We had an end of term weekend at the high school I teach at... several off us cycled there. It was only 80 km down and 90 on different route back.
The ride home was brutal. Halfway in I was hurting to the extent that i was thinking of leaving my bike there and taking a bus home.
I used the same set up, saddle, shorts, bike etc on recent tours; longer, hotter days, no showers at teh end. and had no problems.
the only difference between this tour and recent ones was I was tired from not sleeping enough before hand and it rained on - my shirt got soaked but the shorts did not...
so, what do you all do about sores?
How do you avoid them?
Why did I get them this time but never before?
I could not cycle into tow today because it till hurt so much.... I have tour coming up soon that will be longer, much longer and really do not want to deal with sores as I will be leading a group of kids and that is enough work on its own... being grumping from sores will just make it much harder....