Monday, June 21, 2010

Ugly Biking Shirts

I was going to do a post on this subject a year ago after watching highlights from an Iron Man Triathlon contest. I kept noticing a disturbing detail. It was the strange look of the shirts the athletes wore when they got to the biking portion of the event. I have a friend who is a serious cyclist and when I asked him about this he informed me that they are referred to as "jerseys" not shirts. My little blunder reminded me of when I was in High school and girls would occasionally refer to our basketball uniforms as outfits, and our practices as rehearsals. So I apologize and will respectfully refer to them as biking jerseys from now on.

Anyway I was going to let this topic die, but just last week I saw a guy riding by my neighborhood who looked like he took a wrong turn at the Tour de France because he was all decked out like a real cyclist complete with the weird unzipped biking jersey. Biking jerseys actually look kind of cool, it's just when people unzip them that they freak me out.This is one of those things that I have a hard time describing. I just have a bad feeling about it, kind of like Donald Trump's hair. I can't really describe the look but it gives you the same feeling you get when you see a dead bird or mouse outside and you kind of jump back startled.

By the time participants finish a race, many have their jerseys unzipped and it just looks weird and disturbing. I have spent far too much time looking for a photo that shows this, but I finally came across one. I understand the participants are overheating and looking for some ventilation, but there has got to be a better look for them than this. Is it just me or does anyone else agree?



6 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I need my mommy now.

Eric said...

Now if there was a woman with swimwear like that, no complaints, just sayin'.
Double-standards are a fickle and cruel mistress.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

That does look weird and disturbing.

Cheeseboy said...

At least his nipples are covered.

Mary said...

Hideous.

Gemma said...

He looks like one of those flying squirrels.

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