punk_rob wrote:Oh and re: riding attire - sometimes the pro team kits are the only thing the rider has to wear. When i started i only had some ebay copy kits. Id rather them be out on the bike than worrying about whether they should be embarassed in what theyre wearing. Awfully pretentious way of thinking otherwise.
But you can also see where the disparaging comments from non-cyclists about middle-aged overweight Cadel fantasists come from.
Edit: Even though I think the whole wearing of team kit (and footy jerseys for that matter) is slightly silly, I'm not condoning the sentiment. At least the subjects of derision are out there doing it, chasing their fitness goals. As to those deriding ... no-one ever erected a monument to a critic.