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Dressing for Cycling Training: Do you really need to look like a Ballet Dancer?

First and foremost, to other cyclists, when you are in Padded Shorts and Cycling Jersey you are pure awesome (at least they will not laugh in your face when you look like you are getting ready to perform Swan Lake in Broadway). But why is it necessary to dress in tights and put some foams at your bottom?
Because with these clothes even the most extreme cycling situations are fun. Without them, it is endurance, not of your legs or stamina but of your bottom and heat resistance. Here are a few reasons to be in the best cycling gear in all major rides.

Be cool, literally. All cycling jerseys are designed to let the air pass over your body as you are riding. They are made with synthetic mesh which lets constant air through and keeps your body temperature down. It also is smooth and does not stick to your body as you sweat. But make sure to choose a very finely woven fabric. Their are cheaper synthetic fabrics available, but they tend to leave contact rashes at joints as they are a bit rou…