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Cyclist Friend Explains Necessity Of $35 Socks

  • code_joe Posts: 107
    QUOTE Oct 25, 2010 7:21 PM GMT
    http://www.theonion.com/articles/cyclist-friend-explains-necessity-of-35-socks,18259/
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    QUOTE Oct 25, 2010 8:21 PM GMT
    HAHAHAHAHA..

    I love it !

    you know what ? i WANT those socks !
  • t0mb0mb Posts: 50
    QUOTE Oct 26, 2013 4:51 AM GMT
    Lol! Thanks for that
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    QUOTE Oct 26, 2013 5:43 AM GMT
    Hahahaha this is hilarious. The ending caught me off guard, but makes sense!
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    QUOTE Nov 05, 2013 6:17 AM GMT
    code_joe saidhttp://www.theonion.com/articles/cyclist-friend-explains-necessity-of-35-socks,18259/
    From the article: "Throughout the 10-minute conversation, Coseglia, who took up biking several months ago and rides an average of 6.5 miles two times per week, ..."

    Uhh...I wear $5 socks from Target, hand-me-down clothes, and cheap Walmart "Vans-style" skate shoes with BMX pedals, and currently average over 40 miles per week...and that's just what's logged on Strava, which I don't use on every ride.

    In fact, I recently did a 30 mile ride (technical trails, not road) wearing nothing but sock-less boat shoes and swim trunks, no shirt, because it was just too hot and humid for clothes.

    6.5 miles two times per week is less than the average school kid who rides to school cause he's too young to have a car.
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    QUOTE Nov 05, 2013 6:58 AM GMT
    I guess that means you are better than the fictional subject of an Onion article.
  • Beeftastic Posts: 1643
    QUOTE Nov 05, 2013 7:00 AM GMT
    Well, I didn't see the article going THAT WAY lol. That was extremely funny. And it made me extremely hard.
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    QUOTE Nov 05, 2013 7:19 AM GMT
    Absolutely Hilarious!
  • CFL_Oakland Posts: 630
    QUOTE Nov 08, 2013 5:39 AM GMT
    Funny article, I was not expecting the ending!icon_eek.gif

    erik911sd saidI guess that means you are better than the fictional subject of an Onion article.


    Heh.

  • roadbikeRob Posts: 8141
    QUOTE Nov 09, 2013 9:50 PM GMT
    $35 socks, whats next $200 tighty whiteysicon_question.gif
  • tuffguyndc Posts: 4423
    QUOTE Nov 09, 2013 10:08 PM GMT
    if you are not a cyclist than you would not understand why he spent that amount of money on a pair of socks.
  • roadbikeRob Posts: 8141
    QUOTE Nov 09, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    tuffguyndc saidif you are not a cyclist than you would not understand why he spent that amount of money on a pair of socks.
    I am a cyclist but I still don't understand the supposed need to waste $35 on one pair of socks.
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    QUOTE Nov 09, 2013 10:39 PM GMT
    erik911sd saidI guess that means you are better than the fictional subject of an Onion article.

    Yeah, all this drama over a parody. Now the reality:

    There are indeed specialized biking socks, though not typically as pricey as this Onion piece suggests. They wick moisture well, when you're sweating heavily during a long ride. They're also thin, not like bulky cotton socks. That keeps your feet cooler, and also more snug in your cycling boots.

    Pedaling doesn't create the foot impact of running and other sports, so you don't need a thick, and insulating, padded sock bottom. And if you're riding over several days, as I sometimes do, the thinner, synthetic socks can be hand washed in a hotel sink and will quickly dry overnight. The same is true of my briefs, shorts and jerseys, too. By morning they're all dry.

    It also happens that I use my biking socks with my golf shoes, as well. While they really don't offer any performance advantages in golfing, as they do for road biking, I like the bike sock patterns that are available more than plain cotton ankle socks. I even have a pair of biking socks with the HRC equals-sign logo on them.
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    QUOTE Nov 10, 2013 1:02 AM GMT
    My Swiftwicks are awesome. I even wear them to work with my business attire. Their prosthetic sock (The Valor) is even more awesome. The Valor is the best piece of gear I never knew I needed.