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No Way Am I Wearing Those!

Posted By Jennifer Merschdorf, YSC CEO On June 21, 2012 @ 10:00 am In Taking my Body Back | 2 Comments

Terry Black Flare Skort Padded [1]

Riding a bike from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., or from Thousand Oaks to Foothill Ranch in Southern California? How hard can it be?

I registered for both YSC Tour de Pink [2] three-day East [3] and West [4] Coast rides without owning a bike or any of the bike gear that cyclists so proudly wear, such as those funny, clicky shoes or those ridiculous helmets. The first piece of cycling gear I purchased was …. (drum roll, please) … riding shorts.

As a grown woman flirting with a new sport, I think you have the opportunity to pick and choose what you like about the fashion that sport has to offer … and I don’t like bike shorts. Plain and simple.

After I hit the 10-mile mark on the stationary bike at the gym, I understood the reason for the padded seat … but why do women have to wear such unflattering shorts?
I asked other women what they wear and was directed to a bunch of fun websites that understand my frustration with the sport’s fashion. I was thrilled when I found “skort” bike shorts. The huge bike pad is in the shorts, but the shorts are covered with an a-line skirt. How cool is that?

I’m high maintenance, I admit it … but at least I’ll feel less self-conscious than I would wearing traditional bike shorts!

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[2] YSC Tour de Pink: http://www.ysctourdepink.org/site/PageServer?pagename=tdp_events_homepage

[3] East: http://www.ysctourdepink.org/site/TR/TourdePink/TourdePink-EastCoast?fr_id=1290&pg=entry

[4] West: http://www.ysctourdepink.org/site/TR/TourdePink/TourdePink-WestCoast?fr_id=1310&pg=entry

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