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Old 07-01-19, 08:40 AM
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The OP forgot to mention tattoos.

I guess it is a function of the broader society and the modern notion that every thought and feeling needs to be expressed. "Self expression" is equated with genius.

Writing letters has become email has become texting has become twitter. We are now to the point where few know how to have an actual conversation but most personal interaction is just a series of competing "I" statements. Photography has become selfies. The focus is on now on self - what I think and want, my rights and feelings are the most important. Everything is an "Experience."

Anyway, long hair on a woman isn't fur and neon serves a purpose if it keeps us alive in traffic. I doubt anyone uses blinky lights as a fashion statement.


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I see nothing wrong with this. Would emulate...
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I doubt anyone uses blinky lights as a fashion statement.
Actually "expressive" lighting is very much a thing. Half a dozen blinkies on a single wheel, rope lights on the spokes, etc.

Or the glowing under saddle, um, "orbs"
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Old 07-01-19, 08:58 AM
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I have the fashion sense of a sloth. I have no idea what you're talking about.
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Old 07-01-19, 09:32 AM
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Real men wear pink!
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Old 07-01-19, 09:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post

I see nothing wrong with this. Would emulate...

Thrown out of at least one pro tour for doping and died from cocaine at age 34.

Please don't emulate.


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As for the fur, I met Phil Robertson once--nice guy and it worked for him because he wasn't copying anyone else!
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Old 07-01-19, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Are you referring to my long hair?

Pony tails and braids on women are sexy!
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Old 07-01-19, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Thrown out of at least one pro tour for doping and died from cocaine at age 34.

Please don't emulate.


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I think he meant Marco’s sartorial style.

And the cocaine issue, there is at least one conspiracy theory about what happened to Marco.

Regardless of his issues, real or not, the man climbed like few others have, or will.

He was the stud of the mountains.
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Old 07-01-19, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Clipped_in View Post
Real men wear pink!
Il Duce tried to get the Giro to use any color jersey but pink. Il Duce thought pink was not manly enough.

The Giro organizers “politely” declined his request.
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Old 07-01-19, 09:46 AM
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Pink was seen as a manly color until modern times when it was adopted by the ****sexual rights movement.

Pink is a tint of red, the color of blood, and was viewed as a warrior's color.

Admirals in the 1700's wore pink. This example is more correctly called rose.

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Old 07-01-19, 09:55 AM
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When they can do what I do, they can criticize my clothes...
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Old 07-01-19, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Pink was seen as a manly color until modern times when it was adopted by the ****sexual rights movement.

Pink is a tint of red, the color of blood, and was viewed as a warrior's color.

Admirals in the 1700's wore pink. This example is more correctly called rose.

Well, good Il Duce thought that pink was for girls. In the new Italy that he was trying to build, men were men...and didn’t wear pink.

Il Duce was wrong about so many things. His allegiance to that other wack job, brought much devastation and suffering to Italia and its people.

https://soigneur.nl/race/part-1-the-...e-maglia-rosa/
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Old 07-01-19, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Pink was seen as a manly color until modern times when it was adopted by the ****sexual rights movement.

Pink is a tint of red, the color of blood, and was viewed as a warrior's color.

Admirals in the 1700's wore pink. This example is more correctly called rose.

Pink was adopted as girl's color in the 1940s by the kid's clothing industry. Prior to that, it had been blue for girls, pink for boys.

The clothing manufacturers like the gender-associated colors because it cuts down on hand me downs.
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Old 07-01-19, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
Well, good Il Duce thought that pink was for girls. In the new Italy that he was trying to build, men were men...and didn’t wear pink.

Il Duce was wrong about so many things. His allegiance to that other wack job, brought much devastation and suffering to Italia and its people.

https://soigneur.nl/race/part-1-the-...e-maglia-rosa/
Road to Valor is about Gino Bartali in that era. It was very good.


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Old 07-01-19, 11:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post

I see nothing wrong with this. Would emulate...
I assume you mean the color scheme and not his life.

BTW...Pantani came spinning along in the other direction while I was riding to a stage finish at the Bianchi factory during the '95 Giro. He had been injured during training and was sitting out the tour to get ready for the TdF.
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Old 07-01-19, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Thrown out of at least one pro tour for doping and died from cocaine at age 34.

Please don't emulate.


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I was aware of all of that, Tim. I knew what I was saying in the context of the discussion. It's not like I said that I'd wear a RadioShack jersey or anything.
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Old 07-01-19, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
All dark color kit is the only thing I'd object to because it's just so stupid from a safety perspective.
That's me right there...My back pack is dark grey, my bikes are black and all my clothing is dark colours, black, dark grey, camo and few others. I don't own any clothing in bright colours except a construction vest which I use only when I feel it's necessary.
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That's me right there...My back pack is dark grey, my bikes are black and all my clothing is dark colours, black, dark grey, camo and few others. I don't own any clothing in bright colours except a construction vest which I use only when I feel it's necessary.
Where I think this is a huge problem in the daylight is if you're going in and out of shade. This gets very stealthy very fast.

I've no idea why you would want to do this. Obviously, from what I've said before, I think it's stupid.
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Old 07-01-19, 12:28 PM
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I dunno. My wife wears tights with neon yellow and hot pink accents and a matching pink top. Smokin' hot. Seriously.


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One of the nice things about getting old is you remember what used to be in style so you know styles are going to change again. I think it was just this past spring that somebody was complaining about all black bikes and components.

Feel free to chuckle at the folks with the blinkys neon and fur. They're probably laughing at you for being too bland.
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That's me right there...My back pack is dark grey, my bikes are black and all my clothing is dark colours, black, dark grey, camo and few others. I don't own any clothing in bright colours except a construction vest which I use only when I feel it's necessary.
What's with the all black kit?
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Its gotten to a fresh new absurdity level....cycling fashion. Neon gone wild. Bug glasses. Skullcap bubble visor TT helmets. Then combine that with this facial hair fad. Its like a clown car collided with a huddle of walruses. Although I do get a chuckle from the colideiscope of blinky lites, neon and fur.
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post

I see nothing wrong with this. Would emulate...
Winner of the Giro d Italia , Daily GC and overall Prize Money Winner on the final day.. is awarded the pink jersey

Marco Pantani Won that ..

Just like the TDF does, with yellow..
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
I was aware of all of that, Tim. I knew what I was saying in the context of the discussion. It's not like I said that I'd wear a RadioShack jersey or anything.
God bless all those poor souls who had to grind up and toss in the bin their USPS Trek OCLV bikes after the Armstrong ordeal. Oh the horror of shredding a perfectly good few thousand dollar bike!

Right.........now we see how ridiculous this is. I complimented a guy who took a water break at the park my kids were playing at the other day, he had one of the those and it looked showroom still. Tell me you all don't watch pro baseball, or football, or futbol, or NASCAR (methamphetamine), or any other sport.

I think the original poster's name should be "little ring" instead of "big ring". Sounds like a little compensation for something going on in here.

I think the only kit I wouldn't ever wear without losing a bet is the Armstrong era Astana kit or the fugly AG2R kit when it was the "revealing" weird brown color. Ewwww......just ugly.
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