|This brave soul looking off into the Fred future.|
Fred fashion is an interesting thing...
Everybody starts somewhere in their cycling wardrobe. The initial purchases of shorts (Because you are unaware of the invention of bibs and why they are so far superior.) and a jersey that's 2 sizes to big because you're to embarrassed to be seen in the shorts.
The next thing is socks and shoes. Here again you usually get the wrong type of shoes. Because it seems like getting a pair of shoes to ride with should be super simple. But it never is. MTB or road? Velcro, buckles or BOA? Blah, blah, blah.
All these things are then followed by a jacket and for what ever reason the first jacket we all get (Yes, I was a Fred initially too.) is a bright yellow or green one. The logic being that we want to be seen on the road. Which is a sound idea. But it can get worse.
A lot worse...
The next thing they do is get a rear view mirror...
|I call BS, and say its the grey matter between your ears...|
After the rear view mirror they usually clutter up their handle bars with all kinds of technology (Because they need to know what and where and how and why they are riding a bike I guess.
|This guy is of course missing his iPhone attachment. Because unless your ride is on Strava. It doesn't count...|
Bags are the (I believe.) number one reason Fred's get into cycling. First you have the saddle bag...
|Usually the larger and more expandable the better.|
But a true blue Fred won't stop there. Oh, no! They want a bento box...
|Fred's have to find a place to carry their chap stick and extra gels (Can't fit them all in the saddle bag.).|
|Please note that you will always have a spot for your awesome 90's cell phone...|
But the true fashion Fred's for the 2012-2013 fashion season seem to be favoring fanny packs.
Please understand that like any good scientist. I'm just here to judge... I mean observe and record my findings. Come up with your own hypothesis and enjoy viewing these beautiful creatures out in the wild.
Thanks for reading.
Rubber side down,