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Old 08-13-22, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
Rode 15 miles in jeans and boxers. No problems.
Boxers on the inside or outside?
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Old 08-13-22, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
Rode 15 miles in jeans and boxers. No problems.
Wow! 15 miles ... all in one go? That's amAZing! Kudos!
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Old 08-15-22, 06:45 AM
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I gave up on padded shorts years ago. I don't ride as much as I have in the past, but still go out for 2 hours or so at a time. The road bikes all have Brooks saddles and I wear coolmax briefs from Duluth under cargo shorts.
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Old 08-15-22, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
Rode 15 miles in jeans and boxers. No problems.

No sarcasm here--that's a pretty good ride. Are you going to stay with that kind of distance or do you want to go higher?
It's a lot better than the 5 minute rides you were talking about a few months ago.
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Old 08-15-22, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
No sarcasm here--that's a pretty good ride. Are you going to stay with that kind of distance or do you want to go higher?
It's a lot better than the 5 minute rides you were talking about a few months ago.
It's a good question, because the time on bike makes a difference.

I once went into a Pearl Izumi store and told the employee I wanted recommendations for some padded bike shorts. He asked, "How far are you riding?" I thought for a second and said, "Usually 20 to 50 miles per week." He seemed a little confused but showed me what he had. After thinking about it later, I realized he needed to know if I spend 5 or 10 minutes at a time on the bike or if I sometimes spend six hours on it. The frequency of my rides is not very relevant.

If you're never on the bike for longer than a half hour or so, you can wear whatever. As duration increases, it gets more important to find some pants or shorts that work well for you.

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Old 08-16-22, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Broctoon View Post
It's a good question, because the time on bike makes a difference.

I once went into a Pearl Izumi store and told the employee I wanted recommendations for some padded bike shorts. He asked, "How far are you riding?" I thought for a second and said, "Usually 20 to 50 miles per week." He seemed a little confused but showed me what he had. After thinking about it later, I realized he needed to know if I spend 5 or 10 minutes at a time on the bike or if I sometimes spend six hours on it. The frequency of my rides is not very relevant.

If you're never on the bike for longer than a half hour or so, you can wear whatever. As duration increases, it gets more important to find some pants or shorts that work well for you.
I regularly ride in cargo shorts and boxers. I'm riding about 225 miles a week, and generally do at least a solo century on Saturdays during biking season. I've done three rides this summer that exceeded135 miles, and they took a lot longer than 6 hours. Not saying you're wrong for you, but these things are not universal.
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Old 08-16-22, 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
No sarcasm here--that's a pretty good ride. Are you going to stay with that kind of distance or do you want to go higher?
It's a lot better than the 5 minute rides you were talking about a few months ago.
The 15 mile ride was done in a bike lane city while on vacation.
That ride was barely even a workout compared to my 20 min / 3.5 mile loop with hills.
I prefer HIIT riding, and will stick to short hilly rides that are challenging, not long leisure rides.
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Old 08-16-22, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
That ride was barely even a workout compared to my 20 min / 3.5 mile loop with hills.
I prefer HIIT riding, and will stick to short hilly rides that are challenging, not long leisure rides.
Is a 20 minute ride enough the see any intense interval training?
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Old 08-16-22, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Is a 20 minute ride enough the see any intense interval training?
My chosen 20 min. loop is all hills, up to 10%. No flats.
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Old 08-16-22, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
My chosen 20 min. loop is all hills, up to 10%. No flats.
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Old 08-16-22, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
these things are not universal.
This is why I said as duration increases it becomes important to find what works for you. That might mean padded bib shorts, or maybe something else. When on the bike for only a few minutes, universal standards are more likely to be okay.

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Old 08-16-22, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
My chosen 20 min. loop is all hills, up to 10%. No flats.
I am not a HIIT expert by any means, but every HIIT training plans I have read about last for 2-3 times longer. Thats why I asked.
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Old 08-16-22, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
Zero chance I ever wear those Speedo shorts while biking.
I currently wear boxers and generic baggy Poly shorts.
I am thinking of dropping the boxers for less bunching.
I want to star a thread before attempting something potentially reckless and dangerous.
If you were forced to wear casual poly shorts, would you skip the boxers ?
Have at it.
I like thin lined tri-shorts. I wear them under various other shorts such as MTB shorts & gym shorts & under my unlined cycling pants. no bunching & provides moisture management. I get XXL even tho my trouser waist size is 38"
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
I like thin lined tri-shorts. I wear them under various other shorts such as MTB shorts & gym shorts & under my unlined cycling pants. no bunching & provides moisture management. I get XXL even tho my trouser waist size is 38"
What are tri-shorts?
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Old 08-16-22, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
I am not a HIIT expert by any means, but every HIIT training plans I have read about last for 2-3 times longer. Thats why I asked.
HIIT is typically 4 minutes.
Look up Tabata protocol.
20 mins. is too long to be a real HIIT workout.
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Old 08-16-22, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
What are tri-shorts?
Shorts designed for triathlon; since you need to do the swimming and running bits, the pad is very thin and non-absorbent. A bit less padding than normal cycling kit, but perfectly reasonable bike wear. Of course, for maximum comfort nothing needs to be worn over or under them.

I'm personally a big fan of trisuits (basically a cycling jersey joined to a tri-short into a one-piece race kit) for both triathlon and normal road riding (and I've ran my last marathon in one, too).
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
What are tri-shorts?
they have a thin liner for moisture management, not a think pad

Zoot Core Mens 7-Inch Tri Shorts - Performance Triathlon Shorts with Endura Fabric and Hip Holster Pockets



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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
The 15 mile ride was done in a bike lane city while on vacation.
That ride was barely even a workout compared to my 20 min / 3.5 mile loop with hills.
I prefer HIIT riding, and will stick to short hilly rides that are challenging, not long leisure rides.
You realize those aren't the only choices, right? I wouldn't describe my long rides as "leisurely" and all of them involve a lot more climbing than you could pack into 3.5 miles. A couple weeks ago, I did an 80 mile ride that started with an ascent of 1000 feet in 5.75 miles, leaving me with another 3500 feet of climb and 74 miles to go. That was a very hot, long afternoonth

I'll leave it to people who are expert in HIIT as to whether what you're doing is actually HIIT, but if it is, you're only supposed to do it 2-3 times a week. If that's it, I'd suggest you really aren't going to get that much benefit from an hour a week. Fine if you're combining it with something else, but the HIIT as a shortcut has been wildly over-hyped: https://www.bicycling.com/news/a3557...meta-analysis/

Note: not bashing hiit, just saying that its enthusiasts wildly understate the value of other forms of cardio.
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Originally Posted by Broctoon View Post
This is why I said as duration increases it becomes important to find what works for you. That might mean padded bib shorts, or maybe something else. When on the bike for only a few minutes, universal standards are more likely to be okay.
That's general enough to be true as a probability statement, but not terribly helpful.
I'm just saying I didn't find that was the case for me. As I steadily increased my distance, I never got to a point where it really became an important factor, and my distances are pretty extreme.
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
HIIT is typically 4 minutes.
Look up Tabata protocol.
20 mins. is too long to be a real HIIT workout.
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https://breakingmuscle.com/tabata-tr...inute-workout/


The notion of 4 minute workouts is part of the absurd hype that is giving HIIT a reputation for quackery (unfair because this is the silly bunch making these kind of claims--real HIIT definitely has benefits, especially in combination with other forms of cardio).
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