Cycling

Discussion in 'Underwear, Clothing, and Appearance Issues' started by Cod123, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Cod123

    Cod123 New Member

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    Hey,
    I'm doing a 40mile cycle soon, and was wondering what the best way to go concerning underwear, I'm not huge in size but pretty average.

    Cheers.
     
  2. B_Artful Dodger

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    If your wearing cycling shorts for this then you dont really need to bother... lol
     
  3. Cod123

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    Well I was undecided between cycling shorts (and you mean the lycra ones do you?) and baggy sport shorts...
    It's not professional, just for charity but obviously want to keep everything safe ;)
     
  4. D_Jared Padalicki

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    Cycling shorts are fine enough, the one with the couchon in it hides enough.
     
  5. Cod123

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    What is couchon?
     
  6. B_Artful Dodger

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    I think he means a cushion. lol. (the leather bit)
    Or that word is somthing entirely different in dutch... :rolleyes:
     
  7. odran8

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    Go for comfort. Wear the cycling shorts with the padding.
     
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    Padded cycling shorts are a must for a long ride. If you don't routinely do 20 mile or longer rides, your crotch will hurt like hell if you wear regular street clothes, such as baggy shorts, and do 40 miles.

    I was injured this past December and January and was grounded. A friend and I had signed up for the February 9th 55 mile TOUR DE PALM SPRINGS bike ride before the injury. I didn't want to cop out, so I did the ride with no training for the 2 months before the event. Normally, 50 mile rides are no big deal. Even with the padded cycling shorts, my crotch was sore by mile 30. It hurt for 2 days.

    Do yourself a favor: Get a pair of padded cycling shorts if you're going to do this ride. Remember to lube your chain and pump up your tires. Good luck!
     
  9. D_Jared Padalicki

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    What he said ... :redface:
     
  10. SpeedoMike

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    In other words... lube and pump! that sounds nasty.

    and good luck riding, dude.
     
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