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    Bicycle shorts

    How many people use these when riding? Are they comfortable, any issues with long distance use?

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    Tom

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    I use bike short liners, as opposed to bike shorts. They look the same, and have the chamois in the crotch, but are thinner. Got them at an outdoor store. That's all I use under my Rallye II Pro pants.
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    I wear em' on longer journeys, combined with Gold Bond powder. The comfort level is far superior to wearing plain old underwear and riding pants. Get a good quality pair, wash them out at night, Wring out as much as possible, they will dry by morning because of the material they are made of. Some of the really good ones even have anti bacterial chamios (padding) and that is a good thing. BTW do not wear underwear with them or your nether regions will scream with discomfort.
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    Ok, men talking about what they wear under their clothes.
    Fundamentaly wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wezul View Post
    Ok, men talking about what they wear under their clothes.
    Fundamentaly wrong?
    Not if you ever wore underwear with bike shorts! It's kind and brotherly advice in this case -- in others, you may be right!
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    Sorry, as a DJ I once listened to years ago (Kevin Matthews) would say, "Is it wrong"?!

    Whatever makes you happy, I guess.

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    Wide World of Shorts

    Since we are all getting intimate here, I guess I can share that I just bought a modified version of bicycle riding shorts from the good folks at Aerostich. Is anyone else bothered by the fact that these things don't seem to have a fly? I mean, what's up with that?
    Last edited by Catman; 06-27-2007 at 03:48 AM. Reason: typo

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    Thumbs up shorts

    When I was racing I always wore bik shorts under my leathers. If I'm wearing riding pants today, I still wear them. More than anything, they just keep everything where it's supposed to be. Also, since most are "poly" blends, the moisture is notbuilding up. I have always felt they make riding more comfortable.

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    http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...s-p-16554.html

    Aerostich Riding Shorts #1856 - One of the best technology crossovers from bicycling to motorcycling are padded, stretchy shorts. Really. If you‘«÷ve never worn these things on a long ride, you owe it to yourself. They seem to add another couple hundred miles to a day, as they keep the ‘«ˇfanny agony‘«÷ at bay longer than yer basic briefs. These are a modified version of bicycle shorts, cut slightly shorter in the legs, and with all the Lycra and fleece of the originals. Put a stop to chafing, stay comfortable and keep riding! $32

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgf429 View Post
    How many people use these when riding? Are they comfortable, any issues with long distance use?

    Thanks

    Tom
    i wear my pearl izumi cycling shorts on any ride longer than a few hours. no problems, they're wonderful.

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    bicycle shorts

    I've used them for years on longer rides. I get mine at Mountain Equipment Co-op. The prices are reasonable and quality is very good.

    Rinty
    Last edited by Rinty; 06-27-2007 at 03:11 PM. Reason: change sentence

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    Quote Originally Posted by wezul View Post
    Ok, men talking about what they wear under their clothes.
    Fundamentaly wrong?

    Maybe the word "men" made you uncomfortable. How about "bikers" regardless of gender? I think this is a good topic.

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    I started wearing non-padded bicycle shorts (i.e. compression shorts) shortly after I started riding long distance. It has made a tremendous difference in my comfort. I never ride longer than 50 miles without 'em.

    Added bonus: they pack really small and when you wash them, they dry in only a few minutes.
    Last edited by SNC1923; 06-30-2007 at 09:08 PM.

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    Even more comfortable than these, are ones that have a one piece gussett (I think that's the tailoring term, it's the crotch piece) Sometimes that seam down the middle can be, uh, problematic.

    Also, long trips, where riding is the only order, and rider's wear the only garb, these things, from the world of scuba, are the best. Also under leathers. (If you've ever tried to get a set of sweat-soaked leathers off, you know what I mean.)



    The secret is to avoid cotton. Cotton traps moisture, which become uncomfortable after a few hours.

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    Scuba Skin

    Using a scuba skin is great as long as you never need to go to the rest room, in which case you are probably dehydrated.

    I use mine even if only snorkeling. In a group studying for a week at a marine research center in the Bahamas, I was the only person who didn't get a burn, and I had the most burnable skin there (genetically programmed for 66 degrees north.)
    I just went to my son's wedding in Spain and the week before the wedding I insisted on wearing the skin at the beach so I wouldn't have a burn on the wedding day. If the job of parents is to embarrass their kids, that sure did it. It was a topless beach!

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