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View Poll Results: What type of underwear do you don after riding?
Tighty whities
3
8.33%
Briefs
10
27.78%
Bikini briefs
0
0%
Boxers
2
5.56%
Boxer briefs
10
27.78%
Thong/G-String
1
2.78%
Other
3
8.33%
Underwear is for wimps. I go commando.
7
19.44%
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Touring Underwear

Old 06-15-17, 07:26 AM
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Touring Underwear

I am about to head out for two weeks and was inspired by the bra thread in General so...What type of underwear do you fellows don after a day in the saddle?
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Why do you need something special for off bike? Where what you were any other day.
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Old 06-15-17, 07:29 AM
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Bike shorts only , for riding, 3 pair, to have clean ones daily..


Patagonia silk weight, base layer, tops & bottoms.., its my PJs, worn in the sleeping bag..

walking around as a tourist without my bike , in regular clothes is that the question?






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Old 06-15-17, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
Why do you need something special for off bike? Where what you were any other day.
Never suggested that I need anything special. Just a poll. Choose to participate or not.
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Old 06-15-17, 07:33 AM
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Athletic wicking boxer briefs for me, always.

Even on the bike, even though I know I'm the rare one that refuses to go commando with bike shorts.
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Old 06-15-17, 07:41 AM
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Swimming trunks.
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Victoria's Secret panties. Don't tell anyone.
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Originally Posted by alan s View Post
Victoria's Secret panties. Don't tell anyone.
I was actually going to include that as an option.


Your secret is safe with me. See what I did there?
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After a good day on the bike, regardless of the temps, I recover in long undies to keep my muscles warm. I also sleep in thick tall socks to help my achilles and feet recover.
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you have too much time on your hands buddy! Go for a bike ride! ;-)

I suspect that most of us just put on whatever is comfortable, ie not restricting, after wearing bike shorts all day and sitting on our bits for 4, 5, 6 hours.

have a good and safe trip. Enjoy.
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Originally Posted by djb View Post
you have too much time on your hands buddy! Go for a bike ride! ;-)

have a good and safe trip. Enjoy.

I wish I could. The touring/commuting bike is at the Missoula REI so I have been hoofing it to work for a while.


Thanks. BTW...I am a briefs guy, but at the urging of the S.O. I did pick up some boxer briefs. She's not coming with me so they will stay home.
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Old 06-15-17, 08:32 AM
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Middle of the summer, aka touring seasons, is usually warm enough that I'll wear lined shorts. They're really similar to swim trunks, but the label is different. Sometimes I forget which is which.
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
Patagonia silk weight, base layer, tops & bottoms.., its my PJs, worn in the sleeping bag..
When I was a hiker, I just wore my briefs. I actually think Bob is onto something here with the silks though. On my Tour Divide trip, I'll be freeballin' while riding, but a second pair of shorts and some long underwear silks would be nice to have for comfort and extra warmth after the day is done.
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Old 06-15-17, 08:22 PM
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Ex Officio brand briefs. They dry very fast after hand washing in the sink, comfortable to wear. I also wear them on the bike under bike shorts. Expensive, but occasionally are on sale.
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I said commando, but that isn't exactly correct. I wear bike shorts for riding so no underwear then. Off bike I typically don running shorts that have a built in brief, so not exactly underwear.
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The Holy LDS underwear...
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I spend most days in water. I quit wearing underwear about 15 years ago.
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Who picked Thong/G-String? Fess up!
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Old 06-16-17, 08:58 AM
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Whatever the camper next door hung out to dry overnight.
Keeps things interesting.
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
Whatever the camper next door hung out to dry overnight.
Keeps things interesting.
A+ for creativity!
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hey, what about our ultra-light tourists?
the ones that cut off toofbrush handles
and sleep in hefty garbage bags?
they don't carry undies, yes still desire
apres-velo comfort.
you need to add a category for their vote.

"whatever found on roadside last 30 mins"
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Originally Posted by saddlesores View Post
hey, what about our ultra-light tourists?
the ones that cut off toofbrush handles
and sleep in hefty garbage bags?
they don't carry undies, yes still desire
apres-velo comfort.
you need to add a category for their vote.

"whatever found on roadside last 30 mins"
Heh. I leave for a tour tomorrow. I am bringing a light, synthetic hoodie/shirt that I found on the side of the road last year. I had to wash it several times to get out the smell of cheesy body spray.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Never suggested that I need anything special. Just a poll. Choose to participate or not.
The poll kind of implies it. What do I don after riding the bike? Nothing. I'm usually already dressed when I get off the bike.

Originally Posted by Tourist in MSN View Post
Ex Officio brand briefs. They dry very fast after hand washing in the sink, comfortable to wear. I also wear them on the bike under bike shorts. Expensive, but occasionally are on sale.
+1 I would wear Ex Officio boxer briefs exclusively except I haven't stocked up on enough sets to make it through the week, yet. When I'm riding day after day, they are what I take with me. I also have a pair of padded, bike underwear that I rotate in every third day or so, just to move the pressure points around, but the other 2/3s of the time it's Ex Officio boxer-briefs. But don't change into them when I get off the bike because I'm already wearing them, but I guess if I take a shower right after, I change into a different pair.
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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
Why do you need something special for off bike? Where what you were any other day.
+ 1. That said I go for the lightest, quickest drying options I have in the draw.
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not cotton. chaffing or not will be an issue.
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