I am keenly aware that wearing too much lycra on is a real turn-off when you go to the grocery store. Particularly in my case
All over BF, even in the Commuting forum, you get the message that you need to wear something with a chamois. That clipless shoes are the more efficient way to go. That Louis Garneau wind stopper fabrics are the only way you will survive the winter wind.
Mostly I only wear what I consider to be "safety" bike clothing like screaming green/yellow tee shirts and jackets. (And a helmet and gloves.)
But I'm wondering if even this is too much. And I also wonder how effective this clothing is in alerting cars to my presence.
Reason I ask this is that I suspect a lot of people would seriously consider riding a bike, but they are seriously put off by the clothing cyclists wear.