Bike shorts for MOC?

Will be biking during hot, rainy season (Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam - August 2011) and starting to reconsider my decision not to bring bike shorts. Was only going to use gel seat. I don't do well with synthetic fibres in this type of climate. But reading about 'saddle sores' I'm wondering if I should wear bike shorts. Any thoughts, experiences to share?


Vic here-you really are going to need some padding!!1

Some long days. You can buy cycling undershorts that are cotton but padded-more like pants to wear under ordinary sports shorts

Bring a big jar of VASELINE too!

Hope that helps


Thanks for the recommendation. It would seem that the majority of people I am quizzing are saying the same thing. So, I'm off to get myself some 'padding' (as if I don't have enough on my behind!)


I did MOC with no fancy padded shorts, as did the majority of my group. I survived, but have since become an avid fan of good quality padded shorts and Assos cream. I will be so equipped on my next trip. Have fun!


Can anyone tell me what bike type was used as a hire bike .... I'm interested to know if it was a twist grip change for gears or not as we are about to buy some bikes for training. Thank you

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