mikesbytes wrote:There has been a noticeable increase in the number of females commuting to Sydney CBD. This is due to the new city bike paths providing the opportunity to ride separated from the traffic.
The lycra thing pretty much boils down to whether you sweat or not on your ride. If you don't then you can wear your work clothes, but if you do then you need separate clothes for the ride and many choose lycra for its comfort.
Exactly. Sometimes I feel like a bit of a goose commuting in lycra but the clothes get saturated by the time I get to work, and bike stuff dries well during the day so I'm not putting on wet stuff to ride home in. Plus, as you've said, you've got to wear something. There is absolutely no way I could ride to work in my work clothes as they would be soaked and I'd still need a shower anyway.
I love the concept of riding in your normal clothes but it's just not going to work on the hilly side of Brisbane in any of the warmer months... ie from probably September until May!