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37 percent of you wear underwear? Is that weird or what?(12 posts)

37 percent of you wear underwear? Is that weird or what?cory
Nov 25, 2002 8:32 AM
I usually don't even notice the Quick Poll, but that underwear question stopped me. Almost FOUR OUT OF 10 cyclists wear underwear under their bike shorts? What about the seams, the bunching up, the wedgies, the . . . I mean, what are you people THINKING?
"Chicks dig me, 'cause I rarely wear underwear...Shad
Nov 25, 2002 8:48 AM
and when I do it's usually something outrageous."

I have to agree with you on this one. Although, I do worry about a shorts ripping crash and a half naked ride home though.
Shorts ripping crash
Nov 25, 2002 9:02 AM
I never have had a shorts ripping crash. But, I was involved in a jersey ripping crash. If you are in one, personal modesty is the least of your concerns. Wearing underwear under bike shorts is like wearing two pairs of underwear -- it is redundant (and probably uncomfortable). And, if a crash is going to rip your bike shorts, it probably would rip any underwear as well.
That reminds me.....grzy
Nov 25, 2002 12:30 PM
Had a shorts ripping crash and a long ambulance ride to the ER. After many hours and getting the "debridement treatment" (i.e. scrub the pavement out of your flesh with a wire brush) I was discharged. I found myself with a broken bike, no money, no ride, didn't even know where I was, semi-drugged, and NO PANTS! Pretty dang funny if I do say so myself. They lent me some hospital scrubs and I had to wait something like six hours for my buds to figure out that I had crashed out of the ride and then where I was. I can assure you that underwear would have done me no good - clean or otherwise.
Stop wearing the...Eager Beagle
Nov 25, 2002 9:04 AM
razor wire and sack cloth underwear.

Seams - bunching - wedgies (whatever one of those is?)?

What on earth are you trying to get on under your shorts??

(Not too much detail required in answer please).
i think it's a matter of who respondsFrith
Nov 25, 2002 9:06 AM
The underwearers felt compelled to defend themselves, whereas, the commandos being in the norm really had no reason to respond. fwiw I'm a member of the latter team and I didn't bother responding.
..ditto, I don't answer underwear threads. nmSpunout
Nov 25, 2002 9:33 AM
I'm out there, Jerry, and I'm loving it (nm)LO McDuff
Nov 25, 2002 10:03 AM
Combat...only way to go!!!(nm)BikeViking
Nov 25, 2002 10:11 AM
Do you mean Commando?nmmerckx56
Nov 25, 2002 10:58 AM
Underwearer's. do you butter too?Juanmoretime
Nov 25, 2002 1:24 PM
re: rarely worn in the "real" world... never on a bike...Akirasho
Nov 25, 2002 1:26 PM
When I first returned to cycling... it was done with briefs under flannel... until I noticed, there was more skin left in the briefs than on me... so shorts sans undies ever since.

I rarely wear underwear in everyday situations... seems more of a cultural adaptation rather than truely useful... we're essentially dirty little biologics... and strapping a bit of cloth 'tween my nethers doesn't change the funk. When I do, it's generally along the lines of a fundoshi (great for martial arts training).

I've been pants at work by the womenfolk... most come back for a second look... never had a complaint.

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