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Old 05-04-04, 06:23 AM
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lance chronicles . . .

For those of you who saw this show last week, does anyone remember what lance holds up in the hotel bathroom and says that it will cure anything?
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Scope or Listerine mouthwash ... can't remember which one. He claims he uses it at the first sign of a sore throat.

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yeah it was listerine

It was a good show this week's should be really cool too
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I was wondering if he uses bathroom water to make coffee....EVERYONE knows kitchen water is better than bathroom water...LOL...

bathroom water is ONLY for washing and flushing...NEVER for drinking...
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What channel , tme is this show on?

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its on OLN on thursday nights.
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TWC - Channel 49 i think it comes on at 8:30 or 7:30... cant remember what time it came on. They re-run it all week though so if you miss it this thursday you have another 6 days to catch the re-run
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Just to comment on the show in general - it's a pretty sweet look into the life of a Tour champion's prep for another shot @ the big race. I really enjoyed the wind-tunnel testing part of the show.

It looks like Sheryl Crow is going to make her appearance this week!!
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Originally Posted by bac
Just to comment on the show in general - it's a pretty sweet look into the life of a Tour champion's prep for another shot @ the big race. I really enjoyed the wind-tunnel testing part of the show.

It looks like Sheryl Crow is going to make her appearance this week!!
I was impressed with the level of detail in his preparation. He was analyzing where to attach his ride number so as to minimize wind drag.
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yes, the level of detail, wow. and intimacy right down to the chamois cream.
I thought it was interesting he wouldn't consider the radio in the front, I wonder why?
maybe since we're all raised on 'gear goes in the back of the jersey'
the wind tunnel was indeed neat
cool show
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Lance drinks Peets! Ya gotta love a guy who knows good coffee. I did feel kinda bad for the small chamois cream seller that LA couldn't plug, probably because of all of his other endorsement contracts.
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Lance drinks Peets! Ya gotta love a guy who knows good coffee. I did feel kinda bad for the small chamois cream seller that LA couldn't plug, probably because of all of his other endorsement contracts.
To me it just sounded like he wanted to keep it to himself. The guy asked him if he couldn't mention the name because they were not a sponsor and he (Lance) just said "no".
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Could anyone understand the last two things he said at the end of the show?? He was riding beside a car and you could hear him say something right before he rode away from the car. I never could make it out even after watching the show twice.

I'd never heard of Peet's so I didn't know what that was either. Glad you all cleared that up.
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Something about '40k to the top' I think. Dont know what the first thing was he said.
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Did anyone notice how much chamios cream he put on the pad in his shorts???!! I was like "OMG!". He was spreading it on like jelly or butter on toast. It had to be at least a quarter of an inch thick.

I normally just put that stuff on myself and then put on my bibs. But I never put it on that thick. I have put it on the pad in my bibs but I keep rubbing it in til it's gone. He basically left it on there as it was.

Does anyone else put it on that thick? It must feel like a crotch full of pudding when he puts that thing on.
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Damn Comcast! I NEED OLN.

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Originally Posted by P. B. Walker
It must feel like a crotch full of pudding when he puts that thing on.
I am dying here.. that is a great visual

Yeah, he put a lot of creme in there I usually jsut smear some on me, and some on the chamois... but never that thick... and it always feels gross the first couple minutes it is on me... slimy !

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Never used the stuff so I guess I don't understand what it's supposed to do. Can someone give me a hint? Why would you want to be smearing goo on your "business"?? Maybe it's only needed for big "business"......I don't have a problem....hehehe

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It's used to prevent chaffing.

Most people don't ride enought to need it. I was only a 250 mile/week racer so I didn't even bother.
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He was using the Assos chamios cream. You can see the can in the shot.
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Originally Posted by geist
He was using the Assos chamios cream. You can see the can in the shot.
I was surprised that Lance even needed that stuff! I would think with your ass on a bike for 5 hours a day practically every day that you would be tough as leather!
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Ha! thats funny, I was thinking the same thing.
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Originally Posted by dragracer
Never used the stuff so I guess I don't understand what it's supposed to do. Can someone give me a hint? Why would you want to be smearing goo on your "business"?? Maybe it's only needed for big "business"......I don't have a problem....hehehe
Well ya don't really put it on your "business". It sorta goes between the two "businesses" (i.e., the taint). Plus the sit bone area. Those are the two areas where you get chaffing and/or saddle sores. It helps to put it on the pad in your bibs/shorts because it's supposed to condition the chamios and make it last longer. However, with the pads in newers shorts not really being made of chamios anymore, it's not really necessary.

I use the Assos Chamios Creme before every ride and basically just use one or two little dallops. Works wonders for me. Have yet to get a sore or chaffing.
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This thread has taken a very interesting route and has brought up a new question. About 2 weeks ago I got chaffed really bad. I hate to be graphic but the chaffing is in two spots, where my upper inner thigh and my junk meet (both sides). What can I do to help this heal quicker? I have not been able to stop riding (I pray that stopping to ride for a while is not the answer) Anyway, any tips are greatly appreaciated, I am in quite a bit of pain.
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Different bodies have different needs. Some cyclists never find they need any protection to prevent chaffing while others can't ride 20 miles without getting a rash. If you don't chaff or get a rash when you ride you probably don't need the stuff. If you sweat a lot or just find that you're always chewed-up or chaffed in the nether regions then you could benefit from the use of an ointment or creame. The next problem is finding the right one for you. There are lots of different ones to choose from, ranging from plain old vaseline (not my choice), to A&D ointment (that I do use), to Butt Butt'r, Udder Butter and other dual-purpose "balms" used to keep teets from getting chaffed and irritated, similar types products packaged and sold to cyclists, and then the creme-de-la-creme stuff like Assos.

You put on enough to:
1. Take care of your natural chamois, or
2. Take care of what ever ails ya.
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