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timujin wrote:So... yeah. First time going, but I've done a lot of other desert-y type stuff. I'm planning on being one of those, um, douchebags (?) wearing a shemagh as a skirt and a couple of extras tied around the waist to tie around my face in a dust storm and to offer others for the same. I like loose linen shirts and linen pants, too. My experience is that loose and flowing with freedom in the crotchal area is key. I'd wear a kilt, but damn those things are expensive. Usually made of heavier fabric, too. With the shemagh, you can gather it up and tie it off when you're riding a bike.
I've never heard of wearing a shemagh as a skirt being a negative. Maybe that's a regional thing?
I do the tie-up trick, too. I'm a big fan of tying my skirt into a rosette on one side, hopping off my bike and unfurling said skirt.
Nighttime? I have no idea yet, though whatever it is will likely have lights of some sort. Amazon has a bunch of different "rice lights", which are string lights with small LEDs:http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_ ... ice+lights
You can either buy battery operated ones or rewire them to run off of batteries. The real reason I like them is that it's easier than stringing your own.
Also... can someone explain shirtcock?
It's when a man wears a shirt, but no pants.
And no . . . no one can really explain it.
. . . Actually, it's kind of a cowardly/sneaky way of being naked* and that's why I personally don't care for it. Just be naked, already. It's more noble to be naked and imperfect than sneaky &/or apologetic in a shirt.
* Although--at this point--some folks just do it to get a reaction.