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Saddle sores.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Guico Apr 10, 2012.

Most expensive bicycle commuting season ever... a tale of woe.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 Feb 19, 2012.

Sidepaths and green lights
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Guico Nov 4, 2010.


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Robert Guico replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion New, different type of bike racks in the group Commuters
"I like it. It seems to possibly use less material than the standard wave rack. It takes up less space, and you can have four posts in a square configuration instead of a straight line, if you wanted. There seems to be no way to use a pipe cutter…"
Jul 4, 2014
Robert Guico replied to Chitown_Mike's discussion Good chamois cream for commuting, tips on saddle sores for commuters
"Only minor problems with sores so far this year. Back when the commute was 10 miles each way, I did have problems, and it was because: I absolutely refused to wear/buy bike shorts; I wore regular shorts over boxers Boxer seams and skin don't…"
Jun 20, 2014
Robert Guico replied to Gene Tenner's discussion What did you learn about riding in the cold and snow this winter?
"I learned that you can't tip a Divvy. 3" of snow? No problem. 5" of slush? No problem. It's big, wildly bottom-heavy and pretty much equipped with fatty tires, but during snow season that's a huge plus."
Apr 25, 2014
Robert Guico replied to Vilda's discussion Anyone Have details of the Suburban Cyclist that was Airlifted this AM (4/22)
"I grew up in Roselle. Not north of Irving Park Road, but I've been an infrastructure and biking nerd for a long time, including elementary school, so I know this area very well. My parents take my toddler-aged daughter to Turner Park once in a…"
Apr 25, 2014
Robert Guico replied to Eli's discussion Bike lanes at sidewalk grade?
"There's an example of this in Schaumburg. Somewhere. I seem to remember taking a picture of it and thinking it was odd, and now I can't find it on Google Maps. The sidewalk is concrete, and the bike path is asphalt, and they were laid…"
Mar 7, 2014
Robert Guico liked Chris C's event 2012 Chase The Moon Ride
Jul 5, 2012
Robert Guico replied to Robert Guico's discussion Saddle sores.
"Thanks Jim. I have no method for setting the height, besides "adjust 'til it's comfortable". But in general I'm measuring things like the angle of my knee when the pedal is at the very bottom... not so much according to…"
Apr 10, 2012
Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 replied to Robert Guico's discussion Saddle sores.
"1: Clean & Dry -before, during and after the ride. Moisture and soil are your enemies and we are talking about an area that is right on top of a waste-disposal facility within the same property.  It's also an area that doesn't…"
Apr 10, 2012
Kevin Mulcky replied to Robert Guico's discussion Saddle sores.
"I do that, especially when on extended bike tours, but I use wool bike gear that should be handwashed anyways."
Apr 10, 2012
Brad V replied to Robert Guico's discussion Saddle sores.
"+1 on bike shorts, right next to the goods.  I ride my bike to ride my bike, which means I don't need to worry about appropriate attire for anything else... bib shorts for me (tights/pants over the top of that for cold weather). …"
Apr 10, 2012
Joe Studer 8.0 mi replied to Robert Guico's discussion Saddle sores.
"Definitely look at your saddle (an overly padded saddle can cause real problems), but also look at your overall bike fit.  A lot of saddle sore issues can be resolved just by making sure your bike is set-up right (e.g., seat post…"
Apr 10, 2012
Kevin Mulcky replied to Robert Guico's discussion Saddle sores.
"Another +1 for Bag Balm, high quality bike shorts, firm & narrow saddles, and correct saddle for/aft/ height adjustment. But, you've got to get ride of the boxers and jeans combination. At least using briefs and trousers/slacks/dickies…"
Apr 10, 2012
Steve Courtright replied to Robert Guico's discussion Saddle sores.
"Just for a complete conversation on the matter: take a look at your saddle, as well.  It you have a large, amply padded saddle, that could be a contributor to chafing and other related problems.  Riders who log a lot of miles eventually…"
Apr 10, 2012
Mark replied to Robert Guico's discussion Saddle sores.
"I swear by Bag Balm.  I used to use it before every ride, but now I use it every morning and night as preventative maintenance.  No saddle sores since in the last 6 years.  I also wear unpadded lycra shorts under padded cycling…"
Apr 10, 2012
Lanterne Rouge replied to Robert Guico's discussion Saddle sores.
"Looks pretty good. Boxer and jeans? Ouch. I was hurting pretty bad when I was using that combo to commute, but never got a saddle sore. Life has been good since I switched to knickers without that seam that runs along the…"
Apr 10, 2012
Robert Guico posted a discussion

Saddle sores.

I'm losing this battle (and it's been 4 days since my last ride) so I thought I'd create a meta-thread that pulls together what I found on the board from simple searches. And do add your own tips. :-DFrom Chris, here: 1. WEAR BIKE SHORTS WITH THE PADDING IN THEM2. USE A TON A TON A TON OF CHAMOIS CREAM. Mix 1 tub vaseline, 1 tube neosporin and 1 tube anti boil cream. and…See More
Apr 10, 2012

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What I ride:
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting
About me:
Hey everyone,

I'm a bicycle commuter that travels 9 1/2 miles one-way to Bartlett from Carol Stream as often as I can. Since I've started, I've lost 15 pounds, and at some point I'd lost closer to 25. Fortunately, Spring is back.

I've started Carol Stream Bikes, an advocacy group for residents and bicyclists in and around Carol Stream to advocate for improvements to bicycle education and infrastructure in our village. In the long term, I'd like for Carol Stream to be another Bicycle-Friendly Community.
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