Speedo Day


Today is not an entirely good day. Three out of the seven of us have suddenly developed strange red spotty rashes on our feet (one foot in my case) with no explanation except that fairly obviously our extensive bare-footing in performance, training and around the camp has encountered something noxious. Nothing like this has ever happened to us before… nothing hurts, but it is probably contagious and since balancing on each other feet is part of the show… hmmm.

Second thing is that last night I had a good shot at cutting the end of a finger off with a steak knife. Fortunately not my principal balance arm, but uncomfortable in training and no doubt in the next performance.

My mum always says “things always happen in threes”. I’m just waiting to see what is coming next!

Zach just asked “Are you sure you want to do the broken-glass thing in tonight’s show?” And he’s not joking…

OK. By way of a change, all today’s fit-dude pictures feature Speedos or similar. No particular reason, except to take my mind off spots, cuts, bruises, trips, falls…



The first part...



arm curls

The second part...



intrusive plant

I captioned that picture ‘intrusive plant’ since it gets in the way of admiring the boy’s symmetrical lats development… OK, it’s not just my foot that’s weird… nothing in the way here to spoil Josh’s symmetry…


speedo on bed

Cover 3 Thumb







Guess we should include just a little bit of acrobatic endeavour…


…wet, even…


Now there’s a thought. Get wet in the act, bit of antiseptic in the water, foot-rot cured. Simples!



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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