Wednesday, 20 January 2010
I believe all blokes collect shiny stuff that ends up stuffed at the back of the wardrobe, go on count up how many cameras/digital music players you have. I was looking for a new camera to take on expeditions this year, as I trawled around e-bay I slowly realised...there's the film SLR that I bought a few years ago hardly used, the compact digital with extending lens that I only used once, the digital SLR that I bought cheap on e-bay (still in the box) and the compact digital I carry in my pocket when out riding. Then there's the semi-pro film video camera I bought on e-bay to make a film (still editing), the compact film video camera I used on that trip to Australia and the digital video camera I bought recently that I was thinking of changing for a HD version. And don't even mention ipods/music players/mini discs! Or that B&O CD player that was a steal on e-bay which is still in the box. So thats all a bloke thing and thats fine; but then as I was deep into the internet looking at bits for the bike that I don't really need, I wondered if lady bikers do this as well? And if they do, is the selection based on things they actually need, or the fact that the thing is super-light or super-shiny or just plain sexy as only stainless steel bolts and carbon fibre things are...hang on, I think I've answered my own question there. Sexy & stainless steel are probably only used in the same sentence by a bloke.