A question regarding lycra when cycling with regards to wearing undergarments and jocks:
Ok…. I have a serious question for you that I hope you can answer. I am kind of disturbed but an occurrence that happened to me.
Yesterday I went for a ride on my pushy and all was going swell. THEN… I came up behind another dude on his bike. He was in full lycra getup and also had a bike that put mine to shame the only thing was he was showing total ass through his lycra pants. They were soooo see through that even a few cars tooted! I could not handle the view and I had to pull over and stop for a while so that he could ride on.
Question: What’s up with the ass. It was total ass with no undergarments. Is this something you road guys get into?
Mmmmm, this can get a bit tricky for a non roady old skool commuter dude, yes there are no under garments and generally there are certain rules employed to eliminate ass shock.
Firstly your “knicks” or lycra shorts cannot/should nether be white or red for obvious reasons.
Secondly, knicks should never be worn within a whisker of their life, hence the ass shock.
Third and foremost no jocks, boxer shorts or under garments to be worn under any circumstances.
Wearing undergarments is not pretty, after 2 hours in the saddle, I will spare you the gross details but there is some method to the madness.
One morning, during my earlier days or road cycling, I wore undergarments and was politely told by a female at the café table that wearing jocks just isn’t the done thing for various aforementioned reasons.”
So if you are doing a lot of miles on the bike for fitness training and exercise, it’s worth going jocks free
Generally this is something you figure out after spending many hours in the saddle.