Caption Contest


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I thought I'd get more comments about my dorky self photo from my Alpine Loop ride Saturday, and since I didn't I'm going to invite ridicule with a caption contest. Come on, this photo screams "mock me!", so let's have it.

If you can't come up with a clever caption, or just don't feel like making fun of me, at least drop me a comment with your reaction to the above photo. I found it hilarious, so did my wife, kids and boss. But, strangely, I can't quite put my finger on why it's funny. Is it because my expression is blank, odd, disturbing? Please help me get a better handle on this.

19 comments:

primetime formerly known as slyfox said...

you look kind of retarded...

primetime formerly known as slyfox said...

you asked for it..

UtRider said...

You are wearing the expression of a 90 year old trying to figure out how to use a newfangled digital camera. You know, a "How the hell am I supposed to take a picture with this? There are too many damn buttons on this thing!" kind of look.

The sweaty hair on the forehead is a nice touch too - very 80's.

KanyonKris said...

Sly: I did ask for it, and I can see "not all there mentally" in the photo. OK, I confess, I wear the helmet all the time, not just cycling.

UTRider: Yes, I do look befuddled in a geriatric way.

Good stuff, keep it coming.

Team Rico said...

I'll say, "Mr Rogers goes for a bike ride"

KanyonKris said...

"Can you say 'hypoxia'? I knew you could!"

Anonymous said...

You look like a Hobbit. A dumb one. Although having climbed the Alpine Loop myself, I would also say you look like a dude who just finished one of my favorite climbs.

MoCougFan

Keith said...

"Have you seen my lungs? Please, please help me find them!"

KDAY said...

Not many of us generally snap photos of our selves "in the moment." We generally post photos that depict a more heroic aspect of what we do. Props to you for showing off your hard work. You won't mind if I blow it up, punch holes in the eyes and tie it to my head before I go through a drive-through?

Sorry I missed you. I was actually, at one point, in route to say hello to you but it appeared that you were in a good conversation with someone else. I'm not the type that likes to interrupt or butt in so I didn't bother you. Hopefully we'll see you Wed. evening if we're not rained out.

KanyonKris said...

Hobbit, huh? Maybe I'll build a home into the side of a hill up on the Alpine Loop. You can all stop by on rides for tea.

Keith: I do look a bit strained there. Funny thing is, I wasn't feeling that bad at that moment. Makes me afraid to see what I look like when I'm really working.

KDay: You're welcome to use the image as long as you pay the appropriate royalties. Sorry we didn't get a chance to talk at Sundance. My decision to do the biathlon will probably be made late afternoon tomorrow as I watch the weather.

dug said...

"wait, what?"

29er said...

Actually, it's kind of what you looked like when our first child was born.........and our second, third, and fourth.
Also I thought maybe you already did dig a hobbit hole in the alpine loop area. You've been spending a lot of time there, and going again tonight?!

j_e said...

Next time, I will NOT forget the chamois cream.

Especially not after the buffet at Dos Seranos.

chtrich said...

Caption:
What the?

I thought it was a very dorky and funny picture as well. Yours and Fatty's recent fat man racing pictures are good examples of why not to take pictures while riding.

Rick Sunderlage said...

It's the same look I get from Elden whenever I eat something.

Eat Sleep MTB said...

"Is the camera even on?"
"Did I just crap my pants?"
"Did I leave my curling iron on?"

Take your pick.

KanyonKris said...

Good comments all.

The "dazed and confused" theme seems to be getting the most votes.

Rick: After reading your comment and looking at the picture, I can definitely see that.

Eat Sleep MTB: I'll take #1, lesser of 3 evils.

Rio's Rider said...

It looks to me like you're having an epiphany as to why you really refuse to shave your legs.

KanyonKris said...

Many of my cycling friends would love it if I had that epiphany, but no, that didn't happen.