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Practice, hmmm ....

I was riding my Tarmac today and minding my own business. Suddenly I hear "Jersey under your bibs" in rather command tone. So I look around and see that fella with shaved legs, in skinsuit and on a nice Time bike. So I ask him why? He says it "practice". Well if it is custom or some UCI rule then I do not really give a flying ... about it. If it has some REAL reason then I'd like to know about it.

When I first got bibs I was actually wearing jersey on top of those but pretty soon discovered what happens when the nature calls on a long ride and you urgently have to remove that jersey and it clings to a sweaty skin like crazy.. So those are my "practical reasons" for wearing it this way. As for reaching into back pockets ... Well, my keys, wallet and phone are in a tiny fanny pack so I do not really need those pockets. Almost forgot, I do not shave my legs either.
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You wear your jersey under your bibs...?
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Guy's a knob for making a disparaging comment to a stranger. If it works for you, go for it. But no one else does it that way, so it is going to look funny to some people. Most won't be rude enough to make comments.
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He was just trying to save you from the ridicule that you would receive out on the road and here at BF for wearing your bibs outside your main jersey, if I'm understanding correctly that's what you do.
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you can still pull the bibs down enough to go the bathroom, no reason to take your shorts off.
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Originally Posted by scirocco
He was just trying to save you from the ridicule that you would receive out on the road and here at BF for wearing your bibs outside your main jersey, if I'm understanding correctly that's what you do.
Anyways, can anyone tell me what are the reasons for wearing it one way or the other rather then "everybody else does that" ?
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Originally Posted by Flatballer
Is this you?

No, someone else.
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Originally Posted by kostyap
Anyways, can anyone tell me what are the reasons for wearing it one way or the other rather then "everybody else does that" ?
No access to back pockets and it looks stupid
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Originally Posted by brian416
you can still pull the bibs down enough to go the bathroom, no reason to take your shorts off.
Yeah. Try doing something else without taking your jersey off
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Originally Posted by mzeffex
You wear your jersey under your bibs...?
That's really weird.

Like wearing your underwear on the outside of your jeans.
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Originally Posted by robotkiller
No access to back pockets and it looks stupid
I do not use back pockets. See my original post. And cyclists in their clothes look stupid anyways.
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Originally Posted by MGtrack
That's really weird.

Like wearing your underwear on the outside of your jeans.

Precisly.
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Originally Posted by kostyap
Yeah. Try doing something else without taking your jersey off
That should be done before your ride.
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To pee: roll up one leg, whip it out.

it's tough, I know.

And personally, I do it so that a)I can get to my pockets, b) the sponsors that paid good money to have their info on my jersey can actually be seen, c)you don't look like an idiot, and d) you don't look like an idiot.
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Originally Posted by kostyap
I do not use back pockets. See my original post. And cyclists in their clothes look stupid anyways.

Maybe so. But you look stupider wearing your clothes backwards. Sorry.


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Originally Posted by kostyap
Well, my keys, wallet and phone are in a tiny fanny pack so I do not really need those pockets.
Thats gotta be uncomfortable. Why wear bibs in the first place if you are adding something around your waist anyways?

Also, how long of a ride are you doing to have to do a #2? Thats something that should be taken care of before you set out.
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Originally Posted by MGtrack
That's really weird.

Like wearing your underwear on the outside of your jeans.
Not a lot of folks can get away with this
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Originally Posted by kostyap
I was riding my Tarmac today and minding my own business. Suddenly I hear "Jersey under your bibs" in rather command tone. So I look around and see that fella with shaved legs, in skinsuit and on a nice Time bike. So I ask him why? He says it "practice". Well if it is custom or some UCI rule then I do not really give a flying ... about it. If it has some REAL reason then I'd like to know about it.

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Originally Posted by Val23708
Thats gotta be uncomfortable. Why wear bibs in the first place if you are adding something around your waist anyways?

Also, how long of a ride are you doing to have to do a #2? Thats something that should be taken care of before you set out.
Sometimes it lasts all day. I eat before the ride so few hrs later nature make it's call
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Originally Posted by Flatballer
To pee: roll up one leg, whip it out.

it's tough, I know.

And personally, I do it so that a)I can get to my pockets, b) the sponsors that paid good money to have their info on my jersey can actually be seen, c)you don't look like an idiot, and d) you don't look like an idiot.
I do not have sponsors, I ride because I like it.
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Originally Posted by MGtrack
That's really weird.

Like wearing your underwear on the outside of your jeans.
Cycling shorts/bibs IS underwear anyways and it looks like one. Jersey does not help in hiding it
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Originally Posted by kostyap
I do not use back pockets. See my original post. And cyclists in their clothes look stupid anyways.
Shhhh, don't tell them, they think they look cool.
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