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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 06-12-14, 12:21 PM   #26
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Note to self: While shopping for shorts, make sure you check the 'sheer' factor.

My response: If I want to see crack, I will call a plumber....not a cyclist.

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I actually DO check for sheerness hence why I know about Gore. I wanted a particular pair of Gore bibs and sadly they were way to sheer.

I have thin cycling friends who should not be having issues with this but they do. One of a teeny slip of a girl who is set to IronMan Canada this summer and she had on some bibs that were a bit "revealing". The dude that joined us was not complaining. So maybe it depends on WHOSE behind you are seeing....LOL
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Old 06-12-14, 05:31 PM   #27
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Kinda surprised this tread is still going, so I'll put in my $0.02. I was on a group ride once and saw a young lady who was obviously wearing a g-string under her bibs.
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Old 06-12-14, 08:07 PM   #28
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I just cringed when I read the title of this thread
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Old 06-12-14, 08:46 PM   #29
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Kinda surprised this tread is still going, so I'll put in my $0.02. I was on a group ride once and saw a young lady who was obviously wearing a g-string under her bibs.
EEK is right. as a woman my lady parts hurt just thinking about this
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Old 06-13-14, 06:26 AM   #30
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I actually DO check for sheerness hence why I know about Gore. I wanted a particular pair of Gore bibs and sadly they were way to sheer.

I have thin cycling friends who should not be having issues with this but they do. One of a teeny slip of a girl who is set to IronMan Canada this summer and she had on some bibs that were a bit "revealing". The dude that joined us was not complaining. So maybe it depends on WHOSE behind you are seeing....LOL
I did not realize sheer was an issue with biking shorts (at least not in the men's), but now I will check for it. The last thing I want is to embarrass both myself and the riders behind me. On the ther hand, if the female riders feel the need to wear sheer shorts......so be it.

Thanks for the info

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with or without shorts?
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Old 06-13-14, 07:45 AM   #32
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To quote a member here (whose name I don't recall): Once you go bibs, you'll never go back.
I will take credit for that. I have written it several times--and I am an intellectual.
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Old 06-13-14, 07:54 AM   #33
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FWIW, I actually know a Richard "Dick" Small (his real name) and he has none of these issues.
FWIW, I use to work with a guy whose last name was Schmuck. He got married an took his wife's last name. Understandable.
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I like mt bike shorts. Does all that they need to do.
^^^^ This. If you're self conscious about wearing tight fitting road shorts/bibs.
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Let's keep the personal attacks out of the conversation. Cleaning up.
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I will take credit for that. I have written it several times--and I am an intellectual.
I cannot argue with that self assessment at all. You are wise beyond or equal to your years, depending on how old you are.
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