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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:06 pm 
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Had a nice 25 or so mile cruisey ride lined up.....now I'm on the hetchins, but don't normally do the Lycra thing..... So I had some endura 3/4 length shorts on over my padded ones and mountain bike sidi shoes and a softshell jacket..... Mountain bikers ignored me, and roadies did a double take before reluctantly nodding..... So I made a big effort of shouting "morning!" to everyone......:0) then my post slipped down about 3 inches and I had to knock an old chap up to borrow an old imperial Allen key ......

But it was still lovely to be out!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 5:48 pm 
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It must have been hot.......your bikes melting :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


I know ......you've heard it all before, but I couldnt resist.

Sounds like a good ride and the weather the looks fair. You sound like you enjoyed it so that makes it a good day by my book :wink:

I dont understand why you have to wear baggies on a roadie, wear your lycra with pride :lol: :lol: Or maybe wool would be better suited to a Hetchins, maybe stripped like cat in the hat style :lol:

Thanks for sharing as I have been at work all day and am about to head back after a half hour for dinner, so no ride for me today :cry: :cry:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:58 pm 
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Roadmen wear Lycra ... end of! 8)


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If it's the Endura shorts with the straps below the knee then they'd pass... :lol:

But baggies on a road bike is like driving an E-type in a shell suit and baseball cap. :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:39 pm 
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Lol...

It is them enduras..... I thought I looked ok!

And a bloke on a Brian rourke passed by and wasn't going to speak....he got a loud " morning" too......:0)

I look good in Lycra, but I feel a bit nekid!!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:49 pm 
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Wear a vest under it. A good pair of Lycra bib-shorts with a decent padded chamois are unbeatable. 100% of professional road riders wear them.


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stedlocks wrote:
Lol...

It is them enduras..... I thought I looked ok!

And a bloke on a Brian rourke passed by and wasn't going to speak....he got a loud " morning" too......:0)

I look good in Lycra, but I feel a bit nekid!!


It is utterly annoying to be acknowledged 1st thing in a morning by a cheery bugger on a bike, this is why I say a nice big hello to people at every opportunity. :)

Even when walking ;)

p.s. The Hetchins looks lovely.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:22 am 
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The bike looks stunning, outside in the country air............. 8) .


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:45 am 
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Thanks guys............. 8)

I'll have to get some vintage lycra/wool combo and get it on!!

My wife is worried about a midlife crisis as it is :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:32 pm 
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Some people are just miseries. Personally I find it's the ones on bling Specializeds. I also had someone ride past and call me a useless tw*t when riding my Litespeed at a leisurely pace on a recovery ride.
I informed him that I had ridden over 100 miles the day before and needed to loosen my legs...and asked how far had he ridden that week...what a berk.

Idiots is idiots.


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