It was me.
Finally I was able to bend an actual rep's ear last night at Freewheel. Damn, I forgot to ask his name, but he said he'd send the message along.
So that guy. Freewheel in Minneapolis. April 28th. I was the one. He heard me out.
I buy your bicycle clothing. It's quality stuff -- my fleece-lined bibs still look as good as they did when I bought them last fall. By comparison, the fleece-lined tights I got from ABC Cycling Mfg. started pilling within a couple of weeks. Your shorts keep my backside irritation-free.
Your women's jerseys...
Pockets. I look for and will buy classy an entirely separate Pearl issue, fun, sleek women's jerseys with three pockets. Three full-sized pockets. I will buy more expensive jerseys because of pockets.
Someone, somewhere, somehow associated with Pearl Izumi, has gotten the idea that women don't need to carry stuff. Pearl Izumi offers one-pocket models. Pearl offers two pocket models. Pearl offers what is called three pockets, however the two on either side of center are about 2" wide with a slanted top opening slanted top opening that effectively removes about half of the carrying capacity.
What useful cycling item would you carry in your 2" x 2" jersey pocket?
Show me any men's jersey with those same pockets.
If'n ya can't, then don't be offering them to women.
I'm not looking to carry my lipstick and a credit card, here. I don't parade. I ride a bicycle. And I don't ride a rig with a trunk on a rack not that there's anything wrong with that. I haul a cell phone. Snacks. Sunscreen. Money. Arm and leg warmers.
I use three full pockets.
- this stuff so irritates The OB
And what's with the Dale Evans getup?