Lube Your Chamois
Stopped off a Tom's house tonight to pick up the Dos Niner he was giving the "spa treatment" to. He lubed up the SRAM X.0 twists, new cables, housing, and grips. Shifts like a dream now. Smooth. Like buttah.
No riding tonight. Another dark, gray, rainy, fall day here in "the Pit", so it was just chillin' eating leftover pasta and TRYING to finish episode 4 of Deadwood. EVERYtime I'm alone and start watching, Wifey and B. Man come home, and since they swear in every sentence uttered in the show, I can't watch it if B. is even on the same block! Someday I'll finish. Someday.
Back to bikes. Thought I'd mention this. 'Bout a month ago I read a Keith Bontrager entry over on CyclingNews.com about homemade chamois cream using Vaseline, Neosporine (or similar antibacterial cream). I used Greyhound Juice Anti Friction Cream most of the year to keep the buns smooth. It's a great cream for rehabing the buns and soothing saddle sores, but I found it didn't help PREVENTING the sores in the first place.
SSSSSSSSSSo at the last 6 Hour race I tried Bontrager's tip. Damn it works!!! You really got lather up the chamois with the mix, and at first it kinda makes your ass feel like there's some sodomy in your future, BUT the sh*t works and that's the key part.
Photo from CyclingNews.com
I also used it in the 48 muddy miles I put in at Seven Spring and again- It works. Check out the article for the whole scoop. If you've got a chapped prone, saggy ass like me you should try it out.
Lastly... Check this noggin warmer out:
Need to get one to keep my skull warm this winter.