In Le Tour de France, riders race for various prizes, represented by different colored jerseys: The yellow jersey for the overall fastest person in the race, of course. The polka dot jersey for the best climber. The white jersey for the best young rider. And the green jersey for the best sprinter.
Le Tour de Milk Crate features the Hawaiian-print “la dolce vita/stop and smell the flowers” jersey and — as we touched on in yesterday’s stage — the “I-need-all-the-help-I-can-get-to-avoid-being-hit-by-a-car” reflective safety vest.
Here is the rider currently in possession of the safety vest …
… getting some welcome encouragement from a fan, as our rider traverses a long, difficult, traffic-free stretch of bike path while heading toward the friendlier terrain of Agate and East Broadway.
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(DISCLAIMER: It should go without saying that all of the photos we present here in our coverage of Le Tour de Milk Crate are actual candid photos of actual innocent bystanders spotted in Eugene. No dramatizations or setups have been used, heavens no.)
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Yellow Jacket of Authority:
A fluoro yellow wind/shower jacket as sported by many commuting cyclists. Gets its moniker from the smugness and perceived aura of invincibility that seems to emanate from wearers of this garish garment. Also comes in sleeveless version the YVA.
Shorthand for Yellow Jacket of Authority.