Dad gum it! It got too cold too fast! At 32 degrees when I left the house this morning, I had to pull out my lobster mitts and winter coat for the first time this year. Combined with a pair of sweats over my tights and a balaclava to provide a 2nd layer over my ears, I was good to go!
Warning: Rant coming!
I also wore my new Fat Cyclist jersey for the first time today. Snazzy isn’t it?
But the question I have is why in the world do they size these things so that a little guy like me has to buy an “extra large” to fit? I mean, come on! I’m only 5’7″, and weigh 160 lbs. Every other shirt I buy except for spandex base layers is always a medium. The first jersey I ordered was a “large”, but it fit my arms and shoulders so tightly that I was afraid I would rip it apart the first time I rode in it. That same thing happened when I bought my MSU jersey last year. I know professional cyclists are bean pole wimps when it comes to their upper bodies, but these jerseys are advertised to be “club cut” so you would expect them to have a little more room. I do lift weights regularly, but I ask, do I look like a bulked up body builder?
I would sure hate to be a big guy trying to find a jersey to fit…..
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