Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Spin Outfit

I've been doing the occasional spin class at the local gym during the winter months. I never know what to wear when I spin. I've tried everything from lycra bib shorts & jersey (careful to never wear the matching kit), baggy mtb shorts w/ a jersey, cut off khakis w/ a t-shirt, cut off khakis with a jersey (so far this is my favorite).

The problem is the room gets so hot that I sweat like a pig. the lycra & jersey combo makes the most sense and is the most comfortable, but I hate walking in like I'm trying to be a pro racer. Last week I wore lycra and jersey and 3 people in the room asked if I "raced". I was way to embarrassed to answer that question.

baggies are too hot and khaki shorts leave a noticable sweat ring in the crotch area.

And then there is the issue of what to wear in route to the spin class. I don't own any sort of sweat or work out pants. So far my messenger knickers do the trick but I get a lot of looks from the meat head weight lifters.

I'm not a fan of the gym. It probably boils down to the fact that I don't like people. There. I said it.

11 comments:

Aaron said...

Just dress like a tri-geek: lycra tank top on the top, speedo on the bottom. Then nobody will dare look at you, let alone talk to you.

South County Ciclista said...

This is why I ride the trainer at home. But I do like Aaron's thought, you could try just wearing your bibs without a shirt or jersey and I think the same result would happen.

Fish said...

I'm all about the MTB type jersey, regular cycling shorts, and a pair of baggies. I usually warm up with the baggies and at my gym they turn the lights off once they start. That's when I drop the baggies.

dug said...

hey, do you race?

Rick Sunderlage said...

aaron- got a speedo I could borrow?

Brandon- Should I cut holes in the bib straps for the nips?

Fish- that's a great move. The lights out, shorts down move. I'm gonna remember that one.

Dug- Yes. I do. Ask around. I'm kind of a big deal.

KanyonKris said...

I'm with Fish, MTB jerseys just look like T-shirts to the general populace.

Go for the warm-up pants - that's what they're for. I like mine, very comfy, I wear them around the house. Zippered legs make them easy to get off even over shoes.

Jeff L. said...

I like to wear red biking shorts with matching red tight jersey and matching headband. I also like to yell "let's go!" or "yea let's do it!" at opportune times. It's also a great time to pick up on chicks.

mark said...

"It probably boils down to the fact that I don't like people.

This explains the suffering I go through on the skin track. I was wondering.

StupidBike said...

Spin class is only good for 1 thing, but I won't mention it.

vh1 said...

I have a post in the draft box that details a recent spin class in minneapolis. I will post it soon.

Jonathan said...

Quit worrying about what to wear....just focus on keeping that spin bike upright. I have heard rumors of some crashes at the local spin classes. Now I know you would never fall over with your mad bike handling skills but you may be required to bunnyhop your nieghbor who doesn't quite have the skills of a "racer".