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Yeah, it's got a hemi.....

Old 06-22-09, 10:56 AM
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Yeah, it's got a hemi.....

....uh, er, I do....on my a**. I noticed it last night, and I've never had such a horrific or embarrassing ailment before. My question is can you ride in this condition, or if not, how much time should I take off? I'm gonna go get some witch hazel and/or perp H and some metamucil. WTF else should I do?
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Old 06-22-09, 10:57 AM
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sure its not a saddle sore?
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Have preparations a-g failed?
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A hemi is your inside on the outside, using the back door as the exit. Is that where it is?
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Old 06-22-09, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by bigmand View Post
Have preparations a-g failed?
Not entirely. "Preparation D" was actually how Crazy Glue was discovered. However the test subjects were less enthusiastic.
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Old 06-22-09, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by leob1 View Post
A hemi is your inside on the outside, using the back door as the exit. Is that where it is?
uh huh...
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On a rare occasion ill get a boil on a cheek but nothing in or even near the crack arena.
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Originally Posted by HigherGround View Post
Not entirely. "Preparation D" was actually how Crazy Glue was discovered. However the test subjects were less enthusiastic.
I thought perp D was how the drill was discovered, and G was crazy glue? Either way, I'm leaning more toward H.
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In all seriousness, I'd cut out the riding for a week, use the suggestions from your original post (and drink lots of fluids), see if it gets any better on it's own, and if not, see a doctor.
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Dude,
I've had one for so long, I was thinking about naming it. But seriously, you will likely receive responses that say to stay off it so to speak (stay off the bike). Sound advise I'm sure, but I did not want to stay off the bike. So I dealt with it. After much BF reading and searching, I purchased a Selle SMP Pro that is soooooooo cut out, all contact hits my sit bones. No more sac pain either. Hemi still hangs out with me once in a while but has really subsided. And, post ride pains are no longer.
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Old 06-22-09, 11:29 AM
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Zink ointment after your ride and cleaned. Triple ointment with pain relief pre ride. Find out what caused it, saddle to soft, loose shorts, sadle to high causing hips to rock.
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Old 06-22-09, 11:33 AM
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Q. Do roadies get these?

A. Yes, but when any of them have a boil on their @ss, there's always a lance handy.

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I was thinking this was going to be about a powerful car engine:-)

Anyway, not sure how to address the saddle issue, but I think it's a good idea to include more fiber into your diet. Highly recommend ground flax seed into everything from whey shakes to salads and yogurt.
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Old 06-22-09, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by clausen View Post
Zink ointment after your ride and cleaned. Triple ointment with pain relief pre ride. Find out what caused it, saddle to soft, loose shorts, sadle to high causing hips to rock.
Can this be a cause?? My saddle is the low end fizik aliante which is somewhat soft, but has never given me any problems. Maybe I'll seek out that selle cut-out.
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Old 06-22-09, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by humboldt'sroads View Post
Can this be a cause?? My saddle is the low end fizik aliante which is somewhat soft, but has never given me any problems. Maybe I'll seek out that selle cut-out.
I used an Aliante or Arione for the last 3 seasons. They (5) in total kept breaking down getting soft. Now I am using a Selle San Marco Regal on one bike and a Selle Italia Flite genuine gel on the other. Both are much firmer and have had no problems.
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Old 06-22-09, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by mrbUSA View Post
Dude,
Selle SMP Pro .

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Originally Posted by SteelCan View Post
I was thinking this was going to be about a powerful car engine:-)
Same here. I thought someone was going to compare horsepower to watts and we were going to see a pic of some guads or something
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Originally Posted by khatfull View Post
Same here. I thought someone was going to compare horsepower to watts and we were going to see a pic of some guads or something
You want pics of his hemi!?!?!?!?!?
Dude, that's a totally different forum.
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Use the ointment but not suppositories.

Stop "pushing." A hemi is a close relative of a hernia. Use the same tactics for prevention. I also think/believe that a high fiber diet contributes to this condition.

If you're just "raw" then you need to let yourself heal and fix whatever is causing the irritation.

Stay off the bike for a few days while healing. A bleeding hemorrhoid is not what you want.
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