open topic, for anything cycling related.
I got called something else when I was cycling to work this morning. A bloke in a car yelled out something that wasn't "Hey Cadel- good on ya!". Maybe I only heard the last word of them saying "I'm a ------!", because they weren't riding a bike like Cadel.
The only yellow I had was my helmet and HTC cap under it.
So the feel good factor about cycling hadn't extended to that motorist. Just a normal commute for me
Wore my yellow short sleeved jersey today at the Fountain Gate shopping centre, through Big W, KMart, Coles supermarket, and the food court. A few sideways glances, but no comments.
The only downside was my wife grumbling at me for refusing to wear a jacket over the top because of the long walk to Fountain Gate through the freezing cold.
I loved every minute of it and never felt cold once, even though I normally never stop whinging whenever the temperature drops below 12 degrees.
Go Cadel you are the man!
Wore my yellow jersey at work..... all day. It is the MBTC wool jersey, mostly yellow with green and blue. Most people realised what it was all about and reactions were generally pretty positive
Riding bikes in traffic - what seems dangerous is usually safe; what seems safe is often more dangerous.
Yellow jacket, pink cycling tights (well, I had to have pink in there somewhere)
Yellow and pink bike (but I think everyone knew that) with yellow tyres.
I could only find a sort-of-yellow flouro jacket I had taken home by mistake from a factory visit years before. I took the time trial bike as well, as a dual tribute to Cadel taking the win with his TT, and the fact that Cervelo won the teams prize. *
I came across one guy in yellow, but it turned out he was a sailing mate and I don't think the yellow was anything but his normal gear. I'm not into wearing replica gear or anything (I don't understand the replica team wear idea, frankly) but this was a great day for Aussie cycling so I would have thought more people would grab yellow. Why not make something of a day of it?
Did anyone see anyone making an effort to wear yellow on the Sydney inner west commute?
* oh, and of course it rained later and there was the joy of a TT bike and racing slicks in the wet, coupled with not wearing rain gear 'cause it wasn't yellow!
PS - great work Oxford - can you hack into my work with that screensaver?
There are many types of racing cyclists. There is the sprinter, the rouleur, the stagiaire, the danser, the descender.... sadly, I'm a mediocre.
2003 Cervelo P2K time trial bike
2010 Merida Cyclocross 4
2008 Giant SS/track
2008 Vivente Como roadie
i notice that your avatar is of the "specialized" variety, by any chance are you a professional forum poster who works for them?
or are you just a fan of the brand and choose to express it in that way?
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