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oh God cycling on a sanitary towel... ow!!!
two things that have helped me not be so sore down there...
Buney wrote (see)
Hahaha(I'll be waxing before trying that one out again). watch waxing tho -cant it leave you with irritating little ingrowns and things that might be more trouble?
(I'll be waxing before trying that one out again). watch waxing tho -cant it leave you with irritating little ingrowns and things that might be more trouble?
Get rid of the sanitary pad, deffo.
Mine is getting better and my saddle is seriously evil , thin and non existent , although very pretty and matches the tape of my bars, which is why i have refused to change it - for now.41 miles done today without so much of the ooooh, wince, eek, and oh no here comes a bumpy bit of road = swerve, oh hec, rise up out of saddle, sit down, oooouuuwwieee, gasp gasp.
Boney bits like Buney = they hurt. But they do seem to be getting better.
Less is definitely more - tri shorts, short hair, a little chamois cream if you need it and HTFU.
You'll get there.
Flipper, I wonder how many times you have ridden for two hours or longer - I think until you have a good few of those under your belt it's hard to know what combination of factors will be right for you in the long run (er, ride...). I think this is the general gist of htfu.
However, has anyone suggested tipping the nose of your saddle down very slightly?
What does HTFU stand for ?
And all this Lady Garden stuff does put me off doing a bit of pruning in my Back Garden this weekend (so to speak)
Harden The F*ck Up.
I.E. just get used to it.
Oh! The lady garden thread...I'd forgotten about this one.
In this weather everything goes numb anyway so not so much of a problem
Ah the memories of trying to HTFU! With much perseverence I found this did help to some extent but still major ouchy ouchy's were occurring causing many flinchy flinchys at any lump or bump in the road and also raising oneself out of saddle in order to avoid the above. So in the end I changed from this:
And all is now well with my lady garden! The saddles look fairly similar, but I can assure you the new one made a huge difference! I was lucky as my local bike shop gave me a demo one to try out before buying and they let me have it for a decent amount of time too. In fact I still haven't managed to buy it from them as they just say to not worry about it! They are a great bike shop.
Glad to hear it.
One word....cattle grids oooh!!
Ah the memories of early days in the lady garden. These days I think I just stand up a lot more to take the pressure off. 30 miles used to be agony - 60 miles is now a bit uncomfy.
Can we move on to foot pain now - cos that's getting worse and worse.