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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 09-27-07, 10:17 AM   #1
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Loose clothing for the larger cyclist

Has anyone tried this as a cycling outfit?






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Old 09-27-07, 10:22 AM   #2
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I don't see anything there. Did you forget the link?
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I fixed your title Freudian slip?
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I fixed your title Freudian slip?
- what does a Freudian slip look like? chenille? taffeta?

- AFA the OP, IMHO poly Target C9 duo dri, Wally World Athletic Works, and Russell Athletic Dri-Power Ts are cheapest and best (currently $12.99, $9.99, and $14.99 at most places) - at least for this cycling porker...

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I just wear a t-shirt and loose shorts. I figure there's nothing that says I have to dress up like a poof to go riding. Does it make me slower? I dunno, but if it adds wind resistance then good, I'll get thinner quicker.
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I just wear a t-shirt and loose shorts. I figure there's nothing that says I have to dress up like a poof to go riding. Does it make me slower? I dunno, but if it adds wind resistance then good, I'll get thinner quicker.
The Lycra is more about heat and sweat management and visibility than it is wind resistance. It sure isn't about style! In my case, I may be riding 100 miles or more in a day, so the padding in the shorts and cycling specific type and placement of seams is important as well. Synthetic materials wick the moisture, unlike cotton. Lycra also has a very high resistance to abrasion so it reduces my chance of road rash if I hit the pavement and slide across it in a crash.
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I just wear a t-shirt and loose shorts. I figure there's nothing that says I have to dress up like a poof to go riding. Does it make me slower? I dunno, but if it adds wind resistance then good, I'll get thinner quicker.
I really like how you've incorporated homophobia into your fitness plan. Good job!!! Let that prejudice and bigotry work for you instead of against you!

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i used to wear shorts and a sleeveless shirt. now i still use a sleeveless shirt but i prefer cycling shorts especially for those long days on the bike on or off road. after 3 or 4 hours, it feels good to not have saddle sores.
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I have some Trek baggy shorts that finally turned me on to the cycling shorts concept. Don't get me wrong - I knew all of the theory back when I got the cycling bug the first time, nearly eighteen years ago. I just never thought the shorts were for me. They were for guys like Lemond.

I find the Trek shorts a little baggy, and prone to catching on the nose of the saddle. The lycra lining seems to slide down on me quite a bit. It's not elegant having to pull the shorts up at every other stop sign. The chamois moves about. The pockets are useless.

I just got some Oakley Alloy 2.6 shorts from steepandcheap.com that seem to have a slightly more positive fit to them. Just walking around in them, they're far more comfortable than the Trek. The pockets are all velcro or button closing, and there are zippered vents in the front. I know the vents sound awkward, but they're not. I figure that I can't go wrong at $20.31. I just wish I'd had enough to order three pair at the time. I wear tall shirts, so the t-shirt is always a hassle. I just buy XXL now, even though I'm not big enough around for them. This gives me the luxury of a shirt that doesn't stop above my navel.
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I just wear a t-shirt and loose shorts. I figure there's nothing that says I have to dress up like a poof to go riding. Does it make me slower? I dunno, but if it adds wind resistance then good, I'll get thinner quicker.

Don't let your insecurity and homophobia get in the way of your comfort. You really have no idea what you're missing.
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I don't wear it to look cool. I wear it to stay cool and reduce friction.
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I really like how you've incorporated homophobia into your fitness plan. Good job!!! Let that prejudice and bigotry work for you instead of against you!

Wow, poof in no way means gay people to me, I'm sorry that that's the first thing your mind jumps to but it's not what I meant at all. Afterall, I'm from Canada, we love gay people here, they can get married and everything. My second son is gay, I love him just as much as my older son.

When I wrote poof I was thinking in the more traditional sense of someone who dresses very fancy just because they want to look better than everyone else.

Here's what I was thinking of:


Again, I'm sorry if you misinterpreted my comment and had to result to hateful comments right away and please accept my apologies.

And Tom, I can see the value in wearing the lycra etc on long rides, I haven't gotten to that point yet, but here's hoping I can break the 50km barrier!
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I am uncomfortable being seen in lycra at this point. Too many bulges that should not exist. With that said, I purchased some bibs they make a huge difference with my riding enjoyment. I wear some shorts on top of the bibs and a shirt. Protects from the thigh rub/fabric bunching and the dreaded cloth bunching under the gut. Problems that those with bellies larger than hips know all too well. It is all about comfort for me.
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Okay. I took my new Oakley Alloy 2.6 shorts out for a quick ~10mi ride ths morning. I can recommend them highly. They don't bunch up, they don't slide up or down, they aren't overly warm, they don't balloon up, they're not so baggy that they catch on the nose of the saddle, and they don't roll over at the waist. Super comfy.

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Wow, poof in no way means gay people to me, I'm sorry that that's the first thing your mind jumps to but it's not what I meant at all. Afterall, I'm from Canada, we love gay people here, they can get married and everything. My second son is gay, I love him just as much as my older son.

When I wrote poof I was thinking in the more traditional sense of someone who dresses very fancy just because they want to look better than everyone else.

Here's what I was thinking of:


Again, I'm sorry if you misinterpreted my comment and had to result to hateful comments right away and please accept my apologies.

And Tom, I can see the value in wearing the lycra etc on long rides, I haven't gotten to that point yet, but here's hoping I can break the 50km barrier!
Apology accepted. But I think you mean fop, not poof.
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Apology accepted. But I think you mean fop, not poof.
Viking, they both mean a fancy dresser (At least in the original Victorian definition). I think maybe you're thinking of Poofter That's why I was so adamant about it not being for style.
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Long live the dandy!
I've been wearing lyrca for years.... cooler than cotton, wicks where cotton doesn't and my jersey will be dry when I go home where a tee shirt will be a clammy ball of grossness. Sliding across a couple lanes should be, if you REALLY fell you must, done in lyrca/spandex. Though I have only recently gotten comfortable with the tight jersey, the insecurity/vanity of a belly bigger than the rest of me. Gone slowly and up and down from 200+ lbs at the birth of eldest daughter, to the current 147
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Viking, they both mean a fancy dresser (At least in the original Victorian definition). I think maybe you're thinking of Poofter That's why I was so adamant about it not being for style.
Maybe it's a regional thing. Where I've lived "poof" is as bad as saying...well, you get the idea.

Anyway, I apologize for jumping to conclusions. It's all good.
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Maybe it's a regional thing. Where I've lived "poof" is as bad as saying...well, you get the idea.

Anyway, I apologize for jumping to conclusions. It's all good.
Likely is a regional thing. No apology necessary
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