What kind of shorts to ride Recumbent?

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  1. winkyb

    winkyb New Member

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    What kind of shorts are good riding a LWB recumbent ?

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  2. MoeJoe

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    I usually just wear bike shorts, but I picked up a pair of black spandex Nike pants/shorts without a pad insert at Sports Authority for only $17.00 the other day that work great. I avoid standard shorts as insects can fly up into your yoo-hoo while riding:eek:
     
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    I tried I pair of regular bike shorts and like them.I was waring big leg shorts that I found did not work with you feet in front of you.I was reluctant to ware them as I am 62.But now decided better than having the out side of you shorts up to where your pockets are going through town.Plus I think it helped my speed.
    Yep also don`t want bugs up my shorts as I go past a place called Bottoms Up:D
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  4. blazingpedals

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    I use lycra running shorts, with Coolmax underwear, partly for modesty and partly for wicking sweat. You can use regular padded bike shorts, but the pad acts as a sponge to retain sweat. If you use padded shorts, thinner padding is better. You can use 'street'style shorts, but make sure they don't have seams in the wrong places, and also make sure you can close the legs so they don't act as bee scoops.
     
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    Blazing Pedals I can see where you would need modesty on the bike you ride.:D

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  6. bampa

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    I have a pair of cargo shorts that I wear, but I've been told there is a danger of getting a bee up in the leg. :eek: It's never happened to me and I hope it never does. Does not sound like a good time. ;)
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    Even the lycra shorts isn't a guarantee against bees. Two weeks ago I had a bee hit me in the chest, then fall in my lap. Sure enough, it got caught in the fold of my shorts, just to the right of 'The Boys' and stung me on my upper-upper leg. It hurt for hours, but no swelling.
     
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    I go for the 'homeless but still proud' or 'lowlife' look of sweatpants. bk
     
  9. hereinroy

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    Hi,

    I personally use ExOfficio Amphi shorts...They are really good and comfortable..

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  10. soniyajack

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    I would have no interest in commuting on a recumbent. I like the view and visibility afforded by upright bikes. In this age of SUVs driven by folks that can't see over dashboards or use common sense while driving, I want to be noticed. My dorky helmet and stupid grin is far more visible than the flag on a pole used by 'bent riders. Besides, recumbents are typically harder to lock up safely, and they're more costly to repair or replace when encountered by vandals and thieves.
     
  11. Spinninngrinnin

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    Well, maybe your comment deserves placement elsewhere as it has nothing at all to do with the question at hand. But just the same, keep that helmet on, at least you've got that part handled.
     
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