skinsuit anyone?



Someone in my building left a bunch of stuff down in the
lobby,they're moving. SO there's a box with all kinds of stuff,
various assorted items- among them a skinsuit (short legs). I've never
seen anyone in my building with a road bike. I have no idea who these
people are. THe suit is blue, yellow and red and the logo says COSMIC
and Cueva Custom Cycles. However, i am not sure I'd want someone
else's used skinsuit. IF I knew it had never been used, maybe I'd nab
it and wear it for indoor training or something. IT looked like it
might be my size. However, I draw the line at wearing somoene else's
used shorts. EWWWW!

However I did get some useful stuff: a candle holder, tupperware
containers and a set of perfectly decent ice cream bowls.
 
H

Hunrobe

Guest
>[email protected]

wrote in part:

>However, i am not sure I'd want someone
>else's used skinsuit. IF I knew it had never been used, maybe I'd nab
>it and wear it for indoor training or something. IT looked like it
>might be my size. However, I draw the line at wearing somoene else's
>used shorts. EWWWW!


What's the big deal? You never try on clothes before you buy them? Just an
idea, Marlene. If it is yours for the asking, is your size, and you like it a
replacement chamois pad is much cheaper than a decent skinsuit.

Regards,
Bob Hunt
 
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David Reuteler

Guest
[email protected] wrote:
> Someone in my building left a bunch of stuff down in the
> lobby,they're moving. SO there's a box with all kinds of stuff,
> various assorted items- among them a skinsuit (short legs). I've never
> seen anyone in my building with a road bike. I have no idea who these
> people are. THe suit is blue, yellow and red and the logo says COSMIC
> and Cueva Custom Cycles. However, i am not sure I'd want someone
> else's used skinsuit. IF I knew it had never been used, maybe I'd nab
> it and wear it for indoor training or something. IT looked like it
> might be my size. However, I draw the line at wearing somoene else's
> used shorts. EWWWW!


stuff that. grab & go. well, wash it a few times first. if one fell into
my lap i'd certainly wear it.

well, if i looked good in it i would.

that's gotta matter.
--
david reuteler
[email protected]
 
Z

Zoot Katz

Guest
27 Oct 2004 05:47:13 GMT,
<[email protected]>,
David Reuteler <[email protected]> wrote:

>stuff that. grab & go. well, wash it a few times first. if one fell into
>my lap i'd certainly wear it.


Wear it inside out to the tanning salon if you've not got enough sun
to sterilize it. New chamois if you're really fussy.

I wouldn't buy a new skinsuit but I'd wear a gift.

>well, if i looked good in it i would.
>
>that's gotta matter.


Baggy is bad.
--
zk
 
On 27 Oct 2004 05:47:13 GMT, David Reuteler <[email protected]> wrote:

>[email protected] wrote:
>> Someone in my building left a bunch of stuff down in the
>> lobby,they're moving. SO there's a box with all kinds of stuff,
>> various assorted items- among them a skinsuit (short legs). I've never
>> seen anyone in my building with a road bike. I have no idea who these
>> people are. THe suit is blue, yellow and red and the logo says COSMIC
>> and Cueva Custom Cycles. However, i am not sure I'd want someone
>> else's used skinsuit. IF I knew it had never been used, maybe I'd nab
>> it and wear it for indoor training or something. IT looked like it
>> might be my size. However, I draw the line at wearing somoene else's
>> used shorts. EWWWW!

>
>stuff that. grab & go. well, wash it a few times first. if one fell into
>my lap i'd certainly wear it.
>
>well, if i looked good in it i would.
>
>that's gotta matter.



well, i thought about it and it was driving me crazy that it was just
sitting there. I knew no one would be interested in it ,so I grabbed
it and tried it on (wearing underwear). It fits me perfectly, although
it's slightly snug across the ahem,chest. It's obviously a men's
skinsuit. The tag was cut off so I can't see who made it or what size
it was. But I have to admit, it looks great! I just have no idea where
I'd wear it, I don't race and there's no pockets, and I feel sort of
funny in a skinsuit, but what the hell. It's too cold to wear it now
anyways, I'll have plenty of time to think about it until next spring.
Or like Isaid, spinning class or indoor training.
 
B

Badger_South

Guest
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 18:01:46 -0400, [email protected] wrote:

>On 27 Oct 2004 05:47:13 GMT, David Reuteler <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>[email protected] wrote:
>>> Someone in my building left a bunch of stuff down in the
>>> lobby,they're moving. SO there's a box with all kinds of stuff,
>>> various assorted items- among them a skinsuit (short legs). I've never
>>> seen anyone in my building with a road bike. I have no idea who these
>>> people are. THe suit is blue, yellow and red and the logo says COSMIC
>>> and Cueva Custom Cycles. However, i am not sure I'd want someone
>>> else's used skinsuit. IF I knew it had never been used, maybe I'd nab
>>> it and wear it for indoor training or something. IT looked like it
>>> might be my size. However, I draw the line at wearing somoene else's
>>> used shorts. EWWWW!

>>
>>stuff that. grab & go. well, wash it a few times first. if one fell into
>>my lap i'd certainly wear it.
>>
>>well, if i looked good in it i would.
>>
>>that's gotta matter.

>
>
>well, i thought about it and it was driving me crazy that it was just
>sitting there. I knew no one would be interested in it ,so I grabbed
>it and tried it on (wearing underwear). It fits me perfectly, although
>it's slightly snug across the ahem,chest. It's obviously a men's
>skinsuit. The tag was cut off so I can't see who made it or what size
>it was. But I have to admit, it looks great! I just have no idea where
>I'd wear it, I don't race and there's no pockets, and I feel sort of
>funny in a skinsuit, but what the hell. It's too cold to wear it now
>anyways, I'll have plenty of time to think about it until next spring.
>Or like Isaid, spinning class or indoor training.


..jpgs, please,

-B
Well somebody has to...
 
D

David Reuteler

Guest
Badger_South <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 18:01:46 -0400, [email protected] wrote:
>
>>On 27 Oct 2004 05:47:13 GMT, David Reuteler <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>>[email protected] wrote:
>>>> Someone in my building left a bunch of stuff down in the
>>>> lobby,they're moving. SO there's a box with all kinds of stuff,
>>>> various assorted items- among them a skinsuit (short legs). I've never
>>>> seen anyone in my building with a road bike. I have no idea who these
>>>> people are. THe suit is blue, yellow and red and the logo says COSMIC
>>>> and Cueva Custom Cycles. However, i am not sure I'd want someone
>>>> else's used skinsuit. IF I knew it had never been used, maybe I'd nab
>>>> it and wear it for indoor training or something. IT looked like it
>>>> might be my size. However, I draw the line at wearing somoene else's
>>>> used shorts. EWWWW!
>>>
>>>stuff that. grab & go. well, wash it a few times first. if one fell into
>>>my lap i'd certainly wear it.
>>>
>>>well, if i looked good in it i would.
>>>
>>>that's gotta matter.

>
> .jpgs, please,


sure, no problem. as soon as i get access to a camera.
--
david reuteler
[email protected]
 
B

Badger_South

Guest
On 27 Oct 2004 22:46:38 GMT, David Reuteler <[email protected]> wrote:

>Badger_South <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>> On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 18:01:46 -0400, [email protected] wrote:
>>
>>>On 27 Oct 2004 05:47:13 GMT, David Reuteler <[email protected]> wrote:
>>>
>>>>[email protected] wrote:
>>>>> Someone in my building left a bunch of stuff down in the
>>>>> lobby,they're moving. SO there's a box with all kinds of stuff,
>>>>> various assorted items- among them a skinsuit (short legs). I've never
>>>>> seen anyone in my building with a road bike. I have no idea who these
>>>>> people are. THe suit is blue, yellow and red and the logo says COSMIC
>>>>> and Cueva Custom Cycles. However, i am not sure I'd want someone
>>>>> else's used skinsuit. IF I knew it had never been used, maybe I'd nab
>>>>> it and wear it for indoor training or something. IT looked like it
>>>>> might be my size. However, I draw the line at wearing somoene else's
>>>>> used shorts. EWWWW!
>>>>
>>>>stuff that. grab & go. well, wash it a few times first. if one fell into
>>>>my lap i'd certainly wear it.
>>>>
>>>>well, if i looked good in it i would.
>>>>
>>>>that's gotta matter.

>>
>> .jpgs, please,

>
>sure, no problem. as soon as i get access to a camera.


huh, who, what? Not -you-...lol...

-B
damn attributions...
 
J

Jeff Starr

Guest
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 18:01:46 -0400, [email protected] wrote:


>
>well, i thought about it and it was driving me crazy that it was just
>sitting there. I knew no one would be interested in it ,so I grabbed
>it and tried it on (wearing underwear). It fits me perfectly, although
>it's slightly snug across the ahem,chest. It's obviously a men's
>skinsuit. The tag was cut off so I can't see who made it or what size
>it was. But I have to admit, it looks great! I just have no idea where
>I'd wear it, I don't race and there's no pockets, and I feel sort of
>funny in a skinsuit, but what the hell. It's too cold to wear it now
>anyways, I'll have plenty of time to think about it until next spring.
>Or like Isaid, spinning class or indoor training.


Hi, I would think if you wash it a couple of times, it will be
sanitary. How about wearing it with a jersey, the top half would
function as a base layer. And that way, your modesty could remain
intact.
I wouldn't wear one, even though I'm not overweight, I am not fat
free.


Life is Good!
Jeff
 
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Badger_South

Guest
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 19:11:17 -0500, Jeff Starr <[email protected]> wrote:

>On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 18:01:46 -0400, [email protected] wrote:
>
>
>>
>>well, i thought about it and it was driving me crazy that it was just
>>sitting there. I knew no one would be interested in it ,so I grabbed
>>it and tried it on (wearing underwear). It fits me perfectly, although
>>it's slightly snug across the ahem,chest. It's obviously a men's
>>skinsuit. The tag was cut off so I can't see who made it or what size
>>it was. But I have to admit, it looks great! I just have no idea where
>>I'd wear it, I don't race and there's no pockets, and I feel sort of
>>funny in a skinsuit, but what the hell. It's too cold to wear it now
>>anyways, I'll have plenty of time to think about it until next spring.
>>Or like Isaid, spinning class or indoor training.

>
>Hi, I would think if you wash it a couple of times, it will be
>sanitary. How about wearing it with a jersey, the top half would
>function as a base layer. And that way, your modesty could remain
>intact.
>I wouldn't wear one, even though I'm not overweight, I am not fat
>free.
>
>
>Life is Good!
>Jeff


Heh, I was standing by my car in the parking lot of trail I ride. It's the
early am dawn ride, and I have on new black tights and a light L/S Nike
black lycra jersey. Had a good ride and more weight is melting off. Steam
is coming off of me from the hard ride down the road and I still have my
helmet and ambersunglasses on and am putting the bike in the back.

A car pulls up and this 6 y.o. kid and his mom are gonna power walk or
something. He runs up to his mom, sees me and says, 'hey mom, is that guy
over there a superhero?'

It was a bit embarrassing, to say the least...

-B
....at least he didn't say 'gay' superhero...;'->
 
J

Jeff Starr

Guest
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 20:36:37 -0400, Badger_South <[email protected]>
wrote:


>
>Heh, I was standing by my car in the parking lot of trail I ride. It's the
>early am dawn ride, and I have on new black tights and a light L/S Nike
>black lycra jersey. Had a good ride and more weight is melting off. Steam
>is coming off of me from the hard ride down the road and I still have my
>helmet and ambersunglasses on and am putting the bike in the back.
>
>A car pulls up and this 6 y.o. kid and his mom are gonna power walk or
>something. He runs up to his mom, sees me and says, 'hey mom, is that guy
>over there a superhero?'
>
>It was a bit embarrassing, to say the least...
>
>-B
>...at least he didn't say 'gay' superhero...;'->
>


That sounds like a compliment to me. Nobody ever mistakes me for a
superhero;-)


Life is Good!
Jeff
 
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Badger_South

Guest
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 22:51:28 -0500, Jeff Starr <[email protected]> wrote:

>On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 20:36:37 -0400, Badger_South <[email protected]>
>wrote:
>
>
>>
>>Heh, I was standing by my car in the parking lot of trail I ride. It's the
>>early am dawn ride, and I have on new black tights and a light L/S Nike
>>black lycra jersey. Had a good ride and more weight is melting off. Steam
>>is coming off of me from the hard ride down the road and I still have my
>>helmet and ambersunglasses on and am putting the bike in the back.
>>
>>A car pulls up and this 6 y.o. kid and his mom are gonna power walk or
>>something. He runs up to his mom, sees me and says, 'hey mom, is that guy
>>over there a superhero?'
>>
>>It was a bit embarrassing, to say the least...
>>
>>-B
>>...at least he didn't say 'gay' superhero...;'->
>>

>
>That sounds like a compliment to me. Nobody ever mistakes me for a
>superhero;-)
>
>
>Life is Good!
>Jeff


Well, first of all, while my wife says 'nice legs', as a cyclist, I totally
suck. lol

Better to look good than be good, as Billy Crystal used to say (NOT!)

Plus think 6 y.o. kid - compliment? Think 'Halloween' tomorrow. He probably
meant 'cartoon character'. Actually I think he said 'looks like a'.

-B
Working on a stylish lycra/spandex cape...
 
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Blair P. Houghton

Guest
<[email protected]> wrote:
> Someone in my building left a bunch of stuff down in the
>lobby,they're moving. SO there's a box with all kinds of stuff,
>various assorted items- among them a skinsuit (short legs). I've never
>seen anyone in my building with a road bike. I have no idea who these
>people are. THe suit is blue, yellow and red and the logo says COSMIC
>and Cueva Custom Cycles. However, i am not sure I'd want someone
>else's used skinsuit. IF I knew it had never been used, maybe I'd nab
>it and wear it for indoor training or something. IT looked like it
>might be my size. However, I draw the line at wearing somoene else's
>used shorts. EWWWW!


Check the shammy for skidmarks. If there are none, just wash
the thing twice in warm water and it'll be as clean as new.

Polyester really is a miracle fabric.

>However I did get some useful stuff: a candle holder, tupperware
>containers and a set of perfectly decent ice cream bowls.


I picked up a Royal typewriter with a 14-inch platen off
the street out front of my apartment in Cambridge, MA, at
the end of one semester.

I don't think I'll add it to my bike, though. Unless they
come out with one in Titanium.

--Blair
"Then I'd be tempted..."
 
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Blair P. Houghton

Guest
Hunrobe <[email protected]> wrote:
>What's the big deal? You never try on clothes before you buy them? Just an
>idea, Marlene. If it is yours for the asking, is your size, and you like it a
>replacement chamois pad is much cheaper than a decent skinsuit.


My old bike shorts have an actual slip of chamois, and it's sewn in.

Now, a "chamois" is a centimeter-thick piece of foam rubber, and
I'd make fun of it but it's saving my ancient ass the trouble of
breaking in on the seat again...

I use the old shorts at the gym, where I ride a recumbent to warm
up, and like showing off my legs while lifting.

--Blair
"You'd be surprised how many
bodybuilders have no legs."
 
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Blair P. Houghton

Guest
Badger_South <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>A car pulls up and this 6 y.o. kid and his mom are gonna power walk or
>something. He runs up to his mom, sees me and says, 'hey mom, is that guy
>over there a superhero?'
>
>It was a bit embarrassing, to say the least...


Embarassing, hell. That's one of the reasons I wear the things.

--Blair
"Why yes, son, I *am* a superhero."
 
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Badger_South

Guest
On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:40:52 GMT, Blair P. Houghton <[email protected]> wrote:

>Badger_South <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>>A car pulls up and this 6 y.o. kid and his mom are gonna power walk or
>>something. He runs up to his mom, sees me and says, 'hey mom, is that guy
>>over there a superhero?'
>>
>>It was a bit embarrassing, to say the least...

>
>Embarassing, hell. That's one of the reasons I wear the things.
>
> --Blair
> "Why yes, son, I *am* a superhero."


Not if you totally still suck as a cyclist, like me.

Imagine there was an -actual- cyclist there, and heard that said about an
obvious newbie. ;-D

-B
Oh, the horror...
 
On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 23:36:29 GMT, Blair P. Houghton <[email protected]> wrote:

> <[email protected]> wrote:
>> Someone in my building left a bunch of stuff down in the
>>lobby,they're moving. SO there's a box with all kinds of stuff,
>>various assorted items- among them a skinsuit (short legs). I've never
>>seen anyone in my building with a road bike. I have no idea who these
>>people are. THe suit is blue, yellow and red and the logo says COSMIC
>>and Cueva Custom Cycles. However, i am not sure I'd want someone
>>else's used skinsuit. IF I knew it had never been used, maybe I'd nab
>>it and wear it for indoor training or something. IT looked like it
>>might be my size. However, I draw the line at wearing somoene else's
>>used shorts. EWWWW!

>
>Check the shammy for skidmarks. If there are none, just wash
>the thing twice in warm water and it'll be as clean as new.
>
>Polyester really is a miracle fabric.
>


I'll toss it in with my next cold wash. It's in excellent condition
and seems to be hardly used, which I'm sure is the case. Like I said,
I have never seen anyone in my building with a road bike. I just moved
here sept 1 but by now I'd have seen someone bringing their bike
downstairs for a ride at least once. Once I've washed it,thenI have to
mull over where i'll wear it.

As for looking like a superhero, that wasn't the case,but because the
suit is a bit snug across my chest (it's obviously a men's skinsuit,
and made for a small man) it sort of made me feel like I should be in
starfleet. Except for the shorts. Those starfleet uniforms for women
always seem to be rather SNUG in the old chestal area, and of course
seem generously padded. Hey, maybe I'll cut out the chamois and use
it for that! LOL

Anyways, looking like a superhero - there could be worse things. I
remember one of those anti-bike columnists once sneering about how
cyclists imagine themselves being LANCE ARMSTRONG. Well, there could
be worse things to aspire to. Better that than aspiring to be an
overweight, slobby couch potato!
 
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Badger_South

Guest
On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 22:32:46 -0400, [email protected] wrote:

>I'll toss it in with my next cold wash. It's in excellent condition
>and seems to be hardly used, which I'm sure is the case. Like I said,
>I have never seen anyone in my building with a road bike. I just moved
>here sept 1 but by now I'd have seen someone bringing their bike
>downstairs for a ride at least once. Once I've washed it,thenI have to
>mull over where i'll wear it.
>
>As for looking like a superhero, that wasn't the case,but because the
>suit is a bit snug across my chest (it's obviously a men's skinsuit,
>and made for a small man) it sort of made me feel like I should be in
>starfleet. Except for the shorts. Those starfleet uniforms for women
>always seem to be rather SNUG in the old chestal area, and of course
>seem generously padded. Hey, maybe I'll cut out the chamois and use
>it for that! LOL
>
>Anyways, looking like a superhero - there could be worse things. I
>remember one of those anti-bike columnists once sneering about how
>cyclists imagine themselves being LANCE ARMSTRONG. Well, there could
>be worse things to aspire to. Better that than aspiring to be an
>overweight, slobby couch potato!


Well you know you're killing all the guys here by talking like this with no
freakin' .jpgs.

Purely for technical reasons; to see the quality of the skin suit. Please
include bike in shot, too.

-B
 
On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 22:43:45 -0400, Badger_South <[email protected]>
wrote:

>On Fri, 29 Oct 2004 22:32:46 -0400, [email protected] wrote:
>
>>I'll toss it in with my next cold wash. It's in excellent condition
>>and seems to be hardly used, which I'm sure is the case. Like I said,
>>I have never seen anyone in my building with a road bike. I just moved
>>here sept 1 but by now I'd have seen someone bringing their bike
>>downstairs for a ride at least once. Once I've washed it,thenI have to
>>mull over where i'll wear it.
>>
>>As for looking like a superhero, that wasn't the case,but because the
>>suit is a bit snug across my chest (it's obviously a men's skinsuit,
>>and made for a small man) it sort of made me feel like I should be in
>>starfleet. Except for the shorts. Those starfleet uniforms for women
>>always seem to be rather SNUG in the old chestal area, and of course
>>seem generously padded. Hey, maybe I'll cut out the chamois and use
>>it for that! LOL
>>
>>Anyways, looking like a superhero - there could be worse things. I
>>remember one of those anti-bike columnists once sneering about how
>>cyclists imagine themselves being LANCE ARMSTRONG. Well, there could
>>be worse things to aspire to. Better that than aspiring to be an
>>overweight, slobby couch potato!

>
>Well you know you're killing all the guys here by talking like this with no
>freakin' .jpgs.
>
>Purely for technical reasons; to see the quality of the skin suit. Please
>include bike in shot, too.
>
>-B


Hehehe.. i don't have a digital camera handy. However, i may have a
photo of me and my bike somewhere, taken during the summer (me wearing
regular bike stuff). The bike is the one with the blue rimmed wheels
and yellow paint job (GT). Hey, that will go great with the skinsuit!
LOL!

Maybe I'll wear it trick or treating tomorrow night and tell everyone
I'm a superhero. POWDERED TOAST WOMAN!
 
R

Roger Zoul

Guest
Badger_South wrote:
|| On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 19:11:17 -0500, Jeff Starr <[email protected]>
|| wrote:
||
||| On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 18:01:46 -0400, [email protected] wrote:
|||
|||
||||
|||| well, i thought about it and it was driving me crazy that it was
|||| just sitting there. I knew no one would be interested in it ,so I
|||| grabbed
|||| it and tried it on (wearing underwear). It fits me perfectly,
|||| although it's slightly snug across the ahem,chest. It's obviously
|||| a men's skinsuit. The tag was cut off so I can't see who made it
|||| or what size
|||| it was. But I have to admit, it looks great! I just have no idea
|||| where I'd wear it, I don't race and there's no pockets, and I feel
|||| sort of funny in a skinsuit, but what the hell. It's too cold to
|||| wear it now anyways, I'll have plenty of time to think about it
|||| until next spring. Or like Isaid, spinning class or indoor
|||| training.
|||
||| Hi, I would think if you wash it a couple of times, it will be
||| sanitary. How about wearing it with a jersey, the top half would
||| function as a base layer. And that way, your modesty could remain
||| intact.
||| I wouldn't wear one, even though I'm not overweight, I am not fat
||| free.
|||
|||
||| Life is Good!
||| Jeff
||
|| Heh, I was standing by my car in the parking lot of trail I ride.
|| It's the early am dawn ride, and I have on new black tights and a
|| light L/S Nike black lycra jersey. Had a good ride and more weight
|| is melting off. Steam is coming off of me from the hard ride down
|| the road and I still have my helmet and ambersunglasses on and am
|| putting the bike in the back.
||
|| A car pulls up and this 6 y.o. kid and his mom are gonna power walk
|| or something. He runs up to his mom, sees me and says, 'hey mom, is
|| that guy over there a superhero?'
||
|| It was a bit embarrassing, to say the least...
||
|| -B
|| ...at least he didn't say 'gay' superhero...;'->


Be glad he didn't say "hey mom, is that guy over there Mr. Incredible?"