Figured someone here might know or be able to point me at where I missed it.
Is it legal to wear a shirt/hoodie/anything OVER your XC vest, but UNDER your pinny? I'm having a totally petty vanity moment and fretting over my wrong-colored vest. My vest is the only significant thing I need to replace before I've fully transitioned over to barn-colors. I'll probably do that this winter, but if I can get away with a shirt OVER my vest, it might be an acceptable stop-gap solution thru the spring as well.
I know, I know - "no one cares", "you're the only one that will notice" and "it's about the ride", but damn it, I'm going with my barn, with my crew and want pictures that look nice.
Overshirt: Acceptable but needs to have a collar. Hoodies - not.
If you were wearing same in my warmup I would have to stop you and ask to see if your vest was in place unless I could see the outline of it under the shirt. Required to do that....so don't snap at a volunteer who may ask to see the vest to be sure it's in place. Remember, warmup is a hectic place and you need focus and calm...if something different might upset your schedule or pattern, might consider the easier alternative just for peace of mind.
Shirt-over vest may end up looking extra weird, which is why I had pondered some other sort of option like a hoodie. Most of my hoodies are on the loose-fitting side and have a hood that unzips so it can be flattish, but I'm betting it's going to be too warm out here in CA to go that route anyway.
(Plus I'm not that gangster even if Fresno is )
Also, I may have lucked out and tracked down a black vest I can borrow too, hooray!
Why would anyone ever wear something with a hood? If you should fall off, the hood could get hung on a stirrup, on the saddle etc. Getting a visual here? If you insist on wearing a hood, tuck it in to your shirt so that it cannot get hung up on something.
As far as your vest being a "weird color". Who cares? It's there to protect you, not make a fashion statement. It is however, this very reason why all of our safety equipment is BLACK.
Safety equipment is expensive. Black goes with everything. So when you change colors or barns your black safety equipment will always be in style.