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    rain is bad for my down there?!?!?

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    So it's supposed to rain this weekend for the BP MS150 and then get hot. My LBS has recommended that I use some Chamois butter in the morning. I've never used it.... what would you all think?
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    have you ever ridden that far? I don't see how chamois butter would hurt. It should HELP
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    I always use it. It relieves pain, you avoid irritation, ...

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    No joke

    wet chamois can be deadly...... well OK maybe it won't kill you, but aieeeeeeeeeee. Not only does the wet make your shorts more apt to irritate, grit usually gets in there with the water. One particularly rainy mucky race you could hear the yelps as each of us showered (a whole bunch of us gals were sharing a cabin) - we all had raw spots and actual cuts on our hineys from wet shorts, bad seams, and about a pound of road grit.

    If you do go with the cream, put it not only in the usual places, but along your chamois seams too.
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    1) no.. I've never ridden this far before (especially back to back days)
    2) How much do i use?
    3) Do i put it on my chamois or my undercarriage?


    any other tips that I should know for this long of a ride?
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    A wet chamois against your skin on an all day ride can equal the equivalent to diaper rash especially if conditions are also supposed to be warm! I would definitely use something as a barrier for your skin. I like Glide as it isn't too "gooey" and seem to last all day (12+ hours).

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    Quote Originally Posted by polly4711 View Post
    1) no.. I've never ridden this far before (especially back to back days)
    2) How much do i use?
    3) Do i put it on my chamois or my undercarriage?


    any other tips that I should know for this long of a ride?
    2) a lot
    3) you can choose, but i do both.

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    Another tip, if it is going to rain, your feet will get wet. I might consider getting some waterproof booties. There is nothing worse than a shoe full of water. The rest of you might dry out, but your shoes and socks will stay wet and your toes will shrivel like you've been swimming all day!

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    do you just buy some and keep it with you in your jersey pocket? I'm very intrigued by thsi whole chamois cream situation..... I'm glad I found this out now!
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    I use a small screw-top jar to carry chamois cream with me. Drug stores may sell them as travel pill cases, camping stores have them, etc.
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    I find that if my shorts get wet there are more chances of chafing later on.

    So I'd bring a little bit of chammy cream along.

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    rain is bad for my down there?!?!?

    I'm sorry but this is driving me nuts.
    It seems like a word has been left out or they were placed in random order and it makes my brain hurt.

    If you're too shy to say "labia' let's say Twinkie or Zsa Zsa or something.

    Just don't say 'catcher's mitt' because then I'd really be confused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen View Post
    Just don't say 'catcher's mitt' because then I'd really be confused.
    Well, it would be really bad to leave a catcher's mitt in the rain.

    This being said, if I need chamois cream it's not on my genitals at all but rather in the creases where my legs connect with the rest of my body (groin, under my bum), especially if the offender is wet shorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen View Post
    I'm sorry but this is driving me nuts.
    It seems like a word has been left out or they were placed in random order and it makes my brain hurt.

    If you're too shy to say "labia' let's say Twinkie or Zsa Zsa or something.

    Just don't say 'catcher's mitt' because then I'd really be confused.
    Too funny, I have never heard of it called a "Twinkie" before. My friend from England refers to it as a "Twinkle".

    I don't put the Chamois stuff there either, just the surrounding area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen View Post
    I'm sorry but this is driving me nuts.
    It seems like a word has been left out or they were placed in random order and it makes my brain hurt.

    If you're too shy to say "labia' let's say Twinkie or Zsa Zsa or something.

    Just don't say 'catcher's mitt' because then I'd really be confused.
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