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Old 10-04-21, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by AJW2W11E View Post
Silly question.Iím pretty new to riding, I am coming up on my 18 th month of riding, rarely missing a day. I have a Bianchi Pista and a Giant Tough road. I never got around to buying padded shorts partly because I donít like really . Out here in the PNW I ride in shorts everyday. When I started riding I looked for bike seats with twice as much padding as a sofa, but now my backsides have gotten used to bike saddles . Anyone else out there doing this?
i do that
unless i am going over 50 miles i do not bother or even think about it any more
regular shorts regular undies [ though i do have some undies that work better than others ]
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Old 10-04-21, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
and football jerseys for golf.
American football, Australian Football or that other kind that seems to be so popular around the world? I think it's called "soccer" in the states.
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Old 10-04-21, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
American football, Australian Football or that other kind that seems to be so popular around the world? I think it's called "soccer" in the states.
I'm not sure. They're listed as "feet ball Jersey" on AliExpress.
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Old 10-04-21, 11:34 AM
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If I'm going on a "serious" ride, I'll usually wear my bike shorts. However, I do try to make a point of doing a few rides in regular clothes, just to keep my nethers used to the idea.
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Old 10-04-21, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Context. Stand-alone, I'd agree, but not within context.

"I don't understand why others go beyond what works for me."
"Because xyz"
"My xyz is as bad as it gets"

If you don't think that's dismissive and has implications that others are going beyond unnecessarily, fine - agree to disagree.

Love you, too.
That's a little twist, but no it's still not dismissive. In essence, it's "I sweat like a pig and this works for me." It doesn't claim anything about how far other people are going, it only negates that other kinds of clothing can't be used to control sweat..

I've been on the other end of this--

Me: "I use platform pedals"
Rando: "I don't use platform pedals because you can't stand on platform pedals."
Me: "I stand on the platform pedals a lot, it works fine for me."

I guess you could say I'm being dismissive of the claim that I can't stand on platform pedals, but that's an awfully strange way to put it.
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Old 10-04-21, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
I guess you could say I'm being dismissive of the claim that I can't stand on platform pedals...
100% (and rightfully so).
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Old 10-04-21, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
This is basically an agreement with you, not an argument. I'm just using your post as an exampleÖ.
Ok.

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Old 10-04-21, 12:40 PM
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ZOIC shorts for me.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
I wear bowling shirts for tennis, rugby shirts for cycling, polo shirts for basketball, and football jerseys for golf. Don't tell me there are better options; that would be ... inconceivable.

What percentage of people who wear polo shirts actually play polo?

Don't tell me that labelled uses are often designated for marketing reasons, that would be.... inconceivable.
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After I win the Power Ball jackpot tonight I am going to buy a pair of those $400 bibs I have heard mentioned by BF more than once.
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Iím an older guy with the enlarged prostate goes along with it. When I started riding again after 50+ years I needed a chamois to be able to ride at all.

So now I wear a chamois under MtB shorts or warmer pants either cold part the year for all but the shortest rides.

I also usually wear cycling jerseys. For the pockets and to a degree the moisture evaporating comfort.
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Old 10-04-21, 03:08 PM
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When I got back into riding (now a couple of decades ago....jeez, didn't realize that much time has passed...I really feel like an OG I started with "seamed" pants/shorts (you know, like everyday stuff). I very quickly realized, after I finished my (short at the time) ride and found my crotch to be very numb...talk about the sensation of impotency , that I needed something else. I went out and bought some padded biking shorts (are there biking shorts not padded? and a saddle designed for such a thing (like the slot in the middle) and it made a world of difference.

So, today (and has been for a long time) riding apparel below the waist and above the shoes/sox is boxer underwear covered by the biking shorts during the warmer weather (55 F and above) and the same covered by long riding pants during the cooler/cold weather. Now I only worry about my face freezing off during the really cold winter days (as much as that is in the SF Bay Area But my crotch remains numb free...yay...

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Old 10-04-21, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Gonzo Bob View Post
I bet you put ketchup on your brat, too!
Not me. When my kids are brats, I just stuff them in the closet and tell them they're not coming out until they stop being brats....
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Old 10-04-21, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by AJW2W11E View Post
Silly question.Iím pretty new to riding, I am coming up on my 18 th month of riding, rarely missing a day. I have a Bianchi Pista and a Giant Tough road. I never got around to buying padded shorts partly because I donít like really . Out here in the PNW I ride in shorts everyday. When I started riding I looked for bike seats with twice as much padding as a sofa, but now my backsides have gotten used to bike saddles . Anyone else out there doing this?
Not me.
When I took up riding, I thought: I will NEVER wear those ridicoulus things.
Eventually, though, I got some cycling shorts that were sewn into a pair of fairly nomal looking cargo shorts.
Finally: i got some plain old cycling shorts.
I went out my driveway and strted down the street, and by the time I'd gone about 200 yards I thought: WHAT A FOOL I HAVE BEEN! Was vastly better. Only a little bit becuase of the padding, but because of all of the other advanages of cycling shorts.
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Old 10-04-21, 03:31 PM
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
I wear jeans most of the time for anything less than say 70 miles.

The bike shorts are a little more comfortable for the 100+ mile rides.

I've tried thin tights without padding, and they're not comfortable at all.
I started out wearing jeans in a 10 mile commute to work (place I teach at let's faculty dress like the students). It was summer, and by the time I got there: they were soaked through with sweat. IDid that a year, anyway, and was OH so happy when I took up wearing cycling shorts and/or tights (but always with padding).
That they are non binding and have better sweat management are really important.
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Originally Posted by stephr1 View Post
is boxer underwear.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I'm amazed anyone could get a pair of cycling shorts over boxers. I'd be exhausted from all the tugging.
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post

Me: "I use platform pedals"
Rando: "I don't use platform pedals because you can't stand on platform pedals."
Me: "I stand on the platform pedals a lot, it works fine for me."
Me too I stand on my platform pedals all the time, even during winter when my boots and pedals are covered with snow and I never had my foot slip of the pedals yet. I also mountain bike and I ride fixed gear without any foot retention and never had any problems with my shoes or boots slipping off the pedals.
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
I'm amazed anyone could get a pair of cycling shorts over boxers. I'd be exhausted from all the tugging.
Maybe they are boxer briefs that are form fitting. Just imagine the ďpanty linesĒ with traditional boxers.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Maybe they are boxer briefs that are form fitting. Just imagine the ďpanty linesĒ with traditional boxers.
I've got boxer briefs. I'd still go over threshold pulling bike shorts or bib shorts on over them. It would be a good workout.
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For rides under 25 miles, I wear comprehension shorts under gym shorts.
- easy to clean
- less expensive than bike shorts
​​​​​​- looks better when Iím out and about
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
I'm amazed anyone could get a pair of cycling shorts over boxers. I'd be exhausted from all the tugging.
Didn't think my skivvies could be a topic of discussion..."I'm a legend in my own mind"

It's actually not bad. A bit of a struggle but once they're on it's a good fit. And, yes, the boxers are tapered so not a lot of xtra material to deal with. Just have to watch for the skivvies bunching up and creating a rash in an unwanted location (Ow! It gets to be a bit more fun during cold weather. Once I have the biking shorts on, then I have to slide the long leggings/pants over that. Been doing it for a long time so it's a normal thing for me.
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Originally Posted by stephr1 View Post
Didn't think my skivvies could be a topic of discussion..."I'm a legend in my own mind"

It's actually not bad. A bit of a struggle but once they're on it's a good fit. And, yes, the boxers are tapered so not a lot of xtra material to deal with. Just have to watch for the skivvies bunching up and creating a rash in an unwanted location (Ow! It gets to be a bit more fun during cold weather. Once I have the biking shorts on, then I have to slide the long leggings/pants over that. Been doing it for a long time so it's a normal thing for me.
Sounds bad to me, but you do you.
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Originally Posted by stephr1 View Post
Didn't think my skivvies could be a topic of discussion..."I'm a legend in my own mind"

It's actually not bad. A bit of a struggle but once they're on it's a good fit. And, yes, the boxers are tapered so not a lot of xtra material to deal with. Just have to watch for the skivvies bunching up and creating a rash in an unwanted location (Ow! It gets to be a bit more fun during cold weather. Once I have the biking shorts on, then I have to slide the long leggings/pants over that. Been doing it for a long time so it's a normal thing for me.
Did you ever just leave the boxers at home? I know, it sounds crazy, but I've heard that a lot of cyclists are doing it.
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I'm new to cycling. I wore both bike shorts and regular shorts for short distance( <10 miles). I felt pain without bike shorts. for more than that.
There was one time I adjusted my new saddle with regular shorts and felt slightly uncomfortable when wearing a bike shorts. It turned out the saddle was adjusted a bit too high.
If I adjust the saddle with bike shorts and I will feel a bit lower with regular shorts and that's ok.
I wonder if anyone feel the same thing as me ?

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