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Old 11-08-08, 11:36 PM   #1
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Possibly weird/gross question

ok so this might be gross to some people but i just need some advice.

when i ride, after a while my area between my "Pouch" and my butt becomes very raw. its like a burn. not sure why, but im pretty sure its from rubbing.

i wear boxer briefs some loose padded shorts and some basketball shorts over that.

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Old 11-08-08, 11:45 PM   #2
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Bike shorts are built without a seam in that area for a reason, and they work!

If yo don't like the lycra look, then go with a pair of mountain bike shorts. Pretty much the same but with a bermuda shorts shell type cover.

Do not wear underwear, gym shorts, thong under cycling shorts. The seams are killers. Also try a cream under and along side the nutty buddies. Helps lube to prevent chaffing!
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Old 11-08-08, 11:46 PM   #3
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i wear boxer briefs some loose padded shorts and some basketball shorts over that.
While I have liberated myself from these problems (as a new 'bent rider, I think I get to be annoyingly condescending for another week or two), I will beat others to punch and say: lose the cotton and loose fabric. Sweat, wet fabric, and friction will lead you to much grief. Buy a pair of lycra shorts if not proper cycling shorts with a chamois. Use tools like Chamois Butter to lubricate as necessary. Now's a great time to buy cycling clothes, with the weather changing and retail sales plunging.
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Bike shorts are built without a seam in that area for a reason, and they work!

If yo don't like the lycra look, then go with a pair of mountain bike shorts. Pretty much the same but with a bermuda shorts shell type cover.

Do not wear underwear, gym shorts, thong under cycling shorts. The seams are killers. Also try a cream under and along side the nutty buddies. Helps lube to prevent chaffing!
Damn you Mr Beanz, you beat me to it!
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Old 11-08-08, 11:50 PM   #5
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I'm quick!

Some examples of what mtb shorts look like. Seems expensive but that area between your pouch and butt will thank you!

http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_id=1122
Pic of the roadie shorts. Look at the pic below the shorts to see the chamois (pad/red-orange in color). No seams for comfort!
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=1120

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Jinkwp - taint a bad question
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Old 11-09-08, 01:29 AM   #7
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wow thanks for the quick replys guys. ya i guess i should invest in some good biking clothes. i will keep away from the cotton also.

i tried to avoid using the word taint. haha
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I use Creamy Petroleum Jelly from the Dollar Store.
Even with bike shorts you will need some.
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Bike shorts and butt cream will cure what ails ya.

I used to have the same issue. I usually wear a pair of shorts over my lycra and use ass creme and I have no issues.

Used to...and man oh man could that little spot get tender.
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While I have liberated myself from these problems (as a new 'bent rider, I think I get to be annoyingly condescending for another week or two),
Actually, many 'bent riders remain condescending throughout their cycling careers.
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Actually, many 'bent riders remain condescending throughout their cycling careers.
I think it's to do with the sound of laughter and the fact that no one will let them into their pace line.
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I think it's to do with the sound of laughter and the fact that no one will let them into their pace line.
Or their insistence that a 'bent is the answer to everything, even problems a simple bike fitting or change addresses. "Sore butt? Nah, forget changing saddles, go for the 'bent!"
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Or their insistence that a 'bent is the answer to everything, even problems a simple bike fitting or change addresses. "Sore butt? Nah, forget changing saddles, go for the 'bent!"
Geez, drifting a little off-topic aren't we?

WELL, ahem... I've been pointing people to WTB saddles and good bike fitting for the last 10 years. But that doesn't change my choice of bike for longer rides- a Easy Racer recumbent. I've been 'bent for 25 years, but that doesn't keep me from having a stable of uprights, too.
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ok so i got rid of the boxers and lubed up a bit. my goodness what a difference.

it actually helped a lot. thanks guys!
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I would go for the whipped cream option. Feel's great and if you add a couple of glacee cherries, you have the perfect high energy mid ride snack.

Well this thread was meant to be gross.
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Bike shorts and butt cream will cure what ails ya.

I used to have the same issue. I usually wear a pair of shorts over my lycra and use ass creme and I have no issues.

Used to...and man oh man could that little spot get tender.
Bike shorts and Assos butt buttr FTW!

BTW, I ride in cotton boxer briefs that don't have padding or a seam. They're also snug, almost like compression shorts. Sometimes on longer rides, I use Bodyglide to lubricate the area. I bought the Bodyglide a couple years ago and I'm not even half way through it. Mostly cuz I don't use it that often. YMMV.
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i use bike shorts but no butt butter, if i do decide to go with the butt butter is it applied to the butt or the chamois part of your shorts?
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The chamois part of your shorts. That's what it says on the jar.
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I have a pair of Pearl Izumi lycra touring shorts with a really thick artificial chamois. They feel a bit unwieldy at first, but I've had no soreness on my little 10-15 mile rides.

If I'm going somewhere where I feel self conscious about the lycra and fat thighs, I carry a pair of gym shorts to slip over them.
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