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Jersey for Racingmorkm
Feb 19, 2003 10:31 PM
Hi.

I know this was discussed a few days ago, but wondering if it's okay to wear my collegiate jersey to race in and/or a national team jersey for another country. I'm unattached at this time and don't think an officials are going to punt me from a Cat.5 race just b/c of my jersey, but wondering if it's incorrect to do.

The college jersey is for my alma mater, and it's 10 states away...the national team jersey is from my foreign girlfriend.

Just wondering what opinions you all have.

Thanks
re: Jersey for RacingMR_GRUMPY
Feb 20, 2003 7:22 AM
I remember an incident from 5 years ago, where a rider wore a jersey that he was not supposed to wear. The officials held up the race and made him take the jersey off, turn it inside out, and wear it that way.
It all depends on the officials, and if one other rider complains about it.
even if no clothing Nazis, I wouldn'tDougSloan
Feb 20, 2003 7:51 AM
I think the rules are designed to avoid confusion, so people don't think you are on a team you are not on, or to uphold the value of champion jerseys. There is enough ambiguity in the rules that they could either question it or not.

Personally, I try to avoid any questionable activity, whether it be clothing, equipment, riding, whatever. Therefore, even if no one would raise a stink, I'd wear only a plain jersey if I'm not currently on a team. That's just me, though.

Doug
Get a different jersey53T
Feb 20, 2003 8:03 AM
Cat 5 is for learning the sport. Practice following the rules and get a neutral jersey. Better yet join a club, use that jersey and you may learn even more.
re: Jersey for RacingNo_sprint
Feb 20, 2003 8:36 AM
I don't know where you're at, however, if you're racin' cat. 5 in SoCal, you'll fit right in if you're in Once or USPS or any pro team full gear down the bike and the shoes.

It's quite amusing. If the officials decided to enforce those rules here, 1/2 the field would be walkin' home.

Someone told me that there was a Ferrari Colnago in the cat. 5 field a couple weeks ago.

My opinion? Go with inexpensive neutral clothing or as someone above mentioned, just join a club, you will learn more. Lastly, for everyone's safety, if you're brand new to this, stay on the back (if you can). Good luck, have fun.
don't do itel_pato
Feb 25, 2003 5:54 PM
Don't wear the college jersey. Even if it is your alma matter, you're not an actual member of their team and you'd be misrepresenting them, even if it is 10 states away. Do yourself a favor and join a team.

I had to restrict sales of my college team's jersey for this very reason. I sure don't want random alumni racing in my jersey. It's a matter of principle. Do yourself a favor and join a local club.