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RE: [RC] For Ladies Only - having a back up plan - Sharon Levasseur

I wear a thong all the time too... I figure as long as my underwear is gonna be
up my butt I might as well limit the amount of fabric up there... but even a
seamless thong doesn't work, the edges rub me on the tendons at each side of my

I once tried wearing padded kneelength riding underwear underneath padded riding
tights, and it was TOO MUCH PADDING.  It was like taking a too-tight saddle and
thinking a 2" thick saddlepad would make it fit better.

And no, my stirrups can't go up any higher.  I already look like a jockey.  LOL

Woe is me......... if I ever find a solution I will be sure to tell you all!
-Sharon L. in Maine

Quoting Cheryl Charlamagne <charlamagne40@xxxxxxxxxxx>:

I wear saddlebum riding tights and under armor sport thongs and half chaps.
Saddlebum riding tights have extremely padded crotch and knees.  The under
armor sport thongs have really good wicking. and the half chaps keep
everything from the knee down safe.  I wear thongs all the time and NO..
there is no..wedgie properties.  It is just something you have to get use to.
 I can wear just my regular cotton thongs and I do not ever chaffe..  I have
done 50's in this.  And yes,, sometimes I wear my padded saddlebums, with
padded bicycle shorts, and my under armor thongs, with my padded saddle and
don't have a problem.

But I can say, with this I HAVE NEVER CHAFFED ANYTHING>

From: christina_mccarthy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx: sharon1359@xxxxxxxxxxx;
tichenor06@xxxxxxxxxxx: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: RE: [RC] For Ladies
Only - having a back up planDate: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 21:45:03 -0400

I have found that wearing road bicycle tights under my riding pants protects
the crotch area very well.  My issue is how my calves get rubbed by my
stirrup leathers after about 25 miles...Christina McCarthy

From: sharon1359@xxxxxxxxxxxxx: tichenor06@xxxxxxxxxxx:
ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: RE: [RC] For Ladies Only - having a back up
planDate: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 19:43:40 -0400

Men? don?t read this?
Yeah, I?ve heard stories similar to that, and I?ve heard of people whose
tights go RIIIIIIIP! right across the butt.  But seeing as how, right now, I
can?t even solve my chafing problem WITHOUT undies, I?m definitely not going
to make it work WITH them.  (I have the world?s worst underwear-funnel for a
butt, AND apparently my crotch has Princess and the Pea syndrome.)  So I just
make sure I wear new-enough tights that they aren?t at risk of blowouts.
That?s all I can do for now.
-Sharon L. in Maine

-----Original Message-----From: ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:ridecamp-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of tichenor06Sent:
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 7:28 PMTo: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: [RC] For
Ladies Only - having a back up plan

I would very much so use extra caution when NOT wearing underwear, and tights
(or whatever when you ride), or not wearing any underwear at all when doing a
sport like ours.

When I had a *very severe* injury on a training / trail ride, I was VERY glad
I had underwear on.  They had to remove my tights.  And I will cut to the
chase:  I sat on a picnic table for quite some time in my underwear waiting
for the paramedics/ambulance.  I of course had somebody help me peel the
tights off, and they didn't have to cut off my Endura Cools.  The paramedics
were ready though to do so, sissors in hand!  It was like they wore them in a
holster like a gun!  Ready to pull them out and cut off my pants, or
whatever.  Those tights slipped off like a ripe banana peel, another good
thing about tights.  My friend made sure they didn't cut them off.  And there
I sat . . . .  in my underwear . . . . on a picnic table.  For me it would
have been very embarrassing to remove clothes and have nothing underneath,
and be bared butted for everybody to see.  And a sweaty saddle pad would have
been itchy I would suspect.

Yes, my undies get sweaty.  They do not rub my arse.  I ride in Tropical
Rider Endura Cools, and the tights do wick away the moisture, so they do not
get so wet, or not wet at all.  During hot sweaty rides I usually go into the
tack room and change socks, shirt, underwear, sometimes even my bra, then I
am ready to go out again, nice and dry - ahhhh.  Hey, buy a 1,000 pairs if
you have to.  Just have a back up in case somebody has to cut off your pants!
 Hey in another incident, rain, I was so wet, I had to wear my husband's
boxer shorts and his shirt to drive home.  He wore regualar shorts home, and
no shirt.  But we were both dry, and covered.

Laura T

Wishing she had had on some wild colored underwear rather than white ones.  I
am ready now, and wear them wild for just such another occasion(which I hope
to not have another occasion). And yes I carry back up underwear in my
trailer.  Color is a good thing.


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