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  1. #1
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    Kinda personal but underwear???

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    I've only recently gotten in to doing longer bike rides and one think I have noticed is that I need to find a better underwear!!!!

    I have been wearing my regular cotton undies under my bike shorts but as soon as they get damp they start bunching and chaffing.

    Any recommendations for something better?

  2. #2
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    Bike shorts are meant to be worn without underwear. That may seem odd when you're new to biking, but you'll be much more comfortable!

  3. #3
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    Underwear? Just say no!

    (under bike shorts, anyway)

    LOL!
    Road Bike: 2008 Orbea Aqua Dama TDF/Brooks B-68


    Ellen
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  4. #4
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    Oh man, now I feel SOOOOO stupid! I never would have thought about wearing my bike shorts without underwear underneath.

    Most of the people I know that bike are men so it's not like it is something I can come out and ask them

    I am so glad that I found this board, I have a feeling that I will be learning a lot here

  5. #5
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    No need to feel stupid, we can only learn by asking the questions! Welcome to TE -- you'll love browsing the topics. I've learned a lot myself in the few months I've been on the boards. And you'll find an amazingly supportive bunch of women here!

    Enjoy your next ride -- no more bunching & chafing!

  6. #6
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    You think that's personal?
    hehehe
    You have no idea. there's nothing personal here
    2008 Trek FX 7.2/Terry Cite X
    2009 Jamis Aurora/Brooks B-68
    2010 Trek FX 7.6 WSD/stock bontrager

  7. #7
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    LOL, I saw the Diva cup thread when I was trying to do a search about underwear. I found out about Diva Cups from a horse discussion board that I belong to. I tried it about a year ago and will NEVER go back to using anything else!

    I havn't read through that that thread here but I wonder if it got as contentious as the one over on my other board!

  8. #8
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    The Diva cup was...contentious? Now I can see something like the new BC pills that will have you only having one period a year being contentious, but the Diva cup?

    You must provide us a link!

    Anyway, no underwear! And, if you're like me, you will soon realise that a thin chamois (that's the liner) in bike shorts is better than a thick one .

    East Hill

  9. #9
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    "Never wear panties to a party" ~ words of Jill Conner Browne, the Sweet Potato Queen.

    Never wear panties under bike shorts either!

    We went for a long ride today. After we got home I got busy trying to resolve a computer issue I have been having. My bike shorts are so comfy, I forgot I had them on. I told dh it must be a sign, I'll have no trouble adjusting to Depends.
    "Chisel praise in stone; write criticism in sand."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandra View Post
    "Never wear panties to a party" ~ words of Jill Conner Browne, the Sweet Potato Queen.

    Never wear panties under bike shorts either!

    We went for a long ride today. After we got home I got busy trying to resolve a computer issue I have been having. My bike shorts are so comfy, I forgot I had them on. I told dh it must be a sign, I'll have no trouble adjusting to Depends.


    OMG. I know I am going to enjoy my time here!

  11. #11
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    I was wearing undies at first, but I stopped and I'm soooo much more comfty!!!! I'll have to try think chamois compared to thick ones.. I'm pretty sure it'll be a no go for me because of my sensitive bits!

  12. #12
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    The diva cup peaked my interest. I went to the website and now am wondering about ordering one.

    I think underwear should be banned from the face of the earth....just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amylc View Post
    I think underwear should be banned from the face of the earth....just my opinion.
    I totally agree with you on this one with the following exception - please, o please, dear women, wear underwear when you are going to the fitting room to try on pants, shorts, etc.

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    I do love my Soma underwear and don't want it to be banned, but I think it is much more comfortable to wear riding shorts without underwear.
    "Chisel praise in stone; write criticism in sand."

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    For inquiring minds: http://www.divacup.com/

 

 

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