I know it's an old favourite but this time it's not "a friend".
I have just returned from the doctors with no dignity and a prescription.
So in the short term I am kneeling up more than I'm used to and staring at my new bike while not been able to ride it.
I've had minor problems before but never anything this bad, mostly because I did the Merida which isn't a regular ride length.
My GP actually cycles so offered some advice. Baby wipes immediately after long rides and a fresh change of underwear. Plucking hairs out of infected follicles. She advised against cleaning scrubs as they strip all the "good bacteria" off your skin so if you get an infection it was more likely to be worse. She also recommended against creams as staying dry was the best prevention so this puts mean off things like the chamois cremes.
With the last point in mind are there any less sweaty bib shorts about? I can't afford assos or rapha and I'll need 3 or 4 pairs so let's try and keep them below £50.
Is it worth ditching the baggies for more ventilation and just going with the lycra, especially on longer rides?
Anyway, advice appreciated, mocking expected :oops:.