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    What do you wear when you go mountain biking?

    Includes all protection gear, clothing, socks, shoes, gel on hair, pretty much everything.

    And also, what do you carry with you?

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    A bear suit.
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    What I wear (in relatively warm weather): long-legged pair of biking shorts (baggies), t-shirt of some sort, wool socks (Smartwool or similar); a pair of so-called "approach" shoes that happen to have flat, stiff soles that seem to mate well with the pins on my platform pedals.

    The shorts I have are made with longer legs to accommodate shin pads worn by freeriders. I'm not a freerider. I just prefer to have less of my leg showing. Trust me. That's a good thing.

    In winter, I dress more warmly. You'll often find me in: base layer top and bottom, either jean pants or cross-country ski pants, windproof fleece jacket, hiking boots, wool socks.

    What I currently carry for most rides: hydration pack full of water, combination shock/tire pump, tire levers, multi-tool that includes a chain tool, couple of snack bars, extra set of disposable contact lenses, lubricant/rewetting drops for my contacts, extra tube, tiny set of probably useless tire patches, alcohol-based hand cleaner, small pack of tissues, whistle, cell phone, a handful of Halls Fruit-Breezers if I have some. (I really need to add a bit first-aid gear to the mix).

    For short rides of only few miles, I might not bother with anything but a water bottle. I hate carrying stuff, but on long rides I will carry what I need in case something happens. I'll even go with a larger pack and more supplies if I feel I might need them. It depends upon where I'm headed and whom I'm with.

    Protection gear: helmet; gloves; sometimes sunscreen and/or bug repellent. My riding doesn't really call for shin pads, elbow pads, that sort of thing. Although I will say that crap happens, and elbow pads would've been welcome the last time that I crashed badly (onto a crushed stone trail surface).

    First-aid gear: It's been on my mind to grab a couple of 5x9 combi-dressings and a roll or two of conforming gauze bandage.

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    ...thats what she said.
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    Jean shorts, a short sleeve tee-shirt, underwear/boxers, socks, shoes, and a helmet
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    Long underwear and a football helmet.

    I carry a machete.

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    This thread has been posted before, but for those who really need to know:

    Helmet, gloves, shoes, and Superman cape. If it's really cold I might also wear shorts.
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    I dress like a roadie, and make the dirt jumpers giggle.
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    A Jay Adams fly away skate helmet. Ozzy Ozbourne Speak of the Devil '82 tee shirt and an old pair of Jams.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    A t-shirt with the sleeves cut off and Canari Canyon shorts (baggy shorts with a spandex gel liner).

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    Pearl Izumi veer short
    Fox Racing Jersey or T-shirt
    Fox Racing Armor
    Oakley Radar Lock Shoes
    Specialized Deviant Carbon Full Face helmet.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    Craft bib shorts
    Crocheted half finger cycling gloves
    Hockey mask
    Combat boots
    Nipple ring

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    Camelbak type pack
    Phone
    Camera
    Extra film
    the north face swim shorts
    drifit type shirt
    The north face lightweight hiking shoes

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    You wear a camera and a phone? Trying to enhance the Flava Flav look?
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    You wear a camera and a phone? Trying to enhance the Flava Flav look?
    Lol...its a small camera, and I put it in the hydration pack. Sometimes I bring a SLR system in a backpack.

    Plus, I'm a photographer.

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    fluorescent orange thong. its light, waterproof and breathable....I go between Trojan and Durex for protection...

    Football or Astronaut helmet depending on the riding style.....my riding style requires the toughest gear available out there...

    Moon boots....preferably pink with faux far accent...during summer I wear the WWF style boots....they are light, snug and give me lot of confidence in downhill sections..

    Yellow Kitchen Gloves ------ Latex of course

    Double barrel shot ***....loaded and ready to go...for bears...

    A brush and gel for my handsome mullet.......

    Elton John's white frame sunglasses...

    for hydration or (de)hydration.....I have a fanny pack style (goes around your waist) 6-can beer carrier...its really handy on the trails...after all the six cans are empty...they put the Astronaut helmet to good use...

    I am sure I am forgetting something....Other folks who saw me on the trails may be able to remind me of a few important Items that are escaping my mind right now.. please help...
    Last edited by sherpaPeak; 08-20-07 at 09:18 AM.
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    moisture wicking shirt from saucony, sugoi, UA, etc...
    regular boxers, baggy mtb shorts, dri-fit socks, trail running shoes with a good sole
    i really should use shin pads, cause each time i go the cuts on my shins from the plants and rocks are worse and worse and i play competitive soccer too so thats not a good mix

    i have a helmet with speakers in it (ahaha), specialized BG gloves (not full fingered in the summer) and ryders sprint XR sunglasses which never fall off even when i do

    filled camelbak with first aid, topeak multitool, camera-phone, flashlight, trail mix bars, and a bottle of home-made sports drink in the cage


    i think thats all

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHCP87 View Post
    ...ryders sprint XR sunglasses which never fall off even when i do
    Obviously you didn't get the memo...Ryders are lethal! No one should be wearing them!

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    cutoff overalls
    aviator sun glasses
    bandana
    flip flops
    dishwashing gloves
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    cutoff overalls
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    Pics baby,pics!
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    baggy jean shorts
    polyester t-shirt
    normal socks
    old shoes
    helmet
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    Quote Originally Posted by sherpaPeak View Post
    fluorescent orange thong...
    Is that the biking thong or the tri-thong?

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    roadie kit + camelbak
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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Is that the biking thong or the tri-thong?
    biking ofcourse. I would not wear anything thats not specific to mountain biking....
    "....You are never lost, if you dont care where you are...."

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    At least nobody posted the Borat thong pic yet.
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