I'm trying to get into the habit of getting my training hours in by commuting to work, which is a 22 mile trip each way. However, I don't want to wear bibs, because it's a hassle to change. On the other hand, most athletic shorts tend to flap in the wind a lot. I'm just looking for a pair of athletic shorts that will be tighter than most, but still be loose enough to be comfortable throughout the day at work. I will be wearing coveralls over it, so it doesn't have to look work friendly. Any suggestions?
It's not a good idea to ride for an hour and a half while perspiring, then work 8-9 hours, and ride home again while wearing the same shorts. Try changing out of the bike shorts, rinsing them out at the beginning of the shift and airing them out to dry. You'll be a lot healthier. You can carry regular underwear with your gear.
Why not wear regular cycling shorts, the kind sold at any sporting goods store or bike specialty shop? BTW, they're worn commando style, if you get my drift. Make sure to wash and towel off upon arriving at work. Healthier for your skin and better for your coworkers.
I'll change my underwear, but I'm not sure how much bringing an extra pair of shorts would help me. What do you mean it's unhealthy? If it's breathable, it's not like my junk turns into an incubation oven. I don't want to wear regular cycling shorts because 1). it will feel like an incubation oven 2). I can do just fine with non padded shorts for 20 miles. I would just prefer to have something that doesn't flap in the wind as much, that's all. Otherwise, I would just wear regular athletic shorts.
also, I'm only planning to do this maximum 3 days a week. I doubt I'll even get a chance this week, because I didn't wake up early enough today, and the rest of the week is filled with appointments, and stuff like that.