Even those who misspell cycling jersies (jerseys) should get some entertaining cycling jersey information. So here’s the deal. In good fun, I’ve paraphrased my normal cycling jersey page for those of you struggling with the correct spelling of the plural of jersey.
A cyclist can have a lot of fun with their cycling jersies. It’s a way to express yourself. Take a look at the guy wearing the polka dots. What he’s saying is- ‘I’m one tough dude. I’m the strongest climber in the Tour de France’. The guy in the white cycling jersie (see how funny it looks in the singular?) is saying- ‘Hi Mom’.
Besides self-expression, what else do cycling jersies do?
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What About Proper Fit?
If you’ve spent any time at all on a bike you know that it’s all about wind resistance. Therefore, cycling jersies will typically fit a lot more snugly than your civilian clothes. One writer was noting that a cyclist typically has massive legs and a small torso and arms. I’m not so sure about that.
Sure, the pros have the massive legs and trim torsos. But look around on the streets of the good old USA and you’ll see a lot of cyclists wearing cycling jerseys who don’t fit the cyclist image whatsoever. They’ve got massive abdomens and pencil thin legs.
Thus was born what one manufacturer calls the ‘American Cut’.
Cycling jerseys are cut differently than your typical T-shirt. Since you cycle all hunched over (pulling your shirt up), you need a jersey that is cut longer in the back than in the front. You know, something to cover up that Harley Davidson emblem you had tattooed just above your butt crack.
Cycling Jersey Are Made From A Variety of Materials
Cycling jerseys are now commonly made of a variety of man-made materials too numerous to enumerate. Let’s just say that each and every one of them claims to be the best. They all claim to wick that nasty moisture away from your skin at breakneck speed.
Wool cycling jerseys are making a comeback! How do I know? I refer you to my homepage. There you’ll read of a conversation I had with one of my cycling partners about ‘B.O. and the cycling jersey’. Wool jerseys have their benefits, but one of them isn’t ease of care.
Wool cycling jerseys aren’t washed too often because it’s such a pain in the neck to do so. They’re mostly washed by hand and then drip-dried. I did find a supplier who claims that a special processing style enables their jerseys to be washed carefully in a washer and then tumble dried.
Whether it’s old school or retro, old-fashioned things are quite the rage these days. I know that any ‘old school’ jerseys in our cycling group always get a comment or two (but never three). Oh yea, the company with the machine washable wool jerseys is yellowjersey.org.
Turn Yourself Into a Two Wheeled Billboard
Some of the wild and crazy patterns seen on cycling jersies are quite amusing. I’ve spent a long time wheel-sucking behind one of our group who wears a jersey with all sorts of amusing fake companies on it. From cigars to beer, reading the clever slogans took my mind off the burning in my developing quads.
But there is a bit of method in the madness. All of those bright colors have startled many an automobilist back into alertness, thereby saving the life of the cyclist.
There is a group of cyclists who refuse to wear any cycling jersey with any advertising on it. ‘I won’t advertise for any company who doesn’t pay me’ is their refrain.
Oh sure, T Mobile is going to have a board meeting. ‘Next item on the agenda is the proposal to pay Fat Fred, you know the guy in Dunsmuir, California, $100 every time he rides in our jersey. All those in favor…’
Special Features of the Cycling Jersey
Cycling jersies don’t have a lot of bells and whistles on them. They’ve got a zipper in the front. You get to pick between short and long zippers.
Short zippers let the cyclist show off his chest hair, citing the need for additional cooling. Long zippers allow the rider to show off the hair around his navel. He’s left to his own cleverness to come up with an excuse to justify such brazen behavior.
Most cycling jersies also have three pockets on the back. Surprisingly, carrying around a good portion of your closet on your back is pretty comfortable.
And don’t forget, it’s spelled cycling jerseys, not cycling jersies!
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