Help needed for sore butt on long rides
Posted January 03, 2002 - 11:46 PM
I'm a 43 year old Enduro rider in New Zealand.
I won the Vets class last year, so still have some speed.
Anyone got some ideas on how to still be comfortable after 4-5 hrs riding/racing.
I ride a WR400 (damm hard seat)
Main problem is, I only get to ride 1/2 a dozen events a year, so have lost some fitness. Mainly occurs in slow/tight events where I am sitting down lots.
I'm not going to talk about what happens when the event is wet. (very nasty :-)
I use cycle shorts with chamois lining, but often still end up side saddle at the end of the day.
Youre all welcome to have a laugh at my expense, but I would appreciate some ideas.
Cheers Pete G
WR400, Husky 430CR, PW50
Posted January 04, 2002 - 02:05 AM
Posted January 04, 2002 - 03:05 AM
Posted January 04, 2002 - 04:04 AM
if your tall, get a tall foam, maybe cut a few holes in the bottom side to soften it. I was able to use extra foam in the last 6-8" in the rear(I almost sit on the fender) and have lots of padding. I streched a one ind. cover for an awesome fit and a beutiful bike!
Posted January 04, 2002 - 07:10 AM
[ January 04, 2002: Message edited by: freestyle111 ]
Posted January 04, 2002 - 07:31 AM
Posted January 04, 2002 - 10:25 PM
Posted January 04, 2002 - 12:56 PM
Posted January 04, 2002 - 02:09 PM
I ride/race long distances all of the time. I try to stand up as much as I can just like the Euro guys do. Stand up as much as possible. I use roads and straight sections to sit and relax while I sip on my Camelbak. This should take alot of stress off of your butt and more on your legs.
All of the other advise that was givin to you was good too with the chamois. I think the Vaseline would help you if you suffer from Monkey butt!! I guessing that your problem is your muscles down there and not a skin thing.
But(t) what you really should do is get a CEET seat!! My dad has one on his 426 and it feels f-ing great!!!! Like a Coupe de Ville. CEET uses advanced materials. You can get them in any height too. Now that I've been talking to you about it I think I'll go out and get one. You should really consider this peter.
Also, riding more is the real cure without a doubt!!
PS. You guys make killer beer down there!!!!!!!
[ January 04, 2002: Message edited by: Dan Lorenze ]
Posted January 04, 2002 - 07:29 PM
If the link doesn't work, do a search under the topic "poor man's softer seat".
I drilled holes in my stock seat, and having logged around 800 miles on it since then, I can testify that it works great. I still can't believe the difference a few (OK, alot) of holes make! Much softer than stock. Good luck.
Posted January 04, 2002 - 11:41 PM
I'll try drilling the stock foam, Vaseline, then the EVS shorts.
Riding more would be great, but am grateful for the few rides I do get to. Oh to be 20 again when I could ride every weekend.
Posted January 07, 2002 - 07:08 PM
Posted January 09, 2002 - 02:53 PM
Posted January 10, 2002 - 05:55 AM
Damn thats gotta hurt......
Posted January 10, 2002 - 06:05 AM
I was in the Marines for 8.5 years and learned a trick to prevent anal abrasion. When you hike (or hump as it is referred to in the Corps) for 20 miles or more with all your gear, abrasion is a bad enemy.
We are not all adults here, so I'll try to be politically correct.
1) Trim all body hair in that region. Not necessary to shave, but get it short. Otherwise it will ball up and twist together (you know what I'm talking about), and make things even worse.
2) Vaseline. Lots of Vaseline. Be liberal with it. It will feel very weird at first, but after just a few minutes of action you'll forget it is even there.
3) Silky running shorts instead of underwear. We are talking about the kind of running shorts that have an inner lining much like a pair of briefs. Can't go without support :-)
I haven't tried the EVS shorts yet, but I will be getting something like that very soon for the extra padded protection around the hips.
Hope this helps.