I need a scare story!!!

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  1. nahchillyo

    nahchillyo New Member

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    I'm cycling from Le Havre to Geneva this July with a small team. My sister, who is new to cycling, refuses to wear cycle shorts, she doesn't like the lack of underwear. Anyone got any scare stories for her? I've told her how essential they are but she won't give. I think she's worried about her image! :p
     
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  2. VeloSpeed

    VeloSpeed New Member

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    Some people just have to learn the hard way! Arrange a nice long two day training ride. Maybe the feeling of unprotected bum touching the saddle at the start of day two might be enough to convince her!

    Sounds like good ride you've got planned though. Enjoy!


    David
     
  3. nahchillyo

    nahchillyo New Member

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  4. Lonnie Utah

    Lonnie Utah Banned

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    Do you think she'd wear a pair of MTB shorts with "integrated" underwear and chamois? You might give that a try.

    L
     
  5. nahchillyo

    nahchillyo New Member

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    I'll try, I know MTB shorts can look pretty cool! I'm pretty sure she's just afraid of the lycra!! Where's the love huh?

    Cheers
     
  6. Geonz

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    Have her wander to the teamestrogen forum and check out the chatter there...
     
  7. John M

    John M New Member

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    You might suggest "cycling underwear" to her. The padded liner would be better under conventional shorts than regular underwear.

    Look for Andiamo padded cycling underwear:

    http://www.teamestrogen.com/products.asp?pID=3840
     
  8. HowardSteele

    HowardSteele New Member

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    When I started out cycling i wore scants under my cycling shorts, to appear a little more modest. And it was not long before i experienced the painful bite of saddle rash, riding with the rash turned into saddle sores I ended up with about 8 of these sores along the seem line of my jocks. Besides taking 6-8 weeks to heal, i couldn’t sit on my saddle, or wear jocks until they healed. And talking of modesty there were some of these sores in hard to get places and i had to rely on my wife to medicate them morning and night.

    Scary enough for you.
     
  9. nahchillyo

    nahchillyo New Member

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    Scary enough for you.[/QUOTE]

    That'll give her the goosebumps! I can attack now with decent ammo!
     
  10. AmpedCycle

    AmpedCycle New Member

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    I never thought of that before. Women don't wear panties underneath the cycling shorts. Makes you think!
     
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