I would like to know if anyone out there does ultra long distance rides without wearing spandex. Am I the only one? I go for being casual when I ride as much as I go for riding fast. I've even been known to wear polo shirts and khaki shorts on century rides. Anyway if you don't you should. I also wear mountain biking clip less pedal shoes that you can walk in. If you ever happen into a winery along your travels or wish to partake in some fine dining with friends it's really nice to have on traditional attire.