-==how to avoid "the burning ass"? suggestions

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  1. Samuel

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    hello you bikers what is the trick to avoid "the burning ass" feeling? the one you get after some
    hours on the bike?
     
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  2. In article <[email protected]>, samuel <[email protected]> wrote:
    >hello you bikers what is the trick to avoid "the burning ass" feeling? the one you get after some
    >hours on the bike?

    1. You get less of it when your ass becomes leathery enough. More miles!

    2. Some shorts chafe more than others - you'll need to figure out which chamois design is best
    for your ass.

    3. If you end up with broken skin from chafing some kind of lube/ointment is a good idea, such as
    Bag Balm, antibiotic ointment, etc. Many of them are mostly petroleum jelly. There are many to
    choose from and you can find some of the recommendations by searching the archives of this
    newsgroup on groups.google.com. You can apply these to your skin directly or to the chamois,
    depending on the product.

    4. Poor bike fit can greatly worsen chafing and pressure problems. Getting fitted properly and
    making sure that the reach is not too long, saddle not too high, saddle a reasonable match to
    your anatomy, etc. will solve many of those kinds of comfort problems.

    --Paul
     
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    [email protected] (Paul Southworth) wrote in message
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    > In article <[email protected]>, samuel <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >hello you bikers what is the trick to avoid "the burning ass" feeling? the one you get after some
    > >hours on the bike?
    >
    > 1. You get less of it when your ass becomes leathery enough. More miles!
    >
    > 2. Some shorts chafe more than others - you'll need to figure out which chamois design is best for
    > your ass.
    >
    > 3. If you end up with broken skin from chafing some kind of lube/ointment is a good idea, such as
    > Bag Balm, antibiotic ointment, etc. Many of them are mostly petroleum jelly. There are many to
    > choose from and you can find some of the recommendations by searching the archives of this
    > newsgroup on groups.google.com. You can apply these to your skin directly or to the chamois,
    > depending on the product.
    >
    > 4. Poor bike fit can greatly worsen chafing and pressure problems. Getting fitted properly and
    > making sure that the reach is not too long, saddle not too high, saddle a reasonable match to
    > your anatomy, etc. will solve many of those kinds of comfort problems.
    >
    > --Paul

    try Chamois Butter or A&D ointment...Bag Balm all about the same but they work

    ouch
     
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