Often enough I’ll roll up to the trail matching everything or looking as if it was laundry day.
I know plenty of folks who spend quite a bit of money on their jersey, shorts, shoes and helmet just so they can look good. Hey man, I’m all for that, but sometimes I just let my personality show. So why do I show up looking like I came out of a 90′s Cross Colours Ad? Here’s a few reason.s
1. I really don’t care what people think.
2. It’s laundry day.
3. It’s comfortable
4. I think the colors are pretty.
5. Makes LadyP laugh or shake her head in disapproval.
6. It’s what I have.
7. I do it to bring brand awareness for MtnBikeRiders.com
Let’s discuss a couple of the points above. #1 is probably the most obvious reason why I do it. People’s opinions of me don’t really bug me all that much. I’ve had guys comment on my pink tuxedo jersey in a sarcastic tone, “nice jersey..(as they chuckle)” I’ve said, “thanks your mom got it for me.” Or I kill them with kindness and say, “Thanks, I like yours too!”
Then there’s #5. One of my greatest joys in life is to make LadyP laugh. If it’s at the expense of my appearance, then so be it. Lastly is #7, people see the bright colors or mismatch outfit, that means they’ll pay more attention, thus them seeing the MtnBikeRiders.com logo and hopefully when they home, they’ll remember to check out the site.
So there you have it, if you run into me at a local trail, most likely I’ll be looking as sharp as I did in the photo above. I know, you’re jealous.