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How to keep my ding dong/package all nice and warm

Old 10-22-20, 12:06 AM
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How to keep my ding dong/package all nice and warm

It's from the 40s to the 60s (F) right now where I am so just slightly cool for my rides. I have leggings and my warmer months bibs and mostly all good. Just need to warm my area there. Any advice? Maybe wear underwear under my bibs? I know this is a no no.
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Old 10-22-20, 07:41 AM
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I was expecting to read - 20 F or something. Have you actually experienced this issue between 40 to 60? That seems kind of warm to me. Back in the day when I had to run outdoors in temps all the way down to - 30 we just put a sock on it.
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Old 10-22-20, 07:51 AM
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I wear Champion synthetic briefs under padded bib shorts under unpadded thermal tights. Cozy. In milder weather, I sometimes wear an oxymoronic combination consisting of long shorts under loose tights.
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Old 10-26-20, 08:10 PM
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40-60 F would be "tropical" for me. Temps are in the 20-30's F for my area right now and we got little snow on the ground leftover from yesterday. It's going to be another 30 degree day tomorrow until things start warming up for the rest of this week. Would be happy to take that any day.
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Old 10-27-20, 10:05 AM
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I do not wear bibs, but certainly at some point a second later / long underwear is necessary, for me, down to about 20-25F, below that I'm not really cold while riding, but I did eventually discover that stopping at a long red light at 5-10F saturates the groin are with perspiration to the extent it won't all evaporate, and then I have conductive cooling which is very painful. So, due to that, whenever the projected temp is about 20F or below I put on an over-bib where I've had the legs cutoff above the knee and the ankle elastic moved up (so the wind doesn't blow through, due to feet forward on the recumbent).

So, yes, maybe at 40F for me but not at 45F, I would start wearing long underwear as a base layer before the skintights. Adding an overbib at about 20F or below.
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Old 10-27-20, 12:23 PM
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I never have a problem down there. I'm barelegged down to 55 or a little below, then add leg warmers down to maybe 50. Below that, I use padded shorts and tights, varying the tights depending on temperature and rain. I've ridden all day in heavy rain and 36° using a heavy pair of tights.. Though I wouldn't choose to do that again, crotch was never an issue. Maybe you need shorts with a better pad. I can't see how wind could get through a pad.
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Old 10-27-20, 12:35 PM
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When i dress for colder temps, i dont like to overdress, and the one area that will get frozen while everything is fine is the crotch. Cold wind just gets funneled into that area and i wear unpadded shorts. I solve this problem by simply shoving a beanie stocking cap down there in front between my riding shorts and tights - works great! I use this trick in sub-freezing temps
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Old 11-03-20, 01:50 PM
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I've done a couple things:
  • Zoot tri shorts under bibs - they have no real pad, but have no seems in the saddle-zone.
  • Buff stuffed down the front of my bibs, low enough to protect the important bits, but not get between you and the saddle. I did this at the startline of a colder than forecast gravel century.

I run hotter than average, I use these options at temps between 30*F and 45*F. Colder than that, I'll get the Ibex knickers out.
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Old 11-03-20, 02:15 PM
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I always find this concern amusing. I've always liked the fact that in cool weather, my things get small and pulled up close. The issues I have with most shorts that things do not stay put disappear.

Now, core temp is an issue for this skinny guy. I wear UnderArmour jockey/briefs with the 9" leggings under my shorts below about 60F and add thermal underwear as needed.
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Old 11-03-20, 03:09 PM
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Invest in windstopper bibtights.
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Old 11-05-20, 06:15 PM
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I wonder why I've never had this problem. My hands and feet are problems I have not fully solved, and I've been riding for many years. Maybe I should shop for boots and gloves in Minneapolis.
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Old 11-06-20, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Carbonfiberboy View Post
I never have a problem down there. I'm barelegged down to 55 or a little below, then add leg warmers down to maybe 50. Below that, I use padded shorts and tights, varying the tights depending on temperature and rain. I've ridden all day in heavy rain and 36° using a heavy pair of tights.. Though I wouldn't choose to do that again, crotch was never an issue. Maybe you need shorts with a better pad. I can't see how wind could get through a pad.
I've never had a problem while wearing tights, either. Even while raining, my thighs and calves get cold first.
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Old 11-06-20, 09:54 AM
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40's to 60's? In the Northeast we're still in shorts. I had the same problem but when the temps were in the 20's and 30's. I used to wear Aerotech winter weight bibs and had one ride in the 20's and when I got home I really thought I did some real damage to the boys. I couldn't feel anything down there for hours. No kidding, got really scared. Went to the Castelli Polare's and never had the problem again. Castelli runs Gore-tex or some fabric like that on the front and no wind seeps through. Best winter garb I ever bought, sizing with them is a nightmare though.
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Old 11-06-20, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by eaglesandcycling View Post
It's from the 40s to the 60s (F) right now where I am so just slightly cool for my rides. I have leggings and my warmer months bibs and mostly all good. Just need to warm my area there. Any advice? Maybe wear underwear under my bibs? I know this is a no no.
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Old 11-09-20, 09:45 AM
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"like a frightened turtle"

Returning from a cold ride is always humbling.
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Old 12-02-20, 12:07 AM
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"It shrinks?"
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Old 12-02-20, 02:08 AM
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bruh lolol maybe around 20 f if i dont layer and i ride for 4 hours i have felt the frozen dingaling pain , but not very often , id say a some sort of wool sock might help if you only wear bibs , but the way i layer when i do ride freezing temp , AND to be fair 40f walking ot standing still can be 25f in the wind chill so i get riding is colder than running or walking , to the parts of your body not moving , but how i layer is bibs or shorts then a thermal long john type layer , then tight tights to stay a bit aero if you dont care about aero just wear warm winter pants over your tights , its not like there is any racing or competitions going on , i doubt any next season , so have an elite aero gaining kit is kinda dumb right now , if you know how to solder you can make a heated warmer with a usb socket , switch , led light , resistor , and nichrome wire wrapped in kapton tape maybe stuffed in a wool sock and placed over your junk lol , might want to use about 4 feet of nichrome so it doesn't go above 60f
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If it’s happening to you into 40-60F° there might be more going on than just the cold. I.e. you may have some circulatory issue that might need checked by a doc. But...I’ve read that part of this issue is when we’re exercising, the blood that would normally keep your ‘package’ warm is going to other organs that need it during exercise. So, I’ve found that keeping every other part of me warm...the ‘unit’ stays warmer. I really kind of noticed this when I started wearing a balaclava on winter rides. I didn’t “feel” like I needed a balaclava...my head wasn’t unbearably cold. But clearly I was loosing heat from my head, and exposed neck area. Once I started using the balaclava and wasn’t loosing all that heat...I guess the blood circulating in those areas didn’t get as cold, and my body was able to maintain a higher average temp throughout the ride.

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Old 12-02-20, 09:05 PM
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Large animals don't freeze, small ones on the other hand....

Must be a roadie. At 60°F we still wear shorts....if a specific body part is cold at 40°F, it must be exposed.

Riding in -20 and the core still can sweat. Fingers and toes are the problem.
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Old 12-03-20, 12:09 AM
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Gore sells a wind proof bib tight that attempts to address this issue. I find that cold body parts are mostly due to cold wind flow and not necessarily the ambient temperature.
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