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    saturday 4/26 will be my first time at the drome

    what should i wear? i don't own any cycling gear other than a helmet and cap.

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    Then go buy some cycling clothes. You're going to need a pair of shorts and a jersey. Get bib shorts, if you can afford it. Also, get some gloves and start looking into clipless pedals, though you won't need them for your first time at the track. I also recommend a pair of sunglasses, I use some cheap $9 "landscaper" sunglasses that I picked up at Lowe's.
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    i have gloves, glasses, a helmet, a cap, shoes, and clipless pedals. i'm too poor to afford clothes right now though. the question is, what kind of common stuff is ok to wear?

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    Don't wear anything baggy that will flap around in the wind.
    Wear slimmer fit shorts/pants/windbreaker if you don't have any legit cycling gear and a tee that fits.

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    Will you be racing? What events?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wilke View Post
    Will you be racing? What events?
    It's his first time. I'm assuming it's a beginner session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwiss View Post
    It's his first time. I'm assuming it's a beginner session.
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    I'm assuming he's going to the Opening Weekend at Kissena. USCF, with A, B and C fields. People have definitely raced in non-cycling clothes before although it's rare.

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    I know I'm finding this thread a little late, but you might want to check goodwill if you're really hurting for money. I've gotten a couple of jerseys there for $4 each.

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    When I go to the Velodrome, I just wear a t-shirt and short shorts.

    Spend the money on bicycle components.

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    i'll check out goodwill for the jerseys, do they have a section for them or do i have to go through hella clothes? it was a beginner sesh at hellyer in san jose, ca. it wore me the **** out

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    eh, just get some cheap athletic clothes from target or something. stuff that wicks sweat, etc.

    finding a jersey at a thrift store is possible, however unlikely.


    and yeah, track is way harder than it looks isn't it?

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    way harder

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    Quote Originally Posted by serge163 View Post
    i'll check out goodwill for the jerseys, do they have a section for them or do i have to go through hella clothes? it was a beginner sesh at hellyer in san jose, ca. it wore me the **** out
    They're not separated out, and are either in with the athletic wear or sometimes in with Polo shirts, at least at my Goodwill in Austin. I can usually walk by pretty quick and see if there are any there. It might not be worth a special trip, but if you are in the neighborhood I would stop in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serge163 View Post
    i'll check out goodwill for the jerseys, do they have a section for them or do i have to go through hella clothes? it was a beginner sesh at hellyer in san jose, ca. it wore me the **** out
    the beginner sessions at hellyer are a lot of fun. i went to the race ready clinic that afternoon, you should go to that after you do a few more beginner sessions. lots of info and training about riding in tight packs, sprinting in a pack, and even a few drills involving bumping into people.

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    will do man!

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