Okay, a little lighter topic now...
I had to run down to the grocery today and was wearing one of my Utilikilts (for those of you keeping track at home, it was my tan original UK). I didn't feel like climbing into a pair of shorts, and decided that I was going to risk the fly-up factor.
My number one reason for not having done this thus far was that I didn't want to scare small children, have women constantly throwing their phone numbers at me (possibly getting into my brakes or derailleurs and forcing me off the road), or give drivers another reason to react with shock as I "suddenly appeared in front of them." You never know what people's reactions to a kilt are going to be.
But, I figured, the trip was less than a mile, round trip. So what the heck.
I am happy to announce that it worked PERFECTLY. Perhaps because the top bar on my bike frame is slightly lowered, the apron (or "front") of my kilt hung down perfectly and fly-up was never a concern. I was comfortable, ventilated, and stylish the entire trip down to Giant Eagle.
So, kilts and bikes most certainly DO mix.
People, not speed.