Turn Old Bike Shorts into a Winter Wind Blocking Layer
Chances are you have a pair of old cycling shorts that have been pushed out of your regular rotation, forgotten in the back of the drawer. Now you can give them a new life.
I’ve found that many winter
rights tights put wind blocking material over the knees and thighs only to stop short of the most critical parts, leaving your crotch subject to arctic air blowing across your bits and pieces at 15-20mph. If the tights have a chamois built in, the problem is compounded because it’s not practical to wear separate bike shorts underneath.
With a pair of small cosmetic scissors, carefully snip the edge stitching on the chamois of your old shorts and remove it. Then, simply slip them on over your tights. They’ll add a layer to help block the wind, and it’s a great way to use a pair with a less than perfect chamois or worn out gripper or elastic.