What do people wear?
From speaking to a few of you last year, I know that in IM races, a lot of people tend to wear non-piratey cycling shorts with more padding than our standard tri shorts. I did the Vit last year in the same pair of shorts for the swim, cycle and run without discomfort on the bike but am now starting to wonder if I would be better off changing after each discipline in Regensburg to be as comfy as possible given it's going to be a long hard day and changing isn't a big issue.
What do most people tend to do and if you do wear specific cycle shorts on the bike rather than the pirate kit, any pointers towards good brands?
I wore uber padded bike shorts on my first IM and minimally padded pirate tri shorts on my second, and couldn't really say that either was more comfy..... but at least not having to change shorts was one less thing to worry about!
If I do another, I'll again go for the tri shorts for convenience sake - it's gonna hurt either way after all
I normally wear bike shorts for rides.....
Last year, for IM, I had the vague idea of putting a pair of cycle shorts on over my tri shorts for the bike,
I tried it in training and decided i felt like I hd a nappy on, so gave that up....I tried a pair of pirate tri shorts for a 3-4 hour ride and all was ok - so did that for the events and all was ok.NOTE - I ride daily so have a hard arse... (no comments please!!)
buy a pair and trainin in them and see how it does.
try 2 pairs of shorts and see how uncomfortable it is.
decide if stripping your bike shorts off in T2 infront of the young frauiline / old Frau / young manschen / Old codger is worth embarisment factor.
Tri shorts the entire way - HTFU**!!!!
** try in long rides first - its fine!
ps i am pissed sorry for a crap post
M...eldy wrote (see)
I did the Vit last year in the same pair of shorts for the swim, cycle and run without discomfort on the bike If it aint broke, dont fix it ...
good advice I think Melds (was just wondering if double the distance made it that much mroe uncomfortable).
Kanga (M.) wrote (see)
You just want someone else to validate your need to buy more kit
too true...too true.
If the distance is a factor I would be more worried about additional chafing from thicker shorts than additional numbness for thinner shorts.
Do people really change? What a faff. I would probably forget.
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