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dznuts Bliss (Now Shipping)

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dznuts Bliss, another chamois butter aimed for women.

Ladies you have spoken and dznuts has answered. This elegant pro grade chamois cream for women provides the comfort and lubricious saddle glide required for top level training and racing. It is scientifically formulated for women’s sensitive skin. (4oz. tube)

anti-bacterial: pre/probiotics complex reduces the chance of infection and encourages beneficial skin flora growth.

anti-inflamatory: decreases itching, prickling and discomfort.

wound-healing: strengthens natural biological skin defenses and promotes healing in previously damaged skin.

anti-chaffing: moisture absorbing polymers isolate excess moisture, protecting delicate skin against the chamois.

no tingling: same pro-level protection as dznuts pro chamois cream,without the tingling sensation.

The main things that catch my eye are “no tingling & anti-bacterial.”  When you sit in your chamois for hours at a time, anti-bacterial to keep the funk away will be great.  The no tingling is also a great thing as many of my favorite chamois butters (Assos) tingles for the first 30 minutes of putting it on. This is a weird sensation that still after years of use I can’t always ignore.

For $24.00 if it really does everything it claims it could be worth the dollars to keep women fresh and smooth

DZ Nuts online.

Video Podcast: Keen Coronado Cruiser Review

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A very brief video of benefits and initial thoughts of the Keen Coronado Cruiser on review.  A full overview will be in the next week for both Bike Shop Girl and Commute By Bike.

This product was given to me at no charge for reviewing.  I was not paid or bribed to give this review and it will have my honest opinion or thoughts through out.

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pStyle Test #1 is a Failure

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The beginning of the year I wrote about the various ways you can pee on the go as a girl.  There are various products used to allow women the freedom of peeing while keeping your pants up, which is about impossible as a women.

Once I posted the article an individual from pStyle contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing the product.  Quickly I wrote back, thinking that the only thing I had to lose with testing out these pee cups was possibly a pair of wet jeans.

Directions

Loose pants with a zipper and underwear with a fly are ideal but other outfits can be accommodated. Pull underwear to the side if it doesn’t have a fly, taking care that it is fully out of the way. Place the pStyle so the widest part is between your legs and centered under your urethra. Tilt the open end slightly down, relax, and pee. It may feel strange at first but don’t worry – relaxing is key. When you have completely finished peeing, bend your knees slightly and pull the pStyle forward to remove the remaining drops. You can practice in the shower.

Pay attention when using the pStyle. It is possible to pee on yourself if you tilt the pStyle sideways or get it caught in your underwear. This often happens when you are so confident about it that you don’t focus on what you are doing. Also don’t pee into the wind…

This morning following the limited amount of directions, tried peeing in the pStyle…and failed.  The angle of approach or tilt of the cup was very unclear, was the point of the cup supposed to stick out of my zipper so that the pee stream would flow?  Quickly the cup filled its capacity and I was left trying to hold in the rest while retreating to the sitting style on my toilet.

For try #2, I’ll be trying to have the open end pointing out of the zipper of my pants, towards the toilet or possibly just outside.

Hints and Tips, please?

Any type of diagram or better directions would of helped this endeavor.  Trying the pStyle was very embarrassing by itself, and with the high chances of leaking or peeing all over myself I think I’ll take their advice and try in the shower next time.

pStyle online

Peeing on the Go

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It seems the more time I search the internet for various “outdoor female products”  the more products I find that give me a jaw dropping reaction.  I never knew it was such an issue for woman to pee on the go.  Sure, I’ve been stuck in a weird situation where all my male friends were simply peeing when they needed.  Normally it was a camping trip, or a very bundled up road ride where the amount of layers I had limited my ability to drop my pants and go.

GoGirl

The first one that I found and mentioned a few months ago was GoGirl.  This little thing is smaller than most the others and instead of directing your pee, it gathers it.   In my searching there have been a couple more to add to the list.

GoGirl online

Whiz Freedom

World’s first and #1 hydrophobic, anti-bacterial and eco-friendly female urine director.

I’m still researching the idea of a urine director.  I’m sure it allows you to utilize your zipper or other outlet, but when I’m riding in bibs or have long johns when camping, I don’t have anything to direct it out.

Whiz Freedom online

pStyle

The pStyle is a plastic device that allows you to pee standing up without undressing. It is a simple design that works exceptionally well.

Peeing in hard plastic?  It sounds like a disaster of splashing and leaking waiting to happen!

pStyle online

Lab-Gear 99 : Preview

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Lab-Gear 99 Mid & T

The end of October I was approached by Lab-Gear to review a few of their new woman’s line, 99.

To say I was excited was an understatement.  I’ve been drooling over their merino wool line for months, especially as the guys love to rub their products in my Twitter face.   Going through the design process was very rewarding and very unique, so unique that the design process will have its own article.

I look forward to showing you the couple tops I was provided and also hope that Lab-Gear read my review to take the feedback and input.

This product was given to me at no charge for reviewing.  I was not paid or bribed to give this review and it will have my honest opinion or thoughts through out.

fi’zi:k Vesta : Preview

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For the past few years I have named the cut out or indention in the saddles for women “cooter holes.”  No, it isn’t PC but neither are all the people making saddles for women with out even having a variety of women testing them prior to selling hundreds to unknowing souls.

fi’zi:k knows saddles.  They are one of the top selling road saddles for guys that I’ve seen, among Selle Italia and such.  They have one womens saddle that has been on the market for some years called the Vitesse.  I tried riding this saddle for a while 2 years back, and suffered.  My soft tissues needed a “cooter hole”  or indention, or something that the Vitesse did not have.  I quickly swapped saddles back and continued on with life.

fi'zi:k Vesta

Now there is a new saddle from fi’zi:k called Vesta. They are marketing this with a “pressure relief channel” or a cooter hole.  That comfortable place to put your soft tissues out of pressure and harm. Other than this, the saddle is the same shape as the prior model I spoke about, the Vitesse.   The base price is $129.99, within range of most all fi’zi:k saddles, and higher end Terry saddles as well.

I hope to land one of these in my hands during the long, boring and painful base miles to see how their “pressure relief channel” really holds up.