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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 08-24-13, 09:30 AM   #1
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I've rode my rump raw

Last Tuesday I went 60 miles and the last 15 were REALLY uncomfortable due to my rump not being in shape. Last night I did 50 and it was worse as the rump had not fully recovered. The question I have is that is there a point to where you are not progressing due to not "healing" up enough before you get on the bike again? I know a slow build-up is probably best and that's what I'm doing but I don't want to go backwards by stretching it out too much.
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Stand up more often as you pedal.

Sometimes you just need to Stop and apply some chamois lube.
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On a related note, does anybody have any suggestions for post ride rump care?
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On a related note, does anybody have any suggestions for post ride rump care?
10 minute soapy soak in hot bath water.
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A good barrier ointment or cream that is Dimethicone based...Or Resinol ointment....

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On all my rides I do "ten at the top" which means at the top of any small rise I stand up and coast for a count of ten. This restores blood flow to the area and prevents (at least for me) saddle sores. I used to get saddle sores every month or so but now I haven't had any since doing 10 at the top on my rides. Charlie
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It's really important to keep the area clean, including clean shorts. If you are still sore it's probably not the best idea to do a lot of miles until it's healed. You're not helping yourself if you are injuring an injury. As 10wheels said, get in the habit of standing at regular intervals. I don't use creams unless I'm going over 200 miles non-stop. When I do I use udder butter from the farm supply store. It's much cheaper and in some cases much better than the "for bicyclist" stuff and it's medicated.
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Stand up more often as you pedal.

Sometimes you just need to Stop and apply some chamois lube.
Chamois lube? During a ride? WTH?
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Stand up more often as you pedal.

Sometimes you just need to Stop and apply some chamois lube.
I do stand here and there for sure to get some relief. It's kind of like playing guitar, when you are just piddling around and then start playing more your fingers get raw. If you play TOO much any callouses you have come off but if you work at it right you increase callouses, etc. Playing more puts you back. Just wondering about the same thing for biking. Not that I expect any rump callouses to come of, etc.
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A good barrier ointment or cream that is Dimethicone based...Or Resinol ointment....
Aha! We appear to have some aveeno baby ointment laying around. I confiscated it and will try it next time I need it. It has the required ingredient. Woot.

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DZ nutz is the $hit. Has tree oil or some crap to help w/ any issues you may have gotten before using it. I reserve it for those 5+ hr days as added insurance on the end of those long rides, last thing I want to worry about is my saddle
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