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Is it just me or are others embarrassed?

Old 02-09-23, 05:41 AM
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I'm 285. I've never gotten anything but supportive comments and thumbs-up from people. On the other hand, I wouldn't be caught dead in lycra...it's T-shirts and cargo shorts for me.
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Originally Posted by turtlewoman View Post
I am just starting back to bicycling after about 15 years of complete inactivity. I am 5'5" and 236. Kind of a round little person! My problem is that I am very embarrassed to go out on my bike. I really love riding but I am afraid some creep will yell something at me or someone will laugh. And wearing bike shorts---FORGET THAT! Does anybody else feel that way or is it just me?
A good friend and former co-worker regularly went out riding with me, a few years before we were separated after a major layoff. In those days she was 5'10 and about 260#. She rode a Trek 1000 road bike, the aluminum one, and rode a tandem with her husband. On our rides we usually took a hilly metropark loop on which we both struggled up the hills, but rarely walked. Re: shorts! She always bought them from Terry. Her reason was the same as my wife's: fit. My wife and my coworker have totally different figures, but both looked great in Terry cycling shorts, and found good comfort.
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