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Old 07-15-08, 06:37 AM   #1
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maybe it's the jersey...

I got my 50+ jersey over the weekend-- and rode in it this morning on my commute to work. I rode about 10% faster than normal... maybe it's the jersey

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Old 07-15-08, 06:42 AM   #2
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I got my 50+ jersey over the weekend-- and rode in it this morning on my commute to work. I rode about 10% faster than normal... maybe it's the jersey

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Maybe I should have bought more than one if it has this effect

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Old 07-15-08, 06:44 AM   #3
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I got my 50+ jersey over the weekend-- and rode in it this morning on my commute to work. I rode about 10% faster than normal... maybe it's the jersey
I sure hope so. I've got mine on for the first time right now and I'm leaving in about 20 minutes to meet some other folks for a 30 to 50 mile ride.

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Old 07-15-08, 07:53 AM   #4
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Laboratory test indicate that wearing a 50+ jersey will takes ten years off your age!
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I got my 50+ jersey over the weekend-- and rode in it this morning on my commute to work. I rode about 10% faster than normal... maybe it's the jersey

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Sounds about right to me.
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Others saw the jersey and were shaking in fear. Naturally they cleared the way for you and made your route free. Like the parting of the Red Sea. They've heard about them 50+ers.. GRRRRrrrr!
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I don't have a 50+ jersey yet, but I do have a "fast" jersey. It's an old Descente that I bought used. Fits like a coat of paint (close, but not tight), and whenever I wear it, my average speed goes up by about 2 mph. No kidding.

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OK, I'm back.

Jersey worked great! I rode at or near the front of whatever group I was with all morning. That doesn't happen very often with me - maybe I just found the right group of people to ride with. Got lots of compliments on the plus 50 jersey. Several people wanted to know where I got it and some asked if there was a plus 60 version. All in all it was a really, really nice ride.
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Old 07-15-08, 05:21 PM   #9
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Ok Dangit if there is a third order ever going in I want one. I missed out the first two times (monetary issues) it was the jersey of finish up my wifes bike (guess which) but next time I'm getting one. How is the fit? A loose fit or are they tight.? I like a looser fit myself I just don't deal with tight shirts very well
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How is the fit? A loose fit or are they tight.? I like a looser fit myself I just don't deal with tight shirts very well
I got the club cut. I would describe the fit as similar to other event jersey's that I've acquired. In other words, it fits my chest nicely but it hugs my belly a little more tightly than I'd like. I'm thinking that's not the fault of the jersey.
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I got the club cut. I would describe the fit as similar to other event jersey's that I've acquired. In other words, it fits my chest nicely but it hugs my belly a little more tightly than I'd like. I'm thinking that's not the fault of the jersey.
Not enough Pie!! It should fit the belly tight- not just hug it. Or thats how my Club fit- Fits.
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I got my 50+ jersey over the weekend-- and rode in it this morning on my commute to work. I rode about 10% faster than normal... maybe it's the jersey

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If you wear two, will you go 20% faster?

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OK, I'm back.

Jersey worked great! I rode at or near the front of whatever group I was with all morning. That doesn't happen very often with me - maybe I just found the right group of people to ride with. Got lots of compliments on the plus 50 jersey. Several people wanted to know where I got it and some asked if there was a plus 60 version. All in all it was a really, really nice ride.
Not 60+, 65+.

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Yet, somehow you found your way onto the internet, and are no longer writing letters long hand and making hundreds of hand-written copies.

Do you have any 3 cent stamps? They don't work any more.
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Not 60+, 65+.
If you make a plus 65 jersey, I'm in.
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Old 07-16-08, 06:13 PM   #14
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I'm definitely faster in mine. My jersey is so tight it is more aero than my skin suit!!!!
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Old 07-16-08, 06:40 PM   #15
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HI,
Jeeze now I have to find a 50+ jersey, I want all those people who sit in cars in traffic to knowand old geezer is who's passing them on the side of the road making better time and buring less gas.
How many MPG do you get out of your bike?HEHE
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