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Old 06-30-19, 07:48 PM
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Ask your wife, girlfriend, mother

Its gotten to a fresh new absurdity level....cycling fashion. Neon gone wild. Bug glasses. Skullcap bubble visor TT helmets. Then combine that with this facial hair fad. Its like a clown car collided with a huddle of walruses. Although I do get a chuckle from the colideiscope of blinky lites, neon and fur.

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Old 06-30-19, 08:24 PM
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I asked all three and they all said the same thing. Pics please.
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Old 06-30-19, 08:31 PM
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I know what blinky lites and neon is but I'm not sure what "fur" is?

Anyway, women don't care about such things. They find all cyclist A-typical. Unless they're also into cycling as well, in which case their taste is just as bizarre.

As for me, I try my best to avoid fashion trends whenever possible (I did purchase a couple neon/Velcro reflectors though). I don't want to look back in 5 or 10 years and say "what was I thinking?"
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Old 06-30-19, 08:32 PM
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So, I asked my girlfriend and her specific request was for for tighter clothing that left less room for her imagination. She specifically wanted me to wear red shorts as in that famous photo of the Polish cycling team

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Old 06-30-19, 09:59 PM
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Were you not around in the 80s or 90s? Whatever you think is crazy now was crazy 20-30 years ago.
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Old 06-30-19, 10:47 PM
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Meanwhile.... The trash slob TORN jeans look goes on and on and on........
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Old 06-30-19, 10:50 PM
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I tell my SO not to look at me when I leave the house. Seriously.

Non-cyclist guys don't like seeing the neon trash on their ladies, either.
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Old 07-01-19, 12:38 AM
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Pssst... Iím glad neon is back
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Old 07-01-19, 01:58 AM
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Why would i wear different clothes when i ride a bike?
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Old 07-01-19, 05:35 AM
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My wife thinks I look cool.

(She's wrong. She's ... just a BIT biased.)
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Old 07-01-19, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
Its gotten to a fresh new absurdity level....cycling fashion. Neon gone wild. Bug glasses. Skullcap bubble visor TT helmets. Then combine that with this facial hair fad. Its like a clown car collided with a huddle of walruses. Although I do get a chuckle from the colideiscope of blinky lites, neon and fur.

Are you referring to my long hair?

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Old 07-01-19, 06:14 AM
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Originally Posted by big chainring View Post
cycling fashion. Neon gone wild.
I was in a running shoe store yesterday, and the neon was all over there too.

Not that I mind. Just was something I noticed. Lots of blazingly bright colors.
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Old 07-01-19, 06:50 AM
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Conspicuity of kit in our traffic heavy environment is part of many cyclist's and runners survival strategy, it's less fashion statement than an attempt to be highly visible to vehicle drivers.
If the OP notices it perhaps is does work.

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Old 07-01-19, 07:07 AM
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Made me think of the Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour".

Furry walruses and neon clown bus at 3 minutes, 25 seconds in...

https://vimeo.com/172674451
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Old 07-01-19, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeyMK View Post
Why would i wear different clothes when i ride a bike?
For the same reason you wear different clothes when you exercise in other ways- run, swim, play basketball, play tennis, etc etc etc.
No, it isnt necessary to wear different clothes just to ride a bike, but for anything besides commuting/errand running, its often nice to wear athletic/cycle specific clothing for very obvious reasons. And even many commuters will wear different clothing due to the distance/weather they ride in.

Of course you know this and are being obtuse to create discussion and advertise you are different. Thats cool- it worked here by me pointing out the obvious for you. Congrats on asking for the obvious to be explained to you- hope it was satisfying.
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Old 07-01-19, 07:11 AM
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Why, in God’s little green Earth, would anyone care what I wear while cycling.

9 to 5, five days a week, I have to wear dark, conservative clothing to work (except for my socks where I can go wild). The weekends, and especially when I am out riding, it is my opportunity to let it rip, sartorially speaking.

Why would I want, or allow, some fuddy duddy dictate what I wear?

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Old 07-01-19, 07:20 AM
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I was offended. "Why are you asking me such stupid questions?" lol
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Old 07-01-19, 07:40 AM
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I for one like colors coming back. This stupid all-black thing has gotta end.
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Old 07-01-19, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
Why, in Godís little green Earth, would anyone care what I wear while cycling.

9 to 5, five days a week, I have to wear dark, conservative clothing to work (except for my socks where I can go wild). The weekends, and especially when I am out riding, it is my opportunity to let it rip, sartorially speaking.

Why would I want, or allow, some fuddy duddy dictate what I wear?

Me too!

At work, most people are pretty conservative in their colour choices. I'm probably one of the more wildly dressed one in terms of colour, and even I try to tone down a "shockingly" muted rose or light grey-blue top with black slacks and cardigan.

So when I cycle, I'll go with COLOUR! Because I can!
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Old 07-01-19, 08:16 AM
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Old 07-01-19, 08:19 AM
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I for one like colors coming back. This stupid all-black thing has gotta end.
All dark color kit is the only thing I'd object to because it's just so stupid from a safety perspective.

Otherwise, if I think y'all look like you're stuffed into sausage skins and wearing clown shoes, I'll keep that to myself.
I'm sure making no good fashion statement with black cargo shorts and yellow t shirts.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
For the same reason you wear different clothes when you exercise in other ways- run, swim, play basketball, play tennis, etc etc etc.
No, it isnt necessary to wear different clothes just to ride a bike, but for anything besides commuting/errand running, its often nice to wear athletic/cycle specific clothing for very obvious reasons. And even many commuters will wear different clothing due to the distance/weather they ride in.

Of course you know this and are being obtuse to create discussion and advertise you are different. Thats cool- it worked here by me pointing out the obvious for you. Congrats on asking for the obvious to be explained to you- hope it was satisfying.
Oh, great, now he'll whine about how he's not respected here because he rides an ebike. I don't know why it would be relevant, but he'll figure a way to make it so.

Dude's got a schtick.
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Old 07-01-19, 08:33 AM
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All dark color kit is the only thing I'd object to because it's just so stupid from a safety perspective.
Exactly. Went with white rather than my usual hi-vis (which seemed to be wearing out) for a rail trail ride Saturday figuring as we weren't going as far as the road gap it didn't really matter, but the guy I was riding with was in all black, and I did notice at times that if we got separated in wooded sections he was hard to pick out of the shadows.

Otherwise, if I think y'all look like you're stuffed into sausage skins and wearing clown shoes, I'll keep that to myself.
I'm sure making no good fashion statement with black cargo shorts and yellow t shirts.


In terms of fashion sense of course the other guy won... but that's not really what matters.
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Old 07-01-19, 08:35 AM
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I will wear neon pink and green, but will grow a beard to let the whole world know I am not a clown, but a man.
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In terms of fashion sense of course the other guy won... but that's not really what matters.
I readily accept the fact that a dish of slime mold has a better fashion sense than I do.
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