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Bah! Get those padded bicycle shorts outta my yard!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Oggiedoggie, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    What is the deal with today's bike shorts?

    I put my bike stuff away about 12 years ago because of family time constraints and no easy place to ride. In October, I decided that I was getting too out of shape and dieting alone wasn't working and I cleaned up one of the bikes in the barn and started riding again.

    The neat thing was, I already had just about everything I needed was bought 15 years ago and stored in big Tupperware boxes.

    Father's Day rolls around and the kiddos ask what I might like. I suggest perhaps a new pair of bike shorts.

    They arrived, Tuesday (Kiddos can never meet a deadline), and when I unfolded them, they had massive bike seat-shaped padding in the crotch.

    I've always ridden in chamois and synthetic chamois, lightly padded shorts.

    So, I figure I'd just go to a bike shop and buy some of those.

    Three bike shops later, there are none to be found.

    When did bicycle shorts mutate?

    Should I quit being a geezer and embrace the giant diaper?

    Or, might I be happier trying triathlon shorts?
  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    I've had a hard time finding coaches' shorts myself. Stupid progress!!!
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