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- Location: Sunbury Vic
I've been wearing Ground Effect Supertanker shorts or Ranchslider longs for years, they aren't lined or padded as such, but they do have a seamless crotch area which has a towelling? sort of insert for a bit of bum comfort, the longs also do a great job of reducing road rash for those "unfortunate" moments they also have velcro bits to snug the legs around the ankles.
As for other products, get some nappy rash cream from the chemist. It soothes and protects. Just don't tell them why
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- Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:38 pm
- Location: Warrnambool
beauyboy wrote:bike knicks are not essential. Most of the time when I ride I ride in Jeans. Unfortunitly all my jeans now have a dirty big grease stain on the right leg but whos going to notice .
Now you may wonder why I ride with Jeans on up in brissy well simple fact is I have had two accidents. In both cases I was wearing jeans and the jeans pretected my legs from some pretty nice cuts. Sure I still had blood comin out but still less then if I had had shorts on.
i'm often riding in jeans, simply cos there's not the option of a shower/change at the end of that commute... yes, had the jeans rub the chain and get wrecked, so i decided stuff the fashioon sense, and stuff the jeans into the socks, now it's all good... well, until you forget to pull them out after the ride, and everyone starts looking at you weird and giggling.
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- Joined: Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:21 am
- Location: Glen Waverley
I went for my first double digit ride today, road from Glen Waverley almost to Oakleigh and back again, mostly on the Scotchmans Creek trail. I knew it was there, but had never been near it before - it's really quite nice. The light rain didn't deter, it helped keep things cool.
I've now found my nerve-induced speed limit - 50km. I let the bike get up to that down a larger hill, and though "yup, that's fast enough for me".
So 13km today, in about 1'15". It might sound like a leisurely pace, but I was keeping an eye on the ticker, and I averaged 152bpm, with a peak of 176, I'm not willing to push any harder yet, I've still got some fitness to build.
Definitely must get a bike rack too - the bikes don't fit in the back of the wifes car (she drives the big car) with a passenger in the front seat. I've got a tow bar on order for mine, just have to wait for it to be fabricated and shipped.
Thanks again to everyone - your advice and encouragement is making this a far less daunting experience than it may otherwise have been.
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- Location: Canberra, ACT.
Keep it up. We might even get there. Make that....we WILL get there!
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- Location: southern end of Adelaide - home of hills, fixies and drop bears
Well done mate.
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