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Unorthodox riding gear that worked well for me.

Old 08-12-14, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by fairymuff
I love this thread

Socks and Sandals, platform pedals, butterfly bar, Straw hat instead of a helmet. What's not to like?

Seriously: it's refreshing. Just do what you like and what feels comfortable for you. Then ride...
Hear, hear!
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Old 08-14-14, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by fairymuff
I love this thread

Socks and Sandals, platform pedals, butterfly bar, Straw hat instead of a helmet. What's not to like?

Seriously: it's refreshing. Just do what you like and what feels comfortable for you. Then ride...

I'll 'fess up...... NO WAY was I ever gonna do this in spandex and/or padded bicycling shorts......
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Old 08-15-14, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Sharpshin
I'll 'fess up...... NO WAY was I ever gonna do this in spandex and/or padded bicycling shorts......
I know what you mean. Some guys our age can pull it off, but most people over 40 really should "Just say no" to Spandex (and keep their shirts on--please!).
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I liked Anoraks better than Jackets .. for the kangaroo pocket and the hand warmer pockets on the front for snacks , cough drops and glove storage,

And the absence of a zipper up the center lets the anorak flex better, pedaling . IMO

Too bad they dont include separable pits to hem zippers on both the sides.. mine had none..
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I tour with 2 kids that are always hot then cold and back again. Always changing. One day I tried starting the am with them in shorts and my arm war ears on their leggs. When they warmed up it was just a few seconds to peel them off and stick them in a pocket. Very quickly they learned to put them on or roll them up or take them off on their own. A great solution for us.
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