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    RE: Super Heroes (Lycraphobes)

    Why is it that everyone has to dress up like a "Hiker" when they go mountain biking?
    You know, the earth tone shirts and baggy cargo shorts.
    Sure I know they are made of modern fabrics such as cotton with moisture retaining properties.
    And yes the earth tones and khakis colors do make you less visible to wild animals and other riders.
    But no one is being sponsored by L.L. Bean or North Face, so why are people wearing such understated outfits?
    Or is it just people trying to self conscious and/or not get made fun of by their buddies?
    Hmm...actually I think I just answered my question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grudgemonkey View Post
    Why is it that everyone has to dress up like a "Hiker" when they go mountain biking?
    You know, the earth tone shirts and baggy cargo shorts.
    Sure I know they are made of modern fabrics such as cotton with moisture retaining properties.
    And yes the earth tones and khakis colors do make you less visible to wild animals and other riders.
    But no one is being sponsored by L.L. Bean or North Face, so why are people wearing such understated outfits?
    Or is it just people trying to self conscious and/or not get made fun of by their buddies?
    Hmm...actually I think I just answered my question.


    i like showing moose knuckle in neon

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    I match my outfit to the color of mud at hand
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    Quote Originally Posted by grudgemonkey View Post
    Why is it that everyone has to dress up like a "Hiker" when they go mountain biking?
    You know, the earth tone shirts and baggy cargo shorts.
    Sure I know they are made of modern fabrics such as cotton with moisture retaining properties.
    And yes the earth tones and khakis colors do make you less visible to wild animals and other riders.
    But no one is being sponsored by L.L. Bean or North Face, so why are people wearing such understated outfits?
    Or is it just people trying to self conscious and/or not get made fun of by their buddies?
    Hmm...actually I think I just answered my question.
    Yes, L.L. Bean. Born right here in maine
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    People if flashy clothes look weird in the woods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grudgemonkey View Post
    Why is it that everyone has to dress up like a "Hiker" when they go mountain biking?
    You know, the earth tone shirts and baggy cargo shorts.
    Sure I know they are made of modern fabrics such as cotton with moisture retaining properties.
    And yes the earth tones and khakis colors do make you less visible to wild animals and other riders.
    But no one is being sponsored by L.L. Bean or North Face, so why are people wearing such understated outfits?
    Or is it just people trying to self conscious and/or not get made fun of by their buddies?
    Hmm...actually I think I just answered my question.

    I like to wear this when I ride out in the woods

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    Give it a few more years. They will all be back to neon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fable View Post
    Give it a few more years. They will all be back to neon.
    MTB's from the 90's are rad.

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    I think they should make scab-colored knee-shin guards with irregularly-textured plastic caps. Then people wouldn't know if I was wearing armor or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grudgemonkey View Post
    Why are people wearing such understated outfits?
    Or is it just people trying to self conscious and/or not get made fun of by their buddies?
    Hmm...actually I think I just answered my question.
    BINGO...we have a winner.
    And with a name like grudgemonkey I doubt you're a Super Hero...huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEAT View Post
    BINGO...we have a winner.
    And with a name like grudgemonkey I doubt you're a Super Hero...huh?
    With a name like MEAT, I am surprised you're not in lycra

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    MEAT in lycra? Not a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEAT View Post
    MEAT in lycra? Not a chance.
    Thank God. When I saw this online I got worried...


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    ^^^^^^
    Oh jeez...
    Lycra is a priviledge, not a right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grudgemonkey View Post
    Thank God. When I saw this online I got worried...

    Not sure what prompt you to seek out fat men in lycra but go for it.

    Poor Bike

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    ^^ "Seek out"... more like stumble upon and cringe.

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    because you can fit armor under baggies, and then go drink beers in the baggies
    Last edited by TRaffic Jammer; 07-03-08 at 06:45 PM.

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    You want cringeworthy? Here ya go...
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    biker fox.... GAAAHHH the goggles they do nothing!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    You want cringeworthy? Here ya go...
    Hey I know that pic....it's MEAT

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    You want cringeworthy? Here ya go...
    I think that just gave me tourrettes... Cause I can't stop cringing. Why would anyone dress like that and take a picture of themselves...?
    Oh noes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe View Post
    You want cringeworthy? Here ya go...
    I am quoting this picture.
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