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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe View Post

    Maybe for next year, you can make a big bowler hat that fits over your helmet.
    or just spend a lot of money:

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

    225 ~= $US365
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    Quote Originally Posted by jefmcg View Post
    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

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    You go girl! Make us BF foldies proud!

    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.

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    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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by PDR View Post
    Just because bowler hats, suits and ties are worn in the city doesn't mean the rest of us go around looking like that
    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by carfreephilly View Post
    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

    I would have finished next to last...

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