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    Clammy after-commute crotch solution needed.

    Hi y'all.

    After commuting I cool down in a reasonable amount of time, but my crotch feels like 150 degrees for the rest of the time I am at work and then hours after riding when I get home - even after showering. Maybe the caloricity of the legs just keeps burnin' after riding and the heat collects there or something.

    Sometimes the clammy crotch chafes, and I was wondering what is good to use for drying, cooling comfort. Any recommendations that help you all?
    Last edited by lungimsam; 05-31-13 at 11:56 PM.

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    What are you wearing? I wear padded liner shorts underneath whatever shorts/pants I put on and never have this problem. Are you changing when you get to work? I couldn't stand working all day in sweaty gitch.

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    I wear street clothes. Very comfy, so I don't use padded shorts except for really long rides.
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    You may at least get quick dry, tight fitting undershorts. I was riding like you for a while and it just leads to problems. With the compression fit undershorts (even the cheap C9 gear at Target), it wicks away the moisture and keeps everything in place, which reduces the friction.

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    I recommend commando under a kilt.
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    This was something I first tried on a female co-worker's recommendation, after our department had to pull an all-nighter at the office.
    I use pre-moistened travel feminine hygiene wipes while changing clothes, when I get to work. Then I give my "bidness" a little dose of talc and cornstarch, baby powder. The first time I made this purchase at the store, my wife thought I was trying to send her a message about her "freshness."

    I don't use them after every commute, but during the hottest months, this combination has certainly helped me feel cleaner.
    I don't know if the feminine hygiene wipes are any different or more effective than other pre-moistened personal wipes, but the individually-wrapped, travel-packs are quite convenient.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    Nylon compression underwear, learned this secret scuba diving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lungimsam View Post
    Hi y'all.

    After commuting I cool down in a reasonable amount of time, but my crotch feels like 150 degrees for the rest of the time I am at work and then hours after riding when I get home - even after showering. Maybe the caloricity of the legs just keeps burnin' after riding and the heat collects there or something.

    Sometimes the clammy crotch chafes, and I was wondering what is good to use for drying, cooling comfort. Any recommendations that help you all?
    Best thing for cooling is rubbing alcohol. I use the wintergreen stuff, and wipe off with it after my ride, paying special attention to my underarms and groin. It dries off everything right away.
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    You are feeling the heat after a shower, then maybe your shower is set too warm. Try a cold shower.

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    shave your balls.
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    + 1 on shaving your junk

    i take a shower after the 'to work' phase and fully drying off works for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by lungimsam View Post
    I wear street clothes. Very comfy, so I don't use padded shorts except for really long rides.
    I had a similar issue here in the Panhandle of FL. I just got some cheap basketball shorts from Target for this time of year, then change into fully fresh clothes upon arrival after. Not exactly long distance clothing, but very airy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jyl View Post
    I recommend commando under a kilt.
    Agree 100%. Let the boys out and they'll cool themselves down. There is no reason that I know for males to put on underwear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMACH 5 View Post
    This was something I first tried on a female co-worker's recommendation, after our department had to pull an all-nighter at the office.
    I use pre-moistened travel feminine hygiene wipes while changing clothes, when I get to work. Then I give my "bidness" a little dose of talc and cornstarch, baby powder. The first time I made this purchase at the store, my wife thought I was trying to send her a message about her "freshness."

    I don't use them after every commute, but during the hottest months, this combination has certainly helped me feel cleaner.
    I don't know if the feminine hygiene wipes are any different or more effective than other pre-moistened personal wipes, but the individually-wrapped, travel-packs are quite convenient.
    Yeah why not! Instead of solving the problem by simply going commando, let's buy these stupid wipes and add to the environmental damage on the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMACH 5 View Post
    This was something I first tried on a female co-worker's recommendation, after our department had to pull an all-nighter at the office.
    I use pre-moistened travel feminine hygiene wipes while changing clothes, when I get to work. Then I give my "bidness" a little dose of talc and cornstarch, baby powder. The first time I made this purchase at the store, my wife thought I was trying to send her a message about her "freshness."

    I don't use them after every commute, but during the hottest months, this combination has certainly helped me feel cleaner.
    I don't know if the feminine hygiene wipes are any different or more effective than other pre-moistened personal wipes, but the individually-wrapped, travel-packs are quite convenient.
    I use unscented baby wipes. They work for me. I have no idea if they are different from feminine hygiene or other kinds of wipes. I usually through some Gold Bond or baby powder on as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 009jim View Post
    Yeah why not! Instead of solving the problem by simply going commando, let's buy these stupid wipes and add to the environmental damage on the planet.
    Odd response.
    And I do ride to work commando. That might solve the issue in some places. When it is 120+ degrees bouncing off the pavement, even commando crotch is going to work up some heat.
    But your post was quite entertaining.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    +1 for gold bond or baby powder.
    also keep a towel at work for drying before you powder yourself.

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