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Old 07-29-11, 12:56 AM
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Maxipad

I read somewhere that wearing a maxipad actually helps with comfort while riding on the saddle.

Well, I wore one today.

That really worked.
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Old 07-29-11, 05:24 AM
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Exactly what did it do for you?
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Old 07-29-11, 06:17 AM
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just shoot me...
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Old 07-29-11, 07:34 AM
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Old 07-29-11, 07:40 AM
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Are you sure it wasn't a mini pad??
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looks like you've found a new market

Maybe because it helps keep the skin dry? With high mileage tours, I've been thinking of changing the shorts once or twice a day to help keep the skin clean and dry. This might be another option that'd do basically the same thing. I'm not sure I'm man enough to try it.

I'm seeing a market here - design a bicycle specific pad, loose the feminine look and nature. Make it the size and shape of a chamois pad.
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Old 07-29-11, 08:14 AM
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My shorts have a built-in pad.
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Old 07-29-11, 08:23 AM
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My thought is that, unless you are menstruating, if you need another pad you are probably using the wrong shorts.
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Old 07-29-11, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by yiffzer View Post
I read somewhere that wearing a maxipad actually helps with comfort while riding on the saddle.

Well, I wore one today.

That really worked.
Speaking as a woman who has tried using various feminine products on rides out of necessity, I can say both "yuck" and "ouch".
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Old 07-29-11, 08:45 AM
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You should get the tee shirt.

http://www.zazzle.com/im_an_ipad_im_...80894444554479
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Old 07-29-11, 10:10 AM
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Old 07-29-11, 10:49 AM
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Hahaha, silly people.

I don't have cycling shorts and I have a saddle that doesn't work for me. My perineum got enough pain from riding the saddle too much. The pad actually provides comfortable padding that makes the ride much more bearable!

I have a Brooks B17 and actual cycling shorts coming in a few days so I won't be using this maxipad.
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Old 07-29-11, 10:55 AM
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Hahaha, silly people.
Hmmm, you calling us silly? You're the one wearing a pad to cycle in!
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Old 07-29-11, 11:01 AM
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I carry a couple maxi pads in my road rash kit. They presumably work well for large area scrapes. Luckily haven't found out yet. I thought that was what this was about. Silly me....
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Old 07-29-11, 11:03 AM
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With the absorbency of the pads, I don't think they would feel comfortable after a long, hot, ride.
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Old 07-29-11, 11:21 AM
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I had surgery a few years ago. Due to complications of Crohn's disease, they removed my sphincter and while it was healing, I wore a pad (with stitches from my taint all the way up, I couldn't ride for a few months). Anyway, I was shooting hoops at my in-laws' house, out in rural East Texas and the basketball bounced out into the pasture. As I precariously stepped through the barbed-wire fence to get the ball, my son called out, "Dad, don't get your pad hung up on the fence!"
My brother-in-law looked a little put off, thinking that my son was talking trash at me, "Dude! don't talk to your father like that."
My son and I both busted out laughing and told him it was actually a legitimate concern.
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Old 07-29-11, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MMACH 5 View Post
I had surgery a few years ago. Due to complications of Crohn's disease, they removed my sphincter and while it was healing, I wore a pad (with stitches from my taint all the way up, I couldn't ride for a few months). Anyway, I was shooting hoops at my in-laws' house, out in rural East Texas and the basketball bounced out into the pasture. As I precariously stepped through the barbed-wire fence to get the ball, my son called out, "Dad, don't get your pad hung up on the fence!"
My brother-in-law looked a little put off, thinking that my son was talking trash at me, "Dude! don't talk to your father like that."
My son and I both busted out laughing and told him it was actually a legitimate concern.
Sorry for your troubles, but dude TMI!
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Old 07-29-11, 11:45 AM
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aren't you scared it might go in you?
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I'd heard of them as useful for road rash type injuries, but not as a moisture regulation. Think I'll keep my chamois, thanks.
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Old 07-29-11, 12:04 PM
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Sorry for your troubles, but dude TMI!
You're welcome.
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Old 07-29-11, 12:10 PM
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I always say that you should do what ever works for you, this seems a creative solution. For me, in that general area I find that a bit of Bag Balm applied before a ride prevents any chaffing. You might also look seriously at a better saddle, it's more expensive than Maxipads, but probably a better solution.
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Old 07-29-11, 12:17 PM
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I had surgery a few years ago. Due to complications of Crohn's disease, they removed my sphincter and while it was healing, I wore a pad (with stitches from my taint all the way up, I couldn't ride for a few months). Anyway, I was shooting hoops at my in-laws' house, out in rural East Texas and the basketball bounced out into the pasture. As I precariously stepped through the barbed-wire fence to get the ball, my son called out, "Dad, don't get your pad hung up on the fence!"
My brother-in-law looked a little put off, thinking that my son was talking trash at me, "Dude! don't talk to your father like that."
My son and I both busted out laughing and told him it was actually a legitimate concern.
To think I could have been watching Dysfunctional Wives Of Some Big City instead of reading this disturbs me deeply.
 
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To think I could have been watching Dysfunctional Wives Of Some Big City instead of reading this disturbs me deeply.
No need to be disturbed. I'm quite healthy, now.
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Speaking as a woman who has tried using various feminine products on rides out of necessity, I can say both "yuck" and "ouch".
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No need to be disturbed. I'm quite healthy, now.
It isn't your health that disturbs me.
 

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