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Old 09-10-05, 01:17 PM
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Another eitiqute question for the men...

So i'm walking into a convinience store one summer day to refill on gatorade, wearing lightweight summer kit, and the cashier seems to have something wrong with her eyes...
It seems that my summer weight shorts leave little to the imagination. Heck, i'm walking around in spandex so thin you could guess my religion. I feel like that stripper guy from jack@ss. (Dude you want to party?)

Any other guys out there feel like there should be some concealing padding in that area? Do you throw on shorts when you run into a buisness... or just let it all hang out..?
I get so self concious i want to hold my helmet in front of myself, or pin a figleaf there or something...

Maybe a cycling kilt?
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Old 09-10-05, 01:29 PM
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Why not just simply get some summer weight shorts that aren't see through and have a nice pad as well?

That's like saying, "The dentist didn't use enough pain killer, so I just didn't bother to tell him, so I just endured the pain." What the...? Are you a glutton for punishment?
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I wear baggy shorts all the time.
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Do you actually know if your being dressed in full kit was what caused the cashier to look as she did? Did she say anything about why? You might not have anything to worry about, especeially if you arrived at the store on your bike.
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Old 09-10-05, 01:59 PM
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>>Are you a glutton for punishment?<<

Oh I'm a glutton!

So, next weird question... What do you pad your spandex with?
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Originally Posted by powerhouse
Do you actually know if your being dressed in full kit was what caused the cashier to look as she did? Did she say anything about why? You might not have anything to worry about, especeially if you arrived at the store on your bike.
Actually it was her trying not to blush and glancing at my crotch. Light spandex show off a little too much.. um contour.
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Originally Posted by biodiesel
>>Are you a glutton for punishment?<<

Oh I'm a glutton!

So, next weird question... What do you pad your spandex with?
Spandex cycling shorts are padded in the crotch. It generally covers the goods.
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If they want to look, then they can have at it as far as I'm concerned. Doesn't bother me, don't you ever check out women wearing revealing clothes? No difference.
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I'm proud of my junk so I don't do anything. Let em' stare, it's good for my ego LOL!!!
Actually my performance gel century shorts have the chamois pretty high up so it hides the details.
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Originally Posted by biodiesel
Actually it was her trying not to blush and glancing at my crotch. Light spandex show off a little too much.. um contour.
You mean like this?
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I saw a heavy gal at work wearing spandex pants the other day. She bent over and I ran. I figured I didn't want to be around when those things blow. Wearing spandex should be a privilege, not a right.
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Originally Posted by biodiesel
So i'm walking into a convinience store one summer day to refill on gatorade, wearing lightweight summer kit, and the cashier seems to have something wrong with her eyes...
It seems that my summer weight shorts leave little to the imagination. Heck, i'm walking around in spandex so thin you could guess my religion. I feel like that stripper guy from jack@ss. (Dude you want to party?)

Any other guys out there feel like there should be some concealing padding in that area? Do you throw on shorts when you run into a buisness... or just let it all hang out..?
I get so self concious i want to hold my helmet in front of myself, or pin a figleaf there or something...

Maybe a cycling kilt?
I suggest putting a cucumber and a large potato in your tightys..-then go back to the same convenience store, and to the same cashier...and report back to us
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Old 09-10-05, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by red house
I suggest putting a cucumber and a large potato in your tightys..-then go back to the same convenience store, and to the same cashier...and report back to us

Just make sure you put all those groceries down the front of your spandex.
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Please do get some new shorts. It's hard not to look. It's like a train wreck. You can't look away. Do everybody a favor. Please. Leaving more to the imagination is much more attractive.
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Originally Posted by red house
I suggest putting a cucumber and a large potato in your tightys..-then go back to the same convenience store, and to the same cashier...and report back to us
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Originally Posted by The Fixer
You mean like this?
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My shorts have chamois enough to protect the junk.


Modesty has no utility, therefore it doesn't mean **** to me; beyond that, I wear my pants with the leg rolled up when I go anywhere for lunch, etc. so I avoid the issue of spandex constantly.
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Originally Posted by MERTON
what do olympic lifters use to keep pepe` from showing? i've seen them lift, they all wear tights... nothing ever shows.
....they're all SUV owners as well...

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>>Spandex cycling shorts are padded in the crotch. It generally covers the goods.<<
Yeah, only if i tuck it back...
The picture is about right...

>>what do olympic lifters use to keep pepe` from showing?<<
Steroids.

>> Doesn't bother me, don't you ever check out women wearing revealing clothes? No difference.<<
Don't know, gentle curves are one thing. Or is this guy cleavage?

>>I suggest putting a cucumber and a large potato in your tightys..-then go back to the same convenience store, and to the same cashier...and report back to us<<
Why would i make myself look smaller?

>>Please do get some new shorts. It's hard not to look. It's like a train wreck.<<
Yeah... a freight train baby! (sorry, just had to)

>>You can't look away.<<
NOW YOU KNOW HOW US GUYS FEEL!

(wow, i wonder if i could get out of a speeding ticket?)
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Again, a vote for having a pair of Umbros to throw on for pit stops.

When I was into running, I wore spandex shorts on training runs, and I got all kinds of comments. I never really cared...unfortunately it stopped one day when the coach said it was distracting some of the people during practice....now if it's the guys or the girls being distracted it could either be scary or just anotherr point on my ego-meter.

Only reason I wore the spandex was the team running shorts were moronic....freaking waist high side slits...."Ooh lookit me whitey tighties ladies MMmmmmMMMmmm!" I found that worse than sporting the package.
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Originally Posted by MERTON
what do olympic lifters use to keep pepe` from showing? i've seen them lift, they all wear tights... nothing ever shows.
Steroids?

[EDIT] Sorry bio, I missed your post the first time through. [/EDIT]
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I have found that, in order to ditch the spandex (which I don't like using in case I might be going into a store) one should choose pants with padding. Cannondale makes a good integrated short/compressionpadded thingy that I use if I'm toodling around and want to feel cooler. But my regular ride "shorts" are a pair of army issue cargo pants that my gf chopped and sewed into "capris" for me to keep the hem from the ravages of the chain. Oh, and you can fit tights under em for colder weather!
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Is this thread just an excuse to brag about the size of one's package? "We've got armadillos in our trousers."
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Originally Posted by va_cyclist
Is this thread just an excuse to brag about the size of one's package? "We've got armadillos in our trousers."
You better leash it or it will run
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Originally Posted by va_cyclist
Is this thread just an excuse to brag about the size of one's package? "We've got armadillos in our trousers."
Ring a ding! That what I'm reading.

Biodiesel! I think you are taking the word "framepump" way too seriously. Leave it on your bike. Or, if you must carry it with you, use a back pack or something.
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