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How do you feel about Lycra?

Does the idea of wearing cycling gear make you more or less likely to ride to work? That's the question the peeps from the Cycle 2008 are posing the nation's cyclists in an online questionnaire. Share your thoughts on cycling and sweat you could win one of 10 tickets to next year's show. Well, it's nice to have something to look forward to. We like a nice bit of tight Lycra at road.cc (although the line is drawn at dressing up like a Belisha beacon), but there's no accounting for tastes and it seems to put some people off. When it comes to riding to work – depends on how far you have to go… current road.cc split is: 1 Lycra 1 Bike Baggies 1 Jeans + cycling shoes (we don't sit near him)

Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.

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DaveP [412 posts] 9 years ago
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I ride in baggy MTB stuff and change into my suit & tie at work after having a shower and shave.  1

Getting stuff dried before the ride home can be a nightmare...

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Tony Farrelly [2911 posts] 9 years ago
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taking an extra set of kit in with you on Monday so you've got a dry set to ride home in and then on tuesday going home in Monday's (now hopefully dry kit). You'd only have to do it once… And Friday's kit would get a whole weekend to dry! Which would be nice.

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Blackhound [458 posts] 9 years ago
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Or buy some wet weather gear;-)

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DaveP [412 posts] 9 years ago
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We don't have lockers or even a store room I could use to dry / hang things... I put my suit jacket on my chair ( or coat rack ) and the rest goes in the bottom draw of a file cabinet.  3