Butt problems, possibly TMI (avert your eyes if you need to)
I've had two comfort issues recently. First problem was some irritation around the anus. Cycling didn't hurt, but lots of other things did. I went to a doctor, and it turned out to be a yeast infection. I didn't know that happened to guys. :cry:
Apparently the warmer weather and more riding teamed up to cause moisture (imagine that!) that led to the problem. I have a prescription cream that is treating it well.
I rode a century ride a week ago, and toward the end of the ride, it felt as if the saddle (Brooks B17) was "off". I looked at it when I got home, and it almost appeared that it had rotated to the left slightly and dropped a few millimeters.
I carefully re-adjusted it before riding this past week.
The first part of the week was more comfortable. Later in the week, I was getting a nasty painful spot near the crease with my leg. It felt like one of the rivets was gouging me through my bike shorts. I inspected the saddle and everything looked fine.
I found the problem while in the shower. I have a zit/cyst/painful bump or something in that spot. :twitchy:
It's not a saddle sore, it not really a weight bearing place, but it does rub the saddle when riding. Short of breaking out the recumbent for commuting (which I may do) how can I treat this thing? I know it'll go away on it's own, but I don't want to stop riding until then.