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JeffB
05-17-2012, 11:46 AM
I think it would be neat if many riders in the morning rode in wearing last year's shirt, collected their new shirt at the pit stop and wore that home in the evening. Sort of like a changing of the guard :cool:

baiskeli
05-17-2012, 02:21 PM
I thought you were going to tell us to wear tweed.

jabberwocky
05-17-2012, 02:27 PM
I tend to not wear cotton shirts while cycling. I sweat a lot, and they get heavy and soggy very quickly.

Dirt
05-17-2012, 02:29 PM
There goes my plan to wear my official Bike Arlington tube top and hotpants combo. ;)

Greenbelt
05-17-2012, 02:39 PM
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consularrider
05-17-2012, 02:54 PM
If I even knew where my prior year B2WD shirts are ... maybe I should have taken one of the many leftovers at the CC pitstop this week

I'll go with my Bike Arlington jersey, but no hot pants.

dbb
05-17-2012, 03:02 PM
I'll go with my Bike Arlington jersey, but no hot pants.

I am sure the other trail users will appreciate your decision! :)

rcannon100
05-17-2012, 03:51 PM
Last year's shirt was a dark purple. Can I recommend setting a good example and wearing Hi Viz.

DaveK
05-17-2012, 04:26 PM
Compliments of a friend at work -

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acc
05-17-2012, 05:25 PM
I am fortunate to own a genuine all-in-one Bike Arlington Safety Vest. I am proud to wear it because:

It's hi viz

It's a vest

It's a shirt

It's a dress

It's a small tent

It could possibly be a parachute

Best of all I can wear it over a backpack, winter jacket, and hoop skirt

RESTONTODC
05-17-2012, 05:32 PM
and it's sail too if the wind is blowing in your direction.

KelOnWheels
05-17-2012, 07:21 PM
Well it's a good thing I bought an "extra" helmet, I just checked my old one and it's from 2002.

Dirt
05-17-2012, 07:42 PM
Last year's shirt was a dark purple. Can I recommend setting a good example and wearing Hi Viz.
My tube top is LIME GREEN!!! My wardrobe selection for the day is Soooooo saved. :D

Honestly... I'm going with the Bikes Belong kit and the HiVis vest and reflective bands to accessorize. :D

americancyclo
05-17-2012, 11:32 PM
I'm going to try to wear one piece of clothing from.every shop or organization I've been affiliated with. Ugly, garish? Yes, please!
Waba
Cyclelife
Bikearlington
Winners edge (bermuda)

KelOnWheels
05-18-2012, 06:16 AM
Do I get disqualified for wearing a marathon shirt with bike shorts? ;)

chris_s
05-18-2012, 08:10 AM
Do I get disqualified for wearing a marathon shirt with bike shorts? ;)

Neah - I rocked my standard $12 Target tech tee. :)

vvill
05-18-2012, 08:53 AM
I just wore a long sleeved soccer jersey since it was a bit chilly when I set out (6:10am or so).

Lt. Dan
05-18-2012, 08:56 AM
lol... Dress code? full mountain bike gear(including shoes w/pedals swapped over) on the road bike!!! I looked confused.....

MRH5028
05-18-2012, 09:04 AM
Khakis and a dress shirt for me. I was one of the few who decided not to wear the full biking outfit (that I saw at least). Luckily I arrived at work sweat free.

pfunkallstar
05-18-2012, 09:21 AM
Went with an obnoxiously bright orange windbreaker and completely out of season gortex booties (need new cleats).

dasgeh
05-18-2012, 09:48 AM
I went to grab my purple 2011 Bike to Work shirt, and grabbed my purple Piggly Wiggly shirt instead :-)

Too bad I had to throw on a jacket over it (I'm a wimp with weather)

eminva
05-18-2012, 10:05 AM
lol... Dress code? full mountain bike gear(including shoes w/pedals swapped over) on the road bike!!! I looked confused.....

When you've been doing this a while you will see that regular commuters deviate from orthodoxy for practical reasons. Sounds like you made some wise choices the first time and might avoid the rookie mistakes that some of us went through.

Liz

consularrider
05-18-2012, 10:23 AM
I am fortunate to own a genuine all-in-one Bike Arlington Safety Vest. I am proud to wear it because:

It's hi viz

It's a vest

It's a shirt

It's a dress

It's a small tent

It could possibly be a parachute

Best of all I can wear it over a backpack, winter jacket, and hoop skirt
But you didn't keep it on at the pitstop! :(

I have altered mine to be a little more aerodynamic and wore it this morning over my Bike Arlington jersey from East Falls Church to Old Town. Once I met up with dbb in Old Town, the vest went into my rack trunk. It was good to see Zanna taking pictures in Rosslyn sporting her white Bike Arlington polo.

DaveK
05-18-2012, 11:15 AM
I hated to spandex up this morning but I ended up doing a lot more riding than I expected to. Perfect morning for just cruising in. Couldn't have asked for better.

dasgeh
05-18-2012, 12:28 PM
I should add that my 19-month-old daughter wore her super-stylish pink mohawk helmet to the Rosslyn pit stop. I confess, for me the best part of bike to work day is having my wonderful husband and daughter bike (most of the way) to work with me!

acc
05-18-2012, 04:29 PM
But you didn't keep it on at the pitstop! :(

I have altered mine to be a little more aerodynamic and wore it this morning over my Bike Arlington jersey from East Falls Church to Old Town. Once I met up with dbb in Old Town, the vest went into my rack trunk. It was good to see Zanna taking pictures in Rosslyn sporting her white Bike Arlington polo.

Yes, well.
I got a little overheated.
When I arrived at 5:50 this morning in the FreshBikes parking lot, Mr. Kelley was already busy. I asked what I could do to be helpful.
He said, "Unload the truck."
Inside the van were about twenty boxes filled with swag. There were water bottles, vuvuzelas, t-shirts, sunscreen, socks, hats, maps, and bike pins just to mention some of the stuff.

There was a terrific turnout, we handed out hundreds of BTWD t-shirts, water bottles, and assorted bling.

Two messenger bags were won. The first one went to a child. A great moment came when one of the hardcore riders: perfect kit, zero body fat, gizillion dollar helmet, cool shades walked over to the kid and his dad and taught them how to adjust the bag. It was a nice interaction between two worlds that don't normally converge.

And that was the best thing about today. I saw every kind of cyclist there is from racing team members to people in shirts and ties, and high school kids on their way to school. I even saw Dirt, and he is in his own separate category. :D I saw every size too from teeny, tiny women who ride bikes smaller than mine to great big guys who were sad we didn't have any XXL t-shirts. I saw some amazing bikes, high-end fancy stuff that probably costs more than a decent facelift. I even saw a bike with cobwebs on it. Honest. I did.

The great thing about Bike to Work Day is it brings together so many different parts of the cycling community. I enjoyed that.

ann

KLizotte
05-18-2012, 04:58 PM
And that was the best thing about today. I saw every kind of cyclist there is from racing team members to people in shirts and ties, and high school kids on their way to school.

The great thing about Bike to Work Day is it brings together so many different parts of the cycling community. I enjoyed that.

ann

I really hope the big news outlets capture that cross section of riders (young, old, hard core, casual). A nice PR event to show that not all cyclists are the "evil stereotype."

Certifried
10-06-2012, 07:39 PM
that's pretty creative spam, nearly had me for a minute

bobco85
10-06-2012, 07:55 PM
Someone better tell Dirt he has an arch nemesis!