I have been riding road bikes for 30 years. In all that time, I have never once fantasized about racing. It never appealed to me at all. Not that I don't like to go fast occasionally because I do. Occasionally. But mostly I cycle for the exercise and to see the world at a slower pace than an automobile allows. And since I've never had the racer dream, I have never once considered wearing lycra. And not just because I'd look ridiculous in it (I would, trust me). I like to be able to jump on my bike in whatever clothes I happen to be wearing and I don't want to look like a Tour de France competitor when I arrive wherever I'm going. I'm just a regular guy who happens to ride a bike. So no lycra, no company logos, and no shoes I can't walk in when I'm off the bike. Maybe I'm a retrogrouch but I had the exact same mindset when I was in my twenties. Simply riding my bicycle is the only statement I need to make.