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Old 04-09-06, 10:14 PM   #1
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My problem with the EPA

Due to a little known provision in the Environmental Protection Act, I need to file an environmental impact statement before putting on anything clingy, like spandex or lycra. However, after riding a half century today, I found myself chafed and sore in places where I'd really rather not be. So, the question I have is, what is there for biking apparel that a person of my stature can wear, either as outerwear or under my sweats, that can take care of some of the issues I found re: chafing and soreness? With a 2x-3X size in pants and a 2X shirt, wearing bicycle pants really isn't in the cards, but I need something to help with the soreness, because I plan on doing more 50+ mile rides this year.
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Old 04-10-06, 08:54 AM   #2
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I'm not really aware of any advise I can give you, but I am curious about these strange EPA provisions which I have never heard of. The only thing they do that pisses me off is giving HVAC technicians a hard time about refridgerant, which I always compare to complaining about a campfire next to a Ford factory.
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Might be more to do with the FDA

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I get your joke.

Just get the bike shorts and wear baggies over them if you need to.
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Old 04-10-06, 10:06 AM   #5
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Get a Brooks. Goes with most pairs of pants...
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Just wear whats comfy - for me thats bib shorts (size XXL) and with 7C temp today a long sleeve soccer shirt. It might not look pretty, but it looks better than a 3 ton SUV. Cyclists will understand, and other people's opinions dont matter.
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Old 04-10-06, 11:08 AM   #7
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You can buy baggy bike shorts that have a padded liner. Or, as suggested above, you can wear lycra shorts underneath your regular shorts or pants.
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Old 04-10-06, 02:34 PM   #8
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Old 04-11-06, 09:13 AM   #9
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KY, bag balm, Petrolatum, Talcum powder. There are any number of people who custom make bike shorts and jerseys. may not add liners but their site will give you some ideas.
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