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sad-l sōr

Noun, Adjective

Saddle sore is a term used to describe pain in the buttocks caused by cycling.

Example usage: After a long day of cycling, I was definitely feeling some saddle sore.

Most used in: Cycling communities around the world.

Most used by: Cyclists who spend a lot of time in the saddle.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Chamois Cream, Saddle Rash, Saddle Chafing, Perineal Syndrome,

What is Saddle Sore?

Saddle sore is a term used to describe the pain and discomfort that cyclists experience after long rides. It is a common problem for cyclists, especially those who are new to the sport. Saddle sore is caused by the friction between the cyclist’s body and the bicycle saddle, resulting in irritation and inflammation of the skin. It can range from a mild discomfort to a severe pain that can last for days.

Saddle sore is most commonly felt in the areas of the buttocks, groin, and inner thighs. It can also spread to the lower back, hips, and pubic area. Statistics from a survey of cyclists in the United States show that 54% of cyclists experience saddle sore after long rides.

To prevent saddle sore, cyclists should wear padded cycling shorts, take breaks during long rides, and adjust their bike seats to the proper height and angle. Applying a lubricant to the skin before riding can also help reduce friction and irritation. If saddle sore does occur, cyclists should apply a topical cream that contains aloe vera or chamomile to the affected area.


The History of the Cycling Term 'Saddle Sore'

The term 'saddle sore' first appeared in the early 1880s in the United States. It was used to describe the pain and discomfort experienced by cyclists while riding a bicycle.

At the time, bicycles were a relatively new invention and the technology was still in its infancy. The technology of the time was not able to provide the comfort of modern bicycles, so cyclists experienced considerable discomfort while riding.

The term 'saddle sore' became more widely used in the early 1900s when cycling became more popular. It was used to describe the pain and discomfort that cyclists experienced when riding for long periods of time.

Today, the term 'saddle sore' is still used to describe the pain and discomfort experienced by cyclists while riding. While modern bicycles are much more comfortable, cyclists still experience discomfort after long rides.

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