Category: Cycling

What Causes Body Odor

BODY ODOR Smelly shoes, stinky socks and clothes: Exercise is a good thing, but it sure can make you sweat. And sweat stinks. Or does it?   WHAT CAUSES BODY ODOR? By itself, perspiration (sweat) is odorless. But it does contribute to body odor. The Mayo Clinic explains it’s the bacteria on your skin combined […]

Foot and Shoe Odor Remedies

FOOT AND SHOE ODOR REMEDIES A sweaty foot is the ideal place for bacteria to thrive, which results in stinky socks and smelly shoes. Here are some foot odor remedies: SOAKING: Sometimes even washing feet regularly can’t stop food odor. Health911 suggest a few different soaking solutions to cure stinky feet. Apple cider vinegar solution: […]

What Are Saddle Sores?

WHAT ARE SADDLE SORES? If you’ve spent any time on a bike, whether it’s a mountain, road or spin bike, then you are probably aware of the term saddle sore. But what does it actually mean?   Of course, cyclists aren’t the only ones who can suffer from saddle sores; horses also can get them, and […]

How to Prevent Saddle Sores

HOW TO PREVENT SADDLE SORES You don’t have to deal with the pain, you can do things to prevent saddle sores.   Bike Fit In an article on BeginnerTriathlete, Dr. Rachel Biber stresses proper bike fit as a way to prevent saddle sores. “A neutral to slight upward seat tilt is recommended for men, whereas, […]

How to Prevent Blisters on Hands

HOW TO PREVENT BLISTERS ON HANDS Foot blisters get all the attention, but there are actually a lot of sports out there that have athletes wondering how to prevent blisters on their hands. Rowing, tennis, cycling, baseball, CrossFit, gymnastics, golf…these are just a few of the sports that can cause blisters on your hands! As […]