My gf calls me a 'dag' and she uses that term affectionately ... even though she was saying I should buy some nice shirts last night.
Coupled with that, my daughter (6) has a ballet concert next saturday ... in the middle of the day. Actually, a bit of a gloat here. The ex tries her best to keep my daughter's life when away from me a dark secret. I knew my little princess went to ballet but I wasn't allowed to know where or when, and consequently haven't been able to go to any concerts. Well, the lass is with me this weekend and guess what, the ballet school had a dress rehersal this weekend which she HAD to attend So now I have the school's name, made contact with her teacher, know about next weekend's concert so I can actually go see her dance and have given my contact details to the teacher so hopefully I won't have to rely on dumb luck in future
Anyways, next week's concert is in the middle of the day. It's summer. I was planning to ride my treddly there, watch the concert for 2 hours, then carry on to my parents. I mentioned this plan to my father, and copped the 'you need to look reasonably smart' speach. Sheesh, it's not black tie and tails.
Though I must confess that I sweat like blazes and it is summer here.
I don't like lycra so always wear shorts. I'll wear a jersey on a long ride but for shorter stuff (anything under 3 hours) am happy with normal shirts.
It occured to me that some new shirts, suitable for bike riding (and little girls ballet concerts) might not be a bad move.
And no, I won't be 'smart' at the concert - regardless of the shirt, loose kakhi shorts over bike shoes and anklet socks isn't the best look.
Any thoughts? Sports shirts spring to mind - I'm not into logos either, people pay ME to advertise, I don't pay for the priveledge, but you can get plain shirts.
The other problem is the sweat. Any thoughts on riding somewhere and being in a socially acceptable state to sit in a crowded hall? I'm thinking to arrive early enough to have a very slow last km or two (to cool down) and then a sit down under a tree to dry off - no carrier on the Jamis so carrying extra stuff isn't an option.
Regardless of the concert, if I want to use the bike more as everyday transport, I do need to come to terms with looking half human at the end of the ride, and I'm not feral enough to believe that sweat soaked bike gear is a 'good look'.