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Old 10-02-07, 01:18 PM   #1
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Don't let this happen to you!

I pulled up the commercial photo taken of me this Sunday. If the link works, it is here: http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/Orde...0290&po=290&c=

This photo is wrong on so many levels I don't know where to begin:

1) My bike is half white.
2) My water bottles don't match.
3) I'm using a helmet-mounted mirror.
4) I look just like SKT.

I don't consider #4 to be a problem, really. It lets me serve as his stunt double when he submits 'his" pictures of 'him" mountain biking.

Anyway,

5) The blue jersey clashes violently with my red everything else.

I think I own Kentuckiana an apology.

Timing, as they say, is everything. One day later my "over 50" jersey arrived. It would have matched everything else perfectly. Would that have been cool or what?

So, the take-home message is this: order your jersey now. If you don't, you will surely regret it.
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Old 10-02-07, 01:19 PM   #2
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The link didn't work. I'm on page 12, the guy who looks like SKT with a hideous blue jersey.
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Old 10-02-07, 01:33 PM   #3
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Have to agree with you, TWL. You are just not very OCP in that picture -- blue and red, not such a good look. Perhaps a wiz with PhotoShop can work their magic have you appear as if your were wearing your 50+ jersey. Just a thought...
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Old 10-02-07, 01:34 PM   #4
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And where is the horse or horses in the background, staring at the man on the horseless horse????
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Old 10-02-07, 01:39 PM   #5
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I have no problems except for the low seat and.... arrrrrrgggggg black socks.
Looks like a great location for a ride!
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Old 10-02-07, 01:46 PM   #6
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My seat isn't really that low, even though I noticed that it looked that way when I pulled the photo up. I was depressed about that, too. I have legs that are probably one or two inches shorter than should be for my trunk size, which is why I'm slow and can't jump more than three inches off the ground.
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Old 10-02-07, 02:00 PM   #7
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We never have photographers on the rides I do but The tandem is an unusual beastie on most rides. Think we have been on the advertising splurge for about 6 rides now but why do the always take the pictures at the end of a ride when you are covered in Dust- Just taken your helmet off so hair all over the place and you have just sprinted for the last 10 miles so you look Shattered- Old and worn out. I know thats how I normally feel- but they then show an old git that is past it on next years advertising splurge.

Perhaps you are like me and just not photogenic. Why they don't take pics of that bunch of 25 year old girls that passed me at about the 15 mile mark- I just do not understand. Perhaps the facial view was not as exciting as the Tight lycra I was following for as long as I could.

Great ride again- so when do you do the next ride and get a better pic in your OCP 50+ shirt?
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Using a helmet mounted mirror is wrong? Not in my book. That little mirror has save my tail more times then I can count.
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Old 10-02-07, 02:39 PM   #9
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Old 10-02-07, 02:47 PM   #10
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ĦQue horror!
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OK, well... for one thing, I don't see a pony tail. Where's your pony tail?

And I *did* start a bit when I saw you wearing the jersey I had on just last night WITH MY BLACK SHORTS, I might add... then I noticed the white back and, yes, the black socks. And the brown shoes.

For the record, I wore my white (not gray) crew socks last night... and I rolled down the tops.
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Which one of you is fatter?
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Hey that outfit looks good to me. Much better than most of the stuff I see road bikers wearing ... with all of the various team names & designer graphics all over them. Only thing I would change is what looks like red gloves - which if you picked up on a clearance sale would still be okay by me. Red helmet is fine, even if it didn't match your bike.
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He is (and, watch it, Deeg, I've seen your picture j/k... life is hard when you've reached a certain age)
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"My bike is half white", but the back half of the bike is red, which is the perfect color combination for a classy road bike. The blue jersey when combined with the colors of the bike constitutes the red, white, and blue! However, the Florsheims and black socks are aw$hit$ and take away all of the attaboys for a red and white bike.
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"My bike is half white", but the back half of the bike is red, which is the perfect color combination for a classy road bike. The blue jersey when combined with the colors of the bike constitutes the red, white, and blue! However, the Florsheims and black socks are aw$hit$ and take away all of the attaboys for a red and white bike.
I am a mountain biker by origin, these are my mountain biking shoes and socks, and anyone who doesn't like it, well, it just hurts my feelings. That and being called fat. Word.
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If it's any consolation at all, your blue Jersey does not clash with your red bike any worse than SKT's red jersey clashes with hid blue bike. Either way, don't let it be a MAJOR consolation to either of you, clash is clash, and the Devil wears Prada etc.
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My seat isn't really that low.
Yes it is. Pictures do not lie. Ask DG.
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Looks OK to me. There sure seems to be a lot of fashion consultants around here lately.

The only color rule I know of is don't wear orange during football season.
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You're 50+.
You're on a bike.

'nuff said.
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Looks OK to me. There sure seems to be a lot of fashion consultants around here lately.

The only color rule I know of is don't wear orange during football season.
Or more importantly, Red. As in Cornhusker Red. Or Okie Sooner Red. Yellow and Black, as in Tiger Stripes are always acceptable.
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The gloves and helmet are good match with the bike, water bottle is Ok. Blue jersey, black socks and Fred mirror, well lets just say don't post this in the road forum.
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Looks OK to me. There sure seems to be a lot of fashion consultants around here lately.

The only color rule I know of is don't wear orange during football season.
I beg to differ. Football season and hunting season overlap in this area.
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I don't understand what the OP is complaining about. I should look half as good!
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Using a helmet mounted mirror is wrong? Not in my book. That little mirror has save my tail more times then I can count.
Many of the people I ride with use the helmet mounted mirrors. I personally have mine mounted on my glasses simply because I kept knocking it off the helmet
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