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Certifried
05-25-2012, 04:14 PM
Just wondering how many others, like me, love to look fast and colorful while riding. I just love the different cycling jerseys and how colorful some of them are. Ooooooh, shiny! is my usual reaction.

I guess I always felt that if I couldn't actually BE fast, I wanted to LOOK fast.

So, who else loves "dressing up" for their rides?

This thread was sparked by my latest arrival:
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KelOnWheels
05-25-2012, 04:47 PM
That's awesome!

I was just thinking I needed to post something about the dream I had last night in which I was painting the floor of a velodrome being built for a team of zombie cyclists... I gotta stop reading Grant Petersen before bed.

Back to your actual topic - I've got my eye on some Twin Six jerseys... and there are about 4 more Nutcase helmets I want.. :D

Certifried
05-25-2012, 05:02 PM
I got a zombie jersey for my son, too. It's this one:

http://www.hillkillerapparel.com/-ride-of-the-dead--zombie-cycling-jersey.html

(I hope it's OK to post a link to the site... let me know if not)

rcannon100
05-25-2012, 05:21 PM
Dont mind the old folks as we snicker as you go by.

Seriously, here is my dress code: the brightest damn colors I can find. I have only one goal: visibility. My bike jerseys are high vis yellow.

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So a guy walks up to the bike rack in my garage. And he his a great bike jersey on. And great spandex shorts. And he had the hottest damn bike. I mean everything was perfect. And I was entirely intimidated. Who is this guy???? Then he hopped on his bike and I saw his calf muscles... Poser! This werent now lance armstrong. This were a spandex king. Spending lots of money dont make you a cyclists, any more than buying expensive golf clubs makes you tiger woods.

You know how you can tell a veteran bike commuter? Nothing on their bike matches. :)

PotomacCyclist
05-25-2012, 05:34 PM
I always wear white shirts or other light colors, but it's usually a tech running shirt. I find them to be more comfortable for daily wear than a tight-fitting bike jersey. I don't care too much about minimizing aerodynamic drag except in races. For the rest of the year, I go with comfort and visibility.

I do have to say that the rear pockets on bike jerseys come in handy on long rides.

Note: I thought this thread was going to be about cycling in nudist colonies.

eminva
05-25-2012, 06:11 PM
Note: I thought this thread was going to be about cycling in nudist colonies.

I thought it was going to be about the unfortunate development of some people cycling (or running) without shirts when discretion would suggest that they should have kept the shirts on.

Liz

(Note how I kept that gender neutral, even though it doesn't really make sense that way.)

DaveK
05-25-2012, 08:45 PM
My only really prized jerseys have something associated with them, among others my replica Dave Zabriskie national champion's jersey that I actually got him to sign. It's why I never wear it anymore. Going to try to get more Garmin signatures on it this year at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge aka Tour of Colorado.

Certifried
05-25-2012, 09:56 PM
I always wear white shirts or other light colors, but it's usually a tech running shirt. I find them to be more comfortable for daily wear than a tight-fitting bike jersey. I don't care too much about minimizing aerodynamic drag except in races. For the rest of the year, I go with comfort and visibility.

I do have to say that the rear pockets on bike jerseys come in handy on long rides.

Note: I thought this thread was going to be about cycling in nudist colonies.

I'm not sure I could get by without the pockets! I stuff way too much in them ;)

PotomacCyclist
05-25-2012, 11:09 PM
I have velcro bento boxes on both of my bikes. I keep my ID, key and carb chews there.

Certifried
05-26-2012, 08:44 AM
Those are cool, I definitely need to get one. Especially for my (2) phones I use. One is my regular, a Samsung Galaxy Nexus thru Verizon that constantly loses all network (voice, text, internet) connection to VZW. So I carry an old Droid with me for tracking as a backup in case the Nexus drops out 1/2 thru my ride (it usually does). I was reading another thread about Garmins, and really need to get one.

I also need to get another bike. I never commuted on the bike any long distance before, it was always <5 miles. Now it's 21, and I'm easily seeing myself on some sort of commuter bike. I want to build this one, though. Even then, I do like the way the jerseys keep the sweat off me, have the extra pocket, and they're mostly visible (admittedly the zombie one is not). I couldn't imagine going any longish distance without shorts though.

SpokeGrenadeSR
05-26-2012, 02:49 PM
So a guy walks up to the bike rack in my garage. And he his a great bike jersey on. And great spandex shorts. And he had the hottest damn bike. I mean everything was perfect. And I was entirely intimidated. Who is this guy???? Then he hopped on his bike and I saw his calf muscles... Poser! This werent now lance armstrong. This were a spandex king. Spending lots of money dont make you a cyclists, any more than buying expensive golf clubs makes you tiger woods.my calf muscles arent really defined at all, and i am certainly not a poseur...even though i have a jersey that says "poseur" across the chest and back...

Dirt
05-26-2012, 06:24 PM
I can stop buying cycling clothes ANY TIME I WANT! ;)

vvill
05-27-2012, 09:12 PM
I would like some cool jerseys but I don't have any (yet). Most of mine are either really plain, or they're Hincapie brand Tour de California ones I got on clearance (super comfy, but I always feel poseurish in them). I tend to invest more in shorts/bibs. I commute in bike gear normally although if I'm carrying a backpack I will often go with a MTB top or any shirt as long as it's a "technical"/synthetic material that doesn't accumulate moisture since I won't need the back pockets.


I also thought this thread was going to be able cycling without many clothes on given the hot weather we've recently had.

DSalovesh
05-28-2012, 10:37 AM
Makes sense to me in a gender neutral way too. Even an attractive person of the appropriate gender ought to dress for the activities at hand. Tops may be optional in some sense, but then where would folks keep their snacks?

acc
05-28-2012, 12:32 PM
Makes sense to me in a gender neutral way too. Even an attractive person of the appropriate gender ought to dress for the activities at hand. Tops may be optional in some sense, but then where would folks keep their snacks?

In the vending machine, duh.

If you want to overcome any remaining inhibitions you may have regarding clothing, or lack there of, try an open water swim clinic. You'll be cured.

But before you give up your tops don't forget abut the advantage of a wet jersey on a hot summer day.

Jason
06-26-2012, 01:24 PM
The only bike specific clothing I wear is a Pearl Izumi high vis jacket and chrome shoes for grip on my flat pedals. All my shirts are hi-viz yellow new balance (the most insane yellow you will see) or some saucony tank tops for when it goes back up to the 90s.