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Does sleeveless jersey scream triathlete?

Old 06-13-11, 05:47 PM
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Does sleeveless jersey scream triathlete?

Just wonderin'. Nothing against trifolks, honestly.

I know the UCI requires sleeves on their pro gear.
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Old 06-13-11, 05:50 PM
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Yes. That said, triathletes often have strong looking swimming arms and can pull it off.
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sunburn = skin cancer
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Old 06-13-11, 05:52 PM
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and i thought sleeveless was just for the old school types. LOL!
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Sleeves are required even at most local races. Some garbage about the extra road rash protection.

Roadie fashion definitely does not include sleeveless jerseys. And tri fashion definitely does not include sleeves. I would gladly ride my tri bike with sleeves but would never ride my road bike in my trisuit. Go figure. Must be the residual road nazi in me.
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Old 06-13-11, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by bengreen79 View Post
Yes. That said, triathletes often have strong looking swimming arms and can pull it off.
Others come from a cycling background and sport farmer-tanned noodles. I know from firsthand experience.
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I base my riding amount on my Road ID tan. If its not clear from 15 feet im not riding enough
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Originally Posted by hhnngg1 View Post
Just wonderin'. Nothing against trifolks, honestly.

I know the UCI requires sleeves on their pro gear.
Triathlete or wife-beater.
You can usually differentiate by other visual clues.
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Old 06-13-11, 06:21 PM
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I have some pretty decent guns. Can I wear sleeveless?
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Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
I have some pretty decent guns. Can I wear sleeveless?
Blatant violation of Rule 7.
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Old 06-13-11, 06:28 PM
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Add rear mounted bottle rocket launchers and a bento box and the probability of triathletism approaches 1.
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
Blatant violation of Rule 7.
Crap.
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you can wear what you want but i wouldnt be caught dead in a sleeveless jersey thats for sure.
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Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
Blatant violation of Rule 7.
Oh god.... I break more rules than I want to admit. I feel unworthy.
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When the temperature and humidity both go past 90, I happily throw the rules out the window and go sleeveless.
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Old 06-13-11, 07:09 PM
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What's the big deal? In 90+ degree weather, who's going to be out looking at you and judging how you are dressed? I'm not saying I do it, but that's only because I don't want to buy another jersey that I don't need. I've definitely thought about how nice it would be to have no farmer's tan and direct airflow in my armpits in 100 degree weather. The way I see it, so what if someone thinks you are a triathlete? These people are admired by the general public for what they do, so worst case someone thinks you are a triathlete. Big deal. As far as skin cancer, your forearms are exposed either way. A little upper arm isn't going to make a difference. That's what sunscreen is for anyways.

In the end, we still wear tights. Whatever.
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Same questions I've been asking for 40 years: Why does anybody care what anybody else wears? Why does anybody care what anybody else thinks about what they wear? Or what components they use? A few months ago I got a long lecture from some poser on a plastic bike who explained to me why it was "lame" to have a Brooks B-17 on my road bike. It's old school, looked stupid, too heavy, needs too much care; it's just not DONE. Why do I DO that?
When I'm on the bike, nobody can see the saddle. When I'm off it, I don't care what anybody thinks. And the saddle's 20+ years old and probably has 30,000 miles on it, and my butt has never hurt on a ride of less than four or five hours. NOW can I keep it?
Don't scoff at skin cancer, though. I've been a runner, cyclist and kayaker since I was in college in the '70s, always had a great tan--and in the last two years, I've had a couple of dozen skin cancers and pre-cancerous lesions removed.
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We're supposed to give a flying **** what noodle-armed weaklings with shaved legs wearing tights say one should wear?
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Old 06-13-11, 07:29 PM
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I hate things with sleeves.
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Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
Same questions I've been asking for 40 years: Why does anybody care what anybody else wears? Why does anybody care what anybody else thinks about what they wear? Or what components they use? A few months ago I got a long lecture from some poser on a plastic bike who explained to me why it was "lame" to have a Brooks B-17 on my road bike. It's old school, looked stupid, too heavy, needs too much care; it's just not DONE. Why do I DO that?
When I'm on the bike, nobody can see the saddle. When I'm off it, I don't care what anybody thinks. And the saddle's 20+ years old and probably has 30,000 miles on it, and my butt has never hurt on a ride of less than four or five hours. NOW can I keep it?
Don't scoff at skin cancer, though. I've been a runner, cyclist and kayaker since I was in college in the '70s, always had a great tan--and in the last two years, I've had a couple of dozen skin cancers and pre-cancerous lesions removed.
Sure. Keep your saddle. The fact will remain that sleeveless strongly connotes "triathlete."
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator View Post
I hate things with sleeves.
Pssst!
Look at your own avatar.
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Pssst!
Look at your own avatar.
Frick! It was cold in Atlanta!
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Originally Posted by Joemess View Post
Oh god.... I break more rules than I want to admit. I feel unworthy.
don't feel bad, 90% of those ~rules~ are elitist bullsh#t... if you wanna ride with sleeveless, knock yourself out...
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Originally Posted by Joemess View Post
Oh god.... I break more rules than I want to admit. I feel unworthy.
(i think they're kind of a joke)
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Sleeveless jerseys are just wrong. unless you are female. For reasons that remain obscure, they are OK on women. Though the best women cyclists seem to be in sleeves too.
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