In 1976 I had planned to cycle the coast-to-coast ride sponsored by Bike Centennial (now Adventure Cycling). Preliminary plans were laid, but circumstances prevented my attendance. Just as well, I was poorly prepared. Twenty years later, Adventure Cycling came out with a commemorative jersey and I purchased it as incentive to finally get my act together. Well, in 2001 I did ride coast-to-coast, just not with Adventure Cycling.
But I wore the jersey a lot, both before and after 2001. The jerseys you wear tell a lot about your cycling history. I have my Hotter'n Hell in honor of the ten I did there; the Six Gap Century of which I'm quite proud; Alpe d'Huez likewise. The End-to-End is another epic ride jersey that I wear often. I have more jerseys than Carter has pills. I guess you could say I have quite a history.