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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009

    Angry Hot crotch in saddle

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    I've been riding about 3 months. After I'm in the saddle and I hit the 25 mile mark,[ I can always tell even if I don't look at my computer] due to My crotch is on Fire. I use chamois butter, and I wear a good chamios padded shorts.
    I don't have pain just extreme heat. When I stop it stops. My saddle is a Specialized Dolse womans.
    Any ideas out there?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Beautiful NW or Left Coast
    please do a search on this, there are many threads
    Welcome to TE by the way, tell us a little more about you.
    But here's one for starters.
    Look in the health thread and the saddle thread

    go here:


    also, sometimes a haircut is what is needed.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    You could try installing a window unit air conditioner on your top tube.

    "Being retired from Biking...isn't that kinda like being retired from recess?" Stephen Colbert asked of Lance Armstrong

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Md suburbs of Wash. DC
    Is this anything like Lindsay Lohan's fire crotch?
    "How about if we all just try to follow these very simple rules of the road? Drive like the person ahead on the bike is your son/daughter. Ride like the cars are ambulances carrying your loved ones to the emergency room. This should cover everything, unless you are a complete sociopath."
    David Desautels, in a letter to velonews.com

    Random babblings and some stuff to look at.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Perpetual Confusion and Indecision
    Hey - maybe you need a Terry Butterfly Ti. I didn't care for the saddle, but I did notice that even on really hot days, after my ride the area around the cutout would be ICE cold! The saddle, not me. I never figured that out, but the airflow must have been just right. I've never seen anyone else mention this, but I always figured it would be a nice feature to have on a long ride, had the saddle itself been the right shape.

    Good luck!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Quote Originally Posted by Kalidurga View Post
    Is this anything like Lindsay Lohan's fire crotch?
    I hope not
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    foothills of the Ozarks aka Tornado Alley
    Quote Originally Posted by silver View Post
    You could try installing a window unit air conditioner on your top tube.

    LOL! My hubby would do that very thing!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Hey, welcome to TE! Too bad your first post is about such a touchy subject. We'd love to hear more about you and eventually you'll figure out if you need a new saddle or if your bike fit is wrong or whatever it is that is causing your discomfort.
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Blessed to be all over the place!
    Quote Originally Posted by sundial View Post
    LOL! My hubby would do that very thing!
    Hmmm, so would Silver's! I want to meet your hubby!
    If you don't grow where you're planted, you'll never BLOOM - Will Rogers



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