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Poll: Underwear--Y or N with bike shorts? For me--N (nm)(25 posts)

Poll: Underwear--Y or N with bike shorts? For me--N (nm)filly
Mar 2, 2003 3:35 PM
Mar 2, 2003 3:44 PM
I've never worn underwear with cycling shorts and am surprised to hear occasionally that some people do. On a separate but related matter, Doug might want to consider a pair of rubber underwear if he does the 508 again. ;-)'s why i asked...filly
Mar 2, 2003 4:06 PM
man, if i could have the last hour of my life back!!!!! ok, here goes--i cut my own hair, right. i've done it for many years, and i do it well--better than any barber i've went to. anyway, i don't know what hits me, but no kidding, once in a blue moon (like every 2 or 3 years), i decide to take the clippers south for the winter and do a little maintenance, if you know what i mean. dude, don't ask me to explain, because i can't. i just did it, and we're not even talking something drastic (i think it was the number 3 attachment!), but i'm itching now like a dog with an assful of ticks. so, i haven't ridden yet since my new do, but i have the feeling that it's going to be like a cheese grater down there. thinking underwear, or miracle-gro, might solve the problem. oh, man...

Mr. McSratchit's why i asked...mickey-mac
Mar 2, 2003 4:09 PM
Now that's funny. I cut my own hair too, but I've never let the Wahl clippers go south of the border. Maybe try Epil-Stop next time.'s why i asked...russw19
Mar 2, 2003 4:12 PM
Whoa Dude!

Well the underwear for most people without "special" cicumstances can be pretty easy to explain. Cycling shorts' liners are designed to pull moisture away from the crotch area to help prevent bacteria buildup. If you wear cotton underwear with your cycling shorts, you defeat the purpose. The cotton will just pull the moisture right back. Also underwear has seams in places that you may not like them to be when you are on a saddle for several hours.. so for those reasons under "normal" cicumstances... don't wear em.

I just don't know how to even approach your problem, so I won't.

if ever there were a case of too much information...Akirasho
Mar 2, 2003 4:22 PM
... next thing ya know, we'll be hearing stories of panties and bras...

Next time, we'll just stick to the original question... without the explanation...

I never wear underwear with padded cycling shorts.

Be the bike.
Winter bushrogue_CT1
Mar 2, 2003 5:40 PM
Dude, you HAVE to trim the winter bush every once in a while!!! I feel your pain, or should I say felt. I used a razor once in the summer. Talk about pain and remorse.
Exactly, man!filly
Mar 2, 2003 8:46 PM
it's got to be done. think of your lawn--after the winter it looks like butt. give it a fresh once over, and it's suddenly vibrant and smiling at the sun. i do have to say, though, that right now my lawn is looking more like a boot brush than a nice plot o' st. augustine.
not to worryFrith
Mar 2, 2003 7:42 PM
Not that I know anything about this but I will tell you that the itch goes away after a day or so once the freshly cut hairs start to dull on the ends. Again I am in know way speaking from experience and do not admit to knowing EXACTLY what your talking about ;)
not to worryfilly
Mar 2, 2003 8:41 PM
dude, somehow reading your post is more disturbing than i can imagine someone feeling about mine. the whole "feshly cut hairs" thing, man. i just got the shivers...

funny stuff, frith. later.
Pretty funny... thanks for sharing! nmMrDan
Mar 2, 2003 4:16 PM
no problem--let's hope i'm not due for a physical soon (nm)filly
Mar 2, 2003 4:19 PM
re: Poll: Underwear--Y or N with bike shorts? For me--N (nm)ridingthegyro
Mar 2, 2003 5:42 PM
I'm thinking maybe I should start wearing underwear. It's easier to clean the interior of the shorts if you wear underwear, if you know what I mean.
and another thingDaddylonglegs
Mar 2, 2003 6:02 PM
N for me.
BTW, why don't they make the chamois in black or better yet brown?
Needed a good laugh. This was funny! (nm)CJ838
Mar 2, 2003 6:40 PM
No. nmfbg111
Mar 2, 2003 7:23 PM
Me: N Way, WAY too much info in a few of these posts! LOL!! nmnoveread
Mar 2, 2003 7:29 PM
My experience has been...tremblay
Mar 2, 2003 11:31 PM
I never wear underwear with my shorts. They bunch up.

As for cutting hair, I regularly cut my own hair. I've done it for 5 or 6 years now. This year I start cutting it on the smallest guides. I save money. I'm going bald. Who needs a barber when they shave their head? Not me.

As for cutting body hair, I regularly do that too, and have never felt any uncomfortable itching. I generally don't use a guide for that. You want the hair to be as short as possible. I don't get any itching, anywhere. Maybe you just need to get used to it? Maybe I'm just used it. Who knows. Do what works for you, I guess.
Nylon briefs...Alexx
Mar 3, 2003 5:19 AM
I'm talking about Men's briefs, and not the bikini ones, either (those slide down my @$$)! You can find them cheap at Target. They don't hold moisture, and they sure prevent "skidmarks" on the chamois...
SKIDMARKS?? On your chamois?? Information overload!EpicX
Mar 3, 2003 8:22 AM
i must just be lucky. no skidmarks on mine. should we take a poll? who has skidmarks? confess? no photos please!

as to the original question... give it a few days. it will stop itching. be sure to lotion the shaved areas daily, it helps.

-ron jeremy
Now way... ahhh, the breeze is glorious! (nm)SuperGnome
Mar 3, 2003 8:06 AM
I've did both those things before.longfellow68
Mar 3, 2003 8:38 AM
I've shaved the nether region and wore underwear.
Couple points. I got cut up down there from a 5 o'clock crotch shadow and learned my lesson.
Either you shave down there everyday like a porn star or let it grow normally in the friction areas.
I also wore underwear when I was a newb. Big mistake.
The cotton linings in the crotch area cut into my skin and I got jock itch or some infection. Like rope burn. Learned the hard way.
Have fun...
Well, Yes, sortof...RedPat
Mar 3, 2003 1:07 PM
I use a jock strap with a narrow waist band. No bunching on the 'cheeks, and keeps the "package" nice and compact. When I've gone without anything underneath, parts slide around into positions I'd rather not have them in, if you know what I mean.
Mar 3, 2003 3:24 PM
What's that for? Freestylin' is all about tuckin it where it needs to go. How can the boys breathe in a sack?
Guess you'll have to wax53T
Mar 3, 2003 3:26 PM
There are several posters here that that have dealt regularly with southern hair removal, but I haven't seen any posts from the fairer sex. Come on girls, fill us in!