Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 29
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    101
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    um, a personal question for the males...

    Ok, this is a bit of a strange question... Where does one position their "junk" when riding? I am no John Holmes by any means but it feels like my stuff gets in the way. Am I sitting incorrectly? Am I actually clyde in every sense of the word?

  2. #2
    your nightmare gal chipcom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    The Cracker Factory
    Posts
    24,352
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    To the left and slightly up for me.

    What kind of shorts are you wearing? You want something tight enough to keep the boys in place, made from a material that wicks moisture away from your skin with seams that will not rub you raw or cut into you. This is what bike shorts are for...or if you don't want to been seen in lycra, what wool/poly flat-lock seamed undies and gusseted crotch cargo/climbing shorts are for.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

  3. #3
    Senior Member rthomse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Lansdale,Pa
    My Bikes
    Cannondale R1000- IronHorse MTB
    Posts
    240
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Up and left for me as well.More natural that way. Tighter shorts work better than loose.Get good shorts with a well designed pad and the "boys" will be happy.
    06 Cannondale R1000. 08 Gary Fisher Marlin.2012 Specialized Sirrus Elite

  4. #4
    Genetics have failed me Scummer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Zorneding, Germany
    My Bikes
    Pedalforce CX1 & Trek Madone 5.9
    Posts
    2,830
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Up.. Doesn't matter what side, as long as it doesn't get squished by the saddle. After a few minutes of riding it will position itself anyway.
    Gelato aficionado.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    101
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hmm, I will have to try to arrange things better. I do have a pair of bicycle tights that I wear with shorts over them. No one should be subjected to me in skin tight pants...

    Thanks!

  6. #6
    Genetics have failed me Scummer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Zorneding, Germany
    My Bikes
    Pedalforce CX1 & Trek Madone 5.9
    Posts
    2,830
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Subjected to what? I ride with nothing but cycling shorts.
    Gelato aficionado.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Port Jefferson, NY
    Posts
    469
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by puckpack View Post
    Ok, this is a bit of a strange question... Where does one position their "junk" when riding? I am no John Holmes by any means but it feels like my stuff gets in the way. Am I sitting incorrectly? Am I actually clyde in every sense of the word?
    Once you put your tights on, reach in and 'settle' it similar to how you would if you had jeans and sat down weird. I find once I've done this, I can just hop on the saddle and everything's all good. Do this when you're changing so you don't have to reach into your pants in the company of other riders. It shouldn't move after that.

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    101
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Scummer View Post
    Subjected to what? I ride with nothing but cycling shorts.
    I am sure you can pull this off but I am a WAYS away from looking okay in tight pants.

    To much time on the couch has really sculpted my physique in a bad way...

  9. #9
    fishologist cohophysh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    My Bikes
    Diamondback MTB; Leader 736R
    Posts
    1,200
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Up and over the shoulder....LOL....sorry I couldn't resist
    We cannot solve problems with the same level of consciousness that created them. A.E.

    1990 Diamond Back MTB
    2007 Leader 736R
    www.cohocyclist.blogspot.com
    http://www.loopd.com/members/cohocyclist/Default.aspx



  10. #10
    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Upland Ca
    My Bikes
    Lemond Chambery/Cannondale R-900/Trek 8000 MTB/Burley Duet tandem
    Posts
    20,031
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    SOmetimes I sit and everything feels right............for about a minute. Then I might have to reach in and pull everything forward, including whatever plumbing my get in the way if I sit. Sometimes it feels as if I am postioned on a nerve, then I need to pull that forward and up too.

    I actually reach in, grab and pull when needed. WOW them gloves are smoooth!

    Tandem is another story. Let's just say I'll never care to ride with a male stoker! It's always nice when someone lends a hand!

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Boise, ID
    My Bikes
    LeMond Sarthe, Schwinn Voyager 11.8, Specialized Hardrock
    Posts
    111
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    Up and over the shoulder....
    ...like a continental soldier. Oh, nevermind.
    '08 Jamis Dakota 29er, '06 LeMond Sarthe, '92 Hardrock, '80 Schwinn Voyager 11.8

  12. #12
    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    South Florida
    My Bikes
    Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
    Posts
    16,012
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    4 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Scummer View Post
    Subjected to what? I ride with nothing but cycling shorts.
    Can't resist, how do you mount the cleats on the bottom of your bare feet?
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

  13. #13
    Senior Member dbikingman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Spokane/Tri-Cities WA
    My Bikes
    mountain bike, road bike
    Posts
    1,313
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    When I first started riding I had issues. I didn't have bike shorts then but wore compression shorts. Getting bike shorts mights have helped, but I notice now when I ride without bike shorts I don't have the same issues. I think one or both of the following may have helped, one is I lost weight and don't have the gut folding in on me when bent over and the other is a better bike fit.

    That said I got a new pair of bib shorts that seemed to have more padding upfront then what I was use to, it took some getting use to.

  14. #14
    Senior Member Shimagnolo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Zang's Spur, CO
    Posts
    6,285
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by puckpack View Post
    Ok, this is a bit of a strange question... Where does one position their "junk" when riding? I am no John Holmes by any means but it feels like my stuff gets in the way. Am I sitting incorrectly? Am I actually clyde in every sense of the word?
    Don't make me bring out the photo of the Polish cycling team.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Port Jefferson, NY
    Posts
    469
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Can't resist, how do you mount the cleats on the bottom of your bare feet?
    His big toe is SPD-compatible. Middle two toes are Look, and smallest toes are Crank Bros, and Speedplay respectively. When you have clipless toes, who needs cleats?

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Northern Nevada
    Posts
    3,735
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I tuck mine into my sock, usually the left one...
    Snuggish shorts are a big help. When I first started mountain biking, 20 years or so ago, I did a downhill in loose, floppy surfer shorts. At one point the boys swung down just as the bike came up and I nearly paralyzed myself.
    I don't like Lycra anymore, but a decent pair of mountain bike shorts ($45 or so on sale at places like REI) provides support without putting you on display. Or you can buy cycling underwear (Andiamo and Pearlizumi are two good brands) to wear under street shorts.
    Finally, make sure your saddle is level or nearly so. Occasionally I see people riding with the nose pointing up (?). That will smack your johnson for sure.
    Last edited by Velo Dog; 04-10-09 at 11:54 PM.

  17. #17
    Senior Member jboyd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Southern Illinois
    My Bikes
    Giant "Rainier"
    Posts
    784
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
    I tuck mine into my sock, usually the left one...
    Snuggish shorts are a big help. When I first started mountain biking, 20 years or so ago, I did a downhill in loose, floppy surfer shorts. At one point the boys swung down just as the bike came up and I nearly paralyzed myself.
    I don't like Lycra anymore, but a decent pair of mountain bike shorts ($45 or so on sale at places like REI) provides support without putting you on display. Or you can buy cycling underwear (Andiamo and Pearlizumi are two good brands) to wear under street shorts.
    Finally, make sure your saddle is level or nearly so. Occasionally I see people riding with the nose pointing up (?). That will smack your johnson for sure.

    What Velo Dog said. I only ride with Mtn Bike Baggies with the support on the inside. Some times a readjust is needed, to the left & forward position. And, he is spot on about the seat angle. I have seen as little as 1/8 inch tilt up cause complete numbness, and that is CREEPY
    http://www.homeairdirect.com Hey! It's What I Do

  18. #18
    Perineal Pressurized dobber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    In Ebritated
    Posts
    6,556
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeOnBike View Post
    ...like a continental soldier. Oh, nevermind.
    Come on...........

    does it wobble to and fro
    can you tie it in a knot
    can you tie it in a bow
    This is Africa, 1943. War spits out its violence overhead and the sandy graveyard swallows it up. Her name is King Nine, B-25, medium bomber, Twelfth Air Force. On a hot, still morning she took off from Tunisia to bomb the southern tip of Italy. An errant piece of flak tore a hole in a wing tank and, like a wounded bird, this is where she landed, not to return on this day, or any other day.

  19. #19
    Senior Member knzn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Wichita Kansas
    My Bikes
    1 comfort bike, a 1988-ish Rockhopper Comp that I like a lot, and 1 1973 sears 10 speed that needs restored or a new home.And now a Trek 1000.
    Posts
    177
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Boys will be boys.

  20. #20
    Genetics have failed me Scummer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Zorneding, Germany
    My Bikes
    Pedalforce CX1 & Trek Madone 5.9
    Posts
    2,830
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Can't resist, how do you mount the cleats on the bottom of your bare feet?
    Touche.
    Gelato aficionado.

  21. #21
    Senior Member knzn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Wichita Kansas
    My Bikes
    1 comfort bike, a 1988-ish Rockhopper Comp that I like a lot, and 1 1973 sears 10 speed that needs restored or a new home.And now a Trek 1000.
    Posts
    177
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    By the way, who ever came up with "junk?"

    I think lots of things about them, but not junk!

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Madison, WI
    My Bikes
    83 Trek 620, 84 Raleigh Portage, 84 Schwinn Voyageur, 85 Trek 460
    Posts
    463
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Last year I purchased a Miyata 310 for $30 that had been sitting in a shed for 10 years or so. I sold it for $200 after giving it a thorough cleaning and complete overhaul, new tape, new tires, etc. It came with the saddle pointed up at a 45 degree angle. Is it any wonder the previous (male) owner stopped riding?

  23. #23
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Miami, FL
    My Bikes
    2009 Cannondale Caad9-7/2009 BMC SLX01/2011 Marin Nail Trail 29er
    Posts
    1,715
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    up and to the left,

  24. #24
    creaky old bones FZ1Tom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Springfield, Misery
    My Bikes
    Trek 7200
    Posts
    267
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Just have to discreetly adjust things upwards from time to time - when I first tried on bike shorts (bellwether baggies, also got a pair of Trek shorts on clearance and wear those under regular knit shorts) the boys were being juggled with every step or turn of the crank. A wee bit stressful....

    Tom

  25. #25
    Senior? Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    My Bikes
    GMC Topkick mountain bike, Schwinn World Traveler, GMC Denali road bike
    Posts
    271
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    SOmetimes I sit and everything feels right............for about a minute. Then I might have to reach in and pull everything forward, including whatever plumbing my get in the way if I sit. Sometimes it feels as if I am postioned on a nerve, then I need to pull that forward and up too.

    I actually reach in, grab and pull when needed. WOW them gloves are smoooth!

    Tandem is another story. Let's just say I'll never care to ride with a male stoker! It's always nice when someone lends a hand!
    I take it she leans forward, and reaches over your shoulder?

    Seriously, this is good advice. I have problems getting into a tucked position, because everything seems to start rolling around, in a painful way.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •