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Old 05-24-10, 07:25 PM   #1
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Treated myself to a new jersy

Well seeing as my first metric century is aproaching in just over a month and ive been training quite hard for it and will continue to over the next month I needed some help in the motivation department (carrying on with 3 or 4 training rides a week ) even though ive been doing quite well recently , the weight is still coming down at a consistant 1lb a week which im happy with so i decided that im going to treat myself to a new jersy

Currently ive been rocking along in the free jersey that i recieved at the start of my membership here which i am forever grateful to Toddorado for . Im really getting some use out of that jersy and ive been finding that with training 3 or 4 times a week at the moment im having to use my cheaper jersy that i bought from decathlon(for any uk or eu members) a more baggy fit and really not as quality , but when i started out it was the only shop where i could find cycling cloths that fit .

Now im bordering on being able to fit in some more mainstream stuff , I wanted a 3/4 if not full length zip , the one that Toddorado sent me has a 3/4 length zip and it really makes getting the jersy off after the long rides so much easier as it also provedes slightly more ventilation for the uphills
so i treated myself to the foska crash test dummy in size xxl their sizing says
XXL 44-46 112-117 and my other jersy that i wear and like the fit of is 112-119 cm so hoping they are of a simillar cut it should fit well , if not the shop i bought it from has a decent returns policy or if it is only a little off i might keep it as motivation to loose weight
Ive wanted the long sleeve version since i saw it in the winter catalogue from the bike shop but now its summer why not rock them short sleeves get some cyclists sun tan
http://www.foska.com/road-jerseys/mens/test-dummy.html

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Old 05-24-10, 10:35 PM   #2
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It's a sharp looking jersey but it seems a little like a bad omen, no?

At any rate, I am reminded of an important question of my youth:

Q: If Mrs. Ippi were to lend Miss Ouri her new jersey, what would Dela wear?

A: I dunno. I'll ask 'er!
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Old 05-25-10, 09:23 AM   #3
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Lol it is sightly a bad omen yes but i am known for being more accident prone out of my and my riding partner for this century so its kinda fitting

Also it is quite a bright yellow and an eye catching design so heres hoping drivers see me from a further distance

Needed something to cheer me up anyway busted a wheel and a pair of cycling sunglasses yesterday in the same ride , Not realted at all though , the arm broke off the sunglasses after 3 or 4 miles and the wheel broke 23 miles in , broke a spoke hitting a pothole quite hard and fast thought that was the only problem at first and would be an easy spoke fix at the shop but on removing the tyre to take it into the shop seems theres some rim damage waiting on the bike shops opinion but from what i can see its highly likely imma need a new wheel
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Sorry to hear about the wheel. I having wheel problems myself... I may have to go for a custom build. It seems I may be too much of a man, so to speak.
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