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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by ccallen, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Feb 13, 2020 at 7:08 PM
    RossL

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    I miss the snow. MD hasn't gotten any this year :(
     
  2. Feb 13, 2020 at 7:57 PM
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    read something not to long ago about guys wearing pantyhose in vietnam...wading around in so much water they could pull the panty hose down when they got out and it would remove all the leeches
     
  3. Feb 14, 2020 at 7:10 AM
    ridge

    ridge One Gear; No Fear

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    MESO!
    Men being uncomfortable with Lycra/Spandex is just amusing... I mean, why? What, are they afraid of being heckled for skipping leg day, worried about "the package" showing? Get over whatever mental discomfort is there... it's damn comfortable, moves with you so your junk stays behind the chamois pad, wicks sweat away from the skin, so it helps with cooling, and compression clothing aids in reducing muscle fatigue. Shaving has a practical benefit; it aids with cleaning the skin and applying bandages in the event of a crash at speed. Look at road racing and you're packing all the racers in, shoulder to shoulder, at speeds averaging over 20mph for long periods and through city streets with curves, roundabouts, etc... crashes will happen and when they do, having a bunch of hair on the leg, soaked with sweat, dirt, bacteria, etc... not so great for preventing infection. I typically don't start shaving until racing season begins, then stop around October when it ends.

    Some of it is pure conformity to the norm of the group... I would say the same argument applies to why so many recreational mountain bikers wear baggies and loose clothing. It's just to feel like part of the group. Do some Google image searches though on MTB World Cup and National races and you're going to see tighter fitting clothing that still allows freedom of movement. Maybe not fully Lycra tight, but they aren't wearing full baggies either and I guarantee they are wearing a lycra short or bib underneath, as well as a compression base layer to wick sweat away.


    From my avatar photo... yeehaw, shaved and wearing Lycra... :crapstorm:

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  4. Feb 14, 2020 at 7:52 AM
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    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    Is this actually a problem for some people? :anonymous:
     
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  5. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:14 AM
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    2" lift and 315s...
    not me, aint much to show hahahahaha :rofl:
     
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  6. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:40 AM
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    I don't worry about it. If women can walk around with their boobs and cleavage all over the place, why can't my bulge be all up in your face??
     
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  7. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:41 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    Well I personally prefer one much more than the other.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:42 AM
    DarthPow

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    well to each his own then.







    :p
     
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  9. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:42 AM
    ridge

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    I have seen some that just HAVE to be wearing a protective cup underneath. I mean... the chamois pad is plenty thick enough to mask any shapes/outlines but to intentionally call attention to that area by wearing a cup underneath with a significant bulge is going a step too far. Also, no cycling kit manufacturer with any credibility would make their bibs/shorts with a light-colored material in that area and the ones that have in the past were summarily mocked for being so ignorant to human physiology. Keep it simple; basic black or dark colors around the chamois pad.. don't invite unnecessary attention where it's not needed.
     
  10. Feb 14, 2020 at 8:50 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A West Coast Randy

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    I just picture that scene from Dodge Ball with the inflatable jock strap :rofl:
     
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  11. Feb 14, 2020 at 9:46 AM
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    I agree with the benefits to it. But for my rides that are casual I dont care enough. I have a couple pairs of bibs, and they are great. I did away with bibs for this past weekends 50mi singletrack event on the premise that if I needed to shit in the woods - it had to be a quick event.
     
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  12. Feb 14, 2020 at 10:33 AM
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    the mountains are calling...
     
  13. Feb 14, 2020 at 2:11 PM
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    Indeed. I was there a few weeks ago skiing with the family.
     
  14. Feb 14, 2020 at 9:52 PM
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    Never thought I’d have to plug in a mountain bike. Got a demo for the weekend

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  15. Feb 15, 2020 at 5:01 AM
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    Any of y’all go to any biking events? I just got a new job with Handup and they’re sending me to the Santos fat tire festival. Just curious what to expect.
     
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  16. Feb 15, 2020 at 8:28 AM
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    I think conformity is probably the main reason for all of it or why we even talk about it. I totally understand your methods for race season and why you prefer tighter clothing during races. Not sure about your argument for shaving? If you remove your hair, your body does not automatically become free from bacteria. Makes it handy for pulling of bandaids/bandages though. The fact that you stop shaving after race season means you are not a total lunatic. lol.

    I've ridden a road bike once and I have total respect for the physical and mental toughness of those who ride hard. I think what most mountain bikers don't understand about road cycling, I certainly did not, was the margin for error is so low and the consequences so high. I was hitting 50 mph on long downhills on a rental bike which was new for me. I hit a tiny rock near the end of my ride and it gave me a flat. I examined the tire and both tires were extremely dry rotted so I'm lucky I didn't die when I was going downhill. I got into it a little bit at the bike shop with the guy at the desk after he says "we gotta charge you for the tube, but we will not charge you for changing it." I didn't mind paying for the tube but they are renting gear that just plain is not safe to ride. Then act like they are doing me a favor to not charge me for changing a tube.

    Two things I think none of us understand very well are layering clothing and textile performance. Over the last 5 years I'd say textile performance has had some pretty large leaps. My opinion here but I think tight clothing in hot climates creates more sweat than it wicks away. Loose fitting clothing is more ideal because no textile works better than air. Think about all the times we see people riding in the summer with their tight jersey unzipped as far as it will go. It is to get air circulating across their torso and cool them off. However, if your tight fitting clothing is thin enough, air will pass through it freely. In the winter I agree that sweat is the enemy and we need garments to wick it away while staying warm. I could talk for days on this subject because it frustrates me because of the climate and elevation of where I live. Super cold in the shade but the sun gets you toasty in seconds.

    Compression clothing is another subject that I think has been proven by scientific studies to have a weak correlation to preventing muscle fatigue by increasing blood flow. I challenge you to find a real study in a peer reviewed scientific journal and change my mind on this one. The compression clothing business is huge and they pay athletes to wear it. The same could be said about ice baths. All of this stuff makes people "feel" good but has little science behind it. I like to feel good too so I understand the perceptual benefits. This is a really cool subject that has a lot of anecdotal information on the internet. I would love to learn more about it.
     
  17. Feb 15, 2020 at 8:30 AM
    Thegenerik1

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    Slowly making your way back to riding Dirt Bikes.
     
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  18. Feb 15, 2020 at 8:35 AM
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    Has anyone ever seen someone riding an e-bike in the wild?

    I saw one guy and his was straight up some electric dirtbike disguised as a mountain bike. He wasn't even peddling going uphill. I had to do a triple check but he was just cruising on up and something didn't look right. I know thats not the norm and I have never seen the guy again.
     
  19. Feb 15, 2020 at 8:42 AM
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    No I have not, I used to ride dirt bikes with Vin a lot. He sold his but I still have mine, but he will eventually get another dirt bike.
     
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  20. Feb 15, 2020 at 8:45 AM
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    Tons of em (pedal assist) up this way. On trails that allow them, at least 3 times a ride. Unfortunately, they're also on the trails that don't allow them...
     
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