I'm off the bike for at least the week . . . prostatitis! (ALternate spelling prostitis?) Yuck. This is my third and least serious episode in 11 years. Treating it with antibiotics for about 24 hrs and I already feel much better. (For those of you who haven't had the pleasure, prostatitis is a swelling of the prostate that pinches off urine flow to a small weak trickle, and then only with effort and pain. Sorry)
BUT. I hate feeling like this so much, it makes me consider the bike as a possible contributory factor. My other episodes came when I was not an avid cyclist, but still very physically active via running, soccer, swimming, etc.
Since this is the 50+ forum and lots of you are guys, there must be some personal knowledge concernig cycling and prostatitis. Please share it. The rosier your outlook the better! I am adept at using the techniques of denial and repression if given a shred of help! I am definitely a "glass half-full" guy.