This topic is purely for entertainment so I hope no one takes this too seriously, but… I’m wondering how folks generally get on with cycling kit vs. riding in non-cycling specific kit.
Personally, a few years ago I was beginning to get an itch for nicer and matching kit, but could never get past the cost so I didn’t pull the trigger on anything. I would generally ride in black bibs with a solid color jersey (Castelli or some such).
To make the jersey work (putting stuff in pockets) without sagging, I was getting more and more form-fitting jerseys which made me feel ridiculous as I wasn’t racing (then or ever), and I wasn’t shaving the pins (hairy legs and matching kit seemed stylistically contradictory).
Since, I’ve just decided to rock black bibs, black socks and whatever shirt I have that suits the weather at the time, t-shirt, long sleeve plaid button up, cotton, poly, fleece, etc., and I’m so much more comfortable than I used to be. I often see folks out riding in kit that just doesn’t even look comfortable, and I wonder if they’d find riding more enjoyable if they didn’t feel like jerseys especially were a required piece of clothing for riding.
I know this is all very subjective, and I don’t think I even have a point, but I do wonder how it all plays out for people who ride a lot, race currently, used to race, with money, no money, don’t ride that much and on and on. I’m guess I’m just being nosy.
A friend I ride with regularly used to race a fair amount and still races occasionally so he’s in matching kit for every ride, seems simple enough. Kinda funny when we show up in totally different gear for the same outing. Anyways, I hope everyone’s getting out on the bike as preferred these days, I know I’m thankful to get outside no matter the kit I have.