Wanna know something that chafes my spokes? People who ride their bikes on busy streets. Why do they choose to do this? Especially when most of them look like this guy:
Bicycling is a great form of exercise and people that look like the man in this picture (and me), should hop on their Western Flyers more often to pedal away a few pounds. However, please do everyone a favor and stay off the congested highways. There's a reason why all those bicycle lanes that our tax dollars paid for are scarcely used. It's called common-sense.
While I'm at it, let's stay away from that Lance Armstrong rack at Dick's Sporting Goods too! Those clothes are not intended for you, even if they do come in XXXL. Do not allow the manufacturers (or your own mirror) to deceive you. You are Tour De Frankfurter, not Tour De France. Admit this to yourself the next time you contemplate purchasing form-fitting spandex anything!
Instead…put on some elasticized shorts (the kind that expand from 36in - 44in), a loose-fitting cotton t-shirt, (helmet if you must), and find a road less travelled to do your cardio. It's much safer, you will be dressed more appropriately for the age and shape you are in…and you will endear yourself to curmudgeons like me, who have to resist the urge to run you over.
"Things are not as bad as they seem. They are worse"... Bill Press