Why do we wear jortz?
Jortz and sweaters. All season long people gave us the crazy eye as we lined up for race after race in our cut-offs and woolen sweaters. People asked us, incredulously, “are you really going to race in that?!”
Yes. I am going to race in these. And there’s a good chance me or one of my teammates will beat you. Because we don’t just show up to races to throw beer cans around and give booty-dollar hand-ups; we show up to race our legs off and be examples to other women that you don’t need to buy ALL OF THE GEAR in order to just participate. A simple “run what you brung” ethos is what we’re going for here. A harkening to the days when you were nine years old, you just got done with homework and ran outside hopped on your bike and rode around everywhere, anywhere. With or without your friends. Because that was your favorite thing to do, because it was so easy, because the second you hopped on your bikes, you embarked on a great adventure. Just you and your bike, maybe some friends too.
Obviously bike wear has gone through many iterations and refinements over the decades and we appreciate those. I love wearing chamois padded shorts and I know my labias love it even more! Having pockets on the back of my sweat wicking zip-up shirt is so handy and great! But it’s not the end all, nor be all of cycling. Thus, following in the path of outspoken minds we say, “get on your bike already, let’s ride!”
And what’s with the sweaters? ‘Cause wool is the best damn activewear fabric you could ever hope to own. Just ask our friends at Cedar Cycling and B.Spoke Tailor. They may be a bit biased but they sure know their shit!
Why do you wear jortz?