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Old 01-14-24, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by rsbob
Old guys look far worse with no shirt/jersey.
Look up a song by the Snake Oil Willie Band
”I don’t look good naked anymore!”
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Originally Posted by big john
I don't know a lot of the racers by name but the third one from the left is katsia niewiadoma. She's a great rider, won the gravel Worlds, and is a fun interview.
Missing from the pic is Tiffany Cromwell, who finished 10th at Gravel Worlds, and won a bunch of other gravel events last year.

Cromwell's BF is F1 driver, Valtteri Bottas, who is also pretty good on a bicycle (at an amateur level).
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Nice to see this zombie back again !
Cycling is a joyful thing, even when one might be physically suffering. Bring on the joy!
it's also an opportunity to express, to create, to step outside your normal self.
Wear what makes you happy, maybe an expression of your moment, your heart, your imagination.
We had some particularly ugly (design-wise) team kit in the early 90's. I still wear it, not infrequently. It's Ugly ! but made from that era CoolMax fabric, which to me has always been the BEST fabric ever! Cool in the heat and warm in the cold. I handle all that era CoolMax stuff gently and treasure it !
As for TEAM KIT, I'll make reference to one which always might get me banned ... funny in a good way.

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Originally Posted by cyclezen
Nice to see this zombie back again !
Cycling is a joyful thing, even when one might be physically suffering. Bring on the joy!
it's also an opportunity to express, to create, to step outside your normal self.
Wear what makes you happy, maybe an expression of your moment, your heart, your imagination.
We had some particularly ugly (design-wise) team kit in the early 90's. I still wear it, not infrequently. It's Ugly ! but made from that era CoolMax fabric, which to me has always been the BEST fabric ever! Cool in the heat and warm in the cold. I handle all that era CoolMax stuff gently and treasure it !
As for TEAM KIT, I'll make reference to one which always might get me banned ... funny in a good way.

Imperfection is a gift given to everything in our universe - be joyful in the variety it brings.
Ride, ski, hike, CREATE ON !
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Some old guys just look super stupid all the time. They can’t help it. You can put me on that list.
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why in the imperfect world is Lampre-guy banned from 50+?

He is my hero of no-shame living. Roll On?
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
why in the imperfect world is Lampre-guy banned from 50+?

He is my hero of no-shame living. Roll On?
Fat shaming. The guy may be on here somewhere. Be nice and give the guy a break.
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Originally Posted by smoore
would I look like I'm trying to be something I am not?
That's a tough call...unlike, say, wearing a Led Zeppelin t-shirt (where no one thinks for a moment you're trying to be a member of Led Zeppelin ...since, afaik, nobody in Led Zeppelin wore Led Zeppelin t-shirts, and it's a common cultural fashion statement to wear t-shirts endorsing your favorite band), wearing a sports team kit doesn't always come across as "endorsing your favorite team" ...though now that I think about that, I'm not sure why it's any different.

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And, I would NEVER wear a complete kit...just the jersey and plain black bibs.
Ah, good on you then! I gotta admit, one of the things that to my mind "crosses the line" is the wearing of a complete kit. Y'know, a crap-ton of 12-year-old kids shooting hoops in an urban court might wear a red Bulls #23 basketball jersey, and maybe a tiny subset of those kids might also wear the Air Jordan sneakers...but you'll almost never see a kid wearing the complete Chicago Bulls team kit. And yet on nearly every bike ride I go on I see at least one ass-clown dressed head-to-toe in someone's complete team kit as if he's a member of that professional cycling team. Da fuQ? Have some self respect, dude!
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Dude. This is a Zombie thread - the quotes you just posted were originally written in 2010.
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Originally Posted by David_Harris
Dude. This is a Zombie thread - the quotes you just posted were originally written in 2010.
Dude, no one cares. But we are enjoying your cowboy talk. 😂
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross
And yet on nearly every bike ride I go on I see at least one ass-clown dressed head-to-toe in someone's complete team kit as if he's a member of that professional cycling team. Da fuQ? Have some self respect, dude!
Did they also have the team bike replica? That would be the ultimate fantasy obsession!

I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone going that far here in the UK. I see the odd classic Team Sky jersey, but most people ride non-team branded cycling gear. Very few roadies ride in non-cycling gear eg T-shirts, casual shorts etc. The most common jerseys I see are Rapha with the classic armband. I have a couple of those myself.
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Originally Posted by David_Harris
Dude. This is a Zombie thread - the quotes you just posted were originally written in 2010.
It WAS a zombie thread. But now it is a source of banter to get us through the cold weather months until we can get out and enjoy riding in the sun.
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
Did they also have the team bike replica? That would be the ultimate fantasy obsession!
I can only recall seeing that once: One of my very first club rides ever, I barely had any idea what group cycling was all about so I signed up for a slow, social C-Ride led by this quiet gentle older woman who looked like an archetypal Sunday school teacher. But when one rider showed up in full gold-on-brown Eddy Merckx team kit with a matching bike, the tiniest bit of snark emerged from her personality, and she started calling him "Eddy" throughout the ride.
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross
That's a tough call...unlike, say, wearing a Led Zeppelin t-shirt (where no one thinks for a moment you're trying to be a member of Led Zeppelin ...since, afaik, nobody in Led Zeppelin wore Led Zeppelin t-shirts, and it's a common cultural fashion statement to wear t-shirts endorsing your favorite band), wearing a sports team kit doesn't always come across as "endorsing your favorite team" ...though now that I think about that, I'm not sure why it's any different.



Ah, good on you then! I gotta admit, one of the things that to my mind "crosses the line" is the wearing of a complete kit. Y'know, a crap-ton of 12-year-old kids shooting hoops in an urban court might wear a red Bulls #23 basketball jersey, and maybe a tiny subset of those kids might also wear the Air Jordan sneakers...but you'll almost never see a kid wearing the complete Chicago Bulls team kit. And yet on nearly every bike ride I go on I see at least one ass-clown dressed head-to-toe in someone's complete team kit as if he's a member of that professional cycling team. Da fuQ? Have some self respect, dude!
Those type of hoops players get laughed off the court unless they have game. They'll still get laughed at anyway. Better to dress like Woody Harrelson or Jack Harlow in the versions of White Men Can't jump than an NBA wannabe. Something in the kit must not match. Speaking of WMCJ as it relates to cycling, check out Wesley Snipes cycling caps in the original version.

On the other hand, this is just as stupid.(and staged) Those guys he's playing against probably played for the Washington Generals at some point.


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Originally Posted by Bob Ross
I gotta admit, one of the things that to my mind "crosses the line" is the wearing of a complete kit.
I don't know about that, team kits are usually top quality, don't always look horrible, and sometimes they can be had for cheap.

I have several Voler Factory Racing kits that fit well and look halfway decent, as they're not loaded with sponsor logos. I pick them up at end of the season sales.

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Originally Posted by terrymorse
I don't know about that, team kits are usually top quality, don't always look horrible, and sometimes they can be had for cheap.

I have several Voler Factory Racing kits that fit well and look halfway decent, as they're not loaded with sponsor logos. I pick them up at end of the season sales.


Hamilton?

I have a couple of "team" kits. One I bought for incredibly cheap (shorts, jersey and jacket for about $100) and the other kit was from our RAAM team. I don't wear either much because they aren't the most visible.
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Hamilton?
Yeah, Hamilton's my favorite local climb. When the weather's good.
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
Yeah, Hamilton's my favorite local climb. When the weather's good.
I'ts been years, but that was part of the Devil Mountain Double. We'd ride up from the Junction on the east side and down the west side. Great descent!
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I'ts been years, but that was part of the Devil Mountain Double. We'd ride up from the Junction on the east side and down the west side. Great descent!
Hamilton is reported to have 365 curves on the west side, but I've never counted them. Definitely keeps you focused. They repaved almost the entire road after the big fire. Smooth!

The Junction restaurant has opened up once again, so riding out to the Junction and back is on my "to do" list -- once the weather and fitness allow it.
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Originally Posted by seypat
Those type of hoops players get laughed off the court unless they have game. They'll still get laughed at anyway. Better to dress like Woody Harrelson or Jack Harlow in the versions of White Men Can't jump than an NBA wannabe. Something in the kit must not match. Speaking of WMCJ as it relates to cycling, check out Wesley Snipes cycling caps in the original version.

On the other hand, this is just as stupid.(and staged) Those guys he's playing against probably played for the Washington Generals at some point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgIxIZhEAs0
That "nerd" is Grayson Boucher. He goes by the nickname "The Professor", and has a lot of YouTube content showing off his significant ball-handling skills and humiliating street-ball players. He had some short stints as a low-level pro in the IBL and CBA.
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¿Complete kit?
I'm looking for an appropriate jersey - themed Rasta or Jamaican - to make a 'kit' from these bibs. Not sure I can pull-it-off, but willing.
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Originally Posted by Wildwood
¿Complete kit?
I'm looking for an appropriate jersey - themed Rasta or Jamaican - to make a 'kit' from these bibs. Not sure I can pull-it-off, but willing.
Look no further!

https://www.onelovecycling.com/colle...e-for-preorder
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Just did not think I could pull this one off

Too much yellow? And for maybe more than 1 reason , not race-cut at my age and habits. And too many marijuana leaves on other rasta-like jerseys.

But that's where the bib shorts came from, and I can recommend at least one model from the line-up.
(is it true that bright color on moving legs increases one's visibility by cars, when on the real roads?)

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I used to host a "Kit Klash" group ride, where everyone had to wear mismatched jerseys, shorts, and socks. The more garish, the better. Winner got a can of warm beer at the end of the ride. Also known as the "Fred Fest."
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