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I'm using some from Assos and was wondering when it's best to apply it as there are no dressing rooms available at the starting area? So I have to change from home.
I have two choices:
1: Apply it from home and "sit" in it for about a 20 minutes drive (in a car)?
2: Apply at the starting area (without flashing everyone) just before race start?
Are there any issues applying it about an hour before race start?
from personal experience, applying chamois cream while already wearing bib sorts doesn't really work, plus it's good to rub a bit into the chamois as well as just on your skin (which would be difficult if you already had them on), especially if you're doing whatever you consider a long ride.
enjoy the ride!!!
Cielo by Chris King Cross Racer
if you apply it before you leave I find its only uncomfortable for the first few minutes of having your shorts on then it warms up and isn't really that noticeable.
shorts are nice and stretchy so i've not had a problem rubbing some cream on my undercarriage with them on. and as far as i know i haven't flashed anyone yet
if you get changed in the carpark with a towel just make sure to not get any thing in your shorts of your feet or from inside your car or whatever. a bit of grit in your cream won't be pleasant
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DO try it for a few rides (no matter how) long before the big day, to determine whether it works for you.
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If the shorts are uncomfortable I'd fix that as there's a vast difference in fit and comfort levels available out there, both depending on price and depending on whether Brand X or Y fits you best. And the top end v expensive shorts can be no better than the mid range.
mrfish wrote:My personal experience has been that Chamois cream was necessary in the days of chamois leather to keep it supple, but is now unnecessary if the shorts fit properly.
Tend to agree. When i started in the 60's, most chamois inserts were thinner than what my mother cleaned the windows with. Most of us used Savlon cream to avoid infections and provide a bit of comfort. Nowadays I have the blue insert assos waist shorts and most of the time don't bother with their cream because it never feels any different to me. Shorts technology is another of those things that makes life easier on a bike.
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