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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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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    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....
    Last edited by Notgrownup; 08-24-13 at 11:26 AM.
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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.
    It doesn't get harder, you just go slower.

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    I ride about 100 miles a week, and thoroughly enjoy a once weekly Epsom salt bath.

    Keep clean, keep dry, and keep riding.

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    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

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    ...more like waffle butt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Notgrownup View Post
    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.

    Thanks

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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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    Time for a user name change "Monkey Butt". Other than that I don't have anything to offer.

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