I turned 65 this year. I have been riding since I was 20. This is my 4th BMW since 2002; currently a 95' R100RT. In 45 years, I still have not found a way to keep my bottom dry while riding in temps above 75F, from late spring thru early fall months. The furthest I can ride is 75-80 miles before I can't sit any longer because my bottom is itchy and irritated, and my pants are wet. I have tried a Bead Rider on my BMW comfort seat; I have tried wearing 65% polyester/30% cotton pants instead of jeans; I just tried LD Comfort shorts - no help; I bought a used Russell Day-Long last fall (comfy) and tried that in combination with the LD Comfort shorts - still got a wet, itchy bottom at 92F last week @ 78 miles. The only combination I haven't tried yet is the Bead Rider on the Russell with LD Comfort.
People can ride 100's of miles in a day -- how do they do it? I've almost reached the point where I DON'T want to ride because I can't.
What else can I try?
What are the best pants to wear?
An article written by David Hough in NW Sound Rider says to wear a riding suit and keep it closed in hot weather -- how does he keep his bottom dry? I don't care if the rest of me is sweating.
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I haven't worn cotton underwear for the past 7 years. I only wear Duluth Trading's Buck Naked Diamond knit performance nylon wicking boxer briefs. I wore them when working outdoors everyday. Even they don't help when I ride.