules on equipment, every one of the new components has been used individually in competition over the past two years, in order to set a precedent.

Nicole Cooke and Sharon Laws, who will be competing in road races, will also be using a new bike, which has been designed for the games by Boardman, working with Halfords Bikehut.

The full carbon fibre frame has been designed to maximise stiffness, strength and comfort while keeping weight to a minimum.

Britain is not the only nation whose cycling teams have been busy overhauling their equipment in the run up to Beijing, and its scouts have been routinely photographing innovations by rivals and reporting back for them to be either incorporated or ignored.

But while the Germans have created their own "state of the art" bike, the British believe they have made the crucial mistake of not consulting anyone outside their team of experts or even the riders themselves.

"We've gone outside cycling and learnt in a completely different arena," Boardman said. "Our German competitors, for instance, don't talk to anyone outside their team so they are limited in their thinking. They've done some really good stuff, but it's hindered because of no outside influence and they also didn't consult the athletes. They produced this bike last year, which was state-of-the-art, but their riders hated it."

In contrast the GB team has taken advantage of a £1.5 million, five year agreement between UK Sport – the public funding agency for elite competition – and the defence company BAE Systems, giving British athletes access to 18,000 engineers specialising in aerodynamics, mathematical modelling and computer simulation.

Aerospace technology has been harnessed to help the design of moving parts, such as the wheel's axles, in order to maximise speed and efficiency. But creating the perfect bike is not enough. Success will only come from a perfect marriage of man and machine.

Each rider likes their saddle to be adjusted differently, their handlebars to be shaped in a particular way and the grip tape set at a different thickness. Consequently hours are spent by the team's mechanics in patiently adapting each piece of equipment for its rider. And just as much time and money is invested in the riders' physique and mental state.

The roots of the revolution in British cycling go back to the team's miserable performance at the world track championships ten years ago, when Britain's only hope, Chris Boardman, failed to make an impression. But after a decade - and several million pounds worth of investment - the team stands a realistic chance of winning as many as nine gold medals across 11 individual events.

Former director of performance Peter Keen, his successor Dave Brailsford and Boardman, backed by a team of coaches, mechanics, sports psychologists, physiotherapists and nutritionists, focused the team around the mantra 'medal or nothing'. Fulfilling this idea involved perfecting every area of the team's performance.

The training programme included two of the team's riders, Rob Hayles and Jason Queally, spending three days a month at Southampton University's wind tunnel – at a cost of £10,000 a day - testing the most aerodynamic combination of wheel spokes, handlebars, helmets, riding suit materials, seat adjustment and body position.

Training techniques used by powerlifters have been incorporated into the riders' programmes to help them develop the explosive force required for instant acceleration.

With a combination of single-minded dedication, a gruelling training regime and a hi-tech revolution shrouded in secrecy, British cycling is set to leave the competition in Beijing trailing in its wake.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Rubberstud of the Week #16

Another shot of delicious Gummian...

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Long weekend

It is the August long weekend in certain Canadian provinces, including Alberta. I don't really have any plans -- I'm going to a (my first gay!) wedding tomorrow for a couple of close friends, and I received news that my cousin died from a heart attack on Friday. Sunrise, sunset....RIP Bob.

I went out to the Eagle last night after the stag party wearing my Latexworks tank top. There weren't too many guys in the bar last night, but I did get the opportunity to talk to the manager about scheduling our potential Rubber Night. The weekend of October 3/4 seems to be the date that is going to work, a week after the Mr. Calgary Leather competition. I will need to relay the news to the Priape guys to see if they want to be involved, but it sounds like Doug and I are going to go ahead with this. How exciting!

I've been doing some repairs to some latex items this weekend. I got one of my white Libidex gloves caught in the hood zipper, so I've underlaid a finger from another latex glove inside the index finger, which appears to have worked to cover the rips and strengthen the finger. I also had to fix a tear in my double sheath shorts, which broke during the last photo shoot for Pat's 'Encasement' story. I did another photo shoot this morning with my transparent shirt which also had a tear in it that needed some TLC. Damn molded rubber! It is very hard to keep intact and very difficult to fix, however the job I did on these items seems to be okay. I guess we'll have to see if they will stand up to more playtime in the near future.

As for new gear, I haven't had my eye on anything in particular other than a Syren latex cap, which I plan to order in the next few days. This was the one I saw at the Leather Market at IML but was sold out of my size the next day when I went back to buy it.

I also got a call from Samsung regarding my camcorder battery....they aren't going to replace it, so now I'm going to have to wait (and pay for) a new one. So the good-quality video I hoped to do soon will have to wait.

Here are some pics from the shoot this morning. Some of my more eclectic latex items. I think some of them turned out pretty good!

If you have a long weekend this weekend, enjoy it!

Friday, August 1, 2008


Series of vids of Paul (Latexguy69) posted by skinladtop - beautiful body, nice vids! Looks like a fantasy session come to life.

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