Thursday, July 16, 2009

Do Baggies Make it Better?

I mentioned that I got my clock cleaned a couple times last week.  What I didn't mention is that one of the clock cleanings was a first for me.  My first DFL.  I probably deserved a DFL or two in the past due to mechanicals or an otherwise bad race, but there was always at least one person a little suckier than me.  Not on Wednesday.  I was the suckiest.  At least in the otherwise non-sucky "Expert A" class anyway.

I sorta knew this was coming by looking down the list of "Expert A" racers.  So as I was getting dressed for the race, I made a conscious decision: if I am going down, I'm going down in style.  So I grabbed my baggy shorts off of the shelf.  

I think you had to look back in the staging area past all of the Expert As, all of the Expert Bs and at least to the Sports, if not the Beginners to see another pair of baggies last Wednesday.  So here's my question:  Does racing in baggies against all of the fast lycra-clad "Expert A" racers make my DFL any more respectable?  

If you saw how good I looked on Wednesday, I think you'd agree that it does.  


Ski Bike Junkie said...
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Ski Bike Junkie said...

I hate it when I screw up the html.

Ski Bike Junkie said...

What I was trying to say is baggies make it all better. My motto is: if you can't be fast, you should at least look good.

KanyonKris said...

Yes, baggies make it better.

And I expect you to back me up when I ask a similar question. Brothers in denial!

nails said...

You had to know i would comment: Its all about security, and what better way to feel secure than to dress like everyone else. Now lets start the fad at road races. Ya, right.