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    Clothing and Fashion

    I know we're not supposed to be vain and care too much about what we look like. But when I see an outfit I like I want to find something similar for myself. I came across this picture and I like this cycling outfit. I think it suits me. What is this guy wearing under his shorts. They look like black bands above his calf. I doubt his cycling shorts or liners would be that long.
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    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Hard to tell from the photo but maybe nickers or knee warmers.

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    Might be knee warmers or he's wearing tight bike shorts under the outer shorts, or his shorts (like the ones I have) have stretchy lining that often shows if the top layer rolls up during pedaling.

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    Sorry, that's desert cycling fashion. It won't work for cycling along the Charles.
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    I'm planning ahead! :-)
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Looks like knee pads to me. I've got a pair of Sixsixone kneepads (these ones) that I picked up off of www.bonktown.com. I use 'em for telemarking though, not biking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    I know we're not supposed to be vain and care too much about what we look like.
    Who says?

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    Looks like knee warmers to me. They are more than just a fashion statementonce I tried them I was hooked.

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    They look like they could be knee pads. When I use to skateboard that is how they would look under my shorts...

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    +1 on the kneepads

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    kneepads. all the better to collect cacti spine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    I know we're not supposed to be vain and care too much about what we look like.
    Sez you. Love the matching helmet:

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    found some pants:

    store: lululemon athletica
    product: seawall (pants)
    http://shop.lululemon.com/Seawall_Pa...40/p/1915.html

    these are actually cycling specific pants but can be worn for other activities. they have a cinch cord to bring the right ankle up away from the chain rings. they are loose fitting but no baggy. they didn't have my size but are holding my size at another store. so I've yet to actually try them on

    anyone else ever heard of the store or the pants? it's mostly a women's yoga clothing store but they are growing their men's line
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    100 bucks for pants? pass.
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    That guy is wearing baggy shorts with knee pads. I am sure you can find some at Home Depot for a few bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    found some pants:

    store: lululemon athletica
    product: seawall (pants)
    http://shop.lululemon.com/Seawall_Pa...40/p/1915.html

    these are actually cycling specific pants but can be worn for other activities. they have a cinch cord to bring the right ankle up away from the chain rings. they are loose fitting but no baggy. they didn't have my size but are holding my size at another store. so I've yet to actually try them on

    anyone else ever heard of the store or the pants? it's mostly a women's yoga clothing store but they are growing their men's line
    Those look like bell bottoms!
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    both ankles have cinch cords. I'm trying them on later today.

    about the price ... if they are great I'll ge my money's worth out of them. I have some birthday money and I've been looking for pans that are a step up from the $10. cheapos I've been using. I don't wan o use my expensive gortex rain/wind pants every day, especially now that its warming up
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    I picked up the pants and on the way home I called my Dad and told him what he got me for my birthday. this is what I like about them

    not baggy
    not tights
    can be worn for other sporting activities
    slight black on black pattern
    can even be worn to a night club
    they fit
    they're flattering if you have an athletic physique
    they are masculine
    the shops are run by a bunch of hotties
    I might like these so much I might buy 2 more pair so that I don't mind if one pair gets a bit messed by biking and outdoor photo projects, while keeping as clean pair for indoor work or going out with friends.
    works with a shirt tucked in or out - I prefer that shirts worn out come to just under my waistline but above my butt cheeks so it hides the bad and shows the good

    anyway gentlemen - these shops are expanding their mens line so don't be intimidated by all the womens clothing. they have at least 8 styles in the men's line. there are shops around the country http://www.lululemon.com/stores/

    great place if you need to shop for a gift for a woman ~ if she doesn't like what you pick out she can always return it and find something she likes


    store: lululemon athletica
    product: seawall (pants)
    http://shop.lululemon.com/Seawall_Pa...40/p/1915.html
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midol_Mohawk View Post
    100 bucks for pants? pass.
    You pay for quality. I pay more than that for comfort and fit.
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