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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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A Versys challenge

Who will be the first to ride their Versys to the Arctic Ocean on the new road to Tuktoyaktuk?

Not me, but any western riders up for a challenge?

https://o.canada.com/travel/tips-for...to-tuktoyaktuk

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Smiley - a fellow I met years ago on D2D '15 replaced his F800GS w/ a '16 V650, planning D2D '20 NEXT summer w/ further to Tuk, but he put the V up FOR SALE awhile back.

I DON'T think it'll be me, as I'm NOT sure I'm still "up" for the long rides after having my butt hurting on my two 11 hour days last week - FIRST time for "butt hurt" for me on long rides....


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I DON'T think it'll be me, as I'm NOT sure I'm still "up" for the long rides after having my butt hurting on my two 11 hour days last week - the FIRST time for "butt hurt" for me on long rides...

Rides like that are behind me too, especially from Ontario. As for butt pain, riding the SW states on my Concours in July was extremely hot. The desert canyons were fun- I spent a week riding and exploring, particularly the parks in Utah.

I had a sheepskin over a softly inflated air pillow and wore bicycle shorts under jeans. Very comfortable but not in the 95~115F temperatures I encountered. Somewhere in New Mexico, I reached the extreme pain level. Barely able to sit, I stopped at a mall and bought a can of Gold Bond Powder.

Find the nearest washroom and sprinkle powder liberally on flaming arse cheeks. Sting, then cool, then the itch and pain are gone. The powder absorbs sweat too, necessary for extended riding comfort. Now I apply it before a long ride on a hot day.

Sprinkling it on the boys is to be avoided.
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On long tour's I keep my daily mileage to about 600km/day, that's when the butt starts hurting and if you keep pushing the mileage then its going to be a pain in As.. the next day.

Plan well and be within you limits-age wise.
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...Sprinkling it on the boys is to be avoided. ...
Did you find THAT out on purpose?


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Did you find THAT out on purpose?

Short answer: yes.

Back when I bicycled up to 100 miles in a day training, preventing the flaming burn included a personal pre-ride liberal dousing of talc to keep the arse and boys dry and less prone to saddle burn.

The same principle applies to motorcycle riding in extreme heat. I figured, 'Why not use Gold Bond powder before riding instead of talcum powder?. It works great to relieve arse burn.'

Applied as per bicycle riding, including the boys. Works with talcum, but Gold Bond powder?

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