I often get the piss taken out of me at work for being a full kit wanker.
I do a 30km round trip 5 days a week, which takes about 35 mins depending on traffic. It does sound a big mad to spend 10 mins either side of that getting changed. But if I was going to do a 5-10km run - I’m not going to do it in my shirt and trousers am I?
My kit is:
3x short tights
3x jerseys (zip off long sleeves)
2x merino thermal for winter
1x gore waterproof jacket / jersey for very wet
2x sets of leg warmers
I could ride in civilian clothes but then it would be super sweaty and gross and generally just uncomfortable, I’d still have to change out of whatever I rode in when I have a flannel wash anyway (no luxury showers).
Wearing cycling gear is just so much more comfortable and practical. Especially in the rain.