Neon-yellow jerseys and gear used to one of the hallmarks of commuters, tourers and Freds. It took me a while to warm to the color as it is rather jarring, but I have become convinced that it really works and I've now got neon jerseys, jackets, vests and socks for commuting. What convinced me was being able to spot neon-clad joggers a half-mile or more in the distance, compared to the ninjas that you almost run over.
All of the sudden, however, neon yellow-green seems to have become very fashionable. Several college basketball and football teams sported neon gear last season, and at least one of the pro cycling teams (Liqui Gas) has worn neon kit for a while. I was at a department store last night and even saw some rather expensive neon yellow polo and golf shirts. Who knows, maybe even the racer wannabes and weekend warriors will start wearing it.
Anyone else noticing this trend?