I have been reading the postings regarding saddle sores and have one other
alternative. I have discovered that a pair of compression short help alot
also. Compression shorts are the tight elastic shorts used by pro-athletes
under their regular shorts. They are touted to cutdown the risk of pulled
hamstrings and the like. I like them because they keep my thunder-thighs
from chafing beneath a pair of shorts. I found the compression shorts are
also good at the job of keeping the male vitals up and out of the way thus
making the mounting job less stressful. They dont have any padding in them
but the seams are very tiny and haven't caused me any chafing problem. I
wear a pair of thin, lightweight shorts over them and have had no problem.
While they don't have the padding of bike shorts they do cut down the
chafing problem and are considerably less expensive than the bike shorts I
have priced. Compression shorts can be found in most major department
stores and cost around 10-12 dollars (U.S.). I am looking to buy bike
shorts when I find the finances but in the mean time the compression shorts
seem to be working fine.
Why doesn't some enterprising unicycling tailor out there create a pair of
unicycling shorts custom made for the rigors of unicycle riding? Just a
Philip - UniClowning around.