Tuesday, August 07, 2007

On Saddles & Misery

It's best to have many.
So when you wear through
a dermal layer in one spot
you can switch saddles
and work on another.

All healed up for now.
Rapture in Misery 6/12 hour
approaches. Not sure
if I'm going yet, but maybe.

PDF Flyer

How come only hands and feet
seem to get protective callouses?
Not that I'd want them down there.
Just wondering.


oldmanandhisbike said...

I was a little gun-shy to click on the PDF Flyer; wasn't sure what I might be seeing there given the subject matter! :^)
Hope your dermal layer is feeling better.

Neve_r_est said...

callouses? Ah, you're just not riding enough yet ;)

Thats part of why I do all of my ultra distance road stuff on the recumbents now. Neck, back, wrist, elbow, shoulder pain. No more of that and faster to boot.
And when I am putting a load of miles on the uprights, the 'bent gives me somthing to switch in and and releive sore soreness while still maintaining the mileage.

You'll see:)


VeloCC said...

If you go, you could pick up my medal for the win of the race series. They do the awards that weekend.

Chris said...

Syd - I gob on the chamoix cream and it works wonders. I was getting hot spots all the time. Especially on the Brooks saddle. Now, the complexion of my taint is perfect.

bryan said...


oldmanandhisbike said...

Bryan: Assos? Wow, you are in the money man if you can afford those duds. Pricey!

JuneBug said...

OUCH. I hate saddle sores.

Ouch ouch ouch.

Carrie said...

Syd, do the time and you will be tough as nails. I can vouch for the callouses. You just can't baby them. Keep riding and your body will work it all out.
Or at least in my world(notice I did not say 'experience') that is how it has played out.

Squirrel said...

Callouses on da couchee....bad, bad visual:)I'll second Bryons responce.


VeloCC said...

At least the loooong time in the saddle is good against cellulites:) (maybe??)

I read on Pua Sawicki's site, that she is using A+D baby ointment. I will give that one a try.
Always wanted to go for the hot baby look or was it hot babe? Oh, this English language is a difficult one.