On Monday a guy in khakis and a plaid shirt with dress shoes on a 35 lb. 3-speed Raleigh with what could pass for a grocery cart hanging from his handlebars dusted my @ss on the way home...yeah, he was only going 6 miles and my one-way is 12 -- that's it.
Stopped by the LBS tonight on the way home and was given a hard time about using my racing bike for commuting...my cool factor has definitely warmed. A new 'cross ride has been in the back of my head for months. Now, it may be a necessity.
Or, maybe I'll just get out my Schwinn Starlet and give up the lycra.
According to a post in the MTBR Women's Forum, I'm all over the cycling food chain...from Trackie (4th) and Cat. 3 (7th) to Tourist--Non-loaded, organized group in mountains (18th) to Commuter on Racing Bike (27th). I wonder if there's a time-qualifier -- I might have to forgo my 4th and 7th places since I haven't raced in three years. Hopefully, the Unspoken Rules section will show I qualify for moves!
- TOB wondering what message plaid really sends