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Dear PoPville – Biking Without a Shirt: Do it or Disgusting?

by Prince Of Petworth June 27, 2013 at 1:30 pm 56 Comments

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Photo by PoPville flickr user katiecampbell

“Dear PoPville,

I’m wondering what people think about biking shirtless. I have a 6 mile commute and am not looking forward to biking home in 90+ degree heat. I understand bike jerseys are good for this but I’ve always avoided buying biking gear. I don’t want to dress like a middle aged Lance Armstrong wannabee. I wonder if there is any consensus on biking shirtless. I wouldn’t be doing it to show off or anything, it’s just hot. Ultimately I guess I’ll do it if I feel like it but I want to know if I’ll be offending everyone I pass?”

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