Friday, August 01, 2008

Chamois Butter

Seriously,  someone tell me what that stuff does.

I've been told it's for chaffing.  What on earth chaffs in a bike short?

I've been told it's to make your "parts" go numb.  Seriously?  But that person told me you have to put it on before you are uncomfortable.

Someone out there tell me the skinny, the low down, the wacked out truth about this potentially miraculous product.

6 comments:

Danielle in Iowa said...

The edge of the padded part of my shorts totally chafed me! It hurt for days after RAGBRAI!

kt said...

No idea, never needed the stuff but I hear that Bigun is the one to ask after CdA 08.

KrissyGo! said...

Hmmm...I was under the impression it was like Bodyglide-Plus. But I had no idea about it's medicinal (numbing?) uses.

Mary Sunshine said...

It prevents chafing.

It works. Just believe me.

You don't want the details....

cindy said...

ditto what mary sunshine said...but I'll add more (TMI possibly)...

without the butter= saddle sores
lotso' butter= no saddle sores

for me anyway ;)

tri-mama said...

if you follow protocol, and don't wear underwear with biking shorts, the chamois butter prevents the parts from getting rubbed raw- rubbed raw is no fun. chamois butter is gooey and gross, but better then raw

it's also expensive and there are some cheaper alternatives like Budreaux Butt Paste