Im pretty new to this whole only one wheel thing, but Ive started hopping and jumping up and down stuff and such, and it hurts the inside of my thighs quite a bit after awhile, Im sure you all can relate… I wear spandex, which helps, but still doesn’t stop it. Is there any kind of trick to eliminate the chaffing?
I know what you mean, when i first started jumping, my thighs would rub up agianst the seat and cause some terrible pain after a few hours of riding.
Now when i hop, the seat bearly rubs against my legs, and when im riding and hopping SIF (seat in front) it doesnt bother me at all, but after a while of just jumping around, you tend to correct your positioning by yourself, and you will notice that the seat wont be hitting your thigs as your progress in your jumping. =p
One: as suggested by jerrick, as you learn and you technique improves the saddle will lean against the inside of your leg less, resulting in less rubbing.
Two: after a few weeks of riding the hair on the inside of your leg will have been removed, also the skin will start to toughen and the redness and sore feeling will no longer occur. I can remember exactly what it was like, especially with the crappy saddle i had, but after a month or two of occassional practice it became less and less of a problem.