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Backwards Baseball Cap, will it make me look like a ******?

Old 06-23-14, 09:40 PM
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If you're so worried about what riding is going to do to your hair, pick yourself up one of these.

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Old 06-23-14, 09:44 PM
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If you're so worried about what riding is going to do to your hair, pick yourself up one of these.

Lol

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Old 06-23-14, 09:50 PM
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Baseball cap is my preferred headgear to ride in, though I also rock a helmet and/or cycling cap or neither, more often. Backwards offers sun protection on the back of the neck and some aerodynamics/ventilation up front. It really is comfortable and practical when riding with the sun setting behind you.

I don't pay attention to other riders' helmets- brands or styles- why should a hat matter? The road cyclists that give me a hard time for my not wearing a helmet are the same ones that I scold for not using lights where conditions call for them.
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I am 49 years old. I have a 47 year old brother who is gay. He informed me that back in the 80's gay men wore their baseball caps backwards as a way to announce their availability to other gay men in a crowd. It's funny how most of male fashion trends and styles start out in the gay community.
Does he wear Lycra?
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Old 06-23-14, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
You asked for opinions, and got them. Arguing back just shows you didn't want opinions, only validation. I hope your stance proves valid, and a fall doesn't make you an invalid. Wait, that's dishonest. I don't care either way.
Well said. @Edenwolf you asked, and indeed many of us do think that wearing a baseball cap backwards is kinda ******y. Wearing a baseball cap backwards on a bicycle? Still ******y. So you took your poll and now you know. But if you want to do it anyways, go ahead, why did you even bother asking?
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Old 06-23-14, 11:09 PM
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Hi, I bike a lot on a paved bike path just down the street from me. I don't like to wear a helmet due to being uncomfortable, bulky and unsightly(IMO) and I don't want my hair being windblown into an Einstein look so I thought a backwards baseball cap would be a good idea to hold hair and maintain some aerodynamics while looking sporty at the same time. Will I get mocked and laughed at, what is your thought on the matter, any one else do the same?
If you're in a remotely aero position the brim will dig into your back between yer shoulder blades. Just cut your hair short for the aero.
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Will you get mocked and laughed at for wearing a baseball cap backwards while riding on a MUP? No (partly b/c the "cool kids" stay clear of those, and partly b/c nobody cares). Will you get mocked and laughed at for asking the internet if something is not cool? Every time.

I often wear a baseball cap in everyday life. I wouldn't wear a baseball cap on a serious ride, but if I'm putzing around town on my bike and have a baseball cap on, I will often turn it around so it doesn't blow off. It's the only time I will wear a baseball cap backwards.

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A look I've heard best described as cretinous.

(Although I'd just ask Martina to autograph my cycling cap)
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Originally Posted by jkuper View Post
I don't know about Einstein look, but Darwin award might be forthcoming
Surely you're not saying this just because he chooses not to wear a helmet?

As to the question at hand. Back in the 70s before the Great Helmet Scare suddenly made bicycling a dangerous passtime, we either rode in cycling caps which don't fly off, or if we were wearing ball caps, of course, we'd turn them around backwards so they wouldn't fly off.

That's before cyclists started dropping like flies and we all realized how unacceptably dangerous bicycling is and that only Complete Idiots and Darwin Award aspirants would ride without helmets (and from the looks of it these days, the almost mandatory Safety Vest in optic colors) (I'm being sarcastic for the sarcasm-impaired)

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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
I am 49 years old. I have a 47 year old brother who is gay. He informed me that back in the 80's gay men wore their baseball caps backwards as a way to announce their availability to other gay men in a crowd. It's funny how most of male fashion trends and styles start out in the gay community.
no surprise to me at all. most straight men dress like their mummies dressed them.
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Originally Posted by Camilo View Post
Surely you're not saying this just because he chooses not to wear a helmet?

As to the question at hand. Back in the 70s before the Great Helmet Scare suddenly made bicycling a dangerous passtime, we either rode in cycling caps which don't fly off, or if we were wearing ball caps, of course, we'd turn them around backwards so they wouldn't fly off.

That's before cyclists started dropping like flies and we all realized how unacceptably dangerous bicycling is and that only Complete Idiots and Darwin Award aspirants would ride without helmets (and from the looks of it these days, the almost mandatory Safety Vest in optic colors) (I'm being sarcastic for the sarcasm-impaired)
I can't believe I made it through the 70s. Playgrounds were on concrete and asphalt. No one wore bike helmets. There were deadly lawn darts...
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With that hairline a helmet tan would look just as sweet
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
With that hairline a helmet tan would look just as sweet
Helmet tan?? I prefer to call mine "Tiger Stripes."
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Originally Posted by jkuper View Post
I don't know about Einstein look, but Darwin award might be forthcoming
I love Darwin. That's how we keep the Harley population down.
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A French style Beret would be very jaunty and fashionable.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol View Post
Does he wear Lycra?
If he is cycling. The stuff works. Which brings out another stereotype. A lot of gay men are into bodybuilding, muscle shirts, etc. He is about 6'1" 220 with huge arms, neck, etc.


If you are going to wear a cap backwards and a Van **** goatee, just don't have any kind of handkerchief sticking out of one of your back pockets. That's all I'm going to say.

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Originally Posted by WalksOn2Wheels View Post
2) Why are you suddenly all worried about aerodynamics when you aren't doing "extreme" speeds?
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2) I may not do extreme speeds but I go fast enough to justify being aerodynamic, besides, drag happens at any speed and I'd like to minimize it for endurance sake.
if you are that concerned with "aerodynamics" i suggest you get lycra cycling jersey and shorts which i doubt you have already
however you are concerned with your "swag" hence a baseball cap which is pointless if you arent wearing aerodynamic gear
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I can't believe I made it through the 70s. Playgrounds were on concrete and asphalt. No one wore bike helmets. There were deadly lawn darts...
And we didn't wear our hats backwards.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
I can't believe I made it through the 70s. Playgrounds were on concrete and asphalt. No one wore bike helmets. There were deadly lawn darts...
And we had to use John Wayne toilet paper.
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