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RE: [RC] Girth galls, etc. - Ranelle Rubin


I have had issues with this, and have gone to a Mohair Girth with soft leather guards behind the buckles. I got mine from Action Rider Tack. If you have a catalog, it is on pg. 8, if not, it is by Montana Cincha and comes in English and Western Styles, but the western one does not have the leather behind the ring.

I also used Gaul Save..I can get the brand for you, but it is sticky, messy, and green and comes in a can.

Ranelle Rubin, Business Consultant
Independent Dynamite Distributor

916-663-4140 home office
916-718-2427 cellular
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From: mikelewis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [RC] Girth galls, etc.
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 14:20:12 -0500

I rode in the Carolina ride this past weekend (my 2nd 50, didn't complete, learned to have a healthy respect for sand, cold weather, and 50+mile rides) and finished with some girth galls that were more severe than I've seen in the numerous LD rides I've done.  I'm riding with a Bob Marshall saddle and a Professional's Choice SMX neoprene girth.  Same stuff as always, and most of the time I've had only minor girth rubs.
The new thing we did this time was use a heart rate monitor.  I always use Body Glide in the girth area to help alleviate chaffing.
Can anyone suggest girths that might be friendlier to protecting against girth rubs over long distances (if such a thing exists)?  Does anyone have a favorite girth they use with Polar's heart rate monitor pickups that slide beneath the girth, or a favorite mounting technique for these pickups that minimizes rubs?
Thank you,

[RC] Girth galls, etc., Mike Lewis