Saddle Sores

Saddle Sores

Post by Philip Hinkl » Tue, 02 Jul 1996 04:00:00


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
thought.

Philip - UniClowning around.

 
 
 

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Post by Chris Janse » Tue, 02 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
>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
>thought.

Actually, that's a neat thought.  I do tailoring, costuming, and fashion
design, but my problem is that I don't unicycle -- yet -- so I don't know
exactly what we're looking for in a pair of uni shorts.  (Pair of uni?  Is that
a paradox?)

-Chris
(Unicyclist wannabe)

 
 
 

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Post by Ken Fuch » Tue, 02 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Actually, that's a neat thought.  I do tailoring, costuming, and fashion
>design, but my problem is that I don't unicycle -- yet -- so I don't know
>exactly what we're looking for in a pair of uni shorts.

Cycling shorts are designed with the assumption that the back is
tilted forward at about a 45 degree angle, so the trunk and legs of
the shorts made a 135 degree angle.  Since unicyclists sit straight
up, for them this angle should be 180 degrees.  Since the spandex
material used in cycling shorts stretches easily enough to accommodate
the straight up posture of a unicyclist, I don't know how important
this would be - guess someone could try it out and see.

Stay on Top,



 
 
 

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Post by Cutm » Tue, 16 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Mini and myself were discussing this at the WE and came up with an idea
for a small tie off pocket at the front of our shorts to hold the
offending parts out of the way..

:)

 
 
 

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Post by Iain Hibbe » Wed, 17 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Mini and myself were discussing this at the WE and came up with an idea
> for a small tie off pocket at the front of our shorts to hold the
> offending parts out of the way..
> :)

hm yeah, some kind of jock strap might work ok I guess - the main problem
that I find is that the edges of my <cough> scrotal sack slip out of the
edge of my underwear and it pinches after a while.  I usually just stand
up in the seat and have a rummage about to rearrange things.  Difficult
to do when people are watching though (well, not _difficult_ as such).

I keep meaning to try the cycling shorts with no underwear (or, as
underwear, since there is no way I'm wearing spandex in public)

--
iain

 
 
 

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Post by Terry D. Lath » Thu, 18 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Come on guys,

As a double century (200 miles) 2 wheel rider, I wear spandex all the time.
 After all it is the 90's.  I'm a bit careful if training in the
countryside where there is a high redneck ratio but other than that
Cycleing shorts are great.  Do not wear underwear with them, the seam will
kill you.  Get a good pair with plenty of padding, perferably a leather of
sorts.  It will take getting use to having a padding down under, but try to
remember wearing a diaper, its just about the same.  It is better than
pinching the family package or standign up in the middle of a crowd for an
attitude adjustment!
--

Terry D. Lathan

 
 
 

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Post by pola.. » Thu, 18 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> I keep meaning to try the cycling shorts with no underwear (or, as
> underwear, since there is no way I'm wearing spandex in public)

I always wear cycling shorts.  To and from work and any other time I
ride.  People don't care, they figure it's what you're supposed to wear
when unicycling.  I do wear XL T shirts which hang below my butt.
I even go to a Tai Chi class one night a week on the way home.  I don't
change clothes for that either.

Eric

 
 
 

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Post by Ouch » Fri, 19 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> > Mini and myself were discussing this at the WE and came up with an idea
> > for a small tie off pocket at the front of our shorts to hold the
> > offending parts out of the way..

> > :)

> hm yeah, some kind of jock strap might work ok I guess - the main problem
> that I find is that the edges of my <cough> scrotal sack slip out of the
> edge of my underwear and it pinches after a while.  I usually just stand
> up in the seat and have a rummage about to rearrange things.  Difficult
> to do when people are watching though (well, not _difficult_ as such).

> I keep meaning to try the cycling shorts with no underwear (or, as
> underwear, since there is no way I'm wearing spandex in public)

> --
> iain

just do it Iain,  people will just assume its what your meant to wear!

--
Mini Mansell

Long Life,  Good Sex and Prosperity.