B.C. to D.C.
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: between the Popeye's, the liquor store, the funeral home, and the strip club
Bikes: 1992 Miyata Nine 14; 1971 Raleigh Super Course fixie conversion; 2006 Jamis Nova (853 version); 2001 Diamondback Topanga (SS conversion); 1956 Rudge Sports; 1971 Raleigh Competition (processing); 199? Schwinn World Sport (processing)
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Pardon my ignorance. I'm getting myself a new city/trail commuter bike--the surly cross-check---and thought, hey, I think I'll try a bit of cyclocross while I'm at it, since the LBS guy who is helping me with the bike (props to Proteus in college park, md.) is setting up a 'cross loop in Silver Spring.
Coming from a commuter who wears T-shirts and shorts, the question I have, is--why the spandex togs? With road bikes, I can see the need for aerodynamics, but what advantage do they give in 'cross?