Well now, that was interesting! I decided to purchase a new cycle jersey last week, and decided (primarily because I don't have one in that colour) on a red one. So I've had the pleasure of wearing red a couple of times this week. There seems to have been an escalation of male rednecks in utes carrying surfboards (read: 45 year old teenagers) wanting to yell out words like "***", or the even more articulate "poofter". The thing is, from the fairer gender (particularly in Surfers Paradise for some reason), my red appearance has received one or two very admiring glances.
So, in conclusion I will continue to wear red when the mood takes me. However, the rednecks can continue to yell out their little manipulations of the English language if it so turns them on.