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Old 07-02-10, 11:10 PM   #1
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i ride my bike in a mini skirt

it's more comfortable than pants. sure i wear shorts or leggings underneath, but i feel that some of the comments i get are unnecessary. give it if i was only wearing the shorts or leggings, no one would give it a second thought, but i feel more naked with just that, which is why i'm not comfortable with it. not too much of a problem really, just venting.
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Old 07-02-10, 11:15 PM   #2
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If you are a guy I imagine that might be the issue.
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What kind of comments are you getting?
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I just had to click on this thread. Couldn't help myself.
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Old 07-03-10, 06:51 AM   #5
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If you are a guy I imagine that might be the issue.
What makes you think he's not?
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I get the stupid comments too regardless if it is a skirt, shorts or pants. I just ignore them or tell folks not to be so rude. Some are shocked by my comment back then apologize.
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What makes you think he's not?
Not what, a guy or a girl?

OP, just tell the yahoos to kiss your a____. Who cares what they think.
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Check this out: http://www.utilikilts.com/

Edit: Oops. Sorry for the duplication. didn't notice the other post. But those things are pretty cool. I saw a couple of guys wearing them on a construction site two or three years ago, and I've been threatening to order one ever since.
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Old 07-03-10, 01:32 PM   #10
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As long as you're not violating any public indecency laws what you wear is your own business.
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I've ridden in a kilt. It doesn't work out so well.
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I'm totally for girls wearing mini skirts on bikes, it should be enforced by law

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Is the kilt thing a Scot thing or something else?
Not tempted to try a kilt for recumbent riding. Can you say 'parachute effect'? Not to mention 'Look at my stuff!'
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I know a recumbent guy who wears kilts... just not while riding the 'bent. He does ride his upright bike with a kilt. He also has a utilikilt for working at the bike shop.
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it's more comfortable than pants. sure i wear shorts or leggings underneath, but i feel that some of the comments i get are unnecessary. give it if i was only wearing the shorts or leggings, no one would give it a second thought, but i feel more naked with just that, which is why I'm not comfortable with it. not too much of a problem really, just venting.
I'm shocked and appalled by your scandalous choice of outfit.

Cover up immediately.

It's obvious that you're not aware of proper cycling attire for a lady.
For your edification, this is what I and my friends wear when we go cycling.








Seriously, I wear those wicking type shorts with the 6-7 inch inseam. No one bothers me but hey, I'm probably a whole lot older than you and I ride a trike. Those two things (being much older and riding a trike) are definite guy repellents. Thank God. I had enough of that when I was waaaayyyy younger.

Probably the only time I didn't get comments was when I wore a long skirt. For some reason wearing a long skirt was also a guy repellent.

Oh well, pigs will be pigs but I can well understand why you get fed up with it.
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Old 07-03-10, 07:13 PM   #18
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it's more comfortable than pants. sure i wear shorts or leggings underneath, but i feel that some of the comments i get are unnecessary. give it if i was only wearing the shorts or leggings, no one would give it a second thought, but i feel more naked with just that, which is why i'm not comfortable with it. not too much of a problem really, just venting.
Pics or it didn't happen.
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No way, the imagination is sooooo much better.
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OK. I'm done imagining. Pics please.
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We need more folks riding male or female. Wear what you want.
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Old 07-04-10, 09:57 AM   #22
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I rode in a skirt today. Zoic makes some cute shirt/shorts sets. And they don't totally look like cycling clothes.
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it's more comfortable than pants. sure i wear shorts or leggings underneath, but i feel that some of the comments i get are unnecessary. give it if i was only wearing the shorts or leggings, no one would give it a second thought, but i feel more naked with just that, which is why i'm not comfortable with it. not too much of a problem really, just venting.
You've gotta remember that guys (unlike wimmen, of course) are strange and illogical creatures. An ankle length skirt split to the level of a normal pair of shorts is going to get you more attention than the shortest of shorts. For myself, I'm more apt to watch in silent appreciation that make comments that might be discouraging.
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Aside, that's a pretty awesome photo! Look how they're holding each other's bikes up. Also the early front canti brake and handlebar bag on the right-hand bike - lady with the most out-going clothing has the best-equipped bike.
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