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miss notaxmiss notax Posts: 2,572
edited August 2009 in Women
Ok, please console me that other ladies suffer from sausage legs whilst in their MTBing gear??! :lol:

I wore long tights to ride last night as it stops my legs getting so cut up riding through the forest, but the combination of padded shorts underneath leave a lovely sausagey effect where the shorts end half way up my thigh :shock: :evil:

And i'm only a size 8 - i'm not sure I can do much about this (quite frankly there is zero chance of a crash diet and huge exercise plan) :roll:

My OH was his usual charming self about it... NOT!
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  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,594
    Sadly as a biker your legs will be more muscular than most people don't worry, us biker blokes love it!
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    Hmmm, difficult one. Perhaps if you posted some pictures we may be able to offer some advice (purely in the interests of helping you with your "problem" areas, and should not in any way, be considered pervy). Ahem.

    Or you could try cycling naked (again pictures would help us to decide if this was an effective way of reducing the "sausage" effect).
    Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.

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  • miss notaxmiss notax Posts: 2,572
    Robmanic1 wrote:
    Hmmm, difficult one. Perhaps if you posted some pictures we may be able to offer some advice (purely in the interests of helping you with your "problem" areas, and should not in any way, be considered pervy). Ahem.

    Or you could try cycling naked (again pictures would help us to decide if this was an effective way of reducing the "sausage" effect).

    :lol::lol::lol:

    Naked cycling...... Ouch :shock: :shock: :lol:
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  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,594
    I approve of the naked cycling idea!

    where is it you cycle again... lol

    I wouldn't worry anyways no one looks great when cycling normally people are working hard, and covered in mud.
  • Mrs ToastMrs Toast Posts: 636
    miss notax wrote:
    Ok, please console me that other ladies suffer from sausage legs whilst in their MTBing gear??! :lol:

    I wore long tights to ride last night as it stops my legs getting so cut up riding through the forest, but the combination of padded shorts underneath leave a lovely sausagey effect where the shorts end half way up my thigh :shock: :evil:

    And i'm only a size 8 - i'm not sure I can do much about this (quite frankly there is zero chance of a crash diet and huge exercise plan) :roll:

    My OH was his usual charming self about it... NOT!

    I feel your pain, I also suffer from sausageism when wearing the unflattering lycra shorts and leg warmers combo. My baggy 3/4 shorts hide it, but I know.
  • can't you get the (wait for technical term here) leggings that have "an extra band thing that goes under your foot therefore in your shoe" and stops them riding up?

    like so... http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=31805 (but for women obviously).
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Resists rude joke abiut third legs and sausages lol.
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    Yep, I get them too, but I figure that my uniboob, beetroot red face and sweaty head tend to distract from them.
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  • gb2gwgb2gw Posts: 81
    I think it depends on the shorts. I've suffered sausage-leg effect (SLE) with a few pairs of padded shorts I've owned, but I now own two pairs that give me smooooth thighs. It's a miracle. And I ain't no size 8 either let me tell you!

    The lovely Debbie at minx-girl also persuaded me to try these in an effort to eliminate SLE. A single layer of longish leg covering with a subtle pad. I've yet to try them out on the bike, but I'm taking them with me on holiday to Les Gets next week so they'll be getting a run out or several then.

    38603F.BLK.jpg

    p.s. uniboob effect can be avoided by a light underwiring to keep the puppies separate!
  • miss notaxmiss notax Posts: 2,572
    Phew - glad to see i'm not the only sufferer of SLE (loving that!) then!! :lol:

    And gb2gw, let us know how the leggings work, they look really nice!
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  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    Uniboob, sausage legs? Us blokes have got it so easy
    Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.

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  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    I have a pair of troos like that. They're laughingly called "knickers" on wiggle or wherever I got them from :lol:


    I get uniboob because my forward appendages are really quite large, so I strap em down good and tight :lol:
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  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150


    I get uniboob because my forward appendages are really quite large, so I strap em down good and tight :lol:

    Again, pictures would be helpful. :shock:
    Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3336802663/
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    Why? I just look like a fat boy :lol:
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  • gb2gwgb2gw Posts: 81
    I have a pair of troos like that. They're laughingly called "knickers" on wiggle or wherever I got them from :lol:

    Knickers! I know. Makes me chuckle too. God forbid my real knickers would ever need to be that big!

    DitchWitch - my censored hammock of choice (to avoid uniboob but still maintain some semblance of womanly outey bits) is this-un by Freya
    http://www.figleaves.com/us/product.asp ... %3A23%3A59
    Comes in the most enormous sizes too!

    I can't bear having my pair all sweaty and squidged together. Separation is the way forward I tells ya!
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    Why? I just look like a fat boy :lol:

    Oh stop, you tease!
    Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3336802663/
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    "I can't bear having my pair all sweaty and squidged together"

    It isn't just women who have that problem on the bike!
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    gb2gw wrote:
    I have a pair of troos like that. They're laughingly called "knickers" on wiggle or wherever I got them from :lol:

    Knickers! I know. Makes me chuckle too. God forbid my real knickers would ever need to be that big!

    DitchWitch - my censored hammock of choice (to avoid uniboob but still maintain some semblance of womanly outey bits) is this-un by Freya
    http://www.figleaves.com/us/product.asp ... %3A23%3A59
    Comes in the most enormous sizes too!

    I can't bear having my pair all sweaty and squidged together. Separation is the way forward I tells ya!


    Well now, that looks just the fella for me! Russell/Monroe/Madonna would have nothing on that :lol:
    I ride like a girl
    Start: 16.5.x Now: 14.10.8 Goal: 11.7.x
    www.ditchwitch.me.uk
    www.darksnow.co.uk
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  • AMcDAMcD Posts: 236
    miss notax wrote:
    Ok, please console me that other ladies suffer from sausage legs whilst in their MTBing gear??! :lol:

    I refuse to be sympathetic Miss Notax, some of us have legs that look like a string of plump sausages even before we pull on a set of lycra leggings :oops: :D:D .
  • Ditch WitchDitch Witch Posts: 837
    :oops: :oops:


    And me :(
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  • miss notaxmiss notax Posts: 2,572
    AMcD wrote:
    miss notax wrote:
    Ok, please console me that other ladies suffer from sausage legs whilst in their MTBing gear??! :lol:

    I refuse to be sympathetic Miss Notax, some of us have legs that look like a string of plump sausages even before we pull on a set of lycra leggings :oops: :D:D .

    :lol::lol::lol:
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  • .blitz.blitz Posts: 6,197
    Ladies, in one thread you have completely destroyed the image of lycra-clad loveliness I had in my mind. Sausage legs indeed :(:lol:
  • skullthawskullthaw Posts: 321
    err supersonic please dont post a pic :wink:
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  • Helen-mtbHelen-mtb Posts: 112
    rob! haha! i must admit, i had to read a few to to understan this sausage thing! so pictures woulda been helpful, though i now knoww! :lol:

    get some baggys to chuck on over your shorts anf tights? just to hide it? unless you can get those all in one thingys for women?
  • Max AMax A Posts: 21
    This thread just made me laugh.

    I avoid lycra at all costs and unless you're Kate Moss or some other varient of skinnt minni superduper model, you're going to have sausage legs. big baggy shorts..the bf's are my clothing of choice for hiding bits.

    Oh and a Uniboob pmsl At least i now know the technical term for it! :lol::lol:
  • gb2gwgb2gw Posts: 81
    It's difficult to avoid SLE if you're wearing padded shorts though Max... although I wore my new Pearl Izumi Ultrasensor shorts on holiday recently in the Alps and there wasn't a doubled-thigh in sight.
    Incidentally I never got round to wearing those 'knickers' that I posted a picture of, on the previous page. It was absolutely roasting all week and I think I would have near melted encased in them!
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