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    Baggy shorts usually cause chaffing. Peanuts in the shell? They take up a lot of space, they take time to shell, they're messy and would not sit very well in most people's stomachs when riding, or running or any physical activity. And you belittle people who use packaged, or as you say "processed" food bars. There are an infinite number of food bars that are way more beneficial to eat during a ride than peanuts in a shell.

    I think your comments here about other people's riding and eating decisions are a whole lot meaner that your description of the response you received. Sissy, plastic, processed, snot - you don't sound very mature or accepting of others.
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    Retro grouch, can you strap a putter or 9 iron to your recumbent that will explain the baggy knickers, preferably plaid knickers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terex View Post
    Baggy shorts usually cause chaffing. Peanuts in the shell? They take up a lot of space, they take time to shell, they're messy and would not sit very well in most people's stomachs when riding, or running or any physical activity. And you belittle people who use packaged, or as you say "processed" food bars. There are an infinite number of food bars that are way more beneficial to eat during a ride than peanuts in a shell.

    I think your comments here about other people's riding and eating decisions are a whole lot meaner that your description of the response you received. Sissy, plastic, processed, snot - you don't sound very mature or accepting of others.
    Yup, and those are people who I posted that I like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Yup, and those are people who I posted that I like.

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    The only time I've regretted loose shorts is when a bee flew up my pants leg once and got trapped inside. I've got some tight shorts but I've promised myself to do a sub 6 hour century again before I'll wear them again along with my old Dettos.
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    I'm surprised they held it back as long as they did!

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    retro

    Anyone that has read my posts know that I think everyone should ride what he wants, anywhere he wants, at what ever speed he wants, and wear what ever he wants, and not worry about what anyone else thinks. Why should anyone be dictated to, its your life, live it in a way that you want to.

    I ride my LWB bent and trike wearing wicking T-shirts I get from my club events, and rugby shorts that are black. I guess I have never gotten any comment on what I wear. BTW this is my summer attire anyway. All I have to do to bike is put on my cycling shoes and helmet, and im off for an enjoyable ride. If my bike or attire offends anyone they are free to look the other way. Have a nice day, your mileage may vary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    retro

    Anyone that has read my posts know that I think everyone should ride what he wants, anywhere he wants, at what ever speed he wants, and wear what ever he wants, and not worry about what anyone else thinks. Why should anyone be dictated to, its your life, live it in a way that you want to.
    If I was really sensitive about the whole episode I certainly wouldn't have posted it here. If they didn't like me I doubt anybody would have mentioned it.

    For the record, I'm all out of peanuts and looking for a place to buy more. I really like the knickers for this kind of weather even if I think they do look a little bit goofy. By the next time I ride with this group it will be shorts weather so I'll be wearing my baggy recumbent shorts with the zipper pockets. They'll probably laugh at them too. That's OK with me.
    My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.

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    I never did care much what others thought of what I wear when I'm riding. I pick what suits me at any given time, Fredly or not. When I spend an afternoon touring the lakes country, I'll often wear trekking or jean shorts over cycling liners, athletic t-shirts and MTB shoes that look like regular athletic shoes. Once I take off my helmet, I blend in with the locals and feel more comfortable sitting around the deck at the local resort or café for lunch. Like RG I also tend to avoid "sports" bars, gels, etc. in favor of foods like cookies and granola bars (though I've never done peanuts in the shell on a ride).

    I've got both road and MTB jerseys as well as cycling shorts and bibs that I wear on group rides, organized cycling events, etc. but don't feel the need to kit up every time I make a run to the grocery store for a quart of milk.

    A true story I like to tell is of a guy I know in the area who would make Fred Birchmore (RIP) proud. He rides an old Schwinn (can't recall right now if it's a Traveler or Continental) that is 90% stock. He rides in jeans and t-shirts with athletic shoes. His helmet is a motorcycle half helmet. Two years ago he joined our team for the Tour de Cure. Some unkind individuals chuckled at him and made rude comments behind his back. It was an unusually windy day and got worse later in the ride. Many of the riders who had signed up for the 100 mile route bailed at the 50 mile turnoff. More of them bailed at the 75 mile point (which was actually about an 80-mile course). The guy in the motorcycle helmet and jeans finished the 80-mile loop with a respectable time, well ahead of some who had been laughing at him earlier. It's not about the bike, it's not about the clothes, it's about the rider.
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    I like peanuts in the shell because you can't eat them fast like you can shelled nuts.
    Got to watch my weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    ..... They weren't wearing skin tight sissy lycra shorts, however, they were wearing skin tight even sissier lycra TIGHTS! IN PUBLIC!

    They were eating those plastic food bars too. At least nobody was sucking on those "super snot" power jell thingies.
    I usually wear my "sissy lycra shorts" under my "sissier lycra TIGHTS".... you know... when the weather is too cool for the sissy shorts alone. But no way am I going to eat a "pretend" candy bar because it promises to build me muscles.

    An orange or banana in it's natural wrapper sounds OK. Could peanuts in the shell be much different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
    I like peanuts in the shell because you can't eat them fast like you can shelled nuts.
    Got to watch my weight.
    Yeah, I can bolt down hands fulls of shelled peanuts in no time at all. Taking time to shell them definitely holds down my calorie intake. Kind of messy to eat indoors. Out doors they're OK because the shells are bio-degradable.
    My greatest fear is all of my kids standing around my coffin and talking about "how sensible" dad was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Yeah, I can bolt down hands fulls of shelled peanuts in no time at all. Taking time to shell them definitely holds down my calorie intake. Kind of messy to eat indoors. Out doors they're OK because the shells are bio-degradable.
    The 'natural way' to eat peanuts is to just pop the whole thing in your mouth, shell and all, chew thoroughly, and then swallow. Good exercise for the mouth and lots of fiber for the gut.
    Disclaimer: I have not personally tried this technique.
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    They laughed at me.

    Don't do that. Pooping peanut shells is not a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanMM View Post
    The 'natural way' to eat peanuts is to just pop the whole thing in your mouth, shell and all, chew thoroughly, and then swallow. Good exercise for the mouth and lots of fiber for the gut.
    Disclaimer: I have not personally tried this technique.
    I eat the shell and the peanuts... No problem with the outcome either.

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    A friend had these once

    Uncle Buds Deep Fried Peanuts

    fried peanuts in the shell. You eat the whole deal. They were delicious.

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    I stopped to chat with a guy riding a recumbent road bike last fall and he let me try it out. Crazy skitish, light and fast - and nothing to laugh at for sure, except for me weaving all over the place. But the baggy knickers ... that I don't get. Don't they fill up with air like parachutes slowing you down? It's the reason I wear lycra or neoprene over my board shorts when I waterski - only instead of air it's the 50 gallons of water that they fill up with when you start that I'm trying to avoid. How's that for a mental image? No pics - sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badger1 View Post
    It is possible indeed. However, do you really want to be 'mainstream'?

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    OMG, I nearly peed in my bibs when I saw that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
    Ya think? If we're honest with ourselves, we gotta admit that we look pretty ridiculous sometimes.

    Thanks for the laugh, RetroG.
    Speak for yourself bro..I look uber cool in my riding kit!
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    [QUOTE=eja_ bottecchia;16603973]OMG, I nearly peed in my bibs when I saw that![/QUOTE

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoebeisis View Post
    In the SHELL??

    PS Oh I HATE boiled peanuts-disgusting abuse of peanuts
    I'm trying to imagine how you could possibly be any more wrong, but I can't. You obviously ain't from around here. Loves me some bald goobers. But only boiled green peanuts which are only available while peanuts are in season. Boiled dried peanuts are disgusting and worthy of your comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eja_ bottecchia View Post
    OMG, I nearly peed in my bibs when I saw that!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    I'm trying to imagine how you could possibly be any more wrong, but I can't. You obviously ain't from around here. Loves me some bald goobers. But only boiled green peanuts which are only available while peanuts are in season. Boiled dried peanuts are disgusting and worthy of your comment.

    Milledgeville, what a beautiful place! And so right you are, boiled peanuts are best purchased in small brown bags from older black women at roadside stands and pair best with a cold soda of choice. They are not very aero nor would they win any points on a weight weenie challenge, but dayum they is good!
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    The best peanuts in the world..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeyecahn View Post
    Milledgeville, what a beautiful place! And so right you are, boiled peanuts are best purchased in small brown bags from older black women at roadside stands and pair best with a cold soda of choice. They are not very aero nor would they win any points on a weight weenie challenge, but dayum they is good!
    I never learned the proper way to eat boiled peanuts and would like to try them but, I don't know how to eat them. Do you eat the shell? Do you eat them hot! Since I love everything else made with peanuts I figure I'd like them too.
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