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SLIM_STYLISH
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2/14/07 10:17 P

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Hi Momof4greatkids and all,

I'm not a spandex fan. I sometimes use padded underware that turns any shorts into bicycle shorts. Don't remember the name they sell them at some bike shops. Usually wear a t-shirt, if colder out a coolmax long sleeve shirt over the t-shirt. Just be comfortable and have fun!


 


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2/14/07 8:17 P

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Hello all,

I just happened on this site and would love to throw my 2 cents worth. I don't care how I look either. I thought I would try the cycle skirt but I was afraid that when I stand the skirt would get caught on my seat. I do use the Shebeest Capri's and I love them for shorter rides. I need a little more padding for the longer distance. In my opinion the Shebeest is the best and I have tried some losers, the padding seems to hold up wash after wash.
You might try the Team Estrogen site they seem to have a big selection.
www.teamestrogen.com

Ruth



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KJEANNE
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2/14/07 10:32 A

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Well it seems that the point of those low-rise shorts is to show the models fabulous abs (which 99.9% of us will never be able to achieve!) not to display useful apparel!

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
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2/13/07 1:41 P

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I get the magazine too. I said the same thing to myself when I saw it...where did they even get bike shorts like that? Only in my wildest dreams.....

My mantra: Exercise frequently! Eat reasonably!


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2/13/07 1:39 P

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Small version showed enough to know I would never be able to wear those!



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2/12/07 8:35 P

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A small version is online. You can't really see the whole thing that well though....

http://www.bicycling.com/article/1,6610,s1-21-141-15635-1,00.html



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2/12/07 10:02 A

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I am going to have to go the the store at lunch today just to see this cover...lol!



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2/11/07 5:09 P

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On the topic of shorts and modesty - anyone see the cover of March's Bicyling magazine? A buff guy and girl both wearing low-riser cycling shorts that just barely sit on the hips. I can't imagine wearing shorts that low - I didn't even know they made them. I'd be afraid to bend over on my bike. (Of course that's assuming I got rid of the roll that would hang over too. :) )

It's never too late to be who you might have been.

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1/31/07 11:29 P

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Christine: I noticed that you’re in San Jose. Welcome to sunny California.

The Amgen California Coast Classic was a challenging ride for me last year because I had not trained enough. I decided at the last minute to join the ride and had only 3 months to train. But even with that I did have a great time. We had some cold dap weather for the first half of the 8-day ride and I’m afraid I wined a lot.

But I enjoyed to scenery! Breath taking. And I enjoyed the people on the ride. The ride is capped at 300 because we do a lot of riding along the coast. I opted for staying in hotel ‘cause I am NOT an outside type of chick.

I have already signed up for this years ride and never stopped training so I will be in much better shape. The best ting about this years ride: my husband is joining me.



Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
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1/31/07 1:15 P

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You definitely have a point! You were not the crazy one! Good for you on your SFO to LA jaunt! Did you enjoy it? What a ride - some beautiful country!!


Christine

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1/31/07 10:53 A

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I have actually been toying with going the other way. Since I don’t have to wear cycling shorts with my recumbent, I have been looking at running shorts and tights. They are bright! Check out these CW-X tights: http://www.gearandtraining.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=28964
If I was wearing them on my ‘bent, I WOULD have to charge admission.

BTW: your comments about doing something good reminds me of something that happened to me last year as I was asking for donations for the Amgen ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. A very slender coworker said to me that her husband said he thought that all cyclists are slender, but I plan to ride my bike for 520 miles. I answered that I guess he was wrong and did they want to join me for a ride?? She told me no way and that she wasn’t crazy! I wonder who is REALY crazy?


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DRC2205
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1/30/07 2:49 P

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Just a piece of advice--I tried padded panties once. They were awlful and not worth even half of what I paid for them. Even though they were supposed to be designed for women's cycling, there were pressure points and bad seams. Go for the spandex shorts, and start charging them for the entertainment if they laugh at ya!



MOMOF4GREATKIDS
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1/29/07 9:00 P

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I think I need those capris, and the shorts too. Very cute! Thanks Felis!

You're giving me a good chuckle, ANDTCKRTOO, on "providing entertainment". I am constantly telling my kids how happy I am to be a source of comic relief to them.




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1/29/07 7:02 P

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Those are really cute bike capri's! When I first started mountain biking I never work bike shorts - I spent enough money on my sport - cycling is not cheap! Then a friend bought a pair for me and now I cannot go back. I really don't care what I look like in spandex. I'm out there on a bike which is more than what 80% of the population will do. If they think funny thoughts about me - at least I'm providing entertainment for them. But I know when I see someone pedaling away in spandex - whether it looks fabulous on them or not. I think, "Good for you! Getting out there and getting your exercise!"

The other option is the underwear that has the liner built in - you can wear that with regular shorts (well make sure they're longer!)


Edited by: ANDTCKRTOO at: 1/29/2007 (19:04)
Christine

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MTNBIKENV
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1/25/07 11:11 P

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I'm on bikejournal as well, it's been a great way for me to keep track of my rides.

Marnie
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1/25/07 10:24 A

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Hi Colleen - Sorry, I picked the wrong pair from SheBeest's site. The link for the correct pair is broken, but I found them on REI's site:

http://www.rei.com/online/store/ProductDisplay?storeId=8000&catalogId=40000008000&productId=47995036&parent_category_rn=4927695&vcat=REI_SEARCH

SheBeest Boardrider Bike Capri Pant
These include a pair of cycling shorts (with a chamois) that attach on the inside of the pants.

Edited by: FBERG1 at: 1/25/2007 (14:56)
-Felisa


MOMOF4GREATKIDS
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1/25/07 6:36 A

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Yes that would me be. I recognized you from TE also. I love that site, and I love the clothes and gear.

I also post on bikejournal as momof4greatkids. I think I've seen you over there too, on the 2500 mile challenge. That is a really doable, yet still challenging goal.






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KELOWNAGURL
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1/25/07 1:09 A

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Hey Momof4,

Do you post on TE? Someone there has the same name. Guess there could be other cycling women with 4 great kids though :)

It's never too late to be who you might have been.

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MOMOF4GREATKIDS
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1/24/07 8:14 P

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Felisa, thanks for the link on the capris. Those look really cute and comfy, too.

You say they are comfortable on long rides 75-100 miles w/no chamois?


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REBYAC
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1/24/07 7:19 P

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I also started with longer shorts/capris. If you're not riding too long/far, tri shorts work, and they come in longer styles if you look (I have some Danskin ones I like).

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FBERG1
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They were made by SheBeest (http://www.shebeest.com/products/metro_capri.html). I picked them up at REI and got them in black to further try to hide the lower half.

Edited by: FBERG1 at: 1/24/2007 (16:25)
-Felisa


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1/24/07 4:02 P

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Hi Fberg, can you tell me which capri's you are riding in (and where you got them)? That sounds like a good option.


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FBERG1
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1/24/07 12:31 P

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I actually tried the capris last summer and found them to be physically comfortable during longer distance riding (75-110 miles), and mentally comfortable when walking into shops. They still have the padding for comfort but are a little baggier so as not to emphasive every contour of my thick legs.

However, I know I look funny no matter what (glasses, helmet, jersey, shoes, etc) and it's pretty obvious that I'm wearing those clothes for a specific purpose. People glance my way but I just smile big and imagine they're thinking, "Wow, good for her taking today to ride. I should do that."

-Felisa


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1/23/07 11:30 P

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I don't really worry about how I look in the spandex. As a matter of fact I have twice in the recent past rode out to my Mom's house and then gone out to lunch with her in my bike shorts and jersey and my bike shoes (SPD).

If anyone looks at me funny I just look back at them right in the eye and they turn their heads away very quickly. But this is NYC so anything goes!

My mantra: Exercise frequently! Eat reasonably!


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1/23/07 3:59 P

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I'm with so many of you....I like the bike shorts for the extra padding, but ewwwe....spandex in public is just SO hard! I'll wear mine if we aren't stopping anywhere (and I wear a longer sort of baggy shirt). If we think we might stop I have a pair of biking pants I pull on over the shorts. I may have to look at those skirts! Wish I could just have the attitude of what the heck! At least I'm out moving around and getting some exercise....who cares what I look like!

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1/22/07 10:07 P

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I just gave up on what others think. I sport the shorts on the bike and wear track pants when off the bike.

A lot of women at our shop like Sheila Moon riding britches and skirts, though. I've used both for tours and really like them.


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I have a solution for the wearing cycling shorts in public. Just keep your helmet and glasses on wherever your go because:
1) No one will recognize you, and
2) You look ridiculous with this thing that looks like an upside-down, gaudily-colored, salad bowl perched on your head.
So they will spend time peering into your face and miss the lumpy shorts!


Edited by: KJEANNE at: 1/22/2007 (18:15)
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1/22/07 2:42 P

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I am not a fan of walking around in cycling shorts either. So here are my thoughts in the question:

First, I own 1 pair of mountain bike shorts (and I am a die hard roadie). I wear these if I am planning on riding *TO* anywhere. Like on vacation--when the ride isn't an exercise ride, but my transportation.

Second, I wear regular sports shorts over my cycling shorts on my way to and from a ride. That way, I am less self conscious.

Third, I have found that the cheaper cycling shorts are made of poorer quality spandex--ie, you can see through it. By the way, this is not a pretty picture if you are following someone with cheap shorts... (Maybe this should be #1...)

Another point: I have a friend who is religious and won't wear shorts. I convinced her to try cycling shorts under her knee length skirt (no longer--it might get caught in the chain) and now she won't ride without the cycling shorts. The skirts they sell with padded shorts attached, or to go with the padded shorts, are too short for her.

Most importantly, I agree with those people who pointed out that not many people actually look good in cycling shorts, and it is way more important to be out there exercising, regardless of how you look in the shorts!



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I used to wear the spandex with long jerseys. These days I don't worry. I don't give a hoot. LOL

Marnie
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If you take any time to think about cycling clothes, you’ll realize they are not very faltering to 99% of the population but the design does serve a propose: comfort and visibility! So I buy and I wear it when riding. When I’m off my bike in regular street cloths, no spandex touches my body!

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Hey ladies,

I agreee that spandex is not the most flattering of choice, but I also think the benefits of exercise vs. no exercise are HUGE and you shouldn't let a little skin defer you from getting out there and working hard.

However, back on subject, I have one of those skirts and the are nice for walking around after a ride, but they don't cover much while on the road. There are also 'capri' style pants that have a cycling pad inside, but are longer and baggier. Usually for mountain bikers, but who says you have to follow those rules. Check out http://www.terrybicycles.com/ They specailize in women's cycling and cycling clothes and gear.

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I have the same shorts - love them, by the way - and I try to have a jersey that covers my roll at the top (which is getting smaller, thankfully!) I have heard great things about the skirts. Why don't you try one!

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I bought one for my step mother when she decided to start riding. She really didn't like the idea of anyone seeing her in spandex so this was the perfect solution. She loves it.



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1/22/07 8:58 A

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I haven't tried the skirts or shorts but what I used to do is just put a pair of regular exercise shorts over my spandex and wear long jerseys.

I know how you feel. I was really surprised this year when I got out my exercise clothes to find that the majority of my stuff is now spandex! How did that happen and when did I stop caring?!


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1/22/07 7:18 A

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I am not confident wearing spandex in public (or private), though it's a necessity for cycling. When I lose 40 pounds, well maybe I won't mind strutting my stuffemoticon, but right now, I'd like to cover up my stuff.

Has anyone tried the cute cycling skirts or wraps? What would work over cycling shorts for a little more modesty and coverage?

I wear Sugoi RS flex shorts, and they are great. But they are revealing and I feel very "exposed" in them, they are very thin, almost like pantyhose.

Perhaps a longer, loose fitting jersey would be the ticket?




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