Author Topic: Laura Trott (Kenny) and Jason Kenny onna tandem  (Read 2032 times)

Laura Trott (Kenny) and Jason Kenny onna tandem
« on: November 12, 2016, 12:56:09 pm »
They are in a feature article in the Times magazine today (Saturday) posing on a tandem to promote their new book out shortly.

It's a pity she is shown, in both pictures, feet up on the crossbar rather than in a riding posture thereby promoting the "she's not pedaling on the back" image.  She is at least clothed, albeit showing lots of leg, unlike some recent images of athletes.

LMT

Re: Laura Trott (Kenny) and Jason Kenny onna tandem
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2016, 01:07:12 pm »
If not irony, then why so serious brao?

Re: Laura Trott (Kenny) and Jason Kenny onna tandem
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2016, 03:10:11 pm »
Not irony.  I am reflecting the views of Mrs R, a keen stoker, who finds the images annoying.

The clothing comment I admit is a little tongue in cheek!

Re: Laura Trott (Kenny) and Jason Kenny onna tandem
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2016, 08:23:19 pm »
It's a pity she is shown, in both pictures, feet up on the crossbar rather than in a riding posture thereby promoting the "she's not pedaling on the back" image. 

With the sort of high heels shoes and long dress she wears on the photo, I'm not sure she will be able to pedal anyway!

Re: Laura Trott (Kenny) and Jason Kenny onna tandem
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 09:49:38 am »
Mrs trekker (a cyclist, but we don't tandem) had similar views. Neither of us read the article as we were both put off by the picture, which doesn't help with the image of female athletes being on a level with men.
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Re: Laura Trott (Kenny) and Jason Kenny onna tandem
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2016, 10:14:02 am »
Perhaps they missed an opportunity for ironic comment by reversing their roles/dress.

Re: Laura Trott (Kenny) and Jason Kenny onna tandem
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2016, 11:31:08 am »
Mrs trekker (a cyclist, but we don't tandem) had similar views. Neither of us read the article as we were both put off by the picture, which doesn't help with the image of female athletes being on a level with men.

You didn't miss much.  Most interesting bit to me was the price of Victorian beckam dresses that she wore for the photo shoot. Could get a decent bike for that !  ;D
(even the dog leashes were designer)

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Re: Laura Trott (Kenny) and Jason Kenny onna tandem
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2017, 08:34:37 am »
They'll need a triplet in a few years.
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