This is my first post on this forum and I hope I'm posting this in the right place.
I am interested to know if anyone has any style tips for looking better on the trail. I understand that style is very subjective and we all try to portray oursleves differently - what might seem cool to one person might seem very uncool to another.
As such, I will provide some information here so that fellow forumites can get a better idea of my style - 1)some information about myself that may give you an idea of my style, 2)what I currently do on the trail to look cool or to live out my style. Then I hope some might have some tips
1) Some information about me:
- Graphic designer
- IQ in 99th percentile
- PC User (Windows)
- Hate geeky T-shirts
- Will never wear Converse sneaks
- Drive VW Polo
2) Current trail style
- Bike: Niner ROS9 with full XTR
- Cloathing: Never ever wear lycra in a way other people can see it. When on trail I wear normal baggy shorts with road bike cycling shorts underneath. Plus t-shirt, I almost always wear plain colour t-shirts, this is key to my personal style. I have about 20 t-shirts all are only one solid colour and absolutley no markings or brands on them. I do not have clipless pedals, I like to just ride with comfortable Nike Free Run shoes (black,white soles - love these shoes).
- Protective gear: I dont ride fast and I think a key to my current style is that i do not wear any protective gear aside from helmet - this gives a nice care-free, free-spirited image.
- Other: I try to pull off all decals from Bike and Bike parts, but it is very important to realise one thing here - I do this simply because I think that the decals on bike parts is horrendous and made to appeal for the general man with IQ around 110. Most people will like these things, since I am a designer I hate these.
Well there is so much more that I can tell you all about myself but it will take forever lol
Anyways, so back to my question then:
Any style tips that you have perhaps seen on the trail that made you think 'Damn that dude looks cool', etc...?
Perhaps something like alternative approaches to a Camelbak that looks more manly, or maybe riding without socks (not tried this but might day after tomorrow), or somthing similar? Just anything you can think of that might make one look cooler on the trails!!
Thanks for reading this and happy biking all!