Today's history lesson: Bicycle racing and the cycling jersey
The first bicycle race is popularly held to have been a 1,200 meter race on the 31 May 1868 at the Parc de Saint-cloud, paris. It was won by expatriate Englishman James Moore who rode a wooden bicycle with iron tires.
A cycling jersey is a specialized jersey used for cycling. A jersey is important to the cyclist because it provides certain benefits. A cycling jersey is uniquely designed; it has a long cut in the back in order to accommodate the bent-over position of the cyclist. The pockets on the jersey are positioned on the back panel as front pockets usually have a tendency to spill. The zipper on the jersey is frequently made lengthy so that the cyclist can open up the jersey when he or she feel hot.
So, that is your history lesson for today from me to you. If you are curious whether or not we have vintage cycling threads. The answer : I am happy to say yes. We have jerseys and dead stock cycling caps.
June is Bike Month. Make it a vintage one.
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