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Old 05-11-08, 09:49 PM   #1
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Personal question.

Hey everyone, I hope this isn't a topic that's been discussed. If so, please forgive the redundancy.

I have just started biking - and I'm doing about ten miles a day (I know, a whimp -but I'm overweight, so back off!).

About a week after I did this, I noticed that the (brace yourself guys) skin on the tip of the head of my who's-your-daddy started peeling off. Not chaffing, but pealing.

Has anyone else ever dealt with this? Is there something I'm doing wrong?

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Old 05-11-08, 10:07 PM   #2
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I don't have that problem but this thread definitely wins over the one about butt cream...wins hands down.
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Old 05-11-08, 10:09 PM   #3
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awesome - are there awards for that?
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I think I would see my Dr about my who's-your-daddy!

Not to be controversial, but are you keeping yourself hygienically clean and not allowing who's-your-daddy to marinate in urine? I had to run sick call in the Army and saw way to many feet and private part problems due to poor hygiene!

Don't linger around in warm, moist shorts after a ride. Shower and dry well. Apply powder liberally! Put on clean fresh clothing

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Old 05-11-08, 10:23 PM   #5
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Windburn and/or sunburn. Put some pants on.
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Old 05-11-08, 11:00 PM   #6
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Try keeping both hands on the bars while riding...
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Old 05-12-08, 06:06 AM   #7
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Vitamin D&E ointment, or diaper rash stuff. Watch positioning to avoid abrasion.
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Old 05-12-08, 06:35 AM   #8
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Maybe it's moulting, it is Spring...

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I just wanted to say 10 miles when you first start is awesome. We have several intro rides going on and 2-6 miles is generally the most they cover.
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I'm still trying to figure which topic this falls under: Advocacy or Safety-??
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We don,t want the OP losing his "head " over this situation.
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Are you sure that a bike is all you've been riding?
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Maybe it's moulting
That's what other snakes do when they grow, right? Why should the trouser variety be any different? Maybe the OP should measure.
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Oh no!
I see another chamois creme thread coming our way!
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Is there something I'm doing wrong?
What are you wearing in the way of pants/shorts/underwear?

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Perhaps soaking it in something warm and wet would help?
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Get some cycling shorts and wear them without underwear. Most cyclists wear cycling shorts for a reason.
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Technically... there's no skin there... so I would definitely get it checked out.
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I'm gonna say positioning yourself will help. I'm sort of large down there, and find that comfort is much improved by wearing underwear or a jock strap that's tight enough to hold my stuff up against my belly.
Letting it flop around with loose or no underwear is asking for trouble, either from chafing or thumping things against the seat.

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Hey everyone, I hope this isn't a topic that's been discussed. If so, please forgive the redundancy.

I have just started biking - and I'm doing about ten miles a day (I know, a whimp -but I'm overweight, so back off!).

About a week after I did this, I noticed that the (brace yourself guys) skin on the tip of the head of my who's-your-daddy started peeling off. Not chaffing, but pealing.

Has anyone else ever dealt with this? Is there something I'm doing wrong?

Sincerely,
Unable to cross my legs in Texas.
See a doctor. I've never had this problem in all my years of riding a bike.
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