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Old 10-07-07, 09:25 PM   #1
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It's getting hot here...

Yes it's warming up in the Southern Hemisphere. So I have a question with a little story attached.

I went for a ride today. It was the middle of the day getting into the hottest time. I got home and the sweat was still flowing. Now, I am lucky in that we have a pool and today I just felt like diving right in. Perhaps taking my shoes off first.

So, my question to bike shorts fare in pool water? I mean, I know the padding will be soggy, but will it damage the lycra in any way?

It's too much effort trying to strip down and then put swimming clothes on, especially covered in sweat when everything sticks.

This is actually a serious question so please keep replies along the line of nakedness to a minimum,


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Old 10-07-07, 09:37 PM   #2
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Since a lot of bathing suits are made out of lycra, I doubt if it will be harmed much.

BTW, I'm in the northern hemisphere, way up at the 45th parallel, and it's hot here too. Today it was 90 degrees F, one year ago we had six inches of snow on the ground.

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I would assume there's chlorine in the pool? The chlorine is killer on the elastic in the fabric, and will ruin it fairly rapidly unless you rinse your bike shorts really well.

Let us know how it works!

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Old 10-09-07, 04:49 AM   #4
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Just slip out of them mid-dive.
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Rinse them out afterwards. But in the end the chlorine will reduce their lifespan. I go through one swimsuit a year (45 min. swimming each day) basically made out of the same material as your bike shorts. After a year the fabric starts getting thin so I replace them Of course YMMV.
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