Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Fallbrook,Calif./Palau del Vidre, France
Bikes: Klein QP, Fuji touring, Surly Cross Check, BCH City bike
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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.