n. A middle-aged man who is a devotee of cycling or some other sport that requires or encourages the wearing of Lycra.
These "middle-aged men in lycra" or MAMILs, as the tribe has unflatteringly been dubbed, will be out in force this weekend as the Tour de France begins in the northern English country of Yorkshire, many of them wearing day-glo outfits and tight shorts.
In 1986, when I first turned professional, you were viewed as some sort of freak if you rode a bike…but now there are Mamils and Mawils (Middle Aged Women In Lycra) everywhere.
This disappointed many expensively kitted-out MAMILs (middle-aged men in lycra) who take their ocean swimming seriously.
How about an equal opportunity photo of the middle aged women in Lycra (MAWIL)? Those ladies are in some great shape!