I have the habit of downloading images that I think are interesting and then sometimes forget about them, only to rediscover them sometime later...such is the case of this photo (click it for a better view). Firstly, I have to admit straight away that I do not know either of these guys, nor do I remember where I downloaded it (thus the lack of photo credit and blurred faces). Anyhow, I find the juxtaposition of these two cyclists both interesting and amusing...the practical and the impractical (just my opinion). The guy on the left, wearing ordinary clothes and riding a long-tail outfitted with an Xtracycle, looks comfortable and at ease with the world around him (again, my opinion, but mostly my interpretation). The guy on the right, however, is head-to-toe in spandex and has the stance of someone wearing the impractical shoes made specifically for cycling that fit into toe-clips which render the person unable walk normally when not on the bike. Is all that spandex really necessary? (Before you rebuke this question check out the clothes this women wore on her world tour.) The spandex guy's bike probably weighs a fifth of the other guys, but with those teensie skinny tires avoiding potholes and cracks in the pavement would be paramount. And I don't know about you, but If I were one of the two I would feel way more comfortable stopping at a local coffee shop dressed like the guy on the long-tail...and it would be much easier to carry stuff home on the long-tail, too...just my opinion (is that pizza he's delivering on the front rack?). I'll get off my little soapbox now.