Best of Austin: Thong Rider

"Best of Austin" 2013 is coming. Let's look back at some previous bests.

Best of Austin: Thong Rider
by Sandy Carson

The not-always-elusive Thong Rider may have won his "Best of Austin" in 2012, but he's been strutting (or, rather, spinning) his stuff across Austin for years.

Best Thong: Thong Rider

Like a shooting star, Thong Rider appears in Clarksville, on East Sixth, or the Lamar Pedestrian Bridge, or in your dreams with a flash of a smile and flashy underwear to match. If you spot him, he'll brighten up your day. And before you know it, he's riding off, without a care in the world, to spread his cheeky cheer to all the girls and boys. Next time you see him, make a wish.

All around town. In a thong.

Dig through our archives and choose your own "Best of Austin" adventure here. The brand spankin' new 2013 "Best of Austin" issue hits stands Thursday, September 12.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More by Nina Hernandez
Indoor Skydiving Lets You Train Your Dragon in Virtual Reality
Indoor Skydiving Lets You Train Your Dragon in Virtual Reality
Taking to the skies with iFly's latest immersive VR

March 27, 2019

New Study Changes City Council's View of Flood Risk
New Study Changes City Council's View of Flood Risk
Puzzling over a variance on Avenue D, and spending the first of the 2018 bond funds

March 15, 2019


Best of Austin, Thong Rider, Thong Song, Sisqo, Politics & Personalities, Critics Picks, Readers Poll

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Eric Goodman's Austin FC column, other soccer news

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle