Fat city

It's what the all the well-dressed fat bastards are wearing this season.

It’s what the all the well-dressed fat bastards are wearing this season.

The new kit has landed at El Rancho Pendejo.

As usual, I seem to be between sizes — Voler’s large club suits me fine without an undershirt, but once I (ahem) bulk up for winter I may need to go to an XL. And to think my original is a medium. Sigh.

The full zip is a big improvement over the original edition, and so is the fabric. For starters, it’s lighter, which means you can have that extra donut for breakfast. But you can’t have the shorts — not yet, anyway. Them there is original bibs from Back In the Day™ and we’ve yet to bring them back to hideous life.

Chime in as your jerseys arrive and let me know what you think.

What do I think? I think I’ll go for a ride, that’s what I think. I think.

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26 Responses to “Fat city”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Now all we have to do is find a time for the team to meet and ride in Duke City. After the monsoon when things have cooled off a bit might be a good time.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Looks like we’re in monsoon season for real, too, Pat. The forecast is full of rain. The good news? The roasters are full of chile. We’re getting an early start on that season.

  2. khal spencer Says:

    Is that a beer?

  3. Charley Auer Says:

    One eye shut = 1/2 asleep? Can’t wait for my jersey!

  4. Debby in Crestone Says:

    Not looking all that fat though, Patrick. I recommend increasing your intake of green chili cheeseburgers. I’m told they are quite popular down there.

  5. khal spencer Says:

    I’d say the new run is running just a tad smaller than my old ones. Medium is snug (and I just swapped back and forth between my older red/black/white Mad Dog jersey and the new one. Suspect I am between sizes as well. The Medium looks fine, according to my significant other. Sent the pic to O’G a few minutes ago. It fits snugly without any base layer. Not sure it will work with a base layer, but I have two of the older Old Guy jerseys for that.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Well, shoot. I believe they accept returns, K, if you want to go for a large. Or you can have my large. Only worn once by a little old man for a photo shoot.

      • khal spencer Says:

        O’G, I think mine is fine. Take a look (without howling with laughter) at the email pic I sent.

      • Patrick O'Grady Says:

        Sizing is always … interesting. In the Voler Mad Dog kit, which had raglan sleeves, I took a large in club cut and a 2XL in race cut. The Adventure Cycling garb, a club cut with set-in sleeves, is a hair snug in large. Ditto the new Old Guy kit, which also is club/set-in.

        A word to the wise, all ye who order.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        I tried on my 13 year old V2 Old Guy jersey and my new V1 Old guy jersey this morning. Both are club cut, large size, and raglan sleeves. Other than the elastic being shot on the old jersey, the fit was almost the same; I could not tell any difference. I am 5’10” and weigh 157. But I do not like tight jerseys, so even though I am a medium on Voler size charts, I always order one size up. I hope that helps those who are getting ready to order and don’t have other Voler jerseys.

    • veloben Says:

      The medium is a tad tight, but that keeps all the internal organs in place on downhill turns.

  6. Ryan Says:

    OMG I have, and am actually sitting in, that exact same chair and ottoman! nice style but I am not as cool as you Mad Dog as I do not (yet) have a spiffy new jersey and I am fresh out of chips salsa and beer…..

  7. John ONeill Says:

    Looks like you shaved that forest off the legs. Still mucho hair on the ears.

  8. khal spencer Says:

    So why don’t we all send photos of ourselves in the Old Guy jerseys. Patrick can use it to market same. Or, I suppose, provide the world with comic relief.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      I sent him a couple yesterday. He has my permission to use them as he wishes, although I’m not sure what that means now that I think of it. Anywho, I don’t know if his monitor survived when he first opened them. I had a vision of max smoke and sparks, then a fire extinguisher. But you and Patrick were in a magazine, and the world survived.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      By all means, folks, send in your pix if you don’t object to me compiling an online gallery of same. I already have shots from Khal and Pat, and if ours didn’t break the Internet, yours probably won’t either.

  9. John in GJ Says:

    I received my V2 just yesterday. I compared it my current favorite fitting jerseys, a couple jerseys from Primal Wear, and I can’t tell any difference as far as size and cut is concerned. So at least for my size (which, being true to the spirit of the jersey, is in XL), the jersey fits the same as Primal Wear’s sport cut.

    The only other comment is that for some reason I was expecting the V2 to be red and white, but it’s more of an orange than a red. No worries, I like it just the same, perhaps even a bit better.

    • khal spencer Says:

      The new yellow jersey is really bright. So much so that some guy in a Jeep must have target fixated on me yesterday and almost ran me down in an intersection.

      Ended up where we noted our admiration for the respective troopships that our moms had swam out to. You just never know…..

  10. Bobm Says:

    I’ve just received V2 this morning- sadly, it was tight. I’ll have to go up a size (Large to XL). My wife said that I look “professional” in it and loves it as much as I do! I’m a little disappointed on the sizing, but am willing to wait for the replacement ’cause I’ve been waiting for years for the comeback.

    You even got a shout out on The Spokesmen Podcast about the jersey, courtesy of Jim Moss.

    Thanks for bringing them back.

  11. Russ Williams Says:

    My new style jersey arrived yesterday so I can wear it to see my oncologist (also a bike nut) on Monday. In Sept I’ll buy the retro jersey. Good times! Russ

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