I’ve had the not so pleasurable pleasure of meeting a cycling snob recently and the journalist inside me, unable to control the habit of asking questions, asked involuntarily. The question: what is something you find funny or interesting about other cyclists?
What I got was an earful of distaste of a quite comedic fashion statement I must admit. “As a cycling snob there’s an assumption that cycling is your top priority. If that is the case then why on earth would you go around cycling in skinny jeans?? You can barely move.” The cycling connoisseur chose to remain anonymous.
My experiences proving that the range of motion granted to a skinny jeans wearer doesn’t surpass standing still and not for too long either, I was actually intrigued by this comment. It seemed quite practical in fact and not the least bit snooty. So how do they do it, these skinny jeans cyclists? The responses were astounding!
“I just hold in my breath the whole time and hope for the best. ” (Max Rutten, 22)
“I never really noticed it much.. I always manage. I can cycle wearing anything. ” (Nelson Aguillard, 24)
“Well these are stretch skinnies so quite comfy. Yeah so I don’t have a problem with them at all. ” ( Kelly Wurtz, 28)
” There’s a little technique I use but it’s strictly confidential” ( Lance Netherton, 30) Lance would not devulge his technique despite my pleadings.
And my personal favorite ” Oh you caught me, all my trousers are in the wash, had no choice but to put these on today.” ( Mathew Sommerfield, 25)
There you have it. The verdict is in for all you out there with a deep attachment to your skinny jeans. You don’t have to ditch the trousers to call yourself a cyclist.