I gave away my bike jerseys today. I donated them to our local bike club to use as door prizes at team meetings. A lot of color just went out of my life.
Cyclist seem to come in two types: Plain & Loud. I was usually Loud. Not noise-wise but color-wise. My original motivations for my early jersey purchases was purely from a safety stand point. I wanted to be seen! Not like Paris Hilton wants to be seen but the way a traffic cone wants to be seen.
As time went on I saw my jerseys as a statement of how I wanted to ride that day. Anything over 60 miles with large numbers of riders required my Wheaties jersey. I even had matching socks!
I hope the new owners realize how lucky they are. Not lucky to be wearing one of my jerseys but lucky to be able to ride. If I accomplish anything with this blog perhaps it will be to cause someone to open their eyes a little wider and see their good fortune. Maybe even you!