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The Scots managed to avoid washing the groin area for centuries by means of wearing a kilt .
Maybe those riding in a warm climate could do the same .
This raises a fairly important point that - perhaps - I should've considered before I went out, drank nine pints and made the original post. The whole "making your undies last indefinitely" thing should only be attempted in temperatures below 10c.

Try it almost anywhere in Africa and your tackle will be a grotesque, hairy vegetable patch within a week. Bon voyage!
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I need to suggest that the real cure to all that seems to ail those posting on this and certain other threads is.....to get out and ride more. If that means a trip to the other hemisphere, so be it.

Mark

(from Buenos Aires, Argentina, "That Other Hemisphere")
So given I live in the Southern Hemisphere are you saying I should spend time riding in the Northern Hemisphere Mark?

If so, I did that last month in Thailand.
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What a great thread that raises some good issues. Wet wipes are king when it comes to clean but I wonder how far people have gone to stay clean down stairs.

Would a back sack and crack help ?

I always carry a tube of antiseptic cream (tcp rip off type stuff)

Looking into Bamboo weave pants as they stay fresh for long.

What about just going comando ? then your trousers are going to get it bad

ahh must sleep or itch
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So given I live in the Southern Hemisphere are you saying I should spend time riding in the Northern Hemisphere Mark? .....
Only if you have been feeling strangely compelled to tell others how long and under what circumstances they should wear certain kinds of underwear or wipe themselves. In such cases I'd definitely recommend riding--and if necessary, riding and riding and riding some more--until the urge evaporates completely.

In Simon's case, I'd suggest a concurrent limit of no more than eight (8) pints per excursion.
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Only if you have been feeling strangely compelled to tell others how long and under what circumstances they should wear certain kinds of underwear or wipe themselves. In such cases I'd definitely recommend riding--and if necessary, riding and riding and riding some more--until the urge evaporates completely.

In Simon's case, I'd suggest a concurrent limit of no more than eight (8) pints per excursion.
US or Imperial? Cos these US pints are pretty small...
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Use womens underwear. They pack smaller, are lighter, don't chaff and have better ventilation while still providing soil protection to your outer garments.
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Bugger, I had no problems until I was lured onto this thread, now, I think therefore I itch and my arms aren't long enough to emulate the pooch's solution. Ride standing and safe.
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Bugger, I had no problems until I was lured onto this thread, now, I think therefore I itch and my arms aren't long enough to emulate the pooch's solution. Ride standing and safe.

Hey Mike!
Another option is to have your arse and genitals surgically removed before leaving home. Harsh but effective.

Where are you? (I'm in Utah: they do actually sell , and it seems you can actually get ****-faced on it).
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Another option is to have your arse and genitals surgically removed before leaving home. Harsh but effective.

Where are you? (I'm in Utah: they do actually sell , and it seems you can actually get ****-faced on it).
Hi Simon, going round in circles in a place called Mexico. Should be hitting the US in about 2 weeks then a bimble up the middle to Canada, Halifax and home. Don't be offended if I go for the Cuticura option rather than your's. Just remember, never drink with a chicken on the packet. Ride safe.
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simon,

remember that place in burkina with the toilet that 'was filled up', but wouldn't un-fill because it was subsequently established that it wasn't actually plumbed in ?

erm, the flies like the full bowl I gather...
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simon,

remember that place in burkina with the toilet that 'was filled up', but wouldn't un-fill because it was subsequently established that it wasn't actually plumbed in ?

erm, the flies like the full bowl I gather...
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How could I forget? In my darkest moments it haunts me. Let's not talk about the other thing that happened there...
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Dooooglas

How could I forget? In my darkest moments it haunts me. Let's not talk about the other thing that happened there...
Okay Sime66, you got us wondering now, gonna tell us?
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Okay Sime66, you got us wondering now, gonna tell us?
Sorry Chucky - it's very much Doug's "thing", so I'm gonna leave it up to him!
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