Until very recently, I was resistant to spandex and Lycra and any cycling athletic wear that made it seem you had to spend a thousand bucks on an outfit to ride a bicycle. After riding longer rides, I realized that cycling shorts, arm/leg warmers and jerseys served important functions. I started looking at thrift stores for cycling clothing. Like a game of Where’s Waldo, I’ve found some cool and interesting cycling clothing for pretty damn cheap.
Today I’m getting ready to go on a ride and trying to decide between the $1.99 slick jersey I got at the Salvation Army in Healdsburg or the crazy early 90’s Jersey I found at Thrift Town in SF for about $4. One definitely makes me feel sexier, but I’m not sure if that’s in important factor in cycling. I’m going to wear the retro jersey to find out!