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Old 07-10-06, 10:32 AM   #1
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Clydesdale Jersey

So who likes the idea of getting Clydesdale Jerseys printed?

If you are in do you have any thoughts?

Obvious ideas:
  • clydesdale on bike
  • fun stuff written on it (see my signature for my idea...)*
  • funky colors/pattern?
  • "Objects in mirror may appear larger than..."
  • etc?

*In my mind it is like the Arrogant Bastard jersey
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Old 07-10-06, 10:35 AM   #2
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Why not just wear a Budweiser jersey?
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I would be in. Great idea. It needs to be somewhat conservative for me. I don't want to look like a clown riding down the road.
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I LOVE it. And your sig is PERFECT!!!

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Why not just wear a Budweiser jersey?
I don't think there is a Bud jersey with a clydesdale on it. I've looked/googled.
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I've been wanting a clydesdale jersey for a while. Just make sure it's not all fruity looking. I don't want some **** looking prarie scene. Maybe something like a clydesdale pulling a pack of cyclists.
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Old 07-10-06, 11:13 AM   #7
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How about "BEEF" in plain block letters?
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I'd buy one. Nothing to "fat guy" please. I'm just a big guy not really fat.

I think my bike hates me.
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Another idea I have toyed with is "Single Lane Drafting Only"
I weigh around 240 pounds and whenever I am riding along at 20 mph I usually see two riders side by side behind me taking advantage of the extra draft I provide.
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Another idea I have toyed with is "Single Lane Drafting Only"
I weigh around 240 pounds and whenever I am riding along at 20 mph I usually see two riders side by side behind me taking advantage of the extra draft I provide.
I guess you are pulling your own weight...
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How about "BEEF" in plain block letters?
Like the no name food at the market... That works well 'cause you could go with a solid white jersey. But it misses/conflicts with the "clydsedale" thing.

Whatever the group thinks... I'll compile and submit for review.
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How about something like a road sign with "caution: Fat guys in lycra crossing" or "beware of big men wearing lycra" or "never too big to be on a bike". Just my 2 cents as a 250lb rider.

Ps. Just the other day as I was at a stop sign I heard a someone yell "hey your too fat to ride that bike" to which my response was "Hey I did not know A-holes could talk" Luckily he laughed and said good one and we both went our separate way's
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If you are in do you have any thoughts?
My $.02 worth - no words, no prairie scenes, no beer wagons, no horses on bikes, just a single-color background (light color is better so the artwork stands out) with a Clydesdale (four-legged, not two-legged) in mid-stride on the front and back of the jersey. It could be head-on, from the side, 3/4 view - doesn't really matter so long as one can tell it is, in fact, a furry-hooved Clyde. Subtle, conveys the message to the cognescenti, and I'd be all over that like flies on Clydesdale droppings.

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bikejerseys.com has full team jerseys and some generic jerseys that run up to 6xl.. Remember that the Santini jerseys run about 2 sizes small.. I like using them because my big issue is jersey length because I am so tall.. I can get a jersey that fits but the pockets are in the middle of my back.. The Santini jerseys are plenty long and a great choice in sizes..

http://www.bikejerseys.com/20bicjer2.html
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I've always wondered: Does clydesdale refer to fat or just being over 200 pounds, regardless of body composition?
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Has to have the following sponsor categories:

Beer

Pizza

Donuts

We could ask Jan Ullrich for his suggestions.
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I've always wondered: Does clydesdale refer to fat or just being over 200 pounds, regardless of body composition?
just the two beans...

It is an impercise term. I used to show up at clydesdale and super clydesdale (>250#) events and there would be these 6'6" guys who did nothing but work out and ride. We should not be in the same category.
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Old 07-10-06, 04:48 PM   #19
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I'd like a plain jersey with big bold letters [B]CLYDE[B]

6'1" 250 and wishing for 225
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How about a Clydesdale pulling a full peloton of twenty behind it? Sort of a take on the Budweiser theme.
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So who likes the idea of getting Clydesdale Jerseys printed?

If you are in do you have any thoughts?

Obvious ideas:
  • clydesdale on bike
  • fun stuff written on it (see my signature for my idea...)*
  • funky colors/pattern?
  • "Objects in mirror may appear larger than..."
  • etc?

*In my mind it is like the Arrogant Bastard jersey
How about a pic of 6 big cyclists towing a Budweiser Wagon?

Incidentally, I AM a Clydesdale!
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My $.02 worth - no words, no prairie scenes, no beer wagons, no horses on bikes, just a single-color background (light color is better so the artwork stands out) with a Clydesdale (four-legged, not two-legged) in mid-stride on the front and back of the jersey. It could be head-on, from the side, 3/4 view - doesn't really matter so long as one can tell it is, in fact, a furry-hooved Clyde. Subtle, conveys the message to the cognescenti, and I'd be all over that like flies on Clydesdale droppings.
I really like either this idea or the one w/ the Clydesdale pulling the pelaton. FWIW.

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My $.02 worth - no words, no prairie scenes, no beer wagons, no horses on bikes, just a single-color background (light color is better so the artwork stands out) with a Clydesdale (four-legged, not two-legged) in mid-stride on the front and back of the jersey. It could be head-on, from the side, 3/4 view - doesn't really matter so long as one can tell it is, in fact, a furry-hooved Clyde.
Except with a more Budweiser theme. (Front) Looking at the Clydes (men) pulling the carraige at you. (Back) the back of the carraige with a some kind of quip about Clydesdale. Use a font similar to the Bud ads.

I would be in....280 down to 265 now...6'2!!!
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I've considered having some "Team Clydesdale" jerseys made and then trying to sell them but I've been afraid i'd sell four jerseys and then be stuck with a lifetimes worth of jerseys in my house.
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