I just ride what people who don't cycle used to call "bicycle shorts" that are spandex with no padding. I like Aero Tech, but honestly I buy what I see on sale. Winter I wear whatever Lycra tights I find for a decent price and Fall and Spring will wear Lycra knickers or capris. I am in California and I find good prices on things at Ross Stores and Marshalls or even Target or Walmart, or Costco. I don't find I need technical for that. I also do buy T-shirts that wick occasionally for casual cycling and I also have probably 20+ DF jerseys that I also wear. I ordered recumbent jerseys once and I did not like the fit, although the front and/or side pockets were nice. I do get more technical with cycling outerwear, although running gear works, and real cycling socks also in Winter. I do buy sun protective arm and leg warmers, but they also don't have to cycling specific. It really is a great thing about riding recumbents that we can get clothing that works at whatever budget we prefer.