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carfreephilly 03-18-11 12:33 PM

Brompton U.S. Championships - anyone going?
 
I'll be there tomorrow, though I still don't know what I'm going to wear!

2011 Brompton U.S. Championships in Philadelphia

Bacciagalupe 03-18-11 02:26 PM

Sounds like you need to wear commuter-type clothes: "riders must wear a blazer or suit jacket, collared shirt and tie. Sports gear is not permitted, unless it is hidden by business attire!"

Maybe for next year, you can make a big bowler hat that fits over your helmet. ;)

carfreephilly 03-18-11 04:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe (Post 12378987)
Sounds like you need to wear commuter-type clothes: "riders must wear a blazer or suit jacket, collared shirt and tie. Sports gear is not permitted, unless it is hidden by business attire!"

Maybe for next year, you can make a big bowler hat that fits over your helmet. ;)

Yep, even ladies have to wear a tie! I got mine at the thrift store today for 75 cents :)

jefmcg 03-19-11 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe (Post 12378987)

Maybe for next year, you can make a big bowler hat that fits over your helmet. ;)

or just spend a lot of money:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=194096

http://www.bobbinbicycles.co.uk/epag...cts/MRBEN-0003

225 ~= $US365

carfreephilly 03-19-11 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by jefmcg (Post 12381515)

That is AWESOME! Not $365 awesome, though.

My outfit is horribly boring, so I'm sure I won't win best dressed, but hey, hopefully I can still place in the top 3 women! Wish me luck :D

wahoonc 03-19-11 08:44 AM

You go girl! Make us BF foldies proud! :D

Wear something that will make you stand out in the crowd (as though that is possible with THAT crowd), then maybe we can follow you on the sure to be posted video following the race.

Aaron :)

PDR 03-19-11 10:44 AM

I'd like to do the London one someday...

What annoys me though is the rule about wearing a necktie, I really hate the things and the last time I wore one was in 2000 for a funeral.

Just because bowler hats, suits and ties are worn in the city doesn't mean the rest of us go around looking like that :rolleyes:

LWaB 03-19-11 12:33 PM

Nobody says you have to tie the tie tightly. Think of it as a wimpy/whispy scarf!

jefmcg 03-19-11 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by PDR (Post 12381868)
Just because bowler hats, suits and ties are worn in the city doesn't mean the rest of us go around looking like that :rolleyes:

Not sure if you are joking or not, but there are American's here who might not know any better:

While suits are still de rigueur in London, the tie is rapidly disappearing from banking. As for bowlers, in 12 years in London working in Holborn (lawyer-ville), the city (banker-ville) and canary wharf (wanker-ville) amongst other places, the only bowler I have seen is on my own head, worn ironically.

hmm, must pull it out again the next time I commute by public transport.

joan

carfreephilly 03-21-11 06:55 AM

What a fun race! It was actually pretty challenging...I'm really glad I got my derailleur adjusted after 2 years of riding my S2L as a single speed, because I needed that lower gear for the hills! I came in 2nd place for the women--a lady on a pink bike in a matching pink skirt passed me about halfway and was long gone. She finished way ahead of the rest of us! So I didn't win the trip to London, but I did get a nice pair of Kojak tires :)

wahoonc 03-21-11 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by carfreephilly (Post 12388738)
What a fun race! It was actually pretty challenging...I'm really glad I got my derailleur adjusted after 2 years of riding my S2L as a single speed, because I needed that lower gear for the hills! I came in 2nd place for the women--a lady on a pink bike in a matching pink skirt passed me about halfway and was long gone. She finished way ahead of the rest of us! So I didn't win the trip to London, but I did get a nice pair of Kojak tires :)

Ya done us proud :thumb: :beer:

I would have finished next to last...:innocent:

Aaron :)


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