I have been searching for reasonable biking shorts. I pulled out my bathing suite and thought WOW these might work. Long, fast drying, great wicking, light and inexpensive although I do look like Bozo the clown. I went out for a 20 miler and if not for drawing more attention than usual they worked well. I gave up on spandex a long time ago. I usually wear some inexpensive wicking tank or T from Walmart or Old Navy. Then just some cotton boxer briefs, Fruit of the Loom fleece shorts and Sketcher sandals. Sketchers are my favorite shoes. They are light with a wide toe box and have a firm sole which makes them great for cycling. I decided to swap out my cotton briefs for something with more wicking capabilities. I found Body-Sensors by Terramar. They are 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex. Very comfortable and keep me dryer than cotton. I picked up 4 pair at Sierra Trading Post for a great price. My shorts are great but I would like to find something less bulky so I could easily rinse them out when touring. A bathing suite or Board shorts might be just the ticket. I will have to research further for something less conspicuous.