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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.

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    By the lake once I was tempted to just ride into it, bike and all.
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    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.

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    Just as a comfort issue while riding I wouldn't. Salt water is the ick...
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    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.
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    God created Hang Ten shorts for a reason.

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    Life is short. Dive in!
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    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.

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