Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Rolla, MO
Bikes: Redline Monocog,Surly Crosscheck, Lemond Reno
The only time I don't ride with bike shorts and butt butter is when I'm riding 2 miles to the library. Bike shorts give your big ole hammy's and quads support, which helps them perform better. Bike shorts wick away sweat and keep you cooler, bike shorts keep you dry and prevent chafing, bike shorts make you look fast, bike shorts are cool, bike shorts make hours in the saddle more comfy. if you don't like the tight lycra, get some bike specific baggies, which have a liner and a chamois in them, so you get the benefit of bike shorts, and the modesty of baggies. I don't care much for baggies personally, they catch wind and get in the way. But keep in mind, my riding style may differ from yours.