Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-27-06, 02:11 PM   #1
cyclezealot
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
cyclezealot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
Bikes: Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
Posts: 13,166
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 93 Post(s)
Anyone jump into the ocean in bike clothes.

Today, the group cruised by the Sea. It was pretty hot and all sweating from a hot, hard ride. No one planned on jumping into the ocean. Most did. It was refreshing, I'm sure.
I did not. Had on my best Pearl Izumi's. The thought of sand in your chamois and damp sea water within your bike clothes. Just did not think, would make the ride back comfortable. Plus is sea water and sand a good thing for your expensive bike shorts. Next time take along some swim trunks with my handlebar bag. It was a little over 90 degrees.
It did look pretty refreshing, had to think twice. Had it been just my cheap Performance shorts. But, still the bottom there is really sandy. Can't take off your bike gear and shake out your shorts ! It was like 25 miles home. Do you swim in expensive bike gear. All had fun but me.
Maybe if it had been a fresh water pool. BUt, then you can have some pretty heavy chlorine to deal with and it's effects on lycra.
cyclezealot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-06, 03:01 PM   #2
operator
cab horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione
Posts: 28,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
By the lake once I was tempted to just ride into it, bike and all.
operator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-06, 03:13 PM   #3
cyclezealot
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
cyclezealot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
Bikes: Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
Posts: 13,166
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 93 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by operator
By the lake once I was tempted to just ride into it, bike and all.
Operator. ONce here, someone posted a thread about 'underwater bike races,' in dive gear. In fact there are competitions for such in couple locations about the globe. One was Genoa, Italy I recall. I am interested. Just don't have the right bike. But, do have some cheap bike shorts for the race.
More than likely would have to cover up bike gear with a shorty wet suit.
cyclezealot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-06, 04:27 PM   #4
Jerseysbest
J E R S E Y S B E S T
 
Jerseysbest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: DC
Bikes:
Posts: 1,849
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just as a comfort issue while riding I wouldn't. Salt water is the ick...
Jerseysbest is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-06, 04:55 PM   #5
gwhunt23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Richmond, VA
Bikes:
Posts: 613
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've done that many times around here. Hit the trails surrounding the river then hop in for a swim. Or do the swim first, followed by a bike, than a run to make you own mini-triathlon. It really helps that the Xterra East championship is held right here in my city.
gwhunt23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-06, 05:16 PM   #6
pigmode
works for truffles
 
pigmode's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 2,038
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
God created Hang Ten shorts for a reason.
pigmode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-06, 06:04 PM   #7
Blackberry
In Memory of One Cool Cat
 
Blackberry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Bikes: Lemond Victoire, Cannondale.Mountain Bike, two 1980s lugged steel Treks, ancient 1980-something Giant mountain bike converted into a slick tired commuter with mustache handlebars, 1960-something Raleigh Sports
Posts: 2,722
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Life is short. Dive in!
__________________
Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.
Blackberry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-06, 06:23 PM   #8
cyclezealot
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
cyclezealot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
Bikes: Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
Posts: 13,166
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 93 Post(s)
Blackberry. Good point. Life is short. Tempting. But does sand in the chamois cause chaffing. Sandy shores, I usually find sand about your arse when entering the shower. Follow up a sandy arse with a thirty mile ride.
cyclezealot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:23 AM.