As for not wearing "bike gear" while riding a folder, I especially purchased a 70's Raleigh Team top to wear when I take the Wasp out for a spin, the red/yellow and black goes nicely with black nicks and red shoes and helmet
Knickers are womens' panties.
I'd not let the girls comments worry you too much. Are bike shorts sort of like 'compression shorts.' Compression shorts compress.
All right I'll admit it. I was at half-mast when I rode past the girls.
Did not happen to me. Some years back, on a club ride, at a ride light, just as it changed; some girls on the sidewalk, played grab *** with one of our club members. They looked like middle school age. Bet, it would not have happened had the guy been wearing just regular shorts.
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You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve
When I first heard about them (or the wool versions, those came out much earlier) I was dubious of their advantages over wool suitpants from the Goodwill. When I saw them in person it was clear that the design had many advantages for cycling.
It sometimes helps to keep a perspective on what is happening to others-members of another gender, location, or even size! I was looking at a women's cycling clothing company located in the Portland OR area (a prime bike community). Here is some sampling of comments:
"...The next halfway warmish day we get here in northeast Indiana, I'm putting on my stunning new bike-chick clothes I ordered from Team Estrogen and taking my shiny new bike for a lunchtime spin on the backroads of Warsaw, Indiana where I work...."
"...I am a plus size woman...But I was so frustrated because I could not find biking shorts or shirts to fit me. Finding your website was a God-send. I received my new baggy bike shorts and biking tee yesterday and they fit wonderfully. I can't wait to get out on my bike this weekend! And I know now that I won't be embarrassed being around all those fit, great-looking women at the triathlon, because I will look and feel like an athlete too - something I never thought I could say...."
If you spend any amount of time on their Web site, you too will see the need of proper and good fit spans both genders as well as sizes. If the people have the money burning in their hands, there is a real lack of not treating the customer to his or her needs of not only looking good, but presentable in the enviroment (in this case other cyclists) and looking the part of a racer, mountain biker or whatever.
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In a way, at my age, I would love to get noticed and singled out by girls when I ride by. So far, I've only been shouted at a number of times by young male idiots who seem to take pleasure in making fun of cyclists who wear a helmet.
Hey, even when I'm going slow for whatever reason, on my road bike, I'm never going so slow that jogging girls pass me. I think I would need one of those new Rivendell or Grand Bois bikes with 650B wheels and their balloon tires for that :-)
http://www.rei.com/product/732756 . They do give a little of that butt pucker look due to the rear padding, but in my opinion they work well. Maybe try some leg warmers as well, underneath less "revealing" clothing. Next time, you can yell to one of the joggers that her shirt shows how small her t**ts are. Some people's children...
Gee girls didn't mean to ruin the show, its just that it is just like the bike, its a folder......
Someones got to say it, but wtf has this got to do with folding bikes??? An how if you are on a bike can anyone see your knob???
I've had a "nice arse" comment, and was unable to determine whether it was sarcastic or not. I just said "Thanks!".
However, that woman was not present yesterday morning when, as I cranked out of the saddle to sprint from standstill across a busy road, my tights caught on the saddle horn, meaning that I rode bare-assed across 4 lanes of traffic, mooning anyone who cared to look. The comments from that would've been priceless.....
Once you got touched on your behind by a roadie while riding your folder and encounter with gays at your LBS while shopping for cycling outfit. Now comments about the size of your pecker while riding. Just curious what the motive behind your posts that involve a spice of sexuality or identity.
I used to wear tights but the girls would always run away in fear of my lycra clad monstrosity... or not.
I can't believe we're still discussing vamcha's todger two days later, or should that be his fantasies about girls surrounding him and commenting on it? I don't know, but anyway, I think Norfolk Bolt had it about right five posts up.
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