I've always been amazed by people who can ride in shorts.
|no helmet? shame on me. but this was last year.|
I've tried the not-deodorizing but heavily-misting rides.
|gosh, i wish my muffin top was gone now...|
I don't mind riding in the rain, but there are three major problems with going this direction:
1) As if sweaty pants weren't bad enough to peel off your sweaty ass, now you have soaking wet sweaty pants to deal with.
2) Not all of us live in areas where it readily rains. I certainly don't. This isn't upstate NY anymore.
and 3) When you fall off, as you're sure to do....well, it's even worse than usual.
|i love me a good mud bath.|
|afraid of water my ass.|
Not all of us have trusty steeds or adequate swimming holes though. And it comes back to the soaking wet pants or riding in shorts again.
So where does this leave us? As far as ponies go, I'm a firm believer that there's no such thing as too much spraying in the face with the hose.
What's that? Your horse isn't a complete
But what about my poor, melting self? Where does this leave me beside slightly wet from hose spray-back? Perfectly cool on my lower half because I dug out an old pair of jeans that has a very convienent hole for my derrier. It's not noticable when I'm standing as the back pocket scrunches down and hides it, nor is it visible when I'm sitting in the saddle. That is, unless, I'm in half seat or posting. Which is just fine by me because a) I have few inhibitions, and b) I hate peeling sweaty underwear off after the half hour ride home that follows a good (or bad) ride. Air flow, baby. Air flow.
So am I advocating putting a huge hole in your jeans for your riding pleasure?
Why, yes. Yes I am.