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Old 05-09-11, 05:24 PM   #1
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must bike shorts be so ugly?

nothing more disturbing than a man in bike shorts wouldn't you say?but yes they save your seat. someone has to invent a whole new look for bike apparel because its just currently disturbing
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Old 05-09-11, 05:33 PM   #2
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I have resigned myself to the fact to keep my backside from soreness I have to wear them. If there is a better design, please make sure there are no white, other light colored ones out there, some things should not be displayed in public.
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Old 05-09-11, 05:38 PM   #3
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Baggy/mountain bike shorts seem less offensive to some
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Old 05-09-11, 06:01 PM   #4
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I have resigned myself to the fact to keep my backside from soreness I have to wear them. If there is a better design, please make sure there are no white, other light colored ones out there, some things should not be displayed in public.
so true i mean speaking for my generation there is nothing more disturbing than a man post 40 wearing these tight padded shorts but we really have no other options.my wife laughs non stop at me in them and im not a slob
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They make mtb shorts with pads

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._400000_400000
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Old 05-09-11, 06:11 PM   #6
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i use those too but on my mtb only
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Old 05-09-11, 06:27 PM   #7
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my wife laughs non stop at me in them and im not a slob
Your wife told me that I look good in bike shorts.
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Old 05-09-11, 08:22 PM   #10
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Your wife told me that I look good in bike shorts.
You have a nicer butt than calamarichris.
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Old 05-09-11, 08:27 PM   #11
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I have my moments but I'm usually modest. I will carry shorts to whip on for store runs, etc. I'm not adverse to wearing various types of shorts while riding as well. I'll get down to just bike shorts if I'm gonna stay on the bike in hot weather.
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Old 05-09-11, 09:46 PM   #12
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nothing more disturbing than a man in bike shorts wouldn't you say?but yes they save your seat. someone has to invent a whole new look for bike apparel because its just currently disturbing
OP, you suck at bikes.

By they way, I actually look pretty awesome in kit. Been told so plenty of times. Besides, I've yet to come across any garment more comfortable to have on my lower half for a 20 hour ride.
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Old 05-09-11, 09:51 PM   #13
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lol okay you look great we all do lol do you ever think motorists hit us because of what we are wearing?but you look good
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Old 05-09-11, 09:53 PM   #14
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lmao rofl i swear thats how we look to people that dont ride
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Old 05-09-11, 09:55 PM   #15
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no chance she thinks they are the funniest thing ever.she wants me to wear one of those bibs and go to west Hollywood so she can you tube me
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You have a nicer butt than calamarichris.
Thanks! I'll take your word for it; I've never checked out Chris' butt. Really.
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I'd prefer not to terrify little old ladies when I go riding... liner shorts go under my mtb shorts unless it is viciously hot and I am going for a long ride in the country... then I have bibs.
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so true i mean speaking for my generation there is nothing more disturbing than a man post 40 wearing these tight padded shorts but we really have no other options.my wife laughs non stop at me in them and im not a slob
I am post 40, and my wife laughs also. When I give her the eye, she them tells me to go have fun on my ride. Any driver who hits any cyclists wearing these should have their licenses revoked for life. How could they miss them?
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I've come to the realization that if you're in good shape, the shorts don't look that silly at all, assuming you are doing a bike activity. If you're wandering around Ralphs wearing them, then yes, it's ridiculous.

I've actually started doing my running in my bike shorts when doing a 'brick' (biking, then immediately running) and I'm not at all self conscious about it anymore.
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I felt odd wearing bike shorts when i first started road cycling. After about 3 or 4 months i was at a coffee shop getting a muffin and coffee on a Saturday at my turn around point at the beach. Standing in line i felt a hand on my butt, i turned around and there were two ladys behind me, both grinning and telling me how good i looked in the bike shorts. They had just completed a tri training course, one again said i looked great and patted me again. Like i am 65 and they, i would guess, were in their mid forties. I said thanks for the kind words and my rear end was for my wife only. We chatted some more and they left still smiling. I had on new shorts so there were no holes anywhere. Since then i have felt OK in cycling shorts. YRMV.
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I've come to the realization that if you're in good shape, the shorts don't look that silly at all, assuming you are doing a bike activity. If you're wandering around Ralphs wearing them, then yes, it's ridiculous.

I've actually started doing my running in my bike shorts when doing a 'brick' (biking, then immediately running) and I'm not at all self conscious about it anymore.
I guess I look silly, have about 40-60 pounds to go. I tried the MTB Shorts, but the legs were like sandpaper, so I went back to the road shorts. I know one day I won't look silly, but I am having fun getting there.
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I look pretty sexy in bike shorts. End of story.
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Old 05-10-11, 08:53 AM   #23
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thought you guys were gonna tear me apart for this post glad to know im not alone on this
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lol okay you look great we all do lol do you ever think motorists hit us because of what we are wearing?but you look good
My wife tells me that every time she passes a cyclist on the road she wants to yell "GET SOME UNDERWEAR!" out the window at them.
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My wife tells me that every time she passes a cyclist on the road she wants to yell "GET SOME UNDERWEAR!" out the window at them.
Your wife needs to learn that underwear under bike shorts is a major cycling faux pas.

I see so many people wearing sagging pants or way-too-low-rise jeans that cycling shorts seem pretty tame in comparison. At least everything is covered up.
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