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Originally Posted by BigUgly
I am embarking on a long ride 2 weeks from now. 120 miles one day, 80 miles the next. The farthest I have ridden in one shot was 70 miles without resting. We plan on taking a break around mile 60 or so. I was thinking maybe at some point in the ride I should reapply some chamois cream? Anyone have any advice?
I carry a small canister of chamois creme in my handlebar bag when I'm on longer rides. I don't usually find it necessary to reload on a 100k ride, but when I'm out for a century, 200k or longer then I definitely need a reapplication or two. Depending on the weather, I might need to reapply more often. Super hot or really rainy rides mean I'll either sweat away or wash away a lot of it sooner.
The trial sized canister of Assos (comes with their shorts) is a perfect size to bring along for a 200 - 400k ride.
I also carry extra sunscreen, and used to keep both items in the same type of Nalgene squeeze bottle. My ride partner asked why my sunscreen bottle says "FACE" on the side. I told her it's so when I'm really tired at 20+ hrs into a ride, I don't mix it up with the one that says "A**", and accidentally smear my face with chamois creme instead of sunscreen. Clear, concise labelling is a must.
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Last edited by CliftonGK1; 06-14-10 at 01:59 PM.