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baggiesjack daniels
Apr 1, 2001 6:57 PM
do any of you wear baggie shorts while riding?
Not I, said the blind manMel Erickson
Apr 1, 2001 7:23 PM
Seriously, I surely don't wear baggies for road riding, nor do I for mountain bike riding. Just the thought of it causes me to chafe. I don't like material bunching up between me and the saddle and I don't like shorts catching on my saddle or flapping in the breeze. I like a chamois that doesn't slide around. Form follows function and that means lycra (bibs please).
re: baggiesmuncher
Apr 2, 2001 3:17 AM
Sometimes in the summer on "social" rides - MTBs on trails with a stop for lunch etc - just seems kinder when other people are eating. Always wear some undershorts though to keep the comfort there.

Enjoy - M.
re: baggiesKEN2
Apr 2, 2001 7:49 AM
Just curious--what does "other people eating" have to do with what type shorts you wear?
re: baggiesjs
Apr 2, 2001 7:58 AM
they ordered hamburgers, not hotdogs.
re: baggiesmuncher
Apr 2, 2001 8:16 AM
Don't want to offend the vegitarians and all that...
Technically, yes.Red
Apr 2, 2001 10:06 AM
I wear a padded pair of lycra shorts like any good bicycler should, but I also wear a really thin teflon shorts over it.. they're those pants with the zipper legs that can turn into shorts or back into pants. And it's made of some teflon material stuff so it's waterproof and extremely light and thin. Works like a since it's teflon it's slick enough that it hasn't once snagged on my seat like normal baggies would.

I'm a secure kind of guy, but ya'll really don't want me to be sportin lycra without any kind of protective outer covering, certain things are best left alone. :)

I'd never ride anywhere with normal shorts or MTB style baggies.
TEFLON shorts???nm
Apr 2, 2001 10:11 AM
Real men don't wear no stinkin ' baggies!look271
Apr 2, 2001 1:30 PM
Really, why? As mentioned, I don't want anything catching on the seat or chaffing tender areas. A guy that I work with uses them when he commutes; can't understand why. He says it's less offensive that way. For what? Can't you wear lycra without being "offensive?" I just don't understand.....Another guy I know wears sweats or pants TO the ride (when we meet somewhere to ride from-I usually ride there) so that no one sees him with them on, but then it's OK to be riding in lycra. Help me, I'm confused!
this Real Man doesclub
Apr 3, 2001 4:45 AM
I wear lycra when riding road bikes, baggies for MTBing. Lately, instead of spending the big bucks for overpriced baggies, I've been wearing Royal Marine surplus camo baggy shorts with a padded brief under them; $7 a pop for riding shorts ain't bad
Yup ...Humma Hah
Apr 2, 2001 2:04 PM
I gotta have me some pockets on my riding pants. I'm lost without pockets.
re: baggiesGary
Apr 2, 2001 4:31 PM the non-cyclist, I'm sure y'all can understand how lycra shorts can seem just a tad "offensive" (for lack of a better word). Of course in my case, no one is offended :-)

I use both standard lycra shorts and baggies....but the baggies I use are like the ones made by Nema...they have an inner lycra liner that adheres to your form as the standard cycling short and then have a second baggy layer outside to make them appear as regular shorts. But the second layer does have (a) pockets and (b) a reinforced section where you sit. As I was told by one person, "It makes you look less geeky when you're more than 3 feet away from the bike".

I do not think baggies are a significant problem in the consideration of "catching on your seat" or even "being much hotter".

But to each his own. I'm sure most people feel confident about not having to worry what they wear. And that, I think is your real answer. What are YOU comfortable with wearing?
re: baggiesRich Clark
Apr 2, 2001 5:05 PM
What I wear varies. On long daytime rides in warm weather I'll wear lycra biking shorts. But on my 26-mile round trip to work, if it's warm, I wear Zoic Vigor shorts, which are MTB shorts with a padded liner sewn in. Sometimes I just leave them on if I don't have any meetings etc.