Tweaking The Dragon’s Tail

dragon-mapI’ve lived here in TN most of the time since 2000 but, until last weekend, I never visited one of our local ‘attractions’ which is less than a couple of hours drive away. Linking North Carolina and Tennessee through a pass across the Smoky Mountains, an eleven-mile route has 318 serious curves and is place where motorcyclists go to die. Recent decisions in both states to impose a 30mph limit has had little impact on the frequency of, er, impacts.tail1


S0b0d877feb95fa245b966176e00c89f1o we crept around the curves in Dave’s car, expecting all the time to find oncoming motorcycles on our side of the road, ready to be embedded in the front of the car. The real objective of the trip was to do a little background research for my eventual fourth book (fingers crossed!) on the local Native American communities and their twenty-first century customs – being a Brit leaves me at something of a disadvantage regarding such things.

I’ve already had my own tail ‘tweaked’ by several US readers for using too much ‘unfamiliar’ British English in the existing books – but they are published from UK although set largely here in USA, and nearly fifteen years ‘immersion’ in American English has only served to make me even more defensive of ‘proper’ English! Having a US born-and-bred teenage son, however, maybe is going to change that eventually! Meanwhile you can enjoy the ‘gay love stuff’ and the tales of our training and acrobatic performances, plus the adventure – hopefully, they work in any language!

Loving the Boy: ISBN 978-1-907732-30-0

The Power of Love: ISBN 978-1-907732-41-6

Against All Odds: ISBN 978-1-908645-35-7

One thing for certain is that our ‘fitness-training tails’ never need tweaking! As normal, I offer now some appropriate images to inspire us all, starting off with another ballet boy for our newly enthusiastic reader Lorenzo, and an image of a boy who I assume is some sort of stage costume – these from the archives of a new and newly discovered tumblr blog relating to ‘ballet, gymnastic and other movements’…

Note Added 26/01/2015: well, that blog disappeared after just three weeks of existence. Never mind – we’ve found another which calls itself ‘Balletfetish’ although it is NOT a ‘fetish’ site and I have amended the link

I’ve added it as a link under ‘Acrobatics’ – let’s see how it develops (any page of this blog, bottom right for links). Thanks to Ian in UK for finding it, and I think Lorenzo will enjoy it anyway…



Another flexible ballet boy…


Now, just a little acrobatics from Russian boys:



…and now, after those, ‘pot luck’! Enjoy!





Bodyweight exercises now!

street pullups

A strange location for sit ups?…


Show off the results of the pull ups and sit ups:


Time for a tea break?

gym tea

(Love that one – where do they find these things?)

OK, back to work:


Right, but do get that shirt off…


That’s better!


Old weights, new biceps!


…and, finally for today, back to the locker room. Smile please – job well done!

locker room muscle

Tomorrow in the gym – same time then?

About tonycavanagh

Born Northampton UK; school Oxford UK and Oak Ridge Tennessee, where I met my wonderful partner Dave, also from UK. Oak Ridge is our main training base for acrobatics and circus stuff, but we also established a base in Wales (UK) to serve us when we are working in Europe. Our 'story', of finding gay love, learning the acrobatics trade and then of how we got shot at during our show (and worse was to follow - just to prove that the risks of being an acrobat are not always the most obvious ones!) are now available in my three books 'Loving the Boy', 'The Power of Love' and 'Against All Odds'. Links available on most blog posts. Actually, waiting for the imminent arrival of the first printed copies was far scarier than anything we do in performance. A fourth book - not about us but exploring the sadness of a gay Native American boy denied his true identity - is currently with an agent for evaluation. watch for 'Let The Future Find Me' in due time. And now to book five... another boy, another quest... seems its always boys...
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3 Responses to Tweaking The Dragon’s Tail

  1. ascensore says:

    Thank’s for the ballet boy

  2. Peter says:

    Like this site, nice Hunks – better without clothes.

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