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    Originally posted by Metal Cowgal
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    I say do YOURSELF a favor and put your chubby butt in a pair of lycra!! Beyond the chafing issue, they are just so much more comfortable than any other pant/short for the long haul. I'm a chubby gal and wear mine with pride!
    I gotta go with cowgal on this one.. I was a diehard blue jean white cotton shirt leather hiking boot fleece jacket fat ass kinda rider myself
    However after trying a pair of cycling shorts I am a cycling shorts olive green hiking synthetic hiking pant subdued biking shoe white cotton shirt fleece jacket fat ass kinda rider.
    There really is a big difference... trust me LOL
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    Cycling in blue jeans. I would think that impossible. How do you move...Sounds iimpossible.. Tight jeans about the knees. Can't move your legs, can't move your bike..!

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    I'm from Montana cyclezealot... we can do anything in blue jeans LOL.
    Actually it's not as bad as you'd think... we spent last summer in Glacier NP.... cycle commuted six way from Sunday. I'd ride back down to Lake McDonald to ride home with the Mrs. Well on several occasions I got drenched... soaked to the core blue jeans, big leather hiking boots.. and uphill both ways LOL
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    I was one of those that could never see myself in spandex. 6'4" & 230, hell nobody else wanted to see me in spandex either! I got a pair on sale and now I'm hooked. I don't wear the baggies anymore as I think the spandex wick moisture much better. They're way more comfortable on 5 hour+ rides than my baggies too.
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    Originally posted by cyclezealot
    Cycling in blue jeans. I would think that impossible. How do you move...Sounds iimpossible.. Tight jeans about the knees. Can't move your legs, can't move your bike..!
    Who said anything about tight jeans I'd look almost as bad in tight jeans as in bike shorts!

    Seriously, the only problem I ever experienced in jeans was once or twice when the clip on my pants leg shifted and a bit of bluejean tried to play ring-around-the-rosey with the chain wheel...

    Of course, I was never a racer, just a pleasure rider, and the only time I ever cared about getting peak performance was when I had to outrun farm mutts!

    Once it hots up down here I may have to go to shorts, but I already feel sorry for anyone riding behind me...

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    Blue jeans are just about the worst things to ride in. Ive used them for short hops around town, but on longer rides (5miles+), the seams are too thick and in the wrong place and in the rain, they literally suck. Polycotton hiking pants (uk trousers) are so much better, and will dry off in 10mins after a rain shower.
    As well as shorts, I have a few pairs of cycling underwear, which have light padding . You can wear these under normal trousers or shorts if you need to look decent.

    I dont think shorts should be used to make a bad saddle bearable. If you really have a seating problem, move or change the saddle.

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    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.
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    If youre overweight like me, get bib shorts. Then you wont have any problem with the gut hanging over the front and cleavage showing at the back.

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    Mt. Borah makes some shorts designed to be worn under your other clothes. All the advantages of the shorts without having to show every dimple in your backside.

    I don't do long rides, but I really like the shorts. They keep things from getting all bunched up in your crotch and really work well in wicking away perspiration.
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    Originally posted by LET
    Mt. Borah makes some shorts designed to be worn under your other clothes. All the advantages of the shorts without having to show every dimple in your backside.
    That sounds reasonable. I'll have to check those out.

    Thanks,
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