Lycra abuse

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by BentMikey, 11 Mar 2008.

  1. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    I nearly always wear lycra and often get teased for it, as unless you're a speedskater, it's roundly hated by most skaters here. This weekend, one of my female colleagues was like "Mike, can't you at least have brought a pair of jeans with you?". I answered "Why, can't you stop looking?". End of conversation, everyone was in stitches. Chuffed!!!
  2. topcat1

    topcat1 vintage Mercian 2012

    I know what you mean, my neighbour cant take her eyes off me crotch when i'm in the lift.
  3. OP

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    Hehehehe! It's not that my colleague actually looks, she doesn't, but more that for once I came up with an unanswerable comeback.
  4. Funny.I do like lycra but dont wear it often.Used to be self conscious at one time.
  5. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    S Yorks
    Strange substance. Sometimes, no problem or even a nice sight.

    Very easily gets the same rubbernecking potential as a 10 car pile-up
  6. It's a good answer.:biggrin:
    However, I presume what you meant here was not "was like" but "said".:rolleyes:
  7. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    But aren't your socks meant to be on your feet? :rolleyes:
  8. Wolf04

    Wolf04 New Member

    Wallsend on Tyne
    And where precisely do you keep your spare tube?:biggrin::biggrin:
  9. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    When I started commuting into work at my last place - 60 mile round trip - I was of course on a road bike and full lycra - the women used to try to take the micky - more like wanting to see me in it...... I was in before them and usually had left after them so it was OK.....

    You just have to get used to the abuse - just say you wouldn't go swimming without swimming trunks/suit on would you ?
  10. snapper_37

    snapper_37 Barbara Woodhouse's Love Child

    Tsk, boys! It's not abuse ......

    You're like painted porn stars

  11. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    I look very fit and svelte in my gear I think, nothing but approving remarks from the girls here, the forum jersey has bent he final touch
  12. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    Generally the only lycra I wear on my commute is the elastic in my pants. So it doesn't often get remarked upon...;)
  13. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    No comments from anyone here (other than people who like the Foska Marmite jersey). I must be doing something wrong ;)
  14. GrahamG

    GrahamG Veteran

    I like to get my girlfriend to give it a little rub before I leave so i don't look quite so much like a woman ;)

    All joking aside, I popped my own lycra cherry just the other day (I've never gone out without shorts over the top). Felt really weird - glad I didn't have to stop anywhere - but also meant that I was cold due to bib tights not having that second layer, I now understand why so many tights are unpadded for use over shorts!
  15. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Behind a desk
    I've had some very nice spontaneous compliments from female colleagues - who have then blushed and gone into pretty confusion.

    All very flattering for a chap who has never considered himself particularly attractive.
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