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Old 04-16-16, 01:45 PM
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No Lycra at breakfast in New Zealand hotel

New Zealand hotel bans Lycra clad patrons at breakfast. Afraid of TMI for the kids and other patrons.

New Zealand hotel bans cyclists in Lycra to cut out 'bulges' at breakfast | World news | The Guardian
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Old 04-16-16, 02:01 PM
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I don't blame them

nothing more gross than seeing overweight old men with big stomachs dressed in lycra/spandex and crimpelene and who look like Robin Hood and his merrimen... all walking like tap dancers on their special clipless pedal shoes... walking around with an attitude alike they 'own' the place
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Easy fix. Don't stay at that hotel or eat at their restaurant. I will say this, there is a time and place for lycra, and some people like to wear it when they ride. Life is not just tooling around on a bike in a skirt or regular attire with a baguette in the basket and a brass bell. Some of us get out there to ride, and ride fast and long distances. Last August I did a century. I wore lycra. 10/10 would do it all again.
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Read recently the reception of cyclists in the modern Kit at sidewalk cafes is better in northern Italy , perhaps you'd like there Better,?
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“We had a number of experiences with large men in tiny shorts and that’s not appropriate for children to see.”
Likely not appropriate for us adults either.
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Old 04-16-16, 05:26 PM
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I look good in cycling gear, but not everyone does.

some people would look gross in a burlap sack.
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Old 04-16-16, 05:30 PM
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The restaurant simply prefers men wear outer garments from Moose Knuckles sportswear over their lycra.
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Old 04-16-16, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by FullGas View Post
I look good in cycling gear, but not everyone does.

some people would look gross in a burlap sack.
Some people are ugly no matter what they wear. They're probably not welcome at that hotel either. Fortunately, it sounds like there's a local coffee shop to accommodate cyclists.
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Old 04-16-16, 06:27 PM
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Snobs everywhere. And I dont even like lycra.
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Does that mean no speedos either? ...or women in 'yoga pants', body suits, or sports bras... or...
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Old 04-16-16, 07:20 PM
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Not that I would ever wear my shorts to a breakfast, but this is another reason why I like my fanny pack. I wear it like a sporran when off the bike.
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Old 04-16-16, 08:27 PM
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Well, they may have a point with the MAMILS but then I also get tired of nearly naked women. I mean there is a place for everything. But, do it for the children, oh the children :/ . We would not want to them to see anything, oh gosh no. Meanwhile women are breast feeding in public and walking around nude. Maybe it is time for mens liberation.
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Breast feeding in public is just using udders for healthy sustenance of whelps. Not the same thing at all as flaunting camel toes and moose knuckles. Although pub(l)ic display of phallic symbols and proxies have a long history, and still practiced in some places.

But I'd like to believe stylish clothing evolved to protect us from the grotesque sight of the untended and aging body. Or to protect others from ours.
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One reason I'm a cyclist in the first place (and I know I'm not alone here), is I love clacky-clack-clacking around supermarkets, briskly around corners and seeing the hopeful gleam in mens' eyes turn to forlorn revulsion when the clacking came not from a smartly-dressed young woman in high heels, but a sweaty, middle-aged man with his circumcision scar concealed only by a thin layer of lycra.

If enough of us enjoyed it as much as I do, we could induce the proper conditioning and cure sexual harassment of smartly dressed women in high heels altogether.
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I have a pair of extremely light long legs pants that roll up to about the same size as a pair of bicycling tights. I strap those pants under the saddle if I think I might be stopping at a restaurant during my ride. It only take a minute to slip them on or off and they look fairly dressy.

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Old 04-17-16, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
One reason I'm a cyclist in the first place (and I know I'm not alone here), is I love clacky-clack-clacking around supermarkets, briskly around corners and seeing the hopeful gleam in mens' eyes turn to forlorn revulsion when the clacking came not from a smartly-dressed young woman in high heels, but a sweaty, middle-aged man with his circumcision scar concealed only by a thin layer of lycra.
I suspect that at least 10% of the men's eyes continue to gleam when they see the source of the clacky-clack-clacking.
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That's why I wear hiking shorts (with pockets!) over my cycling shorts. I don't want to make other riders green with envy. Yeah, that's it...
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Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
One reason I'm a cyclist in the first place (and I know I'm not alone here), is I love clacky-clack-clacking around supermarkets, briskly around corners and seeing the hopeful gleam in mens' eyes turn to forlorn revulsion when the clacking came not from a smartly-dressed young woman in high heels, but a sweaty, middle-aged man with his circumcision scar concealed only by a thin layer of lycra.

If enough of us enjoyed it as much as I do, we could induce the proper conditioning and cure sexual harassment of smartly dressed women in high heels altogether.
Thanks for the giggle!
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Old 04-17-16, 05:53 PM
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I don't blame them

nothing more gross than seeing overweight old men with big stomachs dressed in lycra/spandex and crimpelene and who look like Robin Hood and his merrimen... all walking like tap dancers on their special clipless pedal shoes... walking around with an attitude alike they 'own' the place
The topic has nothing to do with age. Older men could just as easily complain about the attributes of younger men.
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Fair enough: their hotel/restaurant; their rules. Cyclists can choose to stay there and cover up a bit, or not stay there.
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Meh, I don't see throwing on some athletic shorts over the bibs as too much of a hassle if I'm still at the hotel.
That being said, I do love lycra for showing off the guns
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The ban is apparently on Lycra shorts only. Just nonsense.
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I've never been a fan of breakfast sausage so I'm ok with the ban.
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Bring along your Kilt.
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The ban is apparently on Lycra shorts only. Just nonsense.
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