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Who gives a fudge what someone else is wearing when they're riding a bike? You lot sound like a bunch of old women down the hair salon.

I live out in the sticks down a single lane road slap bang in the middle of a popular cycling route and I just think 'fair-play big lad' when some lycra clad lard arse is grinding his big-ring to try and keep up with the sexy young things in front. If spending £200 on ill-fitting shorts is the excuse people need to do strenuous exercise then it's a good thing IMO.

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Who gives a fudge what someone else is wearing when they're riding a bike? You lot sound like a bunch of old women down the hair salon.

I live out in the sticks down a single lane road slap bang in the middle of a popular cycling route and I just think 'fair-play big lad' when some lycra clad lard arse is grinding his big-ring to try and keep up with the sexy young things in front. If spending £200 on ill-fitting shorts is the excuse people need to do strenuous exercise then it's a good thing IMO.


The thing is he's been attacked by the type of idiots who sport #FatPride hashtags, endlessly blog about the heroics of being overweight and thus castigate dissenters as “fat shamers”.

Meanwhile men women are now fatter than ever.


Right, we should encourage people to do something about their weight

maybe exercise

like riding a fucking bike without some cunt taking the piss out of them


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Chris Hoy is the latest.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41092831

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Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy has apologised for saying Lycra looked "awful" on anyone weighing more than 8st (49kg).

The six-time Olympic gold medallist took to Twitter to say he was "really sorry" for the comment, which he described as "tongue-in-cheek"

It followed a GQ article in which he said amateur cyclists did not have to pull on a pair of tight-fitting shorts to look good.

That led to criticism that he was "body shaming" larger cyclists.

In his article, Sir Chris said Lycra was not the most elegant material and that professional cycling gear generally looked bad on anyone heavier than 8st.
'14+stone Mamil'

He also said the desire of so-called "mamils" - middle-aged men in Lycra - to be seen in the latest high-performance Team Sky cycling kit all too often led to ridiculous results.

"Personally, I feel sorry for mamils," he wrote. "When they walk into a cafe dressed head-to-toe in Lycra, you always spot people sniggering at them."

However, in an apparent change of heart, Sir Chris said: "As a 14+stone MAMIL myself, this was a tongue-in-cheek article that wasn't meant to offend.

"I'm really sorry; reading it back it looks harsh & that wasn't my intention. Whatever ur age/build, if ur on a bike u have my respect."

Man takes pish out of himself everyone gets offended. FFS


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I was conservative there, it's true. Power meter and Garmin will set you back €400+.


I would suggest that power meters are not necessary for the vast majority of punters out there. The vast, vast majority. But they are awesome to use when you are training for a race or a triathlon.


Oh I agree. They're great to have. My mate bought one and I'm quite jealous, but he's a nerd about fitness etc. and probably will get the use out of it.

More stuff to sink your money into though.


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Bullettyme wrote:
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I was conservative there, it's true. Power meter and Garmin will set you back €400+.


I would suggest that power meters are not necessary for the vast majority of punters out there. The vast, vast majority. But they are awesome to use when you are training for a race or a triathlon.


Oh I agree. They're great to have. My mate bought one and I'm quite jealous, but he's a nerd about fitness etc. and probably will get the use out of it.

More stuff to sink your money into though.


You are right. The money you can sink in to the sport is silly but at least it is going on something that in theory is making the person fitter. Wait until we get talking about doping in age group triathlons / cycling. Now that is something that is ridiculous.


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I was conservative there, it's true. Power meter and Garmin will set you back €400+.


I would suggest that power meters are not necessary for the vast majority of punters out there. The vast, vast majority. But they are awesome to use when you are training for a race or a triathlon.

They're great for riders at any level who want to measure their relative performance and keep a record of their endeavours. Like most things you can spend a little or a lot.


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Do normal lycra undershorts that you buy for a tenner work as well as really expensive cycling branded stuff?


They (both cheap and expensive) usually have a chamois (fancy padding) as well. I've bought shorts for a tenner, or bib shorts for twenty, and they've been perfectly functional and I haven't chafed. I don't have any expensive stuff to really compare it to though. Maybe they feel nicer but I doubt it.


I bought bottom end shorts and jerseys when I started out, then I bought a couple of pairs of proper bib shorts made by some name brand I can't remember now, it was years back. The difference in comfort was striking enough but the real improvement was in the life of the knicks. I reckon the cheap units were pretty flogged out after about 10 washes, the decent ones were still going strong more than a year later. Hand washed them in the shower though, machine washing buggers them quick time.

So a bit of extra spent will probably save you long term. After that it's fashion... and who doesn't feel better wearing something smart and upmarket, regardless of activity.

How much does a decent pair of golf shoes cost, anyone know?


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Struggling to see what else you could be expected to wear on a lengthy cycle, regardless of size or ability.
Cheap cycle shorts are utterly useless and whilst I would never spend a lot of money on tops and jackets, I will spend as much as I can reasonable afford on shorts.


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How much does a decent pair of golf shoes cost, anyone know?


£100. Same for a shirt or stupid-coloured trousers from the Proshop. It's the clubs that a certain type of golfer keeps changing/upgrading that costs the big bucks.


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Gospel wrote:
Who gives a fudge what someone else is wearing when they're riding a bike? You lot sound like a bunch of old women down the hair salon.

I live out in the sticks down a single lane road slap bang in the middle of a popular cycling route and I just think 'fair-play big lad' when some lycra clad lard arse is grinding his big-ring to try and keep up with the sexy young things in front. If spending £200 on ill-fitting shorts is the excuse people need to do strenuous exercise then it's a good thing IMO.


The thing is he's been attacked by the type of idiots who sport #FatPride hashtags, endlessly blog about the heroics of being overweight and thus castigate dissenters as “fat shamers”.

Meanwhile men women are now fatter than ever.


Right, we should encourage people to do something about their weight

maybe exercise

like riding a fucking bike without some cunt taking the piss out of them


Are you fat and offended?


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I have no idea why someone would spend £200 on a pair of lycra shorts when, for what they're doing, a normal pair of sports shorts for a tenner would do the same job.


I tried a normal pair of sports shorts for cycling and very very quickly moved on to lycra. It's not a fashion statement.


I dread to think what a normal pair of shorts would do to you after even a 40km ride.


I'm not big into cycling and don't know much about it other than hopping on a bike and cycling it, but I've ridden 100km a few times over the last few years and never had any issues, the only cycling gear I own is a bike


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I'm not big into cycling and don't know much about it other than hopping on a bike and cycling it,


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Up north where I'm from originally you'd ordinarily use your car to show how sucessful you are.

A few of my mates now seem to want to spend £3k on a bike to ride round the park.


Yeah, every one of them seems to believe that splashing huge sums of money on a carbon framed bike is going to make feel less fcuked going up a hill. :lol:

I have a friend who has been a dedicated cyclist for years (he loves food and therefore cycles in order to be able to indulge his gluttony), but always cycles on his own, with a light weight high vis jacket being his only concession to cycling gear, and refuses to have anything to do with the gangs who clog up the roads. He did spend €4k on his bike though, but balanced this by spending €2k on a Weber bbq.

Thinly veiled admission that you are mates with Globby


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Crash_12 wrote:
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Gospel wrote:
Who gives a fudge what someone else is wearing when they're riding a bike? You lot sound like a bunch of old women down the hair salon.

I live out in the sticks down a single lane road slap bang in the middle of a popular cycling route and I just think 'fair-play big lad' when some lycra clad lard arse is grinding his big-ring to try and keep up with the sexy young things in front. If spending £200 on ill-fitting shorts is the excuse people need to do strenuous exercise then it's a good thing IMO.


The thing is he's been attacked by the type of idiots who sport #FatPride hashtags, endlessly blog about the heroics of being overweight and thus castigate dissenters as “fat shamers”.

Meanwhile men women are now fatter than ever.


Right, we should encourage people to do something about their weight

maybe exercise

like riding a fucking bike without some cunt taking the piss out of them


Are you fat and offended?


Nah, he's just thick. The fatties are being teased about their outfits, not their choice of exercise.


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How much does a decent pair of golf shoes cost, anyone know?


Not sure why you're so desperate to compare cycling with golf. The price of the gear is irrelevant. Fat golfers don't wear figure hugging lycra that reveals every roll of lard or walk into coffee shops in their tight shorts putting everyone off their food.

I play golf and I mountain bike. The clubs (and green fees) and the bike are the most expensive items. The rest is just accessories. As a mountain bike rider I wouldn't be seen dead in some of the garish bright coloured lycra gear with sponsors logo like I'm racing in the tour de France. Not sure why overweight newbies trying to lose a few pounds feel the need to.


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You don't need expensive gear for cycling but you definitely do need the padded shorts for anything much over 50 miles if you value the sanctity of your undercarriage.

The main difference in price is down to the quality of the chamois and the label. The only expensive (IMO) gear I have is a £150 castelli trisuit which has gone through a huge amount of abuse in the four years since I bought it and use for racing. The padding on that is absolutely awesome.

Do I look good in lycra? The honest answer is I couldn't give a shit if I do or don't, its comfortable on the bike and that's what it was bought for.

People are too obsessed about what other people look like. Although you angry fat plums sat in your stupid metal boxes worth £000s, spending money going nowhere fast in your ridiculous penguin suits that aren't hiding the fact you are shit at your job look pretty stupid to me.


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You don't need expensive gear for cycling but you definitely do need the padded shorts for anything much over 50 miles if you value the sanctity of your undercarriage.

The main difference in price is down to the quality of the chamois and the label. The only expensive (IMO) gear I have is a £150 castelli trisuit which has gone through a huge amount of abuse in the four years since I bought it and use for racing. The padding on that is absolutely awesome.

Do I look good in lycra? The honest answer is I couldn't give a shit if I do or don't, its comfortable on the bike and that's what it was bought for.

People are too obsessed about what other people look like. Although you angry fat plums sat in your stupid metal boxes worth £000s, spending money going nowhere fast in your ridiculous penguin suits that aren't hiding the fact you are shit at your job look pretty stupid to me.

Are you on the blob?


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Do normal lycra undershorts that you buy for a tenner work as well as really expensive cycling branded stuff?


They (both cheap and expensive) usually have a chamois (fancy padding) as well. I've bought shorts for a tenner, or bib shorts for twenty, and they've been perfectly functional and I haven't chafed. I don't have any expensive stuff to really compare it to though. Maybe they feel nicer but I doubt it.


I agree. I always laugh at a tits in their Rapha tops and shorts. They saw you coming son.


I put quite a lot of effort into not being "that guy" in the Rapha gear. Then they had a sale and I got sucked in. It is far and away the best roadie gear I've had. Comfortable, breathable, stands up to a lot of use and washing, comes in plain colours and the sizing actually makes sense unlike a lot of the Italian kit.


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Do normal lycra undershorts that you buy for a tenner work as well as really expensive cycling branded stuff?


They (both cheap and expensive) usually have a chamois (fancy padding) as well. I've bought shorts for a tenner, or bib shorts for twenty, and they've been perfectly functional and I haven't chafed. I don't have any expensive stuff to really compare it to though. Maybe they feel nicer but I doubt it.


I agree. I always laugh at a tits in their Rapha tops and shorts. They saw you coming son.


I put quite a lot of effort into not being "that guy" in the Rapha gear. Then they had a sale and I got sucked in. It is far and away the best roadie gear I've had. Comfortable, breathable, stands up to a lot of use and washing, comes in plain colours and the sizing actually makes sense unlike a lot of the Italian kit.


Yes you're right. To the uninitiated it seems expensive but quality gear is worth it in terms of fit, comfort and durability. And if you can get plain colours all the better. :thumbup:


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Maybe I'll have to get some better stuff and stop being cheap :lol:

I've some decent jerseys (gotten as gifts) and a couple of bib shorts/shorts I rotate between that were gotten from Uglyfrog and Inbike (Amazon) and Lidl. Next season...


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Who gives a fudge what someone else is wearing when they're riding a bike? You lot sound like a bunch of old women down the hair salon.

I live out in the sticks down a single lane road slap bang in the middle of a popular cycling route and I just think 'fair-play big lad' when some lycra clad lard arse is grinding his big-ring to try and keep up with the sexy young things in front. If spending £200 on ill-fitting shorts is the excuse people need to do strenuous exercise then it's a good thing IMO.


The thing is he's been attacked by the type of idiots who sport #FatPride hashtags, endlessly blog about the heroics of being overweight and thus castigate dissenters as “fat shamers”.

Meanwhile men women are now fatter than ever.


Right, we should encourage people to do something about their weight

maybe exercise

like riding a fucking bike without some cunt taking the piss out of them


Are you fat and offended?


Nah, he's just thick. The fatties are being teased about their outfits, not their choice of exercise.


No, they're being told not to wear lycra while fat because it "looks bad". It's fine if you've got the body for it, apparently, as if sartorial elegance is the #1 priority for people looking for appropriate clothing for that particular form of exercise.

All I'm suggesting is that if skinny cunts want fewer fat people they should probably stop needling the fatties who are actually trying to do something about it in the appropriate gear.

I am a fatty and I couldn't give two shits what people think I look like in lycra - I hardly look great in shorts and a t-shirt either - but the hypocrisy is pretty funny.


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You don't need expensive gear for cycling but you definitely do need the padded shorts for anything much over 50 miles if you value the sanctity of your undercarriage.

The main difference in price is down to the quality of the chamois and the label. The only expensive (IMO) gear I have is a £150 castelli trisuit which has gone through a huge amount of abuse in the four years since I bought it and use for racing. The padding on that is absolutely awesome.

Do I look good in lycra? The honest answer is I couldn't give a shit if I do or don't, its comfortable on the bike and that's what it was bought for.

People are too obsessed about what other people look like. Although you angry fat plums sat in your stupid metal boxes worth £000s, spending money going nowhere fast in your ridiculous penguin suits that aren't hiding the fact you are shit at your job look pretty stupid to me.

Are you on the blob?


Just turning it round.


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The mamil market is highly lucrative. These eejits think nothing of spending €200+ on a pair of castelli cycling shorts. It is bonkers. A sport designed to part middle class men from their disposable income.


I have just come back from a few weeks in the south of France and cycling is huge down there. Interestingly it does not seem to be mostly middle aged men on expensive bikes but retired 60 somethings in lycra on very expensive bikes. In fairness, there was nothing flabby about these blokes, apart from looking a bit leathery they all looked stupendously fit.


Pretty much describes my dad who is about to cycle across France; except he is 75 and his bike is a mid-range tourer. I’ve never asked him but I’ve always assumed he wears his Lycras for practical reasons.


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I zoomed uphill past a dude wearing all the gears on a racing bike on Monday in the South Downs while on my commuter bike and wearing a dirty old pair of sneakers and boaty shorts. Mind you he was fast going down and whipped my arse then. :blush:


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Surely if people are doing cycling to get fitter, they'd be better off spending £90 on a crap Halfords steel framed bike, wear big flappy loose clothing and a giant helmet?

All that extra weight and drag would make you super fit in no time. Half an hour of struggling each day plus you'd be quids in, to boot.


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JM2K6 wrote:
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Gospel wrote:
Who gives a fudge what someone else is wearing when they're riding a bike? You lot sound like a bunch of old women down the hair salon.

I live out in the sticks down a single lane road slap bang in the middle of a popular cycling route and I just think 'fair-play big lad' when some lycra clad lard arse is grinding his big-ring to try and keep up with the sexy young things in front. If spending £200 on ill-fitting shorts is the excuse people need to do strenuous exercise then it's a good thing IMO.


The thing is he's been attacked by the type of idiots who sport #FatPride hashtags, endlessly blog about the heroics of being overweight and thus castigate dissenters as “fat shamers”.

Meanwhile men women are now fatter than ever.


Right, we should encourage people to do something about their weight

maybe exercise

like riding a fucking bike without some cunt taking the piss out of them


To be clear, I'm happy for people to ride bikes whilst whistling Dixie with a thistle poking out of their arses - it's these shitehawks who think #fatisfab when really it's a bigger killer than cancer who piss me off.


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Yes, this thread is about people being harangued into apologising, not about f**cking cycling gear!


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I'm not big into cycling and don't know much about it other than hopping on a bike and cycling it,


Yah, just like to pop out for the odd 100kms whenever the mood takes me.


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Who gives a fudge what someone else is wearing when they're riding a bike? You lot sound like a bunch of old women down the hair salon.

I live out in the sticks down a single lane road slap bang in the middle of a popular cycling route and I just think 'fair-play big lad' when some lycra clad lard arse is grinding his big-ring to try and keep up with the sexy young things in front. If spending £200 on ill-fitting shorts is the excuse people need to do strenuous exercise then it's a good thing IMO.


The thing is he's been attacked by the type of idiots who sport #FatPride hashtags, endlessly blog about the heroics of being overweight and thus castigate dissenters as “fat shamers”.

Meanwhile men women are now fatter than ever.


Right, we should encourage people to do something about their weight

maybe exercise

like riding a fucking bike without some cunt taking the piss out of them


To be clear, I'm happy for people to ride bikes whilst whistling Dixie with a thistle poking out of their arses - it's these shitehawks who think #fatisfab when really it's a bigger killer than cancer who piss me off.

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Surely if people are doing cycling to get fitter, they'd be better off spending £90 on a crap Halfords steel framed bike, wear big flappy loose clothing and a giant helmet?

All that extra weight and drag would make you super fit in no time. Half an hour of struggling each day plus you'd be quids in, to boot.


If something is really unpleasant you're less likely to do it.


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Surely if people are doing cycling to get fitter, they'd be better off spending £90 on a crap Halfords steel framed bike, wear big flappy loose clothing and a giant helmet?

All that extra weight and drag would make you super fit in no time. Half an hour of struggling each day plus you'd be quids in, to boot.


If something is really unpleasant you're less likely to do it.


I dunno, plenty keep coming back here to post :)


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:lol: too true.


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I'm not big into cycling and don't know much about it other than hopping on a bike and cycling it,


Yah, just like to pop out for the odd 100kms whenever the mood takes me.


Not that blase but if the weather is good I'll pick a point on the map within ~100km and go for it. Regular mountain bike and I've never had any issues that made me think I'd need to go out buying any special gear


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I'm not big into cycling and don't know much about it other than hopping on a bike and cycling it,


Yah, just like to pop out for the odd 100kms whenever the mood takes me.


Not that blase but if the weather is good I'll pick a point on the map within ~100km and go for it. Regular mountain bike and I've never had any issues that made me think I'd need to go out buying any special gear


100km on a mountain bike. :lol: :lol: Enjoy that. Hard enough on a decent road bike.

I want to see your strava :thumbup:


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Yeah, the "ride a crap bike to get fitter" idea doesn't really work, you can of course improve your fitness on a crap bike just as you can on a good one, if the bike doesn't fall apart and if you enjoy it enough to keep doing it, but on a geared bike any artificial additional resistance you introduce can be overcome by adjusting the gearing accordingly (and conversely, can be simulated without any additional gubbins by simply turning a bigger gear if you wish).

Ona single speed bike there may be something in it but the reality of improving at cycling is that it has little to do with muscular strength as most understand it - it is just such an aerobic activity.

So yeah, nah - your crap bike, clown trousers etc are at best just minor impediments to being able to do the bike riding required to get better at cycling. That's not to say several thousand pounds worth of bike and equipment are completely necessary but hey, people are free to spend their money as they see fit.


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I don't think it's that outlandish an idea to ride 60-odd miles on a mountain bike in normal clothes. Fairly sure I could do it, particularly if said bike was equipped with road tyres, albeit it wouldn't be as comfortable or easy as on a road bike in Lycra.

I can think of quite a few examples of me and others doing exactly that. Back when I did the London to Brighton, probably around 10 years ago, loads of the participants, again including me, were on hybrids/mtbs and wearing normal clothes - OK 54 miles but in the same ballpark.

Edit: I think possibly there is a difference of understanding here of how much effort needs to be put out whilst riding a bike. 100km in 3-4 hours with few stops is a very different proposition to the same distance in 6-7 hours with lots of stops.


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Womack wrote:
I don't think it's that outlandish an idea to ride 60-odd miles on a mountain bike in normal clothes. Fairly sure I could do it, particularly if said bike was equipped with road tyres, albeit it wouldn't be as comfortable or easy as on a road bike in Lycra.

I can think of quite a few examples of me and others doing exactly that. Back when I did the London to Brighton, probably around 10 years ago, loads of the participants, again including me, were on hybrids/mtbs and wearing normal clothes - OK 54 miles but in the same ballpark.

Edit: I think possibly there is a difference of understanding here of how much effort needs to be put out whilst riding a bike. 100km in 3-4 hours with few stops is a very different proposition to the same distance in 6-7 hours with lots of stops.


I know you are a big mountain bike guy so I get your point but the fact that you train and don't just hop on a mountain bike and decided to do 100km. It is a long way. Bad enough on a road bike. Which reminds I have failed to do my ride this morning.

I wonder if anyone would write an article suggesting that overweight women wearing tight clothing in the gym (and yes, it is primarily women) should not be seen wearing them. That would go down well.


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Denirostaxidriver wrote:
Womack wrote:
I don't think it's that outlandish an idea to ride 60-odd miles on a mountain bike in normal clothes. Fairly sure I could do it, particularly if said bike was equipped with road tyres, albeit it wouldn't be as comfortable or easy as on a road bike in Lycra.

I can think of quite a few examples of me and others doing exactly that. Back when I did the London to Brighton, probably around 10 years ago, loads of the participants, again including me, were on hybrids/mtbs and wearing normal clothes - OK 54 miles but in the same ballpark.

Edit: I think possibly there is a difference of understanding here of how much effort needs to be put out whilst riding a bike. 100km in 3-4 hours with few stops is a very different proposition to the same distance in 6-7 hours with lots of stops.


I know you are a big mountain bike guy so I get your point but the fact that you train and don't just hop on a mountain bike and decided to do 100km. It is a long way. Bad enough on a road bike. Which reminds I have failed to do my ride this morning.

I wonder if anyone would write an article suggesting that overweight women wearing tight clothing in the gym (and yes, it is primarily women) should not be seen wearing them. That would go down well.


Only a finite number of gym members are subject to that sight whereas the public at large are exposed to the MAMILs.


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