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sore under carriage

Postby timberjack » Thu Sep 13, 2007 20:57 pm

A bit personal this one Has any body got any tips how to stop my sore backside i always get small sores at the tops of my inside leg i wear all the padded shorts with and with out underwear but nothing seems to work

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Postby ash68 » Thu Sep 13, 2007 21:52 pm

Sorry to ask the obvious but presume your washing shorts after each ride? Not using too much washing powder? Does this only occur when your cycling or is it a general thing?

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Postby mbukfan » Fri Sep 14, 2007 07:58 am

go into boots or similar and get some stuff you put on babies bottoms to stop nappy rash. apply to "undercarrage" and wash off in the shower afterwards
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Postby nferrar » Fri Sep 14, 2007 08:04 am

Kinda depends if the sores are purely because of friction or friction+infection. If purely due to friction then try some assos chamois cream (I always use the stuff if planning to be out for a couple of hours or more). Absolutely don't wear underwear inside padded shorts as padded shorts aren't just there for the padding they also shouldn't have any seams/stitching in your saddle contact area (which can chafe) as well as dealing better with sweat etc.

As for sores brought on or made worse by infection then as the guy above says make sure you wash your shorts after every ride (inners anyway), I also clean 'down there' with clearsil facial wash as it's anti-bacterial but dunno if that really helps.

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Postby Dr_Death » Tue Sep 18, 2007 20:16 pm

assos chamois cream = minty ars* lard = the way forward

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Postby andyturner28 » Mon Oct 15, 2007 00:21 am

I recently asked the same question on another forum, and the general concensuss was to use vasaline (sp) and wear lycra shorts under your riding shorts. I done a 40+ mile ride last week wearing the lycra and had no problems at all, whereas the previouse week i had really bad saddle sore after about an hours riding. Worst pain ever!


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Postby Gwaredd » Wed Oct 17, 2007 15:53 pm

I had the exact same problem when I started out a month or so ago. Some figure hugging Lycra cycling shorts under something less offensive to the general public is the answer!

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Postby jasonm945 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 23:38 pm

Vaseline is a no-no. It is a waterproof petroleum jelly, usually used as a barrier on sores, and wet area's, and as a lubricant, thats why people put it on their lips. As such it doesn't allow the skin to breath.
If you can't get hold of chammy cream or any thing like that, then something along the lines of "Sudocrem" is good, or even just some basic aqueous cream will help...


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