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Bibs or half shorts?

Old 08-17-01, 09:53 AM
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Bibs or half shorts?

All my roadie friends wear bibs -- as do I. All my MTB friends wear half shorts. So... what is it?
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Old 08-17-01, 10:13 AM
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MTB=half shorts, unless you're hung like a donkey. Bibs are not practical at all, I hate them. If you get caught short and are busting for a Tom Tit, it means you have to practically undress in the woods. This is not much good in a long race with lots of contestants whizzing past.

Get some decent shorts with a high back and pee with ease!
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Old 08-17-01, 11:36 AM
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I drink so much water, I'd never survive in Bibs.

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I've never had to take a leak or a dump while riding. We call one of the guys Baker because he ALWAYS has to take a dump before we start a trail. I wonder what my problem is. I've gone a whole week without taking a dump, but I don't think you guys want to know about that.
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Originally posted by fubar5
I've gone a whole week without taking a dump, but I don't think you guys want to know about that.
I think you need some fiber!
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Originally posted by MtnBikerChick


I think you need some fiber!
Well, it wasn't that I didn't need to go, I just held it. Have you guys ever tried taking a dump on an open bay toilet in a latrine that over 100 guys use?
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The old Chinese proverb says :
When ya gotta go, ya gotta go.
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Originally posted by pistolwhipped
The old Chinese proverb says :
When ya gotta go, ya gotta go.
It is a true proverb too, I pay dearly for holding on.
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Sounds like this belongs in the biking and gaining weight thread
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Getting back to the original topic, bibs would simply be too hot here for nine months of the year. Oh yeah, and the amount of water that I drink means usually have to stop at least once on longer rides to empty out my bladder.

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Well I'm not sure if Baggies are considered half shorts but all I have to say is that Spandex is horrible looking.
I say baggies all the way, especially if you are mountain biking.

And for God sakes, if you are wearing spandex put some shorts on after the ride is over.
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Originally posted by Weasel
MTB=half shorts, unless you're hung like a donkey.
That's hilarious dude! Some of these posts are just what I need to get me through the work day (besides actually doing my job)
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Old 08-17-01, 05:16 PM
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Originally posted by Joe Pozer
Well I'm not sure if Baggies are considered half shorts but all I have to say is that Spandex is horrible looking.
I say baggies all the way, especially if you are mountain biking.

And for God sakes, if you are wearing spandex put some shorts on after the ride is over.
But I like looking stupid.

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I was ready to purchase my first bibs this fall... but i too love to drink water! How do you get around this problem with bibs?
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Whattup Badger? Good to see you around...
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Originally posted by Ba-Dg-Er

For females I don't think there is any getting around it... but I don't know.
Hmmm....maybe Camelback could invent something......
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I've been thinking about getting a pair of bibs, too, are they that much better?
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Originally posted by aerobat
I've been thinking about getting a pair of bibs, too, are they that much better?
Well, I like them. I find they fit me better and they do a pretty good job of keeping the boys from moving around. The best thing is that they don't ride down and I don't feel like I'm being bisected by a drawstring. I would never go back to half-shorts except off-road. YMMV.
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I like bib shorts too, but they are hard to find around here, and prohibitively expensive anyway. They are MUCH more comfortable, and on commuting rides I don't need to make pit stops so they would be ideal. Are there any good deals on bib shorts anywhere at the moment? I could be in the market for some new shorts soon.

As far as the call of nature goes, one solution is to wear the bibs over your shirt, facilitating easy removal.
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How can I be Mr Spanky unless I wear half-shorts?

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