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Bicycle Attire
< on 10/22/2004 8:48 AM >
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What do people here prefer to wear while riding their bicycles? In cold weather I usually ride in a jeans and a leather jacket. Who says you can’t be a biker dude just because your “hawg” doesn’t have an engine?



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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 1 on 10/22/2004 1:35 PM >
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When riding I wear "normal" clothes--t-shirt, slacks, tennis shoes or boots. I don't have any "bike-specific" attire.

In the dead of winter I usually wear:
top: Wool sweater (or two) and a waterproof/ breathable shell.
bottom: Sometimes I'll wear nylon rain pants over my slacks or wool long-johns under my pants.
hands: Thick wool gloves
feet: Wool socks and heavy shoes/boots
head: Windproof ski-mask thing and sometimes safety goggles, which looks dorky but keeps the -20 degree windchill out of my eyeballs.

And, of course, a helmet.

-N



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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 2 on 10/22/2004 2:05 PM >
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I have about 5 pairs of windpants (for cross country skiing) that i'll wear over my normal clothes. If it's really cold, i'll wear longjohns and stuff. I'll wear my regular shoes, with a pair of battery operated socks, nice and toasty!

During the summer i'll wear a pair of Lycra bicycle shorts, and a pair of regular shorts over those (gotta keep the bum comfy)

oh, and i can't forget about my huge leather chopper mittens! (for winter, heh)

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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 3 on 10/22/2004 9:31 PM >
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I just wear my normal clothes. When I'm in suit and it rains, I'll take the bus, otherwise I'll take the bike anyway.

The only "extra" clothing I have is a pair of leather gloves wor when it's cold and raining, and a pair of gloves for when it's freezing.

I've never worn a helmet, in the Netherlands no-one does and even the bike-association discourages them.

Tijmen



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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 4 on 10/23/2004 10:26 PM >
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Um, just curious, but why does the bike-association discourage wearing helmets?



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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 5 on 10/27/2004 6:21 PM >
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Posted by Shard
...why does the bike-association discourage wearing helmets?

I'm curious as well.

I know some believe that wearing a helmet sort of gives you permission to ride like an idiot, as in "Oh, I can ride down this steep, ice-covered mountain road without my brakes and not worry about serious injury because I'm wearing a helmet!" I don't buy it, but some do.

There is also the belief that helmets discourage folks from riding a bike because nobody wants to wear a helmet (dorky-looking) and the fact that you "have to" wear a helmet makes cycling seem dangerous.

I personally don't take a hard line on helmets--do what you want, I say. But three years ago I was hit by a car, thrown off my bike, and skid about 10 feet head first. Luckily I was not seriously injured, just some scrapes and bruises, and I believe my helmet played a large role in keeping me safe. So there!

-N




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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 6 on 10/27/2004 7:08 PM >
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Posted by NV

....snip....

I personally don't take a hard line on helmets--do what you want, I say. But three years ago I was hit by a car, thrown off my bike, and skid about 10 feet head first. Luckily I was not seriously injured, just some scrapes and bruises, and I believe my helmet played a large role in keeping me safe. So there!

-N



I agree. I've knocked myself out once while riding without a helmet. Big tree branch, head height, and me looking down. I awoke looking up at the world with starz floating by my head...heh.

I don't always wear a helmet, but the majority of the time i do, especially if i'm riding in really busy, congested areas, or unknown territory.

[Edit] grammitical malfunction in the brain housing unit. [/EDIT]


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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 7 on 10/31/2004 9:44 AM >
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Posted by Shard
Um, just curious, but why does the bike-association discourage wearing helmets?

I unfortunately can't find that issue of the magazine anymore, it went something along the lines that in a normal fall (not an accident) it would do more damage than good, especially due to breaking of the cheakbone.

Tijmen



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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 8 on 11/3/2004 10:21 PM >
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I just wear normal clothes - whatever is appropriate for the weather I am in. I usually add bike gloves (mostly because I like them) and a helmet (because I am adverse to having my head bashed in if some idiot runs into me).



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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 9 on 11/4/2004 1:22 PM >
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this past season, i wore combat pants for biking, mainly because you can tie them up a bit if needed. and also they are cheap so if i do rip 'em to shit i dont really care.

plus a pair of Lizard Skin Kumoto(sp?) and a Protec Classic brain bucket.



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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 10 on 3/31/2005 12:06 AM >
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my helmet and cycling glasses...the rest i dont really give a damn...the pants will always get ripped anyways...




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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 11 on 7/6/2005 8:22 AM >
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-camo shorts (formerly camo pants I found in a laundromat, but they were like 6 inches too short. so I boxcutter'd them) if it's hot out, or jeans if it's colder out.

-a tshirt, with a hoodie or sweater over the top if it's cold out, and then an old air force field jacket with reflective tape on it that I have. if it's freezing balls out, I put the liner in the field jacket.

-messenger bag (mostly for the sake of having a place to put the hoodie/sweater/jacket if I get too warm).

-helmet. I already look really goofy, so I really don't stand to lose anything by wearing one.


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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 12 on 12/29/2005 1:20 AM >
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wow, feel like a dweeb - I'm lycra and coolmax all the way. I race for a pretty good local team, and we are required to display the team colors proudly.



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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 13 on 6/12/2007 7:46 PM >
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Are you guys mostly just around town people, or do you participate in clubs? I know the guy above me does. I just bike for transportation, and so I'll wear whatever's appropriate for wherever I'm going.



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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 14 on 6/12/2007 10:01 PM >
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I ride because I'm car-free, not as a hobby. My favorite clothes to ride in are Prana climbing pants and an Adidas soccer jersey.



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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 15 on 6/13/2007 1:49 PM >
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Posted by kjohnnytarr
I ride because I'm car-free, not as a hobby.

Hear hear.

Not that there's anything wrong with club riders--some of my beast friends do club rides, wear lycra, etc. They're good people. No, really, they are.





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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 16 on 6/13/2007 4:15 PM >
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Posted by NV

Hear hear.

Not that there's anything wrong with club riders--some of my beast friends do club rides, wear lycra, etc. They're good people. No, really, they are.




they just have really awful taste and should be beaten for it, but theyre good people.




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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 17 on 6/13/2007 8:00 PM >
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Maybe they want to fight crime



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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 18 on 6/14/2007 2:42 AM >
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Depends, If on my road bike Im wearing lycra and cleats otherwise whatever I have on.



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Re: Bicycle Attire
<Reply # 19 on 8/4/2007 1:05 AM >
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I bought a specialized enduro, I don't have any bike clothes, what should i wear so I dont look like a total asshole while riding trails?



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