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Question for men re: cold weather cycling

Old 01-26-07, 02:33 PM
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Question for men re: cold weather cycling

This morning I rode into work against a strong headwind. Wind chill was -1. When I got in I had a nasty pain in the old wiener. Felt like it was going to fall off. The pain went away 5 minutes after I got inside. I was wearing PI thermafleece cycling tights and baggy cycling shorts on top.

Is that common? And do you guys wear anything special to protect the hanging-downs?

Thanks! (and sorry if that's TMI)
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I tend not to do anything that causes a "nasty pain in the old weiner". But that's just me...
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Originally Posted by Namenda
I tend not to do anything that causes a "nasty pain in the old weiner". But that's just me...
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Sounds like you need warmer tights.
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Sometimes an extra layer in that area can be helpful. I've found that a wool snow cap placed appropriately in my cycling shorts (always my base layer) does the trick on particularly cold days.
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or a newer weiner...
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I've ridden down to 5F with this combo
skin
bib cycling shorts
poly long johns
heavyweight performance tights

No issues what so ever. I may have been a tad warm if anything.
Throw on another layer and repeat until you either look like the Micheline man or are warm.
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That's not an area you want to mess with. Find some more coverage in that area. You don't want any long-term damage down there!
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2 bibs
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Originally Posted by Old Dirt Hill
I've found that a wool snow cap placed appropriately in my cycling shorts (always my base layer) does the trick on particularly cold days.
Sounds like a great way to meet the ladies
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Originally Posted by chzman
or a newer weiner...
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They sell briefs with a wind proof/nylon type panel. Just make certain that you put it in front.
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Originally Posted by hammond9705
Sounds like a great way to meet the ladies
Bonus!
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If you're concerned about frostbite, try rubbing the area vigorously..
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Can't remember where I saw it, but I think it's called a monkey sock. Something like that.

Good luck.
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i believe the human mouth is about 98.6 degrees... ask a coworker for help
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Cold air + Lack of blood to certain area (due to seat pressure) = Bad.

Place a plastic bag underneath your outer layer, or use the hat trick described earlier.
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...and I thought that "innie" vs "outie" refered only to navels!!!!

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Sometimes if I sit with a 40 in between my legs too long, I have the same problem.
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Sounds like the PI's weren't warm enough. That coupled with wearing baggy shorts which probably captured the wind and directed into your crotch couldn't have helped any. It's also possible the outer shorts bunched up and caused a pressure point you weren't aware of.

Wear bibs over the top of the PI's for added protection.
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Layers. Layers. Layers.

You will have more luck starting with normal cycling shorts/bibs, and then throwing on tights overtop.

On really cold days (back when I had to ride in the cold) I would also throw a pair of wind/rain pants over top.

Three layers = warm wiener

Good luck.
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Because of my girth, I use an electric blanket wrapped around mine run off of a wheel generator. Because of the parasitic drag and subsequent loss of bike speed, I then tried sitting on it.

Seriously, I have suffered this. It also occurs on my motorcycle on cold days when I need a fix to ride. Two pairs of tights/underwear etc help.
I have also heard but never tried newspaper as well. You need a shield of some kind against the wind.
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if you'regoing to start a thread titled"question for me" it's a garantie that Ill peak in my suggestion would be to buy warmer "leg" warmers...hehe
sorry, Im just so glad to be a woman
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Old 01-26-07, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by biker7
Seriously, I have suffered this. It also occurs on my motorcycle on cold days when I need a fix to ride. Two pairs of tights/underwear etc help.
I have also heard but never tried newspaper as well. You need a shield of some kind against the wind.
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So essentially, you are saying he needs a helmet for his helmet
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uhhh.... -1 F wind chill.... not much going to keep you warm for extended periods of time, unless you have an Antarctic parka..... for your little buddy.
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