Even Gerry Adams Does It…

I get comments like ‘What’s all this nonsense about training naked?’… well, it’s what we like to do in our private places and I’m pleased to report that it happens in “high places”… well, with Northern Irish politicians anyway. Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams revealed in a radio interview in Ireland that he trampolines naked with his dog. ” Yeah, I do it naked. I don’t do it with any great expertise: it’s more the joy… the dog does it with me. It saves me taking him for a walk… we go out and bounce for a while…”.

Jeez! I’d love to post a picture at this point, but I can’t find the right one, so you’ll have to make do with these!

Gerry Adamsdog-trampolineActually, the one thing that Chad’s private gym does not have is a trampoline.

It does, however, have pretty much everything else that a fitness-mad young guy could wish for, and our newly-found friend young Joel duly passed through his ‘initiation’ on Saturday evening, naked of course as is the tradition. Pretty punishing stuff, too, and for his ‘mentor’ – he chose Dave as it happens, with me supporting Joel and Pete supporting Dave, and all four ended up exhausted, wet and then oily, reddened from a few ‘gentle’ lashes across the back, just to show you can take it – you know idiot stuff, with guys “old enough to know better”… still, we enjoy it.

We like to swim naked, too…

dip_treading water

Joel hasn’t joined us in the Clinch River as yet, so that pleasure awaits him. I suppose we could have gone down Sunday, but somehow, everyone was a bit tired!

I wonder if I can get away with this image here?

Male Groups 49 (23)

And now, as I cannot think of anything else to say about either Gerry Adams,  naked trampolining, or naked anything else, here are some other ‘fitness’ pictures!


gymnast biceps


tim gabel









Taking an upside-down view of things – as we so often do here!

And, as this has been a slightly surreal post subject today, I shall leave you – after the customary reminder about some rather excellent books to be purchased, with a funny pic which has absolutely nothing to do with our subject at all. But it creased us up, and hopefully will do the same for you. Enjoy!

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


If anyone has snow out there, be careful where you park your car…

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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