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    Cycling outfits sexy?

    Who else out there thinks that the opposite ( or same ) sex looks great in cycling gear? I for one think that toned women spinning down the road in lycra couldn't look better.
    I only wish I could find someone who was equally into cycling, or at least supportive of it. My last g/f thought I was crazy to out on the road on a bike. If I took my bike down to Target instead of driving the 7 miles to it, she berated me for it. Needless to say, I'm no longer with her.
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    In general, I don't think you can go wrong with a woman who is toned and is wearing tight clothing

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    Originally posted by lin_kieu
    My last g/f thought I was crazy to out on the road on a bike. If I took my bike down to Target instead of driving the 7 miles to it, she berated me for it. Needless to say, I'm no longer with her.
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    Raises hand

    I don't think spandex looks good. Great body or not. Now a well built woman with some flesh dug out of her shin and wearing body armour after flying down a mountain. Whoa!!!

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    Well, it was my wedding anniversary yesterday, and my wife bought me a jersey if that says anything
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    Originally posted by KennethToronto
    In general, I don't think you can go wrong with a woman who is toned and is wearing tight clothing
    Agreed.
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    I'm on the other side of the fence. There are VERY few individuals that look good in spandex.
    There are some, but not many.
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    Healthy women look attractive. IMHO

    And I think I look Ok in spandex, so long as I just breathe in
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

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    Just my opinion but, spandex should be a privilege, not a right!
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    The vast majority of the non-cycling public thinks that we look silly and strange in our skin tight shorts and garish jerseys. If you find members of the opposite (or same) gender sexy in their bicycle togs, it's a pretty good sign that you, too, are a bike-a-holic.
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    Originally posted by Maelstrom
    Now a well built woman with some flesh dug out of her shin and wearing body armour after flying down a mountain. Whoa!!!
    I'm not sure whether you were joking or not, but honestly, i've got to agree with you here. Something about a MTB jersey/pants and body armor is pretty cool.
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    Of course when I look in the mirror...




























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    Yeah, I have to agree that a woman in armour, a few scrapes and maybe a tear in her shorts - WOW. Haven't seen one yet, but I can dream!
    They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.


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    On the other hand, there are some things
    I just don't want to see. . .

    for the most part the folks I see in Spandex look ok,
    I know I think I look like a dork in full kit so it kind
    of tempers how I view other folks.

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    Don't get me wrong, but some of the guys looked pretty cool in skinsuits yesterday at the Games! In a manly sense...

    Hmmm, please don't quote me on that!

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    I think most people look really good in their cycling gear. Some of those guys, ooh mama! However, I feel llike the shorts make by own butt look huuuuge. I think a lot of women have this notion that unless we're built like a spoke we look huge from behind and I'm no exception. SO I think if someone is coming up behind me they're thinking, "Man her butt is huuge" but they're probably thinking. "Nice bike- what kind of forks are those?" Actually, most of the time I don't think about it, I'm not THAT neurotic. And while I may think my SO is crazy when he goes out in really horrible weather, I never berate him for riding his bike. I'll just say, "you're crazy man, you're gonna catch your death!" ANd then I'll sit down and watch tv while he goes out and freezes in the slush.
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    Depends. A velochick in lycra looks good, mainly because it's almost impossible to be both overweight and a serious cyclist. Then again, I look at the human body as a marvel of engineering (despite a number of bad design flaws...).

    However, because of some form of stupidity so low that it falls under my threshold of comprehension, a large (pardon the pun) percentage of the women at my workplace wear tights and/or spandex clothing; this wouldn't be a problem, except for the fact that most of them have the body of a Stay-Puff marshmallow.

    We have perhaps five women out of over a hundred that are capable of seeing their toes. It's pretty sad.

    I'll agree with the above quote from Lord Nikon (a la Hackers): "Spandex is a privilege, not a right."
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    Actually, that was Cereal Killer's line, but it definately holds true. Around here (maine) the typical scene is a skinny little guy with a woman weighing a bout 300 pounds. And of course they always wear skin-tight clothing. It's quite a digusting thing to see.
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    i'm one of those freaks who generally think people look better in their bike-gear.

    here's one for the ladies....
    ever been chatting with a hot bike-dude....only to have him take off his glasses and helmet....and then your realize he's BALDing and old enough to be your father???

    ewwwwww.


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    Originally posted by transient
    Actually, that was Cereal Killer's line, but it definately holds true. Around here (maine) the typical scene is a skinny little guy with a woman weighing a bout 300 pounds. And of course they always wear skin-tight clothing. It's quite a digusting thing to see.
    I'm glad we have people here well versed in the excellent move "Hackers"

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    Originally posted by transient


    I'm not sure whether you were joking or not, but honestly, i've got to agree with you here. Something about a MTB jersey/pants and body armor is pretty cool.
    Very serious. I don't see too many spandex cyclists out here. The odd xc mountain biker will wear spandex but the body armour clad bloddy cyclist is the thing here. If you have scars and ride hard the girls love ya and visa versa.

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    Gotta say...don't like the bright multicolored jerseys on men or women. I refuse to wear them. Don't like to wear long spandex shorts either. I'm having a heck of a time finding solid colored camisole tops made out of good wicking fabric and shorter lycra shorts that don't cost $100. But I did find some and order a few things from performanceinc.com if anyone's looking for that sort of thing.

    But hey...if you've got a nice body, then the bright colors make you get noticed even more. And after the initial shock of "WHAT THE......", comes 'whoa, nice butt.' :thumbup:

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    Maelstrom...I just realized you're in Whistler! I'm new here. I went there a couple years ago during the summer. I went on my first real hike there to the top of Little Whistler Peak (the higher one was closed). Took a train ride to Lilooet. I LOVE it and I really want to go back some day. How long are the summers there?
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    Originally posted by KennethToronto


    I'm glad we have people here well versed in the excellent move "Hackers"
    I wish the spandex shorts did as much for my ... frontside as they do for my backside. They certainly don't make one look more endowed. Can I say this?

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    Quote from Wabbit:
    "SO I think if someone is coming up behind me they're thinking, "Man her butt is huuge" but they're probably thinking. "Nice bike- what kind of forks are those?"

    Na, just makes drafting easier!
    One question, why won't ladies believe us when we say that look fine? Oh well the mysterys of life. By the way, I know I look dorkie in spandex, but it feels nice so to quote Richard Feynman "What do you care what other people think"!
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