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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Formal Retraction

I'm hereby issuing a retraction of former statements regarding crazy people wearing spandex. I totally get it! Since February, I started doing spin classes at the YMCA to help me shed baby pounds, and I must say, once you get past the initial self-consciousness of wearing only a second layer of black skin over your nether-regions, it is the ONLY way to ride a bike! No more tugging at my shorts as they ride up my pasty white legs, no more chafing thighs (that was before I lost much of said baby weight, uhhhumm), and a newfound confidence from not caring what others may think of my shape or lack thereof! Thank you, Nike and Champion, for making my attempts at bike-riding a little more comfortable! And I'm sorry to any who may have been offended by my prior misunderstanding of spandex. ;) I'm not saying it still doesn't make others in the room who are not wearing spandex uncomfortable . . . but, oh well!

*As I was searching for a photo to add, I only found 2 that would work, and the first one was so uncomfortable that I could not in good conscience post it on this family-friendly blog. Prior view on spandex proven, and perhaps still stands after all. Suffice it to say, black is a much better color for men's bike shorts than red. Color selection is everything if you dare to wear!


shaina said...

As bold as those men stand there, in all their spandex loving glory, I admire their physique.
I happen to have a husband who has amazingly muscular legs, and looks terrific when he is in his spandex biking gear.
I hope my bike proves as good at shedding weight as you claim to have experienced. Good for you!!

Jessica said...

Amen to that! Spandex is the only way to go! We're doing a 100 mile bike ride in October . . . wanna do it with us?

Straight Fancy said...

Welcome to the world of spandex.

esperanza said...

LOL. This made me laugh so hard. I have yet to allow myself into spandex, although I hear every girl needs some. :)

The Reeds said...

Lol that is so true about spandex! They r great but they really only look great on the stars. You r brave. I put a layer over the top of mine. It's family pics. We miss your family and south Carolina.