Thursday, July 06, 2006

MY, THIS IS ALL GETTING A LITTLE SERIOUS AIN'T IT?



I've never been too fond of cycling ever since a Ford Escort kindly helped me dismount from my bike in the middle of a main road. I repaid it's gesture by using the full force of my body to give a lovely crackle effect across it's windscreen.

Jake, on the otherhand, seems to be having no such trouble. No longer content with cycling along side mortals he has moved onto to fellow Hollywood A-listers, Tour de France champs and a mystery bald bloke who I would love to be Richard O'Brien but probably isn't.

I shouldn't think Lance Armstrong knows the meaning of a lesiurely bike ride and Matthew MacConanaggyninny definitely looks the competitive type so I should think Jake had a hardcore work out. I hope the Richard O'Brien-a-like was singing The Time Warp as he tagged along behind.

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70 comments:

Prophecy Girl said...

Jake's now cycling with Lance Armstrong? Why do this make me feel like a complete and utter wuss? Also, I am impressed and (dare I say it) getting used to the Spandex.

Anonymous said...

The guy in black is actually Matthhew MacConaughey? Looks like him a lot!

wtbgirl said...

Yep, that's Wooderson himself, Matthew McConaughey. So, Jake, the Wooderson, Lance *frigging* Armstorng and some lucky-arse foruth dude all went for a bike ride. It's too much ... I tell you, it's too much. i'm gonna swoon and fall to the floor again ....

holly said...

Things I'll never have an answer to, but won't stop me from pondering...

How does a Jake Gyllenhaal connect with a Lance Armstrong? Or for that matter a Matthew MacConaughey?

Does Jake bring his bike's tire into the shop to be repaired and the repairman tells him that Lance Armstrong is looking for Hollywood actors to go riding around Malibu with him? And then gives Jake Lance's phone number?

What a strange and curious and random little group of bikers.

JoyceDavenport said...

'The famous four go mad in Malibu!'
-well except for the bald bloke.

Anonymous said...

Matthew and Jake might have run into each other in studio buildings,producer offices, awards shows, bars, etc. As for Armstrong, they probably met him in some charity ball, awards show or something.

miffed67 said...

Ooooo, y'all! I know where Matt McConaugheyheyhey's house in Austin is! We could SO crash and see if Jake's there playing bongos on the nude!

I think Jake doesn't do anything by half measures. He has a competitive spirit and likes to push the envelope. Hence, bike riding with the 7 time winner of the Tour De France. THAT kind of company's rarified atmosphere is making my ears pop, tho. PG, I'm growing kinda fond of the spandex, too. *wink*

Anonymous said...

PD. I remember the bald guy from other pictures. I think Jake has gone biking with him before. Not sure though.

Simon Agent 002 said...

Yes yet another series of pics to remind me what a mere mortal I am... it makes me miss my bicycle... I work as a kid at my Grandfather's roadside stand one summer and saved my money, and brought my Motobecane bike (pre bankruptcy) when they were still made in France , with the special alloy frame soo light and the nice thick padded handlebars....I gave it away years later...fool I am!

Anonymous said...

NOTE: PD is supposed to be PS., but I hit the wrong key by accident, sorry.

nice anonymous said...

It's all in a day's work, as part of keeping the beautiful Gyllenhaal body in shape. At least Jake's exercising in convivial company, so it's less boring than it might otherwise be. And who better to give him biking tips than Lance Armstrong?

Anonymous said...

6:58 am
Jake is a fan and admirer of Lance Armstrong and assume that they have met and are friends. Lance is hosting the Espy's and is up for athelete of the year, since Jake is attending I would assume that if Lance wins, Jake will present the award. Jake and Natalie were at Matthews's July 4th Party in Malibu according to tabloids, i don't think the invite was random so they are probably friends.

Anonymous said...

This gets nothing but an ick from me. Armstrong's a Republican. What's a nice boy like Jake doing hanging out with Republicans?

JoyceDavenport said...

They're probably too busy breathing heavily, in a sporty way, to talk politics.

anon@7:41 said...

Yes, yes, and I should feel sorry for him because he only has one testicle, blah, blah, blah. If you only have one testicle and you're a Bush supporter, you DESERVE to lose the other one, as far as I'm concerned. And you definitely shouldn't get to hang with Jake. Truly, there is no justice.

The Bearded Lady said...

Yes, I think my invite may have been lost in the mail....Right now I'm trying to modify a old Ken doll because I can't find a suitable Lance doll for the shrine....What I really need is small doll sized spandex suit!...

Just in! : Lance is a Republican??....ok folks that does it for me!..First Sheryl Crow bussiness (she deserved better)and now a Republican... forget the shrine Lance.

JoyceDavenport said...

anon@7.52 OK I agree on the supporting Bush thing- but maybe Jake's the man to make him see sense- if you never talk to a republican/racist/homophobe/whatever how they gonna find out better?

The US would be in a bit of trouble if all the Democrats and Republicans stopped talking. Now on the other hand if you are talking tories thats a totally different ballgame er... sorry I just realised that wasn't the most appropriate word -ho hum!

Prophecy Girl said...

Lance is a Republican? I feel so sad. :(

wtbgirl said...
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Marie said...

Are we sure he's a Republican? I've never heard him speak about politics. I know he took that bike ride with pres last year but I'm still not so sure that he's Republican. Sheryl Crow was very anti-Bush so I can't imagine them hooking up. But maybe that's part of why they broke up.

If he is then I agree, he shouldn't get to hang out with Jake. But, like Joyce said, perhaps Jakey can talk some sense into him.

wtbgirl said...

Guys, c'mon, not all Republicans are brain-dead, zombified evil war-machines, despite the present climate and current administration. I am a lifelong independent, have voted for candidates of both parties for years (although I did NOT vote in favor of the current president, in either election).

Jake grew up in a politically active household where he was encouraged to debate and ask questions, a foundation of the US MULTI-PARTY SYSTEM - and I am SURE he is more than able to gauge whether Lance Armstrong is a man worth spending time with. Nothing wrong with debate, with sharing different points of view, so long as it is intelligent, educated debate.

anon@7:41 said...

I apologize, I smeared him too quickly. I found this UK Times article excerpted on his fansite:

"I had assumed, because he and Bush were Texans and I'd seen pictures of them laughing and joking in the Oval Office, that Armstrong was a Republican. But he says his politics are 'middle to Left'. He is 'against mixing up State and Church, not keen on guns, pro women's right to choose'. And very anti war in Iraq."

My best guess as an American decoding those words is that he may be a Repub, but he's not a political Bush supporter, though he may like him personally (ugh). He may be an old-school fiscal conservative, social libertarian Repub, which I find less objectionable than the fundie/neocon/Bush-supporting type currently holding our country hostage.

url of Lance interview:
http://tinyurl.com/8cno9

wtbgirl said...

In any event, I'd be more concerned about Jake riding around for miles in that heat with McConaughey!
The man has PROUDLY stated on the record that he NEVER wears deodorant or cologne. Imagine the man-smell coming off of Matt by the end of that ride! One word comes to mind: FETID. OK- several words: malodorous, pungent, RANK.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7:41, thanks for clearing up what Lance professes to believe in. I would have been deeply disappointed in him otherwise. And as far as I'm concerned, after what we've been through in the past six years here in the USA, I'm not keen on anyone who'd even admit to being one of THOSE. Of course, my own politics are much closer to Naomi's. In another lifetime, Running On Empty could have been my story. And I raised my kids on Sesame Street and the Electric Company and they would never date someone who had those "tendencies." As that old blues singer Joe Williams used to say:"I'd rather drink muddy water and sleep in a hollow log..." But that's just me.

britpopbaby said...

Did you know Vince Vaughn was a republican.

nasty girl said...

it's the hottest stuff I have ever seen

wtbgirl said...

The biggest shock I EVER got was learning that Dennis Hopper, an icon of the 1960s anti-war movement and the writer-director of no less than frigging Easy Rider (!!!!!) is now a Republican. Talk about a change in direction.

~DKBB~ said...

Oh, lookie all those lovely men in spandex...eye candy for sure! And so athletic ta boot! It's almost too much just thinking about all that exercise, those sweaty men....

I think I need a nice Long Island Iced Tea and a bit of a nap....

Nothing Really Matters said...

This is making me tired just looking at these pics!

Quick someone pass me a vodka!

The Bearded Lady said...

Ok I'm removing a few of the voodoo pins from this Ken doll....but it does still need the spandex suit to be effective..

Anonymous said...

The Bearded Lady, dear, since you collect dolls, I'm wondering, if, er, how shall I put this delicately...do you have a life-sized one of Jake? Fear not, I don't wish to pry, only to find out if there's one of Heath as well.

Anonymous said...

Vince Vaughan? meh. Dennis Hopper?
noooooooo!!!! Surely this is a cruel hoax! On to more serious matters. Is it me, or does Matthew McConnaughey look like a muscular chubby? And by riding on the outside when they traverse the freeways, Lance seems to be looking after Jakey (as well he should!) but Matthew almost drove himself into the ass end of a truck.

The Bearded Lady said...

Oh gosh no!...nothing life sized...how did you ever get that idea? ....I just wanted one for the shrine I was building....a budda really doesn't cut it. See I look at it this way...We worship Jake and Jake worships Lance...therefore Lance would then be our leader... It's just a matter of following the organizational flow chart.

Anonymous said...

anonymous 10.51 said:

And by riding on the outside when they traverse the freeways, Lance seems to be looking after Jakey (as well he should!) but Matthew almost drove himself into the ass end of a truck.

It appears they're riding along PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) which in the summer is usually bumper to bumper traffic. And then it looks like they're riding up Las Flores Canyon Road. Good workout for the glutes and quads for sure.

kokodee said...

Sings to self...

I don't care what the people say,
No one Rocks Spandex like you Jake..

Anonymous said...

"Is it me, or does Matthew McConnaughey look like a muscular chubby?"

It's just you. In fact, Jake would be considered more "muscular chubby" then Matthew. Matthew is very thin and toned. Not an ounce of fat on him that I've ever seen.

Anonymous said...

No disrespect intended dear Bearded Lady. Just wishful thinking . . . A life-size doll of Jake (or Heath) could be so helpful to a lady of certain years living on her own...seated in the chair opposite her at dinner, in the car passenger seat, on a bicycle built for two, etc. Comforting in these crime filled times in which we live.

cina said...

Oh Jake, you never cease to surprise me. I love that about you!

And the spandex is growing on me. It really is. Slowly.

The Bearded Lady said...

Oh Bearded Lady is a spry 104....I can handle myself.
It comes from my days in the OSS...and I don't wear a hat pin for hat purposes only....

Anonymous said...

anon 11.14 Did you see the pics in the sun?He has more then an ounce!

Anonymous said...

anon 11:29, I missed those originally! He really has put on some weight so make that he "used" to be thin and toned. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Jake is going to give up acting and become a professional cyclist!

Or maybe it's training for a new film project?Jake baby,which is it?

Anonymous said...

10:51 AM here. So. Then we can agree Matthew looks like a muscular chubby? This is important to me. (Jake is SO not a muscular chubby. Not an ounce of body fat on him...unless I can't see it, bcz of the spandex...) On a more important note: Natalie Portman was reported as among those celebrating the 4th at Matt's house party. As was Jakey. Can anyone confirm this? Any reports of Nat and Jakey hangin' out together warms my heart...I know.

LisaSmile said...

Funny how people are now getting used to the spandex. I'm sure you gals read around the many gossip blogs these past two days, and the amount of spandex bashing has been phenomenal.

I dig it completely, always have. It's sexy as long as you're going to be on a bike.

If you take biking seriously - and from everything I've seen him do (from acting to any kind of sport to kissing random fellow actors for random reasons) he goes for it 150%. So if you're going to ride a bike for many miles at high speed, you need the appropriate gear. That is exactly why I think it looks sexy on him - he knows what he's doing - even when he's cycling. The fact that Lance Armstrong is there with them, only goes to show how serious Jake is taking his sports.

/soapbox


These pix have really done me in.

I need some alone time. Cheery-bye.

gin said...

The fact that Jake is biking with Lance Armstrong is such a testament to his determination and athleticism...and also his ability to completely pull off Spandex, which I usually say should only be worn in the home...that it just makes me want him more. As if that were even possible.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I don't get the Spandex Bashing either.

I guess it just goes to show how many people are clueless when it comes to proper athletic gear when participating in any sort of sport. These people need to get out more often. I don't remember people being upset when Jake played softball last year and wore an appropriate glove on his hand.

Anonymous said...

gin! Jakey was pulling OFF spandex??!!! When??? Where??? I'd give away my first born child to just watch!

The Bearded Lady said...

I think they need to add modesty ruffles around the naughty bits....much like a tutu.

gin said...

Oh I WISH, anon 12:15!! I just meant he can "pull it off"...like, he's one of the lucky minority who can wear Spandex in public without it being offensive. Yeah...if he was literally pulling it off, I'd pay mucho dinero to see that, as well. :)

feber said...

Yeah! The spandex definitely does it for me! The Man can wear just about anything and get away with it.
And did y'all know that Jake "sporty spice" Gyllenhall can now call himself "Celebrity Athlete of the Year":

http://www.tmz.com/2006/07/04/
jake-gyllenhaal-the-original-sporty-spice/

HephaistionLo said...

Don't know how Jake and Lance met, but Lance and Matthew McC. are best buds:

http://www.statesman.com/sports/content/sports/stories/other/06/25lance.html

beignet said...

Wow, considering Jake seems to be really into cycling now it must have been a big deal for him to bike with the god of cycling!! I wonder if he'll start shaving his legs now like serious cyclists do? Uh oh!
Oh, maybe he'll get into triathlons and we'll see him in a speedo soon!

It would be pretty nifty though to be driving along the highway and see Jake and Lance out and about. Jake has a nice bike too!

Anonymous said...

Are they really calling him "sporty spice?" Kewl! Beats the hell out of Toothy Tile... GAWD but I cannot stand Teddy C. Totally vermin. A slug. Makes me retch!. Let us strike his name from every obelisk, from every pylon, ...

Anonymous said...

Are they really calling him "sporty spice?" Kewl! Beats the hell out of Toothy Tile... GAWD but I cannot stand Teddy C. Totally vermin. A slug. Makes me retch!. Let us strike his name from every obelisk, from every pylon, ...

dani said...

Yes, upon further intense inspection, I am totally digging the spandex now. Just wish we could get a good view of him standing up to check out those sexy thighs and......whatever!

Bruinsmama said...

You are forgetting one basic principle: Jake is GOD!
All others revolve around HIM.
That is how he knows all these clowns.
see, simple
Bruinsmama

SquallCloud said...

Is the one dude Austin? I can't tell kinda looks like him but all that fucking shit all over their faces is making identification tough. Me and Jake would never work. I'm too fucking lazy.

The description of your brief but disasterous affair with a ford escort was heart chilling brit. Glad you weren't knocked senseless because we wouldn't be able to bask in your wit.

SquallCloud said...

Forget it. None of them are Austin. They're all too short and the faces are all wrong. The dude in the white is the one I was referring to but the closer the pic gets to his face the more different he looks so...

dani said...

I posted my original comment about wishing to get a better look at Jake before I saw all the other pictures at IHJ. They are great! I'm satisfied now. However, there is one photo that is really testing my declaration that Jake still looks good to me in anything. I'm really not feeling the helmut, the low riding cargo pants, the socks worn with thongs.....This is a tough one, Jake.

Anonymous said...

I just read this on the internet:

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY and JAKE GYLLENHAAL have hired a tough taskmaster to perfect their cycling skills in the Hollywood Hills - Tour De France champion LANCE ARMSTRONG.

Looks like Jake is really getting serious about the bike riding!

gin said...

I was just perusing the rest of the cycling pics at IHJ...and the ones of Jake standing up riding are...incredible...I can't even look. I had to stop. I mean, those lick-a-licious legs in those bicycle shorts, all that muscle...god. I'm sorry to gush but I thought if there was anyone who could understand me being blinded by the beauty that is Jake...it would be fellow Jake Watchers. :)

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:18 PM, do you have a link to this:

I just read this on the internet:

MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY and JAKE GYLLENHAAL have hired a tough taskmaster to perfect their cycling skills in the Hollywood Hills - Tour De France champion LANCE ARMSTRONG.

Looks like Jake is really getting serious about the bike riding!

cina said...

gin - those legs are to die for!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering. Do you think maybe they were shooting a promotional vidoe or something related to the ESPY Awards show? It could be that we will see actual footage of them riding with Lance on the show.
Really don't like the idea of Jakey riding around in all that LA traffic, tho. I think he needs to stick to the sidewalk. Does Naomi know about this?

JoyceDavenport said...

Iwas just thinking if those are pap pics then the pack following Jake is gonna have to start going to the gym to keep up. Maybe it's all part of a cunning Jake plan to shake them off- work out so hard that they give up and go and photograph someone less active

nice anonymous said...

I was wondering if Jake is a late-blooming jock. In the accounts of his earlier life that I've read, he doesn't sound like a high school athlete. He sounds more like the hip, artsy type. So maybe he's developed this side of himself a little bit later in life? I've got a friend who loathed gym class, but is now quite athletic -- he's also a dedicated cook & very knowledgeable about restaurants. He tells me, "I run & work out so that I can eat." So maybe Jake is a little like that. But with Jake, it's even more of a necessity because his livelihood very much depends on his physical appearance & condition.

JoyceDavenport said...

I read something where George Clooney said he put on 35 pounds in a month for his role in Syrania.

nice anonymous said...

Still, that pot belly turned out to be a wonderful career move for Clooney -- since, partly as a result of that 35-pound weight gain, he won an Academy Award & got the opportunity to make his headlining "I'm proud to be out of touch" speech.

No, seriously, though, Clooney had a Big Year, and his classmates at Hollywood High, unable to resist his charisma & glibness, all voted him their class president.

He's wonderfully handsome, delightfully witty, and principled ... but at times just a tad too smug for me.

britpopbaby said...

They've hired Lance to train them?

The Bearded Lady said...

On the 4th of July?...maybe it's the papers saying he was hired...who knows?