This made me laugh and question …


After my ride this afternoon, I stopped for a coffee and scone. Something I often do. I slipped my shies off, put my feet up on the chair next to me, and relaxed in the setting sun. I reached for a piece of scone and started laughing out loud, and uncontrollably. Everything matched. Black and white. The gloves, helmet, shoes, cup, coffee, plate, and iron table. You donโ€™t see it in the picture but I also had a white jersey, black bibs, and black socks on as well. Too funny!

What is it with me and black & white?

Well, I love black and white photographs. I drink my coffee black. I wear white polo shirts. My carbon bike is black and white. The decals on my steel bike are black and white. All my underwear is black. You really needed to know that. All of my dress shoes are black. I wear black running shoes. I have a black suit that I wear with a white cotton shirt.

A quick online search unearthedย the following –

Black is the absorption of all colour and the absence of light.

Black hides, while white brings to light.

What black covers, white uncovers.

We use black to hide from the world around us. We use it to hide our weight, feelings fears, and insecurities.

Black means power and control, hanging on to information and things rather than giving out to others.

Black is intimidating, unfriendly and unapproachable because of the power it exudes.

Black implies self-control and discipline, independence, a strong will, and giving an impression of authority and power.

Black absorbs negative energy.

People who like black may be conventional, conservative and serious, or they may think of themselves as being sophisticated or very dignified.

Black is often seen as a color of sophistication, as in a “black tie event”.

The affluent and successful choose black as it gives an impression of elegance, sophistication and confidence.

Yikes ๐Ÿ™‚

13 thoughts on “This made me laugh and question …

    • That would be fun ๐Ÿ™‚

      I don’t want you to get the wrong impression. I do have some colourful clothing. I like and wear red. I have a florescent green t-shirt I bought in Maui and love wearing it. I am dark skinned and colours look good on me. It is just I have this black and white theme going on the bike, all started with the decals on one of the bikes.

      I got Spotify working last night but didn’t have a lot of time to listen to your suggestions. I will over the next few days.

  1. My partner is different from you. His priority is comfort and temperature. Hence, a mix-match of colours and different fabrics. I should know, I think 25% or more of his cycling clothing are gifts from me over the years.

    One thing for certain, he absolutely doesn’t want to wear solid blue jerseys. And he has blue eyes.

    • I used to be like that but over the years my clothes match my bikes. Black and white ate on both bikes which means I can interchange more easily. I am also big into comfort ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

      • I don’t think my partner even pays attention to see if he’s colour coordinated as a cyclist. He does makes sure all his cycling jackets are brighter colours. He has never worn/owned a black or navy blue cycling jacket. And he has well over 8 different jackets that he rotates through at any time of year.

        I’m glad he doesn’t wear black helmets. Just dumb if one does a lot of cycling all over the city. So he wears a white helmet with a bit of light turquoise green. I love my dearie, who doesn’t get too tourqued if colour might be “feminine”. Still he wouldn’t wear pink except in a tie.

  2. I wear a lot of black, but I’m not conventional, conservative or serious, and I’m definitely not very sophisticated or dignified!

    My bike is white, but she has touches of red — the front and back lights and the ladybug bell ๐Ÿ™‚

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