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Since when did road cycling get overrun by wusses?

Old 08-25-15, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Please discuss...and, oh yeah, you kids get off my lawn before I turn the hose on ya'.
I don't know why you don't have the hose attached to a tap next to your easy chair on the porch, and bypass the social discourse just by turning the hose on 'em right at the start.

Wusses always look to discuss reasons rather than doing, ya know.
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Old 08-25-15, 05:21 PM
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I ride shirtless and average 18-19 mph. Im no wuss.
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Old 08-25-15, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by zvez View Post
survey says 100% of me doesn't give a squat about what other people wear, ride, think!
you self-centered, me me me prick
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Old 08-25-15, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by r8dr_rider View Post
I ride shirtless and average 18-19 mph. Im no wuss.
I hope you have someone to put sunscreen on your back before your ride. I would hate to think you go went out un protected from the sun. Main reason I wear a jersey is to not have to worry about that.
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Proper bike fit or not, y'all will change your mind about padded shorts (AKA chamois) the first time you get a saddle sore. Think giant puss filled blister on your azz or inner thigh and you are close. By the time you start to notice discomfort or a "hot spot" due to friction it is probably too late.

There is a reason why pro's and people like triathletes who push big miles use shorts with a chamois. They prevent injury and infection. Riders have had to drop out of the Tour de France because of saddle sores.

And anyone who pushes big miles is also going to need some of this...



$8 and lasts a whole season. Money well spent IMO.

All y'all will change your mind about washing your shorts between rides when you get ringworm or that giant puss filled blister on your azz gets infected.


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Old 08-25-15, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Proper bike fit or not, y'all will change your mind about padded shorts (AKA chamois) the first time you get a saddle sore. Think giant puss filled blister on your azz or inner thigh and you are close. By the time you start to notice discomfort or a "hot spot" due to friction it is probably too late.

There is a reason why pro's and people like triathletes who push big miles use shorts with a chamois. They prevent injury and infection. Riders have had to drop out of the Tour de France because of saddle sores.

And anyone who pushes big miles is also going to need some of this...



$8 and lasts a whole season. Money well spent IMO.

All y'all will change your mind about washing your shorts between rides when you get ringworm or that giant puss filled blister on your azz gets infected.


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Of course a chamois is valuable. You should be aware that not everyone get the same problems on their butts. A raw rubbed spot from chafing is very different from a boil-what you are calling a pus-filled blister. Some lubricant like Body Glide or other is good in any case.

Oh, BTW you can say ass.
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Old 08-26-15, 01:39 AM
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I was impressed with the 80 year old "wuss" I chatted with. He had a nice Trek road bike and still does 100 miles per week. I wouldn't mind being that wuss.
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Old 08-26-15, 01:55 AM
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My housemates dog ate the crotch out of my vintage family heirloom chamois knicks, being as they were vintage, does that make me a hipster? Or since they were handed down to me from my big brother am I a hillbilly? Or is it all academic since they have gone to the other side...
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Originally Posted by Trevtassie View Post
My housemates dog ate the crotch out of my vintage family heirloom chamois knicks, being as they were vintage, does that make me a hipster? Or since they were handed down to me from my big brother am I a hillbilly? Or is it all academic since they have gone to the other side...
Everything depends upon whether you were wearing the shorts at the time or not.
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Originally Posted by Dave Cutter View Post
Blatant stats are easily refuted and/or debated. Maybe if you posted that: "Padded shorts contribute 50% to the comfort of a cycling experience... 40% of the time".
As I don't think I'd even notice a difference between chamois shorts or not on rides less than 20-25 miles.
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I think the worse thing about a chamois is that they are so difficult to keep in your shorts.

I need to remember to add these "humor indicators":
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Originally Posted by Dave Cutter View Post

I think the worse thing about a chamois is that they are so difficult to keep in your shorts.

I need to remember to add these "humor indicators":
Then get a Sham-Wow!

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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Everything depends upon whether you were wearing the shorts at the time or not.
That reminds me of a funny story involving the same dog and the drunken owner slumped at a table with her legs akimbo...hmmm, best not go there...
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Whahappened to the OP's original post?

It no longer makes any sense now for me to finally admit I soaked my fake chamois tights in Woolite... and, on tours, I actually hung'm off the back of the bike like a flag.
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I just read all 4 pages of this. Can I get a refund?
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Cycling... isn't the US turning into a country of wussies? No pledge of allegiance, let's ban displays of crosses, everyone including illegals should have free medical... bla bla bla.

The typical vocal minority infringing upon the rights of the silent majority.... that's what's happening.
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Cycling... isn't the US turning into a country of wussies? No pledge of allegiance, let's ban displays of crosses, everyone including illegals should have free medical... bla bla bla.

The typical vocal minority infringing upon the rights of the silent majority.... that's what's happening.
And the incessant whining.
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Originally Posted by mawashi View Post
Cycling... isn't the US turning into a country of wussies? No pledge of allegiance, let's ban displays of crosses, everyone including illegals should have free medical... bla bla bla.

The typical vocal minority infringing upon the rights of the silent majority.... that's what's happening.
Isn't political rambling against the rules?
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