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Do Old Guys Look Super Stupid in Team Jerseys?

Old 01-26-24, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by PeteHski
Did they also have the team bike replica? That would be the ultimate fantasy obsession!

I donít think Iíve 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.
Same. Got a couple of team training jerseys but never the full thing.
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Don’t know about looking stupid but over the last couple of years I have noticed I tend to receive more deferential treatment from drivers regardless of what I am wearing. Must be some upside to aging.
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Not just team jerseys, but spandex in general.
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Originally Posted by rydabent
Not just team jerseys, but spandex in general.
That's why I wear lycra or elastane.
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My “team” jersey.



For the youngsters on here, this is the official Bike Forums 50+ jersey.
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Old 01-31-24, 05:06 AM
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What is the difference between stupid and super stupid? To me, super stupid is worrying over something like this being stupid.
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Originally Posted by delbiker1
What is the difference between stupid and super stupid? To me, super stupid is worrying over something like this being stupid.
If one is smart, one would worry about being stupid. Looking stupid is a different issue.
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Not sure about stupid, but this old guy's looks would certainly not be enhanced by a tight team jersey.

I normally wear comfort/relaxed fit jerseys that do not cling too tight...comfort, rather than performance, is the most important factor.

Recently the community bike workshop I volunteer at had its own jerseys designed and made up for the workers...we ride individually and occasionally together and they thought it would be good publicity.

I ordered a medium relaxed fit (5'8" and 150lb), emphasising that I did not want race fit. When it came it must have been designed by a malnourished racing snake. I felt and looked ridiculous but on the plus side some lucky 12 year old will soon get a bargain from the local charity shop.
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Super stupid is when you wear a cape.
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Originally Posted by rydabent
Super stupid is when you wear a cape.
What color cape do you prefer?
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Originally Posted by Gerryattrick
Not sure about stupid, but this old guy's looks would certainly not be enhanced by a tight team jersey.

I normally wear comfort/relaxed fit jerseys that do not cling too tight...comfort, rather than performance, is the most important factor.

Recently the community bike workshop I volunteer at had its own jerseys designed and made up for the workers...we ride individually and occasionally together and they thought it would be good publicity.

I ordered a medium relaxed fit (5'8" and 150lb), emphasising that I did not want race fit. When it came it must have been designed by a malnourished racing snake. I felt and looked ridiculous but on the plus side some lucky 12 year old will soon get a bargain from the local charity shop.
That is hilarious.

I WISH I weighed as little as you. I'll bet you don't look all that bad in that jersey.

I've got my skinny jerseys and my fat jerseys. Lately, my fat jerseys are turning into my skinny jerseys. Oy.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
What color cape do you prefer?
Ya don't tug on Superman's cape
Ya don't piss into the wind
Ya don't take the mask off the ole Lone Ranger
And ya don't mess around with @rydabent


apologies to Jim Croce.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
What color cape do you prefer?
Red is the best cape color!
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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
Red is the best cape color!
as long as it's not matched with a purple helmet.
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Well, red of course, just like superman.
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Originally Posted by Gerryattrick
as long as it's not matched with a purple helmet.
IMO, dismounted bicyclists who leave their helmet on and continue to wear it in public places such as business or dining establishments, or while posing for selfies or group pictures - look super stupid, regardless of the color of the helmet or whatever else they are wearing.
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
IMO, dismounted bicyclists who leave their helmet on and continue to wear it in public places such as business or dining establishments, or while posing for selfies or group pictures - look super stupid, regardless of the color of the helmet or whatever else they are wearing.
IMO, sometimes a helmet is a better look than helmet-hair.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
IMO, sometimes a helmet is a better look than helmet-hair.
An easy and smarter looking solution to helmet-hair is an easy to carry comb, or putting on a cap (baseball or cycling etc.) which is also a better look for those concerned about other hair issues (such as lack of) that might be visible when doffing their helmet.
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike
An easy and smarter looking solution to helmet-hair is an easy to carry comb, or putting on a cap (baseball or cycling etc.) which is also a better look for those concerned about other hair issues (such as lack of) that might be visible when doffing their helmet.
Finally my hair loss is an advantage. What hair I have left my wife cuts with a #1 guard on the trimmer.
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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
Finally my hair loss is an advantage. What hair I have left my wife cuts with a #1 guard on the trimmer.
Can relate, but I give myself ďself inflicted haircutsĒ.
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Do we more stupid in jerseys as we get older? Yes. Do we care? No.
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What looks dumb to me is a person with a large belly that extends out over their shorts. This is nothing new and was not uncommon even in the 1960's. The fat guy would usually be on an ultra expensive Italian road bike with racing geometry. But then we have the not uncommon guys who enter middle age and decide that they must own a Porsche or a red Corvette or Mustang convertible.

We have the "men" wearing baggy shorts and baseball caps turned backwards and they think they look cool and hip and are clueless as to how juvenile and ridiculous they appear.
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Originally Posted by pepperbelly
Finally my hair loss is an advantage. What hair I have left my wife cuts with a #1 guard on the trimmer.
Had been using a razor comb since High School to keep my hair manageable. My mother demanded I get a BARBER HAIRCUT for my wedding June 1973 and then back to razor comb. In April 2011 my wife used a WAHL Electric after a paceline crash had me in a neck brace 24/7 for 16 weeks and I have done straight on but now I shave using the #1/2 guard - 1.5mm buzz. I bike to grocery stores, doctors, Home Depot, Post Office, etc. and only remove helmet when in medical building.

As for looks in a bicycling kit, soon 74yo, 5' 8", 140lb to 145lb, body looks fine but face is older than dirt looking thanks to Prostate Cancer and no testosterone.
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However give all the old guys in Spandex a couple of points for being out there, and not laying around on the couch.
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