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Men in tights

itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,050
edited April 2009 in Commuting chat
What is the deal with women blatantly staring at ones 'credit crunch' whilst wearing tights, I was amused the first couple of times but now that someone actually touched my leg I'm becoming a little uncomfortable exposing my lycra clad self in public. :shock:

I've noticed a few cyclists donning the bright coloured lycra shorts over tights, is that to camouflage the various bulges or just to show off team/club kit.

I feel so cheap and used :roll:
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  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    Shorts over the top saves the violation.....Obviously it helps if you are hung like a baboon.
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,050
    gtvlusso wrote:
    Shorts over the top saves the violation.....Obviously it helps if you are hung like a baboon.

    I assume by that comment you're not referring to my beer belly :wink:
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  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    Do baboons drink beer? I feel educated!
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,050
    gtvlusso wrote:
    Do baboons drink beer? I feel educated!

    Would seem so http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstor ... sid=190540

    That might not be a baboon they beer belly makes it difficult to tell :D
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  • Christophe3967Christophe3967 Posts: 1,200
    I simply remove my rucksack and carry it when in the office. But I've never been bothered about the leg touching thing - as long as its just women I know :wink:
  • SteveyWSteveyW Posts: 19
    if thats all it takes for a bit of action...I'm looking for my tights tonight :)
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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,600
    I don't mind it. I'd definitely take a good look at them if they were in tight clothing, just take it as a compliment.

    Leg touching might be going a bit far though...
  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    It happens occasionally - even a lesbian friend openly admitted to checking it out! But not as often as I'd like. I get compliments on my legs every now and then.
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    biondino wrote:
    It happens occasionally - even a lesbian friend openly admitted to checking it out! But not as often as I'd like. I get compliments on my legs every now and then.

    Hang on, we talking about your moobs, or your "credit crunch" here?
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  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    I don't have moobs thank you very much! We're talking about my manbits.

    (you realise when DDD finds this thread we're in for a treat of epic proportions, in every sense...)
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,050
    I'm surprised he didn't start this thread :P
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  • sarajoysarajoy Posts: 1,675
    I find it very hard not to look sometimes.

    It's often less of a lecherous 'phwoar' reaction and more of an inward "blimey, look at that!"

    It's not often they're so proudly on display and it's not always easy to control the eyes, so sorry if they dart down now and again :P
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  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    It's even more worrying when your male colleagues say things like "blimey, you've got better legs than my misses!". :oops:
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  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    Itboffin... you say you never choose to looks at girls when they wear scantily clad stuff...??

    doesn't bother me, if you catch them having a proper stare offer to do some deep lunges for them.... face set to embarrassed

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  • NGaleNGale Posts: 1,866
    Now I have a more suitable bike myself and a friend of mine have started to go out cycling alot, more. He takes his cycling very seriously...in fact to the point where he cycles road races for the Royal Navy (he's an RN officer anyhow) but we do go out on the occassional 'easy' ride as he refers to it (they kill me but hey)

    Anyway I knew him previous to the cycling malarkey, so always saw the normal posh bloke, but the cycle shorts were a surprise to the point where I didn't think before I spoke and blurted out 'Bloody hell, nice!'

    embarrassed wasn't the word, but in a short answer to the question...yes we girls do get a good look :lol:
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  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    Where do you guys work, I'm obviously missing out :cry:

    It's obviously even spread to Bristol, but it's yet to get to Greenwich, I've been waiting years to sexually harrased :wink:
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  • chuckcorkchuckcork Posts: 1,471
    Ooh err, I think if I was to find myself the subject of attention in my gear the result would be rather apparent :oops:
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  • CrapaudCrapaud Posts: 2,483
    itboffin wrote:
    What is the deal with women blatantly staring at ones 'credit crunch' whilst wearing tights, I was amused the first couple of times but now that someone actually touched my leg I'm becoming a little uncomfortable exposing my lycra clad self in public. :shock:
    I've never had my leg touched. :shock:
    The final straw for me was hearing an, "Oi!", behind me and getting my picture taken, by a complete stranger, on a mobile phone camera when I turned round.
    itboffin wrote:
    I've noticed a few cyclists donning the bright coloured lycra shorts over tights, is that to camouflage the various bulges or just to show off team/club kit.
    I now wear a pair of baggyish Gore Bikewear shorts if I've got to go into shops etc.
    itboffin wrote:
    I feel so cheap and used :roll:
    It did make me wonder if this is how attractive lassies feel when they get jeered and whistled at from builders etc.
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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    Rich158 wrote:
    Where do you guys work, I'm obviously missing out :cry:

    It's obviously even spread to Bristol, but it's yet to get to Greenwich, I've been waiting years to sexually harrased :wink:

    The only time I have been sexually harrasses was wearing a DJ in Ritzys in Nottingham many moons ago. Lucky to get out of there alive, shudder.
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  • BassjunkieukBassjunkieuk Posts: 4,232
    I'm not quite sure how I'd take this.......I guess another way to look at it is it can't be much worse then a large breasted women getting sick of men constantly talking to her chest ;-) Heck on the way home in the car last night there was a young lady running down the pavement and she CERTAINLY wasn't wearing a support top.......poor girl damn near had black eyes :shock: Yes I looked, but I don't think any heterosexual male couldn't have!

    Personally speaking I can't say I've ever noticed anyone blatantly staring at my "credit crunch" but then for my commute I'll generally have something over the lycra.
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  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Crapaud wrote:
    It did make me wonder if this is how attractive lassies feel when they get jeered and whistled at from builders etc.

    Not wanting to get all emmeline pankhurst on you guys but yeah, hmmmm...

    Actually, I'm guilt-tripping you. Take it as a compliment, unless they're laughing. Then take it as an insult!
  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,165
    thats one reason i tend to wear baggies as i feel being able to answer left or right is too much information, but i think these shorts are a little thin and clingy there....
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    I've been banned from wearing just lycra in the office, so now wear baggies over the top! Not that I paraded around in lycra all day of course, merely upon arrival and departure!
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  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    I've been banned from wearing just lycra in the office, so now wear baggies over the top! Not that I paraded around in lycra all day of course, merely upon arrival and departure!

    Yeah, right, you clearly spend ALL DAY in lycra checking yourself out in the mirror. We're all friends here, you're only kidding yourself. :wink:
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    It's for the good of my female colleagues, especially the new girl! 1st impressions and all that...
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  • girv73girv73 Posts: 842
    I'll hold a backpack or cycle helmet in front of the smuggled budgie when I'm clumping about the office in lycra and SPDs, saves embarrassment all round I guess.

    Belfast lasses must be very reserved generally though, as I've yet to be whistled at or groped in the street. Obviously they want to, they're just shy. Still, shorts weather is coming and the sight of my hairy man pins will no doubt overcome all inhibition. I'm sure that's how it'll go, yes.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,050
    Yes the alleged summer....

    Are those cool Castelli bib shorts going to look as good as I thought with a pair of bright white yeti legs attached? :roll:
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  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    I guess this is a question of etiquette.....In which case, do you stare at the crotch and glance away when clocked or do you avoid all eye contact altogether and run away?

    From the comments on here, I am gonna start wearing my 3/4 bib shorts in Tramps discotheque......bring it on!
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    itboffin wrote:
    Yes the alleged summer....

    Are those cool Castelli bib shorts going to look as good as I thought with a pair of bright white yeti legs attached? :roll:

    No.

    Does your good lady ever use fake tan?...
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