The blue Belgian Up shirt has evoked an amount of questions and comments that i have not experienced before......
The locals in BrisVegas are certainly intrigued.
Many have wondered who and why.
Certainly a conversation starter.....
And seems to prove my stance against crappy imitation USA-college style logo shirts that many wear.
Tell them what BTFU means!
Nice, apart from floods I am not sure if Brisbane sees much Belgian weather conditions. While it is about weather ('it was a bit Belgain in the hills today') it's also a state of mind.
I've told the story of its origin before. It was a phrase used by Adelaide author of a really great little book called 21 Nights in July (about the Tour de France and cycling from a metaphysical point of view... believe me it's good). Ianto used the phrase to title a gallery of photos on Facebook of his winter riding. Me being amused by it began also using it and I guess it came into the common vernacular. Incidently I did ask Ianto for his intellectual copywright and paid him for it. He says:
Yeah, I'm pretty sure I am the originator of the expression 'Belgian Up' as well as 'Belgian Up Sissy'. Preferably accompanied by a picture of a Belgian Golden Age hardcase like Schotte or Van Steenbergen, De Bruyne or, at a pinch, a young Merckx. I'm certainly happy to have it popularized.
I do have about 6 mediums left and one large by way of a shameless plug and like all good jokes it won't be repeated.
The aforementioned book is a very good read.
I have a Belgian flag on my bike for inspiration, however sometimes it makes me feel like stoping for a Stella and a lift home.
Someone I know got a "HTFU" Mug and a week later sooked publically about headwinds. Knew I should have got him the beer stein!
You've only got the medium size ones left now
Actually I found 1 more large one and a few mediums and one women's large which to me look kinda small.
silly me thought the only time it is ok to grizzle about head winds is when the sheets of corrugated iron start flying around head hight.
Thats what the drops are for. :-)