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Old 08-03-05, 06:59 AM   #1
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Street clothes over Spandex?

I can use street clothes over spandex and not hurt the spandex? I am going to a party and I am car-free, but its a bit of a ride so I don't have to bike in street clothes, so I would put some street clothes over. I just don't want to look like a fool, the host of the party is really cute and geekly. So I don't want to scare her away.

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Old 08-03-05, 07:07 AM   #2
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I've neve heard of it hurting the spandex...have done it once myself. Only thing I, personally, would be worried about is that it would be too hot.
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I've done it before, and will do it again, with no ill effects on the lycra.
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It won't hurt anything but none the less standing around at a party in your chamois for a few hours would be very uncomfortable imo so you'll want to change anyway I would think.
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Old 08-03-05, 07:42 AM   #5
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You won't hurt the spandex but you're not going to be comfortable for very long. Why not carry the street clothes and change when you get to the party? Then you won't smell quite as much either.
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Old 08-03-05, 07:46 AM   #6
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But the lycra is my street style...oh.
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Find a costume party. Problem solved.

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Old 08-03-05, 10:24 AM   #8
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You won't hurt the spandex but you're not going to be comfortable for very long. Why not carry the street clothes and change when you get to the party? Then you won't smell quite as much either.
This is what you need to do. Just wear the shorts, skip the jersey and use a t-shirt. Change at or just before the party. If you are really that self concious (but try not to be) then change a block away from the party at some public restroom or behind some bushes.

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You live in Madison, one of the most bike friendly places I have ever been. I'm sure she must know people that cycle. Just walk into the party with your lycra on with your "party clothes" in a bag and ask to be shown to the bathroom. Go inside and change. I am guessing you must like this girl, and hope she may like you. If she does, the bike shorts will give her a chance to check out your butt. If she likes you, she will be looking.
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Hahahaha.

I change into my bike shorts in the afternoon and wear them under my slacks.

When the time bell rings I can just slip off my slacks, put on my bike clothes in my cubicle and go.

Yeah, the chamois is a bit bulky, but no one notices.
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I can use street clothes over spandex and not hurt the spandex? I am going to a party and I am car-free, but its a bit of a ride so I don't have to bike in street clothes, so I would put some street clothes over. I just don't want to look like a fool, the host of the party is really cute and geekly. So I don't want to scare her away.

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Bring the clothes and change there. Geekly...?
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Hahahaha.

I change into my bike shorts in the afternoon and wear them under my slacks.

When the time bell rings I can just slip off my slacks, put on my bike clothes in my cubicle and go.

Yeah, the chamois is a bit bulky, but no one notices.
The bulky chamois could be a real plus at some types of parties.

I wear lycra under street clothes quite often and neither them nor me is harmed.
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Just put your strett clothes over your cycling clothes before you get to the party. Then walk into the party say "Hello" or whatever . . . and wonder over the the bathroom and take off your cycling clothes from under your street clothes. And your DONE! No body notices anything : )

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Old 08-03-05, 06:45 PM   #14
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I just called her, I just going in the spandex, and I ask her out on a bike ride, she don't have a bike, noooooooo, but I told her should could use my bent, and she said yes. YES!!!!!

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Hmmm...car free fourm.....doesn't roadies have this problem too? Just Asking.

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Old 08-03-05, 08:19 PM   #15
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get some baggies. They look like surfer shorts and have pockets. Just right for off the bike - except for the chamois wedgie.
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