The value Jay Jacobson placed on his NYCC Liberty jersey

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Before reading this, look at the photo of Jay Jacobson on the home page.

OK, here's the story. Jay is cycling in the South Pacific...well, actually, on land, not on the ocean. Maybe Pago Pago. Maybe Bora Bora. Maybe Tahiti. Native wants to buy his NYCC-Liberty jersey. Jay says it's not for sale. Native offers him a night with his wife in exchange for it.

Jay still has the jersey.

He swears this is a true story...well, some years ago he swore it was. Ask him yourself.

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Evan Marks (not verified)
Like playing telephone...

...the way I heard the story is that the native offered his daughter in exchange for the jersey.

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Jay (not verified)
it was his SISTER!!!

Actually cycling around the bay in Rhode Island the jersey got the most compliments (between 5 & 10) but no similar offers!!

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Etoain Shrdlu (not verified)
Mine still gets interesting comments

"Most recently, my Statue of Liberty Wearing A Bike Helment Jersey attracted comments at the Greek Day parade, which I was passing by on my way to Nyack. I got stopped by some tourists (German-accented) who wanted to know where they could get a jersey like mine.

""You have to be a club member,"" I said, ""and in fact, you had to be a club member five or six years ago. There's a different jersey now. I think they're out of this one.""

""In other words, this is prejudice against women,"" one of them huffed, as they stalked off. (They were all women and I swear this is true.) I wanted to say women belong to the NYCC and wear the jersey, too, but they were already heading down the street and I was not about to ride my bicycle down the crowded sidewalk to correct them.

Anyway, prejudice against women? I wish I had been with Raisehellfrida the Mud Maiden. She would have taken off her own muddy jersey and said a few well-chosen words while waving it at them. The cops would have liked this, too, since this would have given them an opportunity to arrest another cyclist and confiscate a jersey as well as a bicycle.

Or if Maurice the Marxist Cyclist had been with me, he could have offered them a lengthy dialectic on erroneous assumptions.

Incidentally, have you ever heard anybody making wild offers or comments concerning any other club jersey? No? Me neither. Remind me again why we changed it?

""If it ain't busted, bust it!""
-- Some failed and forgotten dictator, or other

Your Pal,
Etoain Shrdlu"

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