Won't have time to do a road ride today. So, did a session on the trainer this morning. Wife sees me and says, "Why are you wearing your cycling shorts and jersey on the trainer?" I say, "Because they are comfortable." It was then that it hit me, I actually like spandex (or is it really Lycra?). I've always been curious about those who say they ride regular shorts, jeans, sweat pants, etc. Never completely understood why someone would want to do that. I'm not saying they shouldn't ride wearing what they want; I just don't get it. And, maybe I'm out of the norm here, but the feel of putting on my cycling shorts and form fitting jersey is a pleasurable one. Truth be told, when the cooler weather hits and I start wearing tights and skin tight base layers, I like that too.... it may be the only thing I like about cooler weather.
I've also noticed (casual observation only) that folks part 40 to 45 seem to wear spandex/lycra a bit less. Is this a body image thing?
So, what's your view on spandex/lycra? Am I just living with a fetish that I'm in denial about?