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    Bike Clothes

    You may think that clothes designed for you to ride your bike are just for the pros and racing.
    Wrong!
    I need to get a helmet #1 fer sure.
    There are days when you might not feel like riding, or maybe you're a beginner and you don't think you deserve to wear bike jerseys and Lycra bike shorts. But the truth of matter is that what you wear affects your attitude. Putting on the clothes helps you actually play the part.


    Safety
    Wearing proper bike attire means that you're more likely to be safe when you ride. You will have proper reflective gear for your ride and other safety features. It can also help protect you if you do fall.

    Geeting the clothes that fit ...with biking
    http://bicycling.about.com/b/a/136506.htm?nl=1

    Get your Bike into gear...check ...
    bike into gear~check

    We do have a bike shop here...in Swan River...not much yet in for biking, but...spring is around the corner...

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    Also, if you don't feel comfortable (and some people don't, completely understandable) they have baggy shorts that still have chamois padding in them.

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    I am fairly new to the clothing department...
    I ride by myself...and use just not any particular fashion good runners das fer sure!

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    I wear cycling clothes because that is how I ride and they feel much better. They also prevent my clothes from catching on stuff...
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    I will have to check the prices...and get ready for the road come spring. It does come here in 'ice cold Canada'...bike season is just around the corner...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikernan
    I will have to check the prices...and get ready for the road come spring. It does come here in 'ice cold Canada'...bike season is just around the corner...
    When you get to that corner be sure to look both ways. Spring riding seems further away than that to me. I am not a winter person but do ride often in the winter. Winter clothing is a bit more expensive but valued on a cold morning ride. Bike cloths are functional and make for enjoyable riding. Take Care.
    Phil

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    I switched to regular bike clothes a year or so ago. They are much more comfortable on longer trips, and now I even tend to get the brighter colored shirts so that I am seen a little better out on the road. The only thing I don't have are the shoes and I am even thinking of getting them this year.

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    I just got new spandex with padding in them! and i'm a begginer. i got gloves as well but there's no way i'm wearing street clothes. they'll snag branches which is potentially dangerous. AND cotton is a terrible first layer espcially for bottoms. get some lycra spandex and a few jerseys and a helmet of course. but i dont think its wrong for newbies to get the proper attire. gotta start somewhere!
    I bet you could go off a lot of sweet jumps with that.
    -Napolean Dynamite

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    You don't NEED to have cycling specific clothing, look at all the bike messengers riding around in Carharts rolled up to their knees all day long. I prefer Filsons, they dry faster.
    All day rides, tights are nice, but bombing around town, anything goes. If you're thrifty, try goodwill for wool sweaters, athletic tights and the like. Oh, and if you're dropping $$$, Smartwool and Ibex wool clothing ROCKS! Ibex makes padded shorts, tights, and knickers as well as jerseys.

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