Sweaty in Shanghai!

Goodness, we thought that we were used to humidity and high temperature after living in Tennessee! Not so! Great boat trip (dining) last evening from The Bund, for those that know what/where that is! Today, hiding out in any place we could find with aircon. There is a ‘circus centre’ station on Metro line 1 and we’re going to see if we can get ourselves into that before we leave (but absolutely NOT performing!!) – just to pick up a few tips before old age creeps up on us.

Meanwhile, back on the blog which seems still to be accessible despite the Chinese Great Firewall. I hope you censors are reading this and know that most people get around you guys using VPN in some way according to local students (but we can’t be bothered to play around with only two days left)… and we hope that you will enjoy the pictures sufficiently not to delete them as they head for WordPress and then onwards to Fac***** and Tum***!

So: on with the fitness show: here’s a guy getting sweaty the CORRECT way:

 

3 new sets added today (because Chinese WiFi is very fast even if it is restricted) so I can do all this posting over one bowl of noodles):

20 Flexible Friends (I’ve been meaning to post them for a long while but never got around to it):

20 ‘Ordinary Guys (nothing too muscular, but rather good looking!):

…those both on the second Fitness (Etc) page (https://tonycavanagh.com/fitness-acrobatics-and-gymnastics-2/)…

…and then a few new treats on the Gay Expression page (https://tonycavanagh.com/gay-expression/) as well – plus this one which just might also be aimed at the gay ‘market’…

As I type this the humidity is getting so ridiculous at our riverside location that the screen on my laptop is starting to mist over, and before long the keys will probably short circuit. So here’s another more appropriate way to get all sweaty…

…yeah, making it happen by doing something useful at the same time.

And, finally, Dave currently has his nose in a book. Not one of mine, of course, but rather a guide book. However, reading is good and, as an author of four so far, I should encourage him. And you, dear readers, of course, from whom I need a few pounds/euros/dollars to pay for the next laptop to keep this up!

Which reminds me of two things: firstly the links to the books:

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

Let The Future Find Me: ISBN 978-1-784653-23-1

If in doubt, start with the fourth one: it is self-contained, shorter and cheaper!

And the second thing: I am thinking of going back to posting the pics with the blogs rather than on separate pages, as those special pages are getting rather unwieldy to load and to comment on for those with slow connections. OR, I could start separate additional pages for more specialised pictures – one each for gymnastics, acrobatics, wrestling, weights etc… what do you think? Let me know at gymacrobat@gmail.com I will check this mail when I can get access to it next week. Or just comment on this post!

Whichever way the vote goes, the load of pictures here is up to 98% of the limit now and there is going to be a severe cull of oldies from early blog posts when we return home to base. So if there is anything you want to copy, go through from Day 1 and do it now!

 

 

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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