Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Butt Crack Cycling

Before spin class last weekend everyone seemed to be celebrating getting power restored (we got ours finally back late Thursday). If you don't have electricity nor heat, contemplating going to the spin asylum to warm up a little starts looking attractive. Note that the hot yoga place was also trying to attract people to swing by to charge up their electronic devices while sweating with the gumby barbies but I wasn't that desperate. I considered it but felt spinning felt a more attractive choice.

That was about to change.

Once the class started in earnest the instructor had everyone out of the saddle and I felt a breeze where one should never feel a breeze. Since the wash was still backed up due to no washing machine I was reaching to the bottom of the cycling short bin for shorts that haven't been worn in quite some time. Apparently, these shorts were carriers of the disease of butt crack cycling.

Every time I was out of the saddle I could tell this would be an issue. Luckily the class was not full but the rows behind me were full. I now had a choice to make: be oblivious to the butt crack on display or try to hike the shorts up repeatedly. I chose the hiking method.

This proved difficult over the course of the hour long class. It did distract me so the class went faster than usual. When it was time to leave, I didn't look the people behind me in the eye and wanted to get out as quickly as possible.

Wonder if I'll get stink eye the next time I go to a class. Even so, I'll probably wear a different pair of shorts. I expect to use the oblivious play then.

That will be a much more attractive choice.


Jford said...

That is kind of funny, and the exact reason that when I did spin classes, I was always in the front row!

Al's CL Reviews said...

That is funny.

Carolina John said...

yea, I get that. My favorite is chicks biking on their aero bars with just a sports bra on, or something that is too loose or not providing "full coverage".

So you put on a show this time. If they didn't appreciate the performance it's their problem. I bet you'll get more winks than the stink eye next time.

Sarah said...

Hahah, this is awesome. I hate that, and I have limited cycling gear so I have to wash wash wash all the time!!

Spandex King said...

Glad to hear that you have power and are safe. No comment on the butt crack cycling.

Kate Geisen said...

All you can do is laugh...and wear different shorts next time. :)

TriMOEngr said...

Luckily, athletes don't tend to be a particularly judgemental (or modest) bunch. I think you are good. I only have two pairs of shorts (bike and tri) so I fear this being me one day. And some shirts are simply not long enough! LOL

Unknown said...


Butt Crack Cycling would be an excellent name for a riding club!