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Old 05-14-18, 08:06 AM
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Rainy brevet - wet saddle?

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What, if anything, do you do to prepare for a long wet ride, especially for your butt-saddle interface?

Long version:

Our 600 km randonnee is scheduled for this Saturday, and of course I'm hoping the weather will be perfect. But the current forecast (as of Monday, that is) is for something very unlike perfect weather. At the moment, there's a strong likelihood of rain, perhaps a lot of rain. We've been very fortunate with the weather this year, and I'm perpetually optimistic, but I want to be prepared for whatever happens.

Now, I really don't mind riding in the rain. I tend to be a wimp about commuting in the rain, because I dislike sitting on a train for an hour after getting soaked while on the bike; but actually riding in the rain isn't that bad.

Nonetheless, on long wet rides I find it pretty impossible to keep my saddle dry; and since I like leather saddles, this gets to be a problem. Wet leather has different properties than dry leather. Dry leather is slick and allows my pants to slide around almost friction-free, which allows me to do long rides without chafing. Wet leather is much softer and rather grippy, and will certainly cause chafing. Not good. Furthermore, wet leather stretches, and you don't have to ride far on a wet saddle to ruin it. Now, I'm not too concerned about ruining a saddle; I can put new leather on it next week. But chafing can ruin a ride and cause a DNF, which I would like to avoid.

So, my question is: what, if anything, do you do to your saddle (or your butt-saddle interface) if you anticipate a wet ride? Different pants? Different saddle? Both? Put a waterproof cover over the saddle?

For what it's worth, here's what we're currently anticipating, for weather on Saturday. I realize this forecast is worth the paper it's printed on, but it's what we have:
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For bike touring I use a waterproof saddle cover over my leather saddle as soon as I feel a few drops.

When I apply Proofide, I also apply to the bottom of the saddle. I almost always use fenders, thus almost no tire spray will get to the bottom of the saddle, but if it is raining there will be bits of windblown splashes that hit the underside of the saddle.

If I was anticipating a very wet ride, I might put some Proofide on the saddle several days in advance, warm it in with a hair dryer on low setting to help absorption. (And wipe off any excess that won't absorb.) That will help make the leather water-repellent.

For covers, I have several waterproof nylon ones of various shapes and material thickness. I on a few occasions have put a plastic bag over the saddle and a lycra (non-waterproof and stretchy) saddle cover over the plastic bag to hold the plastic bag in place and protect the plastic from chaffing.

You mention chaffing from not sliding on the leather, can't advise on that as I have not had such problems. But I suspect that of the covers I use, the lycra cover (over plastic bag) would chafe the least.
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I use a 1- or 2-gallon Ziploc bag as a saddle cover -- it stays rolled and folded under the saddle when not in use. Most of the time, I only use it for covering the saddle when parked outside during a chance of rain, but I've ridden with it in place before, and seemed to work.

And they're cheap.
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I use a shower cap under an aardvark saddle cover and Morgan Blue Solid Chamois Cream.
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For bike touring I use a waterproof saddle cover over my leather saddle as soon as I feel a few drops.

When I apply Proofide, I also apply to the bottom of the saddle. I almost always use fenders, thus almost no tire spray will get to the bottom of the saddle, but if it is raining there will be bits of windblown splashes that hit the underside of the saddle.
This is my strategy, as well. Aardvark saddle covers last 3-6 months in normal riding for me, so that should be enough to get you through a 600k before it starts to leak.
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weather forecasts are really good starting at about 5 days out. So unless this changes by today or tomorrow, I figure we're getting rain

when I used my Brooks on my commuter, I kept a bag over it when it was parked outside. I swear people would take the bag off. Couldn't imagine riding with such a thing.
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Rainy brevet-wet saddle?

I would get some lanteseptic for my chamois. The advice on proofride on the underside of the saddle and mink oil on the top of the saddle that has been heated with a hair dryer are all things that I have done as well as carrying a shower cap to put over the saddle when not riding it. If you use fenders you should not get much rain on the underside. I wear rainlegs over my leg warmers/shorts which seems to help a bit. I am doing the Sunday 200k.
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Plastic grocery bag tucked up in the rails.
Shower cap on top.
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I would get some lanteseptic for my chamois. ...
Is there something special about lantiseptic, that distinguishes it from other skin protectants? I mean, we still have balmex in the cupboard, though I haven't changed a diaper in many years (kids are in college now ).
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Lantiseptic

It is made specifically for elderly patients to prevent bed sores. It has a high percentage of lanolin in it. Balmex would probably work as it does the same thing for babies in a warm, moist and sometimes wet environment.

Make sure to get this one: https://www.lantiseptic.com/product/...in-protectant/
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Right, that's what I was thinking. I have Balmex; will give it a try. I may regret that... I'll tell you on Sunday!

Last year's 600 was kinda wet on Saturday, a lot hotter and dry on Sunday; looks like it will be about the same this year, just wetter.
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Probably too late for you to get it now, but morgan blue solid is specifically formulated for rainy conditions. I assume you are already planning to pack a dry pair of shorts for the second day.

I personally wouldn't try diaper rash cream (or anything really) for the first time on a 600k.
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Probably too late for you to get it now, but morgan blue solid is specifically formulated for rainy conditions. I assume you are already planning to pack a dry pair of shorts for the second day.
Thanks for that suggestion! I'll see if one of the local bike shops carries it. I definitely plan to have dry clothes for the second day.

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I personally wouldn't try diaper rash cream (or anything really) for the first time on a 600k.
Well, yeah, I realize it's a risky move, to make any major change to my equipment on the eve of a long ride, especially a 600. The problem is, I do all my riding in street clothes with cotton briefs and a leather saddle. That works well in dry weather. But if I get soaked early on Saturday, and have to ride another 200 miles in wet shorts, that will be a major change in my equipment whether I've changed something or not. If Saturday turns out to be dry, I'm not changing anything; but if it's raining, I'm willing to do something risky. Hence this thread.

I'm even considering using a non-leather (waterproof) saddle
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IIRC, diaper creme isn't quite as hardy as lantiseptic, but I think they are very similar.

I don't usually start out with lantiseptic, except I have some known points where I have chaffing issues that I do start out a ride using lantiseptic. Just not on my seat contact points. Hopefully it's not too much of an issue, but it definitely is a possibility. Lantiseptic is the only thing that really works for me if I get a saddle sore. Word to the wise, don't apply chamois cream once you have a sore, bad bad bad.

I'm not sure about changing saddles at this point, doesn't seem prudent.

What time did you tell Epic Ride weather app you would be riding through Lancaster? the wind looks horrible, and the way out is well exposed. I might have to ride through again if that's what it's going to be like
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IIRC, diaper creme isn't quite as hardy as lantiseptic, but I think they are very similar.

I don't usually start out with lantiseptic, except I have some known points where I have chaffing issues that I do start out a ride using lantiseptic. Just not on my seat contact points. Hopefully it's not too much of an issue, but it definitely is a possibility. Lantiseptic is the only thing that really works for me if I get a saddle sore. Word to the wise, don't apply chamois cream once you have a sore, bad bad bad.

I'm not sure about changing saddles at this point, doesn't seem prudent.

What time did you tell Epic Ride weather app you would be riding through Lancaster? the wind looks horrible, and the way out is well exposed. I might have to ride through again if that's what it's going to be like
I know, I know, changing a saddle before a long ride, this is crazy talk. Nonetheless I did that before the DC fleche, and that worked out okay. If I do change saddles, I'll certainly have a known saddle waiting for me at the 400k point in case I come to regret my rashness.

By 'ride through' you mean, not stop to nap at the 400 km point?

For Epic Ride Weather above, I used an average speed of 9 mph in order to view a larger window of time than I expect to need. Last year I did the ride in 37.6 hours, which is pretty close to 10 mph, and I'm hoping to have a better ride this year (last year I spend an hour trying to catch up with Greg and Mario after falling behind due to a missed turn... messed my system up doing that, and finished that day feeling pretty ill. I barely recovered while riding the next day and though it turned out okay, I don't want to make that mistake again.

Assuming I rest for a couple hours early Sunday morning, I imagine I'll get to New Holland late that morning, say 10 - 11 AM.

Epic Ride Weather suggests this year will be a lot like last year, especially on Sunday: beating into a stiff headwind all the way tol New Holland, and then sailing home with a stiff tailwind while the temperature continues to climb. Ironically, last year, I really felt like it was that headwind that saved me because it kept me cool and dry no matter how much water I drank. On the return trip I didn't have the energy to outrun the wind, so I was moving along in dead air, soaking wet from sweating, and getting hotter and hotter because the air wasn't drying me. I'm going to make sure my hydration pack is full before I leave New Holland.
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I don't think we'll have quite the problem as last year with temperatures. I just dnf'ed a 600k in DC mostly because of hyponatremia. Not enough salt and too much water. I was also suffering from a cold, but riding well until it got hot. So with a hydration pack in hot weather, that is something to worry about. I am pretty sure I have had lesser cases of that on hot 600k's in the past. I am definitely going to bump up the electrolyte content of my hydration this weekend.
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What, if anything, do you do to prepare for a long wet ride, especially for your butt-saddle interface?
was on the west coast of Ireland, bike tour , for a couple months , in my rain gear,

and a plastic bag on the trusty Brooks team pro, all the time..

for my butt , clean shorts daily, rotated thru 3, wash my skin with the stuff used as surgeons scrub.

dab of antibiotic ointment when I feel a hot spot, that night.. on that spot.




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I've never seen Epic Ride Weather before. I just loaded this Saturday's 300k, and I'm not sure how much I like knowing in advance how windy it's going to be for each section of the ride.
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I use A&D ointment on my butt. It makes the bathroom smell like I've changed a diaper, but that's just an association in my memory. Since your butt might get very wet, it might pay to apply it very liberally.

I just started riding a C17 Cambium, and I like it as much as a B17. It's supposed to be weather-proof, so you can consider that for your next randonnee.

Niagara used to sell lycra saddle covers that looked like an original part of the saddle. They were $3. They still might. But it's too late for you to get it by the weekend.
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Niagara used to sell lycra saddle covers that looked like an original part of the saddle. They were $3. They still might. But it's too late for you to get it by the weekend.
That is where I got the ones I mentioned in post number 2.
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Ive tried a variety of butt balms and decided i like lantiseptic the best. I can bring you a few packets. I scrambled to order fenders and am hoping to install them well enough tomorrow. Rain jacket, wool, and enjoying the ride; riding in the rain is not a whole lot different. If its a grey or rainy day, i run my rear lights all day, so will bring extra batteries. I have in the past covered my saddle with plastic bags, but, dont feel the need with fenders. Some people put their feet in plastic bags in their shoes, I obviously just wear sandals, and may apply some lantiseptic to the top of my foot near the straps.

basicaly riding a 600k in the rain is just like randonneuring in any other enviroment/situatin. Eat, drink, and be merry, while pedaling.
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I always liked riding in the rain, but I'm not so sure anymore. Been so long since I did much of it.
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all of a sudden, it's starting to look like Sunday might be hot, less rain on Saturday. I think I can live with what I'm seeing right now.
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I use leather saddles. I also sweat a lot. It seems like a bad idea to just soak that saddle in sweat every ride. So I keep a cover on it full-time. Never noticed any problems with my hiney in the rain, though. Of course, if I'm sweating a lot, I'm not necessarily that much drier when it isn't raining, either.
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Rudy, have you ever re-shaped a brooks? I have an old special edition pro that I would like to reshape a little.
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