Abused and misled by an Allnurses member

  1. I have been sorely - literally - misled!


    Someone (who shall remain nameless) told me something that really wasn't true... and it has affected my life forever.



    I have been trying to change things in my daily routine to live healthily and have been receiving good support and advice, and most of it has been good. However, I received shocking news tonight, contrary to what someone had told me.

    This friend had told me that Bicycle shorts make all the difference when riding a bike! Oh reeeeeally... well let's see what the experts say:



    "Pads
    The purpose of a bike pad is to wick moisture and to prevent chafing. It is not designed to be a "cushion". "

    And then THIS! comes to me as a SHOCK!

    "Finally!
    NEVER... NEVER... NEVER...
    Wear Underwear Under Your Bike Short!
    The materials used in pads today are designed to wick moisture, breath and prevent the propagation of bacteria. As such, they are more sanitary than your underwear. The whole purpose of the bike pad is to prevent chafing. In order to work, the short must fit your body like a second skin. Having a layer of clothing between your body and your bike short will prevent the short from working the way that it should, and will increase your chances of experiencing chafing and sores where the underwear sits against your body. "



    And I was having fantasies of wearing my bike shorts while I e-surf (to help sooth and protect my little tush...). HMPHH! I'd have to buy 7 pair of shorts!!


    Thanks for nothing fiend! er, friend I mean!
    Last edit by Liddle Noodnik on May 15, '07
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  2. 49 Comments

  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Yeah, I know, that was a stupid post. Was trying to get a chuckle.

    But seriously - a little under my bum would be great ...
  4. by   nursemary9
    Well, Zoe, You Crack me up!!!

    I really did get a chuckle out of this post!!

    Actually, with the nite I'm having, You had me rolling in the aisles!!
    :spin: :spin: :spin: :roll :roll :roll

    Thanks!!
  5. by   compassion1
    Ya had me going for a moment. Ah, Zoe. You're a nut but a sweet one.
  6. by   TheCommuter
    :roll
  7. by   UM Review RN
    Zoe, get a gel seat cover. They make some pretty cushy ones.

    As for the bike shorts - I don't wear them. I'm geared toward slow-speed comfort. With a helmet, because the drivers around here are completely crazy.
  8. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    http://www.desertratdemocrat.com/archives/charmin.jpg


    Maybe this will help your poor lil' mistreated bum.
  9. by   Beary-nice
    I shall never wear underwear again with my bike shorts....

    I shall never wear underwear...oops...guess I already do that.

    Come to think of it...I don't own any bike shorts, but I do own underwear...

    This is all too confusing for me liddle head.
  10. by   muffie
    obviously you are talking about me zobobo

    you can have apolo all to yourself

    our friendship is far more important than any olympic speed skater

    i'll find someone else

    feel better soon
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from nursemary9
    Actually, with the nite I'm having, You had me rolling in the aisles!!
    :spin: :spin: :spin: :roll :roll :roll
    Does that mean you are having a bad nite? Awww ... {{{{{{{{{{Mar}}}}}}}}]]]

    Quote from compassion1
    Ya had me going for a moment. Ah, Zoe. You're a nut but a sweet one.
    ha ha - good - well thanks for the (?) compliment!

    Quote from Angie O'Plasty, RN
    Zoe, get a gel seat cover. They make some pretty cushy ones.

    As for the bike shorts - I don't wear them. I'm geared toward slow-speed comfort. With a helmet, because the drivers around here are completely crazy.
    Hmmm, works?

    We have some pretty nutty drivers, fortunately my city is kinda bike friendly and there are places you can bike safely!

    Quote from Fun2Care
    http://www.desertratdemocrat.com/archives/charmin.jpg


    Maybe this will help your poor lil' mistreated bum.
    Now THAT one made me LOL!

    Quote from Beary-nice
    I shall never wear underwear again with my bike shorts....

    I shall never wear underwear...oops...guess I already do that.

    Come to think of it...I don't own any bike shorts, but I do own underwear...

    This is all too confusing for me liddle head.
    ROFL!

    Quote from muffie
    obviously you are talking about me zobobo

    you can have apolo all to yourself

    our friendship is far more important than any olympic speed skater

    i'll find someone else

    feel better soon
    Awww, but Apolo is all skin and bones ...

    lol

    Who do you think is gonna win (dancing with the stars) by the way? They are all pretty good -
  12. by   CHATSDALE
    unfortunately the men appear to have adapted to the idea those skin type bikers there was a man behind me in the bank and everyone was staring
    paranoid that i am i thought they were looking at me until i turned around
  13. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from CHATSDALE
    unfortunately the men appear to have adapted to the idea those skin type bikers there was a man behind me in the bank and everyone was staring
    paranoid that i am i thought they were looking at me until i turned around
    LOL -

    My son used to have a T shirt that said, "Don't stare at me!" and the back said, "Don't follow me!" But he's a weird lad.
    Last edit by Liddle Noodnik on May 16, '07
  14. by   CRNI-ICU20
    Oh Holy Cow! This made me laugh....and it reminded me of how I often misread things....do you guys do this? It happened to me....
    There's a company in the San FRan area that sells women's sports equipment....I don't recall their name now...but I was sent one of their catalogues back in my marathon days...(yes...I wanted to be able to die and say I actually had completed one...ugh....eventhough I run like a Clydesdale.) So, they were advertising bicycle seats that are anatomically conformed...meaning they are built for a woman's nether-regions....welllllll! NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' ABOUT!! So, upon reading further through the paragraph about all the wonderful features of this completely over-the-top-gel-filled-anatomically-fitted-bicycle-seat, I discovered that the name of this particular seat was "THE LIBERATOR"....well, except....I misread the dang thing as being "THE VIBRATOR"....and well, all I could think was, "well, it sure would help pedaling on a slow stretch!!! HA! Don't even ask me what I was thinkin' about!! I am sure chaffing wasn't it! sigh.
    crni

    OMGOSH! I had a flashback and remembered the name....hehehe!
    Must have been the extra caffeine today...
    here's the website...it's called Title Nine....what a hoot!

    http://www.titlenine.com/jump.jsp?it...Type=HOME_PAGE

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