Anyway, I got to choose my favorite print, so I went with the Paradise Print. There was a "special fit" note on this skirt which indicated that the shorts are more compressive and the back rise lower this spring, so if you're between sizes you may want to go up. I usually wear an XS in the Gym Girl Ultra, though the last two I got seemed to have different elastic in the waist, so I sent them back for S. Since I have larger thighs, I decided to go up to the S in the Cruiser Bike Girl. I'm glad I did, because I couldn't have handled a more compressive short. The waist is a little big (and it is lower in the back like they said) but since I'm sitting the entire time, I don't have to worry about it falling down.
I took a chance and wore it the first time today on a 90 minute ride! I normally wouldn't try out something new on such a long workout (I haven't cycled this long in over two years! LOL) but my other cycling workout during the week is a brick and I can't attempt that with the padding in this skirt.
My hubby was nice enough to wake up early on a Saturday morning to take a picture of me before I left!
|Ignore the lack of makeup and instead focus on the adorable skirt!!|
After the ride, I didn't feel sweaty or icky, but I still changed out of my workout clothes for the nearly hour drive home. When I got home and hung up my gear, it was most definitely sweaty! How nice that it didn't feel heavy and wet on me while I was working out.
The one thing I liked the best about this skirt was that I didn't feel conspicuous walking around with "bike shorts" on. I always hate walking around with skin-tight shorts on and especially with cycling shorts because of the padding. I didn't feel that way at all with this skirt! It was awesome. I would have felt comfortable going into the store in my workout gear!
So, as you may have guessed, I'm sold on this skirt! I have actually been looking for cycling capris and tights for the fall and winter riding, so I will be watching Skirt Sports actively (ok, obsessively! LOL) waiting for the Cruiser Bike Girl Knicker Skirt and the Cruisin' Tights to go on sale!
And here is my first time for a disclosure!! How exciting! I did win this skirt in a contest on the Skirt Sports Facebook page, but all of my opinions are my own. I was not asked to do a review of this item by the company. How was that? :D