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Old 08-02-22, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by VegasJen View Post
It just never occurred to me to even try it.
It's funny how this info is so seldom shared, probably because it's such a risque subject. The problem with seats that have a lot of padding is that they cause extraneous movement and chafing which can build up to sores on longer rides. The important thing is that you're comfortable, so if you're happy with what you're doing, great. Some people can ride a double century in regular cargo shorts and a t-shirt. Others get saddle sores and chafed skin if they dare to get the wrong chamois and saddle for their 25 miler.
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Old 08-02-22, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
It's funny how this info is so seldom shared, probably because it's such a risque subject. The problem with seats that have a lot of padding is that they cause extraneous movement and chafing which can build up to sores on longer rides. The important thing is that you're comfortable, so if you're happy with what you're doing, great. Some people can ride a double century in regular cargo shorts and a t-shirt. Others get saddle sores and chafed skin if they dare to get the wrong chamois and saddle for their 25 miler.
Ya. With a decent gel seat and regular bike shorts, I have no problems. The pain that limits my ride is arthritis pain in my lower back and neck. And for me, a half century is about as long a ride as I care for even when I feel fine.
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Itís lately become apparent that the worst faux pas in mountain biking this year will be to have the same rim diameter at both ends
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Old 08-05-22, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Itís lately become apparent that the worst faux pas in mountain biking this year will be to have the same rim diameter at both ends
Really? I thought the mullet fad was fading out.
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Old 08-05-22, 10:41 AM
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It annoys me to see cycling eyewear under the helmet straps. Oh, the lost watts. Or when the bar tape does not match the saddle. And what is it with Boomers in ankle socks. Don't get me started on mismatched tires. And bearded old men on bents venturing out in public riding in sandals.
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Old 08-05-22, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
Or when the bar tape does not match the saddle.
Or when the collar doesn't match the cuffs.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
All of the women I ride with go commando under their cycling shorts
You seem to know this with metaphysical certitude. Does this mean you've checked, or that you don't ride with any women?
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My wife decided to wear underwear with bike shorts on a ride at Crater Lake a couple of weeks ago, with completely predictable consequences. (I have no idea why, and yes she knows better.) Perhaps I should have done a spot-check before the ride.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
It's funny how this info is so seldom shared, probably because it's such a risque subject. The problem with seats that have a lot of padding is that they cause extraneous movement and chafing which can build up to sores on longer rides. The important thing is that you're comfortable, so if you're happy with what you're doing, great. Some people can ride a double century in regular cargo shorts and a t-shirt. Others get saddle sores and chafed skin if they dare to get the wrong chamois and saddle for their 25 miler.
I think most people with gel seats are either (1) low-mileage riders, or (2) have never tried a good saddle for more than a trip around the parking lot.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
My wife decided to wear underwear with bike shorts on a ride at Crater Lake a couple of weeks ago, with completely predictable consequences. (I have no idea why, and yes she knows better.) Perhaps I should have done a spot-check before the ride.
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Originally Posted by ghostrider62 View Post
it annoys me to see cycling eyewear under the helmet straps. Oh, the lost watts. Or when the bar tape does not match the saddle. And what is it with boomers in ankle socks. Don't get me started on mismatched tires. And bearded old men on bents venturing out in public riding in sandals.
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Old 08-05-22, 04:19 PM
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It is called sarcasm
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Old 08-05-22, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
It is called sarcasm
Uh, yeah, I get it, thus my little emoji.
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Old 08-06-22, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
I think most people with gel seats are either (1) low-mileage riders, or (2) have never tried a good saddle for more than a trip around the parking lot.
Absolutely agreed. With that in mind, I figure for those who arenít suffering from some extreme discomfort or saddle sores, maybe what they donít know wonít hurt them?

itís too easy to think that more padding = more comfort. Iíve seen many riders go more and more and thicker and thicker until they finally realize itís getting worse and worse. Then they finally try a quality saddle and are relieved.
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
It annoys me to see cycling eyewear under the helmet straps. Oh, the lost watts. Or when the bar tape does not match the saddle. And what is it with Boomers in ankle socks. Don't get me started on mismatched tires. And bearded old men on bents venturing out in public riding in sandals.
Being annoyed and if you are old enough, and have 79 cents, will get you a senior coffee at Mc Donalds.

Thats one great thing about being 84 no one expects you to worry about fashion. But then I never did. I always thot it was stupid and silly.

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Old 08-06-22, 06:53 PM
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Being annoyed and if you are old enough, and have 79 cents, will get you a senior coffee at Mc Donalds.
So, even after it was clarified that the post was sarcastic, you still can't figure it out?
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
You seem to know this with metaphysical certitude. Does this mean you've checked, or that you don't ride with any women?
I tried to find a gif of Mary showing Clark how you couldnít see a panty line (Christmas Vacation movie) to reply to that post, but was unsuccessful.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
Absolutely agreed. With that in mind, I figure for those who arenít suffering from some extreme discomfort or saddle sores, maybe what they donít know wonít hurt them?

itís too easy to think that more padding = more comfort. Iíve seen many riders go more and more and thicker and thicker until they finally realize itís getting worse and worse. Then they finally try a quality saddle and are relieved.
I found the same thing with padded gloves; the more you do it, the less you find you need.
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Originally Posted by Camilo View Post
You care what others wear in terms of safety gear? Does this mean you think people who ride without helmets are wrong?
I would call them ill-informed or careless. But then I only had one friend ride without a helmet and smack her head against the pavement, go into a coma and when she finally woke up, was unable to return any normal semblance of life. But of course, that will never happen to you.

As the expression goes, ďno helmet, nothing to loseĒ.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
Absolutely agreed. With that in mind, I figure for those who arenít suffering from some extreme discomfort or saddle sores, maybe what they donít know wonít hurt them?

itís too easy to think that more padding = more comfort. Iíve seen many riders go more and more and thicker and thicker until they finally realize itís getting worse and worse. Then they finally try a quality saddle and are relieved.
Fell into that trap once with my bony butt. Bought a super squishy cutout saddle. The first hour was great but then it became horrible. It was moved to the mountain bike for short rides since I am out of the saddle most of the time. The road bike now has a lightly padded one and with the right shorts, multi-hour rides are no problemo.
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I would call them ill-informed or careless. But then I only had one friend ride without a helmet and smack her head against the pavement, go into a coma and when she finally woke up, was unable to return any normal semblance of life. But of course, that will never happen to you.

As the expression goes, ďno helmet, nothing to loseĒ.
Yeah, you could say that if you wanted to be that kind of guy. But, again, this is an A&S topic so I won't go further.
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Yeah, you could say that if you wanted to be that kind of guy. But, again, this is an A&S topic so I won't go further.
Yes I am that kind of guy and having a father that has worked in the ER taking care of horrendous head injuries by people without helmets, I will happily remain this way. He took me to an autopsy where a guy lost control on a corner and hit a light post. When his skull was opened with a bone saw, it drained out like red cream of wheat. Yup, I will remain this way. Best of luck to ya.
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Yes I am that kind of guy and having a father that has worked in the ER taking care of horrendous head injuries by people without helmets, I will happily remain this way. He took me to an autopsy where a guy lost control on a corner and hit a light post. When his skull was opened with a bone saw, it drained out like red cream of wheat. Yup, I will remain this way. Best of luck to ya.
Take a hint - it belongs in A&S. There's even a dedicated helmet thread to keep helmet opinions out of every other topic. You could take your opinion there - as could I if I wanted to re-hash the same old S over and over.
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The padded chamois is meant to absorb the sweat, underwear would have seams that can chafe on longer riders, and of course absorbs sweat, but most would still end up being absorbed by the chamois. So, wearing underwear does not allow one to necessarily get multiple wears out of before washing, unlike street clothes where one is not sweating. Wear, wash, repeat. If you'd like a suggestion of a budget friendly short on Amazon, I'd be happy to help.
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At least he was not wearing a onesie

gm
that would be a skinsuit?
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