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A skin irritation caused by friction between the skin and bicycle shorts.

Example usage: 'I got padded-shorts-rash after my long ride yesterday.'

Most used in: Areas with long cycling routes.

Most used by: Cyclists who ride for long distances.

Popularity: 9/10

Comedy Value: 5/10

Also see: Chamois Cream Rash, Saddle Sore, Saddle Rash, Butt Burn,

What is Padded-Shorts-Rash?

Padded-shorts-rash is an irritation of the skin caused by cycling, usually on the inner thighs, buttocks, and/or genitals. It is caused by the pressure of the cyclist’s body against the saddle and the friction between the skin and the fabric of the cycling shorts. It can also be caused by the chafing of the skin against the seams of the shorts.

It is estimated that padded-shorts-rash affects up to 80% of cyclists, with the most frequent sufferers being recreational cyclists. Symptoms of padded-shorts-rash can range from mild discomfort to severe skin irritation, redness, and even open sores. In extreme cases, it can lead to infection.

To prevent padded-shorts-rash, cyclists are advised to wear cycling shorts made from breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics and to adjust their saddle height and position to ensure a proper fit. Additionally, cyclists should be sure to keep their shorts clean and dry, and to replace them regularly.

The Origin of the Cycling Term 'Padded-Shorts-Rash'

The term 'Padded-Shorts-Rash' was first used in the early 2000s in the UK by cyclists to describe a painful irritation or rash caused by the chafing of cycling shorts against their skin. This type of rash is common among cyclists, and appears as a red or raw patch of skin on the inner thighs or buttocks.

The discomfort caused by padded-shorts-rash is exacerbated by long rides, and can be avoided by wearing cycling shorts with high-quality padding, or by applying a lubricant such as petroleum jelly to the skin before riding.

The term 'padded-shorts-rash' is now commonly used by cyclists around the world to describe the irritation caused by cycling shorts, and is a reminder of the importance of wearing comfortable, well-fitting, and high-quality cycling shorts.

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