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Road riding in baggies...(8 posts)

Road riding in baggies...RoughDraft
Jun 24, 2002 2:00 PM
Yes? No? I dont mind wearing regular riding shorts when riding with a group, but alone, I am a very subconcious 15 yr old. I already have baggies for MTB. Well, this may be a dumb question, but i had to ask.
I do it all the time ...Humma Hah
Jun 24, 2002 2:18 PM
... you get less stares when you duck into a store. Mostly, though, I do it because I like having pockets. I keep a gel flask down in one pocket of my MTB shorts.

Last week, I got in my Sunday ride, ending up at work where we were loading up for a drive to a worksite for Monday morning. I did the trip in my MTB shorts, and nobody noticed.
Me, too--got four pairs of baggies, only one of Lycracory
Jun 24, 2002 2:34 PM
Same reasons as Humma, plus I just don't like the whole boy-racer, look-at-me team-jersey deal. Baggies are comfortable and can pass for real pants at the coffee place.
re: Road riding in baggies...Leroy
Jun 24, 2002 2:38 PM
Yes. Sometimes I'll ride in to work in shorts - and running shoes - on my bike that has mks clip pedals, on days that I don't have to change at the office. Do it all the time. At my age I am really not susceptible to peer pressure. Most of my 'peers' are either dead or in jail or an institution somewhere. ;-)

Dave Loving
"not susceptible to peer pressure"--I love it!cory
Jun 24, 2002 2:42 PM
On the whole I'd rather be 27 than 57, but one of the things I DO like about 57 is that I don't much care if I look cool or not. Not that I DON'T, you understand, but...
"not susceptible to peer pressure"--I love it!Leroy
Jun 24, 2002 4:33 PM
Yes, I'm 58, and I think maybe I'd do 27 again, but I'm not sure about the 1980's, my lost decade.

Dave Loving
That was EVERYBODY'S lost decade. nmMel Erickson
Jun 25, 2002 5:32 AM
I hope you meant self-conscious...TomS
Jun 25, 2002 6:31 AM
... and not subconscious!

Anyway I'll use regular shorts for short rides, like riding to work in the morning if it's cool out, but 95% of the time I use bike shorts. It's just more comfortable, to me. Also if it's too warm/hot out I'll want to change when I get where I'm going anyway. If you like bike shorts better but feel self-conscious, you can always wear gym shorts over them. (I used to do that :) )

But wear whatever's comfortable! I've seen people all decked out in full race team gear (size XXL) huffing and puffing on a bike path, and I've been dropped on hilly rides by people wearing t-shirts and cutoff jean shorts. When it comes right down to it, it really doesn't matter, as long as it works for you.