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Old 09-09-07, 08:35 AM
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Riding with a Kilt

I bought a Utilikilt about a year ago, but hardly seem to wear it because I commute by bicycle everywhere. While I have ridden with the kilt, it's not the most comfortable thing to do, and occasionally the wind shifts it around more than I'd care for.

Anyone have special insight into riding with a kilt?
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"Is anything worn under your kilt?"

No, Lassie. It's all as good as new."
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I think a "ladies" frame might be a good start I have only seen one person on a bike in a kilt...and a Great Kilt at that!

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aren't you suppose to wear your kilt "commando" style,
like bike shorts ?
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I find wearing a nice heavy sporran keeps things from flying up on you...


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I bought an AmeriKilt not long ago and am still waiting for the weather to cool down. I'm not sure if I could ride it on my bike without flashing the world.
 
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Originally Posted by Satyr View Post
Anyone have special insight into riding with a kilt?
Yeah. In summer I think one should use wicking nylon kilts and in winter, Gortex(tm) kilts, or possibly soft shell kilts depending on one's finances. I think Alert Kilts(tm) has a tartan in hi viz lime and safety orange for reasonable prices. Just remember their sizes run one size too small.
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hehe, I'll just have you know that there are a series of ladies out there who deeply admire mens in kilts. To uphold this statement, I offer to you this fine thread out of a forum to which I post on (as well).

http://forums.backpacker.com/eve/for...9/m/2421075411

Please note, there are 2406 entries ...

Ok, so I'm guilty of a <cough> few ...
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All I have to say is: Man Up Nancy!




I bike in it, I Frisbee in it, I drink in it. It's great, now I can Swish with the best of them!
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Never mind the kilt, it's blowing that d*mn bagpipe whilst riding that gets so difficult.
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Might as well put that huffing and puffing to good use!
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I hope you live in Scotland, and not Alabama.
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The little bit of Scotch matter in my genetic material tells me that I shouldn't make light of this kilt business. The Hoosier in me wants to snicker.
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Originally Posted by Tude View Post
hehe, I'll just have you know that there are a series of ladies out there who deeply admire mens in kilts. To uphold this statement, I offer to you this fine thread out of a forum to which I post on (as well).

http://forums.backpacker.com/eve/for...9/m/2421075411

Please note, there are 2406 entries ...

Ok, so I'm guilty of a <cough> few ...
Don't even need to leave Bike Forums:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ighlight=kilts

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Whatever you do, don't let the SSFG people see this thread.
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I ride a recumbent. Can you imagine?

Actually, you wouldn't have to, would you...
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I wear a Utilikilt (the no-longer made "standard" style) or other skirt every day. I also ride my bike to work every day - I purchased a Biria (very low step through) partially so I wouldn't have problems with skirts.
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I ride a recumbent. Can you imagine?

Actually, you wouldn't have to, would you...
LOL, wearing a kilt on a recumbent is definitely not recommended!

I don't suppose you'd consider wearing bike shorts underneath? I guess that would defeat the purpose wouldn't it?
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I ride a recumbent. Can you imagine?

Actually, you wouldn't have to, would you...
Kilt on a recumbent? 'Tain't funny.
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Kilt on a recumbent? 'Tain't funny.
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I bought a Utilikilt about a year ago, but hardly seem to wear it because I commute by bicycle everywhere. While I have ridden with the kilt, it's not the most comfortable thing to do, and occasionally the wind shifts it around more than I'd care for.

Anyone have special insight into riding with a kilt?

I actually found this forum when I did a search for riding a bike in a kilt- I have the same problem. I've mostly been wearing shorts for the trek to work, and then changing into my kilt there. I have taken my Utilikilt out a few times without any problems. It just takes some getting used to. I did find a website giving tips for riding a bike in a skirt (yeah- I know...), which had one useful tip: Wear some kind of strap around your leg just above the knee and pin it to your kilt to help prevent the kilt from flying up if a gust of wind comes up or something. Aside from that, you should also watch out that none of the fabric can be caught up in the tire. There's also a risk of getting your kilt dirty from crud flying off the tire. That's happened to me when I wore my Spartan kilt, but not my original Utilikilt. I guess this can be prevented by buying something to go over the tire (can't think of the name of it right now).

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All I have to say is: Man Up Nancy!

I bike in it, I Frisbee in it, I drink in it. It's great, now I can Swish with the best of them!
Squeegeeboo, is that a Spartan Utilikilt you're wearing?
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I actually found this forum when I did a search for riding a bike in a kilt- I have the same problem. I've mostly been wearing shorts for the trek to work, and then changing into my kilt there. I have taken my Utilikilt out a few times without any problems. It just takes some getting used to. I did find a website giving tips for riding a bike in a skirt (yeah- I know...), which had one useful tip: Wear some kind of strap around your leg just above the knee and pin it to your kilt to help prevent the kilt from flying up if a gust of wind comes up or something. Aside from that, you should also watch out that none of the fabric can be caught up in the tire. There's also a risk of getting your kilt dirty from crud flying off the tire. That's happened to me when I wore my Spartan kilt, but not my original Utilikilt. I guess this can be prevented by buying something to go over the tire (can't think of the name of it right now).



Squeegeeboo, is that a Spartan Utilikilt you're wearing?
It is a spartan sir. I have no real issues biking in it, never flies up, and with a rear-rack no real risk of getting sucked into the wheel, as well as stopping a good amount of the crud from hitting it.

I was actually in it last night for a Drop Kick Murphys concert, saw a bunch of others in them as well.
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I would not want to ride in a kilt. Running in a kilt is excellent though. I use a Sportkilt.
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Originally Posted by Tude View Post
hehe, I'll just have you know that there are a series of ladies out there who deeply admire mens in kilts. To uphold this statement, I offer to you this fine thread out of a forum to which I post on (as well).

http://forums.backpacker.com/eve/for...9/m/2421075411

Please note, there are 2406 entries ...

Ok, so I'm guilty of a <cough> few ...
Isn't it like the same 4-5 women posting? Just saying...
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Running in a kilt is excellent though. I use a Sportkilt.
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