Upon Googling it I found that it seems to affect middle-age men at a higher rate (of which I am one). It seems that bicycle riding is listed as a common cause, or aggravates the issue, sweat being the real issue. It was recommended on at least one web site to not do any long bike rides.
Of course, I refuse to take that advice, but have been following some of the other suggestions. The doc didn’t have any quick fix, either.
Anyway, I thought this might be an interesting topic to broach in the Newsletter. I’m curious how prevalent it is, and if anyone has found a good remedy. BTW, I’ve never had any issues with saddle sores and have not had to use any of the chemicals or ointments for that.
And Here’s Coach Hughes’ Suggestion:
Try talcum powder without any additives. (Additives may cause an allergic reaction.) This will absorb the moisture from sweat. Pete Penseyres, multi-time RAAM winner and record-holder, always used talc instead of any lubricant.
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