simonn wrote:human909 wrote:There is nothing wrong with Lycra. But recognise that its role in Australian cycling is much more than just comfort. It is a tribal uniform. By wearing Lycra you are joining the tribe of the Lycra clad. By doing so you get all the benefits of a tribe. But you also get stereotyped by doing so.
All clothing is part of a tribal uniform. I would argue that by wearing lyc^K^K^Kcycle specific clothing the problem is that you are not conforming the dominant tribal norms - small petty minded humans that we are.
HA! Wearing jeans&t-shirt is not a tribal unifiorm in our general society! Wearing jeans&t-shirt down the street will not encourage people to draw immediate stereotypes and will not get friendly nods from other people wearing jeans&t-shirt!