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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:28 am 
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I hadn't worn these shorts for a long time but I couldn't remember why. I reckoned that I wouild give them a bash on the benevolent cloud and see how I got on.
Perhaps doing it on a day where I ended up doing 115km was a bit of a mistake. My botty has been savaged. Not only do I have 2 enormous spots and a lovely chafed bit on my butt but I also have 2 chafed bits on the front of my thighs.
I think the chamois designer took one of those sanitary towels with wings and decided to give it cancer, see how far those wings could spread.

Rubbish. :miffed:

Anyone got any good short recommendations that come in XL?

My most comfy ones are my Primal Wear ones but because they have a gel chamois they are a right pain to get dry.

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The On-One bib shorts are surprisingly good.

As someone who actually quite likes Protective (although I've yet to be on any ride longer than 60 miles that doesn't produce chafing and infected follicles - my nether regions are not pretty post-Dun Run, I can tell you), I'm not sure what to suggest. I don't like Giordana myself, can't get on with Nalini, dislike Hind and have gone right off Lusso and Endura. I've never tried Primal. Frood raves so much about his Pearl Izumis I'm strongly tempted to give them a go.

Maybe your bottom is telling you that Assos is required 8) .

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Ravenbait wrote:
Maybe your bottom is telling you that Assos is required 8) .

Pingu actually said something similar last night. However if I did make such a purchase I think he would have a funny turn. :twisted: It would also be a lot of money down the pan if they didn't cooperate with my bum.

My Edinburgh bicycle shorts were actually quite comfy but unfortunately they all seem to have gone a bit saggy and uncomfortable at exactly the same time :roll:

Do on-one do normal shorts? I can't get on with having extra stuff round my bosoms and I always up with the straps falling off.

Maybe I could persuade some mag to let me do a women's short test and get lots of different ones for free......

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My two favourites are Endura Cool Max and my Ground Effects.

I've got 3 pairs of Ground Effects ones - they just seem to work well for my bum (and other bits).

The Pearl Izumi Sugar Knickers are comfy, but I find them almost too padded - they gave me a teeny bit of chafing on the Dun Run (nothing too horrid though).

I bought a pair of shorter Pearl Izumi shorts - be warned, they are completely see-through :shock: .


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A late addition to the thread.

Shorts...

Ah yes.

Having lost over 50lbs in weight since February, one's shorts are a tad baggy these days. Thing is, one is still overweight and got a bit more to lose until we get to a healthy weight for one's height. So one is reluctant to purchase new kit until one is at a stage where no more weight will be lost and the long road to healthy weight maintenance is the route to go.

In the meantime, I remain a baggybot.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:56 pm 
I LOVE Pearl Izumis and I've had very few problems with my Alturas.. worth a try. MUCH cheaper than Assos.


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A late addition to the thread.
Having lost over 50lbs in weight since February, one's shorts are a tad baggy these days.

:yikes: Wow! That's impressive.

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In the meantime, I remain a baggybot.

Nothing wrong with a Baggy bot :wink:


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wafflycat wrote:
A late addition to the thread.
Having lost over 50lbs in weight since February, one's shorts are a tad baggy these days.

:yikes: Wow! That's impressive.

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In the meantime, I remain a baggybot.

Nothing wrong with a Baggy bot :wink:


I thang yew! :D But I still have a way to go. I have gone from verging on the morbidly obese to merely obese and am now merely overweight. But I'm pleased with what I've done so far.


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Oh well done you!

You should be inordinately proud of yourself :smug: .

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Crikey, well done that wow.

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Thanks, Sam. I am pleased, but concerned (not the right word, but it'll have to do) that complacency can set in. I so much as look at food containing over 10% fat and I put on a pound or three just from sniffing the darned stuff :cry: Even when doing loads of exercise I put on weight with a supposedly healthy diet. :(


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I share your problem Waffles :( despite riding 100 miles per week!

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I share your problem Waffles :( despite riding 100 miles per week!


Last week I did 175 miles on the bike. Happy miles, pushed myself in places, pootled in others. I ate healthily and modestly. I lost all of half-a-pound that week. Sometimes, there's no justice in life!


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Your body will get reluctant to lose any more. The closer you get to your goal the harder it is.

It's an arse, really.

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Ravenbait wrote:
Your body will get reluctant to lose any more. The closer you get to your goal the harder it is.

It's an arse, really.

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This is true.


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