Friday, June 5, 2009
http://tour.diabetes.org/video/TDC_PSA_30S.WMV Clearly, I must have bicycle shorts. Now I'm intimidated. Have you ever seen someone wearing bicycle shorts? This is not a look I ever dreamed of emulating. And now, I feel somewhat committed to "walking the walk". If I'm going to do this thing, I must have the right "costume" so to speak. Unfortunately, this is not a costume I'm looking forward to. Unless they come with padded butts, I was planning on wearing a little more protection in the rear department. The only thing more sore than the legs after a long bike ride is the butt. Wal Mart carries gel seats and I'm seriously considering making this investment. But Bicycle shorts? I wear them all the time underneathi stuff, because nothing holds the insulin pump more secure than a pair of bicycle shorts. TMI? Sorry. My point is, I never intended to wear them ALONE. This is an 80's look that died a logical and necessary death. It wasn't a good look on anyone. OK, there may be three or four people in the world who carried this look well. I was not one of them. I'm less so now, in my fabulous 50s. Fabulous never meant wearing bicycle shorts. It is more of a personality attitude thing. My alternative would be sweat pants. That's not a good look either. But may be better. This is a conundrum of immense proportions. What do I wear? As any women (and some men I know) will tell you, It's all about the outfit. Not necessarily when you're hanging at home (reference the gardening pics), but when you're heading out for a day among people, generally you put a little thought into the garments. Generally. It doesn't have to be a big deal, but bicycle shorts raises this humiliation thing to a new level. I can tell you this, whatever I am wearing beneath my Red Rider T-Shirt, there will be some filtering going on in the photography department. Heads up Jerry - FROM THE WAIST UP ONLY! Have a great weekend.
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