WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — As cyclists trained for the most anticipated event of the year, some just could not help but revamp their wardrobes for the miles they would ride, but what motivates their style?
“I’m somewhat of a new cyclist, I’ve been cycling for about six to eight months now,” local cyclist Darien Roach said.
“I’ve been cycling for about three and a half years,” local cyclist Diana Snow said.
Both Snow and Roach take their get-up very seriously before hopping on a bike, but for different reasons, swag,
“I match my shoes with my handlebar tape,” Roach said.
Snow, however, looks for comfort.
“I like this because it looks comfortable. It has some encouraging words on it and it looks cute. I like our bibs because they have nice chamois. You are in one piece but if you have to go make a little rest stop you can pull the back part of it down,” Snow said.
And eyewear is just as important.
“I usually just wear sunglasses because they’re cuter,” Snow said.
However, Snow said it’s easier to have a clear lens or cycling goggles that have transition lenses. But what about shoes?
“You want to be in a tighter shoe but not too tight. I tried on every shoe in the store before I picked mine,” Snow said.
“Some people look for more rigidity in the bottom having more carbon fiber and also this cool little bore system right here that makes it a lot easier to get in and out of the shoe just by simply clicking and turning this little dial right here,” Roach said.
Just like anyone else, cyclists want to look like absolute best but it’s all about safety and comfortability.