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View Poll Results: Do you wear jerseys that are:
fun and funky 24 27.59%
classic and conservative 63 72.41%
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Old 11-15-07, 01:52 PM   #1
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Do you buy Jerseys that are

fun and funky, or classic and conservative.

I ask because I see so many jerseys’ on eBay that are really fun looking and I know I'd wear some of them, so I was wondering how many of the near 50 or over 50 folks would wear them.





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Old 11-15-07, 01:55 PM   #2
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I own and wear both of these, if that counts. I wear 'em quite a bit, actually.

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Old 11-15-07, 01:57 PM   #3
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Only ones I buy are the ones that fit. Don't care what they look like. If too bad to look at- they are a winter jersey and if Cool- Then they may get seen in the summer.
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Old 11-15-07, 02:32 PM   #4
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I have quite the variety but nothing so artsy-over-the-top as the examples you've provided.

I buy event jerseys if I like the design, or "I've earned it!" jerseys like the CA Triple Crown and Thousand Mile Club for double centuries, and the Planet Ultra "Grand Slam" jersey for four Planet Ultra doubles in one year.

I avoid team and sponsor jerseys, but I do own a couple of OCRR "non-club" jerseys and a bikeforums.net "Fifty Plus" jersey!

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Old 11-15-07, 02:55 PM   #5
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I like fun and funky. But, most jerseys I have are either, geared to group rides I have taken, or clubs I have beloned to . Next comes jersey's reflecting states or nations, I have biked through. Finally, I have two jersey's of pro teams I favor.
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Most of my jerseys are fairly conservative but one I would love to get is The "Hasbeans" jersey. Look like a can of baked beans in orange and red.- And the name suits.
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Old 11-15-07, 03:34 PM   #7
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Now if you really want to see how bad it can get, go here.
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Old 11-15-07, 03:40 PM   #8
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Classic and conservative. Funny, because I'm certainly NOT conservative.
I like the fun and funky jerseys, on other people.

The 50+ jersey is the wildest one I have.
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Old 11-15-07, 04:06 PM   #9
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I dress pretty conservatively most of the time, so its fun to step out of character a bit when I'm on the bike. I particularly like those I got from Retro Image Apparel.
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You folks buy jerseys? With the exception of the 50+ Jersey I bought here, most of mine are gifts. I no longer get neckties for holiday gifts, but get lots of jerseys. What other people buy me varies quite a bit, from team oriented kits, colors that match my bikes, to designs that simply struck a chord with the person who has given it to me. My favorite jersey is, of course, my 50+ jersey.
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Old 11-15-07, 04:28 PM   #11
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I'm sorry to say I have a closet filled with jerseys - and they are anything from pretty, to funky to event oriented. Nowadays I buy only event jerseys. My favorites are the pretty ones from the Creston, CA - Wildflower or the funky ones from the Bakersfield Spooktacular.

Now MTB jerseys are a whole other thing - they do tend to be sedate, no graphics. Wouldn't want to scare the animals away now would I !
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I picked up a Discovery Team Jersey a couple of weeks ago for the giveaway price of $30. I finally got the nerve to wear it and I was surprised that no one yelled "POSER!" when I wore it on a long ride last weekend. (:
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I buy both, so didn't vote.
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Classic & conservative & cheap. The most I've paid for one is around $12. I might wear something that has an interesting or funny design, but can't imagine I'd ever wear a team or advertising jersey.
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Old 11-15-07, 05:08 PM   #15
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Voted for fun and funky because that's what I wear riding but I also collect and even frame TDF jerseys from defunct teams like ONCE, IBENSTO etc.

If you met me riding you would probably recognize me immediately...
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Fun, Funky--AND HIGHLY VISIBLE. If a car is gonna hit me, I want the driver to be aiming for me.
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Classic and retro........... the BaySide Wheelmen (whoever they were)...that sort of thing. Cruising eBay sometimes you can find them. Not much on bizarre or, for that matter, self-deprecating. Also, having a rabid vulture on my chest as with some of the Primal Wear stuff is over the top for me. Advertizing for somebody unless I love their product has no appeal. Also, team fit resticts my "belly breathing" LOL. Sometimes, its hard to find that just right jersey. So, I often wear sleeveless, ripped up t-shirts of my son's with rock band logos. Ventilate well in this hot Valley.
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Both. I have a couple of solid color, a couple from charity events. One looks like a Hawaiian shirt. One advertises beer. One celebrates the kings of the blues and one is for my racing team. Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.

I don't have any pro team jerseys. I'd feel pretty silly wearing one of those. They look good on racers and kids.
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Mine would be cheap and functional. If they're also fun & funky so much the better.
My 50+ jersey is the fanciest and most expensive.
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I picked up a Discovery Team Jersey a couple of weeks ago for the giveaway price of $30. I finally got the nerve to wear it and I was surprised that no one yelled "POSER!" when I wore it on a long ride last weekend. (:
Sorry to disappoint.

POSEUR!

There. Feel better?


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Currently, all my jerseys are affiliations--my club, BikeJournal.com, 50+ forum, and on order, the Great Lakes forum.

I'm not a fan of cartoons or pop culture, so I those sorts of jerseys are out. The cheetah one above would just invite scorn and laughter as I got dropped. And as someone else said above, I won't advertise product, unless I'm getting paid.

I actually like a lot of the plain ones in the catalogs although I haven't purchased any.

I'm drawn to all of these, however, and would gladly accept any one as a gift.

Should it not appear in the mail or under the tree, I plan to buy this one

to wear to a ride next summer hosted by Club Hypoxia, (Motto: Oxygen or Altitude--Pick One).

Hypoxia, meet Anaerobia.

I think the red blood cells are kinda cute.

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Riding on rail trails means there is no need to wear flashy colors. I usually wear solid green, gray, or blue jersey. When one is riding on a rail trail in a brightly colored team jersey, you will likely be the only person on the trail doing so.
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I picked up a Discovery Team Jersey a couple of weeks ago for the giveaway price of $30. I finally got the nerve to wear it and I was surprised that no one yelled "POSER!" when I wore it on a long ride last weekend. (:
You need to wear full Disco kit to be called poser.
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Conservative! At my age, I don't particularly want to look like a Nascar Driver or a clown. Well, maybe I already look like a clown but I don't want to enhance the look any more than I have to.
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