Help, I have just purchased my first chamois cream and need advice on how to apply it!
I have never suffered from saddle sores, but my longest ride to date is 8 hours. This weekend I will be doing a 14 hour training ride and the following weekend the Brevet (36 hours) so I figured it was time to break my chamois cream virginity, so:
Where do you apply it, chamois, skin or both? How much do you put on? How often do you re-apply? Any young ladies fancy doing a demonstration for me?
Both Lots - it should feel really uncomfortable/odd when you walk After 12 hours or so I'm pretty sure you wouldn't find that nearly as much fun as you might think.
Also - I'd suggest a trial ride of an hour or so first to make sure your skin is 'happy' with the product, rather than slathering it over your nether regions for the first time then heading out for 14 hours...
at last , someone brave enough to ask the un-askable.....
me, I warm it up in the sun then paint it on the cham with a 6inch paint brush. the brush can tickle a bit if your not careful but it can also put a smile on your face if done right..
but seriously, I've found that a good thick layer on the edges of the seam and down the centre seems to work, when you pull the shorts on and sit on the bike it tends to find its own 'level' and fills into the potential chaffing areas.