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Old 12-09-2012, 01:48 PM   #481
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You are exactly right LB. we all have different "needs" and every type of riding creates different needs on top of each ladies individual needs.

Anyway, my suggestion for underwear only works for dual sport and dirt riding. I have started wearing bike shorts and for long rides, bike shorts with padding. You don't wear any underwear with them and if you buy the right pair they are super comfortable, no riding up. I wear them all year round. They make them with different thicknesses etc.

I am not comfortable unless I wash my hair every single day too. I was blessed or cursed with the greasy genes and none of you want to see me after more than a day without washing it. It will smell in my helmet and feel and look awful the second day, so rather than carrying enough shampoo with me, I pick up the travel sizes at gas stations every couple days. We all have our "thing". Other than shampoo I can pretty much rough it with everything else though.

My very first cross country trip a few years ago on a Harley with my boyfriend,, I started out with far too much "stuff". I ended up shipping a bunch of stuff I brought home. I didn't realize until I got started just how little I really needed.



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Since the topic is underwear perhaps there are some good ideas out there for underwear that doesn't ride up. I have a round (fat) butt and finding underwear that doesn't ride up seems impossible.

The woman that suggested a tight leather jacket with no bra I'm guessing is a road rider and the needs are very different when you are riding roads rather than dirt. I don't know anyone that wears leather riding dirt. Even with road riding there is no way I'm going without a bra because it would be uncomfortable and at some point I will want to take that jacket off and there is no way anyone want to see that.

Each person's comfort level is different when it comes to traveling by motorcycles. Some are fine without the "luxuries" and others are miserable and consider them necessities.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:54 AM   #482
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:19 AM   #483
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You are correct. I was referring to long distance road riding. Part of my issue is I am in denial...

I used to have nice little A cups... and being an athlete, that made me really happy... as I only needed a bra on occasion.

Now that I have ballooned up 25 pounds, it has all gone to my tits... I need to wear a bra in public... however, most road riding days I do not. I just wear your typical "Under Armor" long sleeve shirt under the jacket, with or without a fleece or heated liner. This is easier than dealing with washing two or three bras every two days.

I am still a jock/ tom boy at heart. If I had D or larger cups, I would need something all the time... and off road would change the equation also.

When I do wear underwear I have these cotton/ lycra binkini briefs that are great... but they have a really thick border on them and generally do not ride up. The long trips I have a sheepskin buttpad which buffers any bumps in gear or mesh pants... keeps me from getting a waffle butt.

I didn't mean to insult anyone or be really negative... it is just that one of the beautiful things about traveling on a bike is keeping it as simple as possible.

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Old 12-13-2012, 02:11 PM   #484
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Yeah tell me about .. Have DD on a small frame .. Teally does sux..
I can NEVER go braless in public..
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:07 PM   #485
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You are correct. I was referring to long distance road riding. Part of my issue is I am in denial...


I didn't mean to insult anyone or be really negative... it is just that one of the beautiful things about traveling on a bike is keeping it as simple as possible.

I don't think you insultd anyone. Your post was awesome!!! It's all good! I wrote a few tips from it
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:44 AM   #486
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Love this thread! I put my hair into one of the neck gaiter/tube/scarf from REI. ( http://www.rei.com/product/831176/ou...be-neck-gaiter ) - It keeps my hair from getting all tangled and flattened in the wrong directions (my hair is fine and straight...did I say my hair is STRAIGHT....like a board - straight)... I slip it on starting from the neck and just pull it around my hair - leaving it long in the back. Then I straighten my hair - smoothing it to a side part (any way will do) - which works best for my hair. Then carefully put on my helmet - pulling each side of the helmet strap away from my head. This helps the helmet go on without repositioning my scarf, and messing up my hair arrangement. I can do a video if this is difficult to understand..

That all being said (corny and possibly confusing)- this scarf seems to provide airflow through my hair - thus it does not get as oily...go figure.. It does work for me and I hope it helps others.

Thanks for the thread! Always looking for other lady riders in the DFW area (hubby is out on the injured list for a while).. Just PM me...(looking to ride to Big Bend/Fort Davis and do a lot of camping)..
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:15 PM   #487
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[QUOTE=nokiaj;20301310]Love this thread! I put my hair into one of the neck gaiter/tube/scarf from REI. ( http://www.rei.com/product/831176/ou...be-neck-gaiter ) - It keeps my hair from getting all tangled and flattened in the wrong directions (my hair is fine and straight...did I say my hair is STRAIGHT....like a board - straight)... I slip it on starting from the neck and just pull it around my hair - leaving it long in the back. Then I straighten my hair - smoothing it to a side part (any way will do) - which works best for my hair. Then carefully put on my helmet - pulling each side of the helmet strap away from my head. This helps the helmet go on without repositioning my scarf, and messing up my hair arrangement. I can do a video if this is difficult to understand..

I haven't tried REIs, thanks for the link! I like the Buff ones and can get them from a local outdoor gear store. I'm not sure I follow what you do with your hair though but no worry: I have my system that works for me too!! And welcome!
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:07 AM   #488
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I solved the hair issue by getting it cut short.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:37 AM   #489
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:51 PM   #490
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For years I kept my hair long, about the middle of my back, and wore it either in one braid down the back or two braids while I was riding to keep it from getting tangled. When at work I would wear it clipped up to keep it from getting in the way while I worked. One day I realized I was always fighting my hair, went in and had it cut very short. After getting it cut it felt so good, no more fighting my hair, It didn't take hours to dry, and I use less shampoo and conditioner.

The only thing I found that helped my long hair while riding was wearing it in braids. I tried the other things but nothing worked for me. Riding dirt made things even worse since then I would have dust encrusted braids.

It took me a long time to get up the courage to have it cut since I felt long hair looked better on me. I don't know why I thought that since I rarely wore it down. Now I sure do like it short better than long.

With it being short my hair dries fast so I can wash it when I get to camp and helmet hair be gone...... Stopping for a meal if I want to make my hair look it a little better all I have to do is add a bit of water, fluff and go. Damp hair might not be the latest fashion statement but at least it's not slicked down to my head.

Those of you that wear your hair long or medium legnth do what you can to keep it from being a tangled mess which destroys your hair and remember all of us have helmet hair no matter what. Try not to worry too much about helmet hair and trail makeup because it's all the part of the fun.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #491
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Make it a wick option...in the heat it is nice to run under water and cotton will not dry...you will not make thru the day. And much like fighting the long hair...a thong from Patagonia can do the trick...no worry about a wedgie....why not start it where it is going to end up :) added bonus...no underwear lines...not that motorcycle pants show such a thing! But the regular Patagonia sports undies and bra do the trick with no ride up and double as a swim suit in the river
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:30 PM   #492
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Make it a wick option...in the heat it is nice to run under water and cotton will not dry...you will not make thru the day. And much like fighting the long hair...a thong from Patagonia can do the trick...no worry about a wedgie....why not start it where it is going to end up :) added bonus...no underwear lines...not that motorcycle pants show such a thing! But the regular Patagonia sports undies and bra do the trick with no ride up and double as a swim suit in the river
^ Haha! This x 123123414! So true...

It might sound uncomfortable but I'm using to wearing low-rise thongs and found that they actually better for riding, especially in hot weather. Plus.....they back very VERY small especially compared to my XL-sized husband's boxers.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:42 PM   #493
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^ Haha! This x 123123414! So true...

It might sound uncomfortable but I'm using to wearing low-rise thongs and found that they actually better for riding, especially in hot weather. Plus.....they back very VERY small especially compared to my XL-sized husband's boxers.
Yup, I totally agree with this. I wear leggings under my motorcycle pants, differing weights depending on weather, and I made it through 6 1/2 weeks camping and riding this summer with four pair and no panty lines when running around off the bike. I go the Ex-Officio lacy thong route, and buy the camisoles with the built in shelf bra. With the motorcycle jacket, my 34Bs don't need a real bra. (Aaargh! except on jeep trails. Boy, i didn't think that one through.) Their products are a little pricey, but completely worth it.

I think on my next long trip I'm gonna pack a small mesh laundry bag so I can bungee it down with damp stuff inside and let it blow dry in the breeze as I ride. This wouldn't have worked so well on my trip last summer because it rained almost every freakin day. But, I plan on doing drier, warmer rides for a while. I like the suggestion and will give it a shot.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:20 PM   #494
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:27 PM   #495
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I solved the hair issue by getting it cut short.

I wear a large size helmet because my melon is so big and I can wear child's sunglasses because my face is so small. If I cut my hair I would look like an alien. Hahahaha. I am with LD for the braids.
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