Rock the late 70's track racing style of Breaking Away's Moocher, one of the four members of Bloomington, Indiana's famed Cutters bike gang.
First, you need a properly outfitted red racing helmet. We found ours at a local Army Navy surplus store. Use paint or tape to dial in the detailing.
Next, you need the shirt. We just happen to have the Cutters shirt
, made to spec, right down to the racing number 34 on the back.
Then you'll need some burgundy short shorts. Or jorts, which are are equally acceptable. The shorter, the more authentic and keeping with the period.
You'll also need some long hair. Our model graciously wore a wig, which we purchased for about $10.
And finally, a pair of ratty Converse or similar classic trainers; pair with tube socks, vintage or otherwise, and you're good to go!
This year, race through Halloween on a group ride! Pull together three of your friends and form a Cutters team - Dave
, Moocher, Mike
, and Cyril
- for Halloween!