Background (you can skip if you want): Chicago winter started (way too) early, so I've barely ridden a real bike for more than a month. I've exercised on a recumbent bike at the gym in the meantime, so my legs and lungs are still pretty good. But I'm sure my butt/crotch has lost its callous. I'm going to California (near Santa Cruz) Thursday-Monday, and will have 3 consecutive riding days. (Traveling for the first time with Bike Friday Pocket Rocket)
Question: With an out of shape butt/crotch, wanting to ride 20-40 for 3 consecutive days, how do I minimize soreness there, so I won't have to forego riding my third day. (I already know "HTFU" so telling me that won't be helpful.) I use chamois cream, so I'm most curious to know what to do after my ride, aside from showering. Any potion that might help?