Thursday, 5 January 2012

Panty Lines

If you're fairly new to spinning you've likely noticed a wee bit of discomfort in the "nether" regions (not so commonly referred to as the perineum).  You might start off with a gel seat, but once you're totally committed you'll graduate to wearing cycling shorts.  Here's a little known fact about wearing cycling shorts. They're meant to be worn commando. Cycling shorts are crafted with a breathable chamois (pronounced "shammy") and flat fell seams. That means the seams are joined together using "flat fell" construction so there isn't a bulky seam to chafe you.  More expensive shorts have up to 10 panels (while cheaper versions may only have 2 or 4) designed to contour to your body.  There are no seams between the legs or anywhere that would sustain repeated movement.  Which brings me to the topic of this post, if you're wearing underwear under your cycling shorts, you're completely defeating the purpose.  Undies aren't meant to be worn on the bike and are rarely made to take the punishment of soft tissue compressed against a hard saddle. Besides nothing spells "noob" quicker than panty lines.  Liberate yourself, toss the least for spin class.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Being Amazing

I'm cheating here and quoting Seth Godin, but he really is awesome and deserves to be quoted.
How will you be amazing in 2012?

"The thing is, we still live in a world that's filled with opportunity. In fact, we have more than an opportunity -- we have an obligation. An obligation to spend our time doing great things. To find ideas that matter and to share them. To push ourselves and the people around us to demonstrate gratitude, insight, and inspiration. To take risks and to make the world better by being amazing."

(From Seth Godin's blog "The Chance of a Lifetime")