Thursday, March 25, 2010

Make your own Casquette

Sometimes a casquette, or cycling cap, is the perfect thing to wear. Perhaps it pairs nicely with your flip-up sunglasses while you are playing pickup games of hoops. In these northern winters the cap shields your eyes from the drizzle as you ride unforgiving base miles in the attempt to discover your inner machoness.

I have long been a fan of Octopus Caps of Columbus. I saved my pennies and I bought me one of their beautiful recycled-fabric black and red checkered caps. But I haven't mustered the tenacity to wear my cap while turning the pedals in anger. Plus, it will not be "matchy matchy" with my new "strip."

Maybe I'll save a few more pennies and make a few caps of my own—just stop me before I start making my own shorts.


  1. What do you mean by "strip?"

  2. I watch too many Tour de France videos and I think it is British slang for kit. As in "Mario Cipolini was fined a few bob for wearing illegal strip celebrating the 1000 birthday of Julius Caesar." I think that's from the 2001 tour.

  3. That "strip" would be worn under a "racing cape", right?