Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Bianchi Man Cometh!


There are regular bike commuters that I see every day at the same spot at the same time. One of them I nicknamed "Bianchi Man". :) He has a classic torquoise-colored Bianchi hybrid bike. He should be a model for Bianchi bikes because he is SO decked out in a matching Bianchi jersey, shorts, helmet matches the biking gloves and even socks that have the various colors of the Bianchi trademark! :) I wonder each time, do you only have ONE set of clothes like this? Because I see him in these SAME clothes EVERY time….and don't the clothes get stinky? (especially when we had the hot weather….). I went online to see if there were other Bianchi jerseys…and there are. Maybe Mr. Bianchi Man will get a different Bianchi-style design for his birthday or Christmas. :)

I have probably 10-15 different biking jerseys that I can wear. Variety is the spice of life... Fortunately, I don't sweat much, so I can get away with wearing the same jersey for a few days at least, before I have to trade it for another one. I've gotten many compliments on my jerseys through the years…. :) There's a story behind most of my jerseys - - places I've visited, bike event tours I've done, or they're just plain wearable art. :) Plus, some jerseys are thin, and good for the hot weather. Others are more thick, for cooler weather. So, it helps to have different kinds...

5 comments:

Reba said...

Bianchi Man! I see him regularly as well. He is an iconic comuter. I think he is envisioning himself as a member of an elite pro team, I must confess, depending upon the jersey I am wearing, I sometimes engage in the same fantasy.

stickboy said...

Nice article!

btw- I thought you moved out of the area?

Anonymous said...

I think the color is called celeste green by Bianci.

I call these kinds of trail users "my regulars". They show up day after day. The cast of characters changes very gradually over time. There's the guy with the gray beard I see near DCA and the young woman with a messenger bag always dressed in black with sunglasses on. Then the guy on the beater bike with fenders and aero bars. (He's fast.) And the guy with the tandem and no stoker. Less frequently there is the devoted Indian man taking his disabled (CP, spinabifida?) daughter for a walk in Belle Haven Park.

Just another thing that car commuters miss out on...

Charmaine said...

Stickboy: Nah, am still in the area - things didn't work out to move out-of-state. :) Char

stickboy said...

Char,
cool. you working at any shops since I last saw u?