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No boxers for those who ride with casualwear shorts?

Old 07-25-22, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
What is this whole thing about ShamWow? I thought that was for drying cars. Please elaborate!
Here's what grownups do when they want to find out more about a subject:

https://www.google.com/search?q=cham...client=gws-wiz
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Old 07-25-22, 11:09 AM
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Can I use a ShamWow without speedos?
Can they work with boxers or only are secured into position by speedos?
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Old 07-25-22, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by phughes View Post

I think it is time to put him to rest. Just ban the guy at this point.
I admit Iíve been guilty of feeding him as well as a couple of other trolls, but some of this is amusing. At some point he will probably get a warning which I donít think will stop him. And if bans do go out, new accounts get made just as quickly. In fact Iíd wager this guy has been banned before.

At any rate, Iím sure the moderators are aware of these and they will tend to them as they see fit. Moving posts like this to foo would probably not be a bad idea.
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Old 07-25-22, 01:50 PM
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I have actually worn a Speedo on a bike, back in the 80s when I was into triathlon, and that's basically what we wore for all three phases. It's. . . not great. Still, I think I'd prefer it over cotton boxers. But YMMV.
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Old 07-25-22, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
I have actually worn a Speedo on a bike, back in the 80s when I was into triathlon, and that's basically what we wore for all three phases. It's. . . not great. Still, I think I'd prefer it over cotton boxers. But YMMV.
When he mentioned "Speedo shorts" I figured it was just another derogatory term for cycling clothes like "superhero costume".
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Old 07-25-22, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
Can I use a ShamWow without speedos?
Can they work with boxers or only are secured into position by speedos?
You could work with boxers, as a speed bag.
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Old 07-25-22, 07:33 PM
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if I had known about the fuzzy wonderful feeling of lycra cycling shorts I would have been wearing yoga pants years ago.
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Old 07-25-22, 07:51 PM
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We're on page 4 and no one has brought up manscaping? If you're going shorts without boxers, you're going to want to manscape first or you're going to run into issues for sure...
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Old 07-26-22, 08:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Chuck M View Post
It is hard to keep up. I know you weren't the OP for the half bottle of vodka and I know you weren't looking for methods to carry a golf club on a bike. But didn't you post you were told a shirt and helmet were required on a group ride you were crashing?
Yes well that is a kind of weird group, its a club ride with a "leader" and goes very slow between hills. Ive gone back a few more times (with a helmet, frankly asking me to put on a shirt was laughable and a bad look for Alto Velo) but don't show up much because its a 30 mile round trip just to get to the ride and there are narrow twists descents which I think is silly with 75+ riders. The group rides I stick to now are more race oriented pelotons where there isn't a leader, I try to bring a helmet but if I don't have one and decide to ride with them anyways nobody tells me to go away. Ironically the ride that doesn't require a helmet is more dangerous and demands better bike handling than the club ride
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Old 07-26-22, 08:47 AM
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Does Everlast make cycling shorts by chance?
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Old 07-26-22, 01:24 PM
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Loose shorts or pants aren't bad, but I recommend (applicable for people with penises and testicles, I have no experience to offer people with vulvas) wearing tighter underpants (briefs or boxer briefs) underneath to keep you equipment from jiggling about and chafing. Also best to avoid pants with thick seams like jeans, especially for long rides. Cotton-based clothes, again, like jeans, are also less than ideal because cotton holds on to moisture with can cause a rash or worsen chafing. Pants with zippers (jeans again, sadly) can also cause significant discomfort if your crotchular parts and the zipper want to occupy the same space while pedalling.
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Old 07-30-22, 01:06 AM
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If I am going for a 30 or 40 minute ride I wear whatever I have on. For longer rides I like some padded shorts.
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Old 08-01-22, 04:02 PM
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Never seen anyone riding in a Speedo.
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Old 08-01-22, 05:02 PM
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It used to be a thing.

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I saw another biker wearing longer compression shorts underneath normal baggy shorts.
This is something I would give a try.
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Old 08-02-22, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by brianmcg123 View Post
Never seen anyone riding in a Speedo.
Hang around the oceanfront during the summer and you'll see people riding bikes in less than that. Some of those saddles are very well cushioned, indeed
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
I saw another biker wearing longer compression shorts underneath normal baggy shorts.
This is something I would give a try.
That might affect your backswing. And will you start a thread asking how to put them on?
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
I saw another biker wearing longer compression shorts underneath normal baggy shorts.
This is something I would give a try.

Whew, thanks for letting us know what you're willing to try! The suspense was killing me.
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Old 08-03-22, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Ttom View Post
If I am going for a 30 or 40 minute ride I wear whatever I have on. For longer rides I like some padded shorts.
Same on my side - but I like MTB shorts as well, they are something "in between" and still have a bit of style
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I couldn't tell yall the last time I wore underwear- I don't even own any, anymore.
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OP can try wearing whatever he wants - as long as he's not scaring the kids with the parts he's exposing. If what he's trying doesn't work, he can try something else.
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Speedo wearing is OK on the RAGBRAI...

https://www.npr.org/sections/picture...-and-community

Brett Griffin of Oswego, Ill., eats popcorn as he walks down the streets of Schaller, Iowa, wearing an American flag and star-spangled speedo Tuesday, July 25. Griffin, who said this is his seventh time on the ride, said he and other members of his team, Giraffe's Up In The Air, wear the eye-catching costumes to draw attention to their fundraising efforts for children's cancer research.
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Old 08-08-22, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by greatbasin View Post
I'm sure for people that are serious about cycling for fitness, competition, and even recreation, these kinds of questions are amusing since they've found cycling-specific clothing to be the only sensible thing to wear on their long, intense rides.

People can bicycle instead of taking a car, and it's often a good idea. If they had to change into a lycra super-hero suit to do it, that becomes a significant deterrent. People who commute by bicycle regularly can manage this by being prepared for their routine, but a person cycling for irregular everyday transportation doesn't necessarily want to commit to wearing a Lycra suit or trying to figure out how to change.

It is possible to wear casual non-cycling clothing and still ride a bike comfortably for more than six minutes.
Absolutely; when I'm commuting by bike, which I do as often as I don't have to drive any of the kids around, I'll just go dressed with, well, whatever I'd normally wear. I just go easy except on the return leg home where I don't care about being a sweaty mess.

For training, riding with my friends, riding far away, etc, it's always lycra, of course. It's just better. However, it doesn't make a lick of sense to get all dressed up to hop over to my office; that's also why I've got flat pedals on my commuting / gravel bike. However, I find that basically any clothes work well for up to a hour. Underpants which keep everything in it's place are a good idea, obviously, and very baggy stuff is... well, prone to bunching up.

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Old 08-13-22, 03:13 PM
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Rode 15 miles in jeans and boxers. No problems.
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Originally Posted by CheGiantForLife View Post
Rode 15 miles in jeans and boxers. No problems.
15 miles?! All at once?!
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