Does anyone ride/commuter in normal clothes?
Yes, in the City I ride in in suit, if it’s raining I take the tube.
Down home I ride in in smart casual* attire for work cos’ it’s less formal in the sticks, if it’s raining I take the car to the station.
*Rapha rain/city trews, shoes, Rapha city riding shirt, Rapha rain jacket or city jacket.
No jeans, they stay wet for months and you sit steaming like you’re in a chinese laundry.Posted 5 years agomintimperialSubscriber
Yep, usually, more or less. I wear a helmet and a cycling jacket if it’s cold, but normal casual clothes otherwise. I’ve not ridden in the past week or so though due to having a stinking cold. In this sort of weather I’d take a change of clothes and ride in bike kit.Posted 5 years agomikeconnorMember
I refuse to buy grossly overpriced ‘cycle’ clothing, and just wear normal stuff instead mostly. As most of my riding in town is relatively short distance and I need to look fairly ‘normal’, I don’t want to wear ghastly lurid ‘cycle’ gear, as most of it’s pretty poor anyway. I can understand people who have long commutes in variable weather needing special gear, but you get peole with short 5 mile or so commutes who insist on wearing full bib tights, road shoes the lot. Just daft.Posted 5 years agotonSubscriber
lots and lots of posts about what boots/waterproofs/legwear.
not a bad thing, just wondering if anyone rides their bike in just normal clothes and such.
on the last 2 biblical 😉 wet days, i have rode in wearing a 14.99 decathlon waterproof, work trousers and wellies.
anyone else just wear their usual clobber to ride in.Posted 5 years agoMacgyverMember
Not so often these days due to work but used to do it 5 days a week, 4 miles each way. Light rain meant a water proof jacket, heavy rain I added waterproof trousers, downpours I added a pair of overshoes. All with a shirt and tie on. It worked just fine. Only in really really heavy rain did it start to work its way down your neck but it was better that fugging up on the underground.Posted 5 years agobeckykirk43Member
If I ride to work (just over a 1 mile) then I do that in a t-shirt and jeans (my “workwear”).
Happily do mountain biking in normal clothes too, although not for racing, and do wear “proper” biking gear for that sometimes too! Although it’s been a *long* time since I’ve done any proper riding!
Always wear conventional cycling gear for road riding though, I guess it’s more comfortable and convenient when out on the bike for a while!Posted 5 years agoTiRedMember
There’s an optimization problem here:
Less than about six miles – pootle at say 12 mph for 30min and don’t break a sweat in normal clothes
Above six miles – hammer at 18 mph for 20 min and take a 0min shower.
My commute is a swift 10 miles each way, with locker, showers and warm towels waiting at work. It would be rude not to 😉 For riding into and about own, normal clothes, of course.Posted 5 years ago
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