Curse you CycleOps… A bike thong? A thong?
Photo from REI
Accordingly, Mrs. Bgddy chimed in: “Yours keeps the sweat off of your bike. Mine is a string up my butt”.
Alas, I endured one full winter using a towel over my top tube to keep the sweat off of my bike. I’d drop it almost every ride and have to stop to pick it up before commencing my misery on the trainer. Finally it was too much – plus, CycleOps sweetened the pot by adding the phone/remote attachment so I can actually hear my phone ring over the movie I have playing so I can pause it should I have to answer the phone – I found my thong at the bike shop a couple of weeks ago… I had to have it.
Sadly, it’s not quite as sexy as my wife’s thong but at least my bike doesn’t have to be wiped down after every ride anymore.
If, like me, you choose to endure the grinder, AKA “the trainer”, over wrapping yourself up like Ralphie’s little brother in A Christmas Story to train through the winter, definitely pick up a… Um… Dammit. A bike thong.
God Almighty. Phrasing.