I’ve been encouraged quite a few times over the last year to buy myself some bike pants (the ones that are actually meant for riding that have the padding) but never got around to it. I wasn’t really sure how much they’d help for comfort. For my birthday today (:)) I got a pair of bike pants and just tried them out then. They’re really comfortable and will surely help a lot in the 24hr. I’ve found that the best way is wearing them with some thin shorts over the top that will slide really easily between the seat and the bike pants. That way, I don’t see myself getting any rashes from rubbing between the seat and bike pants.
My advice to anyone who hasn’t got any and does some muni or longer rides is to get them or at least borrow some and try them out.
lending your bike shorts is probably fine, as long as u get your friend to brush it off using your toothbrush before he returns it
no, i dont think lending cycling shorts is quite on the level
they’re not that expensive
go buy yourself some
95% satisfaction almost guaranteed
and if they dont work for u, hang onto them untill that fatefull day when your significant other decides it’s time for the cyclist-fantasy
First of all, happy birthday andrew! How old are you?
I own a pair of shorts cause my other love is road racing, but when I muni I wear them under my other shorts or pants - they stop the rubbing, chafing and the padding makes it so much more comfortable.
It is ok to lend someone your bike pants if and only if you have shown them your Miyata, they have called you bizarre and you have subsequently fallen for them. (By the way, and somewhat OT, if this isn’t the making of true love, then I don’t know what is. )
Yes Andrew, bike pants are great. And Happy Birthday, too!
You wear padded bike shorts next to the skin, no underwear underneath. Wearing underwear underneath will cause chafing and cause unsightly panty lines. Your bike shop friends will also never stop making fun of you if they see you wearing underwear under your bike shorts.
Bike shorts are great. I can’t imagine doing rides without them. I also generally wear loose shorts over the bike shorts. For muni the loose shorts protect the bike shorts from getting ripped up when I fall.