Big day for me at the Goodwill; couple of real nice finds. I was perusing the clothing and I saw a shirt that I knew had to be special. I’ve never heard of the brand, Jam’s World, but when I saw that it was made in Hawaii I knew I’d found something. Jam’s World shirts sell for 100 dollars each, so I guess getting this used for 3 bucks is a pretty good deal. I doubt I’ll ever actually wear it anywhere, but who knows, I may turn into a beach bum one day.
In the long sleeve shirts I couldn’t believe my luck when I came across a Merino Wool cycling jersey. It’s got some dopy graphics, Pedal for the Cause is an Cancer Charity ride in St. Louis. I did some research, this jersey is the reward for those participants who raise 2500 dollars or more to fight cancer. I kind of doubt anyone would buy a tightwad like me even participating in a one day ride that costs 125 dollars and requirement to raise at least a 100o dollars. Though I feel I’d be completely justified to show up with this jersey and act like I own the place.
I also received some new shorts today. I’ve been dealing with a rather disturbing problem, all of my shorts seem to be wearing out at the same time. My ultimate favorite Castelli shorts suffered a catastrophic chamois failure last time I rode them. In fact every time I’ve washed my bike clothes lately I’ve found stray peices of a foam rubber that have fallen out of various chamois pads.
I got these bib shorts on ebay for 19 bucks new. They aren’t exactly legit, in that I mean they are Chinese knock offs. These are the kind of shorts you actually buy direct from China, but someone in the USA was selling off several pair.