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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 04-10-09, 06:14 PM   #1
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...

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Subjected to what? I ride with nothing but cycling shorts.
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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.
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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...
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Up and over the shoulder....LOL....sorry I couldn't resist
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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!
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Up and over the shoulder....
...like a continental soldier. Oh, nevermind.
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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.

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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
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...like a continental soldier. Oh, nevermind.
Come on...........

does it wobble to and fro
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By the way, who ever came up with "junk?"

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

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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.
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