cargo pants parade

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A local celebration of specialness involved walking around in khaki cargo pants demonstrating evidence of fertility (children) herded on bicycles.   At least,    that’s what it looked like to me.   Me = Furriner.

Cargo pants on parade

I was baffled by the city parade today.   “What are we celebrating?” No-one seemed to know.   “It’s Derby Days“,   “What’s that?”.   The sheer abundance of khaki cargo pants was overwhelming.   Is there a conspiracy to reduce visual diversity?  Even women appear to wear variations on the theme.   In this city the dress trends appear to conspire to dampen evidence of diversity.

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  1. Fizzz writes:

    The Redmond Derby is the oldest cycling criterium in the U.S. Cyclists go round and round on a short course around a Redmond city block. The races were yesterday afternoon. We saw the top women’s and men’s races in the evening.

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  2. Raymond writes:

    One of my colleagues asked a City of Redmond employee, “What *is* Derby Days?” He received this very perceptive reply: “Derby Days is a very important cultural event for the people who organize it.”

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  3. :: Wendy :: writes:

    2007 update. The khaki is out in force again this year. Revellers at Redmond Derby Days

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  4. Sarah writes:

    Hmmm, Fizzz’s suggestion sounds plausable. If so, maybe that is why Redmond is the cycling capital of the Northwest…

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