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Old 11-07-12, 08:28 AM   #1
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Cold wedding tackle

I've been complaining (whining) about cold toes recently but this morning, my (so as to keep the NSFW police away) wedding tackle was really cold, slightly painful (I've had the mens-double bypass so I don't need to be worried about the quantity or quality of my little swimmers, just this morning's pain). I'm still wearing cycling shorts under a baselayer and running tights (double-layer lycra on the front) and my legs are fine but this morning, ouch!

Those of you who commute in near-freezing or below and wear cycling shorts in the warmer weather, do you continue to wear cycling shorts or do you wear undies or other underlayer(s)?
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I've been complaining (whining) about cold toes recently but this morning, my (so as to keep the NSFW police away) wedding tackle was really cold, slightly painful (I've had the mens-double bypass so I don't need to be worried about the quantity or quality of my little swimmers, just this morning's pain). I'm still wearing cycling shorts under a baselayer and running tights (double-layer lycra on the front) and my legs are fine but this morning, ouch!

Those of you who commute in near-freezing or below and wear cycling shorts in the warmer weather, do you continue to wear cycling shorts or do you wear undies or other underlayer(s)?
This week I've done a few days between -2C and 4C. I've found it OK just to wear cheap running pants (like €10-15) made out of Lycra« Black fiber with nothing underneath. I'm actually surprised how warm they are for the money. No pain and no coldness
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There are Wind block briefs , out . along time ago
XC Nordic skiiers may like mini-me warm too

I have Wind proof Shell pants with a fleece liner. circulation to Junk is maintained.
could be Rain Pants and thick Fleece Pants under them..

I got some that the 2 layers are sewn together..


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I would NOT suggest rubbing it to warm it up. That is for sure.
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there is a neoprene bag marketed for just this purpose... don't remember the name tho, could prolly DIY.
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I ride with the same type of clothing (cycling short, lycra/spandex layer and nylon outershell) in about the same temperature approx. ( 60 kms south of Montreal) and I had the same thing once in a while but not regurlarly so I never worried about it. The feeling come back after few minutes once I'm off the bike and every thing perform as it should.
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there is a neoprene bag marketed for just this purpose... don't remember the name tho, could prolly DIY.
I vaguely remember reading about this as well.
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You need to break the wind. Once you get that taken care of, very little insulation is needed.

I ride with rain pants all winter, in temps down to -25*F. Problem solved.

Same solution for feet, you must have a wind break layer.
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You need to break the wind. Once you get that taken care of, very little insulation is needed.
I break wind often but it only helps my glutes stay warm.
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there is a neoprene bag marketed for just this purpose... don't remember the name tho, could prolly DIY.
I don't know about a neoprene DIY but I could probably knit.

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Old 11-07-12, 11:14 AM   #11
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You need to break the wind. Once you get that taken care of, very little insulation is needed.

I ride with rain pants all winter, in temps down to -25*F. Problem solved.

Same solution for feet, you must have a wind break layer.
Despite my joking around, this is a very good suggestion, I'll see what I can come up with to work as a windproof layer.
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Gee, is it that time of year already? This subject pops up (no pun intended) every year when the cold sets in...

Some folks always make light of this problem, but it's not something to be scoffed at. The penis has no muscle, it's an organ, therefore you don't get the warming effect of muscular circulation like your legs do. Plus, while cycling, your upper body is like an air dam that directs a lot of cold air down into the nether regions which furthur exacerbates the problem. You need to keep the wedding tackle warm in the winter.

Windstopper shorts, like cross country skiers wear, can help. They feature a piece of nylon in front of the crotch to break the wind. Warmer shorts help a lot as well, but they're not very stylish. Some folks just tuck a sock or something down there to cradle the boys. Gives you kind of a 70s rock star look with a healthy bulge. Whatever works for you. Definitely something to take seriously though....
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Wear something the breaks the wind.
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+12 or whatever on the wind layer, but I discovered last week that it's not a silver bullet. I find that a compression shorts base layer helps a bit because it holds everything close to the body. As for a DIY neoprene bag...what I've done sometimes is just take a washcloth (terrycloth), tuck a corner in the waistband of my compression shorts, and it becomes an extra layer between the shorts and the windproof outer layer. A little ghetto, but it seems to help.
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In addition to shielding from wind, try a wool cycling sock.
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You can also think hard about your favorite porn star to keep a good blood flow in the discussed area.
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You can also think hard about your favorite porn star to keep a good blood flow in the discussed area.
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In addition to shielding from wind, try a wool cycling sock.
Gotta keep that one in mind!
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I wonder if a plastic bag tucked between the cycling shorts and the tights would help as a windbreak.
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and you could put off at least one bathroom break
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There is one REAL nice way to warm it back up.
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I wear the Performance Thermal Tights w/o chamois and wear my summer weight shorts with chamois. So far here in VA it hit 27 degrees and I was comfortable. If it goes much lower I'll add a lined wind pants.
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Ok, so let me round up what I've learned.

I need an impenetrable barrier, I need extra padding but my cruising can't be restricted.

I'VE GOT IT, THE PRODUCT THAT MEETS ALL THE CRITERIA!!

But I wonder if they have any of them in my size?
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Depend on Depends.
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