Best week’s cycling so far this year, butt also a sad tail…


May 25, 2009 by welshcyclist

Managed to notch up over 200 miles this past week, I mean from Sunday 17th, to yesterday Saturday 23rd May. Sunday saw me do a local loop of about 25 miles, Monday the same, and Tuesday 30 or so, I really should write down my daily mileages. Then Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday I did my roundtrip commute of 40 miles. Thus bagging a total for the week of approximately 240 miles.

This is where the but, or should I say butt, as far as this tale, or tail…. oh I can’t help it!!…, comes in.

I worked on Sunday, but (butt) couldn’t manage to cycle because of saddlesores. Recently I bought some base layer boxer shorts, with the padding, insert thingy, normally I use vaseline in the delicate places, but Thursday I forgot. As a result of the newness of the padding, and the lack of vaseline, I ended up with some chafing, which was sore on the way home that night. I treated said chafing, managed the trip Friday with only some discomfort, but by Saturday night’s trip homeward, I was really struggling. So Sunday I had to take the car, discretion being the very best of valour. I’ve since stayed off the saddle for two days, and am hopefully ready to ride again tomorrow.

A sad tail, I think you’ll agree.

Butt! what makes it all the sadder is the fact that the week has been glorious, sun shining, blue skies etc., a complete joy to be out there cycling. Still a valuable lesson learned, which I won’t forget, if one isn’t comfortable on the bike, it ruins the ride, so I’ll make certain, those nether regions are taken care of, in the future.

One thought on “Best week’s cycling so far this year, butt also a sad tail…

  1. Doug says:

    Funny!!! I mean your wordplay, not the part about your butt.

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