So I know there is a ton of info in the race and road areas, but I also know some of us (I almost didn't) won't wander in there since we are our "breed" if you will. Well I wanted to perhaps a Clyde/Athena specific thread on these narsty buggers. As people with larger frames, perhaps more meat in the sensitive areas, higher rates of chafing, saddles not made for larger folk (necessarily) and so on. We need a comfortably place to discuss our pained posteriors.
- What might have caused them?
- What did you do to treat them? (Home or doc remedies welcomed)
- What do you do to prevent them?
- What have you done NOT to get them?
My .02 cents:
I started getting one recently, and although it hasn't totally gone away, I have been more vigilant on how I ride. I am guessing I got it from my commuter bike. The original seat I had that I NEVER had issues with is falling apart, so to just get the bike running I used a plush gel seat that is too big for riding to and from work on. It looks like it pushed my shorts up and rubbed me raw. I took the road bike today (with a better saddle) and had no issues.
I will post up what works, luckily a lot of "pre doctor" remedies are to use diaper cream....and having a 9 month old means there is plenty at home. Should be gone shortly I am hoping.
So what say ye my fellow riders?