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Old 10-17-04, 08:59 PM   #1
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Leg warmer idea

Okay, y'all might already know this. I didn't, so I thought I would share it with other newbies.

So, as it's getting colder, I started wearing leg warmers with my shorts. Couldn't find a comfortable way to overlap them. If the shorts were over the legwarmers, the grip on the warmers was uncomfortable and caused some chafing. If I wore the legwarmers over the shorts, the grip doesn't work at all, and they would slip down. So, (and here's the brilliant idea...) I flipped up the bottom hem of my shorts, then pulled the legwarmers over the upside down hem. The extra fabric of the doubled-up section helps keep the legwarmers up, and then if they do slip down, the legwarmer grippers and the shorts grippers 'grab' each other, and they just stay right where they should.

Your mileage may vary, but it worked for 53 miles today!
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Old 10-18-04, 02:51 PM   #2
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Are you talking about the leg warmers that we used to wear in the 80's? I used to have a rainbow pair. I remember girls at school wearing them over jeans.
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Are you talking about the leg warmers that we used to wear in the 80's? I used to have a rainbow pair. I remember girls at school wearing them over jeans.
Hard to believe they went out of style! (okay, I'm bored today)







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I was gonna post pics too but then I got bored looking for a good pic!
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Well, I kind of meant like this:

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=17536

But, I guess those other ones would work too! Whatever floats your boat -- or, whatever keeps your knees warm. Y'all must live someplace warm where you don't have to think about things like this!
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Well, I kind of meant like this:

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/....cfm?SKU=17536

But, I guess those other ones would work too! Whatever floats your boat -- or, whatever keeps your knees warm. Y'all must live someplace warm where you don't have to think about things like this!
Nope, live in Missouri. I am the crazy person you see in the winter without a coat, or wearing shorts for as long as I can without my legs turning colors. But when you said leg warmers, the 80's thing was the first thing that came to mind. My best friends and I would do the 20 minute workout on TV and they were wearing the leg warmers with the matching leotards and big hair. Great pics by the way....brings back memories.
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Now that you mention it - I did the Jane workout and I HAD to have the leg warmers. I'm still not sure exactly what those did. I mean, it was indoors. Heated. Warm. Steamy, actually. But, if I still had the pink ones that I used to have, I would probably wear them out on my bike! But, c'mon - doesn't anyone besides me think the idea of flipping up the hem of the shorts to keep the legwarmers from sliding down is brilliant? No? Okay, back to the drawing board...
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Believe it or not they are back somewhat. I have spied several girls on campus with them. They are those hipster/mod/new wave kids you see around now. I got a dirty look when I passed one and said "hello flashdance".
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Is this related to the wearing of socks on your hands like Avril? I laughed mightily the first time I saw someone in their twenties wearing the sock on their arms. Mightily indeed.
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Yes its correlated. Its part of the whole "I want to look different than everyone else but dress exactly the same way that everyone who wants to look different does"
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Okay, y'all might already know this. I didn't, so I thought I would share it with other newbies.

So, as it's getting colder, I started wearing leg warmers with my shorts. Couldn't find a comfortable way to overlap them. If the shorts were over the legwarmers, the grip on the warmers was uncomfortable and caused some chafing. If I wore the legwarmers over the shorts, the grip doesn't work at all, and they would slip down. So, (and here's the brilliant idea...) I flipped up the bottom hem of my shorts, then pulled the legwarmers over the upside down hem. The extra fabric of the doubled-up section helps keep the legwarmers up, and then if they do slip down, the legwarmer grippers and the shorts grippers 'grab' each other, and they just stay right where they should.

Your mileage may vary, but it worked for 53 miles today!
I put my shorts on,pull up the legs,put on my warmers and pull back down my short legs over the warmers and nothing moves.
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I put my shorts on,pull up the legs,put on my warmers and pull back down my short legs over the warmers and nothing moves.
me too
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I put my shorts on,pull up the legs,put on my warmers and pull back down my short legs over the warmers and nothing moves.

Hmmm... I think my legwarmers are too big! Mine slide down. Now that I think about it, I have a pair that's one size smaller, and they stayed up fine. Okay. Scratch my brilliant idea.

Here's my new idea: buy the right size legwarmers. Brilliant, right???
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The leg warmers are suppose to be TIGHT.
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The leg warmers are suppose to be TIGHT.

Okay - so much for my brilliant idea. I like yours better! Well, if you ever end up with legwarmers that are too big, have I got an idea for you....
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