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post #61 of 94
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Originally Posted by le Dauphin View Post
yup. I used to think they were Jehovas' Witnesses, but I have a very good friend who's a JW, and he tells me that the guys on bikes are usually Mormons

-Matt

They are a fixture here. Many of the gay guys I know got nuts for those "cute Mormon boys" on bicycles doing their missionary work.
post #62 of 94
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Originally Posted by 020-banker View Post
Might as well post the Tweed Ride:


I forgot about this. It is always on days I cannot go.
post #63 of 94
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Originally Posted by Verso View Post
I bike to and from work in a suit every day that the weather allows it.

If it's very hot, I don't wear a jacket, but my preference is to either wear all of the parts of my suits or none at all.

I wear those leg strap things to keep my trousers away from the chain.

I don't worry too much about sweat because I'm commuting, not racing, and because I'm not out of shape. The minimal exertion from biking at a normal pace poses no more risk to my suit than the equivalent exertion from walking.

I don't worry about how I look, because the whole point of my suits is to make me look good. If I were to wear something else while biking (Lycra, maybe?) I doubt it would improve my appearance.

I do not worry about what would happen to my suit if I took a spill because the possibility strikes me as unlikely. I might equally damage my suit if I trip while walking, get hit by a car as a pedestrian or indeed crash my car while driving, but these possibilities don't deter me from wearing a suit. My clothes are meant to be worn, and are not useful to me if they are hanging in my closet.

I concur with this. I bike to work in my suit in the fall and in the spring unless it rains. There is always something cool about doing something physical (like riding a bike) while wearing a suit.
post #64 of 94
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Originally Posted by Master Squirrel View Post
They are a fixture here. Many of the gay guys I know got nuts for those "cute Mormon boys" on bicycles doing their missionary work.

They must be the only people letting them in...
post #65 of 94
For those of you who take to cycling in suits, I'd like to know how often you do, and what (if any) damage has your suit(s) sustained directly because of riding in it?
post #66 of 94
I fully support ridin a bike in a suit. I, however, am a sweaty fat person... soooooo..no
post #67 of 94
I've played kickball in a suit and tie with cordovan tassels on.
post #68 of 94
I do this fairly often (sportcoat and tie at least). Many above have made some good points. A few new things: I wear the shirt and tie, but leave the collar loose. Sometimes -- when it's really hot and humid or I'm going a long distance -- I'll stick a kleenex between my neck and collar. It absorbs sweat and protects the collar. For jackets, I love pit zips. When it isn't too hot, I prefer to wear thin but strong, nylon windpants that protect my pants from the occasional splash, etc. Good rain gear is essential, as are boots in the rain. It sucks to arrive with wet ankles. Then the moisture wicks down into your shoes. Not fun. I suppose gaiters would work too, or having a spare pair of shoes and socks. A baseball hat is helpful for keeping rain out of your eyes. Doesn't obscure your vision as much as constant squinting and wiping does. Maxit makes a great neck gaiter. I've tried a lot and these are great. Light, warm, windresistant. I find that those metal ankle cuffs slip. I prefer a wide, reflective band with felt backing to grip your pants. Nathan makes my favorite by far.
post #69 of 94
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Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
For those of you who take to cycling in suits, I'd like to know how often you do, and what (if any) damage has your suit(s) sustained directly because of riding in it?

Zero, except for a drunken fall.

Having the right bike is key. Mine cost $10 at the Salvation Army. It's a "cruiser" style with full fenders, covered chain, and relaxed geometry. Similar:

post #70 of 94
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Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
For those of you who take to cycling in suits, I'd like to know how often you do, and what (if any) damage has your suit(s) sustained directly because of riding in it?
Full suit, maybe ten times, no damage. Odd trousers and SC, 200-300 times, no damage. Trousers and shirt, close to 1000 times, wore holes through the crotch of one pair. Bumped into maybe a half-dozen cars, two pedestrians and one other bike during this period.

I did destroy a couple of pairs of jeans in other wrecks - in one of them I broke a collarbone and scraped about a square foot of skin off my torso, yet the T-shirt I was wearing was fine - lasted several more years. Go figure.

Oh, and brimmed hats are great for biking in rain or snow.
post #71 of 94
The Dutch queen Beatrix and her husband Claus (" ):

post #72 of 94
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Originally Posted by 020-banker View Post
Zero, except for a drunken fall. Having the right bike is key. Mine cost $10 at the Salvation Army. It's a "cruiser" style with full fenders, covered chain, and relaxed geometry. Similar:
Would totally suit bike on that...are those pushrod brakes?
post #73 of 94
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Originally Posted by otc View Post
Would totally suit bike on that...are those pushrod brakes?

Indeed they are, though mine now has a rear coaster. Performance is not a concern.
post #74 of 94
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Originally Posted by 020-banker View Post
Zero, except for a drunken fall.

Having the right bike is key. Mine cost $10 at the Salvation Army. It's a "cruiser" style with full fenders, covered chain, and relaxed geometry. Similar:


Totally agree on having the right bike. Flying pigeon?
post #75 of 94
It really doesn't look that well to be biking on a suit. Unless you are a streroom clerk, you shouldn't do it. A Taxi would be better if you don't have a car.
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