Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Fifty Plus (50+) > Pills and Ills
Reload this Page >

Hair in the wrong place.

Pills and Ills This is a discussion subforum for the health challenges faced by riders 50+. These discussions are in no way to be considered professional medical advice.

Hair in the wrong place.

Old 02-10-19, 04:45 PM
  #1  
ctpres
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
ctpres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Creede CO in summer & Okeechobee, FL or TX Gulf Coast in winter
Posts: 742

Bikes: Zenetto Stealth road bike & Sundeal M7 MTN bike

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hair in the wrong place.

Prepping for a century in Texas early May. I know from past long hot rides that hair in the seat contact area will be a major problem. Chamois Cream and such works pretty good but I sure would like a removal solution. Pretty sure normal cutting procedures will result in other problems. Any advice or ideas?
This will probably be my last century so I want it to be a great ride.
ctpres is offline  
Old 02-10-19, 04:50 PM
  #2  
wgscott
Occam's Rotor
 
wgscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: The Timbers of Fennario (CL77)
Posts: 4,770

Bikes: Steel

Mentioned: 61 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2366 Post(s)
Liked 148 Times in 88 Posts
Electric Hair trimmer with #1 , i.e., 3mm blade.
wgscott is offline  
Old 02-10-19, 04:58 PM
  #3  
CliffordK
Senior Member
 
CliffordK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Posts: 22,239
Mentioned: 158 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8347 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 32 Times in 29 Posts
Hmmm... the last thing you want is ingrown hair.

I don't use any creams, salves, or anything of the sort. I've started using padded shorts.

Personally I'd ignore the hair, and try to get enough saddle time that the buttocks won't be sore. Callouses?
CliffordK is offline  
Old 02-10-19, 09:33 PM
  #4  
canklecat
Me duelen las nalgas
 
canklecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Texas
Posts: 8,808

Bikes: Centurion Ironman, Trek 5900, Univega Via Carisma, Globe Carmel

Mentioned: 149 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2670 Post(s)
Liked 65 Times in 55 Posts
Brazil Wax. Or Bro'zilian Waxing, as some folks joke. Painful but gets everything mowed to the roots. Never tried it myself but if I did I'd do it at least a week in advance of a long bike ride.
canklecat is offline  
Old 02-10-19, 10:01 PM
  #5  
Hondo Gravel
Voted For Pedro
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Hondo,Texas
Posts: 960

Bikes: Motobecane Boris Fatbike, Motobecane Omni Strada Pro,Fantom Pro CX, Fantom X7 MTB, Gravity SS MTB.

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 469 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 40 Posts
No comment seriously though a good haircut in those areas makes a more comfortable ride.
Hondo Gravel is offline  
Old 02-11-19, 11:19 AM
  #6  
rayman54
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 31

Bikes: 2014 Cervelo S3 Ultegra 2012 TREK Superfly 29'r FS 2012 Cervelo S5 Rival w/FLO 60's - 07 TREK Pilot 2.1 triple

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
64 YO here. On longer rides I've had the exact same issue and have lots of saddle time which doesn't lessen the problem. I decided one day to just shave the areas and see what happens. That was a few years ago. Had absolutely no problem with the shaving technique. My longest 1 day ride was 150 miles and was perfectly comfortable, at least the no hair part.....
rayman54 is offline  
Old 02-11-19, 12:18 PM
  #7  
indyfabz
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 22,217
Mentioned: 162 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8440 Post(s)
Liked 227 Times in 146 Posts
Sounds like some manscaping is needed.
indyfabz is offline  
Old 02-11-19, 06:18 PM
  #8  
2cam16
Senior Member
 
2cam16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: San Mateo,Ca.
Posts: 2,532

Bikes: TOO MANY

Mentioned: 35 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 574 Post(s)
Liked 21 Times in 18 Posts
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Sounds like some manscaping is needed.
This.
2cam16 is offline  
Old 02-12-19, 06:59 AM
  #9  
ctpres
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
ctpres's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Creede CO in summer & Okeechobee, FL or TX Gulf Coast in winter
Posts: 742

Bikes: Zenetto Stealth road bike & Sundeal M7 MTN bike

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by rayman54 View Post
64 YO here. On longer rides I've had the exact same issue and have lots of saddle time which doesn't lessen the problem. I decided one day to just shave the areas and see what happens. That was a few years ago. Had absolutely no problem with the shaving technique. My longest 1 day ride was 150 miles and was perfectly comfortable, at least the no hair part.....
OP Here THANK - YOU I like getting advice from folks who do what they say! Now if I can just get DW to even talk about it.
ctpres is offline  
Old 02-18-19, 01:35 PM
  #10  
355Mono
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 83
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Doesn't hair reduce friction? Isn't that the purpose?
355Mono is offline  
Old 02-18-19, 02:45 PM
  #11  
rumrunn6
Senior Member
 
rumrunn6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: 25 miles northwest of Boston
Posts: 22,660

Bikes: Bottecchia Sprint, GT Timberline 29r

Mentioned: 84 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2956 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 42 Posts
I once read some advice about shifting in my saddle, shifting my shorts & occasionally getting out of the saddle while riding to help prevent soreness & other issues from hair follicles. so far, this advice has helped a lot. I also do some man-scaping down there with a hair trimmer. I don't "shave" I reduce the length of the hairs. that seems to help too. plus it provides other, unrelated features & benefits ... good luck with your ride!
rumrunn6 is offline  
Old 02-22-19, 12:39 PM
  #12  
Wildwood 
Veteran/Pacifist/Resister
 
Wildwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Seattle area
Posts: 8,394

Bikes: Bikes??? Thought this was social media?!?

Mentioned: 184 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1704 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 60 Times in 42 Posts
Hair removal cream for my legs in summer.
That's as far as I go, but where your legs start could be up to you.
__________________
70sFollis 072/71 Bottecchia Giro d Italia/72 Zeus Competition/78 Batavus Competition/80 Mondia Super/81 AustroDaimler Olympian/82 Harding(Holdsworth) Special/84 Pinarello Record/85 EM Corsa Extra/86 DeRosa Pro/88 Falcon Race/99 Pinarello Cadore/99 Calfee TetraPro/03 Macalu Cirrus/04 Tallerico: The less ridden = '97 CoMotion tandem + city bike, mtn bike, beach cruiser
Wildwood is offline  
Old 02-23-19, 11:54 AM
  #13  
OldTryGuy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SW Fl.
Posts: 4,341

Bikes: 1981 Custom Touring Paramount, 1983 Road Paramount, 2013 Giant Propel Advanced SL3, 2018 Specialized Red Roubaix Expert mech., 2002 Magna 7sp hybrid, 1976 Bassett Racing 45sp Cruiser

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 642 Post(s)
Liked 15 Times in 14 Posts
Originally Posted by rayman54 View Post
64 YO here. On longer rides I've had the exact same issue and have lots of saddle time which doesn't lessen the problem. I decided one day to just shave the areas and see what happens. That was a few years ago. Had absolutely no problem with the shaving technique. My longest 1 day ride was 150 miles and was perfectly comfortable, at least the no hair part.....
Originally Posted by ctpres View Post
OP Here THANK - YOU I like getting advice from folks who do what they say! Now if I can just get DW to even talk about it.
Well, 68.5yo here. 150 miler this past Tuesday, 154 miler yesterday, shorty 59 miler today. Due to prostate cancer surgery I've been clean shaved a number of times and have had no issues. What I do personally is just a trim job and let it go from there. Still use cycling shorts and creme.
OldTryGuy is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.