Tell me, how do you deal with the consequent acne?timmyc said:I tried using Land O' Lakes Butter, but it made my stuff smell like old sweaty toast and my wife got mad at me for taking all her butter. Crisco seems to have the same effect, but it is easier to spread. Not sure what all the hype is about.
I ride around 350 miles a week and never use it/feel the need for it. YMMV.n1civicsi said:does everyone that rides use chamois butter? Have been getting some sores after longer rides and wondered if i needed the butter. What can i expect it to feel like? Which brand is good?
I would lube the chamois, and do so very generously. It will feel slickish, but don't worry. Rub it in so that you can't see the cream that well anymore. It's a personal preference of how much to put in, i would usually stick my finger into the container, whip it around once, pull it back out, chamois cream on me up to the first joint in your finger. Spread that over the middle of your chamois where your perineal area would be when riding.n1civicsi said:not really getting chafed but am getting sore like things in the area between your 2 most private areas. Its not like a zit but like a layer of skin being scratched off. Could it be from the rubbing of the pad and hair against the skin? Would butter take care of this? I get it after riding for 2 hours.
I did this when I was working 50 hours per week. My wife rides 270+ per week. When my kids were little, we towed them in the trailer and later rode tandems with them, averaging more like 200 miles per week. It's a matter of living close to work and setting priorities on how to use your time. Television viewing time per week is WAY below the national average.WingNut said:You ride 350 miles a week and still have enough time to post >5,000 times on this site... I want your job/wife/family...